As a rationalist I strongly stand up for reality

“Damien, do you believe creation could be a possibility yet very improbable, even life itself at a single cell level evolving there after pending creator’s Omnipotence, Omniscience, Omnipresence ???” – Questioner My response, “I can only assess the possibility of things from the reference limited to reality, so no.” “Reality as determined through a sensory filter that demonstrably cannot detect 90% of said reality. We’re peeking in on reality through a keyhole. There’s more than meets the eye. While nothing is what it seems, how can what we see be what we get?” – Challenger My response, Reality is only assessed by tests in reality so do you have some valid non-realty method? “Those tests are unfortunately locked onto our sensory filter. Our senses are fallible and only work on 10% of the bigger picture.” – Challenger My response, so, no test method that is outside reality means all we know as I said is reality, right? “We don’t know what reality is, dear friend. In fact the brightest minds in the world are leaning towards the nature of reality being in fact, not at all real. ” – Challenger To make the “anti-claim” is a hidden acceptance of reality to gain such knowledge so you already are seemingly agreeing with my reality to know reality starting point. If you don’t start with my reality point what do you think you gather this claimed non-reality evidence that we do not know reality? I feel your claim attaches not an understanding of reality to even then go to justifying it thus you appeal presuppositional to the thing you mean to...

What is a gOD Challenge

What is a gOD Challenge “What is a god?” Challenger, “I have had many experiences with GOD THE FATHER GOD THE SON(JESUS) and GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT. The bible is true…GOD says if YOU seek ME with ALL YOUR HEART YOU WILL find ME………. taking a class in school and thinking that GOD does not exist is of YOUR OWN FREE WILL but I know without a doubt GOD exists and have witnessed his power by seeing a crippled woman get up and walk just like JESUS did in the bible. dont take my word for it YOU have to seek GOD.” My response, what is a god? Challenger, “GOD loves you more than anyone could ever love you. He sent his only begotton son JESUS CHRIST to die for you and me/ It is a free gift, reach out and take it. tonight ask GOD to reveal himself to you and he will but you have to take a step of faith, you are not a robot or a dog and not forced to do anything by GOD. I know there is deep hurt and pain inside you but GODs love is mightier than that. If you seek him you will find. have a great evening sir.” My response, “GOD loves you more than anyone could ever love you.” —This does not tell me what a god is. “He sent his only begotton son JESUS CHRIST to die for you and me/ It is a free gift, reach out and take it.” — Again, this does not tell me what a god is. “Tonight, ask GOD to reveal...

No Worship No Bullshit

Mental health therapy is very effective yet relatively no worship or sacralizing.   Religion is only mildly effective yet lots worship and sacralizing.   It’s amazing how many things are effective and yet relatively no worship or sacralizing. So, it’s not quality or effectiveness that makes people do a lots worship and sacralizing, its the dogmatic propaganda nature of religion in taking credit for many things which is undeserved and worse it is a distraction for fears and a hidden web of controle supporting a pseudo empowerment while disempowering you often becoming like an addictive substance, hurting you while helping you momentarily escape reality.   But, just think with mental health therapy attempts to help or assist people often though some method or process of self inspire not because of but with the client often the biggest contributing part and a person finding a level of mental equilibrium are encouraged to go forth and prosper; thus on a vary real way the ultimate goal is client liberation and for many this could be ending therapy which instead of being viewed negatively its seen as a triumph.   Whereas in many religions attempts to help or assist people in the deinfasus of self and the diminishing of the self of individual freedom instead supporting lots worship and sacralizing often though some method or process of inspiring the gods, holy books, sacred figures sacred places or even the religion itself. Many religions push hard for elegance some threaten being cut off, oppressed, possibly harmed even at times death or at least the remove of individual identity with a group identity, not...

What makes Atheism a better way of thinking in life?

Atheism unlike religion is not out to oppress or hate others that would be believers. If you don’t believe me Look at the hate groups in america not one is atheist but more than half are religious or religion connected. Atheists don’t disown their families for being believers that is religionists, atheists don’t go door to door trying to spread their beliefs that is religionists, etc. Religious faith is an integral part of most of the hate groups’ roots and developmental literature. The bible and the qu’ran both promote hatred through selective interpretation; racism, anti-gay hatred, anti-religion hatred – running from the klan through neo-nazi believers, white supremacists and catholic extremists. Throughout history religions have promoted hatred as a means of spreading their beliefs and threatening those who do not believe in their faith. Murder, rape, torture, psychological manipulation, beatings, destruction of literature, selective killings, bombings, are all tools used by religions and the religious. The Southern Poverty Law Center has designated several Christian groups as hate groups, including the American Family Association, the Family Research Council, Abiding Truth Ministries, American Vision, the Chalcedon Foundation, the Dove World Outreach Center, the Traditional Values Coalition, and Westboro Baptist Church. The SPLC classes the Nation of Islam (NOI) as a hate group under the category “black separatist”. The NOI preaches that a black scientist named Yakub created the white race, a “race of devils”, on the Greek island of Patmos. The NOI, unlike traditional Muslim groups, does not accept white members and it is not regarded as a legitimate branch of Islam by mainstream Muslims. The white supremacist Creativity Movement (formerly...

Vague Theism or god Somethingism: just say NO

Vague Theism or god Somethingism: just say NO   No, vague theism, somethingism or “ietsism” is not some Philosophers Stone of Theism removed from strong critique.   “Vague Theism or god Somethingism generally involves unjustified false ideas involving a rather unspecified belief in some higher force/being they may term “god something” “Damien sir, i am in a dilemma, can you help me???? i don’t believe in any particular god, but i believe in the god, i believe everything exist in this whole universe is part of god, am i an atheist????? each & everything made out of some mass & energy……” – Challenger My response, you are a pantheist, a doctrine that identifies God with the universe, or regards the universe as a manifestation of god(s). “Damien, as the conservation theory explain that the total mass & energy is constant, & we are made from these mass & energy, why we are not part of the god???” – Challenger My response, to me to call a thing god is to say it’s a superpower with a mind or intelligent expressed will. I don’t see anything like that in nature. “Damien, sorry sir, but to me it’s the entire mass & energy of the cosmos, which runs on some simple some physical rule……” – Challenger My response, then it’s not a god. “Damien, why sir????” – Challenger My response, it’s like me calling love the expressed emotion god because all humans and most animals have this. But this is a logical fallacy of categorical error. A category mistake (or category error) is a logical fallacy that occurs when a speaker (knowingly or...

Religious Faith as Evidence, is an Intellectual Reasoning Error

Religious Faith as Evidence, is an Intellectual Reasoning Error   To offer faith as evidence, is to offer an intellectual reasoning error as evidence, as having a large amount of faith or no faith is only a change in feelings not some amount of evidence. Faith is the thing you do when you don’t really want to know. Science is the thing you do when you realize faith is not evidence of any kind it’s biased believing regardless of the evidence. And atheism is the thing you do when one trusts the facts of science and the logical limits of reality because of rationalistic and/or skeptic philosophy is of greater value over the wishful thinking faith without facts most claimed gods and religions seem to demand. Therefore, it must be understood that faith in the acquisition of knowledge is simply not worth believing in. And if you feel it must take faith to see a thing as real you have already admitted such a thing is not part of reality. Literally having faith is strong belief in that which by is very nature, involving a lack of supporting evidence should require strong doubt. Faith is not Reason I don’t doubt faith, as I am saying it’s a non-answer, as it is not proof of any evidence of reality but is generally motivated from some unjustified emotionalism and feelings, it does not help know what is true. Any god is a magical non-natural cause thing (or it’s not then god like) and thus no god is rational.   I don’t reject faith because I am skeptical of its attachment to...