13th August 2011

“Analogies and metaphors can be good communication tools, but when religion relies so heavily on them, we should consider the possibility that much of what religion is trying to describe just doesn't exist.”

Jonathan Montgomery

16 Responses to “13th August 2011”

  1. solomon Says:

    Just like that?
    An empty irresponsible statement.
    Clearly trying to shut up or deny the good communication tools that the author recognize at the first place.

  2. electrabotanical Says:

    Can anyone say “cannabalism metaphor”?

    ***Mental shudder***And you teach your kids that?

    Also, zombie Jesus has got to lead to plenty of nightmares.

    I think there’s a reason why christmas became a more popular holiday than easter – birth is so much less creepy than death.

  3. CaptainZero Says:

    Over time, as our ethics has progressed, more and more of the supposed ‘holy books’ have been reinterpreted as analogy and metaphor. It’s only a matter of time before the entire texts are thought of that way.

  4. archaeopteryx Says:

    Yes, it’s the result of the lack of evidence and a tenable logical argument.

  5. solomon Says:

    Lack of evidence..
    Lack of evidence…
    What more do you want?
    You want God to show off his face.
    God is not your slave to fulfill your requests.

    There’s a force which moves the massive earth.
    That force exists and couldn’t be seen.
    Ain’t that a good enough reason to believe God exists?

  6. Dan Says:

    Lack of evidence…

    Exactly! Why would anyone believe that gods or unicorns exist?

    There’s a force which moves the massive earth.
    That force exists and couldn’t be seen.

    Yes that’s called Gravity. It’s a force that CAN in fact be seen in experiments. Things like unicorns (or gods, etc.) cannot.

  7. Dan Says:

    Religion doesn’t just “rely heavily” on metaphors, it relies completely upon them. Gods, angels and devils are metaphors (at best) and not real.

  8. R J Says:

    on aug 10, the quote was from julian baggini.

    i was not immediately familiar with him, but i liked the quote. so,

    i did some quick, condensed research on the guy……then found

    many of his books on amazon. i ordered two on super-fast shipping,

    and have not been dissapointed. very sharp guy….very nicely

    constructed examinations for each premise. if you enjoy reading

    thoughtful arguements, check him out.

    also………….post at 18:45 has more holes than a swiss cheese.

  9. olomon Says:

    Dan,

    Don’t bluff. Seeing gravity in the form of waves or its interpretation by other mediums won’t count. It’s the true physical forms that counts.
    As for God, nobody have yet found the tools to see him.
    Whaaa…..ka…ka…ka…

  10. solomon Says:

    sorry…..olomon should be solomon

  11. Dan Says:

    Don’t bluff.

    I’m not bluffing. You might want to look up the experiments of a guy named Isaac Newton that prove that gravity does in fact exist.

    No one has yet proven that any god actually exists though.
    Whaaa…. ka…ka…ka…

  12. Dan Says:

    Here you go, history of Newton’s proof of the law of gravity:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton's_law_of_universal_gravitation

    The main point of the theory, with explanation and citations provided:

    Every point mass attracts every single other point mass by a force pointing along the line intersecting both points. The force is proportional to the product of the two masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.

    I think it’s pretty straightforward to prove these claims.

    Still waiting on proof that gods exist though!
    Whaaa…. ka…ka…ka…

  13. solomon Says:

    Ahh…….Don’t bluff again.
    Just explaining the process of something that have long existed.
    A poor lame cheap chickenfeed point to bring up.
    Whaaa……ka…ka…ka……..

  14. Dan Says:

    Solomon,
    Still waiting on proof that gods exist though!
    Whaaa…. ka…ka…ka…

  15. solomon Says:

    Dan,
    Wait till you die, then you can prove it yourself.
    Whaaa……kaa..kaa…kaa…….

  16. Dan Says:

    You’re bluffing – you’re not dead, and couldn’t know what will be.