December 2018 Blog Posts (7)

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…

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Added by Al Wm Johnson on December 22, 2018 at 8:15am — 2 Comments

Nothing Fails Like Prayer, yet it continues

PROBABLY THE MOST COMMON PURPOSE OF PRAYER IS: 

-- to ask God to do things – fulfill requests, grant favours, and generally use his supernatural powers to act on behalf of the petitioner. Internet prayer request pages overflow with theists asking others to pray for them so that they may be healed of sickness and injuries or delivered from financial troubles

However, as an application of simple logic shows, any prayer that asks God for anything is pointless. Is…

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Added by V.N.K.Kumar on December 16, 2018 at 7:51pm — 3 Comments

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…

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Added by Al Wm Johnson on December 15, 2018 at 7:46am — 2 Comments

Everyone Is a Skeptic

Are you a religious believer or a doubter? Let’s find out. I will cite some sacred, holy, divine, religious tenets, and you tell me if you believe them.
 
1. Aztec priests sacrificed about 20,000 people a year to many gods including an invisible feathered serpent. Do you think an invisible feathered…
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Added by V.N.K.Kumar on December 11, 2018 at 10:21pm — 2 Comments

King of Salem strips HM Queen of Grace

Stonehenge Free Festivals Were Completely Wonderful...

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.atheism/vbkiKChavyU

Stone Temple Pilots - Lady Picture Show (Official Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds_43MdYiuQ…

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Added by Garry Denke on December 11, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Religion in Government – The "Back Door" Problem

My copy of FFRF’s Freethought Today recently went upside my head with a statement quoted on Page 3 of their November 2018 issue:



The bottom line is that while church and state are formally separated, religious legislators are still driven by their religious beliefs when voting in the Senate on all issue areas. This mechanism circumvents the formal separation of church and state and brings religion into politics through the back door.

-- Daniel Arnon, Emory…

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Added by Loren Miller on December 3, 2018 at 7:40am — 28 Comments

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…

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Added by Al Wm Johnson on December 1, 2018 at 8:10am — 1 Comment

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