"One would have to do a balancing act as to which one has done the most harm. I say religion. For 2ooo yrs religion has been harming people in one way or another and has done its best to shut science up, And hinder logic and learning at every turn.…"
"I am a retired dog trainer. I have had, at one time, and one cat. Presently, I have had to put down my last two dogs due to old age complications. At my age 80 I really would not feel ok with getting another dog. ie who is going to take care of…"
"Philosophically and scientifically speaking, we use the Hypothetico-Deductive method of reasoning to find the BEST conclusion using logic, reason, and the dialectical process. This method is also self-correcting.
So much better than…"
"Let me know when you find it, Derry.
I'm not looking for it.
My point is how can we agree on anything if there is supposed to be different realities? Doesn't it make sense to agree on the one reality?
Besides there is…"
I've done a lot of reading and thinking on this very subject over the years and I'll definitely check out the discussion that you've linked. I have strong opinions that you are not truly atheist as long as…"
"You might like to read this discussion started a while back.
Blaming the religious for being anti-advancement is one of the major mistakes atheists make. Religion was as the very base of advancement in our particular phase of society. Until very…"
"Not to take D'souza's side at all, but I think there was a time, perhaps for a couple centuries, where religion really was responsible for social progress. King's were able to assume power (a good thing when the previous state…"
"I have read The Grand design. I liked the part about the goldfish, i know what theory dependent realism is.
The perspective of the goldfish through the curved bowl and our perspective are both correct. Yes, This is hardly earth shattering…"
I am 80 yrs old. A Skinnarian behaviorist. I must have learned a few thing in the 80 yrs I have been on this earth. Its interesting how other cultures value older people. In our culture older people are looked down on. It maybe makes some sense as most people live out there lives not learning much more after the very early yrs.
Why are you here?
to find some like minded people.
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
I played with myself ie masterbated and went to confession over and over. I finally said
this nuts. I confess over and over and do the same thing over and over and it does not seem wrong to begin with.
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