“I'll tell you what you did with Atheists for about 1500 years. You outlawed them from the universities or any teaching careers, besmirched their reputations, banned or burned their books or their…Continue
"The problem with aliens is that we don't know anything about them. How do we know that aliens are not vastly more devout about god and the bible than we are, and without all the hypocrisy or cherry-picking? They could show up, pull…"
"Does it matter whether you label yourself or someone else does it?
The problem with labels, as I see it, is they can be limiting. There is a tendency for others to think that’s all there is to you. They don’t look…"
"Intuition is one of those words that has a woo connotation in the minds of a lot of people, like it involves some sort of psychic connection. But I don't think there is anything supernatural about it. Every minute of every day we…"
"Don’t be too quick to dismiss the comparison with addiction as being a useless explanation. Addiction is more than just making bad choices. It involves changes in brain chemistry and changes in neural pathways, meaning it alters…"
"I’m sorry for your difficulties, but your evidence for unemployment fraud is anecdotal and doesn’t generalize very well. I have my own anecdotal evidence to refute yours; I have known many people who used unemployment benefits for…"
I guess they do to some limited extent, but their bread and butter has always been appealing to our Id impulses; "sex sells", for example. They barrage and bludgeon us with that stuff. I think they would love to perfect their…"
"I don't like the word "spiritual" because I think it is inseparable from the woo connotation. That being said, whatever word you choose to describe that feeling of oneness and awe will lead to the same difficulty when you try to…"
"While religion may not always fuel the war machine, it definitely greases the wheels. Religion fosters an us-vs-them mentality and, almost invariably, elevates one chosen group above all others. It's a little easier to wage war against people…"
"@Joshua Are you saying your god purposely causes the horrible, agonizing, pitiful starvation deaths of millions of innocent children every year as CONTRAST, so the rest of us will have something to compare our blessed lives to? And you worship a…"