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Reviews / A Crisis Of Faith
« Last post by lotanddaughters on Yesterday at 06:14:46 PM »
I first stumbled across Peter Boghossian about 2 years ago on Vimeo or YouTube. It was a lecture. I liked his style.





Because I enjoyed the first video, I clicked on another one of his. I found out he had a book called A Manual For Creating Atheists. That's when I started hearing the term "street epistemology".





And that was all fine and dandy. Since I had pretty much exhausted the entire video library of Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, etc., I decided to watch Peter Boghossian's videos as well.

Today, I go to YouTube, and they got these "Recommended For You" videos or what not. One caught my eye. It is titled "How to Talk People Out of Faith (Intro to Street Epistemology)". It shows a few interactions with believers.





There was a link in the description section to some guy's YouTube channel. His name is Anthony Magnabosco. He's got all these videos where he tries to make people question why they believe what they do. He's not even that smooth of a talker. Kinda shitty actually. It almost sounds like he's reading from a script. Almost. However, this dude provokes some serious thought. In this one video, he's talking to a young man named Carlos. Then it shows Carlos two days later, and you can see that this kid is probably well on his way toward atheism.

Moral of the story: Never underestimate Satan. He might take the form a snake or even a shitty telemarketer. Either way, he is dragging more and more of God's children toward Eternal Hellfire.


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You'd think a sockpuppet would 1. Not use a similar name (or basically the same name) and 2. Write the same way, as well.

-Nam
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Is "eh!" your real name?

-Nam
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Chatter / Re: Republican Presidential Nomination
« Last post by Nam on Yesterday at 06:09:24 PM »
Palin is now rushing to support Trump since he threw her a bone.

Huckabee said he would use federal troops and the FBI to stop women from having abortions.

Cruz said the Obama administration is now the leading financial arm of terrorism around the world.

So...an average day in the world of the wing nuts.

I've read articles where Republican politicians have ordered any law enforcement officer to arrest federal officers who come and enforce federal laws upon them. They knowingly defy the federal government and the US Constitution while at the same time stating they are upholding the US Constitution when they clearly are not by creating laws that contradict it.

-Nam
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General Religious Discussion / Re: The unbelievers
« Last post by natlegend on Yesterday at 06:07:51 PM »
(Wow this thread has become quite interesting, if a little off topic. I'd like to mention that I didn't abandon this thread, I've just moved 1000km to start a new job and was more than a little busy the past few days.)
 
So, further to what Nogods was saying about not knowing which god to choose (if one were in the market for a god); I find it very frustrating the way one religion will simply discount all other religions as "obviously" false. When was the last time someone changed their religion? I mean, does it ever happen?
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Chatter / Re: I Have a New Quiz
« Last post by Nam on Yesterday at 06:05:03 PM »
4/10 I was completely clueless.

I actually got, after it was posted, messages about the spelling in that one question where all the s's are f's. It said before the quote: that's how it was published. Another person alluded to "You should make it easier for us illiterate[1] folks" lol!

-Nam
 1. not that they can't read but they don't read those types of works -- I actually do read those types of works. All the time.
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If any among you are waiting for a reply to a point you made to Sky_Writing alias SkyWriting, it is with some regret that I have to announce that he is no longer with us.

I am reminded of Mat:10:14.
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Chatter / Re: Republican Presidential Nomination
« Last post by Nick on Yesterday at 05:40:14 PM »
Palin is now rushing to support Trump since he threw her a bone.

Huckabee said he would use federal troops and the FBI to stop women from having abortions.

Cruz said the Obama administration is now the leading financial arm of terrorism around the world.

So...an average day in the world of the wing nuts.
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Biblical Contradictions / Re: There are no contradictions in the Bible!
« Last post by jaimehlers on Yesterday at 05:32:26 PM »
They do seem much like "the ramblings of a deluded mind."
Now we just need to build the case for him being deluded.
The book is a start.  What else do we have to support the case?
The book is all we have regarding John of Patmos.  Therefore, since it reads like the ramblings of a deluded mind, there is little point in assuming it as anything but unless and until we have something to show that he was not deluded.
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General Religious Discussion / Re: The unbelievers
« Last post by nogodsforme on Yesterday at 05:08:47 PM »
Yes, within the religion. Faith. Other believers. Cultural pressure. Personal experience seen as the work of a god. Nice feelings. I get all that. But my point is, if all religions have those same things how can an outsider determine which are true and which are false? Suppose l decided that the supernatural was real. What :would a theist recommend as the way to find the real god(s)? Given that most theists will tell you that tbe overwhelming majorty of people chose the wrong god(s).

Oh, the "sit quietly in a closet and wait for god to show up" method could rest in following a demon or a false god, couldn't it ? Because that is what most people are doing, although they think they found tbe one true faith. God does not show up to people and clarify things, either. Otherwise we would not have billions of people sincerely following false gods and demons. :?
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