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I Know that I Know; that I Know that I Know!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrea Quinn Aug 24. 22 Replies

Over the years “religious” acquaintances of mine have defended their supernatural beliefs by saying, “I know that I know; that I know that I know.”  For me, this is an  egotistical defense of…Continue

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Spirituality and/or Religion?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrea Quinn Jul 27. 7 Replies

Spirituality and/or Religion?  - I have asked,  “Is it possible to be a spiritual person without being a religious person?,” “Is it conceivable to be a spiritual person and not belong to an organized…Continue

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Theology of Separation

Started Mar 30 0 Replies

A Theology of Separation is a wants-based theology. A wants-based theology has human interaction with an ultimate source in an endless petitionary role. I want ---> I petition;  I am in trouble…Continue

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Gnostic Gospels

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Feb 28. 2 Replies

In 1945, 52 texts that came to be known as the Gnostic Gospels were discovered at Nag Hammali in Upper Egypt. These cryptic ancient papyrus manuscripts were hidden to avoid destruction by the…Continue

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Michael Penn replied to Al Wm Johnson's discussion What is Faith?
"Yes, Mark Twain said it best. I was once a believer in all things supernatural.. Today I am a believer in zero things supernatural. "
Sep 6
Tom Sarbeck replied to Al Wm Johnson's discussion What is Faith?
"I don’t know of anyone who’s said it more humorously than Mark Twain. I talk with several Catholics and see tragedy in “Faith is believing what they hope is so.”"
Sep 6
Chris Rohrs replied to Al Wm Johnson's discussion What is Faith?
"Gullibility if I understand it correctly. "
Sep 5
Andrea Quinn replied to Al Wm Johnson's discussion I Know that I Know; that I Know that I Know!
"Who will hopefully VOTE, because nonvoters elected Trump in 2016."
Aug 24
Tom Sarbeck replied to Al Wm Johnson's discussion I Know that I Know; that I Know that I Know!
"Humankind’s gods correlate to their inventors’ need for control, or power. We do have to concern ourselves with how those inventors satisfy their need for power. Here in the USA they have been satisfying their need for power with lines…"
Aug 4
Loren Miller replied to Al Wm Johnson's discussion I Know that I Know; that I Know that I Know!
"Something which does not exist cannot help us, but chronic dependence on something which fails to exist does active harm to all of us. -- me There isn't a god invented yet that correlated to reality. So long as that is the case, there…"
Aug 3
Tom Sarbeck replied to Al Wm Johnson's discussion I Know that I Know; that I Know that I Know!
"A finally-getting-around-to-it view. Al, your closing sentence lacks a word. "Why an invented superbeing from an invented supernatural world that has brought endless cruelty, misery, fighting, and disunity to the human world?" And a…"
Aug 3
Andrea Quinn replied to Al Wm Johnson's discussion I Know that I Know; that I Know that I Know!
"LOL - Great points!"
Aug 3
Andrea Quinn replied to Al Wm Johnson's discussion Spirituality and/or Religion?
"Michael, Joan and Loren, You all make some good points and have given me some things to consider."
Jul 27
Loren Miller replied to Al Wm Johnson's discussion I Know that I Know; that I Know that I Know!
"Andrea, they want people to agree with them to remove the cognitive dissonance which they have to endure when different believers and non-believers confront them with their different points of view.  Those who take a rational, scientific…"
Jul 27
Andrea Quinn replied to Al Wm Johnson's discussion I Know that I Know; that I Know that I Know!
"I agree. Why can't religionists believe what they want to believe without forcing their views on people who don't hold the same views? I personally think this world would be a better place if people ruled by reason and with their hearts…"
Jul 27
Loren Miller replied to Al Wm Johnson's discussion I Know that I Know; that I Know that I Know!
"Indeed, belief in the supernatural is utterly unnecessary, Andrea, and for a simple reason: it is completely without mechanism of demonstration.  Believers allege its existence, assert its reality, but they cannot provide any substance to…"
Jul 27
Andrea Quinn replied to Al Wm Johnson's discussion I Know that I Know; that I Know that I Know!
"I agree with you. Why can't religionists believe what they want to believe without forcing their views on people who don't hold the same views? I personally think this world would be a better place if people ruled by reason and with their…"
Jul 27
Andrea Quinn replied to Al Wm Johnson's discussion I Know that I Know; that I Know that I Know!
"If Collins and others believe in the bible, they believe in what the bible states, along with other such unscientific drivel. If Christians actually read the bible cover to cover, I think many would reassess their belief systems. As for me, science…"
Jul 27
Andrea Quinn replied to Al Wm Johnson's discussion I Know that I Know; that I Know that I Know!
"Yes, I can't believe he still clings to his beliefs even after heading the Human Genome project."
Jul 27
Joan Denoo replied to Al Wm Johnson's discussion I Know that I Know; that I Know that I Know!
"Tom, I like your challenge of my comment and I agree with you. I was wrong in my reasoning and you very effectively demonstrated that to be true. The issues of women's right to an abortion and rights of LBGT workers offer excellent examples of…"
Apr 23

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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 7 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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