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April 26, 2014 at 7:14 pm

The Challenge to the Church in The Modern World (Or, What’s It All About Anyhow?)

...of the modern world and more able to contribute to the group’s welfare. I – Refusing to adapt and change, to broaden its tolerance, and to give up all beliefs in the supernatural will cause a mainstream religion to die. Religion based on delusions of the supernatural should be opposed by objective scientific evidence, and the best ethical and moral (in the right sense) standards.  ...

February 6, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Burt’s Criticism of Religion and Religiosity

..., With Duffy Looking On Wonders of Nature Burt’s Criticism of Religion and Religiosity by Burt Hunter on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 5:59pm I have noted with interest the passionate Facebook postings over politics and religion, and the invocation of supernatural powers to help us avoid, or recover from, disaster. I have even implored the great Spaghetti Monster for intervention. I believe in the power of prayer, people rooting for one another, enc...

February 1, 2015 at 7:42 pm

Symantics, Metaphor, Religion, and Clarity of Thought

...ated term “atheist, and people who advocate a different path for their own religion have freedom too. 6. So, what do I think? I say call them “religious terrorists” or just “terrorists”. (Editor: Islamic or Moslem Terrorist may be accurate, but may diminish our ability to ally ourselves with Moslem Moderates, or Moslems of less radical sects. Why poke them in the eye if we don’t have to. ) That is what they are. And call a moderate Christian, a ma...

March 2, 2014 at 7:05 pm

A Modern View of Religion by a Spiritual Person

...actics setting up an atheist movement, not a discussion of the science vs. religion debate at all, he simply took it for granted that religion is false. He never mentioned that the beauty of scientific discovery could make religious belief more and more awesome and profound as we learn more about science and our world. 2. Dawkins did allude to Charles Darwin’s defending the possibility of religion by recounting when Darwin mentioned the “deep myst...

October 17, 2018 at 10:16 pm

The Challenges to Modern Religion: Part II

...ways felt that I wanted the truth and not some fairytale. I think when our religious leaders believes that the average person is too stupid to handle the truth, that they must be given palliative care, that they have to be told if they are good here on earth that they will get to go to heaven, and that it’s okay to suffer here because of the rewards they are, they are being cheated. I read in “the Religious Virus” yesterday that the author, as a c...

October 17, 2018 at 10:10 pm

The Challenges to Modern Religion: Part 1

...primitive people. THEY DID NOT AND DO NOT EXIST! I have been reading “The Religion Virus: Why We Believe in God” by Craig A. James. It analogizes an idea, a “meme”, to a virus or other replicating DNA. Religious beliefs reproduce, and theyspread, and grow. One of the earliest books I read on this subject was “A History of God: The 4000 – Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam”. Both of these authors make it clear that Abraham and his pred...

March 1, 2018 at 3:32 pm

Gun Violence in America: A Small Town Lawyer’s Thoughts

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December 16, 2012 at 12:14 am

I Wonder What’s Gone Wrong? Newtown Connecticut

...anyone “pulling the strings”. I refer you to my article, “Burt’s Views on Religion and Religiosity”. http://tinyurl.com/6lu7dyx 2. I wish my intelligent, but religious, friends, at times like these would remember and acknowledge that their comments about God’s love and intervention are metaphors, and that supernatural events do not take place, and that certain terrible events are going to occur because of our nature as animals walking this earth....

April 3, 2014 at 8:41 pm

Table of Contents

...ticle on a related topic, see: http://hunterlawfirm.net/burts-criticism-of-religion-and-religiosity/ My website programmer Dan and my wife Nancy each say … 2015/02/01 2015-02-01 19:42:49 Digging Down – On Organizing and Preparing Your Case Introduction First; in the interest of time and copying, I provide here a link to the PDF version of this … 2015/01/23 2015-01-23 01:18:56 Doing the Right Thing, and Not Being Afraid One of my “crack paralegals”...

June 13, 2018 at 11:18 am

Anthony Bourdain, Suicide, and The Meaning of It All

...ernative to the average person, then non-scholar. 32. My friend J.B. wants religion to adapt and change. Bishop Spong likes to talk “gobbledygook” so the people who need old-time religion will sign on to his “new way”. It’s not that I disagree with him. He really is urging people to reject myth, tribalism, and judgmental thinking. It’s just that he seems to be making the same choice the old myth makers did, “Follow me, and I will lead you to the l...