Keith Parsons : During my academic career I have debated William Lane Craig twice and creationists twice. I have written one master’s thesis and one doctoral dissertation in the philosophy of religion, and I have taught courses on the subject numerous times. But no more. I’ve had it. I’m going back to my real interests in the history and philosophy of science and, after finishing a few current commitments, I’m writing nothing more on the subject
Keith Parsons : I have to confess that I now regard “the case for theism” as a fraud and I can no longer take it seriously enough to present it to a class as a respectable philosophical position—no more than I could present intelligent design as a legitimate biological theory
Yep im picking its pretty safe to say theism is an ancient fraud or in the least an ignorant mistake that cost us many human lives at witch burnings , cost us human lives in sacrifice when sometimes even live children were once thrown in flames of fire in hope of gaining more fertility . Cost us much turmoil over fighting over who`s God might be God as it still often does today , Cost so very many of us our whole earthly lives of the human right to enjoy our families in love and happiness without trouble from guess-work of nasty thoughtless theist divisions.
But there is often a price that must be paid for such deceitful practices . And just as the Exclusive Brethren must pay for believing the deceit of false prophets like Bruce Hales who make claims of possessing divine guidance . Its only another extension! of the price humanity must pay for those that went before them who also in deceit made claim about divine guidance and ideas about many Gods .
My friend Feeno the theist said : I`ll never understand why people are so happy about being a freak accident ? https://yobeauty.wordpress.com/2010/09/04/god-did-not-create-the-universe-says-hawking/#comments
These Theists mind get so indoctrinated be deceitful theist propaganda that non believers can only be trying to escape judgement . Like the cult followers following Bruce Hales the pied piper of the Exclusive Brethren , their devotion to all the charisma makes them simply gulp it down and swallow it all ! Hook-Line-and Sinker .
Seems Feeno never stopped for even a moment , to think if atheists maybe might actually honestly care about some matters of honesty and truth , and be worried and concerned about not wanting deceit and nastiness of faith to keep on destroying and ruining many human lives like it has .
No Theists have long been bottle fed on the deceitful propaganda type bullshite , that its supposedly only the Theists that care and all atheists are supposedly supposed to harbour connections to devils and the dark-side and only be wanting to escape judgment blah blah blah .
An atheist could never be so kind as to simply wish much of humanity didn’t need to suffer so bad for the long-standing deceit of theism .
Feeno is so bottle fed on church-think he think people like me (atheists) all want to pretend we be like an ostrich , and Feeno really believe we must all be so thick that we would likely actually really think , maybe we might just have some chance to be able to simply! escape Gods judgment somehow? by simply pretending ! we think God don’t exist ?.
The idea is simply ludicrous.
However thats what devotion to charisma can do to a person . Just like cult members in the Exclusive or Renton Brethren , devotion to all the charisma of the faith make the faithful so sure ! that he simply already completely convinced ! , he just don’t bother even think about it in much great depth anymore , and so his mind simply agree to let parts of his prefrontal and anterior cingulate cortices shut down http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627574.200-brain-shuts-off-in-response-to-healers-prayer.html .The bits of our brains that usually : Quote : play key roles in vigilance and scepticism when judging the truth and importance of what people say
Like Bruce Hales tells his devoted followers he will lead them toward the rapture . Faithful folks have long simply told their devoted followers Gods exist .Feeno has been indoctrinated that yes non believers simply try escaping Gods judgment.
And it all sounds so very charismatic ,whats more just so happens it’s also exactly ! what the devoted follower wants to hear and believe is true . And once you swallow it Hook-Line -and Sinker , then it’s really almost going to take a freaking great miracle ! for some real common sense and logic to ever start to prevail again .
And sadly miracles of the supernatural type obviously don’t exist , because if they did cult members would be free from abusive cults and witch hunter in places like Africa would stop killing children …So sadly all the atheist has is hope! that maybe one day these bullshite deceitful unfounded propaganda`s cease being promoted ! by Theist who supposedly read faith books that even suggest not being quick! to be so judgemental and casting stones at people .
And maybe then more of these sadly deluded charisma devoted folks of such easily led faith will start to make sure to use their prefrontal and anterior cingulate cortices once again . 🙂
And with a little more honesty maybe a few more theists will begin to admit ..in all honesty actually it’s not so obvious that Gods do actually exist . In which case they may begin to start to understand that when people like Keith Parsons are also finding it hard to have faith in Gods , that then maybe it might be a little wrongful to simply quickly judge that atheists are simply evil ! and only wish to find ways to try escape judgement from God.
As if atheist would all even be very so thick as to even think the ostrich approach would actually work anyway. Only the faith of an ostrich could ever think such a stupid thing.And to judge Atheists as such , first Gods would really need to be quite obvious ! … Which they are obviously not ! considering the vast amounts of faith ! and guess-work ! blood pain and suffering thats needed to be spilled! right down throughout all history ! that its taken for lots and lots of charisma devoted humans to try even having any belief in them .
Quite obviously ! God is not very obvious at all .