Ham Sarris Calls Out Peter Jordanson

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Sam Harris CALLS OUT Jordan Peterson's Christian Apologetics

Harris mischaracterises atheism as a denial of religion (5:35). 

 

Atheism is the antonym of theism. Theism is "belief in the existence of a god or gods" [source] - not "belief in a religion".

Not all religions have gods (nontheistic religions) and not all gods require a religion (deism).

A better-suited word to use when rejecting religious views would be irreligious/irreligion, rather than atheist/atheism.

 

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Muchos Munchbagger's picture

Buddhists do have gods they associate with, which are bodhisattva's (such as in mahayana buddhism)

Although I've always viewed Buddhism as more a philisophical excersize than a dogmatic docterine to abide by. 

 

I have a small manjusri (god of wisdom) in my bathroom who I pray to every time I take a shit

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danmanjones's picture

Thanks, I updated the description.

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bannik's picture

My gods are my ancestors, space poop. 

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