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Critical views on religion.

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How is this for the stupidity of Interpretation of an Old Book!

Started by Davy. Last reply by Suzanna Apr 1. 4 Replies

Council of Islam in Pakistan has declared that mere existence of women is against sharia and the will of their sky fairy! Read the full report in the following link.…Continue

Tags: Pakistan, council, sharia, ideology, islam

Creationist Version Of Neanderthal Human Interbreeding

Started by Davy. Last reply by Chris Mar 20. 10 Replies

Creationist Version Of Neanderthal Human Interbreedingvia The Panda's Thumb..Had to put this up. Apparently creationists have their own take on the recent findings that…Continue

Tags: Creationist, Earth, Old, Betiality, Neanderthal

Chris Cuomo Schools Catholic League's Bill Donohue

Started by Neal Feb 27. 0 Replies

Bill Donohue speaks to CNNCatholic League President Bill Donohue got a course on modern…Continue

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Foundational Worldview Questions

Started by Brennan Bowman. Last reply by hakan barut Feb 16. 22 Replies

Hi everyone. i am working on project for a class and for it I am asking some questions on worldviews. If you are willing I would really appreciate it if you would answer these questions for me.1.What is actually reality? What is really real?2.What…Continue

The spiritual scientist

Started by Davy Sep 5, 2013. 0 Replies

Science would not exist without an innate spirituality driven by a sense of wonder about the natural world, writes Paul Willis.Early this year my seven-year-old son Chester began his current obsession with the computer game Minecraft. It seems he…Continue

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Differences between a god of war and a god of love.

Started by Davy Aug 27, 2013. 0 Replies

These are my thoughts on the differences between the two!The Difference Between a God of War and a God of Love.What they claim and what they want you to do!God of War and Hate.God of Love and Hope.Created the Universe.Yes!NoCreated the World and…Continue

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Welcome to Creation, the Christian Music Fest Where the Flock Rocks

Started by Neal Aug 14, 2013. 0 Replies

Another recruiting tool for the liars and their stooges:Three stages, 50,000 believers, 4,000 altar calls—and plenty of merchandise. —By Alana Levinson and Aaron Mendelson | Mon Aug. 12, 2013 2:30 AM PDT 51…Continue

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People Worship Weeping Tree In California, Tears Are Actually Insect Excrement

Started by Neal. Last reply by Marianne Aug 13, 2013. 4 Replies

Like, how fucking idiotic can people be?A growing number of Catholics in Fresno, California believe that a tree outside St. John’s Cathedral is weeping God’s tears.“When you say ‘glory be to God in Jesus’ name’ the tree starts throwing out more…Continue

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Saudi Arabian Women’s Conference… With Not A Female In Sight

Started by Michel. Last reply by Hope Jul 26, 2013. 4 Replies

Stupendous!That women would have nothing to say about the place of women in Saudi society. And that not one of them would find this a bit awkward!I sure hope they understand how lucky they are that the modern world has let them keep those…Continue

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From Buzzfeed - Things Atheist Guys Love

Started by doone. Last reply by Neal Jul 17, 2013. 2 Replies

Things Atheist Guys LoveThey may not believe in God, but they sure care about karma.posted on July 16, 2013 at 10:03am EDTKatie…Continue

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Comment by doone on August 10, 2014 at 10:35pm

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A study published in the July issue of Cognitive Science determined that children who are not exposed to religious stories are better able to tell that characters in “fantastical stories” are fictional — whereas children raised in a religious environment even “approach unfamiliar, fantastical stories flexibly.”

[The researchers] demonstrate that children typically have a “sensitivity to the implausible or magical elements in a narrative,” and can determine whether the characters in the narrative are real or fictional by references to fantastical elements within the narrative… However, children raised in households in which religious narratives are frequently encountered do not treat those narratives with the same skepticism.

new study finds that kids exposed to religion have a hard time telling fact from fiction – which is particularly troubling given creationism is still being taught in the classroom, on taxpayer money.

It’s never too early to start teaching kids Carl Sagan’s rules for bullshit-busting and critical thinking

Comment by doone on July 27, 2014 at 6:30pm
Comment by doone on July 27, 2014 at 2:31pm

From The Dish

Brandon Ambrosino interviews Nick Spencer, author of Atheists: The Origin of the Species, about how unbelief in the divine has changed from Nietzsche to Dawkins:

BA: Modern atheists seem of a very different variety than their forebears. For instance, Richard Dawkins, whom you critique, is very different than, say, Nietzsche. How did we get from one to the other?

NS: You’re right: Nietzsche and Richard Dawkins don’t have a great deal in common. I guess I’d say, we didn’t get from one to another, because there are different strands of atheisms. I talk about atheisms (plural) in the book. At one point, the statement “There is no God” is acceptable as it is in an academic seminar. But if you wanted to deny the existence of God in public — in the late 19th-century Europe, for example — you’d have to say, “There is no god and therefore … ” There’d have to be some implications of your nonbelief. Atheists over the years have differed according to what those implications are. And the result is that atheists, I argue, differ in their “doctrines,” if you like, of the nonexistence of God and its implications for human affairs.

Now Nietzsche had one particular, very abrasive, and, I think, painfully honest approach to that question which has spawned in the 20th-century certain nihilistic forms of atheism that are more usually associated with continental philosophy. Dawkins does it right within that tradition, and therefore, is a move on from Nietzsche. He occupies a very different atheistic position (arguably several atheistic traditions) and that’s why there is clear blue water between Nietzsche’s and his. But it wasn’t as if the former ever led to the latter. They were all, if you like, different branches of the same tree.

Recent Dish on Nietzsche here and here.

Comment by doone on July 23, 2014 at 6:34am

Creationist Ken Ham wants to end the space program because aliens are going to hell

Comment by doone on July 19, 2014 at 8:51am

I saw this on Brain Picker

“To lament that we shall not be alive a hundred years hence, is the same folly as to be sorry we were not alive a hundred years ago.”

French Renaissance writer Michel de Montaigne(1533-1592), celebrated as the father of modern skepticism, pioneered the essay as a literary genre and penned some of the most enduring, influential essays in history. Collected in Michel de Montaigne: The Complete Essays (UKpublic librarypublic domain), they explore — much like those of Francis Bacon across the English Channel around the same period — subjects like fear, friendship, government, the imagination, and other intersections of the seemingly mundane and the profoundly existential.

Comment by doone on July 13, 2014 at 4:25pm

From the Dish

Sinking Noah’s Ark

JUL 13 2014 @ 2:58PM


Noting that it’s “the only biblical story, violent or otherwise, that has spawned Fisher Price toys and nursery decoration” and that “it holds the dubious honour of being the Bible text most often given as a present by religious relatives to the children of atheist parents,” Myra Zepf makes the case against Noah’s ark and its place in our culture:

It struck me recently why this story makes believers feel warm and fuzzy and leaves me cold. Fundamentally, they identify themselves with Noah in his self-righteous smug destiny, being saved by God for their purity and goodness, whereas I recognise myself among the rest of humanity in my watery grave, sitting as I do on the wrong side of divine judgement. Noah’s faith saved him, and I’m toast. This makes it all the less appropriate as a fluffy introduction for our children to the wonders of religion.

Comment by doone on July 8, 2014 at 5:08pm

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As always, all glory to the hypnotoad! 

A would be God,,

Comment by doone on June 22, 2014 at 6:13pm

Are You A Heretic?

JUN 22 2014 @ 8:55AM

In an interview about his recent book, Know the Heretics, professor and priest Justin Holcomb lays out a definition for the term:

A heretic is someone who has compromised an essential doctrine and lost sight of who God really is, usually by oversimplification. Literally, heresy means “choice”—that is, a choice to deviate from traditional teaching in favor of one’s own insights.

For Christianity, the Nicene Creed is a historic, globally accepted creed that encapsulates the Christian faith in a short and rich summary. If someone holds to the Nicene Creed, we should not call them a heretic. Not even if we believe they are in error on the details or on other doctrines. I think a good shorthand for heresy, is to ask, “Can they say the Nicene Creed and mean it without their fingers crossed?”

His take on the heresies most prevalent today:

I think many of the old heresies are repackaged today. For example, there is plenty Sabellian Modalism—the belief that God is one actor wearing three hats—floating around today. Also, I think a repackaged version of Pelagianism is most “live” today. (My summary of Pelagius’ heresy is “God has already given us the tools we need.”)

Pelagius correctly saw human nature as something good created by God, and there is no such thing as original sin. Adam’s sin in no way makes humans guilty or corrupt. Humans by nature have a clean slate — a state of neutrality — according to Pelagius. Potentially, then, one could live a sinless life and merit heaven, for there is nothing intrinsically sinful about humans. To me, this sounds like lots of the gobbledygook that is passed around today in popular Christian TV, radio, and publishing.


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