“Is bacon really killing us?”

March 2, 2018

Yes, bacon really is killing us:

Decades’ worth of research proves that chemicals used to make bacon do cause cancer. So how did the meat industry convince us it was safe? By 

And then, all of a sudden, the bacon sandwich stopped being quite so comforting. For a few weeks in October 2015, half the people I knew were talking about the news that eating bacon was now a proven cause of cancer. You couldn’t miss the story: it was splashed large in every newspaper and all over the web. As one journalist wrote in Wired, “Perhaps no two words together are more likely to set the internet aflame than BACON and CANCER.” The BBC website announced, matter-of-factly, that “Processed meats do cause cancer”, while the Sun went with “Banger out of Order” and “Killer in the Kitchen”.

Read more by clicking following website.

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/01/bacon-cancer-processed-meats-nitrates-nitrites-sausages

 

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“How Should Atheism Be Taught?”

February 1, 2018

The endowment of the country’s first college chair for the study of the subject draws attention to the complexity of nonbelief in America today.

By ISABEL FATTAL 

https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2018/01/how-should-atheism-be-taught/551885/

Paarsurrey comments:

I find following points interesting in the above article:

  1. 61 percentof “nones” said they believe in God
  2. When the New Atheism movement began, campus organizations such as the Secular Student Alliancestarted to grow in popularity, said Stephen LeDrew, a sociologist of secularism and atheism. After a while, though, many young people turned away due to what they perceived as the Islamophobia and misogyny of the New Atheist movement, a movement that they expected would align with progressive values. These kinds of concerns are compounded by the fact that self-identified atheists are disproportionately white, male, and highly educated when compared with the general public.
  3. “a philosophical approach to the world that emphasizes the methodologies of science, logic, and reason in facing up to questions of … how we should act in the world today,”
  4. Appignani was adamant that it is “strictly academic”; he said the point is that young people will now be “exposed” to the study of nonbelief and will “be able to choose” what they agree with—“and not be ostracized in the process.”https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2018/01/how-should-atheism-be-taught/551885/I

I agree with the point # 4 above that the students should have a chance to know about Atheism  and the Religion in the schools, colleges and the Universities before they are engaged in the pursuit of their active life and the professions .

 

 

Indiana School District Sticks to Its Guns

January 29, 2018

“Indiana School District Sticks to Its Guns After Atheist Group Demands Pastor-Led Program Be Banned”

https://ijr.com/the-declaration/2018/01/1055313-indiana-school-district-sticks-to-its-guns-after-atheist-group-demands-pastor-led-program-be-banned/

 

Paarsurrey comments:

Instead of complaining against religious education the Atheism people should ask room for imparting their own no-creeds stance. They don’t have anything like that so they only insist on not giving any religious education. In a way it only acknowledges their failure of their viewpoint. Right, please?

Regards

Pope Francis: Where Mary is, ‘the devil does not enter’

January 28, 2018

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pope-francis-where-mary-is-the-devil-does-not-enter-40315

Courtesy :https://flipboard.com/topic/religion

paarsurrey comments:

It is just Pope’s opinion. Jesus did not say anything like that. Pope should have quoted something from Jesus in support of his assertion.

“Evolution Of The Devil”

January 28, 2018

“Evolution Of The Devil”

Jan 28, 2018 by Devdutt Pattanaik

https://www.mid-day.com/articles/devdutt-pattanaik-evolution-of-the-devil/18986193

Paarsurrey says:

It is a wrong notion. The source of truthful revealed religion is “Revelation” from the One-True-God whatever the religion. The Buddhism and the Hinduism or Christian or Judaism scriptures don’t have presently the original Revelation  intact with them , to infer from them the “Evolution of the Devil” cannot be correct. To get the correct concept one should read Quran.

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Buddhism in America

January 28, 2018

Just to introduce a good article on the subject:

“At the same time, early scholars of world religions such as Paul Carusmade Buddhist teachings readily accessible to Americans. He published The Gospel of Buddha, a best-selling collection of Buddhist parables, a year after attending the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893. This was the first time in modern history that representatives from the world’s major religions came together to learn about one another’s spiritual traditions.”

Please read more accessing the following link:

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“The Christian Right’s Relentless Assault on Public Education”

January 24, 2018

“The Christian Right’s Relentless Assault on Public Education”
JANUARY 22, 2018 BY ED BRAYTON

Patheos- Nonreligious: Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/dispatches/2018/01/22/christian-rights-relentless-assault-public-education/#8brcTSB3WC7tYGGY.99

I have read the above article and have noted the following points:

  1. All people have inherent worth and equality and are ‘endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights,’” Zahn said.
  2. “These foundational and historical American values did not spring from the cornucopia of ‘world religions,’ but specifically from the Judeo-Christian scriptures.”
  3. But in reality, those ideals required a rejection of historical Christianity as it was conceived up to that point for hundreds and hundreds of years.
  4. Those ideas came largely from Enlightenment humanism and their opposition came primarily from the churches. It was only long after they were adopted almost universally that Christianity was redefined and they claimed credit for what they had rejected for centuries.
  5. considering a billto allow old-fashioned creationism in science classrooms as an alternative to the teaching of evolution.

 

Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/dispatches/2018/01/22/christian-rights-relentless-assault-public-education/#8brcTSB3WC7tYGGY.99

I have my reservations on the above points and I intend to comment on them on the above website and give them here also for the readers.

Paarsurrey wrote:

“All people have inherent worth and equality and are ‘endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights,” Unquote.

All people born in this world without exception have worth and are equal as human being. It is a global truth. Religion, whatever religion it is, they have a right to claim that these have been endowed by God. The Atheist could deny it as their own right. Right, please?

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“God does not exist” can be dismissed without evidence

January 9, 2018

“I do not believe God exists.

I have found no evidences/proofs that “God exists”.

“God does not exist”

I have found many evidences and proofs that God cannot exist.

Post 24:

https://debatingchristianity.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=901183#901183

Religion 

I also have a section dedicated to religion – Christianity in general. YES, it does belong in the fantasy category too!

I have written the odd article over the last few years. If you’re a fundamentalist Christian they’ll probably bring out the so-called righteous anger of God in you… either that or you will block your ears as so many Christians do and shout out “I can’t hear you, I can’t hear you!” or make silly claims that I’m misrepresenting the bible when I’m not. If you’re an atheist or agnostic you’ll be sure to get plenty of chuckles. If you’re none of the above, then hopefully they will at least give you food for thought.

https://reckersworld.jimdo.com/

Krisna or Krishna

December 10, 2017

I understand that Krisna or Krishna means black.  We humans see objects that  absorb all colours of light as black. One-true-God is light so Krishna absorbed all colours of light or became immersed in all the colours or attributes of One-True-God that a human could could get in his time and as such became a messenger/prophet of One-true-God. Is it correct?

Regards

 

 

Jesus: human sacrifice that never happened

December 9, 2017

The fictional* “human sacrifice” of Jesus for the atonement of Pauline-Christians’ sins neither took pace nor it was ever needed. JW’s including, all the Pauline-Christianity people , who bank for their sins upon Jesus’ “human sacrifice” are as sinful as they would have been without it, please. 

Thread: “Roman executioner’s are not priests,
and the cross is not an altar

Debating Christianity and Religion Forum Index -> Theology, Doctrine, and Dogma

Post 10: 

Mr.X wrote:
Roman executioners are not priests, and the cross is not an altar. So how can Jesus execution be considered a “payment for sin”? In any kind of a theologically legal sense, that is.

If Jesus death is truly a legal “payment for sin” as Paul seems to teach, and as Jehovah’s Witnesses claim, (ransom), then wouldn’t his death have to be performed on the Temple altar, at the hands of a Jewish priest?

1) Is the idea of Jesus death as a “payment for sin” anything more than a metaphor? A metaphor that is useful for Paul and his followers, but not for everyone.

2) Is the notion of Jesus martyrdom as a “payment for sin” Divine revelation? Or theological speculation.

3) Seems Paul wanted to play the legal, Priestly game in regard to Jesus death, so why wouldn’t the legal, priestly rules have disqualified his interpretations?

4) Is Pauline blood-atonement theology legalistic?

5) Would Jesus have approved of such a legalistic approach?

Please address any combination of the above.

Paarsurrey wrote:

One’s points are very reasonable.

Since Jesus survived death on the Cross as he was delivered in near-death position from the Cross, he was treated in the tomb by his friends for his injuries inflicted upon him on the Cross. Jesus remained in hiding, met only to his followers secretly, did not meet the public or the “adulterous Jews” to whom he was to show a sign as promised by him, and went out of Judea lest the Jews catch him and crucify him again.

The fictional* “human sacrifice” of Jesus for the atonement of Pauline-Christians’ sins neither took pace nor it was ever needed. JW’s including, all the Pauline-Christianity people , who bank for their sins upon Jesus’ “human sacrifice” are as sinful as they would have been without it, please.

Regards

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*One may like to read:
The Pagan Christ

“The Pagan Christ: Recovering the Lost Light is a 2004 non-fiction book by Canadian writer Tom Harpur (1929-2017), a former Anglican priest, journalist and professor of Greek and New Testament at the University of Toronto, which supports the Christ myth theory.[1] Harpur claims that the New Testament shares a large number of similarities with ancient Egyptian and other pagan religions, that early Church leaders fabricated a literal and human Jesus based on ancient myths, and that we should return to an inclusive and universal religion where the spirit of Christ or Christos lives within each of us.

The book was named the Canadian non-fiction bestseller of the year by both the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail. It was later released under the title The Pagan Christ: Is Blind Faith Killing Christianity? in the United States by Walker Books and in Australia by Allen Unwin.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pagan_Christ