Beamer wrote on Sep 29, 2010, 06:52:
All the crusades nonsense is red herring at best. You can't complain about something hundreds of years old. Jesus, the stuff our country has done far more recently isn't terribly different.
It's part of a pattern played down through history to this day.
But to say people dislike religion because they don't want to be judged is insane.
People dislike things absolutely adored despite there being no proof. And people dislike intolerance for other thought.
Which is ironic, because the lack of religion has become pure religion to most of them. Things can't be proven true, but typically also can't be proven false.
That's a patently ridiculous statement. First off we have various means of establishing the validity of something anywhere from the Socratic method to scientific hypothesis. Second, the burden of proof is always on the claimant. Third, how you prove a negative? That sort of circular reasoning is juvenile and ludicrous at best. For any person of sufficient intelligence and education all signs point to 'No Virginia, there is no Santa Claus, or God either.'
Nor did anyone contend by point about the man who earnestly believes in Santa, or the brainwashing of children into these cults.
It reminds me one time about 10 years back of a buddy's mom who had a dream where an angel told her she was going to win the lottery that week. So she went out dropped $1000 on tickets - I shit you not - and out of that she won about $20 and a few free tickets. So was that god at work, delusional behaviour, or probability?
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