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3 years ago @ Atheist Revolution - Jesus for President · 0 replies · +1 points
"I am troubled by Trump. But I’m even more troubled by the Christians who defend him." Shane Claiborne
3 years ago @ Atheist Revolution - Jesus for President · 0 replies · +2 points
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.
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."
3 years ago @ Atheist Revolution - Prove There\'s Not a D... · 0 replies · +4 points
Prove me wrong!
4 years ago @ Atheist Revolution - Christian Bible is Poo... · 0 replies · +1 points
4 years ago @ Atheist Revolution - Christian Bible is Poo... · 2 replies · +2 points
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.
4 years ago @ Atheist Revolution - Unexplained Phenomena ... · 2 replies · +4 points
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.
4 years ago @ Atheist Revolution - Unexplained Phenomena ... · 1 reply · +1 points
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"
4 years ago @ Atheist Revolution - Unexplained Phenomena ... · 5 replies · +2 points
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."
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.
4 years ago @ Atheist Revolution - If You Had to be Relig... · 1 reply · +6 points
4 years ago @ Atheist Revolution - Evil Scientists Play God · 1 reply · +2 points