Irrationality in the name of Rationality
1. Is it perhaps irrational to have a forum called Freethinking Anonymous that excludes certain individuals from participating based on the fact that their worldview is different from that of this websites?
Maybe it should be called "Freethinking-so-long-as-you-think-what-we-think Anonymous
Or maybe freethinking is just like a brand name or something...like if I started selling a product called 100% Pure Gold that was made of recycled Tinsel.
2. Is it irrational to have Theism as an Irrational Precept? Can a person only make a rational decision once they have every little shred of evidence from both sides of an argument? This is impossible. If this is the case then we are all irrational in which case this whole thing seems pointless. Point is that a person could very well be a rational theist based upon the information they have been exposed to. You could argue that based on what you know this is irrational (an opinion) but the individual theist may have made a very rational decision and may be saying the same thing about you (also an opinion). In my view there are irrational theists and athiests, just as there are very rational ones as well. Just a thought.
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