jacques lauperr
  • Male
  • ottawa
  • Canada
Share on Facebook
Share Twitter
  • Blog Posts (1)
  • Discussions
  • Events
  • Groups
  • Photos
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos

Gifts Received

Gift

jacques lauperr has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

jacques lauperr's Page

Latest Activity

Luara commented on jacques lauperr's blog post How do we fight unreason?
"I wrote a book that teaches evolution to preschoolers Very nice!"
Aug 17
Freethinker31 commented on jacques lauperr's blog post How do we fight unreason?
"Remember the saying   `Actions  speak louder  than words'........If we, as Atheists, show  the world the truth by proving  what we say with  Science, instead  of just preaching like  they do, then maybe…"
Aug 16
Luara commented on jacques lauperr's blog post How do we fight unreason?
"how do we win back civilization? I doubt unreason has been getting worse.  Literacy has increased in the USA, that helps.  There has always been a lot of irrationality."
Aug 16
Jonathan Tweet commented on jacques lauperr's blog post How do we fight unreason?
"I say, promote scientific thinking. I wrote a book that teaches evolution to preschoolers, for example. Steven Pinker documents how the US has been getting more reasonable, and people are getting smarter. The main force driving the rise in…"
Aug 15
jacques lauperr shared Mike's group on Facebook
Aug 15
jacques lauperr commented on Amanda Ashcraft's blog post The Narcissism Of Small Differences: Freud's Accidental Diagnosis Of The Problem With Atheism Today
"I was also raised in a non-religious family.  My mom brought me to Buddhist temples and catholic churches.  She never told me there was no god, but simply introduced me to the wide varieties of faiths in the world.  Simply being aware…"
Aug 15
Luara commented on jacques lauperr's blog post How do we fight unreason?
"get them to admit it is their lust for cheap imports bringing parts of the job market down and not Satan in a business suit plotting the Illuminatis next vast conspiracy to send us all to hell. The ironic thing is, a lot of what people complain…"
Aug 15
Amanda Ashcraft commented on jacques lauperr's blog post How do we fight unreason?
"Escapism would be the drug of choice pandered by the pulpit and politicians. To get rid of x, you must believe in y. Oldest psychological problem around. Getting folks tonrecognize their own accountability instead of relegating it to a higher…"
Aug 14
jacques lauperr commented on Amanda Ashcraft's blog post The Narcissism Of Small Differences: Freud's Accidental Diagnosis Of The Problem With Atheism Today
"I am not entirely convinced that belief is a choice, otherwise it would not be a belief.  To not believe in a deity in a world in which the vast majority are indoctrinated from birth to believe or are surrounded by people professing faith to…"
Aug 14
jacques lauperr commented on jacques lauperr's blog post How do we fight unreason?
"That Carl Sagan passage is exactly what haunts me daily.  I think it is very dangerous indeed to assume that this fight is won.  Women's rights, gay rights and racial rights certainly were not won by allowing the passage of time to…"
Aug 14
Future commented on jacques lauperr's blog post How do we fight unreason?
"I think the answer is persistence and patience. Atheism is on a growing trajectory. Just keep pumping reason and rationality into every corner where it is lacking."
Aug 14
Luara commented on jacques lauperr's blog post How do we fight unreason?
"That's a really good question.  A partial answer:Make science sexy and entertaining.  We had Carl Sagan.  Now we have Neil deGrasse Tyson with the excellent TV series Cosmos.  A sexy woman scientist would really help, if she…"
Aug 14
Bertold Brautigan commented on jacques lauperr's blog post How do we fight unreason?
"Jacques, I think you may have posed the scariest question of all. An author I really like, Morris Berman, feels that we’re in grave danger of losing everything that was gained in the Enlightenment precisely because of unreason. I certainly…"
Aug 14
Randall Smith commented on jacques lauperr's blog post How do we fight unreason?
"I don't know what the answer is. I'm hoping it's patience. I look at slavery, women's rights, gay rights, etc., and think "in time"."
Aug 14
Scot Hinson commented on jacques lauperr's blog post How do we fight unreason?
"Great question, the how to.. I think we are in an age when the obvious is finally being stated out loud in the face of much prejudice and bigotry. I myself still have not opened up to the majority of my family/friends. I believe the fight is already…"
Aug 13
jacques lauperr liked Richard Haynes's page Get Active
Aug 13

Profile Information

City (For Member Searching)
Ottawa
State or Province (For Member Searching)
ON
Country (For Member Searching)
Canada
About Me:
I am a 24 year old Student at the Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs and Policy Management (with a specialization in International Relations) at Carleton University. I am an Anti-theist and am tired of having to pretend that while I do not believe in God that I think it is harmless that others do. I would love to find a career path in which I can fight for Secular Reason and/or directly confront unreason in all its forms. I hope to connect with as many like minded individuals as possible. I think we can all agree that we already deal with enough people that do not even remotely share similar views of the world.

Jacques lauperr's Blog

How do we fight unreason?

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 8:15pm 12 Comments

Our world is plagued with unreason. From left and right wing ideologues to extremist religious organizations, the enlightenment is under siege. As much as I enjoy talking to other like minded individuals about how wrong everyone else is in there fervent belief in unreasonable truth claims, I do not see what good that does in and of itself. I want to discuss how we excise the cancer of unreason from our societies, with the goal of building a better future for humanity. I am truly at a loss as…

Continue

Comment Wall (2 comments)

You need to be a member of Atheist Nexus to add comments!

Join Atheist Nexus

At 10:37am on August 13, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 6:17pm on August 4, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Bonjour Jacques  

It is good to have you join us. That is a fine opening statement.  Welcome to this cheerful friendly Internet community of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking evidence-based wisdom.    

We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 950  discussion topics and 4100 members.  http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

There are 1100 groups in Atheist Nexus.  Do go visiting.

Terry

 
 
 

Support Atheist Nexus

Donate Today

Donate

 

Help Nexus When You Buy From Amazon

Amazon

 

© 2014   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service