18th July 2011

“Blasphemy is an epithet bestowed by superstition upon common sense.”

Robert G. Ingersoll1833 – 1899

8 Responses to “18th July 2011”

  1. solomon Says:

    What the atheists termed it as “Superstition” which is not so in the religous context is a form of undiscovered truth fail or ignored by individuals with a common(lousy) sense hindered by a blind heart.

  2. Dan Says:

    Solly,
    Sure – of course it’s not superstitious in the religious context. That’s the whole point of religion, to not think about such things… and if you don’t think about it, how will you realize that it’s superstition?

    Oh, and you shouldn’t mistake a functioning mind with a blind heart. Not the same thing. At all.

  3. solomon Says:

    The mind will mulfunction if the heart is blind.

  4. solomon Says:

    “mulfunction” should be “malfunction”

  5. Dan Says:

    Of course. But the point – which you seem to be missing – is that one can have both a working mind AND an open heart. I know you want us to choose between the two, but you don’t have to.

  6. Atheist MC Says:

    Blaspemy is a crime that theocracies (or would be theocracies) often punish severerly despite the fact that there is no evidence of what the crime actually consists of. Even if there were gods, what actually offends them, and anyway why do they need other people to defend them?

    Solly: Hearts pump blood, brains think, try not to confuse the two.

  7. CaptainZero Says:

    “Blind heart” Heh. What does a non-blind heart look like? Evolution would have a tough time explaining that. Makes me laugh when religionistas fall back on emotional language when they don’t have a defensible position. Instead they attempt to shift the argument to “there’s something wrong with your heart if you…whatever.” No, the problem is that your argument has failed, not that there is something wrong with the audience.

  8. R J Says:

    to capt Zero…….

    very , very nice !!!!! home runs, my friend !!!

    also i’m stealing ” RELIGIONISTAS ” it’s too perfect.