Sabio Lantz

Sabio Lantz

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95 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Christian Thoughtcrime · 1 reply · +3 points

Thanx for the mention. I think the reason that they don't believe what they are suppose to, is because religion is not about belief (even though they may declare so), but about function. Sort of like Atheists who route for Football teams or Soccer teams. They are all about the identity, the signaling about being bigger that who they are, but ignoring that those sports are all mercenary sports and have nothing to do with their city's people. We are all laughable, eh? Fortunately , precious few go to war over sports, but religion plays with the taboo part of the brain thus being very dangerous.

243 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - One Good Thing About t... · 0 replies · +1 points

I agree that "being an atheist" tells us precious little about that person's "admirable qualities" in a similar way as "being religious". But I also don't think "being rational" can do so either. "Rational" is the false god of many atheists. Rationality is an abstract, rarified ideal filled with agenda. We don't find such a creature in reality.

Atheists love to envision themselves as "rational". I find a discussion with theists can benefit if "because God said" is a phrase the theist tries to avoid. In a similar way, I feel atheists could benefit by avoiding their self-righteous delusion about their rationality.
My recent post Theist Thieves Diminishing “The Good”

296 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Who and Why Does Jesus... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yep, this is a good post to push against the tendency to generalize about Christians, Religion and so much more.
Generalizations attract the worst of us.
My recent post Your Death Theology

296 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Criticizing Dogpiling ... · 0 replies · +2 points

Can't remember the last time I have labelled anyone with a general term. Not to say it is never appropriate, but the idea of the first stone or the log in my eye bug me. Not to mention, I am usually wrong in much. Best to stick to ideas and thoughts. People are complex.
My recent post Your Death Theology

296 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Criticizing Dogpiling ... · 0 replies · +3 points

Indeed. It is a tendency we need to fight. Like many of the defective heuristics of the adaptive human mind.
My recent post Your Death Theology

296 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Criticizing Dogpiling ... · 0 replies · +2 points

All to say, perhaps this mantra would be a good mind-friend: "Label the suspected error first, not the whole person."
My recent post Your Death Theology

296 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Criticizing Dogpiling ... · 8 replies · +2 points

Good points Jack

I would add that the temptation to label any entire person a liar, a sexist, a racist, an idiot or whatever is a huge source of fuel to the complexities you describe here. If that temptation were addressed, the mitigation of these wrongs would be huge.

You know: "Hate the Sin, not the Sinner"
But that labelling reflex is deep in the human psyche, both for the accuser and the listeners. That is why it works, unfortunately.

301 weeks ago @ Deep Thoughts - The danger of stifling... · 0 replies · +1 points

Absolutely! Screw the criticism, keep creating.

352 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Addressing Conflict is... · 2 replies · +1 points

Ironic. I just stopped in to say "goodbye". There is no interaction on this blog for me so the author seems to want something very different from what I like here. I think he will be happy to see me (as with "Jim") leave. Enjoy guys.
My recent post A Skeptic’s Wisdom

352 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Ghosts · 0 replies · +1 points

Like you, I have had odd experiences -- some of the seeing ghosts.
It is very hard for me to say there are no such thing as ghosts after these experiences.
Yet, I don't think there are.
Well -- part of me thinks there are none
but other parts of me does "believe" in ghosts.
Our minds can and do hold multiple contrary beliefs easily
Have you not experienced that aspect of mind?

My recent post Endothermic Religious Freedom