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Hi, I wanna really quickly talk about your pos…

Hi, I wanna really quickly talk about your post referring to the dark ages. First of all, the corrupt leaders during the dark ages are an absolute embarrassment and everyone should be smart enough to not let them be the poster children of Christianity. Any true Christian denounces their actions because those actions were disgusting. The best anyone can do is live and learn so maybe keep I mind that absolute power corrupts absolutely// maybe have a healthy level of skepticism about leaders.

glad you also reject what christianity has done during the dark ages.

i also agree that obedience to authority is in itself very questionable.

since the beginning of christianity, christians have murdered innocents (crusades, witchhunts, spanish inquisition, etc), oppressed women according to their holy scipture the bible, the catholic church is stil fucking young children and getting away with it, christianity is still oppressing gay people, etc

so tell me: what is “true christianity”? who decides that?

and therein lies the problem: belief, as silly, ridiculous, violent, murderous as it is, does not allow verification, so noone can disprove it and therefore a believer can always claim his belief is the right one. the result i described with examples above

…leaders are human after all and are imperfe…

…leaders are human after all and are imperfect and can be led astray. Second of all, “now they whine when we call their religion silly” okay… When people are not disingenuous God can be a wonderfully helpful resource for people. This means that when atheists come at them with disruptive notions (for their own personal reasons) it typically does more harm than good. Maybe it’s better to be respectful of everyone’s beliefs and not impugn anyone?

again, please provide examples of “personal reasons”… you really think atheist have just personal reasons? please read my blog: clearly, what atheists are pointing at, is all the harm and cruelties that have been and still are being done by religion. and we will keep doing it as long as the harm persists.

an no, it is not better to be respectful of everyone’s beliefs: are you respectful towards:
– child marriages as part of religious belief in some islamic countries?
– death penalty for apostates in islam?
– the kkk?
– gays being the reason that the christian god sends hurricanes?
– the national socialistic belief that all jews should be killed?

i could go on forever, but i hope you get the point. be sincere; what you truly meant was: “everyone should respect my belief”, didn’t you?

If you exploit your power as an athleist in an…

If you exploit your power as an athleist in any sort of situation even if it’s individual to individual this makes you no better than those corrupt Christian leaders. Thank you so much for reading!

hi there. could you give me an example of “exploit your power as an atheist”? i could give you lots of examples for religion exploiting its power, but i have a hard time to think of what has been done in the name of the absence of a god… thanks

Over the years I have been dissapointed by pro…

Over the years I have been dissapointed by progressives attitude toward religion. About ten years ago or so athiesm was pretty common, and now it’s been replaced by Islam and woo religions. There are still plenty of athiests but they aren’t as respected. Just about every young progressive I’ve met was into some kind of woo whether it was tarot cards, homeopathy, flower essences, crystals or witchcraft. Oh and yeah the myth of “feminist Quran”. What happened?

hi there and thanks for your message 🙂

atheism is a
conclusion based on logic, evidence and facts. such a conclusion often comes with a high degree of understanding the scientific method (hypothesis, theory, empirical
research, falsification, etc.). it usually includes atarotcardism, ahomeopathism,
etc. for the lack of a better word.

on the other
side there is faith based religion, witchcraft, astrology, voodoo and other
superstitions, often in contradiction to scientific facts or not distinguishable
from random chance or a placebo effect. such concepts can then only be upheld
through ignorance, or simply result from illiteracy.

in a third
category there are oxymorons like “feminist quran” or “christian science”.

combining two things that are mutually exclusive to each other just shows these people do not have a clue what they are talking about.

the people
you mentioned are, imho, just trend followers, having not understood any of the
concepts they claim to follow. especially since atheism and scientific literacy
is closely related, going from atheism to religion is like having a university
degree, throwing it out of the window and go back to kindergarten and believe in magic.

What is “spirituality” and why do …

What is “spirituality” and why do so many people want it? Why do so many people aim for things like “a higher self”, “spiritual awakening”, “enlightenment”(in the woo sense) etc.?

i don’t think there is an accepted definition for spirituality, which adds to the mystic connotation of everything people call spiritual. it is convenient to have a non-defined word for it can have any meaning you want it to have.

“spiritual” people often use it to put themselves artificially above others since being “spiritual” makes them unique and oh so very special. it makes their weak ego feel better, there is really nothing more to it.

best thing to do is to call them out on their bullshit. when exposed they usually try a cop-out like “you just don’t understand”. then you can ask them to explain it so everyone can understand and painfully pin them down on it until they want to change the topic themselves to escape their awkard situation.

Today I found out there are people out there t…

Today I found out there are people out there that still believe in alchemy as some sort of “spiritual practice”.

alchemy, just as any other pseudoscience, is nowadays used as a scam to trick gullible minds into spending money. alchemy was not always like this but was historically the beginning of what we now call chemistry.

a long time ago, when alchemy and chemistry parted, alchemy remained with superstition and wishful thinking, it developed into what people wanted reality to be, but reality just would not bend to their dreamworld. chemistry on the other side developed into a scientific field, finding out about reality itself. it allowed people to understand chemical reactions and use this new knowledge within reality.

they have never been friends ever since…

for me, true spiritual moments are the ones when we gather new knowledge, when we find out incredible things about reality, sometimes unexpected, sometimes amazing, sometimes dangerous. they open the doors to whole new possibilities.

(2/2) Sorry, by ‘good content’ I m…

(2/2) Sorry, by ‘good content’ I meant like your one post about karl sagan and the spaceballs book of mormon thing. Everything else on your blog seems to suggest that you don’t understand most religions very well. For one you assume that the bible and the torah and other religious texts are taken literally. They’re purely metaphorical. Like aesop’s fables. Most people dont actually believe that stuff you know that right?

well, i am afraid your assumption about what i assume would have
required some more reading through my blog. to put it simply: you are wrong. religious
behavior can quite comprehensively be explained with psychological concepts
like avoiding cognitive dissonance. therefore religious people just start cherry picking. for illustration here a little flow chart
how it works:

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but since you understand religion so well: you say that the bible
and the torah are purely metaphorical,
then logically that includes that genocidal main character of these books called
yahweh. and let me cite you: “most people don’t actually believe that stuff”.

sooo…
although religious texts including its gods are purely metaphorical and people don’t
believe that crap anyways, could you please enlighten me why there is religion after
all? i have given my view on this, so would be cool if you share your wisdom with me.

thank you in advance

Mm. I feel like you’re a little more of …

Mm. I feel like you’re a little more of an assholethan you need to be about religion, but your content is good.

apart from your clumsy little trolling attempt, i actually like that you are one of the very few who do not send anonymous rants. at least you found something you liked, you are welcome

I’m glad you’re addessing athiests…

I’m glad you’re addessing athiests coming from Islam. Too often many try to make excuses making Islam look as good as possible, and worse these people often slam Christianity. They are blinded by politics to see Islam as a “better other” because they are attacked by many Christians, but none of that should absolve Islam and make it immune to critisism. All religious texts, be they Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, occult, Confucianist, etc. should not be immune to criticism.

you pretty much nailed it 🙂 i know, my blog is focused on religion, but in the end, what you said is true for any ideology:

people have rights, ideologies don’t. especially harmful ideologies can and must be called out for criticism, mockery and satire.

ideologies making claims must back these up with evidence. the one making the claim bears the burden of proof.

it is ridiculous to demand respect for an ideology without presenting any evidence, trying to silence criticism. religion invented the expression “blasphemy” for this, often with threats of harsh punishment.

to believe without evidence is equal to committing intellectual suicide. basically you shut down your thinking and become a braindead believer.

criticism, questioning, demanding evidence accelerates the process to find out if a claim is true or false, it debunks scams and switches brains back on. it is what keeps the world progressing towards new knowledge and objective truths.

For a person who doesn’t believe in reli…

For a person who doesn’t believe in religion you seem to be obsessed by it. A lot of Muslims don’t believe Muhammads wife was 9 they believe she was 19. So yeah you got a lot of learning to do. Maybe you’re just obsessed with thinking about 9 year olds and sex must be a pedophile. See how I can use your logic against you. Also, religious people can be more open minded than butthurt Athiests like you. You get so triggered by religion you have to be a salty ignorant prick about it. wanker

so you thought for real that it is the bad, bad atheists that portray muhammad as pedophile…? no, my clumsy little friend, muhammad’s pedophilia is very well documented numerous times in the hadiths.

to name just one of many sources: sahih bukhari volume 7, book 62, number 64: “that the prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old, and then she remained with him for nine years (i.e., till his death).”

in the language you like to use, it translates as: “muhammad fucked aisha when she was nine.” (by the way, he was 53 at that time)

i understand that muslim believers are avoiding or ignoring these verses, trying to defend a fabricated flawless image of their chosen prophet, but that does not change the scripture that they say is equally flawless and perfect.

so i strongly recommend you to do your homework first next time, before making a complete fool of yourself and exposing your ignorance about islam. come back once you have educated yourself. but then don’t just throw random ad hominems at people, embedded in incoherent gibberish which was never even close to a rational thought. no one will take you serious like that.