"Allen, that is why children are indoctrinated with terrifying stories of the wrath of god asap. Of course nowadays, people indoctrinate their children because they actually believe in God, but it is entirely plausible that the alpha male of a…"
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"you should look on wikipedia under memetics. it describes the history of the term and other people who have published on it. they mention Dennett's book "consciousness explained" and Dawkins's essay "Viruses of the…"
"an example of the jewish tradition of a funeral would be useful here. when someone dies, the prayer prescribed is supposed to praise the glory of god and is supposed not mention the deceased individual at all. moreover, the prayer must be done in…"
"i agree with your point that Christians have a failing conception of god. by religious epistemology i do not mean faith per se, rather that which they have faith in. the beliefs they hold on faith must be unreasonable ideas (i.e. god is omnipotent)…"
"no one is arguing that god is omnipotent. you're trying to prove something about a non-fact, a fictional character. Now that's fine if you want to engage in theological debate, but you should return to the empirical effects of religious…"
"Well, the reason God cast Lucifer out of the kingdom of heaven was because (having so much love for God) Lucifer would not bow to humans. Therefore, because Lucifer would not follow God's commandment (for all angels to serve humans) he was cast…"