Muslim Terrorists and Christian Terrorists?

Here are the links supporting the above picture: 1, 2, 3   Muslim Terrorists and Christian Terrorists? Damien, how do you feel about Muslims, with beheading anyone who isn’t a Muslim? My response, I am against violence in general unless it is for self-defense or other-defense. I think beheading anyone is barbaric and unethical. Damien, especially in purpose of one’s religion right? My response, religion is nothing special to me, as always religion is a set of nonsense beliefs and yes I am profoundly against harming anyone for or because of nonsense beliefs. Damien, I (christian) personally think Muslims should be eradicated for what they believe in. My response, defense is a reasonable justification for violence but violence not for defense is hardly ever reasonable. Your thinking about “eradicated people for what they believe in” is similar to the radicalized thinking of the terrorists you despise. Such errors in thinking are nothing new as the idea of “eradicating people for what they believe in” is by and large a constant recurring theme of religions. And this has been a favorite excuse for harming others religious thinkers run to. I think religions in general as all lies should be eradicated not people. There is equal threat in this country from the christian terrorists and right wing terrorists than islamic terrorists. I am against terrorists in general and the belief in or support for terrorism should be eradicated not people. 10 of the Worst Terror Attacks by Extreme Christians and Far-Right White Men 6 modern-day Christian terrorist groups our media conveniently ignores Right-Wing Terrorists Are Killing More Americans Than Jihadists 8 Christian Terrorist Organizations...

“Happy Easter” Well Happy Eostre/Ishter

Easter: Eostre a Teutonic goddess The exact origins of Easter as a religious day’s name are somewhat unknown. Some sources claim the word Easter is derived from Eostre, a Teutonic goddess of spring and fertility and because Eostre who was the goddess of dawn and spring, that is why “east” the region in which the sun rises, shares the same root as “Easter.” Teutonic denots the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family. From Latin Teutonicus, from Teutones, Teutoni, name of a tribe that inhabited coastal Germany near the mouth of the Elbe, probably via Celtic from Proto-Germanic *theudanoz, from Proto-Indo-European *teuta-, the common word for “people, tribe.” To put this, in a broader understanding in the past Proto-Indo-European referred to by many scholars as Aryans and Germany in Finnish is Saksa “Land of the Saxons. The Teutonic Knights (founded 1191) were a military order of German knights formed for service in the Holy Land, but who later crusaded in then-pagan Prussia and Lithuania. According to some archaeologists, PIE speakers cannot be assumed to have been a single, identifiable people or tribe, but were a group of loosely related populations ancestral to the later, still partially prehistoric, Bronze Age Indo-Europeans. The Anatolian hypothesis proposes that the Indo-European languages spread peacefully into Europe from Asia Minor or modern day Turkey which has parts in the Fertile Crescent and PIE speakers may come from modern day Turkey around 9000 years ago with the wave of farming spreading into Europe. Proto-Indo-European religion roots of Easter or Eostre in Anatolian (Asia Minor or modern day Turkey) dialects is Estan, Istanus, Istara. Pagan Anglo-Saxons...

Chastised in a Message on My Axiological Atheist Page & My Responses

I was chastised in a private message on my page Axiological Atheist, here is my responses:   “religion in general isn’t all bad”   …. this is not a justification for anything, it’s more an excuse. Poison, taken in small amounts in general isn’t all bad, that does not make it good nor does it somehow remove it from the need to be critical of its use….   “your page and it seemed Christianity”   …. So what if it was only about challenging one religion? But this page in general anti-fideism, anti-all-religions, strong-atheist: anti all gods, anti-agnostic/pro-ignostic, anti-pseudo-science, anti-pseudo-history, and anti-pseudo-morality. Secular Humanist, rationalist, as well as promotes science, philosophy, realism, and axiology….   “I’m still researching multiple religions and historical texts”   …. Want to know a little on religions? Here is my blog post: *Evolution of Religion & Religious Sexism* http://damienmarieathope.com/2015/10/30/speech-on-the-evolution-of-religion-religious-sexism/   “the subject of Christianity, especially derived from the Old Testament but the New Testament translated multiple times these messages, or “letters” as most of the book is composed of, are misconstrued.”   …. I know a lot on Christianity the religion of my upbringing which I was until age 36 when Ii became an atheist in college; I am 45 now. There are only 21 letters in the New Testament most written by Paul. The Old Testament (also known as the Jewish Tanakh) is the first 39 books in most Christian Bibles. Christian Bibles range from the 66 books of the Protestant canon to the 81 books in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church canon. Here is a link to a side by side literal translation...

Critical or Analytical Thinking and Suspension of Judgment, Disbelief or Belief

How is Critical Thinking Different from Analytical Thinking? Critical thinking involves: Critical Thinking consists of mental processes of discernment, analysis and evaluation, especially as it relates to what we hear by way of points that are raised or issues which are put forward for discussion. It includes the process of reflecting upon a tangible or intangible item in order to form a sound judgment that reconciles scientific evidence with common sense. Hence, Critical Thinking is most successful when it effectively blends our natural senses or feelings with our logic and intuition, all applied in a systematic manner. It involves the following main activities: Deeply evaluating how far information we are given is current, up-to-date and accurate. Checking for bias or unsubstantiated assumptions. Evaluating how far the evidence or opinions presented genuinely proves the point(s) claimed. Weighing up opinions, arguments or solutions against appropriate (usually logical) criteria. Making inferences from the data/information and filling in “gaps”. Taking a clear line of reasoning through to its logical conclusion. Checking whether the evidence/argument really support the conclusions. Analytical thinking involves: Analytical thinking is a thinking process or skill in which an individual has the ability to scrutinize and break down facts and thoughts into their strengths and weaknesses. It involves thinking in thoughtful, discerning ways, in order to solve problems, analyze data, and recall and use information. It involves the following main activities: Focusing on facts and evidence Analyzing data or information or systems Dissecting data/information and the analysis of complex things into simpler constituents Reasoning – thinking that is coherent and logical Partitioning, breakdown – an analysis into mutually exclusive categories Eliminating extraneous data...

Atheism is Bad Because North Korea & Religion is Good Because Sikhism?

In America Christbots be like “god and country” where Atheists be like “world fucking peace!” (Anonymous: not my quote) but I did post the meme on my page and received the following response: Damien, that’s why north Korea is an atheist country. World would be better if everyone practices their faith in its true form and ignore the falsehood stuff written in some of scriptures as far as I know Guru granth sahib is the only scientifically correct and peace promoting religious scripture. My response, No, North Korea has the religion of “Juche”, North Korea states, is a “man-centered ideology” in which the “man is the master of everything and decides everything”. Religion in North Korea: Juche (64.3%), Korean shamanism (16%), Chondoism (13.5%), Buddhism (4.5%), and Christianity (1.7%). Juche, usually translated as “self-reliance”, is the official political ideology of North Korea, described by the regime as Kim Il-Sung’s “original, brilliant and revolutionary contribution to national and international thought”. One more a kind of political ideology is now today no longer just an ideology, but a full-fledged religion that worships Kim Il Sung as god, and his son, Kim Jong Il as the son of god. Whether or not Kim Jong Un is now worshipped as the grandson of god remains to be seen. Besides this the sole organized religion that has an official status is Chondoism, which is represented in politics by the Party of the Young Friends of the Heavenly Way, and is regarded by the government as Korea’s “national religion” because of its identity as a minjung (popular) and “revolutionary anti-imperialist” movement but still religious. Moreover, Guru...