David Boots

  • Strega and Profile picture of David BootsDavid Boots are now friends 6 days ago

    • You all are not going to like this, but mankind decided to go their own way, create their own civilizations, cultures, economics, education systems etc. The Mind of God is about how to treat one another and how mankind show view and worship (yes worship the Eternal). Mankind has uncovered elements, and many rules and laws of science that were…[Read more]

    • Strega replied 2 days ago

      Is this an opinion or do you have evidence?

  • It is hard to beat the UN explanation for how mankind arrived at the notion of rights … the preamble to the charter says this about human rights:

    • they are the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,
    • disregard and the contempt of human rights results in terrible and barbarous acts by men
    • enshrining human rights in law…

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  • David Boots replied to the topic Things god forgot in the forum Atheism 6 days, 13 hours ago

    I guess god forgot almost everything: radio waves, plastic, TNT, metallurgy and deodorant. Im guessing they really could have used the deodorant back then.

    And what about tips on food production and farming? That wouldnt have gone astray either.

     

  • OF course they dont exist – in the sense that gravity exists or light exists. They are a  social (and sometimes legal)construct that is highly contextual.

    The aim of things like the UN charter is primarily to provide a minimum paradigm that would enable different societies to co-exist.

  • David Boots started the topic Things god forgot in the forum Atheism 1 week ago

    How is it a mega being with omnipotent powers could forget to include the basics in their magnum opus? If there is a god then they deliberately refused to include the following in the bible:

    – gravity

    – electricity

    – mathematics. What happened to ZERO? You would think any god could have given us nothing.

    – chemistry

    – the basics of…[Read more]

  • David Boots replied to the topic This is war in the forum Politics 1 week, 1 day ago

    The lay definition of psychopath is – someone with a mental disorder that makes them behave in ways that can be dangerous to other people. Sounds about right to me.

  • David Boots posted an update 1 week, 1 day ago

    “In matters of religion it is very easy to deceive a man, and very hard to undeceive him” – Pierre Bayle

  • David Boots replied to the topic This is war in the forum Politics 1 week, 1 day ago

    Arrogant with undeserved self-confidence and patriotic fervor combined with a distorted view of the world; this is the problem with having a psychopath for a leader.

  • David Boots posted an update 1 week, 4 days ago

    Heaven and Hell

  • David Boots replied to the topic Failed Conversion in the forum Atheism 1 week, 5 days ago

    Belle this is the last post I am going to make on this because I do not want you to feel like you are being attacked.

    Humans are incredibly intelligent. We make associations and patterns where no other species can. This allows us to survive and prosper. But this incredible ability to make patterns can lead us to draw connections where none…[Read more]

  • David Boots replied to the topic Failed Conversion in the forum Atheism 2 weeks ago

    Belle what is it that you need to have explained?

    There are things we understand completely through science. Some things we understand a bit through science. And other things that we dont understand anything much at all about.

    Religion has zero explanatory value. The bible, the koran and any other religious text you care to look at have very…[Read more]

  • David Boots posted a new activity comment 2 weeks ago

    Weird indeed!

  • David Boots replied to the topic Failed Conversion in the forum Atheism 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Belle the issue I have is this statement … ‘And no one can ever convince me otherwise.’

    The thing is this – it seems you want to believe. Whether you had a premonition or luck or whatever has no real significance whatever. And it does not mean there is a god. And it is not evidence of anything let alone a god.

    The fact is humans seem to be the…[Read more]

  • David Boots replied to the topic My top question! in the forum Atheism 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    The real problem is getting anyone to think at all. Look around you – pretty much most people need to ‘switch on’ if you ask me.

  • David Boots replied to the topic My top question! in the forum Atheism 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Interesting that you mention math as good training. I like the idea of teaching thinking indirectly – simply because it is more appealing. The trouble with maths is that a lot of people ‘lose it’ very early on (if they ever get it at all).

    I did a couple of courses of computer progamming back in the day and was impressed with just how much it…[Read more]

  • David Boots posted an update 3 weeks ago

    Not my thing but I COULD NOT RESIST!
  • David Boots started the topic My top question! in the forum Atheism 3 weeks ago

    I recently thought about what are the simplest and most powerful questions for critical thinking. I wanted to recommend to everyone the link to the attached pdf as a great guide. I dont think you need a PHD in logic to be a great thinker.

    My top most powerful question is:

    • Why is that? (or the fact checking version What is it that makes you say…

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  • David Boots replied to the topic No Respect in the forum Atheism 3 weeks ago

    I agree and I would add that we can change this culture and that the change can simply be by not co-operating with the paradigm. Peaceful paradigm resistance!

  • David Boots replied to the topic Failed Conversion in the forum Atheism 3 weeks ago

    Belle Rose wrote:

    Santa Claus is a fictional character. God is not.

    Dear Belle I admire your gumption.

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