Thing is, you get the benefits, and someone else (the embroyo) carries the risks. We don’t get any credit when it happens. Recently, he came out with the comic “How to suck at your religion,” which should delight Godless Liberals and Atheistic Deviants alike! 8) And proclaiming the light of the world includes Crusades and all the other cruelties that were committed by Christians during the centuries? One should vote based on which policies are best for society as a whole. You can’t even see me from where you are looking down at me :-). I could not agree more with this comic. Quakers integrate religion and everyday life. In fact, Christians can’t make more Christians – only God can do that. Let’s just say that there are certain control mechanisms in place in societies. There are no points from God for making more Christians. Re-reading the comic, I believe what he means is “Religion can make you judge people (in a bad way) you would otherwise not judge that way”. The church is not a collection of “good people”, it’s a collection of badly broken people; the difference is that they know they are broken and need God’s forgiveness. Now that we got this settled, get on par with me, will you? However, there have been numerous examples of child abuse happening in the Catholic church. DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Religion & Spirituality » Atheists & Agnostics (Group) » The Oatmeal on Religion Thu Jan 8, 2015, 12:13 PM RussBLib (3,944 posts) You can’t take that moral high ground; I guarantee you have your own ways of deciding what science experiments are great and what would be abhorrent to you. God has called Christians to be a light in the world, proclaiming the truth so that people might be brought out of darkness into His wonderful light. That sets us apart from animals (even from those who have a higher intelligence than we do). And if so, apart from the detail of what’s in and what’s out (ahem), how is his principle of imposing laws regarding the expression of sexuality any different from the principle that he mocks? (you can tell me where if you want). w załączonym linku do Polityki Prywatności przypominamy podstawowe informacje z zakresu przetwarzania danych osobowych dostarczanych przez Ciebie podczas korzystania z naszego serwisu. Oh, by the way: Who else mentioned that comic to you? When I am anesthetized, it’s not okay to take my life, since at some point before, I have been aware. Religion is devoted to the pursuit of individual style; lyrical quotes, musical muses and British heritage have always been heavy influences behind each collection. Although the idea (which, I agree, is not his main point) that one should vote based on which policies are better for you personally is a sad, divisive and dangerous one. 5) “Doctrine”. 1 K 18 #43 Winglet * I’m a fan of The Oatmeal, with the odd reservation.But one cartoon in particular gets pointed out to me a lot – “How to suck at your religion“. Always, even when som1 tells you to do something. I just don’t think so. We can continue any time later then. Según esta nueva entrega de su webcomic, Colón fue un tipo horrible, precursor de la esclavitud transatlántica y de masacres en suelo americano. Oatmeal and other oat products were the subject of a 1997 ruling by the Food and Drug Administration that consuming oat bran or whole rolled oats can lower the risk of heart disease when combined with a low-fat diet via the effect of oat beta-glucan to reduce levels of blood cholesterol. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. If you want to learn more about the backfire effect and other related behaviors (confirmation bias, deductive reasoning, etc), I highly recommend listening to the whole thing: Podcast Part 1 - Podcast Part 2 - Podcast Part 3 Humans are created in God’s image, and so are much more valuable than a bug. All topics related to atheism, agnosticism and secular living are welcome here. How to suck at your religion. That’s a dangerous road to be on. Posted by daemon from theoatmeal.com. The number of people that potentially benefit from that is much higher than the number of people that suffer. Way to go, Christian troll! Comics, Religion. Search Memberlist Stats Favorites Register Profile The Oatmeal recently released a new comic titled How to suck at your religion. Your god is not nearly as great as you think it is. Re-reading the comic, I believe what he means is “Religion can make you judge people (in a bad way) you would otherwise not judge that way”. If you were carrying the risk, I could see this argument. http://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicamisener/7-shocking-bible-verses-you-probably-wont-hear-in-church#.ju6barMO5V. The only reason I could think of (if you’re a genuine Christian) is to make them happy. So any research at all is fine as long as we gain knowledge? And I don’t want to hear a quote from a book. ( Log Out /  I believe in the end we will all benefit from it. The point is to have a real relationship with your Creator – to know Christ. FREE UK DELIVERY OVER £150 The point isn’t that judging is wrong. It’s easy to mock the moral stance of others, but rather difficult (if your understanding of the world doesn’t include an omnipotent moral lawgiver) to figure out why the morality you are in favour of should apply to other people. How is that different? b) After what you said, humans are inferior beings. This is before we even talk about what Jesus actually meant, in context, by “Do not judge, or you too will be judged”. If you would, you suck at your religion, you know that. So I just look out for myself and do what I like.” That seems entirely consistent with his beliefs. See more ideas about Make me laugh, Bones funny, Funny. The point isn’t that judging is wrong. What about “hurt or hinder” which he also uses? Saying “Believe what you want to believe” is not doctrine. The speech is topnotch. Which is the most awesome thing in the world. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church_sexual_abuse_cases, http://www.psychology.emory.edu/cognition/rochat/Rochat5levels.pdf, https://edu-quotes.com/how-to-quote/quoting-a-poem/. This comic was inspired by this three-part series on the backfire effect from the You Are Not So Smart Podcast. :-) I agree that if it were my own idea, it would be the height of arrogance. :-). I think it’s necessary to judge people when it helps better the coexistence of multiple religions, cultures etc. In a manner of speaking you claim more religious space than you’re granted (and you might ask me “who granted me this space?”…it’s simple: Just take all religions in the Mozilla community, your space equals exactly 1 divided by the number of religions in the community. The oatmeal diet was originally developed as a possible dietary treatment for diabetes in 1903, but doing the oatmeal diet can also act as an appetite control method, as oatmeal has been shown to increase your appetite control hormones. Either he’s spectacularly arrogant, or (more likely) what he actually means by “you suck at your religion” is “you suck at _my_ religion, defined my way, on my terms”. I am tired of pointing out your misunderstandings…. But when someone who claims to be a Christian abuses a child, one can look at the Bible and say “this is clearly wrong based on what you claim to believe.” But if someone who claims to be an atheist abuses a child, and when challenged, says “There is no God. How to suck at your religion. 3) Stem cell research (Incidentally, if you think Buddhists all leave people alone, read this and this.). Back. The Oatmeal is generally one of the best things ever to come into existence. OK. Oatmeal, which is essentially oats boiled in water, is high in soluble fiber and keeps you energized and full. Is a fertilized ovocyte life? Perhaps next time, though, Inman could go a little harder on the Jews. This is hardly a criticism. 4. _Any_? I could not agree more with this comic. RELIGION is devoted to the pursuit of individual style. Also, no matter how politely phrased, “No-one really knows for sure” is dogma, plain and simple. But what do you expect from Buzzfeed? You claim to have “the truth”, okay, whatever you say. Hitler's religion is apparently something that's still under debate, although evidence suggests that he was most likely all aboard the Jesus train. My mind rambled on and on between arguments, and every panel or image has (unsurprisingly) a legitimate point. So is judging people wrong, then? In my opinion (and I believe a lot more people think that way) that goal is much more worth than the need of one particularly extremist person to spread his rather extreme views. Besides: How do you define life? And if he ever reads this post and takes offence, there’ll be cartoons lampooning me. The online webcomic The Oatmeal recently featured a string of strips entitled, "How to Suck at Your Religion," two of which are excerpted below: Check out all the rest at The Oatmeal site or preorder a print copy of their latest book How to Tell if Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You. 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