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Stockholm Syndrome

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Stockholm Syndrome - I have difficulty understanding how any reasonably thinking person can have the faith of Islamic Jihadist extremists who have a goal to maim and kill "unbelievers." I agree with…Continue

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Religion and Nature

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Sep 16, 2018. 5 Replies

Friedrich Nietzsche proposed that a pontificating Christianity developed a moral system that inverts Nature. In The Anti-Christ, he said Christianity is "hostile to nature" and is a "religion of…Continue

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Ex Catholic

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randall Smith Aug 3, 2018. 8 Replies

I am an Ex Catholic who has been on an exploratory journey of attempting to find a worldview I can adhere to and be proud of.  I think I am making progress in that journey, and I welcome fellow…Continue

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Joan Denoo replied to Al Wm Johnson's discussion Stockholm Syndrome
""my mother told me I was going to college because I was too lazy to get a job." That is what my parents told me, especially when I already earned a BA in psychology, a "useless" endeavor, and the shit hit the fan when I began my…"
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Tom Sarbeck replied to Al Wm Johnson's discussion Stockholm Syndrome
"This syndrome is why the law should treat childhood religious indoctrination as child abuse. My Methodist mother may have persuaded my Catholic father to send their children to a public school. After Kindergarten I started first grade in the public…"
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Joan Denoo replied to Al Wm Johnson's discussion Stockholm Syndrome
"What remedies counteract blind faith, erroneous beliefs, authoritarian dogma, indoctrination, prejudices,  defensive unthinking, and closed-mindedness? Belief and faith in religion is the desire to be in right relation with…"
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Stockholm Syndrome

Stockholm Syndrome - I have difficulty understanding how any reasonably thinking person can have the faith of Islamic Jihadist extremists who have a goal to maim and kill "unbelievers." I agree with Francis Bacon that the deeper and more absurd the faith, the deeper it appears to be engrained. Once a faith is embedded in one's solipsistic reality it is extremely difficult to change. No wonder so many horrific things are done as an auto-da-fe (act of faith). Harris stated that, “central to most…See More
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Michael Penn commented on Al Wm Johnson's blog post Dogma
"Basic religious dogma does not change. Some things just become more popular. In my church days I remember the Apostles Creed being at the front of the church and we would recite it. You don't find that too much any longer. I think they realized…"
Jan 7
Michael Penn commented on Al Wm Johnson's blog post Fideism
"I had to look this up because I had never heard of it. You are correct because knowledge does not depend on faith and revelation. Many Evangelicals think that it does but they are flat out wrong."
Jan 7
Joan Denoo commented on Al Wm Johnson's blog post My God
"If there were a god/s he/she/it would not be a god of crucifixion by the most barbaric method imaginable, nor would it be a god of sacrifice, judgment, reward, punishment, redemption, or a savior.  God would be a god of communication…"
Dec 22, 2018
Michael Penn commented on Al Wm Johnson's blog post My God
"It is even argued by many that "god" is the name of god. They are so upset that you do not believe in god. It becomes "my god" and gets personalized. Then we find out that god has many names. The wise fool smiles and says…"
Dec 22, 2018
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My God

My God - The majority of religions talk in terms of My God. My God is ownership of God. My God invariably becomes a collective Our God, truth, and dogma. Our God dogma makes us right and you wrong. Or, us being saved and you being damned. Harris proposed, "the central tenant of every religious tradition is that all others are mere repositories of error or, at least, dangerously incomplete. Intolerance is thus intrinsic to every creed." (2004) Dogma makes our religion having an exclusive…See More
Dec 22, 2018
Ruth Anthony-Gardner commented on Al Wm Johnson's blog post Doctrine of Infallibility
"I ground my reality in science, which avoids infallibility doctrines. Why waste your valuable mental resources on that nonsense?"
Dec 15, 2018
Frankie Dapper commented on Al Wm Johnson's blog post Doctrine of Infallibility
"AMGOD IS DOGMA SPELLED BACKWARDS...you got that right. Interestingly it is as close to a response as you have come. "
Dec 15, 2018
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Doctrine of Infallibility

What do you think of the Doctrine of Infallibility? For me, this doctrine correlates with inerrancy. For religions, infallibility includes saying my/our religion can't err because I/we have the Truth. Infallibility is about being right absolutely and without exception. Infallibility proclaims the inerrancy of the Bible. In 1870, the Roman Catholic Church formally announced the doctrine of papal infallibility on matters of faith and doctrine. However, all religions have some doctrinal forms of…See More
Dec 15, 2018
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Fideism

What do you think of the concept of Fideism? For me, fideists are those religious addicts who have beliefs not based on reason or logic. For me, fideism puts reasoning to sleep. It really amounts to an abdication of the working brain’s critical thinking skills of analysis and synthesis. Fideism is concrete reactive thinking and a mechanical interaction with life. Schopenhauer said, “faith and knowledge are related as the scales of a balance; when one goes up, the other goes down.” (19th Cent)…See More
Dec 1, 2018
Frankie Dapper commented on Al Wm Johnson's blog post Dogma
"AMGOD"
Nov 29, 2018

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I was raised and childhood indoctrinated into a Catholic supernatural worldview. I have been on a quest to repeal and replace it with a worldview I can attest to and support.

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My God

Posted on December 22, 2018 at 8:15am 2 Comments

My God - The majority of religions talk in terms of My God. My God is ownership of God. My God invariably becomes a collective Our God, truth, and dogma. Our God dogma makes us right and you wrong. Or, us being saved and you being damned. Harris proposed, "the central tenant of every religious tradition is that all others are mere repositories of error or, at least, dangerously incomplete. Intolerance is thus intrinsic to every creed." (2004) Dogma makes our religion having an exclusive…

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Doctrine of Infallibility

Posted on December 15, 2018 at 7:46am 2 Comments

What do you think of the Doctrine of Infallibility? For me, this doctrine correlates with inerrancy. For religions, infallibility includes saying my/our religion can't err because I/we have the Truth. Infallibility is about being right absolutely and without exception. Infallibility proclaims the inerrancy of the Bible. In 1870, the Roman Catholic Church formally announced the doctrine of papal infallibility on matters of faith and doctrine. However, all religions have some doctrinal forms…

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Fideism

Posted on December 1, 2018 at 8:10am 1 Comment

What do you think of the concept of Fideism? For me, fideists are those religious addicts who have beliefs not based on reason or logic. For me, fideism puts reasoning to sleep. It really amounts to an abdication of the working brain’s critical thinking skills of analysis and synthesis. Fideism is concrete reactive thinking and a mechanical interaction with life. Schopenhauer said, “faith and knowledge are related as the scales of a balance; when one goes up, the other goes down.” (19th…

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Dogma

Posted on November 24, 2018 at 7:39am 4 Comments

Here are some views on dogma. What do you think? Dogma is a major factor that leads to a theology of separation. We all have access to a Natural Moral Code predating any man-made religious beliefs. However, we interpret universal moral codes the way we experience life. Universal moral codes are interpreted by a human nature that includes solipsism. Religions are man-made interpretation of nature-made universal moral codes based on their experience of Nature and human…

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