Supposing there was no intelligence behind the universe, no creative mind. In that case, nobody designed my brain for the purpose of thinking. It is merely that when the atoms inside my skull happen, for physical or chemical reasons, to arrange themselves in a certain way, this gives me, as a by-product, the sensation I call thought. But if so, how can I trust my own thinking to be true? It’s like upsetting a milk jug and hoping that the way it splashes itself will give you a map to London. But if I can’t trust my own thinking, of course I can’t trust the arguments leading to Atheism, and therefore have no reason to be an Atheist, or anything else. Unless I believe in God, I cannot believe in thought: so I can never use thought to disbelieve in God.
C.S. Lewis might have been a good writer, but thinking and reasoning was quite obviously not his forte.
Hours before the US election was settled, Romney said in an interview:
"I not only think we’re going to win intellectually, but I feel it as well."
This really shows why the US is better off with Obama as president. Romney’s intellect (or lack thereof) told him that even though the polls showed that Obama was in the lead everywhere it mattered, Romney and his advisors chose to believe that the polls were wrong, that they sampled the wrong groups of people, and until the end the Republicans really believed they’d win and were baffled when they realised they didn’t win.
Romney felt like he’d win - his god either did not bother letting him know that he wasn’t going to make him win. This essentially means that the deity either betrayed Romney, did not give a shit or he/she/it simply does not exist (or maybe he/she/it was stuck on planet Kolob and had a lapse in omnipotence…)
This attitude is of course not very surprising from a religious nut - disregarding evidence and instead choosing what to believe because it’s easier.
One motivation behind the statement is that the suicide rate and mental health issues in the LGBTI community is higher than for the general population.
So how about you assholes stop promoting homophobia then?! That will go a long way correcting the mental health and suicide portion of the statistics.
This is just further proof that it is about time to stop listening to these idiots and stop supporting the institutions they represent!
Just watched this documentary about the Westboro babtist church and it’s very disturbing. I know that some people would call this a ‘cult’ and not a ‘church’ - so as to justify other forms of religion.
The reality is that the only difference between a cult, a church or religion is the number of people following the teaching in question. Granted, other religious denominations might not be as outspoken and ‘extreme’ in their views, but fundamentally they all practice, and try to propagate the opposite of reason.
This documentary perfectly shows one aspect of why humanity must move away from religion.
Part 2 here.
If you are willing as human beings to abdicate your intelligence to a being who you don’t understand or know, what will that lead you to?Good quote from Alan Dershowitz. (Heard in this YouTube clip.)
Dinesh D’Souza - well spoken, but ultimately just full of shit.Me
“One of the monumental ironies of religious discourse can be appreciated in the frequency with which people of faith praise themselves for their humility, while condemning scientists and other non-believers for their intellectual arrogance. There is, in fact, no worldview more reprehensible in its arrogance than that of a religious believer: ‘the creator of the universe takes an interest in me, approves of me, loves me, and will reward me after death; my current beliefs, drawn from scripture, will remain the best statement of the truth until the end of the world; everyone who disagrees with me will spend eternity in hell….’ An average Christian, in an average church, listening to an average Sunday sermon has achieved a level of arrogance simply unimaginable in scientific discourse.”
—Sam Harris, Letter to a Christian Nation