Saturday, 16 June 2012

review of dan dennett's "how to tell if you're an atheist" talk

38:20 We're in a brand new age for religions. For millenia, religions did not have to worry about the flock acquiring lots of information about other religions or about their own religion. These religions evolved culturally in a world of easy-to-maintain ignorance.

"for god will not be...mocked?"

it's interesting to note how the mormon endowment threatens its members with serious/dangerous consequences for people who reveal its contents, "for god will not be mocked", but ive never heard of any evidence to support the notion that the mormon god is consistently and reliably "not letting himself be mocked".

"i'm ron...burgundy?"