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by TheJackel
July 6th, 2019, 12:59 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Alex Salmond and atheists
Replies: 17
Views: 6834

Re: Alex Salmond and atheists

I often hear this sort of argument here in the US, and then I remember that the mass majority of the prison population is that of people of faith while Christian. I think we need to be careful here: it could be that declaring yourself Christian in prison gets you special rights and privileges. What...
by TheJackel
July 6th, 2019, 12:44 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Alex Salmond and atheists
Replies: 17
Views: 6834

Re: Alex Salmond and atheists

84% of humanity are religious and this is estimated to increase to 87% by 2060. Islam is predicted to overtake Christianity and become the number one religion on Earth by 2060. The fact is secular people have fewer children than the religious. Religious beliefs can be source of comfort but that doe...
by TheJackel
July 5th, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Alex Salmond and atheists
Replies: 17
Views: 6834

Re: Alex Salmond and atheists

"special claim to doing good works in their community over non-religious people." I often hear this sort of argument here in the US, and then I remember that the mass majority of the prison population is that of people of faith while Christian. I then remember how their religion is used to justify t...
by TheJackel
July 5th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?
Replies: 55
Views: 11707

Re: How and why can people ignore their God’s immoral ways?

My favorites are the hypocrites such as the religious pro-lifers who then praise a lord for committing world abortion because he was sorry for having made them. The problem with cults and religions is that they will profess the immorality of all others and then assert it isn't immoral when they do i...
by TheJackel
July 5th, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Yahweh: A Volcano Mountain GOD of Fire and War
Replies: 10
Views: 4200

Re: Yahweh: A Volcano Mountain GOD of Fire and War

I have updated my posted articles on the subject and moved them to Wordpress since Newsvine had shut down. I have also included a 3rd article "Yahweh: The Rock of Israel". The new links are as follows: 1. YAHWEH: A VOLCANO FIRE GOD OF WAR? https://thejackelscolumn.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/yahweh-the...
by TheJackel
March 25th, 2013, 1:36 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: God is Existence
Replies: 18
Views: 3233

Re: God is Existence

For some reason, Humanism tends not to be theistic. I, on the other hand, am a pantheistic, secular humanist. I am also a biblical scholar and a metaphysician. My pantheism is significantly summed up in three letters, like the word "god," in the definition. "God is Existence." Comments welcome. The...
by TheJackel
November 26th, 2012, 5:30 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Yahweh: A Volcano Mountain GOD of Fire and War
Replies: 10
Views: 4200

Re: Yahweh: A Volcano Mountain GOD of Fire and War

Thanks for the clip. Have watched it once without listening to Jane Goodall's comments. No time now but will look at it again and listen to what the good doctor has to say. Lot of it looked like typical display behaviour, maybe a touch of the Canute in there! Hoping the narration says whether or no...
by TheJackel
November 24th, 2012, 10:13 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Yahweh: A Volcano Mountain GOD of Fire and War
Replies: 10
Views: 4200

Re: Yahweh: A Volcano Mountain GOD of Fire and War

TJ, your comment about chimps having some sort of fascination for waterfalls is something I have not heard before, very interesting. Can't think of any rational reason for that at the moment, might look deeper into it. I have seen film of chimps sitting in thundery rain, holding a tree branch as a ...
by TheJackel
November 24th, 2012, 4:23 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Yahweh: A Volcano Mountain GOD of Fire and War
Replies: 10
Views: 4200

Re: Yahweh: A Volcano Mountain GOD of Fire and War

I understand anthropomorphism, car and ships are always, "it, to me. Yet I will also say things like, "Come on you stupid computer!" knowing full well it makes no difference to the machine, just vents some of my pent up, negative emotional energy! :D lol.. Anthropomorphism, or at least personificat...
by TheJackel
November 23rd, 2012, 3:40 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Yahweh: A Volcano Mountain GOD of Fire and War
Replies: 10
Views: 4200

Re: Yahweh: A Volcano Mountain GOD of Fire and War

Not really bothered as to whether he was worshipped as a Volcano or a Molehill myself. I don't see why you should be.. After all, I don't think people who worship Pele are bothered that they worship her either... People attach a persona and give a spirit to all sorts of things to which includes ani...
by TheJackel
November 23rd, 2012, 5:09 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Yahweh: A Volcano Mountain GOD of Fire and War
Replies: 10
Views: 4200

Yahweh: A Volcano Mountain GOD of Fire and War

. . Now I am sure many of you here have heard of this argument of Yahweh being equated to a Volcano Deity before. I would say probably by various people extracting verses from Exodus and the Duet.. However, if you are really curious of the extent this argument, I had decided to write two very in dep...
by TheJackel
May 1st, 2011, 3:52 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Free will
Replies: 683
Views: 55747

Re: Free will

Free will doesn't actually exist.. You are only ever free to do what is within your limits to do, or what you are allowed to do.. Rules, laws, physics ect will pretty much guarantee your free will is a pseudo. And when you use this "Free Will" concept, if you are limited in anyway, you do not have f...
by TheJackel
April 28th, 2011, 2:20 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Spacetime
Replies: 20
Views: 1900

Re: Spacetime

Let me make this simpler for you in a more easy format: Time is the inertia of energy, also known in particle physics as time particle dilation.. So if you were to run really fast at the speed of light the time particle dilation of the particles in your body would move slower compared to those aroun...
by TheJackel
April 27th, 2011, 4:35 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: A Darwin Day rant
Replies: 10
Views: 1073

Re: A Darwin Day rant

You could cite Epicurus, but perhaps it's better to stick with the Creationist stuff. I think I'd ask what is wrong with the various methods of dating rocks and fossils, of which there are many, which complement each other. If it is merely the Lord confusing us , why should not the same be true of ...
by TheJackel
April 27th, 2011, 4:23 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: A Darwin Day rant
Replies: 10
Views: 1073

Re: A Darwin Day rant

You could cite Epicurus, but perhaps it's better to stick with the Creationist stuff. I think I'd ask what is wrong with the various methods of dating rocks and fossils, of which there are many, which complement each other. If it is merely the Lord confusing us, why should not the same be true of t...
by TheJackel
April 27th, 2011, 4:35 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: A Darwin Day rant
Replies: 10
Views: 1073

Re: A Darwin Day rant

Hi Animist We have not yet planned what to say but are discussing some pointed questions that can be asked without incurring the wrath of the entire room: questions that might provoke some critical thinking -even in the mind of one person would be great. Any suggestions? We can use all the help we ...