@teebryantooactive 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Displaced journalist ... history buff ... Milwaukee-born Appalachian ... bleeding-heart Progressive ... exChristian who found a home in Humanism @TeeBryanToo
Okay, I put 5 minutes’ effort into this to make it stick…
This isn’t for y’all, but for me, so I don’t sneak back here.
I’m officially off CFI until at LEAST Dec 5 (I put it in my calendar).
This isn’t just a way to spend time … I really am trying to hone my tone for my upcoming Baby Humanist social media…eventually for (some) profit.…[Read more]
When there is something like religious monument on a public site (like a Courthouse) humanists could demand placement of Darwin monument or such. Is there something else?
Actually The Satanic Temple (not to be confused with the Church of Satan) is an atheistic organization that protests Christian symbols on taxpayer property and d…[Read more]
I see the fact that science and religion are fundamentally and irreconcilably different as also meaning they are in conflict. If there are people who are Christians but also admit that most of what ‘science’ has to say is true, there is still the conflict with the small differences.
Your angle might be more on the confl…
I disagree, @lausten. Because the “conflict” REALLY is A) Mostly in the US, and B) mostly about Fundamentalist Christianity.
Having read Ayan Hirsi Ali’s book and hearing about atheists going to jail in other countries, I’m going to have to challenge this idea of it being mostly in the US. The conflict has a certain flavor here, but ther…
Delegating trust is how we cure diseases and get to the moon. The difference between science and religion is that science has a system for validating what we can trust.
I may steal this & quote you sometime
Thanks guys. I appreciate your words.
I’m gonna post separately so I can hold myself to it, but yeah … I do need to log off for a couple weeks at least, as I’m spending too much time & emotion on this and not doing other things I need to do.
By way of short explanation… being here, on Twitter and on Quora has convinced me that my future lies…[Read more]
The most liberal Christian out there still won’t say God doesn’t exist, instead, they’ll say the end times are a metaphor.
Here is the goofy part: the EARLY Church Fathers (such as Origen Adamantius, around 180-250 AD) defined much of the Bible as metaphor (he referred to a literal tree in a literal garden as “silly” and the fires of he…[Read more]
We all agree on the ID v religion thing.
I was simply making the distinction that ID refers to a specific pseudoscientific concept … that not all people who believe in religion & science can be considered ID proponents…that not all Creationists are ID proponents…and that not all ID proponents are (what we call today)…[Read more]
But isn’t it the oldest technique of an effective narrative, to present a mystery to be revealed? a wrong to be righted? a threat to be averted? a problem to be solved? a challenge to be faced?
I think all narratives come down to “survive.”
Us against them.
Right against wrong.
Plenty against scarcity.
Birth against dea…[Read more]
As you can see it is different than something like Landmark because they actually have logic to back their claims.
This is an impossible comparison, like apples and bricks.
Well, yeah. But I’m not talking about being offended by “evolution.”
My use of “evolution” is simply mentioning the elephant in the room when it comes to the ‘conflict’
Yes, I know the TOPIC may be evolution
I am talking about the TONE of the discussion
I need to log off for a while. I’m not getting through. My wordsmithing…[Read more]
The problem is that some religions claim their truths to be beyond logic and concepts, so agreeing on terms with them isn’t gonna happen.
I am extremely aware. Those are not the terms I’m trying to get people to agree on.
I know @lausten has tried to explain “tone” and “respect” as well.
My entire post on the interpretation of words and phrases in discussing science & religion was an effort to make respectful communication easier. As in my example of “Atheists hate God,” I feel like if we use the wrong terms or define things the wrong way, that…[Read more]
In any communication anywhere, one needs to decide who is reading and what one is trying to achieve.
I think there are very good reasons to condemn religious belief in general. I think the trend away from religion and toward skepticism is a good thing.
I also think certain kinds of religion in particular are problematic in…[Read more]
If someone is offended by something as simple as evolution, it’s unlikely there was ever going to be a conversation with them anyways.
Well, yeah. But I’m not talking about being offended by “evolution.” I’m talking about being offended by hearing oneself called “not thinking” or whatever. I am talking about tone.
This forum is a testing ground for stuff I will be blogging about and writing about for publication. So it’s important for me to know if my writing is clear or not.
Tee Bryan Peneguy replied to the topic SCARY: On the Evangelical threat to American Democracy in the forum Politics and Social Issues 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Then I must have been a “liberal” Christian when I was a young child growing up in a Southern Baptist Church as I must have cherry picked my understanding of Jesus
First, Tim: I sympathize. I don’t know how old you are, so I don’t know the era in which you were a young child.
But it has been demonstrated, documented, and written about pre…[Read more]
LOL, thanks for your comments! As you probably know, I think I already knew your opinion on this stuff. You aren’t wrong. But I’m trying to be objectively accurate, and also deciding whether I want to discuss, debate, or alienate.
You can blow off all the steam you want. (I do, often!) But with THIS, I’m attempting to find…[Read more]
I see that Obama had a higher electoral vote, each time, than did T_rump.
I see that the Dems can lose the Presidential election while having a >2% lead in the popular vote.
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