All Blog Posts Tagged 'virus' (13)

Religion as a Virus and Epicurus’ Remedies

Mirroring a recent blog post.

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Those of us that grew up under the ideological yolk of the God of the Bible had to contend with a Janus that was said to be both a loving Heavenly Father whom Jesus imagined feeding the birds daily … and a wrathful, jealous, mad sociopath who ordered the Jews to commit genocide in order to occupy other peoples’ lands and…

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Added by Hiram on July 3, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

People.....You Are Killing Your Children

I have heard it said that the Human Race is living at the bottom of an ocean of germs,

bacteria and virus's. The only thing that has allowed us to survive to today is because

our ancient ancestors had evolved an immune system that has the ability to fight off the

majority of these diseases.



But, if the Human Race does not allow the immune system to do its job, we will slowly

lose it and become dependant upon medicine. That is not good.



To retain a good…

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Added by Larry Smith on June 28, 2012 at 10:17am — No Comments

Pity the Priesthood?

Before you sharpen your pitchforks and light the torches, let me qualify that title with:  Not all of them!

Those who are child molesters, or knowingly aid such vile excuses for humans deserve all of the scorn and contempt they get from any thinking human.

That said, I was thinking the other day of how religion is basically a mind virus that has permeated and infected much of humanity for millenia.  Then the thought struck me that if that is the case, should we not feel…

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Added by Jas Brimstone on February 28, 2012 at 1:10pm — 3 Comments

Curing The God Virus

Note- -This is a republishing of my blog entry of the same name at http://freethinkingfordummies.com/2010/09/01/curing-the-god-virus/



I am currently reading The God Virus, by Darrel Ray. I already owned his book when I heard him speak at the Midwest Humanist Conference last month, but I hadn’t really…

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Added by Jay Walker on September 1, 2010 at 6:32pm — 2 Comments

The relationship between religions and viruses (natural and computers)

It was about 10 years ago I heard about computer viruses and their similarities to human viruses or natural viruses . That comparison was very interesting for me and even this comparison ignited an idea in my mind: if we call natural viruses live or semi live beings then we can call computer viruses alive or semi alive too.

Here Ramadan has begun a few days ago and my parents like many other Muslims fast in this month and they practice rituals more than other months. Once I was looking at… Continue

Added by ObscureAtheist on August 27, 2009 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Deborah Cooper podcast

I did an internet radio/podcast with Deborah Cooper of Sucka Free Dating this week. It was unusual and fun to say the least. You can listen at this link:

The angle was very different than other podcasts I have done since it was more focused on how religion affects relationships and sexuality.

Added by Darrel Ray on August 22, 2009 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Lincoln Nebraska

Jason Frye is putting on a regional Freethinker conference in Lincoln, NE Aug. 14-15. I will be speaking on my book and some of our Recovering From Religion (RR) facilitators will be presenting on RR. This is an exciting opportunity to challenge folks in the Nebraska-Iowa area to come out and let the fundamentalists know that we are here to stay. I hope you will help us get the word out. I'll post more information as soon as I have it.

Added by Darrel Ray on July 15, 2009 at 11:19am — No Comments

Secular Nation Podcast

I was just interviewed by David Driscoll of Secular Nation Podcast. The interview went great and he gave me a lot of time to talk about Recovering from Religion as well. Take a listen at this link.

David really did his homework and had excellent questions for our discussion.

Please let others know about the podcast as well.

Added by Darrel Ray on June 7, 2009 at 10:04pm — No Comments

Recovering from Religion, Contest Announcement

Recovering from Religion Logo Contest (Deadline for submission May 31, 2001)

We think RR should have a snappy logo and we know there are people who can help us create one. If you or someone you know, would like to participate, send them this announcement. If you want to know more about Recovering from Religion go to this link and let others know about this exciting new group:



http://recoveringreligionists.com/Purpose.html



Contest Announcement

We are taking… Continue

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

safe computing tips

Outstanding free privacy products:



LinuxMint

http://www.linuxmint.com/

full featured fast & secure operating system



Passwordsafe

http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net/

keep your passwords in a safe, keep that safe on a flash drive. Also works under linux via wine.

Mypasswordsafe for linux…

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Added by Galen Thurber on April 5, 2009 at 5:46pm — 1 Comment

Brain as computer- some ramblings

In the debate over the virus metaphor, many people miss the clear parallels between the human brain and a computer. While many have no problem with the notion that computers can be infected with a metaphorical "virus", it seems that the line is drawn when the human brain is involved. There is abundant evidence that biological viruses can infect and take control of organic brains - controlling them much as a computer virus does. What makes us so resistant to the notion that ideas can do the same… Continue

Added by Darrel Ray on April 5, 2009 at 4:10pm — 3 Comments

Dawkins on Mental Viruses

I love Dawkins video on mental viruses and have added it to my videos. If you have never seen it, take a look. It is still the best articulation of the concept that I have found.

Added by Darrel Ray on March 31, 2009 at 3:41pm — No Comments

A little experiment

I just put up a video clip from my recent presentation at The University of Colorado. It outlines a little experiment you can do with your fundamentalist or evangelical friends. Here is the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leBmSTet-NA

It is a great way to observe the effects of religious infection first hand.

Added by Darrel Ray on March 19, 2009 at 2:10pm — 2 Comments

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