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Psychology behind ISIS

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grinning Cat Mar 26. 8 Replies

This article is about a year old,but still very current. Probably the deepest analysis of this group I've seen recently. It seems that the Western politicians are missing the point.…Continue

Election voters seen through Moral Foundations Theory

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I have become a real fan of the way Jonathan Haidt and some of his co authors approach how people make emotional and moral decisions. He's done a lot of cross cultural work to try to nail down the…Continue

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jay H commented on Dismal Desmond's blog post Colorado Supreme Court Lets Ruling Against Anti-Gay Baker Stand
" I fail to see how this differs from s kosher deli that chooses not to make a ham sandwich. Why should the state force someone to sell something they don't wish to (ham sandwich or gay wedding cake)? Presumably if a gay person asked for a…"
Michael Enquist replied to jay H's discussion Philosopher: Logic is racist
"Ah, my edit didn't take. I posted the above before I had read all the other replies.  I think I can understand why some folks consider science and reason to be the tool of the oppressor, because oppressors have used them to further their…"
Michael Enquist replied to jay H's discussion Philosopher: Logic is racist
"When I attended The Evergreen State College in the lat 1990's, there was a class called, "The Tyranny of Reason," which had the same premise that rational thinking was a form of white male intellectual imperialism. I guess some people…"
jay H replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Atheist Epitaphs
"Teach a man to fish and he'll sit around all day drinking beer...."
jay H replied to eric stone's discussion "Dog groomers.com" has One Nation Under God on its trucks
"A quick view of the website didn't show any Goddiness. But it seems to be a coordinating service like Angies list doesn't seem like they have vehicles. Perhaps a particular dog groomer put that on their own truck. Unless I missed…"
jay H replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Atheist Epitaphs
"A couple of quotes I've read (not original to me) No man is more honorable than the one who goes to his grave without repenting, without apologizing for speaking the truth to a world infatuated with lies. Belief in myths allows the comfort of…"
jay H replied to Ruth Anthony-Gardner's discussion Fossil Fuel Industry Blackmails Governments
"The governments want to play it both ways. It's socially popular to attack the oil business, but if the oil business left, these countries would collapse and wind up as 18th century hell holes. So this sham goes back and forth. The politicians…"
Apr 23
jay H replied to tom sarbeck's discussion The Secretive US Government Wants to Know Everything We Do, Say and Think
"The crypto battles are not new. Before the development of reasonably powerful personal computers in the 90s, government had pretty much a monopoly on strong crypto. There were cases of people getting patents on crypto technology which immediately…"
Apr 23
jay H replied to Joan Denoo's discussion As Pennsylvania Confronts Clergy Sex Abuse, Victims and Lawmakers Act
"It should also go without saying that we need to simultaneously enforce the law and not go beyond the law. While probably most of these accusations are true, or mostly true, anything this large can attract people seeing a chance for a fat lawsuit.…"
Apr 17
jay H commented on Dismal Desmond's blog post Conservative Governor Defends Sanctity of Traditional Phone Sex
"This is only noteworthy because it involves a screwball who ran a campaign on 'morality' issues. Other than, there should be no reason to care who the governor is having consensual sex with."
Apr 10
jay H replied to eric stone's discussion New atheist book by ex-Moslem
"Publishing that book under his own name (if that is) is a brave but dangerous act, no matter where he lives. Living in Canada is zero protection. "
Apr 3
jay H replied to Donald L. Engel's discussion Let's start a third political party openly sponsored by Atheists
"Sounds like fun, though I'm not sure what the political platform would be. Judging from this and other groups, it could range from a libertarian leaning free marketer like myself, to Bernie style socialism. [As a side point, it's a…"
Apr 3
jay H replied to Blue Diamond's discussion Monotheism vs Polytheism
"Monotheism has logical problems that polytheism does not, especially the problem of evil. With an omnipotent good god, there needed to be some explanation, so they needed to create a secondary evil 'god' Satan (actually through most of the…"
Apr 2
jay H replied to eric stone's discussion Psychiatrists add new mental disorder: Impositional Religiosity
"Pretty funny, but in reality, stuff doesn't get added to the DSM unless there's room to make money  off the diagnosis and treatment. Both psychiatry and psychology are largely driven by income and the winds of public opinion. Things…"
Apr 2
Grinning Cat replied to jay H's discussion Psychology behind ISIS
"How can we guide the evolution of civilization in this new world? Worth a serious look: Ruth's posting "Learn from marketing to save us all" -- on how the techniques Apple, Harley-Davidson, and others have learned from religions could…"
Mar 26
Daniel W replied to jay H's discussion Psychology behind ISIS
"Ruth, when I read statements by the extreme right wing fundamentalists, and read about their statements claiming gays should be executed, I wonder how far they will go. Of course, their world is full of hypocrisy, they pick and choose scripture, and…"
Mar 25

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About Me:
I'm an old coot, raised JW, became sceptical then outrightly disbelieving many years ago.

Politically (after years of wandering through philosophies-du-jour), I'm strongly pro-individual freedom, pro-market, to the discomfort of both my liberal and conservative friends.

Day job is computer administration for a large corporation. Off hours I like anything with machines and tools.

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At 6:34am on September 18, 2013, AgeOfAtheists14 said…

hey jersey! do me a flavor and send me all the mural pics from streets ther.. if any peace

At 7:19am on May 24, 2013, Randall Smith said…

We live in a society of generalities: not all cyclists are rednecks and vice versa. No offense intended.

At 7:42am on April 12, 2013, Randall Smith said…

Nice looking dog you have! "Securing" a dog is a concern. Previous dogs have stayed outdoors ALL the time, never running away . But I live out in the country. Free roaming is my preference, but the H.S. doesn't like to hear that. I'm losing sleep trying to come up with an alternative.

At 7:19am on December 16, 2012, Randall Smith said…

Will do. I hate messing with all this car business.

At 10:46am on May 3, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 3:39am on May 3, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Jay 
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know well because of your long time atheism.  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with nearly 700 discussion topics and over 3400 members.
At 11:18pm on May 2, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, jay! Glad you could join us. :D

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