CC (Canadian Catholic)

An ex-atheist turned catholic... because fine-tuning and incredulity

Atheism, secularism & freethought etc.

Moderators: kiore, The_Metatron, Blip

CC (Canadian Catholic)

#1  Postby Mr. Skeptic » Jan 14, 2020 11:18 pm

Canadian Catholic is apparently an "ex-atheist" who thinks that you can't get to a cockroach brain to a human brain via evolution. Why? An argument from incredulity, redefine god to uselessness, and fine-tuning basically.

The first time encountering him was when he was on the Atheist Experience. It's this episode:


Ep clip of CC:


Recently, he debated AronRa. I can't give much on this debated, other than CC stalks the r/ex-catholic and r/atheism subreddits. He also whines about the definitions of gods being "magical", even though that's an honest description. Even though he redefines god in a more pantheistic sense. (35:49) So he's not a Catholic, he's a pantheist or panentheist (some who thinks that God is transcendent, beyond space and time and eclipses the universe). He also very liberal in his interpretation of the bible, using excuses of allegory and "colorful language" to explain away faults in his god (the bible).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panentheism


To me, he sounds like the typical ex-atheist apologist.
Mr. Skeptic
THREAD STARTER
 
Name: Owen Terry
Posts: 143

Country: USA
United States (us)
Print view this post

Re: CC (Canadian Catholic)

#2  Postby felltoearth » Jan 15, 2020 2:52 am

The only CC that’s worthwhile in Canada.

DC7B3246-3A1C-47B8-B274-E04710315C10.jpeg
DC7B3246-3A1C-47B8-B274-E04710315C10.jpeg (107.89 KiB) Viewed 1000 times
"Walla Walla Bonga!" — Witticism
User avatar
felltoearth
 
Posts: 14295
Age: 54

Canada (ca)
Print view this post

Re: CC (Canadian Catholic)

#3  Postby Svartalf » Jan 15, 2020 2:58 am

never tried it, never ever drank Canadian whiskey in my career I'm afraid... is the bottle in the picture the basic form of that beverage or a special edition?
PC stands for Patronizing Cocksucker Randy Ping

Embrace the Dark Side, it needs a hug
User avatar
Svartalf
 
Posts: 2435
Age: 51
Male

Country: France
European Union (eur)
Print view this post

Re: CC (Canadian Catholic)

#4  Postby felltoearth » Jan 15, 2020 3:00 am

There’s younger.
"Walla Walla Bonga!" — Witticism
User avatar
felltoearth
 
Posts: 14295
Age: 54

Canada (ca)
Print view this post

Re: CC (Canadian Catholic)

#5  Postby Mr. Skeptic » Jan 15, 2020 4:26 am

felltoearth wrote:The only CC that’s worthwhile in Canada.

DC7B3246-3A1C-47B8-B274-E04710315C10.jpeg

Classic RatSkep. Never change.
Mr. Skeptic
THREAD STARTER
 
Name: Owen Terry
Posts: 143

Country: USA
United States (us)
Print view this post

Re: CC (Canadian Catholic)

#6  Postby Fallible » Jan 15, 2020 8:02 am

felltoearth wrote:The only CC that’s worthwhile in Canada.

DC7B3246-3A1C-47B8-B274-E04710315C10.jpeg


Agreed.
She battled through in every kind of tribulation,
She revelled in adventure and imagination.
She never listened to no hater, liar,
Breaking boundaries and chasing fire.
Oh, my my! Oh my, she flies!
User avatar
Fallible
RS Donator
 
Name: Alice Pooper
Posts: 51607
Age: 48
Female

Country: Engerland na na
Canada (ca)
Print view this post

Re: CC (Canadian Catholic)

#7  Postby Spearthrower » Jan 15, 2020 9:21 am

Canadian Catholic is apparently an "ex-atheist" who thinks that you can't get to a cockroach brain to a human brain via evolution


I'm not a Canadian or a Catholic, and despite all his reasons being wrong, he's still basically right even for the wrong reasons. Evolution doesn't remotely suggest that if we took any extant animal and applied tailored forces that we'd be able to turn it, over billions of generations, into a human.

Rather, a human and a cockroach share a common ancestor, and thus both our ancestors had a particular brain from which, through contingent selection pressures and statistical shuffling of genes, both cockroaches and humans evolved.
I'm not an atheist; I just don't believe in gods :- that which I don't belong to isn't a group!
Religion: Mass Stockholm Syndrome

Learn Stuff. Stuff good. https://www.coursera.org/
User avatar
Spearthrower
 
Posts: 28847
Age: 45
Male

Country: Thailand
Print view this post

Re: CC (Canadian Catholic)

#8  Postby felltoearth » Jan 15, 2020 6:24 pm

I had a listen finally. Besides Matt’s and Jenna’s points I think there is an issue where CC is confusing complexity with “bigger” or “more of same.”

It’s called evolution dickwad. Stuff changes, it doesn’t just enbiggen.
"Walla Walla Bonga!" — Witticism
User avatar
felltoearth
 
Posts: 14295
Age: 54

Canada (ca)
Print view this post

Re: CC (Canadian Catholic)

#9  Postby Svartalf » Jan 15, 2020 9:41 pm

who knows, maybe he has a human scaled version of a cockroach's brains?
PC stands for Patronizing Cocksucker Randy Ping

Embrace the Dark Side, it needs a hug
User avatar
Svartalf
 
Posts: 2435
Age: 51
Male

Country: France
European Union (eur)
Print view this post

Re: CC (Canadian Catholic)

#10  Postby felltoearth » Jan 16, 2020 6:16 pm

Image
"Walla Walla Bonga!" — Witticism
User avatar
felltoearth
 
Posts: 14295
Age: 54

Canada (ca)
Print view this post

Re: CC (Canadian Catholic)

#11  Postby Hermit » Jan 16, 2020 6:24 pm

felltoearth wrote:Image

Took me a few seconds to work this one out, I'm sorry to say.

Another consequence of a Canadian takeover will be that we'll finish most sentences with ",eh?".
God is the mysterious veil under which we hide our ignorance of the cause. - Léo Errera


God created the universe
God just exists
User avatar
Hermit
 
Name: Cantankerous grump
Posts: 4657
Age: 68
Male

Print view this post

Re: CC (Canadian Catholic)

#12  Postby felltoearth » Jan 16, 2020 6:27 pm

That will be a requirement otherwise it’s the ice floe for you!
"Walla Walla Bonga!" — Witticism
User avatar
felltoearth
 
Posts: 14295
Age: 54

Canada (ca)
Print view this post

Re: CC (Canadian Catholic)

#13  Postby Svartalf » Jan 16, 2020 6:44 pm

felltoearth wrote:Image

If the atmosphere in Toronto is representative of the rest of Canada, I could not agree more, it's oppressive. Can't even compare with the Atmosphere in Montreal and Québec at large as I was too small a kid then to really notice.
PC stands for Patronizing Cocksucker Randy Ping

Embrace the Dark Side, it needs a hug
User avatar
Svartalf
 
Posts: 2435
Age: 51
Male

Country: France
European Union (eur)
Print view this post

Re: CC (Canadian Catholic)

#14  Postby Hermit » Jan 16, 2020 6:51 pm

felltoearth wrote:That will be a requirement otherwise it’s the ice floe for you!

Sorry, but by the time Canada has taken over the world there'll be no ice floes left. So, nothing to worry about, eh?
God is the mysterious veil under which we hide our ignorance of the cause. - Léo Errera


God created the universe
God just exists
User avatar
Hermit
 
Name: Cantankerous grump
Posts: 4657
Age: 68
Male

Print view this post

Re: CC (Canadian Catholic)

#15  Postby felltoearth » Jan 16, 2020 7:39 pm

Hermit wrote:
felltoearth wrote:That will be a requirement otherwise it’s the ice floe for you!

Sorry, but by the time Canada has taken over the world there'll be no ice floes left. So, nothing to worry about, eh?

Accurate.
"Walla Walla Bonga!" — Witticism
User avatar
felltoearth
 
Posts: 14295
Age: 54

Canada (ca)
Print view this post

Re: CC (Canadian Catholic)

#16  Postby felltoearth » Jan 16, 2020 7:41 pm

Svartalf wrote:
felltoearth wrote:Image

If the atmosphere in Toronto is representative of the rest of Canada, I could not agree more, it's oppressive. Can't even compare with the Atmosphere in Montreal and Québec at large as I was too small a kid then to really notice.


48BFAA90-849F-461A-BD53-8AD696AFD1F2.gif
48BFAA90-849F-461A-BD53-8AD696AFD1F2.gif (1.66 MiB) Viewed 902 times
"Walla Walla Bonga!" — Witticism
User avatar
felltoearth
 
Posts: 14295
Age: 54

Canada (ca)
Print view this post

Re: CC (Canadian Catholic)

#17  Postby Fallible » Jan 17, 2020 8:00 am

felltoearth wrote:Image



Bwahahaha!

I’m picturing the invasion now. Troops will rock up to the border and go ‘oh hey, hi, yah, we’re just invading now, k? We sure don’t wanna cause ya any inconvenience there, yeah, sorry aboat that...sorry...sorry...’ A polite, mildly spoken wave will spread inexorably across the globe - ‘hey, how are ya today? Yeah, sorry, just here ta take over, alrite? Oh sorry, I see you’re on the can there...sure yeah I’ll wait...sorry’. Etc.
She battled through in every kind of tribulation,
She revelled in adventure and imagination.
She never listened to no hater, liar,
Breaking boundaries and chasing fire.
Oh, my my! Oh my, she flies!
User avatar
Fallible
RS Donator
 
Name: Alice Pooper
Posts: 51607
Age: 48
Female

Country: Engerland na na
Canada (ca)
Print view this post

Re: CC (Canadian Catholic)

#18  Postby pelfdaddy » Jan 21, 2020 6:34 pm

I wonder if it's important for heaven to be fine-tuned for the support of angelic and celestial life...or if hell has been carefully fine-tuned for the support of damned life.

Or could God sustain sentience in those realms without having to crack open a physics textbook?
pelfdaddy
 
Posts: 1022
Age: 55
Male

United States (us)
Print view this post


Return to Nontheism

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 1 guest