Monday, January 6, 2020

It doesn't get any better than this!

It doesn't get any better than this!
"Faith is a virtue."
Just spin the wheel, know your score.
Play the "Faith Wheel of Fortune."
Faith is "glorified" ignorance!
No, I'm not sorry that you are offended.
YOUR feelings are your responsibility.
As a member of this species, it is the individual's responsibility to be "informed" to achieve a level of common understanding which is aligned with new understanding during our current age of existence.
"Faith is pretending to know what you do not know."
~ Peter Boghossian, assistant professor of philosophy at Portland State University.

I wrote the following six years ago:

Christian 'childhood' neighbour: "I'm NOT in DENIAL."

My response:
When ancient writings are taken as unchangeable and true, regardless of the advancement of knowledge, when as you have mentioned, university education is taking people away from god, that you would refuse “FREE UNIVERSITY CLASSES” as a senior…
THEN it is my opinion that you are practicing “willful blindness” and you along with those of your ‘world view” are “paranoid” of the changing world around you….. That is “denial” of new knowledge that will allow for new decisions to be made.
The NEW KNOWLEDGE around you, is the “REASON” that you have the advances in genetics and medical procedures and treatments that extend your life expectancy.

The basis for the opinion of observed ‘denial’ is the refusal to acknowledge that laws of nature can not be suspended for the “miracles” of the ancient writings to be “real”.

Immaculate conception
Global flood
Water parting for an army to pass
Walking on water
Water to wine
Touch healing
Talking snake
Looked back and turned to a pillar of salt
Burning bush
Stone tablets are given on a mountain top
Living in a whale
Stories from the past – nothing more…
“Grape juice and crackers” on Sunday with others doesn’t make it ‘real’…
Just “group reinforcement” of the ‘wishful thinking’.
The “fake it till you make” mindset – except the end result is not attainable, just a delusion.

“Religion/Faith” the adult “pacifier/soother” for the “inner child” experiencing ‘fear’ of the ‘unknown’.

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