Archive | November, 2008

Does the Bible Answer (1)

26 Nov

PENDING REVIEW – Needs additional content, trimming, structure.

This is part 1 of my promised dissemination of beliefs held by many. Mainly christian sects.

One question and argument that is used constantly by both side’s seems to be the one of “Circular Logic” circular logic is basically, proving facts by assuming that a given belief is true to begin with.  As a simple example let me first link you to this Wikipedia Article – The following quote I hope stands for itself

1. Suppose Paul believes what he (himself) says.
2. Paul is not lying. Therefore,
3. Paul is telling the truth.

In my mind it easy to fit the bible and Christians into this structure.

1. Suppose Christians believe what the Bible says.
2. The Bible is authentic. Therefore,
3. Christian believes are the right believes.

The premise in this situation is that the Bible is correct and authentic. Many forget to question this – in my mind the Bible is just a book. It is the main argument in my mind against mindless following of faith and religion. The argument against this is that the Bible is authentic, because – it is written (In the Bible). Begs the question….

If the Bible wasn’t so big and popular maybe people would take this into consideration. I’m not categorically stating that the bible doesn’t contain valuable knowledge and help on living your life well. I find it hard to accept that God exists on the basis of what is written in some book. If I believe this then surely I believe everything I read? If I use the same logic against the Bible’s biggest competition on the Best seller list I can see the absurdity of this.

1. Suppose I believe what “Harry Potter” says.
2. “Harry Potter” is authentic (It’s written after all). Therefore,
3. Anything in Harry Potter is real, like my God – Dumbledore….

Watchtower

17 Nov

It looks like my promised gift is yet too come true and I think it’s easier if I get onto Watchtower at some point to read as much spew as possible and come here with my verbal diarrhea. Assaulting the eyes of many and offending the sentimentality’s of even more. For today however I shall have my little rant.

“A Non: Put a (*) in your name and pass this message onto whoever is online in your contacts list out of respect for the little girl beat to death by her parents

Me: No

A Non: Your so rude”

Stupidity and Campaigns

Stupidity and Campaigns

OK, I think many of you will see why I take exception to this stupidity. How, in God’s name will putting a star into my Name on MSN make any difference, I hate that so many people feel that it’s OK to pass round an email, join a group on Facebook or alternatively, put a (*) in your Display Name on MSN. This is an insult more than anything, this is a failing of the digital generations. We make a stand in our little on-line life’s, forgetting that by taking this “Action” nothing will change, no difference will be achieved. By taking part in these petty “Acts” we are encouraging each other to dismiss the real world, to dismiss positive and affirmative action. We console each other with pats on the back. It’s OK, we know your outraged at this one act of abuse that has hit the media. Don’t worry that this is just one of many. You joined a group on Facebook. Ohhhh way to protest, way to campaign for change, way to spread your word and feelings.

Sarcasm at 7:45, Monday morning.