Why rejecting religiously biased stories presented as documentaries is not closed minded.
When the basis of religion is unsound – that there’s a deity – the details of the story to support the essential claim don’t require that much consideration – especially when the only facts in said stories – that a city or person had existed, doesn’t make the story verified when the details of the story are not corroborated in secular histories or are not consistent with what’s known from other sources.
Basically, that the bible stories are set in real locations and include some real people is no more proof of the claim than Forest Gump being a documentary about a real person named Forest.
Documentaries purporting to support the religious stories are manufactured and twists the lack of evidence into the appearance of evidence is a foregone conclusion, when in the whole history of archeology, there’s not been one single artifact or record or site that remotely confirms any of the substantive god claims
James Cameron made that mistake when he rushed to present the James ossuary as evidence, despite the lack of clear chain of ownership and tests to show that the “brother of Jesus” portion of the engraving was carved centuries after the identification
If there was real evidence, we would have heard of it before this propaganda/confirmation bias film was made.
Rushing to a conclusion and attempting to make the appearance of fact be fact to support a forgone conclusion, is not a compelling way to make the case – the closed mind belongs to those who try to justify a conclusion – not to people who follow facts to a conclusion.
These documentaries require not only closing your mind to the facts in favour of the preferred conclusion, but also closing your mind to understanding the process to arrive at conclusions, instead they start with the conclusion after the fact, then force or massage the facts to fit the conclusion, as opposed to the actual method of reaching conclusions by reviewing the facts and determining where they lead (to the conclusion).
Religion of Mass Destruction
There is certainly a direct parallel between how xtians treat atheists and how they treat gays. Xtians will justify any action by claiming a good intent trying to save someone else’s soul is not a good intent, it is an evil intent to assert their control over someone else’s life that they have no business even commenting on, never mind controlling I recognize the value of religion as a weapon of mass destruction of individual lives it should be afforded the same respect as you would any weapon that should be safely locked away from children and childlike adults who have no clue what they are wielding
Godbots get no respect
If a person wants respect for them and their beliefs, then they shouldn’t hold dear such stupid beliefs.
Showing respect when none is felt or deserved would be being a hypocrite, and it’s important to walk the talk, not do what you want and repent later. This is a major reason for the lack of respect towards believers, they do what they want and repent later as if it’s a direct wash – and yes, it is in their world view, but that’s not the worldview of the people they are demanding respect from.
Believers should demonstrate that their religion is what is advertised – a framework for moral conduct – because I’ve yet to see any religious person being moral in the public square – it’s all about condemning other people and denying them rights that they are due as citizens of the same country.
There is a lack of respect in the world and especially in the US, and it starts with the idea that one group is special above all others because of a set of shared beliefs. Until you don’t view yourself as above everyone else, no one is going to respect you as much as you respect you.
Believerscan’t seem to understand that everything they feel is the same was what everyone else feels, it’s not special or divinely gifted just to them.
Everyone has the same needs, wants and desires; it’s when you adapt external beleifs that dictate or twist those into something alien to our nature – like sex is bad, unless it’s missionary within marriage – like married people don’t like to mix it up and single people don’t really want sex – well, nice girls anyway.
It takes religion to really screw up rather simple creatures and make them think that the simple things are not universal and are unique to them; that thinking different means that everything else must be different to, because they just can’t understand how we can see and experience the same as they do, but arrive at different conclusions.
Believers are so afraid of being wrong, that they can’t accept that other people have the same need for community, affirmation/validation and love and needs and wants met and desires made possible.
Imagining a world with that kind of mutual understanding makes me long to hear the Armstrong song What a Wonderful world without thinking of it as a bitter cliche.