10 DEC 2013 by ideonexus

 Science and Religion

Why Science and Religion are Irreconcilable > Contrast > Appreciate the Beauty of Wrong Ideas
Irreconcilable, but that does not make one wrong?
Folksonomies: science religion
Folksonomies: science religion
09 DEC 2011 by ideonexus

 Evil Deeds Can be Justified Through Scripture

Newt Gingrich is Like King David > Example/Illustration > Numbers 31: 13-18
If Newt Gingrich's immoral actions can be defended through scriptural references to King David, then it follows that the genocide of women and children is defensible because Moses did it.
09 DEC 2011 by ideonexus

 Scripture Can be Used to Rationalize Anything

2 Samuel 11:1-13 & > Conclusion > Newt Gingrich is Like King David
Newt Gingrich cheated on his wife who was dying of cancer, but that's ok to bible-followers because King David did much worse and was a great leader.
02 JUN 2011 by ideonexus

 Our Religion and Politics are a Matter of Birth

Where We are Born Determines Our Religion > Similarity > Teens Share Their Parent\'s Political Preferences
These positions are more about the parents we are born to, and less about independent, rational formulation of ideas.
Folksonomies: politics religion ideology
Folksonomies: politics religion ideology
01 JUN 2011 by ideonexus

 Religious Ignorance Versus Enlightenment's Education of t...

William Tyndale Translates the New Testament into English > Contrast > Bad Men Hoard Knowledge
When a scholar translated the Bible to English so that anyone may read it, he was branded a heretic; however, Diderot admonished specialists who hoarded their knowledge and denied humanity the benefit of their discoveries.
21 MAR 2011 by ideonexus

 Religious Differences

The Narcissism of Minor Differences > Example/Illustration > Minor Religious Differences and Heresay
Emo Philip's clever joke echoing Sigmund Freud's "Narcissism of Minor Differences" observation.
23 JAN 2011 by ideonexus

 Examples of Memes in Conflict with Genes

Taboos Against Homosexuality Promote its Genetic Survival > Similarity > Memes and Genes in Conflict in Modern Child-Rearing
Two examples of memes overriding the reproductive imperative of genes. Homosexuality genes survive because of religious taboos, while the genetic need to reproduce is overridden by the professional woman meme.