Very nice video presentation. As to the actual ideas contained therein? Erm, "methinks the lady doth protest too much." I found his logic quite wanting. But then again, how does anyone argue against an opponent with such a formidable accent? It's just a hopeless undertaking! :)
Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus || Spoken Word
Did anyone else get through this? IMO, and despite the fact that I don't agree with all of it, I thought it was the meatiest, most original, most subversive, and least conventional proposition I've encountered yet in this thread. (Not to snub anyone though, I've enjoyed the discussion on all sides). Of course, it's a bit facile to introduce such a sophisticated proposition relying entirely on someone else's polished formulation of the argument, but that doesn't make the argument any more or less substantial. IMOOOOoooo
Putting all that aside, without presenting his/her/itself, how can we ever know we are loving the 'right' god? If I just have to rely on faith, what is the difference between putting faith in the judeo-christian god from the hindu gods from the norse gods from...well, hopefully you get the idea. The idea of 'opening your mind and feeling what is right' smells too much like the placebo affect. If you 'try' any religion hard enough, you are going to get that warm fuzzy.
Is this what religion is for, this "warm fuzzy" you speak of? Hehehehe :) Seriously though, in my opinion, the answer is that your heart/gut/innermost self will
, in fact -- sniff out the truth
from all the heaping mountains of variegated bullshit ... if and only if you put your goddamn head down and prepare for a very long dig. :) Again IMO. (Full disclosure: I am a Christian.) (I.E., dismiss my views altogether!, if you have any sense whatsoever.)