Ideologies are categorizations of similar-like thoughts. They are meant to describe bodies of common thought. They are not (supposed to be) unthinking emotional knee-jerk labels used in place of contemplative guided thought.
Categorizations are what humans seem to do to excess which gives much fodder to the denizens of philosophy departments everywhere. What philosophers have done with ideologies is staggering. We can now quantify the nuances of human thought and distill them down to rote tweetable descriptions, none with which any great number of the pointy-heads can actually together agree.
Now all this ideological philosophising is loose in the hate-filled paranoia of an online, realtime, social-media world. And the result, as expected, is the blurring of the lines, misunderstanding, deliberate subterfuge, gnashing of teeth, threats of violence and the fragmenting of society.
Heartwarming in an odd way. This gives us more data points in the evidence of the uselessness of philosophers.
We also need to watch out for false prophets who claim that God and Jesus are human-created characters in a book and that one can be a good Christian simply by being an empathetic humanist.
"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain " *** “…far from science having buried God, not only do the results of science point towards his existence, but the scientific enterprise itself is validated by his existence.”- Dr.John Lennox
“The whole war between the atheist and the theist comes down to this: the atheist believes a 'what' created the universe; the theist believes a 'who' created the universe.” - Criss Jami, Killo
“The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him.” — Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You (1894).
Phat, you're doing it again. You are mixing crazy with ... well, more crazy.
That God and Jesus are human-created characters in a book and that one can be a good Christian simply by being an empathetic humanist are both demonstrable facts. This negates their characterization as coming from false prophets.
The book is indeed a fiction as are its characters. That is known reality from copious evidence. As for empathetic humanist, well, that's the role Jesus played in the book in between scenes of incredible woo-woo majik, so empathetic humanist seems to be the way christians were originally meant to be. Didn't work. Christians turned out to be quite the opposite. Too bad it didn't work.
You can tell real false prophets when they quote bible verses and such.
Most know of the Standard Model and, frankly, most don't care. It works and so here we are.
This is a layman's deep dive into all the different particles, forces, interactions.
Did I mention laymen? Skittish of the math but really yearn to know? Wanna get deep without suffocating in your limitations?
IMHO, this beautifully designed presentation solves these.
Even those who know could come away with an enhanced view of the power of the model because of the groupings by various interactions these graphics show. New ways to look at the mess that is our best model of reality.
Yeah, I know a lot of us know this stuff in detail already but this presentation, imho, gives satisfaction to the need for depth without hitting the wall. It may be helpful.
I wonder if there are codes I can crack to get my squeaks back
Well, that's Percy-territory. Way above my paygrade.
But, you might ask him for his reasons. He really is a soft and cuddly sort and always has good reasons. Maybe not always to my liking but we can disagree. So can you. Maybe try, again. Could help get the rest of your voice back.