Of wise men

We have missed Caroline on this blog. I even thought she stopped blogging. In this post, she argues there is so much evidence for god including….wait for it.. the resurrection of Jesus and that all you heathens should stop listening to smarts. They are not that smart.

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42 thoughts on “Of wise men

  1. jim- says:

    She says, “For many, superior intelligence naturally begets an attitude of self-importance. No, superior intelligence naturally begets someone smarter. Maybe someone “smarter” is someone that is just weary enough of the herd bullshit to ask the questions, listen to the answers, decipher out the fiction, and recognize a scam when they see one. 80% go with a story that was historically force fed at the point of a sword to their ancestors. Only the compliant survived the religious atrocities, so the legacy of all of our existing testimonies are the result of a forced confession.


    • makagutu says:

      She is an interesting person, Jim. Being smart ain’t good for ya, don’t you know this?

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      • basenjibrian says:

        I defer again to Detective Rust Cohle, True Detective:

        “I think human consciousness, is a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware, nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself, we are creatures that should not exist by natural law. We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self; an accretion of sensory, experience and feeling, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody, when in fact everybody is nobody. Maybe the honorable thing for our species to do is deny our programming, stop reproducing, walk hand in hand into extinction, one last midnight – brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal.โ€

        ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Swarn Gill says:

      Scientists are actually often less certain than other people. It’s one of the reasons why they don’t make good politicians because they don’t have popular appeal to masses that prefer confidence and certainty. If you want to meet people who are certain about things for which they have no evidence, you need look no further than a person of faith.

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  2. keithnoback says:

    Her post is a little boring, but not entirely.
    She gestures at all those arguments which boil down to: “The proper objects of our knowledge can’t explain everything, though we can make positive statements about them. God covers the remainder. We have now made a positive statement about God, therefore God is now a proper object of our knowledge.”
    I guess it should not be surprising, on a site with a big Ravi Z. banner on the side bar.
    Just because the smart folks can be wrong, doesn’t mean that we should be paying more heed to the stupid ones.
    What I find interesting about her post is the support it gives to the anti-theist (more precisely, anti-religious) position.
    A wise man has said, “Common sense is what tells us that the earth is flat and the sun goes around it.”
    It also tells us to trust other primary impressions, like: poor people must be lazy, that lot looks inferior to me, those poor bastards must not know what they’ve got, why else would they live that way?
    At its worst, religion does reinforce the common sense use of common sense which she demonstrates in that post.

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  3. renudepride says:

    When I read the title, I had to ask myself: “Are there any truly wise men?” Naturally, I had to answer my question in the negative. There may be some intelligent men/women, but there are no wise people. All those who qualify for the label “wise” are dead.

    The assumption that everyone the world over has a working knowledge of all belief systems is ludicrous. That everyone agrees with the same belief system is absurd. There are a variety of beliefs that have nothing to do with resurrection legends and virgin birth myths.

    Naked hugs!


  4. Swarn Gill says:

    I thought about posting on her blog, but what’s the point. There is so much flawed in her reasoning. It’s hard to pick out the biggest. First of all, one might wonder what is Stephen Hawkings definition of God that he is refuting? As she quotes, Hawking says “no one is directing the universe”. There is a lot of evidence that this is true. Whether there was a consciousness who brought the universe into being, well I know Hawking thinks he has evidence about that as well, but I don’t think it’s consensus by any means. But at least there is some evidence. Stacked this up against the “no evidence” theists have. Other than their prime mover argument, which is of course is flawed in of itself, but even that argument in no way proves that the Christian God is the one we should be worshipping. Hilariously the evidence she provides are things that don’t have evidence themselves. So basically faith is propping up faith. lol

    Her assertion that all us atheists are just defaulting to authority is also hilarious given the stock that she must put into the authority of the bible or pastors in her life. People who apply the scientific method rigorously are being put at the same level as peddlers of religious nonsense.

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  5. Wow. What a wise, intelligent, articulate lady. That does it! Jesus MUST be real! She’s convinced me! Hallelujah! I HAVE BEEN SAVED!!! Praise JESUS!!! Praise the One, True, Religion, Christianity, subsection 2.34, that is! $AMEN$ God, I’m SO convinced! Wait…Does this mean I gotta stop eating babies? Fuck it! No way am I giving THAT up! Sorry, y’all, I’m back to being an atheist. Dem, thar, Christian infants are just too damned tasty ta give up!

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  6. caroline is pathetic. Back to the same failed arguments like a dog to its vomit.


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