Kama is Nonsense

Kama is Nonsense Don’t believe me?   Ok. Lets see, what is karma? Karma is relatively thought to be a mindless somethingism, which is a moral judge that is claimed to always be good and universally fare to everyone and every animal in the world, at every moment and is undetectable under analysis. Karma is magical thinking and supernatural disembodied superpowers are just as make believe as...

Screw All Religions and Their Toxic lies, they are all fraud

I say screw all religion and their often toxic lies, as they are largely promote fraud and whilst fraud is not a direct violence, it is the a crime. So to me, all religions are guilty of crimes against humanity.   So to hell with even the often untouched religion of Jainism, I give slack to none ever….   In Jain religious books, violence has been classified as follows:   1) Intentional violence (SANKALPI HIMSA), which is intentional killing or hurting of self and of others.   2) Subsistence-related violence (AARAMBHI HIMSA), which is the violence involved in cooking, cleaning, etc.   3) Occupation-related violence (UDYOGI HIMSA), which is the violence involved in pursuing agriculture, industry, business or profession.   4) Adversary-related violence (VIRODHI HIMSA), which is involved in dealing with undesirable elements of society. It is the violence for one’s protection from one’s opponents.   The Problems with Jainism   plenty of bullshit: Jains believe in a never-ending, cyclical time cycle, with phases of “rising” and “falling” happiness. Each phase lasts several thousands of years. This is all fiction, of course. Jains believe that they can accumulate and shed karma and this impacts their future lives (reincarnation). There’s no evidence of this.   Jains support being free of materialism — not because it can be destructive in and of itself, but because it’ll allow you to more easily break free from the cycle of reincarnation. They’re doing a good thing for the wrong reason.   Jains don’t believe in a god, per se, but they do believe in supernatural beings who have broken free of the reincarnation cycle...

Confusions in Atheism and Humanism

First if you are interested: “Main deity or religious belief systems” Some people don’t seem to understand that you can be a christian and a humanist or an atheist and a humanist. It seems people forget most of the early humanists were christian anyway and many still are. Thus, why the need for saying secular humanism; still trying to counter saying atheist but acknowledging that just humanism meant addressing the existence of gods question. I am an atheist who is psychologically certain there is no god, mostly because of epistemic certainty of the natural world validated by Scientific Realism. For more on certainty http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/certainty/ For more on Scientific Realism http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/scientific-realism/   The Evolution of Religion and Removing the Rationale of Faith Are you an atheist and not a theist? “the agnosticism some like to claim is either weak theism or weak atheism philosophically” You said humanist when I asked if you were an atheist. So, you seem to be projecting a thinking that a humanist stance removes the theist or not theist/atheist question, it does not, so do you believe in some god or gods? It seems that too many Christians think they are better than atheists. Atheists and christian are not the same at all… People look down on atheists as somehow dangerous and have terrible hate filled lives. But this is not just inaccurate it is demonstrably wrong. There are next to no atheists in prison only 0.1%. ref Just like there are no atheist gangs, no atheist terror groups, and no atheist hate groups. You heard that right, there is not one atheist hate group in America but...

Belief in god(s) May Involve Suppressing Analytical and Critical thinking

Studies show that people who believe in supernatural agents like gods or spirits and their explanatory speculations which lack evidence or are demonstrably false tend to suppress analytical and critical thinking and involve the engaging in social and emotional thinking relating to such issues. Thinking analytically and critically seems to reduces the strength of religious beliefs and when such believers in gods or spirits are pushed to think more rational their religious beliefs lessen. This tendency of supernatural believers likely utilizes a relying on intuition to analyze beliefs rather than rational analysis. 1, 2...

Hold Generalizations suspect for Hasty generalizations

Hold Generalizations suspect for Hasty generalizations   People like generalization as they can be good tools to distribute falsehoods as fact or support something they don’t know much about and are hopping you don’t require details and accurate evidence which they likely lack.   Ps. “Hasty generalization is an informal fallacy of faulty generalization by reaching an inductive generalization based on insufficient evidence—essentially making a hasty conclusion without considering all of the variables. The fallacy is also known as: *Illicit generalization *Fallacy of insufficient sample *Generalization from the particular *Leaping to a conclusion *Hasty induction *Law of small numbers *Unrepresentative sample *Secundum quid So, when referring to a generalization made from a single example it has been called the fallacy of the lonely fact[2] or the proof by example fallacy. When evidence is intentionally excluded to bias the result, it is sometimes termed the fallacy of exclusion and is a form of selection bias.”...