-1th law? I'm familiar with the Zeroth Law (read all the damn books as a teenager), but that's new to me
Most of the time I meet somebody who describes himself as a Humanist, he is a totalitarian using a benevolent disguise.
Some of those folks are just militant atheists in disguise. My favorite example is the "free thought" movement. Those people claim to be free thinkers, but in that group you're only allowed to think freely if it leads you to strict atheism.
Full disclosure: I am fully confident that my religion is the only true one and everyone else is wrong. I just don't feel inclined to be an asshole about it to everyone I meet. Doing so wouldn't serve any useful purpose.
I actually think humanism has a rather conservative bent. It's the belief that we optimize for the human race (which is kinda the opposite of what PETA types believe...)
I read about a local skeptic club, I realized it was a front for the religion of Atheism.
I don't believe you.
Welcome to the club.
belief that we optimize for the human race (which is kinda the opposite
of what PETA types believe...)
Assuming that PETA types will tend to be atheists as well, that would seem to make sense.
Christians and Jews know that God said "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creps on the earth" [Genesis 1:26].
And the most devout among us know that if God hadn't intended for animals to be eaten, He wouldn't have made them out of meat.
2020-10-07 19:20 from LoanShark
-1th law? I'm familiar with the Zeroth Law (read all the damn books as
a teenager), but that's new to me
I think -1 law belongs to some Asimovian fanfiction which is regarded as semi-official regardless of the fact it was not very good.
Couldn't even find it on the googles. Oh well.