Author Topic: This is your brain on religion. Any questions?  (Read 348 times)

Offline trdsf

This is your brain on religion. Any questions?
« on: March 25, 2018, 10:57:01 AM »
Well, hopefully the kids learned a lesson from this data point: a Georgia mother deliberately crashed her car into a concrete pole to "prove" to her children—ages five and seven—that 'god is real'.

'Course, she told her kids to buckle up (THEY WEREN'T ALREADY?!?) before she swerved and accelerated, so I betcha when she gets out of jail (she's in on two counts of child cruelty and for my money, she can just rot there) she blames them for not believing hard enough, rather than going "Wow, that was really fucking stupid of me."
"It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning." -- Calvin and Hobbes
"I thought I committed regicide today, but I committed deicide!" -- Sadie Doyle, Beyond Belief

Offline Munch

Re: This is your brain on religion. Any questions?
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2018, 11:59:37 AM »
people who value their beliefs beyond their own and others well being, there should be a new law for such special kind of people.

Re: This is your brain on religion. Any questions?
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2018, 12:06:13 PM »
Well, hopefully the kids learned a lesson from this data point: a Georgia mother deliberately crashed her car into a concrete pole to "prove" to her children—ages five and seven—that 'god is real'.

'Course, she told her kids to buckle up (THEY WEREN'T ALREADY?!?) before she swerved and accelerated, so I betcha when she gets out of jail (she's in on two counts of child cruelty and for my money, she can just rot there) she blames them for not believing hard enough, rather than going "Wow, that was really fucking stupid of me."
Whoa, there--it worked!  Didn't it???  None of them were hurt--and if those ingrate kids had only believed 'harder' then mom would have missed the poll entirely!  I think she should do it again, and again until those damn kids get it right!!
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Offline Baruch

Re: This is your brain on religion. Any questions?
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2018, 12:26:47 PM »
people who value their beliefs beyond their own and others well being, there should be a new law for such special kind of people.

No politicians then?
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Offline Baruch

Re: This is your brain on religion. Any questions?
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2018, 12:27:26 PM »
Whoa, there--it worked!  Didn't it???  None of them were hurt--and if those ingrate kids had only believed 'harder' then mom would have missed the poll entirely!  I think she should do it again, and again until those damn kids get it right!!

Better than the depressed mom who drove herself and the kids into a lake a few years ago.
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Offline trdsf

Re: This is your brain on religion. Any questions?
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2018, 02:51:20 PM »
Whoa, there--it worked!  Didn't it???  None of them were hurt--and if those ingrate kids had only believed 'harder' then mom would have missed the poll entirely!  I think she should do it again, and again until those damn kids get it right!!
Well, I'd prefer to think that a good god would actually stop her from putting her children through both the danger and the fear, as well as the monstrous disruption to their family, what with their mom going to jail and having a criminal record.  Whatever lesson it's going to teach, it's not the one she wanted.
"It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning." -- Calvin and Hobbes
"I thought I committed regicide today, but I committed deicide!" -- Sadie Doyle, Beyond Belief

Online Hydra009

Re: This is your brain on religion. Any questions?
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2018, 03:00:48 PM »
Her telling her kids to buckle up reveals that she didn't completely believe God was going to miraculously cause the car to miss the concrete pole.

Offline trdsf

Re: This is your brain on religion. Any questions?
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2018, 03:28:43 PM »
Her telling her kids to buckle up reveals that she didn't completely believe God was going to miraculously cause the car to miss the concrete pole.
Nor really believed that her god would ensure they wouldn't get hurt.  Besides, think of all the millions of sick, starving, abused children there are in the world that her god does fuck-all about -- why should he do anything about hers?
"It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning." -- Calvin and Hobbes
"I thought I committed regicide today, but I committed deicide!" -- Sadie Doyle, Beyond Belief

Re: This is your brain on religion. Any questions?
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2018, 05:15:38 PM »
It just goes to show that people who claim God is on their side really are dangerous as hell.
God Not Found
"I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.”
Stephen Hawking

Offline Cavebear

Re: This is your brain on religion. Any questions?
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2018, 10:43:50 PM »
It just goes to show that people who claim God is on their side really are dangerous as hell.

Yep, the craziest people are theists.
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!

Offline Baruch

Re: This is your brain on religion. Any questions?
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2018, 11:13:23 PM »
Yep, the craziest people are theists.

Nope, people who repeat the same political mistakes over and over, thinking they will get a different result, next time.
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Re: This is your brain on religion. Any questions?
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2018, 12:54:35 PM »
people who value their beliefs beyond their own and others well being, there should be a new law for such special kind of people.
are you talking about Trump again?


first we had the crusades. and then jihadists with car bombs. now we got people running into trees. What will they think of next?
not expecting god to show up, but if he does we’re going to have to beat the prick up.

Offline Baruch

Re: This is your brain on religion. Any questions?
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2018, 12:56:49 PM »
are you talking about Trump again?


first we had the crusades. and then jihadists with car bombs. now we got people running into trees. What will they think of next?

You are assuming that people are thinking.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: This is your brain on religion. Any questions?
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2018, 11:56:42 PM »
are you talking about Trump again?


first we had the crusades. and then jihadists with car bombs. now we got people running into trees. What will they think of next?

Perhaps crossed laser beams in the future but also the trees will remain.  Driverless cars will never be perfect.  They might be better for some distracted drivers, but not for me, not yet.   
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!

Offline trdsf

Re: This is your brain on religion. Any questions?
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2018, 08:26:57 PM »
Happy Easter!  Mom tazes son because he won't get up for church!  I'm sure that's how Jesus would have handled it... yeesh.
"It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning." -- Calvin and Hobbes
"I thought I committed regicide today, but I committed deicide!" -- Sadie Doyle, Beyond Belief

 

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