"• Humanity’s supernatural statements say nothing about nature — Unless they are treated as testable hypotheses, each falsifiable. However the appropriate testing procedures belong to contemporary science — not 17th century…"
"** how about pantheism?
Maybe you should read an updated classic comics edition of Spinoza's Ethics:God=Nature=Necessity.
Free will is a trick played by brain complexity and the uncertainty principle at work in every little neuron.
"The practice of Christianity is nihilism. -- NietzscheSomewhere between 50-65 CE, Saul of Tarsus (aka "saint" Paul) founder of the xian cult writes to an underground cell of proto-xians in Corinth, Greece about what makes him and therefore…"
"** Atheists more distrusted than rapists
Being an atheist is dangerous for your perceived trustworthiness. Immense prejudice associates atheism with immoralism. Nietzche, always aware of what lay beneath the human-all-too-human surface, called…"
"** disobedience is the beginning of autonomy
You can buy an ebook copy of Michel Onfray. Atheist Manifesto for $2. That's a bargain. His discuses the disgusting attributes of the xin god-fiction and how god-proxies inside xian institutions use…"
"** Reverend Bayes discovery show statistics which do apply to single events
The statistical theory of probability certainly applies in contexts in which it is physically impossible or logically impossible to provide a well-defined measure of a…"
"** Two observers correctly disagree about supposedly coincident events
Strip "meaning" out of 'coincidence' and leave behind a neutral concept of two events occuring at the same time -- simultaneous events (B and A).
"** The book of books is a fetishLimiting the compass of discussion to closely related big-3+1 so-called great monotheisms, what can a refusenik -- a complete anti-supernaturalist -- say about using the texts of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, or Islam in…"
"The Pew Memorial Trust has for years tracked what "relgionists" (including the infamous None) with its numeroud surveys. The data is available fresh and crispy, the entire reports, and the questions too. 'Pew surveys' ought to do…"
"** The Senate and the 2nd Amendment belong together as tools for exploitationThe Constitution was not written by libertarians. It was written by white, late 18th century deists, men with a strong interest in seeing that the Republic was not…"
"** An inversion of values -- a case of hearsay and knowledge
Focus on 'faith' -- the word, the xian concept behind the word, the history of the word. 'Faith' is not a very good translation from the Greek used to write all the…"
"** As usual, the Greeks got there first.
It does not require a quantum theoretical justification to argue for a thesis that 'all events which can happen will happen'. The doctrine follows logically from Epicureanism -- and was known as a…"
"** The "God" referred to is not the xian "God"
Ironically, federal courts, including the Supremes, do not accept the claim that the use of the word 'God' constitutes a violation of the 1st amendment. How is this…"
"** the true believer does not live in a fact based reality
Obviously, the texts stolen by the xians from the jews and those 27 "books" added by the council of Nicaea in 325 CE, combined into the standard xian canon, are in no way…"