zacherystaylor

zacherystaylor

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54 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Jesus for President · 0 replies · +1 points

So it is, but as you say the people that jumped on the bandwagon later weren't like that at all.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/jesus-for-presiden...

"I am troubled by Trump. But I’m even more troubled by the Christians who defend him." Shane Claiborne
https://twitter.com/shaneclaiborne/status/1091357...

54 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Jesus for President · 0 replies · +2 points

Santa Claus also ran for president in 2012 dropping out on October 31st to endorse Jill Stein.

Seriously, there really is a Santa Claus, whose parents had a strange sense of humor & named him that.

And the total number of people pledging to vote for Jesus before it was done was apparently 2,186,986, although I can't guarantee that some people didn't continue making pledges after the election, it was certainly over 2 million.
https://zacherydtaylor.blogspot.com/2012/10/final...

Edward Bernays thinks "THE conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country." Which means he probably didn't think any of these people have any free will at all.

He thinks " It might be better to have, instead of propaganda and special pleading, committees of wise men who would choose our rulers, dictate our conduct, private and public, and decide upon the best types of clothes for us to wear and the best kinds of food for us to eat. But we have chosen the opposite method, that of open competition. We must find a way to make free competition function with reasonable smoothness. To achieve this society has consented to permit free competition to be organized by leadership and propaganda."

54 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Prove There\'s Not a D... · 0 replies · +4 points

I personally checked your garage & there was no dragon there at all; just a purple polka dotted elephant that was transported there by ancient aliens!

Prove me wrong!

75 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Christian Bible is Poo... · 0 replies · +1 points

Not ruling out the possibility that it was influenced by aliens, although History Channel isn't even trying to do a good job covering it.

75 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Christian Bible is Poo... · 2 replies · +2 points

Yea but it's a very effective indoctrination manual to control the masses for the benefit of the leaders. It's also more sophisticated than I might expect from primitive people; which means either they were more sophisticated that I would expect out of people going though the normal social evolution process, or there's an unknown advanced intelligence with an undisclosed agenda influencing it to control people.

If it's part of normal social evolution, as you presumably believe then I can't help but wonder why more leaders didn't update it to make it more effective; or why the masses didn't learn to recognize it's absurdities and abandon it.

If there's an unknown advanced intelligence then there has to be more to his or its control process leading to more questions.

89 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Unexplained Phenomena ... · 2 replies · +4 points

First of all, there's enough evidence to raise doubts about official explanation, which should open things up to different theories. On top of that there's an enormous amount of evidence assuming you or other so called skeptics are willing to sort through it.

History Channel does a terrible job presenting their argument, so it's easy to dismiss them; however, if scientists search for evidence one way or another they can find it.

89 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Unexplained Phenomena ... · 1 reply · +1 points

I just noticed your recent post, "Christian Closed Mindedness"

By refusing to acknowledge major unsolved mysteries and trying to figure it out the obvious phrase that comes to mind is "pseudo-skeptic close mindedness"

89 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Unexplained Phenomena ... · 5 replies · +2 points

Sigh, so instead of accepting their explanation as the default, do you want to accept yours, even though these unsolved mysteries point out serious flaws in your theory?

Yes, the Ancient Aliens series on the History Channel obviously makes an enormous number of blunders, and as I've said before this probably indicates they're not trying to fix their mistakes any more than you, or most high profile so-called scientific skeptics, seem to be.

From a scientific point of view when there's a legitimate unsolved mystery the least a good scientist might do is acknowledge a problem and try to do more research. That's not happening.

From my previous reply, on your article, which you didn't respond to and others distracted from:

"There is still a major unsolved mystery. The biggest pair of megaliths that I know of that was transported a long distance, 420 miles is the Colossi of Memnon at 720 tons each (now list at 700 on this list for some reason). This excludes a few that are larger since they weren't found intact or are probably still exaggerated."

"The biggest 2 experiments to move them were only 40 and 25 tons and they were both conducted with the help of Roger Hopkins who later admitted that he couldn't figure it out although he didn't sign on for the Ancient Aliens theory."

"I checked the coverage on these experiments, and quite frankly they cheated in multiple ways. One was by avoiding any mention of how they got them on the wooden sledges. Another was by presenting it in a confusing manner and avoiding pointing out simple facts. The partially successful experiments were all under ten tons and they don't come close to explaining the enormous volume."

"This doesn’t guarantee the Ancient Aliens hypothesis as you indicated but it does indicate that there is a major unsolved mystery and it is worth considering different ideas."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_mon...

Of course the History Channel is seriously flawed, but skeptics are no better, and your implied beliefs that your version is no more scientific than theirs.

95 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - If You Had to be Relig... · 1 reply · +6 points

The implication of these discussions is that the Christians, or believers of other religions, chose their own religion; in most cases this is false. The choice of religion is almost always made by parents and their community or religious leaders and they have a system to indoctrinate the child until he or she accepts the religion as if they chose it, and even convinces themselves that they would choose it if they hadn't gone through the indoctrination process.

95 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Evil Scientists Play God · 1 reply · +2 points

Hmmm, I don't know how much control you have of your advertisements, but it appears to include Duck Dynasty, which I find hard to believe you're a fan of. 😜😊