Insulting Religion

Discussion in 'Religion' started by (Q), Nov 18, 2013.

  1. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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  5. Franklin Banned Banned

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    What a moron (in the video).
     
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  7. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    Pat Condell is a bit of a dick.
     
  8. Saturnine Pariah Hell is other people Valued Senior Member

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  9. Balerion Banned Banned

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    He's fed up.
     
  10. Balerion Banned Banned

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    Looks like he touched a nerve!
     
  11. cslewis Registered Member

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    Urantia:
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  12. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    He's tired of you religious folks insulting him and he's the moron? LOL.
     
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  14. Franklin Banned Banned

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    He never said how religion insulted him first, probably because it didn't. I am only insulting him now because he is insulting others. If he wasn't insulting others, I would just let him be the moron that he is without insulting him about it.
     
  15. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    LOL, believing in God IS religion, you dope.
     
  16. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, he did, were you not paying attention?

    LOL, religions were first to insult, that is his point. Try paying attention.
     
  17. Balerion Banned Banned

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    Somebody didn't watch the video...

    Can't explain what makes him a moron, of course. It's just a childish, emotional response because your feelings are hurt.
     
  18. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    (groan)

    Actually, it's not. But thank you for the insight into what the hell is wrong with evangelical atheists.

    Of course, that they do not understand what they criticize is no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention. That much has been clear at least since the O'Hairs.
     
  19. Franklin Banned Banned

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    I listened to the moron again and NO HE DIDN'T.
     
  20. gmilam Valued Senior Member

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    We've been told many times that we're going to burn in hell... If that's not judgmental and insulting, I don't know what is.
     
  21. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    Uh, yeah it is, check the definition.

    Did you just make up that term?

    Okee dokee.
     
  22. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    You can believe in a God without being part of an organized religion. The guy in the video has a point but he comes off as a jerk because he is treating every religious person rudely rather than those who were rude to him.

    Treating the subject of religion rudely I have less problem with for the reasons he mentions.
     
  23. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Simplification for the Benefit of Sounding Smarter Doesn't Always Work

    Common dictionary, or academic?

    (1) Jane grew up believing that the Universe is the result of a guiding force. But she has no care for the moralization and preaching, and lives her life from day to day doing right because it's the right thing to do. She doesn't know for certain that there is an afterlife. She has not attended church since childhood, does not promulgate, and if asked to explain her theology does not do so, as the guiding force she believes in is a mystery for her to understand, not knowledge for her to preach. By your definition, she is religious.

    (2) Joe does not believe in God. But he loves flora. Indeed, he finds something psychologically rewarding about his relationship with trees and plants, which even includes talking to them. Certainly, he has many rituals, which he performs regularly, planting trees on a specific occasion each year, and finding metaphors, insights, and other psychointellectual rewards in thanking the trees for the apples, or the roses for their beauty. Despite his irrational beliefs in his relationship with trees and repeated ritual performances, he is not religious—at least, according to your standard, since there is no god at the heart of his behavior.​

    Academically speaking, religion does not require "God". It simply requires a higher cause. If we limit "religion" to mere failure to reject the theistic proposition, such fundamental notions of religious function as creed, code, and cult—which have specific definitions in academia—become irrelevant.

    Creed— What a group believes.

    Code — How those beliefs translate into praxis.

    Cult — How the group honors its beliefs—i.e., worship.​

    These are elements found in any theistic religion, and many non-theistic associations with religion-like aspects.

    It certainly makes it easier to criticize "religion" if you have no obligation to comprehend what you're criticizing.
     

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