For example, suppose that, like breathing. Suppose further that those whose IQ was in the range were just foolishly wise enough to suppose they could get along without breathing normal air and just successful enough to buy scuba tanks. Then an analysis of breathers of natural versus tanked air would show that the artificial breathers were smarter than those content to breathe the air. It would show ONLY that at a certain level of intelligence and intellectual training one can make choices that the less educated and less intelligent would not make.
In other words, perhaps, intellectual incapacity and ineptitude protect some from errors that those who have drunk only lightly from the Pierian spring would think of making. The stunning ignorance of philosophy of the atheist on the street or the popular TV atheist is reflected in this study.
If you get into the data, for example, you find that while theism declines in the lower ranges of higher than average intelligence, it picks up when you pass around IQ. Harold, you used an example of doing an apparently irrational thing. We have no indication if the tank breathers had any evidential reason to choose the option that they did. Do you see what the problem is with your example? It lacks even the most basic similarity to our debate.
Atheism originates from a rational, reasoned and fully evidence based foundation.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Your example does not, hence it is of little intellectual use. I get what you were trying to say, but probably not the best way to say it. Maybe one day when study methods are more advanced, we can have a reliable and valid means of measuring intelligence. Until then, I trust my experience, which tells me that people of low self awareness and lacking in critical thought, are more likely to have a void which needs filling. Religion is today offensive and completely unacceptable to the majority of the world.
Is that acceptable to you? Buddhism and even within the faith Baptist vs. Or is this a PC thing to not risk non-PC results? This article is straight out of the Third Reich. Luckily our Creator left us a Book that warns us of this time coming upon the world. I am not worried; I read the Book and, good news, we win!
Hitler was a Catholic who believed that Jews should be punished for their part in the crucifixion of Emmanuel bin David aka Jesus read Mein Kampf. It has lots of empirical evidence, unlike the book of mythological fairytale bespattered Chinese whisper on paper I think you are referring to, nicely rewritten by Thomas Jefferson of US president fame. The Jefferson Bible is available from Amazon.
Please provide the quote from Mein Kampf that you are referring to. I think you just made that up. Hitler had longed ceased practicing Catholicism, or any type of organized religion, long before he wrote Mien Kampf. Yes, Hitler was brought up as at least a nominal Catholic, but he had long abandoned it.
Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord. Of course, the latter made no secret of his attitude toward the Jewish people, and when necessary he even took to the whip to drive from the temple of the Lord this adversary of all humanity, who then as always saw in religion nothing but an instrument for his business existence.
In retum, Christ was nailed to the cross p. In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders. Today, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before the fact that it was for this that He had to shed his blood upon the Cross.
As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice. And as a man I have the duty to see to it that human society does not suffer the same catastrophic collapse as did the civilization of the ancient world some two thousand years ago—a civilization which was driven to its ruin through this same Jewish people.
In addition to the pledge of loyalty, the full text of the SS oath comprises the following three questions and answers:. So wahr mir Gott helfe! We pledge to you and to the leaders that you appoint allegiance unto death. So help me god! So there you are, theists. Religiosity, will in all likelihood be responsible for the next third Reich and Holocaust, relevant considering what day it is today. As far as I can see, the silent, peaceful majority, is always irrelevant in atrocities.
When Islam tips over in to a majority in the west, I think it is reasonable to predict a radical coup of political power, a western Islamic revolution. Then will come the biggest holocaust we have ever witnessed. I guarantee there were thousands who would have dismissed and mocked his predictions as alarmist scaremongering and anti-German bigotry. When it happens, the peaceful majority will be subjugated, just as they were during the Spanish inquisition and most other culls.
It is the extreme minority who dominate history and as with all religious people who are cognitively challenged, they will make atrocious errors of thought and commit terrible acts, all in the name of doing what is right and moral. By the way, one of the most significant groups killed in the Holocaust were Polish Catholic churchmen. What part of what I have said is incorrect? My point is based on human intuition and common sense. There is quite simply no way at all you people can really believe like you lie about doing? Human common sense.
1. Life and Works
How can you believe without proof? That actually proves to anyone reading this, that you can ONLY be a liar. I mean, is it not normal when we hear or read someone make wild claims, claims like the so-called great events of Jesus Christ, to ask them to prove those claims? And is it not then normal to disbelieve those claims like the miracles etc, until they can be proven? The religious go about things in a remedial nonsensical way, they make no sense, none, not even a little sense, everything they want to believe in and claim, can today, be proven against!
4. Expression, Language, and Art
Seems incongruent. We are still the selfish Ape, hardwired to act in the short term. Before the invention of technology, plastic and nuclear weapons, that worked well for the environment. If you think human breeding being halted is a bad thing, you are looking at it from a species-centric viewpoint. From the perspective of every other life form on the planet, we are the problem. Atheists are smartest, but morality runs parallel and independently of intelligence and reasoning ability. What people fear is when a society is dominated by a book that is used to justify prejudice against groups, like homosexuals and women.
Not a problem when religious dissent is possible, but when you get killed for opposing clerical opinion, then it all of a sudden becomes a great deal more serious. The only Empire in this world today is the religious empire.
Religion and Science: Conflict or Harmony?
They also own your banks, chain stores, electric companies, Jewellers, Doctors surgeries and many enterprises. All the religions around the world is how they plan world dominance. Hard to believe? It works along the same line as we would see a corrupt government work, when corrupted governments get power, how do they keep it? Ancient Egypt actually proves all religion is a Jewish made up lie. We know they went on strike when the Pharaoh was late delivering their grain.
We see this many times in Ancient Egypt. But we see nothing, no mention or anything of Moses or any Israelite unrest. Yet the reality as we now know was, they took over Russia in the revolution. From the most respected organization to the very worst, at the drop of a hat as the Jew piled on the pressure.
Yet the reality as we now know was, the Jew financed all sides of WW2, massively increasing their overall wealth and therefore power. Those three lies see the lie start with you thinking the Jew was persecuted, abused, beaten, or even killed. Yet as always with Jew lies, they end up with the Jew in much more powerful positions. But again as with all Jewish lies, ends with God rewarding them with everything? And fools still swallow it. Every religion stems from the book of Genesis.
You can even start to predict what comes next! LOL But soon this God will need to make another appearance because nobody believes that myth any more. It is good to question everything, no exceptions, but when your examinations become addicted to iconoclastic destruction of established facts, that is more to do with conspiracy theorists and kooks. I realise the weaponisation of the anti-semitic label, was a creation of the Israeli intel services.
I know that people of Jewish heritage are grossly over represented in Film, academia and banking. Those are material facts. If you question and dismiss everything, you are on very slippery ground. The undeniable truth really is, we have no evidence of a single thing the religious claim, not one thing at all can be proven or ever has been proven.
Believing in things that never happened is simply pathetic.
Original Knowing: How Religion, Science, and the Human Mind Point to the Irreducible Depth of Life
What a vile bunch they all really are. Slavery is not forbidden in the Bible but it is discussed, the Bible teaches how you should treat a female sex slave. Religions appalling attitudes towards all women as well as all non-believers is disgusting and shows how sick these religious people really are.
You only need to read it, and nobody in their right mind could possibly believe in those things. Trying to portray religion as anything other than what it is murderous as history proves One death because of religious belief should be enough for any sort of good person to at the very least question it. My experience is that the deeply religious mind does not follow scale. That is it does not check its logic on successively larger time and spatial scales or against other logical dimensions.