" Exorcise" the danger of faith-healing! As a religious ritual, faith-healing is constitutional, but as a form of medical help, the law should ban it. As the previous essay claims, it can lead to death.
Science finds it of no value.
As with any other form of religious experience, it reflects the activities of people's own minds: here the expectation for a miracle, false or misunderstood diagnosis, psychosomatic qualities, remissions and such.
This form of miracle has no evidence from any scriptures, just the imagination of mere people.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
WLC deserves gargantuan sarcasm as to his resistance to the moral view that his Yahweh was indeed a moral monster who has no divine right to rule over us or to judge and condemn us! His resistance to the failure of his Kalam argument also merits sarcasm and his endorsement of uncorroborated writers of uncorroborated tall tales and bad ethics also commands sarcasm!
He is so overrated as a philosopher and - debater. He wins debates in the eyes of uncomprehending people, but we rationalists see through his flimsy arguments.
What else would you add to this? Or do you possibly dissent?
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Original sin reflects original misanthropy of miserable mean-minded misanthropes who continually tried to make humanity look worse than it is . Most of us most of the time are good as Albert Ellis notes in " The Myth of Self-Esteem."
Those mendicants of misanthropy made up their history and their code of ecthics from their own miserable mean-mindedness and tastes and whims; not Yahweh, their fictional God who gave us morality.Humankind depends on no progressive code of ethics from God but instead from trial and error, refining their moral sense.
Judaism itself poses no original sin! Buddhism poses original ignorance as it were.
Theists engage in special pleading. They claim that we as William Sahakian who claims that we are using the fallacy of multiple questions- have you quit beating your wife- when we ask who created God?No, ti's his side who special plead and beg the question that He requires no creator and no designer. They claim that we naturalists have the problem of the brute fact when we claim that the Cosmos [ the Polyverse] is eternal, whilst they have the Ultimate Explanation in God, but again that special pleads and that explanation is no more than an argument from ignorance- no evidence at all and is just God did it, ever so incoherent as never do theists tell us in general how He does it!They special plead that as they see the pareidolias of intent and design instead of mechanism and patterns, because they again special plead for God to guide natural causes instead of their being their own bosses.
They special plead for miracles when they find putative ones instead of acknowledging that once again those have only natural causes. They special plead for theirs to be different from those of other religions.
They special plead for Him to have saved Jewry when other peoples also saved themselves, albeit with outside help.
Christians special plead for their form of salvation to be needed against those of other religions.
Jewry special plead to be the chosen when others might so claim that role. To be sure, being the chosen for them does not mean to be otherwise special- no extra rights and so forth.
Other religions carry their own special pleads.
Do you dissent and why? Can you cite other cases of theistic special pleading?
Please post here!
And may we talk to each other, not past each other!
Friday, February 8, 2013
May that tsunami spread through out the Mid-East! Let freedom of and from religion rule! Even the land of the ayatollahs can change, and other lands must also. Freedom is our birthright due to our level of consciousness, not due to the state or to God per [Google: Lamberth's argument from autonomy.
May liberalism spread! The Earth everywhere should depend on liberty and liberal capitalism.
No God would have the divine right for divine rights per that argument.
May those lands and other have a gnu atheist and other secular movements galore!