What the fuck is wrong with this website
how the hell did we get the idea pink isn’t a cool colour
because scientifically speaking pink doesn’t even exist; it fits between violet and red on the spectrum but actually what goes there is infrared and ultraviolet and all those things we can’t see
pink is the ambassador of an otherworldly and unknowable realm it is the most badass colour out there
Ah, that’s why it looks so good with black!
No morality can be founded on authority, even if the authority were divine.
—A.J. Ayer, Essay on Humanism
(IOW: Uf God says what is moral, is moral, because it is moral, then He is irrelevant to morality. If what is moral is moral because God says it is moral, then morality is subject to the whim of God)
So, I was reading Stand To Reason’s article on the Euthyphro Dilemma by Greg Koukl, and came across this analogy which is actually a straw man fallacy:
[“As I wrote in Relativism, ‘a “moral” atheist is like a man sitting down to dinner who doesn’t believe in farmers, ranchers, fishermen, or cooks. He believes the food just appears, with no explanation and no sufficient cause.’ The atheist’s morality has no grounding.”]
We know where morals come from; we’ve known for a long time. “Moralistic” behaviors are an agreed upon social conduct code for an individual to remain a member of a specific society. These have developed over time ever since creatures (not limited to humans) lived in groups. Simple as that. Morals differ and overlap from society to society depending on many sometimes unique and sometimes universal factors. This is detestable for many religious minded, but it is what it is.
Overall it is a good article because it does illuminate the problem of a god and morality. It does try to salvage a defense for the Christian, but I think fails to overcome the glaring dilemma as stated with Plato and Bertrand Russell. In fact it might cause some Christians to wake up from faith.
If you are interested in how some Christians are being “trained” to defend their faith through reason, check out the Stands to Reason site. But be warned: the above example I quoted shows that they are prone to breaking #4 on their “Mission & Values" page. "#4: What is the manner in which they [defend]? Intellectually fair, gracious, & incisive."
Heaven is comfortable, relaxed, warm. Like a great night’s sleep, where you dream and you are warm, and comfortable, and relaxed, and your mind wanders. And you roll-over, and go back to sleep. And back into dreams.
Except, holy crap, last night I dreamt that I was killing a man. It wasn’t pretty and he wouldn’t die!
Yep, I love this time of year!
are you ready to get
Why we are all better off with the rational minded:
Suppose it is announced that a “Purge” type law was being enacted by a secular society. How would it be received by the rational minded?
Compare that to if it was “revealed” that a “Purge” type service must be done to please the “God” du jour. How would it be received by the religious minded?
everyone’s ideal lunchbox
Yeah, but have you ever had an old one? They’re gross.
Kitty & Weasel. Strangely Adorable!
That hauntingly sad kitty face—the weasel’s about to kill a man.
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Who here thinks there should be a pronunciation guide included with these!
If we are going to start using these awesome cool words, don’tcha think we oughta know how to say ‘em?!
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Alright guys so this lovely lady right here who is kissing my face is coming out to her parents this weekend, she’s pretty nervous so please wish her luck.
All the best to her and I hope it goes/went well!
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