Who Needs Reason When You Got Emotion?

One of the problems with embracing social justice ideology is that it tends to turn a brain into mush.   Consider social justice atheist, PZ Myers.

On June 25, Myers posted a short blog entry critical of a pagan who thinks she can channel George Floyd:

Ugh. “Spirituality”. Another excuse to grift. This white doofus claims to “channel” the spirit of George Floyd, and that he’s telling everyone to stop fighting for civil liberties, and all lives matter.

Ugh. “Spirituality”. Another excuse to grift?  If she had channeled the need to keep protesting, I doubt Myers would have had the same reaction.

Afterall,  just a day before, on June 24th, Myers wrote another blog celebrating a paranormal figure:

I would support the effort by West Virginians to replace Confederate monuments with statues of Mothman.

And when you click on the link he provides, the seventh sentence in that article reads:

“As a West Virginia native, I’d like to think we’re all spiritually connected to him,” explains Brenna, the 24-year-old who spurred on the movement with this viral tweet

Poor Mushbrain Myers.  Out of one mushy side of his mouth, he criticizes spirituality, yet the day before, the other side of the mouth was promoting it.  And the best part?  You can bet Ol’ Mushbrain is 100% oblivious to his self-contradiction.  Content in his sense of self-righteous purpose.  When you adopt a radical cult-like ideology, there is no reason to keep the rational part of your brain around.  It becomes……….superfluous.

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3 Responses to Who Needs Reason When You Got Emotion?

  1. This is funny because I just posted about how feelings are king in today’s world.

  2. hikayamasan353 says:

    It’s ridiculous because in modern atheist movement, there was a stage magician named James Randi. He offered millions of dollars to people who claimed to possess paranormal abilities or discover paranormal phenomena. He was literally revered by atheists, materialists and “humanists”. He wasn’t alone – there was Harry Houdini, and there is Nikolai Fomushin. All these money wasn’t won.

    Why not erect statues of James Randi or Harry Houdini?

  3. Dhay says:

    > When you adopt a radical cult-like ideology, there is no reason to keep the rational part of your brain around. It becomes……….superfluous.

    Hemant Mehta examples that in his 28 January 2021 clickbait post entitled “Here’s How God Created Prayer (and Why It Doesn’t Make Any Sense)”:

    How does prayer make any sense?
    DarkMatter2525 shows us the conversation that created prayer. Turns out it didn’t make sense back then either. (The relevant section begins around the 2:45 mark.)

    [Embedded video]

    Prayer: It’s a lottery no one wins but many gullible people keep playing.

    https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2021/01/28/heres-how-god-created-prayer-and-why-it-doesnt-make-any-sense/

    The very idea of God creating prayer, and of some internet atheist knowing how, when and why — add Mehta’s “prayer is a lottery” — is an obvious red flag that this is nonsense. But when you view the video it’s worse than nonsense, it’s pure fantasy; it’s an internet video by an internet atheist; an internet atheist playing with a silly, made-up story line and silly cartoon characters — as a child plays with its dolls.

    Mehta appears to take it seriously and presents it seriously to his followers — unless he’s tongue-in-cheek and he’s just repeating what he knows to be a mere content-empty playground-type catcall, a jeer. But in either case:

    > When you adopt a radical cult-like ideology, there is no reason to keep the rational part of your brain around. It becomes……….superfluous.

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