I’m agnostic now but was raised Methodist, and there everything was taught as allegories / metaphors, etc and the distilled message was “do good. be good. do good things”. Even in my convertitisis to Eastern Orthodox (Christian) [did some monastery stuff), everything was “symbolic”, even in the writings from the 2nd/3rd centuries and stuff. So, the meme’s a little ignorant.

I’m agnostic now but was raised Methodist, and there everything was taught as allegories / metaphors, etc and the distilled message was “do good. be good. do good things”.

Even in my convertitisis to Eastern Orthodox (Christian) [did some monastery stuff), everything was “symbolic”, even in the writings from the 2nd/3rd centuries and stuff.

So, the meme’s a little ignorant.

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“Oh no, science said something! QUICK MAKE SOME SHIT UP, FAST!” was never necessary.

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I’m trying to show that shit ignorant argument’s shit and should be called out.

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I don’t care about YOUR argument. The argument you presented in the meme was a bad one.

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If you’re talking about the wackjobs who believe “the Earth is 6000 years old” stuff? They’re an easy mark. Also people who take the Bible word-for-word are idiots. It was never part of the tradition for the Bible to be taken that way. Only started around 1600s or so and they got ‘weird’ since then.

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Analogies in general can be dangerous things when misapplies. In Physics, misapplication of metaphors has caused some really awful ways of thinking to remain. I love this article because it is a reminder that mathematics is an analogy as well.

https://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/scenario/analogy.htm

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Humanism (old school form, not so much the angry-atheist style humanism) is generally my thing, but I recognize that it’s simply liberal Christianity with the head lopped off it

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Humanism is basically “Unitarian Universalist”.

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