All Blog Posts Tagged 'ignorance' (22)

How do you even reply to something like this

A short while ago on Facebook, a 'friend' posted:

"If violence, wars, murders, poverty & disease could be prayed away, don't you think it would have been gone hundreds of years ago? If everything that happens is Gods will, why get upset? Why rebuild where "God" keeps destroying? And if that wasn't God, how do you tell the difference?

No need to respond with more conditioned BS! Just something to think about and I decided to share my…

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Added by Derek Bly on May 2, 2014 at 10:27pm — 3 Comments

How do you even reply to something like this

A short while ago on Facebook, a 'friend' posted:

"If violence, wars, murders, poverty & disease could be prayed away, don't you think it would have been gone hundreds of years ago? If everything that happens is Gods will, why get upset? Why rebuild where "God" keeps destroying? And if that wasn't God, how do you tell the difference?

No need to respond with more conditioned BS! Just something to think about and I decided to share my…

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Added by Derek Bly on May 2, 2014 at 10:27pm — 10 Comments

Stupid is as Stupid Does (Book Review)

“Stupid is as Stupid Does These words uttered by Forest Gump in the movie of the same name, pretty much describes Americans, at least in the eyes of Charles P. Pierce, in his book, “Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free.”

I would like to report that Pierce is off base in…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on October 8, 2013 at 4:46am — 37 Comments

1984! (Accessing Internet Info not New)

As Usual—Americans Missed It!

There is much gnashing of teeth about the government accessing Internet files as…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on June 6, 2013 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

How Does Religion Inspire such Tenacious Dedication?

Recently I spoke with a theologian who holds a young-earth creationist viewpoint, and I was struck by his illogical dedication to his beliefs. It was apparent that he was not unintelligent: our conversation touched on a great variety of topics, including quantum physics, the origin of the universe, and modern astrophysical theories. He was clearly knowledgeable and scientifically aware -- apparently he…

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Added by Matt Skaggs on May 1, 2013 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

Religion – STILL At It

It was just one more article from the Huffington Post about Stephen Hawking, the Big Bang, and the fact that no god was necessary to make the whole business happen.  I’ve probably seen dozens of such articles over the past four or five years and watched him discuss the matter with people like Larry King.  Same stuff, different day,…

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Added by Loren Miller on April 18, 2013 at 8:02am — 6 Comments

The Problem of Tolerating Purposeful Ignorance

Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation.  Stupidity is not a sin; the victim can't help being stupid.  But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.

― Robert A. Heinlein



When I started thinking about the piece I wanted to write, I noted that there were some marked similarities between stupidity as described by Mr.…

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Added by Loren Miller on June 21, 2012 at 7:46am — 16 Comments

Negative Reaction to Presidents Stand on Gay Marriage Predictable

(this blog is longer than usual and I apologize for taking advantage of your better nature, but I think the negative reaction of many in the black community to the President's announcement uninformed, superstitious and unChristian.)



I'd like to say I'm surprised by the negative reaction many in the black community had to the President's announcement that he favored gay marriage, but I'm not. A recent Pew study indicated that the Black Church community was more opposed to these… Continue

Added by Donald R Barbera on May 11, 2012 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Ignorance Knows No Limits

Despite being 11 years into the 21st century, in the United States the train of ignorance rolls on and shows no signs of slowing down. Before, I start in on this rant (yes, it is a rant) I must admit that I am highly disgusted by the colossal amount of misinformation the black church passes along. I am incensed by the ignorance it encourages and more importantly, I am frightened by the amount of, what else can I call it, bullshit the community actually…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on June 24, 2011 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Deadly Combination: Arrogance and Ignorance

Bypassing a bibliography containing numerous books, articles and journals regarding Intelligent Design and Creationism, which do not reach the level of junk science and would need numerous upgrades to reach that plateau, it is important to understand how such thing harms the country. A recent survey of the top developed countries in the world ranked the United States as number 34 out of 35 in the acceptance of evolution, an embarrassment as well as a finding with enormous economic… Continue

Added by Donald R Barbera on February 1, 2011 at 6:10am — 3 Comments

I am dissapointed in you

This is a past post from my blog which is inteded for atheist and theist alike, so don't take it personally if it doesn't apply to you, it's only meant to give an example of my writing and get some followers if possible. Other post are available and vary from informative to rants to arguments on facebook with my brother the preacher. So here is one I hope you like:

Religion is the process in which believing in something blindly is expected because someone said you should…

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Added by Luis Wilson on November 16, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

"The truth is out there" from Atheist Climber blog







My recent blog piece "At the edge of knowledge" spawned an awesome amount… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on May 16, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

My Debate with a Recently Converted Theist: "No words will ever persuade me to change my mind... God is not debatable when you believe..."

The Power of Belief:



"So long as a belief in propositions

is regarded as indispensable to salvation,

the pursuit of truth as such is not possible."



Mary Ann Evans, a/k/a George Eliot




A short exchange:



Ryan Batten

if I choose to believe in anything from a god to a stone, no words will…
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Added by Ory Stewart on April 18, 2010 at 6:16pm — 4 Comments

They're so cute when they're ignorant!

Isn't it adorable when someone on the internet thinks they know you better than you know yourself? Mind readers are the best! Here's one I found on YouTube.

I was commenting on this George Carlin video. Someone had suggested that we not use the term atheist because of its negative connotation. I suggested that we not let ourselves and be bullied into watering down our lack of beliefs. beallendall08 kindly corrected…

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Added by Becky Garcia on March 18, 2010 at 11:57pm — 6 Comments

Guilt by belief

When you sell a used car that is a known piece of junk to someone that doesn't know anything about cars, should you feel guilty? This would be a crime of taking advantage of another person's ignorance. But, what if this car were the car that Dale Earnhardt owned when he was in High School and you didn't know this was the case. Collectors of this 1952 Studebaker that was owned by a celebrity would pay 10 times what you received for the car. Should you have been more honest in your portrayal of… Continue

Added by Ron Miller on March 13, 2010 at 11:08am — No Comments

Why Religion and God are Unnecessary in the Modern World

I was originally going to publish this at Associated Content but they don't give up front payments for opinion articles so I published it there under a non-exclusive license and will publish it else where including my blog.



Introduction

Beliefs in gods is as old as civilization as is religion. But is the belief in god(s) and religion necessary? Does it benefit society or does it harm society? It is my belief that a belief in god(s)… Continue

Added by Lone Wolf on February 1, 2010 at 4:44pm — 3 Comments

Ignorance and Stupidity in the U.S.A.

This is my first blog post on Nexus and with a title such as I have titled this blog, possibly my last but I hope not. A little about myself before we get into the meat of this subject...



I was born and raised in a small town in southeastern Ohio. I was a failure in the public education system and dropped out in the eighth grade. I worked in a variety of jobs mostly in the corrugated box industry. I have lived in Columbus Oh, Jacksonville Fl, Greenbay Wi, Fargo ND and now I am back… Continue

Added by Ron Edwards on July 26, 2009 at 3:15pm — 3 Comments

Religion - The House of Insanity built on a Foundation of Ignorance

Maybe it’s getting to me, but all the stories of cult leaders raping and swapping children and wives; Mormon fathers beating their daughters; Muslims stoning to death a 13 year old rape victim because she lost her virginity; Catholic bishops making a 9 year old rape victim carry to term: etc..., you start to wonder if the insanity will ever end (and how). Now I’m not naive that terrible things didn’t happen before I became more interested in all this, but just seeing the shear volume collected… Continue

Added by Dave Rogers on July 21, 2009 at 7:39pm — 2 Comments

Children should not have the right to discuss politics on Youtube!!!

Beware...it's scary


I know I shouldn't even validate her attempt to act like she knows what she's talking about, but this is what we're up against. Don't watch if you're a god-hating liberal it may infuriate you. She's the future of FOX NEWS!! It's a good thing she hasn't learned about atheists yet.

-Christian

Added by Christian (ohh the irony) on May 6, 2009 at 3:00pm — 11 Comments

Cry for Education

Having been reading, watching, thinking, living evolution quite a bit over the last bit. I'm awestruck at how so many people who don't even understand the concept of evolution dismiss it as nonsense. To do so would hold a strong likeness to me claiming that some surgical procedures promise for success is utterly zero. While I may have some anatomical knowledge, it is… Continue

Added by AYFABTU on November 5, 2008 at 4:00am — No Comments

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