Danish comedian slams prayer and religion in viral video
Yet he believes in many, many things, regardless of his protestations.
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Yet he believes in many, many things, regardless of his protestations. He simply has no tolerance for those who believe other than he. It is always foolish to ridicule theistic beliefs, unless one can disprove those beliefs. In some cases this can be done, but in most it is an exercise in hubris. For some unknown reason, atheists who believe that there is no God cannot understand that saying that is not the same as proving it. In essence, believing in God is one side of a coin, the obverse is not believing in God. The coin is belief, both are religions. The operative definition of religion is any integrated world view, partial or whole, which relies in some part on faith , or belief. Where faith denotes a theistic element, and belief denotes a non-theistic element.
Here Bo ridicules prayer, and assumes that prayer does not help. Yet he provides no proof of his belief, and in fact cannot provide such proof. The only way one could prove prayer is or is not successful, helps, or is answered is to know the outcome God plan. Because it is not the human desired outcome which is proof of answer, but the God desired outcome, and since God's plan cannot be known, it cannot be known whether the prayer was answered. Or to put it more simply, one cannot assume prayer's answer will be one's desires.
So, experiments which show prayer does not work, simply ask the wrong question, and when the question is not answered in the way deemed appropriate to the experimenter, prayer is deemed to not work. This does not even amount to hubris, it is closer to uninformed stupidity.
One could inquire of our intrepid fool's personal beliefs, and of them I am sure there are myriad, but why bother. All humans need to believe. It is simply part of the human condition. I hear socialists, atheists, and humanists proclaiming this is not so, but I have yet to meet any person who does not have myriad religious beliefs. Among my progressive friends past bouts with population bombism, acid rainism, ozone holism, magic crystals, medical diagnostics like killer salt, and PSA, among myriad others come to mind. These are all things the individual believes but has no understanding of which means they are to that individual a religion, and since have mostly been debunked, making them mostly religion for all others as well. Some retain some vestigial scientific validity, but in a highly limited state. For example, PSA proved to be nothing but snake oil which sold untold numbers of men on prostate biopsies, and surgeries they never needed. "Better safe than sorry," said the doctor as he pocketed his fee.
Bo fashions himself a Bright but he is not, perhaps he is funny, I hope so, because he needs a fall back position.