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IN BRIEF

The purpose of this site is to combat ignorance, bias and false belief. We assert that facts supersede beliefs but recognizing that some reject this premise, also seek to enhance mutual understanding and temper disagreement.

FURTHER (see below feed)

Believe In Reality
Believe In Reality4 weeks ago
Believers and Nonbelievers in Discussion: The Conflict Issues
https://www.facebook.com/events/304947403303188
Believe In Reality
Believe In Reality3 months ago
Coming this Sunday July 9, Believers and Nonbelievers discuss the Historicity of the Bible:

https://www.facebook.com/events/804335369729018/?ti=icl

Some claim the Bible to be a book of sacred truth containing historical fact. Some claim it to be a collection of beliefs and fictions, essentially novels of the day. How defendable are either of these positions? In particular how reliable is the Bible as evidence of a historical Jesus?

Topics of discussion:
-History outside the bible that aligns with biblical history
-Historical reliability of the Gospels
-Our Ability to reconstruct the life of a historical Jesus.

Panelists:
Matthew W. Ferguson, Blogger at civitashumana.wordpress.com
Valentin Velazco
Greg Opean, Pastor, Packinghouse Church, Redlands
Howard Killian, Ph.D. History, Duke University

Hosted by Michael Cain of the Freeligion Podcast (www.spreaker.com/show/the-freeligion-podcast)

Audience Q&A will follow. This event is free; bring a friend! Please RSVP either on MeetUp sites or at the Facebook Group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BandNBtalk/ (click on Events). Also join the Facebook page for notices of future events.

The conference room is behind the library. Setup volunteers, please arrive promptly at 1PM.

Join us too for dinner afterward at a nearby restaurant, 5-7PM. Location announced at the event.

Upcoming topics:
Is Belief a Choice?
The Conflict Issues
Believe In Reality
Believe In Reality3 months ago
BNB8: LGBTQ Discrimination and Acceptance

Great conversation all--Kelly, Don, Angie and River. Stars rising!

(Note: we left out the transgender topic because that will be its own episode down the road.)

My two cents--we need more research not on the gay choice vs genetics issue but on the perception of choice vs genetics by others.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=839ObEj6fxc&sns=em
Believe In Reality
BNB8 LGBTQ Discrimination and Acceptance
Believers and Nonbelievers In Discussion. An important panel about being LGBTQ, especially the religious perspective of choice vs genetics.
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Believe In Reality
Believe In Reality5 months ago
This was one of the most interesting talks we've had to date, discussing the Role of Philosophy in Science and Religion.
Some intriguing points came up, including a perceived difference in the scale of influence of baseline beliefs on any future evaluation, including scientific results. We'll explore this issue further in August ("Is Belief a Choice") but this is a good demonstration of a difference between believers and nonbelievers (to the extent that one discussion can be generalized).

This talk is interesting to the very end. Enjoy!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bkoq3AJBtyk&feature=youtu.be

If you enjoy these talks please join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BandNBtalk/

Thoughts on this issue? For me it demonstrates that we need to understand the truly different thought process (largely learned) that the religious have. Without this we will continue to talk past each other as if the other side is incapable of understanding what we "know."
Believe In Reality
BNB6 The Role of Philosophy in Religion & Science
An engaging conversation about the use of philosophy. An intriquing side subject arose--a difference of opinions in the placement and role of belief in evalu...
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Believe In Reality
Believe In Reality6 months ago
Micro vs Macro Evolution
Believers and Nonbelievers Episode #5
https://youtu.be/QePcPrKDTMM

FURTHER

We want to understand behavior, ideology, and belief.

Humanity’s knowledge pool is larger than in the past, its horizons stretched further, speculations perhaps more realistic. We have new insights on what was previously believed to be true. For example the era of Jung, Skinner and Rogers offered a broad model of behavior—defining universal patterns in people’s motivations and desires—however studies in the last twenty years have indicated personality subgroups. New studies are being done to isolate these variables.

Because of the personality differences, particularly between stereotypical liberals and conservatives, it may be that the best answers each side advocates—form of government, economic policy, social priority, etc—are incorrect for society as a whole. And though we interact as individuals, the evolution of culture itself is to be considered. What should we do then? To start, examine the ideas, note our own biases and be less quick to dismiss the ideas of others.

Similarly, evolution theory has broadened into subspecialties that have provided information on issues previously thought unreachable by science, such as altruism and morality. This implies that the boundary of science is farther away than thought, and is perhaps even nonexistent.

We seek the truth wherever it may lead, believing that the best answers are derived from the most correct knowledge.

 

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  1. Thanks and New Resource for your “Links” Page

    Hi Phil,

    Thanks for putting together your Links page (http://www.believeinreality.com/links/). I was happy to come across it while searching for philosophy resources.

    “Philosophy: An Online Resource Guide” (http://www.wiseoldsayings.com/philosophy-resource-guide.php) also has a lot of great info. I think your visitors would find it to be a valuable addition to your page.

    Let me know what you think. Hope you have a great day!

    Thanks again,
    Sheryl

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