As a secular humanist do you see yourself as having an “enemy” and/or opposition? Religionists maybe? If so, do you feel it your duty to stand up for your truth? Are you biased in your agnostic/atheistic worldview to the point that you are not able to recognize any possible ‘chinks’ in your protective armor of unbelief?Philo Sofee wrote: ↑Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:25 amA deeply profound point. The fear and paranoia in so much religion, even unnecessarily has led to warped thinking and skewed logic for millenia, which skewing is anchored in their already paranoid and skewed scripture which they imagine is free from taint and problem when it comes to visceral reality. MG is so biased he cannot even see how badly skewed his own world view is... And hence it must needs be that there is an opposition (enemy) in all things in his little mind, or else there is no reality. God has devil, Dr. Peterson has Scratch, Midlgey has Moksha, so MG needs to be a good Mormon and get an enemy. That's where secular humanists come in. Hey, if they are evil to an apostle then MG feels perfectly justified in accepting they are evil in general. Who is he to question an apostle? An apostle of the Holy Jesus Christ lord of the universe?! When an apostle opines, MG snaps to all ears, attention, and belief.Res Ipsa
I’m not the one dividing people into friends and enemies. That’s all you. I don’t identify as a secular humanist — that’s you cramming me into a box so that you can can have that enemy you so deeply crave. Your “nuance” is pure affectation. Deep down, you’re nuanced as a sledgehammer.
I don’t need to make up enemies. I don’t need someone to fear and hate. Apparently, you can’t be a happy person without an enemy to hate.
Do you see yourself ever questioning the precepts and teachings of the Four Horsemen of Atheism? When they speak do you, generally speaking, give priority/meaning to their words over a believing scientist? If so, why?
Do you see a theistic worldview as being inherently dangerous? If you could wave a magic wand and turn everyone into a secular humanist would you do so?