Why do people think Religion is much more than supernaturalism and superstitionism?

“Why do people think Religion is much more than supernaturalism and superstitionism when faith is the main thing offered instead of anything close to facts?”   “Damien, What makes you think a) faith is necessarily blind and b) no religion offers evidence?” – Challenger   My response, so some Religion has provided exclusive Evidence for the magic claims that have been proven by science in reality?   “Science can’t prove the existence of the laws of logic, nor the foundation of morality, nor the principles of philosophy. Science is a great tool within its reach. Don’t stretch it beyond its area.” – Challenger   My response, so you again agree with me that it is not available for proof thus you confirm that it is blind faith to believe. Religion and Science are completely different epistemologies I agree but this must be explained fully to see why only science and not religions are valid. Some try to say that science and religion ear not that different saying they both use faith. This is utter nonsense, not only does science not use faith as a method for anything, religion and science are completely different epistemologies. Scientists reason differently than most nonscientists because of a standardized focus on scientific based reasoning and scientific epistemology. The basic outline of scientific epistemology: Science: Hypotheses (Rationalism/Deductive, Inductive, or Abductive Reasoning etc.) + Testing (Empiricism/Systematic Observation) – Checking for errors (Skepticism/Fallibilism) + Interpret/Draw a Conclusion (Rationalism/Deductive, Inductive, or Abductive Reasoning etc.) *if valid* = Scientific Laws (describes observed phenomena) or Scientific Theory (substantiated and repeatedly tested explanation of phenomena) = Justified True Belief = Scientific...

Jews, Judaism, and the Origins of Some of its Ideas

Animism, Totemism, Shamanism, and Paganism? Interconnectedness of religious thinking Animism, Totemism, Shamanism, and Paganism So, it all starts in a general way with Animism (theoretical belief in supernatural powers/spirits), then this is physically expressed in or with Totemism (theoretical belief in mythical relationship with powers/spirits through a totem item), which then enlists a full time specific person to do this worship and believed interacting Shamanism (theoretical belief in access and influence with spirits through ritual), and then there is the further employing of myths and gods added to all the above giving you Paganism (often a lot more nature based than most current top world religions, thus hinting to their close link to more ancient religious thinking it stems from). My hypothesis is expressed with an explanation of the building of a theatrical house (modern religions development). Forget Religions’ Unfounded Myths, I Have Substantiated “Archaeology Facts.” Sky Burials: Animism, Totemism, Shamanism, and Paganism  Sedentism and the Creation of goddesses as well as gods Paganism, Folk religion, & Ethnic/indigenous religion My thoughts on religious progression Religion is an Evolved Product Religion Progression Hidden Religious Expressions   “animist, totemist, shamanist & paganist” *Believe in spirit-filled life and/or afterlife (you are a hidden animist/Animism : an approximately 100,000-year-old belief system)   *Believe in spirit-filled life and/or afterlife can be attached to or be expressed in things or objects (you are a hidden totemist/Totemism: an approximately 50,000-year-old belief system) *Believe in spirit-filled life and/or afterlife can be attached to or be expressed in things or objects and these objects can be used by special persons or in special rituals can connect to spirit-filled life and/or afterlife (you...

Real Morality: Emotional Shame?

Emotional Shame?   I think it is crazy how we chance one emotional experience after another and yet are made to feel shame from others or feel ashamed oneself when we are moved by others emotional experiences or ourselves have an emotional experience, when the reality is we are all emotional feeling beings by nature just self-hating and thinking this is reason? Hating our beneficial emotional lives as if we do not live by feeling emotions and in fact if they were so removed we actually wouldn’t have much depth or quality in life as we do now, which we seem to currently seek so desperately all the while loathing it with a wrongly learned shame. Humble defenders of reality long may we think clearly, steadfast we hold to the esteemed of being truth’s champion and untruth’s most feared adversary. A truth seeker doesn’t dirty their thinking on the folly of faith, which is but a respite of a dishonest mind that after realizing there was no proof or evidence of any kind, still wishes belief anyway. Oh, wayward traveler of bad beliefs, don’t let the straightjacket of faith trap you in unreason. This mind trap of faith beliefs is a madman’s twisted misstep of the intellectually dishonest. Faith is so condemned as it is like an ego-driven trickster that requires no evidence of any kind to believe and will reject the disconfirming evidence against it, as unwarranted or unjustifiable beliefs seem to be an ideal expression of faith servitude. The moment I stopped dying to my ego and let my ego die I saw others dying all around me. I must look...

Bullying Facts, Bullying Statistics

Bullying Facts, Bullying Statistics:   Bullied victims are 7 to 9 % more likely to consider suicide according to a study by Yale University. Studies in Britain have found half of the suicides among youth related to bullying. According to a study by ABC News over 30,000 children stay home every day due to the fear of being bullied. Bullying can be related to physical, emotional, cyberbullying, and sexting, i.e. circulating nude or suggestive pictures or messages about of a person.   The Urban Institute’s study on bullying showed 17 % of students reported being victims of cyberbullying, 41 % victims of physical bullying, and 15 % experienced different kinds. The types and rates of bullying varied according to gender in this study. About 50 % of girls experienced psychological bullying, and 45 percent males physical bullying.   The Center For Disease Control reported that students that experience bullying are twice as likely to suffer from various problems. These include depression, sleep difficulties, anxiety, and trouble adjusting to school. They are twice as likely to get stomach-aches and headaches.   The National Center for Educational Statistics reports that in 2014 1 of 3 students reported being bullied during the school year. In the National Crime Victimization Survey of 2014 about 64.5 % reported incidents that occurred twice in the year. About 18.5 % reported incidents reported bullying twice a month, and 7.8 % reported bullying being bullied daily.   According to another study, by J. Anderson, Many students reported bullying that involved being made fun of and called names. Other methods of bullying were having rumors spread about them,...

Moral fear and Moral love (which together motivate my axiological ethics)?

Moral fear and Moral love (which together motivate my axiological ethics)? Harm is often a violation of trust and a violation of expected trust makes bad things even worse like if I told you a child was killed, you would feel it was terrible but if I further told you it was the child’s doctor that murdered the child out of anger. You would be more angered as doctors are expected to care for people not harm them. And if you think that is bad what if I further told you the doctor who killed the child was her mother would you hold her even mone in contempt as mothers also are expected to care and not kill children, so a violation of trust is terrible and even makes things worse. Therefore, we can see why people that hold places of trust should never abuse them, and that we should hold them accountable if they do violate such trust by harming others. Morality first, that is morality should be at the forefront in all I do. I hope I am always strong enough to put my morality at the forefront in all I do, so much so, that it is obvious in the ways I think and behave. To better grasp, a naturalistic morality one should see the perspective of how there is a self-regulatory effect on the self-evaluative moral emotions, such as shame and guilt. Broadly conceived, self-regulation distinguishes between two types of motivation: approach/activation and avoidance/inhibition. one should conceptually understand the socialization dimensions (parental restrictiveness versus nurturance), associated emotions (anxiety versus empathy), and forms of morality (proscriptive versus prescriptive) that...