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Locking in Creationism
There are two kinds of creationists, the professional con men who earn a living from it and their victims who hand over 10% or more of their lifetime income for the privilege of being brainwashed. The con men have a serious problem. Creationism is completely counter to fact. If they let their followers think about it, or expose them to science, they would soon realise how bogus it was. The con men have evolved a very sophisticated set of brainwashing tools to keep their victims in thrall. It works like this:
- The con men convince the victims they are very stupid. They cannot trust their own ability to reason. They can only trust god (in the form of the con men and their interpretations of the bible).
- The con men convince the victims that non-believers are all master magicians. They work for the devil to present simple rational arguments against creationism that appear sensible, but which are actually treacherous and bogus. So oddly, creationists believe all non-creationists are much smarter than they are, a result of their alliance with evil. This is an extreme paranoid delusion. Creationists think the majority of the people on earth (the non-creationists) are plotting to have them tortured for eternity. Why would anyone want do so such a terrible thing? Even creationists are not that devious or malicious. Those trying to talk creationists out of their delusions do not shout, threaten or harm. Surely some of them would be expected to give away their extreme hatred.
- The con men teach that the only way to protect yourself from all this Satanic treachery (and resultant hellfire) is to avoid all science and reason, especially evolution and believe in creationism no matter how silly it sounds.
It is true that creationists are unusually stupid, but that is only because they were brainwashed as infants to surrender their reason to the creationist con men.
Just what then actually motivates people to try to talk creationists out of their beliefs?
~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:68)
- Because creationism is flat out wrong. It conflicts in every detail with the facts.
- Because children taught creationism cannot get good jobs in science and industry. That tanks the economy.
- Because creationists harm their children by relying on quack faith healers.
- Because creationists irrationally like to torment gay people and sometimes kill them.
- Because creationists, for irrational reasons, and with fanatical zeal, interfere in the lives of others on such issues of contraception, abortion, sex education, marijuana, nude sunbathing, organ transplant and end-of-life decisions.
- Because creationists force their religion on others. They refuse to accept the religious truce of separation of church and state. They demand to be treated as a special case.
- Because creationists refuse to obey the law. They imagine they are above the law. They think they are better than everyone else, with the right to boss everyone else around.
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Do Fish Feel Pain?
Read Do Fish Feel Pain? by Victoria Braithwaite for the latest science. To a child, it is obvious fish indeed feel pain. They writhe when poked, same as people. Science now concurs.
Even a genius like René Descartes got it wrong. Even though he knew full-well that fish and humans had almost identical nervous systems, he ignored that evidence and swallowed an ancient Catholic superstition, that people have invisible, undetectable souls but all animals including fish do not. Therefore men are conscious and fish are not. Therefore people feel pain but fish do not.
According to Catholicism, fish are like robots that just pretend to feel pain. His Catholic mother drummed into him the Catholic doctrine that animals have no rights of any kind. God created them for the sole purpose of pleasing humans. They can not actually feel pain no matter how it looks. This rationalisation allowed people of the time to indulge extreme brutality toward all animals with a clear conscience.
Anyone who has kept tropical fish, like myself, is frustrated by the aggressive ignorance of people who enjoy finding inventive ways to make fish miserable, but never stop for a second to study them. They remind me of the ignorance and denial of slave owners.~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:68)
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