Loony Running The Asylum
- Oct 23, 2002
- Frozen in Michigan
- Old Fart
- Basic Beliefs
- Democratic Socialist Atheist
That's what I like about Christians, their consistently good behavior worldwide. It's almost like they know something the rest of us don't about morality, eh?
No. Jesus answers this way because the rich young ruler addressed Him as "good teacher" (didaskalos). In other words, he fails to call Him "Lord" (or kurios - i.e., Master). It's also significant that Judas never called Jesus Lord.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (/ˈɡɑːndi, ˈɡændi/; 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist and political ethicist who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India's independence from British rule and in turn inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā (Sanskrit: "great-souled", "venerable"), first applied to him in 1914 in South Africa, is now used throughout the world.
I just listened to the disturbing audio, but it does have me confused as well. Cindi is doing a lot of screaming and shouting. Kent though does not sound like he is exerting much energy himself verbally or physically. He is not raising his voice at least. At 2:28 he also says "There is no reason to get violent". That makes more sense if it is Cindi who was the one being violent, not Kent. But apparently it is Kent who is being accused of violence? Is he disputing that or admitting that he was violent?
Lots of cognitive dissonance.
Christians will tell you that they are supernatural creatures, souls, immortal, just like their gods, while simultaneously asserting their human fallibility. It's very weird shit, rationally speaking, and accounts for all manner of strange behavior.
ME: Now, lest I forget to say this absolutely clearly: I am NOT suggesting that Hovind or people like him should NOT be criticized or held to account, or be submitted to public shame and ridicule. He should! He's an asshole. Anyone who would abuse their wife, or ANYONE who would abuse ANYONE, is an asshole, and ought to be publicly shamed and held accountable, free will or no, determinism or no. As another poster here has said from time to time, and I paraphrase him: Sometimes outright ridicule is the best and perhaps ONLY way to deal with such people. Even if we risk lumping others into such and such a category by inadvertent association, and though those others may be innocent, open ridicule of seemingly intractable and recalcitrant behavior is acceptable, if only because it stands a chance of causing less stubborn individuals to think more about what they think and do.
The answer of the why of religion is that it is one aspect of common human traits.
In the day Dead Heads followed the Grateful Dead around the world on tour. People quote their lyrics. Or Bob Dylan who was raised to prophet status even though he publicly distanced himself from it.
To me it is all the same thing. People need an individual and group identity of some kind. When I was a kid with my foamily situation putting on a Boy Scout uniform and going to meetings in retrospect was a very positive thing to me. It was where I got positive feedback.
It is more than OK to attack when warranted. Atheists to many Christians are the spwan of Satan and the root of evil in the world. It may not have been as bad as gays being in a closet fearful of being found oui, it is only fairly recently that atheists can speak publicly against religion.
Back in the 50s and 60s Reagan and the Freedom From Religion organization would be labeled communist and would be investigated by the govt. Communism and anthem were synonymous.
In reality, there are no "individuals" on this planet. - T.G.G.M
Longish post coming, lessen I am nipped in the bud before I can submit it.
But lets not forget the woo.