"‘Purpose’ and ‘Design’ apply neither to our kind nor to the universeEveryone in western cultures inherits a dead explanatory scheme far older than the so-called great monotheisms: nature was designed and that humanity serves…"
"** "theology is a subject without an object."
There are no religions -- only religious institutions.
There are no gods -- only alleged god-proxies.
There are altogether no supernatural phenomena, only supernatural interpretations of…"
"** a ‘persuasion theory’ of reasoning is unpersuasive and fallaciousIf reasoning about nature (in physical science) or human action (in courts of law) were used only to persuade; then, there would only be successful persuasion and…"
"** Follow the Ponzi scheme into the Vatican's new counter-reformation
Or, the political importance of saint-making"Well, you see it's quite clear," expounded the new Pope, "the 500th anniversary of Luther's unforgivable…"
"** no need for any creed...faith is irrelevant to atheism as a form of objective knowledge
Now, the very short atheist viewpoint -- atheists believe-in nothing --
...no faith-based statement has any claim to knowledge at all. For example, atheists…"
"** “the one forbidden thing” denotes a fable for obedience trainingA garden with a fountain and fruit trees enclosed by a wall (ortus conclusus -- an epithet of Mary), a vision of oasis in a desiccated near eastern landscape.
"** the cult of inwardness and subjectivity dominates uneducated sensibilities
Ignorance and arrogance mark xian faith as just one member of a dysfunctional family, the big-4 Monster Theisms -- zoroastrianism, judaism, xianity, and islam. (For the…"
"** Certainty is certainly unnecessary for empirical knowledgeThe notion that empirical knowledge would have to be "certain" in order to be knowledge is an old error -- a hangover from tin-platonized xian theology. Kant tied himself in…"
"== despite much xian resistance at the time, the Constitution (1787) denies that there is a God of the State -- political ideology becomes free for the first time from religious institutionalized ideology. Dissent is not a form of heresy. You can…"