Reducing Religion Dream Act 2018

The IRS, the FDA, and the APA, are taking what it calls a “historic first step” toward eliminating religions’ addictive properties and concerns of mental health longevity by seeking comments on the impact of lowering non provable belief levels, how lowering of these levels might be accomplished, and whether doing so might have unintended consequences. Non-Profit status of churches and the ongoing mental health threats have forced the IRS and the FDA to combine efforts with the APA in combatting addictive, propagandized religious benefits.

The agencies said that they would eventually propose faith reduction as part of a comprehensive overhaul regulating religions’ unfounded claims. Today’s announcement came in the form of an advance notice of proposed rule making — essentially, a document designed to elicit comments and show what direction the agencies might take if it were to require higher provability levels, and setting a “burden of proof” standard of passed-on and written information. Given the combination of toxicity, divisiveness, addictiveness, prevalence, and the effects on nonusers, religions are in the category of damaging belief that causes the greatest of public health harm,” said James Zell, Director of the APA.

“Religion is the only legal entity that when used as intended will reduce the intelligence and mental wellness of the lives of all long-term members prematurely,” he said, adding, “We’ve known for decades that religion is highly engineered and designed to get users addicted, and euphoria at these levels are regulated in every other industry”. The FDA said it envisions “the potential circumstance where piety levels in faith do not spur or sustain addiction for potential converts. This could give addicted believers the choice and ability to quit faith more easily, and it could help to prevent experimenters (mainly youth) from initiating regular attendance and becoming regular attendees.”

Agenda as follows:

1. Harmful short and long term effects of early indoctrination.

2. Mental illness stemming from guilt, peer pressures, and counter-intuitive learning.

3. Contradictory learning. How giving the obviousness of credulity stunts academic reasoning.

4. How resources and time could be focused on actual fact-based scholarship.

5. Recommendations on faith based non factual learning materials. Fiction/Nonfiction advisory labels and age restriction guidelines.

6. Possible taxes or fines to be levied against churches for compensation to deconverts to assist in recovery efforts and long term psychological therapy.

in a joint meeting next Friday, leaders from all three camps will implement an emergency discussion called “cessation session” to create formal documents to present to Congress. (Hey I can dream, Right?)

TCA Newsflash 3-16-2018

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TheCommonAtheist

Author: jim-

One minute info blogs breaking the faith trap.

55 thoughts on “Reducing Religion Dream Act 2018”

  1. I would totally be in support of this but admittedly this is also an infringement of constitutional rights.

    Most politicians are Christian (or at least they say they are) so I’d have to agree that it wouldn’t make it to the floor. But it’s great that this is being discussed and viewed as a mental illness.

    I’m going to reboot this if you don’t mind.

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    1. Boot away. Thanks for stopping by. Many deconverts continue to struggle. I have been lucky and can laugh it off, but many are scarred deeply.

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  2. While sound, your proposal would take too long and cost too much. I proffer a much more effective alternative.

    H.J.Res.666 – To designate March 16, 2018, as “Judgement Day, U.S.A.”.

    Whereas these ethical values and principles have been the bedrock of society from the dawn of civilization, when they were known as the Ten Commandments;

    Whereas without these ethical values and principles the edifice of civilization stands in serious peril of returning to chaos;

    Whereas society is profoundly concerned with the recent weakening of these principles that has resulted in crises that beleaguer and threaten the fabric of civilized society;

    Whereas the justified preoccupation with these crises must not let the citizens of this Nation lose sight of their responsibility to transmit these historical ethical values from our distinguished past to the generations of the future; and

    Whereas this will be reflected in all legal statutes signed by the President of the United States and other heads of state;

    Now, therefore, be it:

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that this 16th day of March, 2018, be designated as `Judgement Day, U.S.A.’ and that all punishments prescribed for violating said values — i.e., death by stoning — be meted out promptly and efficiently henceforth .

    The President is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe such
    day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

    Speaker of the House of Representatives, Vice President of the United States, and President of the Senate.

    (Source of inspiration: https://www.congress.gov/bill/102nd-congress/house-joint-resolution/104/text)

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    1. That would eliminate all the politicos overnight. Nice Ron as usual. That gives is two alternatives. If we see a third we’ll have to put it up for a vote. Door number….

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      1. Yes. I don’t think many Christians understand the logical ramifications of instituting their precious Ten Commandments as the law of the land. I mean, what good are the laws if they aren’t enforced — right?

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    1. No religion would be fine. Roses would still have thorns, but ambiguity sales would plummet. Just curious what all the preachers would do for work. Maybe the government could bail them out because they’re too big to fail?

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      1. Who knows? I think all belief systems will be banned in the far future. This seemingly good idea will have a flip side. Human diversity and creativity is a good thing. Of course you can say that religion inhibits that, yet it stems from abstract and creative thinking originally. Furthermore, confirmation bias is linked to humans in general. Peer review does not necessarily prevent the God complex. https://www.ted.com/talks/tim_harford

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        1. I would imagine if the big 5 religions were regulated that about half the people would make up their own. Then we’d be back at the beginning again in a never ending, poorly sung round. Thanks for the comment. Good insight as always.

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    1. Well here in the west the ignorance of Hinduism and Buddhism keeps us focused on the abrahamic religions mostly. Polytheism doesn’t seem to have the same atrocious monopoly that monos do. What do you think? Does this reflect the Hindu religion?

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      1. Doesn’t really reflect Hinduism but along with religion comes mandatory superstitions and I’m against that. Whatever action that puts people in better place should be carried out even by force. We’ll get used to it eventually just like we’re used to religion.

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  3. Very, very clever!
    It does well to remind ourselves that not too long ago certain Medical Professionals went on record talking about some of the positive effects of tobacco, so let’s not be too hasty to dismiss this humorous piece; as is so often the case, truth is stranger than fiction.

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    1. You are very astute. I got this idea from a tobacco article. I could have just replaced the words tobacco with religion and pasted it, but I did a rewrite. You are sharp brotha!

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      1. It did not click that you might have plagiarized (sic) your source material …. 🙂
        Shame on you … evil sinner. But well done, all the same.

        It may have been an old copy of Life or something similar that I once saw an ad showing a bloke in a white coat and a stethoscope around his neck with a box of Chesterfield(?) on his desk and a lit cigarette in an ashtray.
        Later, I came across an article of how the medical profession were in some ways complicit in promoting lung cancer.
        Crazy times.
        Religions and those who promote its supposed benefits are, as you point out, complicit in various forms of poor mental health, and we should include physical abuse as well.

        Hit them in their wallets. Tax the bastards to the hilt!

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        1. Verifying one point of doctrine using an approved method might be nice. According to Pink, I have not approached one of the seven deadly sins today. Mi conciencia es claro

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            1. Quite. And I find that, in the clinch having the missus call out, ”Oh, unverified supernatural entity of the Christian persuasion! ” just doesn’t have the same romantic ring to it.

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          1. It’s amazing how nonchalantly tobacco companies promoted slow death via appeals to medical authority. And they also failed to mention that those doctors chose Camels because they’d been bombarded with free product samples the month the survey was taken.

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            1. Exactly. As some wise old man once wrote:

              “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.”

              But I think he was somewhat of a pessimist. I hold to the opinion we’ll one day evolve to the point where reason overrides our baser impulses.

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            2. Probably to kill boredom. Plus soldiers don’t anticipate living long enough to worry about developing smoking-related illnesses.

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            3. All these health hazards, smoking and religion, are only credible to those that don’t use it. This really ties together well doesn’t it? Ha!

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            4. Yes. The similarities are striking. Both promise peace and comfort, yet stimulate irrational dependencies that ultimately ruin your health, wealth and emotional stability.

              Fortunately, smoking is now considered anti-social behavior and no longer tolerated in public spaces across most of North America. And by the looks of it, unsolicited religious proselytizations will one day merit similar opprobrium.

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  4. We can dream… I love the idea of compensation for the harmful mental side effects, hell I love all of it. We should implement this course of action right away. Just as soon as we clean out the WH of the vermin in residence.

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      1. Yes, I read it. Or tried to. His approach gets more abstract with each post. He will be bamboozling himself soon, if he hasn’t already.
        If Aquinas nailed it then it must be right, yeah? Of course! Before long he will be thinking about castration because Origen supposedly did this.

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        1. Augustine is my favorite “lead us not into temptation” but not today! Quoting the fathers has proved the millennia of ambiguity. They couldn’t put into words what they supposedly knew, and were supposed to decipher which points to agree on. It will never end.

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          1. And wasn’t it Augustine who was responsible for inventing/ fleshing out the Doctrine of Original Sin after screwing up the passage in Romans. Didn’t the daft old sod refuse to learn Hebrew?
            Reinterpret the Hebrew Bible ‘cos the Jews obviously got it wrong!

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            1. The problem is, that once such diatribe has been uttered or written down there are always those that will accept it as truth.

              Have you ever seen YEC text books for kids that feature pictures of tame dinosaurs?
              Mind blowing.

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            2. Yes. And now soft tissue fossilized DNA. I guess the earth is really young. I can’t figure out why all these geologists keep planting fossils up on mountain behind our house. Tricksters.

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