Jewish Philosopher is a blog by Jacob Stein that’s invaluable both for humour and as a reminder about the perniciousness of extreme religiosity. Because it’s about Judaism it also provides an opportunity for many people in Christian-dominated countries to see a fundamentalism from the outside, in a form they haven’t been desensitised to.
Most of Stein’s posts are so ludicrous that you get the feeling he must be a Poe. And yet from having read the blog extensively and from my own knowledge of Orthodox Judaism, I am very confident that he is for real. This is some of what he believes.
JewishPhilosopher on how Source Code proves dualism:
No one would make a movie about an iPad waking up in a PC; it makes no sense. The iPad and PC are different machines and each is what it is.
This shows that we intuitively see ourselves as inhabiting our bodies but we don’t identify ourselves by it. Therefore it is at least conceivable that “we” could “wake up” in a different body. We don’t identify ourselves with our bodies but rather we are an incorporeal essence which could conceivably move to another body.
In other words: We are not merely a bag of chemicals produced by mindless natural forces. We have a soul.
JewishPhilosopher on atheism:
Atheism is a popular modern religion.
Founder: Charles Darwin.
Sacred text: Origin of Species.
Core beliefs: There is no Biblical God and evolution created us. Evolution is different from God in that it has no intelligence, therefore it demands nothing.
Basic proof: The fossils prove the Torah is false and evolution is true.
Debunked: In this post and this post.
Pope: Richard Dawkins
Bishops: Secular professors.
Cathedrals: Secular universities which teach evolution as fact and God as fiction.
Priests: Secular public school teachers.
Churches: Secular public schools which teach evolution.
Common rituals: Psychological therapy, supporting liberal politics, substance abuse, promiscuity, meditation.
JewishPhilosopher proves atheists are lying:
Proof #2: Atheists do not advocate global warming.
According to atheism, microbes developed into people through the process of evolution. Mass extinctions have accelerated evolution in the past. Global warming is now causing a mass extinction. Global warming should therefore be a positive thing in the long run which should be encouraged.
However no atheist suggests this because no atheist sincerely believes in evolution.