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Old 11-13-2010, 05:23 PM
 
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Does anyone think that this video would convince anyone that they were wrong in their religious beliefs? I think it is very well done and has possibilities *if* the believer is willing to think instead of shut down.

http://www.milkandcookies.com/link/224691/detail/

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Old 11-14-2010, 02:21 AM
 
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I also think it is very well done, but I'm afraid it would have minimal effect on most religious people. They wouldn't give it a fair hearing, instead performing the mental equivalent of sticking their fingers in their ears.
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Old 11-14-2010, 06:52 AM
 
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Does anyone think that this video would convince anyone that they were wrong in their religious beliefs? I think it is very well done and has possibilities *if* the believer is willing to think instead of shut down.

Lack of Belief in Gods | MilkandCookies
Excellent in explaining some of the puzzles about Atheism/agnosticism which arise because of a general misunderstanding of the terms. I don't suppose for a moment that it would move a real theist from faith, but it might remove some misconceptions, including the one that God needs to be disproved rather than the theist needs to give evidence for their beliefs.
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Old 11-14-2010, 07:49 AM
 
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This may sound to simplistic, but many of these religious zealots I come across seem to view religion like sports fanatics view their favorite team. You're not gonna cconvince a baseball or football team that "their team" isnt the best. It's al a matter of personal taste and what appeals to their sense. People who get brow-beat with religion and brain washed at an early age have a hard time letting go of their security blanket. There is a psycholigocal reason why these people believe in the impossible, and they aren't gonna change overnight. That is an excellent video though.
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Old 11-14-2010, 09:21 PM
 
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Lack of belief in gods

Lets' the world know you are not intimidated by mythology. I also believe this to be a reasonable position.
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