Aron Ra & Damien Marie AtHope: Discuss Using Anthropology/Archaeology & Prehistory/History Against Religions

Aron Ra & Damien Marie AtHope: Discuss Using Anthropology/Archaeology & Prehistory/History Against Religions I happily gave AronRa‘s book “Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism” five stars. AronRa – YouTube , Aron Ra | Facebook, Aron Ra (@Aron_Ra) · Twitter, AronRa – RationalWiki I already had liked Aron Ra both as a person and an atheist but this book has increased my respect. I was thinking that this was just going to be a rehashing of things I already knew. But no, my friend, this book is so much more. There is so much I enjoyed and appreciated, I was impressed, to say the least. Aron Ra in this book demonstrates how he is a teacher and how he is obviously well-versed in evolutionary biology and the refutation of creationist pseudoscience. I was overjoyed when I read Aron Ra say, “Some may see this as gnostic atheism, in his new book, “Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism” Aron Ra makes clear, he is a gnostic atheist. Which I call it everything but that word, preferring positive” / “strong” / “hard” atheists. Alternatively, to gnostic atheist, I may say I am an ignostic atheist or anti-agnostic thinking. To learn more on this, check out my blog post, Incapable of making a decision on if there is or not a god?, Discussions on Agnosticism and Atheism, Doubt god(s)? No, I stopped believing Fairytales., My Anti-Agnostic Atheism Thinking, Questions and Challenges to My Atheism., Explaining Axiological theism, Axiological agnosticism, and Axiological atheism, Challenging Agnosticism Assumptions, Damien, how do you feel about agnostics?, Agnosticism Beliefs Involve “FOLK LOGIC” Thinking? ,  , I Am a Strong Atheist: “I am psychologically certain god(s) don’t exist”, Damien, is it possible, there’s a God you haven’t considered?, Firebrand...

I Believe Archaeology, not Myths & Why Not, as the Religious Myths Already Violate Reason!

I Believe Archaeology, not Myths & Why Not, as the Religious Myths Already Violate Reason! What is in the term “religion?” Archaeology Knowledge Challenge? [Antireligionist] My blogs that address Religion: Archaeology, Anthropology, Philosophy and History Archaeological, Scientific, & Philosophic evidence shows the god myth is man-made nonsense. Horned female shamans and Pre-satanism Devil/horned-god Worship? J DNA and the Spread of Agricultural Religion (paganism)  “Archaeology Disproves the Bible” Faith is Not Evidence of Reality  When some anthropologists or archaeologists use the term “religion,” they usually do so in a broadly inclusive manner and I often do the same. The one question between religion and cultural relationships is one of whether various people distinguish between the natural and supernatural claims or beliefs. Though some groups may not distinguish between natural and supernatural realms or that they regard spirits as a part of the “natural” world, I still consider all not scientifically real things in the natural world to be supernatural claims. If religion is relatively found in all human societies today, to some extent answering if this was always so has been answered in the previous chapter. Religion, as we think of it now, was not always there but has evolved greatly and it would seem from its earliest point there was a common theme involving some sort of distinction between the natural and the supernatural. Although, not always developed, the distinction between the natural and the supernatural is there to a point, even if they wish to blur the lines. In religion, as it is today, a distinction between natural and supernatural may be limited or not there at all and...

Damien, do you believe in karma?

Damien, do you believe in karma? No, why would I? If the claim of a god: a superpower being with an ultimate all-knowing mind that is involved in judging and distribution of morality consequences is ridiculous. Then how much more ludicrous is the claim of karma: a beingless mind devoid superpower that is an all-knowing nothingism with an ultimate all knowingness involved in judging and distribution of morality...

Atheist Anarchists Discussion

Atheist Anarchists Discussion Militant Atheist? Atheophobia and a Challenger to the Term The Value of a Ball? Was the Value of Ancient Women Different? On the Value of Being a Real Person I am an Axiological Atheist, with a Rationalist Persuasion, who Supports Anarcho-Humanism What is Homelessness? You keep attacking activists and while you’re doing that, other activists and I will keep fighting for change. Sadly, you may change a few people where they lose their way in the momentum of activism. However, happily, while you’re doing that, other activists and I will help positively change the world. Authoritarian Truth Seekers and Anti-Authoritarian Truth Seekers? What inspires my anarcho-humanism has three core truths to my ethical anarchist persuasion: 1. We are all one connected human family, proven by DNA showing we should treat each other as fellow dignity beings, supported equally (no gods and no masters = “Anarcho”). 2. No one owns the earth, we may make claims to it even draw lines on maps thinking this makes the fantasy borders, illusion supported by force and the potential for threat. Thus the ethical truth is we need to share the earth as communally as possible. And use the resources as safe and ethically as possible striving towards sharing and caring. (do no Harm and do good = Humanism) 3. If you can’t trust people with freedom how can you trust them with power? Government is only as good as what they provide but I don’t trust ones that have rights over my body. How much more of a violation do you need to show their harm? I am not anti-society, I value good governance just don’t need...

Buddhism: gods/devas and devils/demons just no creator nor personal god?

Buddhism: gods/devas and devils/demons just no creator nor personal god? Buddhist thought consistently rejects the notion of a creator deity. It teaches the concept of gods, heavens and rebirths in its Saṃsāra doctrine, but it considers none of these gods as a creator. Buddhism posits that mundane deities such as Mahabrahma are misconstrued to be a creator. Brahmā is a leading god (deva) and heavenly king in Buddhism. He was adopted from other Indian religions such as Hinduism that considered him a protector of teachings (dharmapala), and he is never depicted in early Buddhist texts as a creator god. In Buddhist tradition, it was the deity Brahma Sahampati who appeared before the Buddha and urged him to teach, once the Buddha attained enlightenment but was unsure if he should teach his insights to anyone. Brahma is a part of the Buddhist cosmology, and lords over the heavenly realm of rebirth called the Brahmaloka – the most sought after realm for afterlife and reincarnation in Buddhist traditions. Brahma is generally represented in Buddhist culture as a god with four faces and four arms, and variants of him are found in both Theravada and Mahayana Buddhist cultures. The origins of Brahma in Buddhism and other Indian religions are uncertain, in part because several related words such as one for metaphysical Ultimate Reality (Brahman), and priest (Brahmin) are found in the Vedic literature. According to KN Jayatilleke, the Rigveda expresses skepticism about major deities such as Indra whether he even exists,as well as whether the universe has any creator and can this ever be known, as evidenced in its eighth and tenth book, particularly in its Nasadiya Sukta. The late Vedic hymns had begun inquiring the nature of true and valid knowledge, empirical verification and...