Religions Promote Pseudo-Morality

All religions have some form of self-shaming institution such as “sin” or its equivalent such as karma or something else often used to describe actions that create negative self or other outlook where truly there is none. This idea of sin points out how religions promote pseudo-morality. The easiest aspect to grasp about pseudo-morality is when it is claimed that you can do something immoral to yourself that is pseudo-morality. True morality is how one conducts themselves with others. There is no ethical violation of self. To understand this concept considers how consent violations are unethical and how one does not need to get consent from oneself. Thus, there cannot be a consent violation against self and the aspect of sin is pseudo-morality, which promotes that there can be a violation of the self. Some will try to say that the violation is of a god but this is wrong because this is saying that someone else has control over what ethical things you do to yourself and what you do to yourself under your own consent. Likewise, another aspect of pseudo-morality is how religions seem to take the position that those people over there are different. Once you separate yourself from others, it is a short step from that to dehumanizing them. Once you do that, you open the door to hate people and dehumanizing hate tends to lead to violence. Imagine you are god with all the normal powers claimed by religions: What would you do, to (for) the world, if you were god for a day? What wrongs would you right? What diseases would you wipe...

Philosophy to The Rescue

We do not have a religious faith problem we have a scientific reality problem if one would accept scientific realism over religious faith’s antirealism there would be no religious faith problem. Some may wonder how philosophy helps anything. To answer this we must recognize what is unique about philosophy and not just in how it is an aid in expressing oneself with precision or helping one in learning to think critically, rationally, or skeptically. Neither is it to write books and articles beyond the understanding of the general public or research philosophers publish just for one another. Rather philosophy’s value harkens to its historical mission who is not merely to find the truth, but to use the truth to improve the quality of human life. Philosophy cannot be allowed to be thought as unscientific or irrelevant because A to Z philosophy is involved in (almost) EVERYTHING and has the potential to change the very fabric of who they are as human beings. Philosophy was originally meant to change lives and it can and should be that way again today since everything under the sun is relatively a subject for philosophy. Therefore, philosophy to the rescue means we can assert the truth that truth is always open to future correction. Truth is not a limited commodity but can be understood by approximations, warrants, conjectures, or levels of certainty. Understanding then requires critical reflection. It is valuable to be reasonable and have an inquiring mind. Thus, it is rational to have reasonable skepticism as well. More specifically, scientific skepticism which is to point out that whatever way the knowledge of anything...