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My atheism is about a lack of need for gods, not just a lack of belief in gods.

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 7:56am 1 Comment

As a sociologist, I can not rely on naturalism or materialism (especially methodological naturalism).



The study of social life would be impossible from any of those positions.



Thus it is important to understand the epistemological and ontological basis of all worldviews, even if they do not lead to truth. It is enough that people believe them to be true (because sociology is not about truth, but about how people make sense of the world.



Having said that:…

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Is religion a form of abuse?

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 6:46am 2 Comments

Is religion a form of abuse?

Having recently spent quite a bit of time looking closely at the doctrines of a wide range of religions, I have come to the conclusion that most follow the same pattern:

1. An authority figure makes a claim that the individual is in some way flawed or dependent on a supernatural entity;

2. The authority figure make the claim that only they have special access to that supernatural entity;

3. The individual is thus convinced they are…

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Everyday Religious Practice 5: The Power of Ritual in the Catholic Mass and a Sense of Place.

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 12:30am 0 Comments

"...if not for the women of this church, it would be poorer. So we acknowledge the role of these women who serve us with enthusiasm.” Different man in many layers

 

Again I let go of my skepticism about gods and let the power of the ritual of the Catholic Mass surround me.

 

I meet a skinny man who had been going to this church since 1961. Not this exact building, but the same precinct. The building in which we chat now has been a school chapel, a school house and…

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What does it mean to have faith?

Posted on September 16, 2013 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

What does it mean to have faith?
 
For me, when I was a believer, faith is accepting something as true without ever looking for…
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At 8:31am on January 13, 2019, Stephen said…

Happy Birthday Justin. Have a great day

At 2:22pm on January 13, 2018, Stephen said…

Happy Birthday, Justin. Have a great day

At 2:12pm on January 13, 2017, Stephen said…

Happy Birthday Justin. Have a great day

At 7:05am on January 12, 2016, Stephen said…

Happy Birthday Justin. Have a great day

At 2:04pm on January 12, 2014, Davy said…

Happy Birthday Justin. Have a great day, enjoy it!

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At 1:43pm on January 12, 2013, Davy said…

Happy Birthday Justin. Have a good one Sport, enjoy your day be Happy.

At 6:27pm on October 27, 2012, Davy said…

Justin Thanks for the info I now can listen to the ABC as well as 2CA and 2AAA.FM.  As you can see from my profile I am not in Auss at the moment. 

At 1:38pm on October 27, 2012, Davy said…

Hello Justin. Welcome to the site, enjoy the company and the discussions. Do you listen to 2CA by any chance? 

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