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Video raises interesting points

Discussion in 'Religious Issues' started by High-Gear, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. High-Gear

    High-Gear

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stmMXTlahyM&feature=youtube_gdata_player"]Seth Andrews (host of The Thinking Atheist) at the Oklahoma State Secular Organization - YouTube[/ame]

    Seth brings up some interesting points. Lets discuss why we as a society can not objectively view ridiculous claims.
     
  2. Gunhaver

    Gunhaver the wrong hands

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    Aw man, I didn't realize that Jedi was a legitimate option. I may have to rethink this whole non-religious thing.

    Edit: If you read their doctrine it actually makes more sense than most religions. http://www.jedichurch.org/jedi-doctrine.html
     
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  3. Guss

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    It is amazing how people can selectively suspend rational thought. They would never think of turning off their skepticism when buying a car, but when it comes to betting their immortal soul, they just figure their parents must have been right.
     
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    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

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    Not a bad talk. I'm not sure that he really breaks any new ground with it though. His arguments are obvious to those that share his position and easily ignored by those that don't. It was more of a pep rally for non-believers than a persuasive speech.
     
  5. Guss

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    I don't know about that. It kind of invites people to distance themselves from their current position and try to get a bigger perspective of things. I shows them that "normal" is often just a cultural viewpoint.