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I've been exploring a cult-style motivation I've been calling Venerate The Strong Man

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There is a thing that I see as a commonality in religious minded people. I've been calling it Venerate The Strong Man. Christianity seems to exemplify the idea, the drive, to Venerate The Strong Man.…Continue

Tags: cults, hypothesis, theory

There is a term for a type of biblical interpretation/apologetics I'm trying to remember

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If I remember correctly, there's a term for when Christians try to make a point or teach the Bible by using various unrelated statements from around the Bible. Does that sound familiar to anyone?Continue

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I've been exploring a cult-style motivation I've been calling Venerate The Strong Man

There is a thing that I see as a commonality in religious minded people. I've been calling it Venerate The Strong Man. Christianity seems to exemplify the idea, the drive, to Venerate The Strong Man. The Strong Man is Strong because he forgives, except when the Strong Man is Strong because he does not forgive. You can justify any stance under Venerate The Strong Man, so long as you make it part of Venerating The Strong Man. And when you look at secular cults of personality, even theoretically…See More
Oct 11
Kurt Neuleuf commented on dead jawa's blog post Jesus as reincarnated Alexander the Great (no more wacky than mainstream ideas)
"If you go into the birth of Jesus and his miracles,I  suggest you also look into MIthra who was supposed to have lived 1500 years before J.C.  their stories are so re markedly similar. Also I was perplexed by the resurrection story, …"
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Jesus as reincarnated Alexander the Great (no more wacky than mainstream ideas)

This is just a quick idea out of left field. The root of this idea is in part based on a prior blog post I wrote about how there's no resurrection in the Biblical resurrection story. Briefly, Jesus dies and goes to the afterlife, then goes to a different part of the afterlife, then appears occasionally as a ghost. It's a missing body story, but at no point is it a resurrection story.What I'd like to do is throw out one more conspiratorial influence behind some of this story. In the Bible, baby…See More
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Russell's Lighthouse

I think both theists and atheists don't realize the full ramifications of Russell's Teapot. I would expect everyone here already knows what Russell's Teapot is. If not, check out a youtube video about it or the wikipedia page on it. The thing is, Russell's Teapot doesn't work as an analogy for the kind of god religious people imagine. Russell's Teapot is an analogy for philosophical god, a theoretical god that is completely uninvolved and leaves no evidence of itself. Theists claim that their…See More
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Why don't we tax food?

     This blog post isn't about atheism. Once again I'm using this as the closest thing I have to a place where I can post things of a philosophical, social, or political nature. This is quite an off the cuff idea and there could be plenty of mistakes in it (in rationale and in history, in this case).     So why don't we tax food? Is taxing food likely to break you? Probably not, but if you're limited to affording the bare necessities that can make a difference. Along those lines aid for the…See More
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Ruth Anthony-Gardner commented on dead jawa's blog post A hypothesis: tougher prison drives crime
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A hypothesis: tougher prison drives crime

It seems like unless I pay for my own website that I don't have any good place to blog all the ideas I wish to blog. Like now, I have a thought that's not about atheism that I'd like to remember and maybe even share and neither does it fit any other site I visit. It seems like this is best place to express ideas, especially if they might be controversial, compared to any other site I can post at. Am I going to post a political thought to a video game forum? No that just doesn't make sense. Now…See More
Oct 25, 2021
Grinning Cat replied to dead jawa's discussion There is a term for a type of biblical interpretation/apologetics I'm trying to remember
""Hermeneutics" vaguely comes to mind, "the theory and methodology of interpretation"... Then again, quite a few religious texts, the Bible included, are self-contradictory enough that believers have no choice but to resort to…"
May 20, 2021
Paul Smith replied to dead jawa's discussion There is a term for a type of biblical interpretation/apologetics I'm trying to remember
"skippin around there to redound the renown of the mythology and its histology"
May 19, 2021
Paul Smith replied to dead jawa's discussion There is a term for a type of biblical interpretation/apologetics I'm trying to remember
"didactic"
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Mrs.B replied to dead jawa's discussion There is a term for a type of biblical interpretation/apologetics I'm trying to remember
"That's right on the mark."
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Stephen Brodie replied to dead jawa's discussion There is a term for a type of biblical interpretation/apologetics I'm trying to remember
"BS is the term I think."
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Paul Smith replied to dead jawa's discussion There is a term for a type of biblical interpretation/apologetics I'm trying to remember
"lying? cherry picking? blossom bursting exegesis? anodyne illumination explication invocation?"
May 16, 2021
Mrs.B replied to dead jawa's discussion There is a term for a type of biblical interpretation/apologetics I'm trying to remember
"Yes, but I can't come up with anything for the moment."
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There is a term for a type of biblical interpretation/apologetics I'm trying to remember

If I remember correctly, there's a term for when Christians try to make a point or teach the Bible by using various unrelated statements from around the Bible. Does that sound familiar to anyone?See More
May 13, 2021

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Jesus as reincarnated Alexander the Great (no more wacky than mainstream ideas)

Posted on July 3, 2022 at 3:28am 1 Comment

This is just a quick idea out of left field. The root of this idea is in part based on a prior blog post I wrote about how there's no resurrection in the Biblical resurrection story. Briefly, Jesus dies and goes to the afterlife, then goes to a different part of the afterlife, then appears occasionally as a ghost. It's a missing body story, but at no point is it a resurrection story.

What I'd like to do is throw out one more conspiratorial influence behind some of this story. In the…

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Russell's Lighthouse

Posted on November 28, 2021 at 5:51pm 0 Comments

I think both theists and atheists don't realize the full ramifications of Russell's Teapot. I would expect everyone here already knows what Russell's Teapot is. If not, check out a youtube video about it or the wikipedia page on it. The thing is, Russell's Teapot doesn't work as an analogy for the kind of god religious people imagine. Russell's Teapot is an analogy for philosophical god, a theoretical god that is completely uninvolved and leaves no evidence of itself. Theists claim that…

Continue

Why don't we tax food?

Posted on October 29, 2021 at 8:22pm 0 Comments

     This blog post isn't about atheism. Once again I'm using this as the closest thing I have to a place where I can post things of a philosophical, social, or political nature. This is quite an off the cuff idea and there could be plenty of mistakes in it (in rationale and in history, in this case).

     So why don't we tax food? Is taxing food likely to break you? Probably not, but if you're limited to affording the bare necessities that can make a difference. Along those lines aid…

Continue

A hypothesis: tougher prison drives crime

Posted on October 25, 2021 at 4:35pm 2 Comments

It seems like unless I pay for my own website that I don't have any good place to blog all the ideas I wish to blog. Like now, I have a thought that's not about atheism that I'd like to remember and maybe even share and neither does it fit any other site I visit. It seems like this is best place to express ideas, especially if they might be controversial, compared to any other site I can post at. Am I going to post a political thought to a video game forum? No that just doesn't make sense.…

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At 4:30am on January 11, 2021, Joan Denoo said…

Hi dead jawa, Atheist Nexus exists no more, and all our wonderful, powerful, delightful, old introductions, comments, & photos - gone with the wind. Without any notice or invitation to retrieve treasures. I, for one, decided my pieces will be composed and stored in my computer before I trust them to another group. 

The good news, most of us found our way to this site and continue our discussions as if nothing happened. 

Welcome to Atheist Universe. By the way, the book Atheist Universe: The Thinking Person's Answer to Christian Fundamentalism by David Mills is a good read. 

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At 12:19am on January 11, 2021, Grinning Cat said…

Hi from someone else who used to be on A/N!

At 4:12pm on January 10, 2021, Mrs.B said…

A/N has been belly up for months now. Many of us are here.

At 4:00pm on January 10, 2021, Stephen Brodie said…

dead Jawa. I think Atheist Nexus is now defunct 

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At 3:56pm on January 10, 2021, Stephen Brodie said…

Hello, dead Jawa. I think you'll find many old friends from AN.

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