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Hello everyone,

do the average religious people in Australia & USA sound like Ken Ham? to me, he sounds very very religious, like an Islamic religious-extremist who fights science.

what exactly happened in the West, so such wave of irrationality exist?



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Most sane Australians aren't as brain dead as that mindless nitwit and most would not have a bar of him! 

have you read "the age of american unreason" by Susan Jacoby? You will understand my point of view when you read the book. 

I have read Jacoby's book, it is one of my favorites. We were on the road to having very clear debates on religion during the late 1800s and early 1900s; religion seemed to be letting its foul grip on us loosen. Possibly the depression and wars that followed renewed the desire to believe. That and a capitalist system that is based on half truths at best. Advertising, a crazy sensationalist media; all contributing to fucking us up.

I agree with most of her points, but I think it's more like A wave of irrational thoughts swept the world, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, etc. ... more extreme, more radical. and post-colonial countries, the crisis of Marxism taking the power...etc.
 
Falling into another dark age, is a real-possible threat to modernity, rationality.

No! I have not! But if the gist of her book is about debates on religion in the US as pointed out by Neal. Then that is an outcome on the founding of America. Australia basically did not receive refugees from religious persecution in large amounts, it was founded on the exporting of people that broke laws just to survive in those days in the United Kingdom.

With this history then you can understand the need for debates on religion.

From my own personal experience Australia lost its religion during the sixties when the Baby Boomers were just beginning to become adults. I know that when I was little Mum use to go to church every Sunday and us kids would attended sunday school but when we moved to where I grew up a minister would come and hold a service at our next door neighbours about half a kilometre away from us. This lasted for about a year then the minister ceased to come and the nearest church was about 5 kilometres away. Even our neighbours who had cars did not go to church in Awaba or Wakefield the two closest towns. 



it's not just religions, it's more like all forms of irrational thoughts. I may even add postmodernism (some may not like this, they are free to disagree with me) and to be so skeptical about reason, anti-industry ideas ... etc.

love this, davy~~~
so nice that we 'merikans, are, for once, on the Other end of the crapola train! yay!

I think if we knew he was going to turn out such a wanker I think we would have sent him to Nam with a one way ticket and a body bag!

ha, Hamm and Nye were JUST in my new town debating each other this very month....that Hamm, one scarey dude.
He was once conversing on AU for about 30 seconds some years ago...(Hamm was).

 

He has a fan base in the United States as "One-third of Americans don’t believe in evolution"

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