Here is a video showing what religious education and home schooling creates.
Some of you may find this very scary.
Education that emphasises Rational Critical Thinking, should be mandatory for all children.
Regardless of their parent's religion.
Don't you agree?
I just finished watching promos and the short version of the movie and realized it contains all the most common fallacies of reason.
Everythting from Strawman, False Analogy, False Dichotomy and even the Slippery Slope fallacy are so obvious in this movie.
Even the Title is a Fallacious.
The only Indoctrination about the Movie is the movie is an attempt to Indoctrinate viewers into believing that public schools are dangerous, which is indeed false.
The only thing…Continue
I found this a very amusing debate.
Quite humorous comments from both sides.
But, the well was already poisoned by Michael Shermer before Lennox started his preconceived spiel.
Lennox made every mistake Shermer already gave an answer to in his first argument.
Lennox continually used the following fallacies:
"It is not possible to:" (An argument from ignorance, is following and a Dunning-Kruger effect ( "I Know") bit of nonsense is…Continue
Here is a little movie I dig.
It has some educational value for those wanting to understand fallacies and rational thinking.
I think I want a raccoon coat!
Here is an interesting video, linking the Bible and the events with Astrology.
12 Disciples represent the 12 constelations.
The resurrection after 3 days, represents how the Sun appears to become frozen (dies) for 3 days, in the equinox and then appears to start its return (resurrection).
The similarities between all the Sun gods such as Mithra, Horus and Jesus, also point to this astrological basis for the Bible and Jesus Christ.
The Death on the Cross,…Continue
A recent article in many papers in Australia, highlight a rise in illegal homeschooling practices.
Though even those Christian homeschooling groups claiming legality are suspicious as I've found references to extremely delusional drivel in books by nutjob…Continue
Analysing debates between Christian apologists and Atheists has led me to the conclusion that the vast majority of Christian apologists who do such attacking of Atheism in public, demonstrate quite clearly their disingenuous belief system by the nature of and the fallacies within their arguments.
These disingenous people are really simply using religion to print money.…Continue
Yes, Matt Dillahunty wipes his feet on Matt Slick.
Slick is not so slick, producing a fallacy a minute in this debate with Dillahunty.
Demonstrating clearly that even the best apologists are nothing but fallacious, moronic nutjobs.
I found this hilarious bit of nonsense from some joker calling himself "ScreenMonkeyMan"
Where he claims Jaclyn Glenn is a Satanist, because of some moving "Orbs" which appear to be eminating from possibly reflection of light off a rotating object or interference pattern on the camera.
though since these light spots or orbs are only on the wall, they…Continue
I've been a fan of Steve Shives's work into reading and interpreting Christian Apologetics in a rationalist manner.
Steve is a very rational person and he pretty much destroys most of Christian Apologetics.
Here is Steve's appraisal of "I Don't Have Enough Faith To Be an Atheist" by Norman L. Geisler and Frank Turek. He exposes the writer's biases, bigotry and naivety.…Continue
I particularly like this review of the Movie:
"I’ve never been more insulted watching a film before. The universe created by Rich and David Christiano contains Christian characters who are so vapid and unaware, so unintelligent and clueless that they could have been created by atheists trying to spoof the intelligence of Christians. Likewise, the atheists in the film are so clueless as to their own ability to properly explain…Continue
The US government should declare Young Earth Creationism as a danger to the minds of U.S. citizens and ban it as "Information Terrorism".
As Young Earth Creationism and its offshoot, Intelligent Design, is anti-information and anti-knowledge which as in Terrorism, they use fear and intimidation to gain converts and indoctrinate children.
Even Ken Ham demonstrates this in his "Raising Godly Children in an…Continue
This is still the most common excuse I get from agnostics and even some non-church going Christians.
They Don't Want To Be Wrong about God's Existence, so they are playing it safe, hoping that if there is really a God and an afterlife, they will be in for a place in Heaven.
They are thus living an Irrational Delusion.
For starters, how do they know that they are worshiping or believing in the correct God, there are hundreds (presently worshiped) and thousands of…Continue
I'm a fan of Bill Maher.
Even though he does come across occasionally as too much of a fundamentalist.
But, this documentary shows him playing a fairly even handed, rational role in investigating Religion.
I've just been revisiting my favorite comedy skits.
One of the most thought provoking was from the late, great George Carlin on Saving The Planet.
In many ways I agree with him, after all, all the things we produce in the way of chemicals, all come from the planet.
We may destroy the environment for ourselves and thus we become extinct, but, after we are…Continue
It's been a while since I reviewed religious apologetics.
So I have been searching for anything new on the Theistic landscape.
So far, I've found absolutely nothing new in their arguments for God and for defense of their Faith in God.
I've been also viewing all the latest debates between Theists and others.
Again the Theist debaters, both Islamic and Christian offer nothing new.
The most intelligent Apologists appear to be those on the Islamic front…Continue
I still use this video of Richard Dawkin's debate with Wendy Wright to remind me of how Extremely, Extremely, Mind Numbingly Dumb, Creationists Are.
I'm also in awe of how Richard Dawkins managed to keep his cool, when confronted with somebody so Ridiculously and Obviously Dumb.
I could not be so calm when confronted with such…Continue
Some may think I'm stating that religion is junk food for the mind.
Well, not quite right.
I'm drawing from comments made by psychologists and neurologists whose work I've been studying.
Essentially it is the confirmation of a quote from Arthur C. Clarke:
"The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion."
Which, when the junk food phenomenon of…Continue
I'm in discussions with Theists who are in constant denial of Science that goes anywhere near not supporting their Faith.
They claim to understand science and the findings of scientists, accept health warnings and findings in Cosmology and Geology, but only up to where the sciences don't interfere with their faith.
Once there is conflict with faith, they completely deny and deride scientific findings.
Now we know that Genesis and the…Continue
I have been viewing this series of lectures and the information has been not only Extremely Interesting, but overwhelmingly useful in my understanding psychology of both Animals and Humans.
I recommend these to anybody who has the time to view them.
Or they can pick just the subject in which they are most interested.
Such as I didn't realize that a species of birds has Theory of Mind.
I've known for years that apes have this ability.
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