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Go to: Christianity Debate

JeremyH's Avatar Jump to comment 21 by JeremyH

This moderator seems just a touch biased, or is it just me? Yeah that's probably it.

Mon, 05 Jul 2010 14:30:51 UTC | #486445

Go to: Religion vs science: can the divide between God and rationality be reconciled?

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Science's goal is to find out how things work.

Religion's goal is to convert people.

Religion has the upper hand in this debate, because it has EVOLVED to thrive in this exact environment. We don't have that luxury. We can't change our mind when an idea gets a bad reception, we have to trust the evidence. Religion can mutate to whatever form is most pleasing to the public.

Sat, 11 Oct 2008 17:29:00 UTC | #250054

Go to: Citizen Enforcers Take Aim

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Darn, one of those articles that use a hot topic word like "Georgia" to get people to read it and it turns out to be something that, while still interesting, has nothing to do with current events.

It's just like that film "Osama". It had nothing to do with Bin Laden!

But about this article, I think our current laws and punishments are too heavily based on this instinct for revenge. Why is it that two drunk drivers are sent to court, one gets his lisence revoked and the other is put in prison for years? Because the second guy, by pure chance, happened to hit a car, killing the driver. So you're not punishing the behaviour, you're punishing the outcome.

Fri, 10 Oct 2008 19:49:00 UTC | #249900

Go to: Opiate of the masses - and evolutionary aid

JeremyH's Avatar Jump to comment 16 by JeremyH

Paula Kirby wrote:
If our best survival strategy is simply to pretend to co-operate, rather than actually to do so, why should we have created and then embraced religions that required us to "walk the talk"?


What I got from the article is that the creators of religion are able to make people be altruistic while they themselves simply reap the rewards.

"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful."

Sat, 04 Oct 2008 16:48:00 UTC | #246676

Go to: The world according to Hitchens

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For once I disagree with Hitchens. Russia is and has always been exagerated by American media. Ossetia DEMOCRATICALLY decided to join Russia, and Georgia, backed by the U.S, attacked the Ossetians, and Russia's attempts to protect the Ossetians were twisted by the media to make it look like it was the Russians who attacked.

Of course Russia tried to explain this, but who would have an American news story saying the Russians weren't the bad guys? Russia has been demonised so that the U.S can do whatever they want and the Americans people wont ask questions.

ryouga: You're right, Hitchens has taken the reporting at face value, one of the downsides of his patriotic attitude. It's hard to come to grips with the fact that your "objective news media" can be lying through it's teeth.

*EDIT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DjcJQ5Re-M
This video opened my eyes and made me hate fox news more than ever.

Sat, 27 Sep 2008 19:12:00 UTC | #242210

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