Question of the Week 12/6/2017

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It’s so easy for us all to get stuck in our social media filter bubbles, only hearing from people and sources that agree with us. Do you try to expand your horizons to encompass other perspectives, online or offline? How do you do it?


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5 COMMENTS

  1. I regularly watch Atheist Experience, where theist callers often present their arguments for belief. But I seriously doubt they’ll ever change my mind in this matter. They would have to come up with a GOOD argument in the first place.
    It gives an interesting insight into the mind of the theist though and perhaps, for theists, an interesting insight into the atheist mind.

  2. I engage the most intelligent religious posters I can find on other websites almost always over moral issues.

    Endlessly, atheists seek to have them banned for trolling and preaching etc.. Endlessly I complain.

  3. Karel Brada #1
    Dec 6, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    They would have to come up with a GOOD argument in the first place.

    The “god-did-it patches” of pseudo-knowledge, covering-up personal ignorance and inhibiting enquiry and learning, are never going to impress those who have built up a wide objective understanding of life, the world, and the universe, by studying science, and the products of scientific research.

    Given the god-delusion’s definition of “a good argument” is “an argument supporting a believer’s indoctrinated preconceptions and promoting belief in that particular god-delusion”, this is unlikely to stand up to the scrutiny of those who look for a critical, evidence based, foundation, for thinking.

    In contrast to this preconception-based filter bubble of a particular religion, or group of religions/denominations, scientific thinking covers ALL subject areas in an objective manner (- including the psychological/neurological basis of subjective thinking)!

  4. I google search things that are opposite of my own political views, just to make sure the algorhythm keeps giving me more than one perspective on issues I care about forming an opinion over.

  5. Daniël Snoeck #4
    Dec 10, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    I google search things that are opposite of my own political views, just to make sure the algorhythm keeps giving me more than one perspective on issues I care about forming an opinion over.

    That is good critical thinking, as challenges by opposing views, test theories; – providing the sources of the challenges are from honest reputable sources – otherwise we just waste a lot of time investigating blatantly dishonest propagandist or fantasist contradictions of validated information.

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