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Sabio Lantz commented on Martin Pribble's blog post 'Atheism is a natural outcome'
"Agree with Martin! (and always ignoring the Loopy folks out there) I wrote a post called "Atheism as an Epiphenomenon" to show how "Atheism" may be a natural outcome, but it is not an intentional one. Also, I agree with the…"
Dec 4, 2010
Sabio Lantz commented on paragon's group 'Buddhist Atheists'
"Wow, that is good timing. I just did a post called "Dog healed by meditation"."
Dec 4, 2010
Sabio Lantz commented on Sabio Lantz's blog post 'Close-Minded Atheists'
"@ doone I hope I can answer your questions with the following: I find some of the practices and insights of those who call themselves Buddhists very helpful. I don't need or care about label of Buddhist, Hindu, Contemplative or such. I was just…"
Nov 26, 2010
Sabio Lantz commented on Sabio Lantz's blog post 'Close-Minded Atheists'
"@ Michel Poisson: Yeah, I was sloppy in my typing. Sorry, thanks for your patience. I think I can answer your question with these posts (please give them a read): Religious Syndrome. Here I played with a "flexible" definition of religion…"
Nov 26, 2010
justin gold commented on Sabio Lantz's blog post 'Close-Minded Atheists'
"Case closed again I think,but what a title to a discussion to get everybody's hair up when you've just joined = )"
Nov 26, 2010
justin gold commented on Sabio Lantz's blog post 'Close-Minded Atheists'
"Nice video apple by the way,A nice link = )"
Nov 26, 2010
Sabio Lantz commented on Sabio Lantz's blog post 'Close-Minded Atheists'
"@ Michel Poisson You really don't seem to understand what I am saying. I gave you a little definition above: RELIGION = "the values and customs embraced by a community or individual. Sometimes those values are supernatural, sometimes…"
Nov 26, 2010
Sabio Lantz commented on Sabio Lantz's blog post 'Close-Minded Atheists'
"@ Justin If you look at my "About the Author" tab on my site, I share both my philosophical and atheist positions. I made those "LABEL" tables exactly for the purpose of dialogue. You may be ironically surprised that you cute…"
Nov 26, 2010
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Nov 26, 2010
justin gold commented on Sabio Lantz's blog post 'Close-Minded Atheists'
"It seems as though your an Atheist-Buddhist who doesn't like labels."
Nov 26, 2010
Sabio Lantz commented on Sabio Lantz's blog post 'Close-Minded Atheists'
"@ Michel Poisson: OK, as long as this doesn't get unnecessarily argumentative and we are trying to build understanding and dig at principals, I will keep playing. Thank you doone. Many people describe themselves as Jewish or Hindu and consider…"
Nov 26, 2010
Sabio Lantz commented on Sabio Lantz's blog post 'Close-Minded Atheists'
"@ Michel I don't have a definition of religion. I view words as contracts between individuals, if they don't work, they have to start re-negotiating. Fred points out an important point that I was getting at about non-agreement between…"
Nov 26, 2010
Jaume commented on Sabio Lantz's blog post 'Close-Minded Atheists'
"Maybe you should look at the etymology of religion. The Latin ligare (bind, unite) is the root of many Romance language words which convey a similar meaning (e.g., the French lien, lier, ligature.) And note that religion is often used in sentences…"
Nov 26, 2010
Sabio Lantz replied to Ava Wilson's discussion '"There's no such thing as an Atheist!"' in the group Buddhist Atheists
"Now, now, boys. There is no need to be cruel to the banana."
Nov 26, 2010

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Close-Minded Atheists

Posted on November 25, 2010 at 5:57am 24 Comments

I don't feel one can rationally make general claims about "religions" or "religion". Such attempts by atheists show their emotional agenda has trumped their rational skills. And to do so with a claim of superior rationality reveals a destructive emotional habit. IMHO.



Religion is an abstract notion and too slippery given the varieties of entities out there that can be slipped into various understandings of the word. Thus, generalizations are unsuccessful. Misunderstanding the nature of… Continue

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