Saturday, May 23, 2015

Links: Arguing with Atheists, Misuse of Religion, Incremental Legislation, Artificial Wombs, Pope Francis Insults

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Twelve Reasons Why I Never Argue With Internet Atheists

So many good points. Here's one:

it’s difficult arguing with people who think they know it all about religion, but don’t.

My favourite is atheists who say they've read the Bible cover to cover, so that means they know Christianity better than most Christians.

I could read Gray's Anatomy cover to cover, it doesn't mean I'll understand biology better than most biologists. There's so much that informs the exegesis. But many atheists are often dumb ex-fundamentalists who didn't know that to begin with.

Indoctrinated son 'troubled’ by mother’s religion is put into care

When you read the headline, you think: this is a violation of religious freedom. Except when you read all the way down, and you learn the mom is using her faith to alienate the boy from the dad. Of course atheists jump on this to say this is how religion is bad, unable to distinguish proper exercise of faith and the misuse of religion.

Julie Culshaw tackles Incremental and Gestational Legislation.

I support incremental legislation, and I don't oppose gestational limits to abortion, but I think pragmatically speaking, gestational laws are pointless because there is always a "health" exception that makes abortion effectively legal. Nevertheless, I would support gestational law if only to prove that some kind of abortion law can be passed in Canada. But I would prefer other measures, like the prohibiting dismemberment abortions.

The sci-fi idea that we'll soon be growing babies in artificial wombs has 3 major problems

I never knew! Fascinating stuff!

The Little Book of Pope Francis Insults. An oldie but a goodie.  I loved "sloth-diseased, acedic Christians."

I never get insulted by Francis. I tend to agree with what he says.