Monday, October 27, 2014

Are Secular Humanists More Religious than Evangelical Christians?

Evangelical Christians who invoke Thomas Jefferson as though his Enlightenment worldview supports Old Testament dogma are analogous to secular humanists who invoke Charles Darwin as though his theory of evolution supports racial egalitarian dogma.  Egalitarians expressly deny that evolution has had anything to do with shaping consistently observed patterns of racial variations in IQ.  Their objection to evolutionary explanations for race differences is as rigidly laid down as the fundamentalist Christian’s objection to evolutionary explanations for man’s origin.
 
Evolution doesn’t do equal.  And Charles Darwin was no egalitarian. 

Atheists who deny the role of evolution in shaping race differences or deny the role of biology in shaping sex differences are operating in the mode of religion.  The fact that their religion lacks a god does not make it rational. 

It is possible to believe in a god without denying the realities of human nature.  It is not possible to believe that all race and sex differences are 100% socially constructed and 0% genetically constructed without denying the realities of human nature. 

"The variability or diversity of the mental faculties in men of the same race, not to mention the greater differences between the men of distinct races, is so notorious that not a word need here be said. So it is with the lower animals." 
                                                    -Charles Darwin
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The god of Thomas Jefferson derived from Jefferson’s studies of nature and human nature, not from scripture.  Egalitarians derive their views on race from scripture. 

They adhere to a fixed, faith-based belief in idealized equality – zero variability in cognitive endowment between any of the races.  They dogmatize their belief and render it impervious to any evidence to the contrary.  Whenever their closed belief system is threatened by evidence for racial variations, they respond in the manner of religious fanatics.  They denounce the evidence as “racist” (blasphemous), condemn those who present it, and call for banning any future research in areas of race that undermine their faith.   

6 comments:

  1. a lot of it has to do with holocaust slavery jim crow even homophobia.

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  2. there are christian homophobes who publish "science" which shows that homosexuals have higher drug abuse, higher promiscuity higher depression higher aggression and violence, etc it can be changed under reparative therapy etc. do you agree with this?

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  3. which do you prefer rural white evangelicals and mormons having white babies but are christian, or atheist libertarian white and LGBT who race mix with blacks meztizos and pakistanis, and produce mixed or adopt black children. a lot of white gays and lesbians have black Hispanic lovers and LGBT strongly support all aspects of cultural marxism. in addition to Montana rural christians there's Orania in South Africa who are also christians. Orania's founders are expressly white Christians.

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    1. I'd prefer religious white people who procreate over white atheists who contribute to the degradation of the gene pool.

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    2. sadly i think the long run when religion dies out, there will be mostly race-mixed and LGBTASQT atheists in the US

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  4. any thoughts on this by sociologists

    http://sociologistsforjustice.org/public-statement/

    1800+ Sociologists Demand Justice in Ferguson and Change in Policing of Communities of Color

    We are an independent collective of sociologists troubled by the killing of Michael Brown. We are troubled by the excessive show of force and militarized response to protesters who rightfully seek justice and demand a change in the treatment of people of color by law enforcement. As the nation engages in another conversation on race and the criminal justice system, we are calling on law enforcement, policymakers, media and the nation to consider decades of sociological analysis and research that can inform the necessary conversations and solutions required to address the systemic issues that the events in Ferguson have raised.
    FergusonProtestJustice

    AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Ryan Garza

    As one of the more than 1800 sociologists who have signed on to our statement has observed, “The public discourse around these events is badly wanting for a deep and nuanced discussion of the structural factors involved.” As a community of scholars, we hope to play a role in facilitating solutions that address the deeply embedded inequities that make communities such as Ferguson vulnerable to police abuse.


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