Are you aware that there are religions that worship women gods, explain now religion tears women down?

“Are you aware that there are religions that worship women gods, explain now religion tears women down?” – Questioner My response, You mean goddesses and yes, I am quite informed in general on religion in general. Sedentism or sedentariness and the creation of goddesses after 12,000 years ago, then gods after 7,000 years ago. As sedentary people had agriculture and the idea of gods likely spread thereafter as well as the obvious religious transfer and blending during this period began to depend more heavily upon domesticated plants and animals thus gods as well believe to add in such new survival tactics. These new sedentary ways somewhat improved the assurance of ready food when times were good but just as often this life added new limits unfamiliar to people that lived before because before when times when got bad in an area they simply moved on but not for land fixed the trials and troubles could not be escaped. Therefore, these early sedentary peoples presumably believed that the only way they had to control their situation was worshiping some great spirit (i.e. seemingly goddesses then gods) that could assist them from their being land locked to one place or space, thus heightened resource vulnerability. Thus, resource vulnerability (adds fear motivation in the gods creation), so the sedentary people more than their hunter gathers counter parts would tend to feel more trapped to the whims of the spirits and ancestors to guide them and one can see that if one did rituals and times went good they would presumably believe it was this being worshiped that they believed played a part in the...

Negative Reading?

Have you ever heard of negative reading?   It’s like looking at a text and saying whatever is stated I will assume the opposite.   Case in point, if I was to read the bible or quran whatever and whenever it states something that is outside the natural knowable world or contrary to epistemically rational logic and/or reason then one should assume the opposite is more likely true.   Let’s look at the utter nonsense in Genesis 3   “Adam and Eve Fall Into Sin”   3 The serpent was more clever than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. The serpent said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat fruit from any tree in the garden’?”   2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden. 3 But God did say, ‘You must not eat the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden. Do not even touch it. If you do, you will die.’ ”   4 “You will certainly not die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “God knows that when you eat fruit from that tree, you will know things you have never known before. Like God, you will be able to tell the difference between good and evil.”   6 The woman saw that the tree’s fruit was good to eat and pleasing to look at. She also saw that it would make a person wise. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with...

Leviticus justice?

Leviticus justice?   I think not…..   Often the verse, “man has sexual relations with a man They are to be put to death.” ( Leviticus 20:13) a law we shod follow? Well if you are going to you must follow the others right?   Leviticus 20: 9 “‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.”   Leviticus 20: 10 “‘who commits adultery is to be put to death.”   Leviticus 20: 12 “‘If a man has sexual relations with his daughter-in-law, both of them are to be put to death.   Leviticus 20: 14 “‘If a man marries both a woman and her mother, Both he and they must be burned in the fire.   Leviticus 20: 18 “‘If a man has sexual relations with a woman during her monthly period, he has exposed the source of her flow. Both of them are to be cut off from their people.”   Leviticus 20: 20 “‘If a man has sexual relations with his aunt, they will die childless.” -Crazy to think god stops incestual childbirths. But how, when 5% of births are the result of incest USA?… such a joke. Lol   Leviticus 20: 21 “‘If a man marries his brother’s wife, They will be childless. -Another lie about limiting childbirth.   But “‘If a man marries his sister, They are to be publicly removed from their people. Leviticus 20:...

Infectious Ideas: An Epidemiological Approach to Religion

Infectious Ideas: An Epidemiological Approach to Religion   by Bennett Gordon   Social scientists find it helpful to think of ideas and religions spreading like infectious diseases. Phrases like “going viral” and “tipping points” are often used to describe the spread of memes. Though many religious adherents are loath to admit it, Sam Kean writes for Search Magazine that “genes, germs, and memes of religious ideas all seem to spread through societies in the same way.”   One social scientist takes the idea a step further, saying that real diseases (the kind spread by microbes) help explain the spread of religions. Corey Fincher points out that diseases are more common in places near the equator, and there’s a vast disparity of religions in those regions, too. Up north, in places like Norway, both diseases and religious diversity are less common. Fincher believes that this is not a fluke. People tend to isolate themselves from others to stay away from diseases, and isolation breeds new ideas, so a greater number of diseases would lead to a wider variety of religions.   Even with plenty of research, most people wouldn’t cite disease as the reason for their religious beliefs. But as Harvey Whitehouse, an Oxford University anthropologist points out, “It’s not that what people say is wrong, it’s that it’s often a poor guide to people’s implicit beliefs.  ...

Axiology is both a philosophy and a science of value.

Axiology is both a philosophy and a science of value. Value is how you make an assessment of what is good, invaluable, worth, helpful or moral and what is bad, unvalued unworthy, harmful, or immoral.   Axiology can be thought of being an alternate title: theory of value.   Axiology, (from Greek axios, “worthy”; logos, “science”), also called the philosophical study of goodness, or value, in the widest sense of these terms.   Its significance lies (1) in the considerable expansion that it has given to the meaning of the term value and (2) in the unification that it has provided for the study of a variety of questions—economic, moral, aesthetic, and even logical—that had often been considered in relative isolation.   The term “value” originally meant the worth of something, chiefly in the economic sense of exchange value, as in the work of the 18th-century political economist Adam Smith. A broad extension of the meaning of value to wider areas of philosophical interest occurred during the 19th century under the influence of a variety of thinkers and schools.   Because “fact” symbolizes objectivity and “value” suggests subjectivity, the relationship of value to a fact is of fundamental importance in developing any theory of the objectivity of value and of value judgments. Whereas such descriptive sciences as sociology, psychology, anthropology, etc. all attempt to give a factual description of what is actually valued, as well as causal explanations of similarities and differences between the valuations, it remains the philosopher’s task to ask about their objective...