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Teaching skepticism
#11
RE: Teaching skepticism
(2nd October 2016, 23:44)mihoda Wrote: Every so often in my daily life I try to slip people better critical thinking skills.  I find myself prompting people with, 'how do you know that is true?' or, 'what's your source on that?' when they present information.

Do any of you have any favorite go-to prompts or skeptic lessons for people?


I've gotten good milage out of "wtf are you on about this time?"
The kind of believing engaged in by most Christians we meet is not neutral, truth seeking believing. It isn't acceptance of the best supported conclusion, not submission to the facts. "True believers" believe heroically, they launch their belief at their chosen target with enthusiasm. While thrusting their belief forward they will brook no but-what-if's. Facts which do not conform are not recognized. 'True' belief is drunk with celebrating certainty, no further quest is required .. only the constant parrying with nay sayers.
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#12
RE: Teaching skepticism
Socrates tried some good shit out a few thousand years ago - it's a good place to start.
In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson
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#13
RE: Teaching skepticism
I don't know about all this teachin' 'n' stuff. Sounds mighty suspicious.
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#14
RE: Teaching skepticism
And when you finish, if someone can teach me how to be handsome, that would be great...

Also, I want to get in touch with my spirit animal, if someone can point me in the right direction...ta.
Quote:AtlasS33 wrote:
"When it comes to the deiety I worship, he sent a book, it contained a message. I took that message, tested it, then I realized he is God : it didn't break against reality."
Pulse Wrote:
~ Atheism seems so incredibly counter intuitive, that to even begin to take it seriously, one has to suspend all logic."
Godscreated Wrote:
~ Magic is an illusion, what God does isn't an illusion it is real and unexplainable. If you mean I would call it a miracle, you're right."


Religion: making the uncomfortable comfortable for thousands of years.
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#15
RE: Teaching skepticism
Mostly I just look at people weird until they start trying to justify what they said or leave and never talk to me again

Like dis

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#16
RE: Teaching skepticism
Hey, you leave Clarence out of this!
Quote:AtlasS33 wrote:
"When it comes to the deiety I worship, he sent a book, it contained a message. I took that message, tested it, then I realized he is God : it didn't break against reality."
Pulse Wrote:
~ Atheism seems so incredibly counter intuitive, that to even begin to take it seriously, one has to suspend all logic."
Godscreated Wrote:
~ Magic is an illusion, what God does isn't an illusion it is real and unexplainable. If you mean I would call it a miracle, you're right."


Religion: making the uncomfortable comfortable for thousands of years.
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