jakelafort

  • “I wont think for myself because my parents don’t, my friends don’t and the church tells me to have faith.” Therefore i am convinced of virgin birth and original sin.

  • Ivy, churches were way ahead of this pandemic in indicating how absolutely and utterly stupid people are. But not all of em…

  • jakelafort posted an update 1 week, 4 days ago

    If all extremists should die in a fire the dead will exceed the living. In turn the breadth and scope of the fire will kill some non-extremists. Considering the nature of the wish, the wisher will of necessity be included in the fire.

    Ever wonder if intelligent life has evolved without the biological baggage? Extremism is a result of our…[Read more]

  • Theists are deaf, dumb and blind to discovering through investigation that their mythology is only mythology. Where are the experiments to discover the soul, heaven, and hell?

    Imagine one’s world view being aesthetic, primitive, ritualistic, formulaic, devoid of evidence while promising immortality and yet contentedly going about without a care…[Read more]

  • Thinking is the devil’s whore. I made a bet. I made a score. They pulled the lever. Then pulled it more.

  • jakelafort posted an update 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Acceptance of the veracity of accusations of sexual misconduct ought to be same as accusations of other misconduct. One ought to hold in abeyance any opinion until there is evidence to evaluate.

    The burden of proof in law is always on the state to prove the accusations.

  • Jody, my favorite WV churches are opening this month. Charles Town and Mountaineer race track. No audience though and protocols to mitigate likelihood of transmission.

    Perhaps this pandemic will furnish the impetus to finally eliminate the tax status of churches. Churches are a clear and present danger. Stopping myself right here…dumb thoughts…

  • Robert that was AoKay. Reminds me of Mark Twain.

  • jakelafort posted an update 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Is there anything so absurd, infantile, primitive, backwards, aesthetic, fabricated, and degenerate that it can not be utilized to mind fuck its victim? Anything?

    ANYTHING AT ALL?

  • There are a great many dumb mutha fuckers here in the good ole USA. Smart fuckers here also. Lets give credit where it is owed. Start with religion. Churches, mutha fuckin every goddamn town like virus generators, ready-willing and able to infect the young impressionable mind and leave an indelible mind-fuck. The mind fucked are less educated,…[Read more]

  • jakelafort replied to the topic The case made for Christ in the forum Theism 1 month ago

    So Michael, we are nearing end days? Do you have a date in mind? What will become of us heathens?

  • jakelafort replied to the topic The case made for Christ in the forum Theism 1 month ago

    Michael, you wrote…BEFORE MY EYES. Your eyes only? Are you a messiah or prophet?

  • jakelafort replied to the topic A ROCK CAN'T THINK, SO… in the forum Small Talk 1 month ago

    Unseen, we all make appear to make choices and judges for whom conscientious decision making is characteristic will react to the revelation. I don’t see anything in my hypothetical that is inconsistent with the absence of free will. Lets suppose you love chocolate ice cream but then you discover chocolate ice cream has a carcinogen that greatly…[Read more]

  • jakelafort replied to the topic A ROCK CAN'T THINK, SO… in the forum Small Talk 1 month ago

    But having awareness of physics and philosophy changes everything. If and when the judge fully appreciates the implications of science and philosophy the judge is no longer the judge of the past handing down verdicts and punishments as the river of life leads on inexorably in the only way it can. At that point the judge resigns unable to fulfill…[Read more]

  • jakelafort replied to the topic A ROCK CAN'T THINK, SO… in the forum Small Talk 1 month ago

    Unseen, that legal issue is a big one although it won’t be tackled for some time if ever. But boy would it be fun being the defense counsel who asserted that defense! Beats the hell out of the twinkie defense.

  • jakelafort replied to the topic A ROCK CAN'T THINK, SO… in the forum Small Talk 1 month ago

    I think dualism will be scrapped. There is a lingering notion that the psyche is somehow spiritual. As i recall psychology was on track in the 19th century but it was derailed by Freud and Jung and others. It will become a universal assumption that any and all psychological disorders have physical bases. If the etiology of a disorder is not known…[Read more]

  • jakelafort replied to the topic A ROCK CAN'T THINK, SO… in the forum Small Talk 1 month ago

    Yeah, being wrong about something, lets say whether to act on the advice of virologists and epidemiologists, can be worse than a mere mistake; failing to act will result in the deaths of tens of thousands and untold suffering or something really serious like not being reelected.

  • jakelafort replied to the topic The case made for Christ in the forum Theism 1 month ago

    Don’t forget the Jesus Lizard..fun to watch that lizard skitter.

  • jakelafort replied to the topic The case made for Christ in the forum Theism 1 month ago

    Simon, how is a substantial body of legends relevant? Oral traditions is all that was possible. Oral traditions are or were universal. Robin Hood is an example. Legends simply become more distorted as time marches. Do you think there is a chance that such legends would be admissible in court?

    The virginal accounts make sense in terms of creating…[Read more]

  • Okay Reg, you da raconteur. Had to check to see whether Healdsburg is real. Tiz, seems like it is bucolic outside the city. Those are fine coincidences particularly the first. I have some doozies too. What bugs me is the all too common tendency to impute meaning. One of your grrr sunday school articles suggests that atheists are guilty of this…[Read more]

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