Religious Nonsense

Discussion in 'Religion' started by StrangerInAStrangeLand, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Smacked across the cheek with a Bible?
     
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  3. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    More like kicked in the face and abdomen by four older punks.
    All because I enthusiastically told my class that people are made of atoms and that made me one of them evil atheists, who needed correction in his thinking.
     
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  5. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    Kids? I ask because I've been smacked for less.
     
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  7. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    I have been threatened with a handgun by a fundie Christian, specifically that he would get it from his glovebox and blow my head off, for being "against God" (I made a joke about some versions of God having a lot of arms to jack off with - you had to be there, 3AM on the loading line).

    Fundies are dangerous. People who believe absurdities do end up committing atrocities - it's not just a saying.
     
  8. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, four 14 year olds beating on a 10 year old peaceful soul who just wanted to share some science.....

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    I agree. Fundies have been dangerous since the onset of religious practices. Exclusivity is build into the very fabric of religion. Exclusivity breeds prejudice. False Gods are not allowed....riddle me that one.

    Hypatia is a perfect example of having been torn apart (literally) for teaching astronomy.
    https://www.ancient.eu/Hypatia_of_Alexandria/

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  9. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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  10. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    Of course. Funny how some of the best-educated and frankly, brutal chess players I've met were Jesuits. And that priests are the first to laugh at the church's ritual and dogma.

    I fear playing a Jew at chess, but for blintzes or latkes, any time. There is no god but Carlsen, and his name is Magnus. (Maybe Mikhail Tal should be on the totem pole, but that's so last century.)

    Whether written by a single man, twelve monkeys, or thirteen ghosts makes no difference. It's still bullshit.
     
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  13. Michael 345 Looking for Bali in Nov Valued Senior Member

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    Is god being a bit sexist or is there a meme which says

    Kill every man who has slept with a women

    But all the young men who have not known a girl keep them alive for yourself

    So see if I have this right

    Humans are being instructed to have grasshopper sex

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  14. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Have you not read the Holy Babble? It reflects the extreme sexism & misogyny of its time.
    It is evidence there is no omnipotent goddess.

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  15. Michael 345 Looking for Bali in Nov Valued Senior Member

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    Long time ago

    Forgot most of it

    Tonight, fortuitously, QI ask a question of the panel

    "How many sheep were taken on the Ark?"

    And slipped in this detail - HB is the only book which references the Ark

    So can you answer about the sheep from memory?

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  16. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    The common misunderstanding is it is 2 of each animal. It is 2 of some & 7 of others.
    I do not recall which applies to sheep. I could find out very fast.

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  17. Michael 345 Looking for Bali in Nov Valued Senior Member

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    Good enough for me

    Sheep - clean = 7

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  18. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    The Quran references Noah, his boat, and the Flood.
     
  19. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    For every googlable meme there is an equally googlable explanation
    https://forums.catholic.com/t/numbers-31-17-18-how-to-defend-this/114421/2

    While I’m not certain as to the precise nature of your question, the quote is in specific reference to the Midianite women and children who were taken captive after Israel defeated them in battle. The rationale for killing the male children is so that they don’t grow up seeking revenge. The rationale for the killing of the women was that they were the ones who had gotten Israel into the whole mess (read several verses previous):

    “So you have spared all the women!” he exclaimed. "Why, they are the very ones who on Balaam’s advice prompted the unfaithfulness of the Israelites toward the Lord in the Peor affair, which began the slaughter of the Lord’s community."
    Num 31: 15-16
     
  20. Michael 345 Looking for Bali in Nov Valued Senior Member

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    OK I never fact check QI, or lots of other stuff

    Will check later about Ark

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  21. Michael 345 Looking for Bali in Nov Valued Senior Member

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    Noah's Ark (Hebrew: תיבת נח‎; Biblical Hebrew: Tevat Noaḥ) appears in the Genesis flood narrative (Genesis chapters 6–9) as the vessel in which God spares Noah, his family, and a remnant of all the world's animals from a world-engulfing flood.

    The Genesis flood myth is similar to numerous other flood myths from a variety of cultures, especially the Sumerian flood myth of Utnapishtim from the Epic of Gilgamesh, which is the most likely source of the Genesis flood myth.[1] The earliest known written flood myth is a Sumerian flood myth found in the Deluge Tablet in which the hero is named Ziusudra.[2] The story in Genesis is repeated, with variations, in the Quran, where the ark appears as Safina Nūḥ (Arabic: سفينة نوح‎ "Noah's boat").

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noah's_Ark

    Dilemma - is a knock off plagiarism really a new independent reference?

    But I no real quibble from me

    Cheers

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  22. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    That's God's rationale?
    Genghis Khan didn't have to rationalize capturing virgins and handing them out to his soldiers - of course, the Great Khan didn't have priests involved.
     
  23. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    Yup. Rape is just a spoil of war. So happy we have this universal guide to morality we can use to instruct our children. After all, you can't replace it without some serious and sincere pondering...
     

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