All Blog Posts Tagged 'meme' (11)

Meditations on "How Religion Poisons Everything"

The other day I was listening to one of Seth Andrews’ Thinking Atheist podcasts.  This one was based on the subtitle of Christopher Hitchens’ masterwork, god is Not Great, How Religion Poisons Everything.  I found myself musing about that business of poisoning, and in the process of my musings, opened an instance of Microsoft Word and began committing my thoughts to bits and bytes.  The following are my thoughts on the matter:



Religion poisons everything in the same way…

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Added by Loren Miller on January 6, 2014 at 8:30am — 16 Comments

God the Troll

I came upon this a few minutes ago, and figured I'd share. God is the best troll ever ^_^

 

http://www.ranker.com/list/god-is-an-epic-troll-the-best-of-the-advice-god-meme/robert-wabash

Added by Teagraves on November 22, 2011 at 2:03pm — No Comments

What atheism SHOULD mean

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“A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition.” ~José Bergamín
Many people mistakenly believe that dictionary definitions tell us what words mean. But it’s the other way around. We, by our actual usage of words, tell dictionary lexicographers how to define words. English is a fluid… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on July 17, 2011 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Memetics and cognitive psychology

Working to develop some useful links between memetics and cognitive psychology. The intersection of these seems rich with potential but I haven't seen much written in this area. Any one have a favorite article or book that explores this?

Added by Darrel Ray on May 20, 2010 at 10:48pm — No Comments

The Internet: Where religions come to die

I watched an interesting video about how religions/cults survive and how the internet could spell a downward spiral for religion because of the free flow of ideas.








I say good riddance to religion. Science survives in spite of strong scrutiny from all sides who have an incentive to disprove the theory (to gain some intellectual kudos). Science has proven itself to be true. It was science that took man to…
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Added by Murtad Fitri on April 14, 2010 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Dark Age memetics

Both creationism and environmental denial are almost daily news. Their vile triplet, anti-vaccination crusading, hasn't reached quite the same level yet, but this article is a fascinating read -



A Broken Trust: Lessons from the Vaccine–Autism Wars



It's quite a sobering reminder of the actual scale of the assault being mounted against reason. Recommended for those who are still… Continue

Added by Фелч Гроган on May 30, 2009 at 11:08am — 7 Comments

Brain as computer II

Daniel Dennett does a great job of examining and explaining memes in this video.

Denniel Dennet

Added by Darrel Ray on April 5, 2009 at 7:16pm — No Comments

Hardcore Atheist meme

Yeah, I finally gave in and did it. But if you want to read it, this time you're going to have to go to my personal blog. I normally cross-post, but I don't have time right now!

Added by Andrew on December 20, 2008 at 2:42pm — No Comments

"As If" - Deconstructing Religious Memes

Here's an essay that I submitted to Broowaha Los Angeles. Enjoy! ~~~~~~~~~~~



What happens when believers and nonbelievers start to debate religion?



The first thing that is placed on the table is a covert acceptance of the religious person’s beliefs. How so? This happens the moment that a nonbeliever acknowledges and uses the words that the believer is using.



Acknowledgement, recognition, and understanding implicitly support an argument, no matter what it… Continue

Added by Lori Stephens on November 16, 2008 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

How to get through to believers

Understanding causality, who can justify condemning believers for believing, since they were after all, shaped, molded, and ultimately conditioned to believe just as non-believers where conditioned to not believe? Yet, we just can’t stand by watching them fritter their lives away being motivated, moved, and ultimately being hijacked by this contagious and dangerous god meme. Why can’t we? Because to survive as a species we need to acknowledge and address reality. We can’t just stand by, because… Continue

Added by TJMorgan on September 30, 2008 at 2:40pm — 1 Comment

The Evasive God

If extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, then how is it that a single word which represents such an extraordinary claim has the ability to survive for such a long time without extraordinary evidence to support it’s implications? Simple, never clearly define the word to begin with, and allow it’s hosts to adapt it’s definition to the environment. Allow it’s authors to change the definition and characteristics of the word at their will. Allow it to be redefined over and over again… Continue

Added by TJMorgan on August 4, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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