Et Tu, Pew?

Questions that will probably never get answered by the devoted …

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6 thoughts on “Et Tu, Pew?

  1. It’s all the result of how and why we believe in what we believe in. The “what” is of relative unimportance. There are those who believe because a certain ideology that they have adopted more or less forces them to accept a belief. Then there are those whose belief systems are indoctrinated in them, quite often from youth. Indoctrination is not surprising since most thinking takes place in the subconscious mind. So talking snakes would pose no problem for these people.

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  2. I don;t know, Nan. I’m just not seeing anything new here. I mean he has a very good point but it’s a point that many have covered before. Maybe I’m getting pickier about my atheist reading… Did you see anything remarkable in this piece? Anything new?

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    • Hayden, you’re most likely correct. In essence, there’s “nothing new” in Steve’s posting. It was just the way he presented it that struck my fancy. IMO, his questions were spot-on. And I especially liked his comment towards the end: “The real puzzlement is not the statistics, but the fact that people spend no time investigating what they believe and why.”

      From what I’ve seen and gathered, you seem to be a bit different in this respect in that you’ve done some investigation. But I think you will agree, most believers do not. What comes from the pulpit is what they accept, believe, and carry forth to the “sinning world.” And most of it has absolutely no substance (which, as you know, I pointed out in my book).

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  3. THAT, I agree with. My religion seem to be filled with non-thinkers. Though I am quickly coming to the conclusion that it is not “Faith” in and of itself that causes this but it is when you trade that for a belief based on fear that it becomes an issue. When you start believing that God frowns on you learning, anything. THAT is a problem and seems to be what this current trend in Christianity is all about.

    You do know, you will always hold a warm spot in my heart for showing me that Paul was the 1st Century L. Ron Hubbard, don’t you?:)

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    • Are you making the comparison between Paul and LRH because of all the lies they told to further their cause? 😉

      “When you start believing that God frowns on you learning, anything.” That’s an interesting statement. I’d never thought of it quite that way, but from visiting the several blogs where believers and non-believers “discuss” things, it does seem like a VERY true statement. The rhetoric (on the believer side) is the same … over and over and over again. This isn’t to say the A’s don’t repeat themselves as well, but at least they offer documentation to back up their assertions. The C’s keep going back to the only book they think is “true” and even then, most of what they offer is parroting what they’ve been taught … not what they learned on their own.

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  4. “Are you making the comparison between Paul and LRH because of all the lies they told to further their cause? ;-)”

    Kinda. I prefer to look it as how they just made s%^t up.

    “The C’s keep going back to the only book they think is “true” and even then, most of what they offer is parroting what they’ve been taught … not what they learned on their own.”
    Yeah. Especially when they are spouting stuff that doesn’t even exist in – their – book. Things that they claim is true that that they know only their sect of Christianity agrees on. It’s annoying.

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