Richard Goscicki's Blog – October 2011 Archive (3)

Next Item In Pandora's Box: Dichotomous Thinking

Dichotomous thinking is categorizing observations in one of two diametrically opposed groups.   Everything is white or black, good or evil, virtue or sin, heaven or hell, spirit or body, day or night, liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican, in light or darkness.  G.B. Shaw said there are two kinds of people in the world, those who lend money and those who borrow money.  This kind of reasoning is intrinsic to an authoritarian personality (not that Shaw was) and makes thinking easy,…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on October 19, 2011 at 8:05pm — 10 Comments

The Next Evil Promoted by Religion: Racism

Racism



A good example of how religion distorts and perverts the worldview is the treatment of racism.



The Bible doesn’t say much about racism but, just as with slavery, the belief or doctrine that certain races are inferior to others is rampant and pervasive throughout history. Just look at racism in America before MLK and the civil rights movement. As wrong, unfair, and illogical as it is, the Holy Scriptures have done little to encourage and exhort followers to… Continue

Added by Richard Goscicki on October 15, 2011 at 3:14pm — 4 Comments

Why Religion Is Bad For Humans And Other Living Creatures? Part I

The Bible and Koran encourage and condone the worst aspects of human behavior: war, slavery, necrophilia, cruelty to animals, anthropocentrism, suicide, starvation, racism, xenophobia, blind faith, sexism, homophobia, nepotism, denial of reality, self flagellation, dichotomous thinking, torture, human sacrifice, symbolic cannibalism, and other insults to reason. The result has been to distort and pervert the worldview of all who cherish these religious beliefs and have faith in the dictates…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on October 1, 2011 at 4:00pm — 13 Comments

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