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We need to teach critical thinking skills to everybody
I have been doing a lot of research on religions in the past two weeks or so and holy shit people need to learn skepticism. I decided to check out Scientology first to see why people actually believe that garbage I remember going to page 10 of Google to try and see if there’s any proof that makes them believe such a thing to the point where they will dedicate their lives and savings to it, hint there was none not even an attempt at evidence. Then I stumbled upon the Wikipedia page of new religious movements and what I found was crazy there are people who believe they can cast spells; there are people who believe that they can heal themselves using magic there are people who literally believe in Ra the Egyptian sun god and worship him. A lack of skepticism caused numerous people to waste decades of their lives and thousands of their savings. I also did some research on Heaven’s Gate and people still actually believe it there are five that I know of a man named Sawyer, CRLODY, a man named Rio D’Angelo and a couple named Mark and Sarah King these people did not kill themselves during the initial suicide but instead managed to escape their fates through some combination of luck. Unfortunately they were so heavily traumatized by wasting 20 years of their lives and seeing 40 of their friends dead that they never recovered, to this day they still defend that horrible cult. A lack of skepticism killed 37 people and traumatized five. Then I heard of a cult one in particular that shocked me Angels Landing it was a commune created by a man named Daniel Perez, who tricked people into thinking he was an angel and using that opportunity he raped prepubescent girls and murdered somebody. A lack of skepticism resulted in the rape of young girls and even a murder. This is not even mentioning how a lack of skepticism has caused numerous people to refuse medical treatments and die I even personally knew someone who died for this reason. After seeing all of this I was shocked how could people possibly believe such things because even when I was a Christian I still believed for the pure reason that I thought it was true. I was convinced by the minimal facts argument for the resurrection and by the Kalam cosmological and teleological arguments. But not everybody thinks the same way people believe things to te point of allowing rape and murder just from word of mouth and personal testimonies of strangers. Teaching skepticism is a moral imperative, by ignoring the teaching of skepticism to young children we make them the next generation of people who will fall for pseudoscience who will waste their lives and money worshiping something that doesn’t exist. We need to make our government teach skepticism it is our moral duty to do so if everybody had learned skepticism from a young age or world would not only be one significantly scientifically advanced but one with less grief from people who reject medicine and die; one with less grief from people who wasted decades of their lives and years of wages on a cult; and one which actually has a chance of making humanity thrive. Edit: Deleted paragraph breaks
Submitted January 21, 2022 at 09:52AM by Crabs-seafood-master
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How can I get health insurance for just one week?
Using the US from South Korea. I signed up for ACA but it doesn’t kick in until February 1. I’m also covered for my flight, but since it’s one-way, and ends when I get to the states. Is there a way I can get health insurance for that one week I won’t have coverage? I’ve been bitten before by not having insurance for just one week. Got a damn kidney stone! Thanks!
Submitted January 21, 2022 at 05:11AM by marabou22
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