I certainly reject assumptions or assertions that “default gods” which require no supporting evidence exist !
Good point. The thylacine is my favourite example, because it is both a fascinating animal that speaks to the imagination and one that went extinct very recently and for which we still do have strong evidence of its…[Read more]
disbelief in (their pet) god makes people members of a cult??
I am as staunch an atheist as they come, but I agree with this statement. Atheism is, for me, the non-belief or unbelief in god(s), not the disbelief. Disbelief is, to me, the belief god(s) does/do not exist, and that makes no sense to me.
I do not believe…[Read more]
Your basic premise that “obviously know (that) their religion does not protect..” is unfounded and just plain wrong.
If I’m wrong, I have learned something, but nothing of what you said explains why religionists want to be protected against legal trouble caused by the consequences of refusing medical treatment for their offspring. Why…[Read more]
What I find most disturbing, is that the people who push for such religious exemption laws obviously know their religion does not protect children. If it did, the laws would not be needed, for it would be obvious that their children stand a much higher chance of survival than the children of people who prefer to trust medicine instead of magic,…[Read more]
Good luck with the work. That is certainly a monumental task. I hope you will never finish it, due to speedy recovery.
I have never finished the task myself because I took another route. Except for one archive box with books I cannot and/or don’t want to scan yet, I have scanned all my books and done away with them. They are now all sitting in/on…[Read more]