Ridiculing beliefs, not people.
I understand some Christians force certain educations like teaching that evolution is a farse and that creationism is the only way (which will hurt children for college, as well as being a scientist) but sometimes Church has nothing to do with the bible, it has to do with community, friends, family. Reddit is one of the best examples of. One reason which some theists,especially Christians will offer for thinking that the existence of their god is important is that belief in a god is good for, or even necessary for, social order and moral behavior. Secular morality is the aspect of philosophy that deals with morality outside of religious traditions. "Some theists say that ethics cannot do without religion because the very meaning of 'good' is nothing other than 'what God approves'. and that Christians have condoned slavery of some form or description throughout most of.
April 22, at 8: What you despise—unscientifically and anti-philosophically—is the ability of human reason to arrive at knowledge that is not accessible to the five primary senses… even while you depend on such things all the time.
While all knowledge comes through the senses, not all knowledge is sensory knowledge. We reject to your face your Hobbesian-inspired worldview where all are at war with all—animated by the unscientific and anti-philosophical claim that there is no universal human nature, and therefore no universal moral law, and therefore there is no possibility of a general conversation regarding the future of mankind.
Christians are far more capable of defending certain moral objectives including universal human rights than radical skeptics and naturalists are of defending religions freedom, freedom of speech, and other basic human rights.
Because Christians defend the prerogatives of reason, we can far better defend democracy against irrational and often violent religion jihadism than the skeptic or moral relativist for whom the claims of reason are a mere cultural construct.
That is what science writ large is all about: You naturalists a priori limit knowledge to sensory knowledge. Critical thinkers are expansive: If you want to discount the efficacy of moral philosophy or metaphysics simply because they fail your self-serving preconceived notions of how the world should be, then by all means flail yourselves into non-critical thinking bliss.
April 22, at 9: To a certain extent, I agree, at least to the extent that we are discussing evidence in the context of conversation and mutual persuasion. I cannot count as my own evidence any private subjective experience you might have, nor can you count my private subjective experience as your own evidence.
What you despise—unscientifically and anti-philosophically—is the ability of human reason to arrive at knowledge that is not accessible to the five primary senses… It seems both uncharitable and presumptuous for you to tell me what I despise.
Note that universal differs from objectively true: And many communists, myself included, consider specific objective physical circumstances, such as economic exploitation and political oppression, to be universally objectionable.
We reject to your face… Reject as you please. Argue if you can. Having studied apologetic arguments for a decade, I have seen no such sound argument. Offer such an argument, and I will examine it carefully on its own merits. I eagerly await your demonstration. If you consider my views inherently unserious, there seems no reason to consider present the presumption of good will and sincerity necessary to conduct a civilized conversation.
Should you wish to venture an actual argument, to be considered on its own merits, I will be more than happy to respond substantively. April 23, at First, I should have qualified my mention of theistic hindus.
My understanding of some schools of hinduism is that there is simply one God — Brahman. Any other god is not an actual separate entity, but just some manifestation of an aspect of this god, who is personal in nature.Some parents take the view that their children should choose their beliefs for themselves, but what they then do is pass on certain ways of thinking about religion, like the idea that religion is.
One reason which some theists,especially Christians will offer for thinking that the existence of their god is important is that belief in a god is good for, or even necessary for, social order and moral behavior.
The legal battles (e.g., the Kitzmiller versus Dover trial in ) and lobbying surrounding the teaching of evolution and creationism in American schools suggest that religion and science conflict. However, even if one were to focus on the reception of evolutionary theory, the relationship between religion and science is .
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Argument. These Christians, often referred to as the religious right, are well known for violent demonstrations against Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics.
it has some rather bizarre consequences. For one thing, it implies that each of us is morally infallible. "One suspects that there may be some reason for so many people to believe" Indeed - that would be the "complete ignorance" you were talking about.
Once you learn and become educated about how things work, you come to understand that gods are unnecessary explanations. Apr 16, · I am going to base my assessment off one of the best critical thinking book I for modern theists and atheists, it doesn’t so much.
However, in the context of holy books, it is very relevant. The Christians believe that their holy texts are basically reliable.
for some reason, I hadn't been able to refute your points, you Author: The State Of My Ignorance.