Archive for June, 2010

Should I Follow the Golden Rule?

Statement You should treat others in the way you would like them to treat you. Q1 Analysis This may be a Q1 violation if there are some people you wouldn’t treat well. Q2 Analysis This is not a Q2 violation unless you don’t want people to treat you as they would want to be treated […]

Posted on June 29, 2010 at 10:19 am by ideclare · Permalink · 3 Comments
In: 2Q

Should I Be Polite?

Statement Polite people are just asking to be walked all over. Q1 Analysis This is not a Q1 violation unless you consider other people’s politeness to be desirable. Q2 Analysis This is not a Q2 violation if you consider impolite people to be assertive, self-confident, or otherwise behaving in an acceptable manner. Discussion Although it […]

Posted on June 25, 2010 at 10:19 am by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: 2Q

Atheism with a heart

From the IAmAnAtheist.com feedback form: Thanks, I have always wanted to be excomulgated from Catholicism, which i’m baptised thanks a lot But i can’t go along atheism, is so rational that sucks, is the brain against the heart, is the other extreme of religion, and, in my opinion, a rational religion as well. Extremes don’t […]

Posted on June 24, 2010 at 6:06 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 4 Comments
In: About atheism

God or Satan?

From the IAmAnAtheist.com feedback form: Your “tract” about Satan is a clearly a cheap shot at Christianity. It is below your dignity. Christians do not give God credit for things Satan is responsible for. Satan destroys an airplane, God saves people from death. Is there anything plainer on the face of it? God does not […]

Posted on June 24, 2010 at 10:07 am by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
In: Discussion

Tract #68: When Does Satan Get Credit?

Tract #68, When Does Satan Get Credit?, is ready for you to  print and hand out. Download it, see page #3 for printing instructions, and let me know your comments! Thanks! 068_satan-gets-credit.pdf When Does Satan Get Credit? Imagine that there is a horrible jumbo-jet crash. The huge craft plummets from the sky, smashing into a […]

Posted on June 23, 2010 at 10:36 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
In: Defining god, Tract

Should Indecent Art Be Censored?

Statement Some art is obscene and should not be seen. Q1 Analysis This may be a Q1 violation if you are against censorship or for artistic freedom. Q2 Analysis This may be a Q2 violation if you would not agree to be held to someone else’s standard of what is or is not obscene. Discussion […]

Posted on June 22, 2010 at 10:17 am by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
In: 2Q

Should There Be Limits on Free Speech?

Statement All speech that does not harm someone should be legal. Q1 Analysis This may be a Q1 violation if your definition of "speech" or "harm" leads to conflict with your other beliefs, or if there is speech you would like to penalize even though it hams noone. Q2 Analysis This is a Q2 violation […]

Posted on June 18, 2010 at 10:16 am by ideclare · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: 2Q

Gospels as jury

Last week, a guest host on the Stand to Reason podcast asked listeners to consider California’s standard instructions to juries regarding witnesses in criminal trials and judge the Gospels in the terms of those instructions. The host thought that the Gospels were reliable witnesses in these terms. Let’s take a look. The instructions begin: You […]

Posted on June 17, 2010 at 11:02 am by ideclare · Permalink · 3 Comments
In: Bible

Should Everyone Be Allowed to Vote?

Statement In a democracy, every adult citizen should be allowed to vote. Q1 Analysis This should not be a Q1 violation so long as: "Adult citizen" is well defined, and You think that the benefits of everyone being able to vote outweigh any problems with individual voters, and/or you do not feel that there are […]

Posted on June 15, 2010 at 10:16 am by ideclare · Permalink · 6 Comments
In: 2Q

Should I Litter?

Statement Littering is wrong, but dropping a gum wrapper isn’t a big deal. Q1 Analysis This statement contradicts itself unless you define "litter" so that it does not include gum wrappers. Q2 Analysis If you allow yourself to litter in circumstances you consider "not a big deal," you will have to allow others to make […]

Posted on June 11, 2010 at 10:15 am by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
In: 2Q