Reading about your problem with the Ipad
I realize that the religious Cult of Jobs
demand that we use the Apple as the sign
of Humanism. Nothing else will do
And the Apple is the symbol for sin
and to place oneself in place of God
has to be the ultimate sin so an Apple it is
So you guys think that the Next Future Faith
will need a symbol already now? Why not
that maybe will trigger it to start growing
IHEU already have the Happy Human “H” symbol
and Atheism Plus use the A that also is used by
the Dawkins Come out as atheist campaign?
Having been bullied all my life I am no happy human
and the extreme treatment one get in the A+ forum
does not make me eager to adopt their symbol.
What about the Secular Humanists symbol for Xmas?
The Human Light? http://humanlight.org/
HumanLight illuminates Humanism’s positive secular vision. ...
HumanLight presents an alternative reason to celebrate:
a Humanist’s vision of a good future.
It is a future in which all people can identify with each other,
behave with the highest moral standards, and work together
toward a happy .../quote
I guess it is partially a reminder of the Enlightenment
of the Modern individualism that the French Revolution
and the Declaration of Independence of Lords and Kings
and Church and Feudal oppression? Just me guessing.
But will that really create the Next Future Faith?
TransHumanists some of them use the word Better Humans
them wanting to improve on the current human design.
To make us Cyber Human with better sight and audio
and better memory and better logic and critical reasoning
and what have you Better feelings? Enhanced experiences
Positive Psychology also has such aim? Them wanting a
psychology that start from what we are good at.
and not what we fails at.
Being as pessimistic as I am I am skeptical to the overly
optimistic views of Atheism Plus, Secular Humanism,
Transhumanism and Ayn Rand Objectivist optimism of
the tension between extreme individualism that shun anything collective
and the extreme group think of fundy collectivism that run over any individual
seems to be with us for a long time.
So I predict that to be trait that are rather stable. It means we will see
global movements that are extremely individualistic and also extremely
collective. Atheism Plus as they behave now is a curious mix between
extreme individualism that expresses itself through an extreme group think.
Rebecca Watson mocking of Evolutionary Psychology could show a trend
towards a coalition of Extreme Left hatred of White Middle Age Men
and their hated Science and the Intelligent Design hatred of Evolution
them starting to cooperate to make science into a hobby for the White men
in his attic or cellar or Garage.
The group think where so strong that AFAIK none dared to challenge her?
Everybody realized that the only way to survive is to submit to that group?
I hope Steven Pinker is strong enough to write something that makes
a good balance take on Evolutionary Psychology. It is not fair to dismiss
every single researcher due to a few bad apples.
My hasty prediction is that Political Correctness under another name
will be one of the biggest religious organized body in the future.
An absolute fundamentalistic and literalistic movement that will be ruthless
in it’s hatred against natural science. There is no sign that they will reconsider.
They feel that they have the winning strategy and will take it all.