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Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jan 5, 2013 - 09:48pm PT
worked for chouinard and works for me. it's an attitude thing. if you're prissy about giardiasis, read the research and published papers of a uc-davis doctor/backpacker on the subject. we've hashed that over on here.
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Jan 5, 2013 - 10:02pm PT
climbers that brag that they never get sick in Mexico are really just bragging that they are acclimated to a wide variety of fecal bacteria ;-)
Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Jan 5, 2013 - 11:12pm PT
Funny how a thread that started on the regrettable and possibly terminal human capacity for the irrational wandered off onto diarrhea.

But to get back to the topic, High Fructose Corn Spirit’s post nailed it.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 6, 2013 - 12:00am PT
But to get back to the topic, High Fructose Corn Spirit’s post nailed it.

yes indeedy. uphill battle though.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jan 6, 2013 - 12:12am PT
Malemute - Yukkity yuk ! That was great for all the times I've had fun in Mexico. I guess It was just about excellently prepared poo in competition with what passes for food in Canada.

And Healy, even before we knew what it was, DNA has always been the life of the party.
MikeL

climber
SANTA CLARA, CA
Jan 6, 2013 - 11:20am PT
I like the brief conversation regarding optimism vs. pessimism--irrespective of having a scientific, religious, (both or neither) perspectives on life.

I'll take option #4--neither the optimistic nor the pessimistic view. The universe is perfect and it will stay perfect (although different).

"Yeah, . . . but the pain and suffering in the world!!!"

Can't help it. Comes with the rest of the package.

Pain can be a very useful thing. Leads to non-ignorance. (Trying to get back to theOP's topic here.)
Reeotch

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Jan 6, 2013 - 01:49pm PT
Pain can be a very useful thing. Leads to non-ignorance. (Trying to get back to theOP's topic here.)

I would hope that those climbers who were attacked in Peru have lost at least some of their ignorance. Classic example of ignorant americans. Even after the the fact they didn't seem to get it fully.

Oh, well, don't want to start a rant about that. Just that we make too many assumptions and often fail to view ourselves through the eyes of others.
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Jan 6, 2013 - 02:41pm PT
This is why rational people, anti-religionists, must end their timidity and come out of the closet and assert themselves.

Amen to that! hehehe

It is extremely difficult for a religious person to free himself from those shackles. I was raised as a catholic in Poland, which is about 90% catholic. In my teens I started having some doubts. But it took me a few years before I became an agnostic. I remember the fear of losing faith. And guilt. There were very difficult times for me. Now, I am an atheist. Although, I don't exclude the possibility of existence of very advanced aliens with "god" like abilities. At the same time I think they are completely irreverent to our actions.

Anyway, my children were never subjected to religious indoctrination. Now, my daughter is an atheist, but my son elected to get baptized in his late twenties. Go figure. Sometimes when we have a beer and play some pool I joke that the game is devil vs god. Devil is winning so far. My son's children's heads are being filled with this religious nonsense, like: "God created those beautiful mountains". It bothers me but I can't do anything about it. I voice my opinions to their parents, but they don't want to talk about it.

Like I stated in one of my previous posts, religion is in our genes, literally. It is thus against our nature not to be religious. That is why it is much easier to convert a born atheist to a religious person than other way around.
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jan 6, 2013 - 03:25pm PT
don't exclude the possibility of existence of very advanced aliens with "god" like abilities. At the same time I think they are completely irreverent to our actions.

keerful, moosedrool, they're gonna be on yer case in no time. we don't have klimmer to kick around any more.
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Jan 6, 2013 - 03:30pm PT
...religion is in our genes, literally. It is thus against our nature not to be religious. That is why it is much easier to convert a born atheist to a religious person than other way around.

An interesting statement but entirely counter to my experience.

Religion is not in my genes (unless climbing is a religion..;-)

I was born to a family of church musicians, Anglican Episcopal, who believed deeply in their church and their god. From a very young age I saw it all as a bunch of hogwash.

Personally I have seen many more people abandon religion as they grow up than the other way 'round.

WBraun

climber
Jan 6, 2013 - 03:34pm PT
Meh ...

These pussy ignorant atheists don't know sh!t about God to begin with.

All they do is hurl empty impotent words with no power.

The proof to God is his transcendental sound vibrations chanted without offenses.

One can immediately feel the effect.

Only foolish rascals never make the experiments but only hurl useless impotent words that do nothing.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 6, 2013 - 03:42pm PT
religion is in yer genes


An interesting hypothesis but I think its a bit off the mark. Authoritarianism is actually genetic at least to a degree. No doubt authoritarianism (religion..?) is also acquired through environmental and cultural conditioning but certain personality traits that are required for authoritarianism often exist in a person right from birth.

Its why some who are born into religion / authoritarianism wind up first questioning its authority and ultimately rejecting it. They are likely strongly anti authoritarian / egalitarian in personality.

edit - thats not the whole story of course. There is the whole issue of logic.....
go-B

climber
Hebrews 1:3
Jan 6, 2013 - 03:43pm PT
Like I stated in one of my previous posts, religion is in our genes, literally. It is thus against our nature not to be religious.

Romans 8:1 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. 3 For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5 For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, 7 because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, 8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

...even the Polish can be Ignorant!
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 6, 2013 - 03:45pm PT
Go b for instance can only recite scripture, which is authority.
















































oh forget it
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jan 6, 2013 - 03:48pm PT
I thought I felt the vibrations of foolish rascal WBraun's useless impotent words chanted. Was that God?

WBraun.

I simple wouldn't resist.

Marlow
Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Jan 6, 2013 - 04:12pm PT
Intellectual hierarchy and social democracy don't mix. Scientific "fact" is not determined in the voting booth.
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Jan 6, 2013 - 04:23pm PT
Some info on “religion is in our genes”.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/15/weekinreview/12wade.html?_r=0

Religion has the hallmarks of an evolved behavior, meaning that it exists because it was favored by natural selection. It is universal because it was wired into our neural circuitry before the ancestral human population dispersed from its African homeland.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn7147-genes-contribute-to-religious-inclination.html

The team gave questionnaires to 169 pairs of identical twins - 100% genetically identical - and 104 pairs of fraternal twins - 50% genetically identical - born in Minnesota.
The twins, all male and in their early 30s, were asked how often they currently went to religious services, prayed, and discussed religious teachings. This was compared with when they were growing up and living with their families. Then, each participant answered the same questions regarding their mother, father, and their twin.
The twins believed that when they were younger, all of their family members - including themselves - shared similar religious behaviour. But in adulthood, however, only the identical twins reported maintaining that similarity. In contrast, fraternal twins were about a third less similar than they were as children.
"That would suggest genetic factors are becoming more important and growing up together less important," says team member Matt McGue, a psychologist at the University of Minnesota.

There are many more studies like that and even attempts to isolate the genes that make us religious. Of course we are not 100% slaves to our genes. They just make as more susceptible to religious believes, that’s all.
WBraun

climber
Jan 6, 2013 - 04:30pm PT
It's impossible to ever be separated from God.

The only separation occurs due to losing ones constitutional consciousness due to contact with the inferior material energy, ie Material nature.

We are part parcel of God.

We have all qualities but not the quantity.

Atheists just plain are in absolute ignorance of their real constitutional position ......
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jan 6, 2013 - 04:58pm PT
Werner -

God is one thing.

Religion is something else all together
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Jan 6, 2013 - 10:05pm PT
Werner -

God is one thing.

Religion is something else all together

Yes.

My earlier post was in reference to organized religion which I think is bs. But when I look at the world and life and beyond I am not an atheist, I am like an ant on a beach.
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