myreplyis.com asked in Humanities 7th Jan '19:Is celebrating New Years Eve, considered as a religious event?.
Ronald Geaves replied 11th Jan '19:
No, it is a secular creation that is of more use to global commercial concerns than religions. It is more likely that traditional cultural new year celebrations, for example, Chinese, Muslim or Jewish new year festivals will have a religious significance to their origins. January is a rather arbitrary month for New Year and has no Christian significance. The annual global festivals of New Year reflect the supremacy of the secular in our global institutions over the religious.View all replies to this question
myreplyis.com asked in Humanities 28th Aug '17:In the ongoing discussion between atheists and believers at large. Is it fair to claim that atheists view believers to be of lower intellect?.
Ronald Geaves replied 11th Sep '17:
In this sometimes heated debate, it would seem to me that both sides regard the intellectual faculties of the other as deficient. I have seen arrogance towards atheists exhibited by believers and vice versa. Too often I have noted that atheists suffer from an overly anthropomorphic comprehension of a deity. Working within their limitations of a divine being I would have to agree with their premise of the non-existence of God. On the other hand, religious believers can be equally limited, imaging something that has no scientific or philosophical basis, especially with current understandings of the universe. Both argue from the position of belief with considerable ideological baggage. Therefore it is not a debate I would choose to join. A classic example of the 'blind leading the blind'.View all replies to this question