Category: JH Chrestos

Religion and mental illness

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I have many religious friends who are clearly not mentally ill. They like to fool themselves into acceptance of their religion by denial that their religion promotes unethical and at times horrific actions, not to mention the acceptance of supernatural occurrences without a smidgen of evidence. There is a wide range of this self delusional […]

The Humpty Dumpty Gospel

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And now for a reading from the Humpty Dumpty Gospel: HD 1:1   And you, who deny the great Humpty, (or as his friends call him “The Big Hump”) shall surely perish in the fryers of hell. HD 1:2   But ye who keep the sunny side up will know everlasting satisfaction that is only possible […]

Cherry-picking religion

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Thomas Jefferson, questioning the miracles of the New Testament while approving of some of Jesus’s moral sentiments, produced a thin volume called The Jefferson Bible, edited literally with a razor and paste. Jefferson removed many of the contradictions, atrocities and absurdities from the Bible and, in the end, there weren’t many pages left. In Evidence […]

Creationism and logical fallacy

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Information on logical fallacy is available on many websites. If you really wish to argue coherently and honestly please visit one of those websites and learn what the logical fallacies are and how to avoid them. What is more important is how the supernaturalists employ these very same logical fallacies in almost every argument. To […]

Let’s argue better

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Invalid argument is the scourge of rational discussion. A debate, discussion, or argument is an absolutely useless endeavor if one or both sides are incapable of making their point in a valid manner. As we have witnessed, undisciplined debate often degrades into a name-calling exercise. So, what makes an argument valid and how should we […]

Scientific insight to religiosity

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A study using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) shows that expert advice may shut down areas of the brain responsible for decision-making processes, particularly when individuals are trying to evaluate a situation where risk is involved. The study was published in the March 2009 issue of the Public Library of Science (PLOS One) and was […]

The ‘Faith’ response

I was raised Roman Catholic. My mother was from a religiously strict Irish Catholic upbringing and believed most of the literal interpretations of the Bible. Offenses and even atrocities committed by Christianity were ignored in my family. Any questions about religion that included the words “how do we know” are answered with the  “Faith” answer. […]

Truth

Truth is what the verifiable facts say it is. Truth lies in the direction that the evidence leads. If a person is presented with facts and evidence and still chooses not to believe the truth, or to pursue corroborative evidence, then he is no more than a shrew doomed to be the prey of con […]

The first ‘God of the Gaps’

All religions are based upon the logical fallacy “God of the Gaps.” This is a form of ad ignorantiam or the argument from ignorance. Where there is a gap in knowledge the religious invoke a miracle. Instead of looking for an answer based on evidence, data, or scientific proof they just say “God did it.” […]

A poem for Acharya

The sheeple goose-step with precision conformitycarefully dodging reason and integrityminds numb to critical thoughtthey seek acceptance and absolutionfrom invisible men and mimicry of superstition By graceful deflection their faith is keptheads in sand logic bereftliving to die yet not knowing whyindoctrined in ignorance they look to the skyironic answers are there but not in a […]

Absurd vs Obvious explanations

The more unbelievable a thing is to be believed the more believed it will be. How awful. From “I can’t find my socks” being total bullshit to “an Invisible pink unicorn just ran his pointy horn through my buttocks” – hmm, I can see that one happening – is so utterly ridiculous that I sometimes […]

The 2010 Astrotheology Calendar | A Review

History has always been written by the victors. For nearly two thousand years, the victors in Western Civilization’s war for souls has been Christianity. They have forged artifacts, historicized past events, and rewritten history to suit the needs of those in power and in control of the clergy. The 2010 Astrotheology Calendar takes a significant […]

The Roots of Distrust, Part 1

I was raised Roman Catholic. My mother was from a religiously strict Irish Catholic upbringing and believed most of the literal translation of the Bible. Offenses and even atrocities committed by the Catholic Church were ignored in my family. Any questions about religion that included the words “how do we know” were answered by “you […]

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