All Blog Posts Tagged 'thinking' (13)

El sueño de la razón produce monstruos

This is a title of an etching by Francisco Goya. “The Sleep of Reason brings forth Monsters” Christopher Hitchens has the picture on the inside cover of his book “God is not Great”. I only discovered this recently as I have only ever known the book as an audio book. It was a serendipitous discovery for me as I have had those same Spanish words…

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Added by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on August 4, 2014 at 5:30pm — 18 Comments

Our Minds on the Scientific Method

certainty (Via XKCD)

Certainty is born of our best traits and sustained by the worst. Curiosity and wonder are the building blocks of all knowledge. When we learn about our world, our lives are enriched and the worth of our existence grows exponentially. We find meaning in the madness and it makes life worth living.

The mere…

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Added by M.M.J. Gregory on October 26, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

GOD MADE vs MAN MADE

God Made vs Man Made 
 

God Made the germs and diseases that sicken or kill you

Man Made vaccines and cures that treat you…
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Added by noramoss on October 12, 2011 at 4:22pm — 1 Comment

A Thinking God

What if there is actually a god? Not the god from the Bible or Koran but a thinking God. A creator who doesn’t just reward someone for doing what He says but for using the gifts that He gave them, their free will, intelligence and their own sense of right and wrong. Imagine if this thinking god had decided that a test was needed to try to sort out the innately good from the others in the world. Thus deciding who it was that really deserved the reward of paradise.

It is quite plain to…

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Added by Andy O. Williams on June 25, 2011 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

The Meaning of Life

I know boring and quite overused title but my limited imagination at this time is not allowing for creativity. I can totally identify with the cultures and peoples who were approached by the missionaries in the past and unfortunately in the present. It is clear that we all experience a need to create meaning and to also move beyond this life into another more pleasant life beyond our death. For myself I have come to the conclusion this it is highly unlikely that my spirit will remain intact…

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Added by Aimee Eisiminger on June 7, 2011 at 10:25am — No Comments

My Re-examination of Martin Luther King and Anti-Semitism

My life has presented me with no shortage of opportunities to re-evaluate my thinking, or to show me my short falls when it comes to my path of reasoning. It never comes when I think it will, nor will it present itself in a comfortable manner. My latest moment of clarity came when I asked a question of other people that I had not asked of myself in years, "Do MLK's accomplishments in the area of civil rights outshine his anti-Semitism enough we can call him a hero without shame?" It was not…

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Added by LaRae Meadows on January 18, 2011 at 11:08pm — No Comments

making everything into a religious debate is not my goal, thinking is my mission

Friend: Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.


Me: Also, believing what you know is not so.


Friend: Is it your mission in life to make everything a religious debate?


Me: Yes, I was hired by the ACLU and the Freedom From Religion Foundation to reply to your status.




Ok so I was sarcastic rather than serious. I could have come up with, it is your…
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Added by Jake W. Andrews on March 14, 2010 at 5:12pm — 7 Comments

Open-mindedness

I adore this… Continue

Added by Daley on November 16, 2009 at 5:42am — No Comments

Teacher Suspended - Homosexuality In Animals Assignment

Finally, the verdict comes out after about 8 hours of waiting.

Dan DeLong, the teacher that was suspended for assigning an optional article dealing with homosexuality in the animal kingdom, has his job back. The entire meeting that decided this was held behind closed doors while a reported 200 people stood outside in support of him.



I read the article that he assigned as optional material and there were some mildly graphic descriptions (if you call mentioning an ejaculation… Continue

Added by Daley on November 3, 2009 at 2:00am — 3 Comments

We can learn something from James Arthur Ray

I’ve been thinking about the James Arthur Ray situation. You know, the guy who was on Oprah talking about “The Secret?” The one who killed three people by tricking them into fasting for days and then shutting them up in a sweat lodge so they could have visions and learn to become “spiritual warriors?” Yeah, him.



Did you know that he was charging as much as $9,000 a head for his five day retreat? Just to not feed people and stuff them in a hot tent while he regurgitated the crap from… Continue

Added by Elaine on October 27, 2009 at 11:37pm — 1 Comment

Who here has been attacked by a religious nutcase?

I have been verbally attacked on a number of occassions, i was yelled at by a christian who said i need to join a religion to be saved, i said saved for what and yep you guessed it my SINS.



I was told my cousin was going to hell because he is a homosexual and can only be saved if he accepts jesus and starts dating women lol.



I had a rip roarer argument with a 2 christians that said i believe in nothing because god is everything and cause i dont believe in him i believe in… Continue

Added by Shermon Burgess on June 2, 2009 at 1:54am — 9 Comments

Either Or

(( A re-post of a blog entry I posted elsewhere a while back ))



Yesterday, a couple of co-workers were talking about current events, and one of them said ‘Well, there are two sides to every story, and I’ll listen to them both.’



This got me thinking of the assumptions inherent in such a statement, and the fallacies that can and often do appear in such discussions.



The first and most obvious potential fallacy is right in the statement itself. Two sides. Either-or.… Continue

Added by Dave G on February 18, 2009 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

Too Cool For School

Why is it that using your brain has become a thing to be embarassed about? What is wrong with people showing intelligence and expressing intellectual points of view?



I have noticed a lot that if you shift a conversation away from the normal everyday stuff, last nights game, the latest soap news, celebrity, which are all very entertaing topics (I hope Chelsea beat ManU today!!!) that you get castigated and called a nerd, smart arse, or know-it-all.



I read a lot of… Continue

Added by Liam on January 11, 2009 at 4:31am — 3 Comments

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