I just looked at the entry for Christmas on wikipedia. I don't remember it being so thoroughly sectarian as it is now, asserting flatly that the holiday is a commemoration of the birth of Jesus. …Continue
"Actually, there is no reason to think that our experiences are being recorded. Best evidence now is that memories appear to be the brain's reconstructions of "the way it must have been." That said, anyone who believes…"
"Well, but remember that movie CONTACT based on the Carl Sagan book where the protagonist played by Jodi Foster is asked to prove that she loved her father. Just because something is entirely subjective doesn't mean it doesn't…"
"Leibniz once postulated that everything the brain does might be emulated with gears and pulleys and other mechanical stuff. And then he asked if you could wander about in such a machine would you ever see a mind or consciousness."
"Well, ... I guess you could be since atheism only refers to lack of belief in god(s). Someone who had no belief in god(s) could still believe in other supernatural stuff and I have met atheists who do believe in other kinds of…"
"Any diet that consists of fewer calories going in than you are burning off will cause weight loss. Some people find one or another such diet to be easier to adhere to, probably having to do with their food preferences. BUT Atkins, Zone,…"
"Some atheists have other beliefs that need to be challenged, esp health-related delusions. I have met atheists who are anti-vaxxers, believe that AIDS was created by the CIA, and the stories of promoters of quack diets like Sears, Atkins…"
I just looked at the entry for Christmas on wikipedia. I don't remember it being so thoroughly sectarian as it is now, asserting flatly that the holiday is a commemoration of the birth of Jesus. There is no mention of Mithra at all. And, over on the Mithra entry there is no mention of December 25th being Mithra's birthday.What's next? Will it be asserted flatly that "goodbye" means "God Be With You" with the implication that anyone who says it is at least a theist if not Christian?See More
"Jesus was not a paragon of virtue, even with respect to how to treat others. If he was, then why did he call the Samaritan woman a dog, which was - and remains - a huge insult in the Middle East? Why did he overturn the…"