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by bskeptic
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Muslim Texts and History
Topic: An opinion regarding Islam
Replies: 79
Views: 83904

Re: An opinion regarding Islam

None of the above proves anything about Islam . Just genocide BY islam in the last 100 years. to the tune of millions murdered over sectarian violence "genocide BY Islam"???? Crack open a history book. Learn a little about the history of the people involved. Don't be misled by such simplistic ignor...
by bskeptic
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Muslim Texts and History
Topic: An opinion regarding Islam
Replies: 79
Views: 83904

Re: useful information about Islamic manuscripts

These genocidal maniacs have been murdering each other since this religion began and have been nothing short of cancer to humanity. Funny how I never heard of anything barbaric in the news related to the Muslim religion per se until the last two decades. It used to be those "commie" bastards, the R...
by bskeptic
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Muslim Texts and History
Topic: An opinion regarding Islam
Replies: 79
Views: 83904

Re: useful information about Islamic manuscripts

I would say [xxx] to say what "real" Christianity is ? Since I am foremost a Christian then I see that as sufficient for me to judge Christianity. And that certainly gives me more leverage then you have for judging the great religion of Islam. :popcorn: Yeah, not so sure. Thing is, is that people i...
by bskeptic
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Muslim Texts and History
Topic: An opinion regarding Islam
Replies: 79
Views: 83904

Re: useful information about Islamic manuscripts

Faith is what flew large jet planes into tall buildings. Their faith may well have sustained each individual, but it was politics which flew into the buildings. The American propaganda is not very savvy. If it had been a religious attack then they would have struck religious targets. I know this is...
by bskeptic
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The seventy weeks of Daniel 9.24-27.
Replies: 18
Views: 23974

Re: The seventy weeks of Daniel 9.24-27.

Anyone have thoughts on the start point of the seventy weeks prophecy?
by bskeptic
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: The Psychedelic Theory of Esoteric Religion
Replies: 13
Views: 16920

Re: The Psychedelic Theory of Esoteric Religion

Simply relying upon plausibility does not cut it as a historical method "Historical method" is hardly relevant to psychedelic esotericism, the crucial issue here is the hermeneutics of religion. When deciding how religion is best interpreted, the relative plausibility of the different interpretive ...
by bskeptic
Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Reasons to want theism to be false?
Replies: 12
Views: 15648

Re: Reasons to want theism to be false?

Which theism is correct? I'm speaking on a general level as I said in the OP. The Catholic churches handling of world-wide child sexual abuse (and other abuses) suggests otherwise. Firstly, is such a thing really required by theism? That they act badly? I suppose theism will support the existence o...
by bskeptic
Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:07 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Reasons to want theism to be false?
Replies: 12
Views: 15648

Re: Reasons to want theism to be false?

I'm interested in any reasons to (reasonably) want theism to be false? b/c theism is unrealistic, distracting, and costly to societies. How does that make sense? "theism is unrealistic so we should want it to be false"? "theism is distracting so we should want it to be false"? It creates unnecessar...
by bskeptic
Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:05 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Reasons to want theism to be false?
Replies: 12
Views: 15648

Re: Reasons to want theism to be false?

I'm thinking of things like, "I wouldn't want a God to exist, because an all knowing God would destroy all privacy". What here comes to my mind is, that an all knowing god cannot be allmighty. If God is all knowing, then all processes are defined (fixed?) in the universe, from the big bang to the e...
by bskeptic
Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:14 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Reasons to want theism to be false?
Replies: 12
Views: 15648

Re: Reasons to want theism to be false?

My guess is that simple cognitive biases would be the most broadly applicable (confirmation bias, e.g.). I'm not sure where this is going, though, which might affect the genuine utility of the answers we can come up with. ?? I'm thinking of things like, "I wouldn't want a God to exist, because an a...