Tag Archives: Religion

Sam Harris acknowledges “a kind of miracle.”

In his discussion with Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris makes a very interesting point at 38:45: There is just the fact that within the Darwinian conception of how we got here, there’s no reason to believe that our cognitive faculties have … Continue reading

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The Social Justice Movement and Christians: A Comparison

We have seen how SocJus, an secular religion, behaves when they become aware of dissenting views being expressed in their midst (here and here).  Let’s compare their behavior to how Christians have behaved in a similar setting. The year is … Continue reading

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Another day, another SocJus Ritual

It’s in a different country (Canada), at a different university (McMaster Univerisity), and involves a different speaker (psychologist Jordan Peterson).  Here is Peterson’s description from YouTube: All this video from the “panel discussion” at McMaster University Friday March 17th 2017. … Continue reading

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Social Justice Atheist Tries to Explain Why Intersectionality is not a Cult

Over at the Friendly Atheist blog, Lauren Nelson, the atheist activist who thought Madalyn Murray O’Hair was murdered for her atheism,  tries to refute Andrew Sullivan’s observations about the religious aspects of intersectionality. Let’s have a look. Nelson writes: He’s … Continue reading

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Indoctrination at Middlebury College

In the previous blog entry, I noted Like cultists, the demonstrators clearly demonstrate a hive mindset that was obviously generated through indoctrination.  In fact, they are so deeply indoctrinated that they work themselves into a religious frenzy with the messages … Continue reading

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The Cult of Intersectionality

In a previous posting, I hinted that activism is prone to developing into a secular cult: In summary, I am proposing that activists are predisposed to radicalization.   One causal factor behind this radicalization is manner in which activists tend to … Continue reading

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Does Secularism Make You More Vulnerable to Mental Illness?

New Atheists blogs love to trumpet the fact that millennials are the most secular generation.  Apparently, this is supposed to mean that our culture will naturally become more secular, giving hope that eventually some sort of atheistic utopia is around … Continue reading

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March for Post-Modern Science

The March for Science apparently comes with its own particular version of the philosophy of science.  This can be clearly seen when Jerry Coyne’s views of science are contrasted with other March supporters (and the March itself). First, Coyne tells … Continue reading

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Sam Harris Criticizes Religious Moderates and Misses the Target

Sam Harris writes about “The Problem with Religious Moderates.” He sets things up as follows: People of faith fall on a continuum: some draw solace and inspiration from a specific spiritual tradition, and yet remain fully committed to tolerance and … Continue reading

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Debunking the Religion-as-Child-Abuse Argument

In a previous posting,  I dismantled the popular New Atheist argument that a religious upbringing is a form of child abuse.  We saw that such a position works equally well with the political socialization of children, which would entail that … Continue reading

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