I'm pretty sure Mr. Rodgers was a Presbyterian minister.
Yeah, but I sure did learn a lot about sweaters from him.
They just like to watch? I think all of them were/are teachers promoting education.
Where are Brian Cox, Stephen Hawking, Alex Filippenko (and the other male scientists from The Universe).
Also, no women? Amy Mainzer and the other female stars of The Universe, for example.
BTW, I don't recognize the guy on the right. Should I?
Rogers really said this--it's a legitimate quote, not just a meme attributed to him. Notice what this Presbyterian minister doesn't say. He doesn't say "Look to God. When things get bad, just remember there's a higher power you can't see..."
He said "Look for the people who are helping." In exactly the situation you'd expect a religious man to turn to a god, he instead turns to fellow humans. He points out that, in spite of what some may preach about sin, there are lots of good humans in the world. And that by being good to each other humans can make the world a better place. If that is not a beautifully humanist sentiment I don't know what is.
And Amanda is right. I don't remember him ever teaching that virtues had to come from God; he just taught that people should be virtuous. I don't remember him ever sneaking God into his show. I don't remember even hearing him mention his credentials as a minister; I've only read that from other sources. I certainly don't remember ever hearing him make some kind of crude comment in some other media, and then trying to defend it as "free speech" or "religious freedom", and turning people against each other, like some modern-day Christian TV stars.
Bob Ross, on the right, always ended his shows with "God Bless." I could deal with that as his voice was so soothing to listen to while he painted his many landscapes. His voice was almost like a sedative somehow.
Oh... I think I remember him now.
Join Think Atheist
Welcome toThink Atheist
Get Started Nowor Sign In
Or sign in with:
Sunday School November 16th 2014
Sunday School November 9th 2014
Sunday School November 2nd 2014
Started by Roy Plisko in Philosophy. Last reply by Rocky john 1 hour ago.
Started by Simon Mathews in Crime and Punishment. Last reply by Arcus 1 hour ago.
Started by Seth Richardson in Small Talk. Last reply by Pope Beanie 1 hour ago.
Started by Unseen in Conservation and Environmental Issues. Last reply by Arcus 1 hour ago.
Started by Logicallunatic in Small Talk. Last reply by Davis Goodman 4 hours ago.
April 13, 2015 all day – Anywhere that one might find a glass of Johnnie Walker Black
Posted by Carol Foley on November 20, 2014 at 3:17am
Posted by Ed on November 16, 2014 at 10:31am
We are in love with our Amazon
Gadget Nerd? Check out Giz Gad!
Advertise with ThinkAtheist.com
In need a of a professional web site? Check out the good folks at Clear Space Media
© 2014 Created by umar.
Report an Issue |
Terms of Service
Please check your browser settings or contact your system administrator.