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Degree in Freethinking?

Is there such a thing? or something that might as well be called it?

Basically I want to have the knowledge of Freethinking and be able to show someone a piece of paper saying I do.

I think this would include some of the following areas:
- Philosophy: Basics, Logic, other courses my school probably doesn't have
- Theology: Basic Ideas, Main Religions, History
- Psychology/Sociology
- Biology and other sciences that would be used to back up claims

I pretty much want to become a power house in argument and wealth of information on the subject(s), although I would still need the degree that brings home the bacon.

Am I dumb or smart?

Well in arguments over this topic people seem to ignore certain points a bring up. I would think the same would happen to other people also, but I kind of want to stick to my own experiences here.

Now I would think if I make a weak point it could easy be knocked down, so they probably would do that just to get it out of the way. Then if I make a strong point wouldn't that point be something to address as well? I have little to no formal education on these matters. So I'm pretty sure I'm not make rock solid arguments here, however the fact still remains. The fact being points are being over looked or ignored.

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Why Christianity?

It is quite frequently asked of me why I spend so much time and effort combating Christianity rather than the multitude of other religions that are out there. The answer has always been because Christianity is the dominate religion in this part of the world and therefore it has an impact upon my daily life.

You have to ponder why this is so. How did a little cult system in Imperial Rome become the dominant religion in the western world?

Constantine proclaimed that he had a vision in which the savior-hero of Pauline Christianity spoke to him. Thus he established Pauline Christianity symbolised by the cross as the central belief system of his empire.

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America

I know I'm preaching to the choir here..but...either way.

They say hindsight is always 20/20. Question is, when do we learn from our mistakes? What causes a paradigm shift? What government attrocities are we willing to deny in order to maintain a sense of complacency and comfort.

Those easily misled are those that do not question. The power of the question relies on the ability to critically dissect every thing. Without that power, we can be assured to be led astray and controlled.

It is those of us with the ability to critically analyze; that are able to shift the paradigm, to change things for the better. The critical thinkers see disaster before it comes. That is why us "unpatriotic" rational thinkers, see a huge problem with this country, it's theocratic leanings and the slow change towards a nationalistic police state, governed by fear, guns and god. Change is slow....so that you do not notice. But it takes those with clear vision and critical thinking to analyze and realize..wait a minute...something is wrong in the USA today.

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World news update with Steve-Ho 10/03/06 School schootings

Hello world thank you for reading my blogs today. America is under attack. Schools are being shot up across the county, is your kids safe in America schools? Today I’m going to be talking about the 3 school shootings that have happen in America in the last week. So why do you think America is on this shooting rage? Shoot first, Shoot next. Shoot again, then when people are all dead, shoot some more?

First off we are going to be taking a look at the Bailey Co. School shooting. The man that did this was a very sick indevntual. You know people there is help out there. If you mad at something or some one you should always talk to some one about it before you decide to start shooting. So here is the story I got from CNN. The gunman identified as Duane Morrison. Walked in to class room 206 fired a shot, took 6 girls hostage in a room. He later released 4 hostages. Kept the 2 girls in the room with him. He sexually molested all 6 of the girls he had in the room with him. After releasing the 4 girls and kept 2 in the room with him, he started making demands to the police and swat members out in the hallway beside the class room, First they had contact with Morrison, Later he started making demands though the hostages. He told the swat members something is going to happen at 4pm that day; he ended negations with swat at 3:30pm. At that time Swat decided to move in on Morrison and the 2 hostages. They used explosives to blow down the door and they moved in. Morrison shot at the swat members then shot at the 16 year old victim identified as Emily Keyes. Then Morrison used the gun on himself. The other hostage fled the building on foot. Emily Keyes was transported by Helicopter to St. Anthony Central Hospital in Denver, where she died at 4:32 p.m. (6:32 p.m. ET), said hospital spokeswoman Bev Lilly.

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atheistic fallacy

I, being an agnostic, do not think that the existence can be logically or philosophically demonstrated. Furthermore, I do not believe that the existence of a god is probable even, however I would never assert that it is impossible that a god could exist. That is my problem with atheism, it is just as dogmatic and insular as theism. You pronounce to know what you cannot know. A common logical fallacy which applies to almost all atheistic arguments is the argumentum ad ignorantiam, or the argument from ignorance. Because there is no evidence in favor of the existence of God, God therefore does not exist. Lack of proof is not proof. I'd like to hear some comments concerning this.

Letter to a Sleeping Nation

In recent days I have thought on many things about our current administration. Things that would have meant little to me a year ago are now expresses ideas and feels more elegantly then I think I could. If not they are at least right on the money. Last night I watched the music video Mosh by Eminem. In the past it would have just been a good song today it has more meaning. Yes it is pop culture, but everything thing was new at one point.

I read and hear quotes of our founding fathers and today I hear the meaning more clearly then I did less then a year ago. In the news, those of which have the fucking balls to even mention it speak not from the view of a reporter but talk as though action might have to be taken.

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What Happened to the America I was taught about?

You wake up early one morning and begin your daily routine before work. You shuffle into the bathroom in a trance and toss water over your groggy eyes before draining your bodily wastes in the toilet. You then head into the kitchen and begin cooking yourself a hearty breakfast before you head off to your 9-5 job when suddenly you hear a knock at your front door. You slowly head towards it, confused at who would be visiting at such an hour. You are greeted by three men in very nice suits who inform you that you must come with them. Your monotonous life is about to take a turn. A turn towards something you never thought could ever happen in the United States of a America.

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intermission

in my last post i said

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i find this site to be as much a threat to the individual as any other fundamentalist movement i have crossed.

i was asked in direct response

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Superstition and ignorance cause suffering and death on a horrifying scale. What would you have us do about it? More importantly, what do you intend to do about it?

do superstition and ignorance cause suffering and death on a horrifying scale? the question supposes a cause for suffering and death, and then asks that i determine the solution based on the assumed cause. i cant really know what the individual who asked this wanted to find out with the question, but as far as i read it, it doesnt seem to be a very telling question. additionally i dont find the cause to be very accurate. but, just assume the assumption and ill answer the question anyway.

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