Religious Nonsense

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

  1. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Any murder can be rationalized. "When I got home from work, supper wasn't on the table. I had to kill my wife. I had no choice."
     
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  3. Goldtop Registered Senior Member

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    There is a high probability a scripture somewhere at sometime would have supported that choice.
     
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  5. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    A couple of examples. Australia;
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-...desire-to-join-islamic-state-sentence/9600134
    US:
    https://nypost.com/2014/05/21/man-charged-with-killing-wife-after-she-made-him-the-wrong-dinner/
     
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  7. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    As you can see above, this guy did get his dinner but it is not what he wanted.
    So; "Off with her head"!
     
  8. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    Sure.
    I mean looking at the historical context, that's also the first thing that comes to my mind also.
    Just as well that I have recourse to well researched atheist web sites to help me understand these topics.
     
  9. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I didn't get that story from an "atheist website". I got it from one of my teachers who used to work in a prison. He said that almost every prisoner had two characteristics:
    1. They were born losers - the type who would leave their wallet at a crime scene.
    2. They were all innocent - i.e. they had "no choice" but to do what they did.

    He might well have added that most of them were theists.
     
  10. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    You need not look at historical records very far back, just recent news gives plenty of case history.
     
  11. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    Sure.
    Newspapers.
    History text books.
    "What's the difference?", right?
     
  12. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    Apologies.
    Didn't realize we were suddenly talking about your story.
     
  13. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    When Bill Maher asked the question "would you swim in the pool if there was only one turd"....should have added " let alone a pool that is nothing but turds".

    Bye all.

    Alex
     
  14. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    His notion of having recourse to a swimming pool without turds is a good indication of a type of self-serving magnanimity.
     
  15. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    When the Sun sets in the saucer of milk the cat will sing to the cuckoo clock.

    Bye for now dont forget to answer my questions☺
    Alex
     
  16. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Oh, are you really going to propose that mainstream news is "fake news"?


    p.s. History books are written from news accounts. How else does one compile historical records?

    "In the beginning was the word". Now that is spontaneous news, no newspaper account of that available, so let's just make it up..........

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  17. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    If you want to cite them as exclusive tools to discerning social norms from more than 2500 years ago, sure.
     
  18. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, that's why oral news from those days is called myth. And the hieroglyphs on stone slabs were not very specific;

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_writing#Developmental_stages
     
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  19. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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  20. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    No they don't. There are still many hieroglyphs which have not been translated. No alphabet.

    Moreover this was only meant for the "initiated". No one else could read at all. That's why public announcements were made by oral declaration. Remember the town crier as recent as 18th century.
    The printing press was not invented in Europe until the 1439
    And most of those millions of volumes were bibles. The church was the only commercial enterprise rich enough to afford the necessary supplies. And as far as news is concerned the church is a notoriously unreliable source.....

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    I need not spell it out.
     
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  21. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Anyone who believes that is justification is evil as evil gets.

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  22. Musika Last in Space Valued Senior Member

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    And many have.
    Which is why many such professionals, even to this day, still get hired or fired according to performance criteria.
     
  23. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks for the disclaimer of your post #676...

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    . One has to be an initiate, no? No alphabet.
     

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