The video of atheist the Peach:
The video of atheist Pat Condell:
What is your opinion based on these 2 video’s? Do you share the opinion of one of two or do you have yet another opinion?
Religious people of any kind should watch this movie in 10 parts, it’s a really powerful story.
(Aanhangers van Jomanda en co moeten deel 9 eens bekijken)
I like Brad Pitt!
Ik ben al weer een tijdje lid van het humanistisch verbond. Vandaag zag ik een mail langskomen met daarin een vrij fraai uitgewerkte politieke stemwijzer.
Interesting. Je kunt dan op een van van de standpunten doorklikken (die zich dan uitvouwt) en meer standpunten zien.
Als je op een van de standpunten klikt krijg je weer iets meer diepgang.
Ik vond vooral ook de rode kruisjes interessant. Of ik het nou zelf met alle standpunten van de Humanistische Alliantie eens ben is een 2e vraag. Ik ben het met punt 15.2 bijvoorbeeld pertinent oneens. Ik zal er later eens in detail een blogpostje aan wagen.
Grappig: De enige twee partijen die claimen zich te baseren op de joods-christelijke en humanistische traditie scoren zeer slecht op de humanistische politieke meetlat. De meest humanistische partijen zijn GroenLinks en D66.
I’m a hard-liner Atheist but I must admit these unfortunate slightly brainwashed fellow humans yet-to-make-the-jump-to-the-21st-century-and-update-science-progress-in-the-brains DO make some funny songs, I liked this one:
Somehow, don’t know why it made me think of:
after after some surfing I came again to
I watched some more K-Rina and in the video below and I thought of the "Fuck You" mentality
I like it
What she did is pretty much have critical stuff to say about religion and in this case Islam, she received more death threats than in the last 6 months…. and her response is basically "fuck you" instead of hiding away like this religion is used to.
I have been thinking over these things the last years. How can we cure people from having thoughts about the world as if it were a magical fairy tale? Apparently just bringing "proofs" and 2500 years of accumulated sciences only works with a select amount of persons. These people are so convinced that uhm .. whatever fairy tale story is true that they don’t realize they are repeating the same message over and over again out of one fixed source versus science, the contribution of hundreds of thousands of people during hundreds of years in acquiring more knowledge. A totally different model. And of course if you logically think about it, the scientific "community route" will win in the end. Unfortunately we still live in an age where a thing called "religion" is still present. In many years our great great grandchildren will see this as something that was only there for a moment in time and have no idea what the big thing was about it.
Each time either Christianity or Islam is threatened some war starts or something smaller that comes close to a war. It’s the way a cult works. Repeating over and over again the same message, hiding away people from other opinions and basically A LOT of violence against other cults. So the last time Christianity was really threatened, during the Spanish Civil War when atheists united on the left front for a free state, The pope joined forces with the right to basically "kill them all", directly followed by their alliance with Fascist Europe. (Franco’s support for Hitler). Very simple to follow that route. The right Fascists and Christians on the one side and the left and atheists on the other side. (Of course they had to because their priests got murdered). In the united states nowadays you see the same: how Fascism so very easily grows out of Christianity. It basically boils down to: do no not think (science) but just believe and follow your leader (whoever) and do not say "fuck you" because then you will be killed. A small percentage of a group goes extremer as always and presto you have fascism as we see in Islam and Christianity.
On this moment Christianity is not really threatened. We have more or less a bunch of scientific based groups and well.. these have been there for the past 2000 years… They write books, make some youtube videos and well…. there is no real large movement for a state free of religion. The problem now is, IF we follow a route to have a state free of religion it will, historically based, lead to a direct reaction from the religious forces which will undoubtly lead to violence. Maybe not directly planned but let’s say that if a movement is 100 people then 1 nutcase will be present. If it is 100.000 people then 1000 nutcases will be present. If the nutcases of either movement go fight each other they will drag the rest with it.
So I’m thinking about the best route to take. Let’s call it the "best non violence way to have a human civilization 2.0", a lot of thinking… opposite of simply "fuck you" and that is why I like it. It’s refreshing.
I found a new hero http://www.youtube.com/user/ZOMGitsCriss (subscribed!)
Religious people still don’t understand that religion, magic and other nonsense is totally incompatible with schools.
Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. It is distinguished from other ways of addressing fundamental questions (such as mysticism, myth, or the arts) by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument.
In schools we try to teach the fruits of 2500 years of accumulated knowledge based on facts. We try to prepare them for a career in accumulating and creating more knowledge later in universities.
This whole fuzzy grown-too-big cult of brainwashers must be kept as far as possible from our youth. We must not confuse them with all kinds of ancient magical pre-historic sacrifice based nonsense.
One of the things I think religious people fail to understand is that "science" is like open source programming… it is not one person with an idea and *plerk* we write it down and it stays fixed for 2.500 years… It are hundreds of thousands of people all adding little pieces, writing papers, finding bugs, finding improvements during thousands of years. You can not point to 1 person e.g. "Darwin" from one specific science. You have then to look at hundreds of thousands of persons in thousands of sciences all contributing to our accumulated knowledge base. There is no single person who writes "a book" and that is it. It is someone who writes a book but then 100 years follow with hundreds of thousands of articles and books either improving, discarding or supporting theories and expanding it in a large hierarchy of expanded knowledge. You can not take one individual out of it with a specific book at a specific moment and then let this single person represent … science… that is so stupid I can not even believe people do this.
I watched some more videos of her, I like it
I make here a backup of Hundreds of Proofs of God’s Existence so, that in case it ever disappears, that I have a backup copy here. If you want to read it go the url above, that is the one that is being updated this copy is only for myself.
I copied it because this list is so important. I can pinpoint to the numbers in the list while discussing things related to this on the Internet to somehow make clear that some reasoning is even without the context of the topic not correct.
So the list is even usable on no religion related topics but really in all discussions, just replace “God” with the topic that is at hand.
Here it is :