Distinguishing fantasy from reality
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04-01-2014, 08:48 AM
RE: Distinguishing fantasy from reality
Religion lost me when they tried to tell me that Jonah really, really, really did get swallowed by a fish and lived to tell about it, no metaphor or parable. At 7 or 8 years old, even I knew what could and could not happen in the real world. To be an adult and swallow the obviously impossible boggles my mind.

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04-01-2014, 12:22 PM
RE: Distinguishing fantasy from reality
(04-01-2014 08:48 AM)Thinkerbelle Wrote:  Religion lost me when they tried to tell me that Jonah really, really, really did get swallowed by a fish and lived to tell about it, no metaphor or parable. At 7 or 8 years old, even I knew what could and could not happen in the real world. To be an adult and swallow the obviously impossible boggles my mind.
The way i see is that they don't even want to consider the possibility that what they were brought up with was just a lie,so they just roll their eyes whenever they are confronted about their silly beliefs.

Dreams/Hallucinations/delusions are not evidence
Wishful thinking is not evidence
Disproved statements&Illogical conclusions are not evidence
Logical fallacies&Unsubstantiated claims are not evidence
Vague prophecies is not evidence
Data that requires a certain belief is not evidence
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04-01-2014, 10:46 PM
Distinguishing fantasy from reality
The whole Noah thing horrified me as a child. What kind of being would drown people and animals? What kind of story is that to tell a child? But he loves me? I already think the dudes gotta be an asshole and I was only SEVEN years old!
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04-01-2014, 11:00 PM
RE: Distinguishing fantasy from reality
(04-01-2014 02:02 AM)TarzanSmith Wrote:  I think saint Francis could talk to animals.

I used to talk to my dog all the time. He would wag his tail and just loved it. Although there were a few times it went like this:

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