Zweifel

  • Zweifel posted an update in the group Group logo of Gay Atheist.Gay Atheist. 1 week, 5 days ago

    Proof that life imitates art. – love the name of the bishop in this news irem
    The Trinidad Express reports:

    People who identify themselves as gay, lesbian, homosexual or transgender should not have the same rights as “normal” people. That is the view expressed by the Christian non-governmental organisation, T&T Cause. The group is led by Bis…[Read more]

  • Zweifel replied to the topic Whaaaaat????? in the forum Politics 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    The other day on Farcebook I ran into a pic of someone holding a sign that said “Diversity is code for white genocide.” It boggles my mind that anyone could believe and/or promulgate such bullshit. Sweet Jesus is hate speech exactly like ‘diversity’ is code for white genocide.

  • Zweifel posted a new activity comment 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    He’s a legend in his own mind.

  • Zweifel replied to the topic Shooting, Killing, Murder!!! in the forum Politics 2 months ago

    The bedrock reality beneath all the faux pearl clutching and non-debates is the fact that sale of lethal weapons, from Saturday night specials to nuclear devices, is one of the most lucrative enterprises known to humankind. The ultimate explanation was given by Bob Dylan long ago: “We’re idiots babe. It’s a wonder we can even feed ourselves.”

  • Zweifel posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    You’re right, rationality isn’t very relevant to people for whom the only part of an argument that matters is the conclusion they want. I love Stephen Fry’s comment:
    “It’s the strangest thing about this church – it is obsessed with sex, absolutely obsessed. Now, they will say we, with our permissive society and rude jokes, are obsessed. No. We hav…[Read more]

  • Zweifel posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    That second one’s a doozy; never heard it before.

  • Zweifel posted an update in the group Group logo of Gay Atheist.Gay Atheist. 2 months ago

    Hey, I have a question for the group – are there any arguments against equal rights and respect for gay people that aren’t religious? (IMHO saying it’s “unnatural” doesn’t count, because if it were actually unnatural there wouldn’t be any of us right here smack in the middle of nature.)

    OK, two questions – why aren’t fundamentalist religionists…[Read more]

    • There are no rational arguments of course but humans are not generally rational. Gays are different than the majority and minority groups have always been oppressed. Religion came along and simply provides the pseudo rationality to justify the oppression.

      • You’re right, rationality isn’t very relevant to people for whom the only part of an argument that matters is the conclusion they want. I love Stephen Fry’s comment:
        “It’s the strangest thing about this church – it is obsessed with sex, absolutely obsessed. Now, they will say we, with our permissive society and rude jokes, are obsessed. No. We hav…[Read more]

    • Matt replied 2 months ago

      There is the (pretty weak, imo) argument that anal sex has a higher risk of spreading disease.

      There’s also the argument that if gay men are repressed, they are more likely to have children and pass on their (higher average intelligence) genes.

      All in all, pretty weak arguments when put against equal/human rights.

  • Zweifel joined the group Group logo of Gay Atheist.Gay Atheist. 2 months ago

  • Zweifel replied to the topic Yoga is….philosophy? in the forum Advice 2 months, 1 week ago

    @Bellen – Neil Carter wrote a great rebuttal to Matt Walsh’s idiotic yoga is demonic rant. He makes an excellent point therein:

    Most of all, they [churches] need you to be uncomfortable in your own skin. It’s imperative, because if you feel fine the way you are, you won’t buy what they’re selling. I believe that is a huge part of why the churc…

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  • There’s more cheery news, courtesy CNN:

    CDC to slash global epidemic prevention programs in 39 of 49 countries
    (CNN) The former chief of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the decision to cut 80% of its epidemic prevention activities overseas could pose a grave danger to the United States because it “would significantly…

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  • Reg —

    Good article on propagandists’ tricks. Unfortunately being a “merchant of doubt” (along with manufacturing lethal weapons and peddling religion) is one of the most profitable undertakings known to mankind. Here’s a particularly insidious example of a dirty propagandist trick:
    Abortion Foes Hijack Racial Justice: This ‘Black Genocide’…[Read more]

  • Of course Chomsky’s right. It’s a magician’s trick of distraction. The conservative reich is realizing their every wet dream while the media freak out over Dolt 45.

  • Yes – one day AI could regard us in much the same way as we regard algae. (Except we won’t be playing a significant role in the food chain.)

  • It’s not at all unreasonable to think that evolution is melding biology with technology. It doesn’t have a purpose, but AI could be the next stage in wherever it’s headed. Human creations, as ghastly as many of them are,  literally come “out of nature” just as much as stars, galaxies, and biotic beings.

  • Reading Martin Amis’s book Time’s Arrow. Freakiest novel I’ve ever read, or probably ever will.

  • Zweifel replied to the topic Catholicism in the forum Advice 3 months, 1 week ago

    @Bellen – > How do you believe two different things at once? Is that normal? I think I’m breaking from reality.

    On the other hand, maybe Aleister Crowley was right:

    “Balance every thought with its opposition. Because the marriage of them is the destruction of illusion.”

  • @Reg – thanks so much for posting Christopher’s presentation. Painfully sad but awesomely inspiring. Dawkins’ intro was amazing as well. (Also a fabulous example of something that gives you goosebumps.)

  • Zweifel replied to the topic President Winfrey in the forum Politics 3 months, 1 week ago

    @JBO – Ok, so maybe everybody doesn’t like her, but everybody likes her better than Dolt 45. (Everybody you’d want to be at a party with anyway)

  • Zweifel replied to the topic President Winfrey in the forum Politics 3 months, 1 week ago

    @ Robert – true, she does push a lot of woo. As a friend suggested, Dr. Oz for Surgeon General, anyone? I doubt they’ll be using the smooching Harvey pic on any campaign lit.

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