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A Cult of ANTI-REASON

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen Jun 20. 12 Replies

First of all, in order to keep from inviting a glut of emails, I am asking that only Christians reply.Christianity is a cult - a cult of UNREASON.  Everything about Christianity is an implicit or…Continue

Bill Nye's dubious hypothesis

Started this discussion. Last reply by Davis Goodman May 17. 79 Replies

Bill Nye has just authoritatively pontificated that life “MUST EXIST” beyond our planet.  But, just like theists, he has nothing to offer in the way of empirical evidence to support his belief, only…Continue

Empirical evidence for God?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Bob May 22. 53 Replies

Does any actual evidence for God exist?Faith is not evidence.  Countless people have had complete faith that the world would end on a particular date.  It didn’t; therefore, faith does not qualify as…Continue

THREE SIMPLE QUESTIONS FOR THEISTS

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Bob Apr 29. 50 Replies

THREE SIMPLE QUESTIONS FOR THEISTS1) Inasmuch as you have no trouble believing in the wondrous miracles of your God, why don’t you believe in the mundane ones of Santa Claus?  2) Is your God an…Continue

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Unseen replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'A Cult of ANTI-REASON'
"Hitler's program was neither secular nor religious in the usual sense of either word. It was political but based on some cockamamie eclectic views that were more philosophical than religious."
Jun 20
Erock68la replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'A Cult of ANTI-REASON'
"Yeah, Hitler was certainly not mainstream. Perhaps he was another cafeteria xian who made some odd and extreme selections. But he certainly was not atheist or secular like Bob was implying."
Jun 20
Unseen replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'A Cult of ANTI-REASON'
""What Christian principles did Hitler follow?"There are several anti-semitic passages in the new testament. Hitler wasn't much of a follower, though. I'd say he took that principle to a whole new level. Passages does not equal…"
Jun 20
Erock68la replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'A Cult of ANTI-REASON'
""What Christian principles did Hitler follow?" There are several anti-semitic passages in the new testament. Hitler wasn't much of a follower, though. I'd say he took that principle to a whole new level. "Did Hitler treat…"
Jun 20
Unseen replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'A Cult of ANTI-REASON'
"What Christian principles did Hitler follow? Did Hitler treat others in a Christian way? Did Hitler justify his actions by reference to The Bible? Hitler was raised Catholic, but by the time he became a political figure, it would seem he was more…"
Jun 20
Erock68la replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'A Cult of ANTI-REASON'
"Let's not confuse new, American, pro-Israel, warm n fuzzy xianity with old-school, anti-semitic, pre-holocaust, European xianity."
Jun 20
Unseen replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'A Cult of ANTI-REASON'
"Whoa. In what sense was Hitler Christian?  What Christian principles did he follow? Did he treat others in a Christian way? Did he justify his actions by reference to The Bible? Let's not confuse the actions of bad Christians with…"
Jun 20
Dr. Bob replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'A Cult of ANTI-REASON'
"I think if we truly apply reason and delve into the actual reality of history, we recognize that there are quite a few reasons for war and conflict, and none of them involve anybody named "General God".  They involve things like…"
Jun 19
Erock68la replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'A Cult of ANTI-REASON'
"My apologies for my intrusion, Dale."
Jun 19
Dr. Bob replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'A Cult of ANTI-REASON'
"I think @Dale asked that only Christians reply ;-) I think if you believe that Christians are somehow magical people who can't make poor choices, commit crimes or even be genuinely evil then I'd say that also is an example of…"
Jun 19
Erock68la replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'A Cult of ANTI-REASON'
"Faith means to believe something that defies logic and has no evidence to support it. If it's logical or there is evidence, you don't need faith. That's how you tell how devoted your followers are. How much nonsense will they believe…"
Jun 19
Dr. Bob replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'A Cult of ANTI-REASON'
"Um.... OK.   That was quite a rant.   Rather than getting into a Gish Gallop, let me just respond to the first few things. History fail.  Let's just use the list of genocides provided by that font of knowledge…"
Jun 19
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A Cult of ANTI-REASON

First of all, in order to keep from inviting a glut of emails, I am asking that only Christians reply.Christianity is a cult - a cult of UNREASON.  Everything about Christianity is an implicit or explicit rejection of REASON as being a valid guide to how to live one’s life.You Christians invariably refer to your God as “He.”  Really?  Is He circumcised?  If you don’t mind, I will hereafter refer to your god (NOT capitalized) as “it,” since it is UNREASONABLE to assume, in the absence of…See More
Jun 18
Dale Headley replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'I'm confused about morality'
"I have no problem whatsoever basing my moral and ethical precepts on what my sense of empathy for my fellow creatures tells me is right, and NOT on some ancient book full of contradictions. I find it totally preposterous for anyone who has read The…"
Jun 17
Dale Headley replied to Unseen's discussion 'How seriously to take racial self-identification?'
"Racial differences are so insignificant that it is folly to judge each other or make policy decisions based on them. Ultimately, the race problem will only be overcome when intermarriage makes it impossible to assign a racial identity to anyone.…"
Jun 17
Dale Headley replied to ỮŊĐÜムņĮØńệ尺's discussion 'What would've happened if we wormhole Titan to orbit between Jupiter and Mars?'
"Are people here still taking anything this guy says seriously?   I see below, that even "Unseen" generously decided to answer the question as if it emanated from a rational mind.  Spoiler alert - I DOESN'T!"
Jun 17

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About Me:
I am a retired teacher. I taught science. I taught evolution. I never met another teacher who either taught or understood evolution. I never met another PERSON who understood evolution. But I've met plenty of people who believe there's an old white, bearded man in the sky who controls their lives. Go figure.
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I would like to share my disrespect for all religions, but most especially my extreme distaste for Christianity.
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scriptural favorites

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 5:50pm 1 Comment

I am occasionally asked to explain when I became an atheist.  I have several stock answers, but one of my favorite is, “When I read the Bible.”  

Here are a few selected verses from both the Old and New Testaments that pretty much explicate both the “morality” and “compassion” of God.  Choose one, some, or all of them at your leisure.  If you only have the energy to choose one, I recommend my favorite:  2 Kings 2:23-24. 

Or if you’re too lazy to bother looking them up at…

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flawed education

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 7:42pm 16 Comments

Here is a question many of you would probably consider a bit whimsical, if not heretical; but I assure you, it has a dead serious intent.  If you were education czar, what would YOU require be taught (or not taught) in American schools?

Let me get you started.  Here are three things that I believe SHOULD be taught but AREN’T: metric system; evolution; critical thinking.

And here are three that ARE being taught, but SHOULDN’T: spelling; long division; propaganda.

My full…

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Making God

Posted on October 7, 2012 at 6:59pm 10 Comments

Imagine that there is no God.  So your species has a meeting and decides it wants or needs at least one god.  What kind of god would you propose?  What would be its attributes?  Its powers?  Its motivations?  I have definite ideas about that, which I may post here later; but the purpose here is not to debate MY conception of an ideal god, but to give you the opportunity to describe yours.  Details, please!  

the ultimate prayer

Posted on February 12, 2011 at 3:49pm 3 Comments

   I just read Richard Raymond's atheist prayer.  Here's mine, verbatim.

   Dear God.  Kill me.  Please!  I have lived a full life with no (well, a few small ones, maybe) regrets.  I'm ready to terminate my existence.  I'm waiting, God.  Nothing's happening.  I'll try a little harder: please, please, pretty please, oh great God.  I know you have the power to kill me; so why don't you?  It shouldn't be too hard; after all, I'm 75 years old. You could just give me a heart attack.  God,…

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At 7:43pm on June 5, 2011, Stephen Charles said…
Hey Dale, all I was saying is that it saddens me greatly how people can still get away with dishonouring the bill of rights in the western world. Especially when it's children. I mean, I thought beating and restraining a child in an uncomfortable position as well as subjecting them to mental and verbal abuse was illegal, but maybe that's just me.
 
 
 

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