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How many discussions about religious beliefs have you found to become sidetracked into obscure topics?

Examples from my experience include debates on literal interpretation of Biblical passages “from Hebrew” or figurative interpretations of an individuals unique perspective on the rules to get into Heaven.

I have found that discussions about religion in general often lack the appropriate understanding of the base structure of such religious beliefs. Rarely do the participants in the discussion start with the base assumptions of the topic before moving to higher ground.

Yet, these fundamental “constructs” make a HUGE difference in our shared understanding. Therefore, below is my view on the structure of religions.

 

I refer to these as the “Three Tiers of Religious Belief”.

I could also refer to this concept as the “Inverted Triangle of Religious Beliefs”. Continue Reading…

WAR ON CHRISTMAS!!

December 16, 2013 — Leave a comment

I enjoy this time of year, for many reasons.

I love the music, the decorations, the time with friends and family … but I also LOVE the attention that atheism receives for fighting a battle against the ominous, dangerous, threatening, “baby in the barn”. Continue Reading…

Does Atheism Require Faith? – The American Spectator

I recently read an article that was way too long to make the point it intended.  It went from the question of “Does Atheism Require Faith“, the title of the article, to a defensive view against atheism in 520 words.  It was in American Spectator’s “The Spectacle Blog“.  I knew little of the magazine, and have drawn the conclusion that there is a conservative bias to the articles (perhaps I am understating this bias).

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