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Is Religion "Post-Truth"?

Willows
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11/18/2016 6:31:11 AM
Posted: 5 months ago
It was announced today by the Oxford Dictionary that "post-truth" is the word of the year.

And before JWs start jumping up and down in glee the term does not refer to mailing out copies of Witchtower.

By definition, post-truth means; relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.

Examples of this could be seen with the Brexit vote and the Trump victory where, in each case, the pundits were thrown completely off-balance with their predictions.

Since religion has no objective facts to back it up could it be that religious followers chose their belief because of the warm, fuzzy feeling that proponents of faith feed them?
Bennett91
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11/18/2016 6:33:38 AM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 11/18/2016 6:31:11 AM, Willows wrote:
It was announced today by the Oxford Dictionary that "post-truth" is the word of the year.

And before JWs start jumping up and down in glee the term does not refer to mailing out copies of Witchtower.

By definition, post-truth means; relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.

Examples of this could be seen with the Brexit vote and the Trump victory where, in each case, the pundits were thrown completely off-balance with their predictions.

Since religion has no objective facts to back it up could it be that religious followers chose their belief because of the warm, fuzzy feeling that proponents of faith feed them?

I thought the term was truthiness?
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dee-em
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11/18/2016 6:56:51 AM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 11/18/2016 6:31:11 AM, Willows wrote:
It was announced today by the Oxford Dictionary that "post-truth" is the word of the year.

And before JWs start jumping up and down in glee the term does not refer to mailing out copies of Witchtower.

By definition, post-truth means; relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.

Examples of this could be seen with the Brexit vote and the Trump victory where, in each case, the pundits were thrown completely off-balance with their predictions.

Don't forget climate change deniers. We are living in a post-truth world thanks to the attacks on science and the disdain for factual data as opposed to vast conspiracy theories.
Fatihah: It's like your mother making spaghetti and after you taste it and don't like it, you say "well my mom must not exist". Not because their is no logical evidence but because she doesn't do what you want.
KwLm
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11/18/2016 9:16:48 AM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 11/18/2016 6:31:11 AM, Willows wrote:
It was announced today by the Oxford Dictionary that "post-truth" is the word of the year.

And before JWs start jumping up and down in glee the term does not refer to mailing out copies of Witchtower.

By definition, post-truth means; relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.

Examples of this could be seen with the Brexit vote and the Trump victory where, in each case, the pundits were thrown completely off-balance with their predictions.

Since religion has no objective facts to back it up

"could it be that religious followers chose their belief because of the warm, fuzzy feeling that proponents of faith feed them?" I was under the impression that was the only reason the theists are theists, especially the ones on this site.
Bennett91
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11/18/2016 10:13:00 AM
Posted: 5 months ago
It is truthiness! Post-truth is plagiarism! Oxford dun fudged up.
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When the Fascist and the Communist argue over which ideology is better they're really just arguing over preferred styles of bureaucracy before getting sent to a death camp.