All that is mine I carry with me
I am a minimalist. In every sense of the word, it is my philosophy on life. I've only recently found it, just as I've only recently found Atheism. Really when you think about it, I've only been an Atheist for just under 3 years, but prior to that I spent my entire young adult…Continue
It is typically intriguing of Justin Bieber to choose cosmology for his first foray into scientific debunking, when many feel he could…Continue
My mom is genuinely bewildered that I would "choose" to be atheist. I remember when I was a believer just pitying atheists, because they didn't "know the lord" as I did. It was an egocentric thinking error to assume that the atheist hadn't experienced what I had. In truth, I had never experienced the myriad joys of being a free thinker. Here's my article: Why would you want…Continue
It's been a while since I last blogged. I stepped out of the atheist forums because - wow - the drama and infighting got to be too much. I think it's all cooled down a bit (or maybe I'm just too out of touch haha). Plus, after being an atheist for seven years, atheism is just a passive part of me and I don't think about it much. I got through all the stages of deconversion. There are some lingering issues caused by a life of indoctrination, but none that debilitate me or even concern me at…Continue
I found this program to be accurate in its description of our society today and it explains why we think the way we do in first world nations and why we are doomed to fail if we do not change the way we live we must change to a resource based economy for mankind to survive thank you for your time and please do watch this program.
So I went to pick up my 6 year old son from school today....
When I got into the gym, all of the kids were sitting in a circle as their "group time." My son usually is glad to see me and runs towards me regardless of the topic or what he is doing when I come to pick him up. Today he didn't. All of the kids had their hands raised and were eager to ask questions.
I sat down and listened to the discussion. The YMCA instructor called on my son, and the questions he asked was, "Did…Continue
In 2012 I joined thank atheist, at the time life was going good and then I lost my job too cheap foreign labor, like six out of 10 plant workers in North Carolina. Anyway I could not find a job and ended up losing our pontoon, Jeep, two cars, my motorcycle, almost lost our home and had to file Chapter 7. Finally after a year of struggling waiting for our youngest to graduate high school, at last my wife and I were free to become a husband and wife truck driving team and now we are on our way…Continue
I think it's more fruitful to consider consciousness and empathy (among other things) as scalar and variable, not as a binary all or nothing. So we can include observations and study of variations of consciousness and Empathy of animals, one's lifespan (e.g. from womb to tomb), or even daily variations (e.g. mind-altered by sickness or drugs, sleep vs wake vs trance, and so on).
Consciousness "with" empathy has ambiguity; is consciousness merely affected by empathy, or perhaps not…Continue
This video explains it all.
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I got my first purity ring on my own, when I was still a Christian, in 2010. I understood the basics of the pledge involved---no sex before marriage, basically. I didn't take any classes, as I was away from both home a church to call home at the time, but I still wanted a purity ring. So one Farmer's Market outing later, I found a ring that was perfect---a plain band with a design on it (I later figured out that it was of elephants following each other). I printed out a Purity Pledge, and…Continue
Two years almost to the day! I thought I'd drop by, do some house cleaning, add some photos and an RSS feed to my magnificent music journal, and bring the freethinking world up to speed!
The short of it -
The Lair has been retired and I now command The Manor. (See the album for a few shots.)
I'm working as a music journalist and app developer in Buffalo, NY and having the time of my life!
Oh yes, and I'm to be wed to a beautiful author, gamer,…
FINALLY as the dominoes started falling one after another...now a state can no longer claim that their religious based or homophobia based prejudice trumps the…Continue
Yesterday I told my husband he does not look at both sides of issues. He gives money to a group that "helps Christians who have been hurt by other people". He gets requests for money for Christian Martyrs all over the World. I told him there are Christians killing others, recently in Africa. Our news seems to never cover it if Christians are doing the looting and killing. He told me they "are not true Christians". I told him "the KKK say they are true Christians." Some White…Continue
|Rachel Dolezal, the white-black woman, is rather interesting. When I was young, people had to be gay to be that interesting. Now when someone comes out as…|
As I've said in a previous blog post, I have yet to come out to my parents as atheist. That being said, that setting on Facebook has been set to "Atheist" from "Christian" for quite a while. Of course, the change is hidden from my family lists, but it's visible to everyone else. Now, this is not going to be a post about my feeling entitled for personal catering when it comes to what I see on my Wall or anything, but sometimes, things just get a bit frustrating.
I still have several…Continue
I haven't called myself a true Christian for a long while. In fact, it shouldn't have been surprising to me when watching an online documentary, that I was no longer of the Christian mindset. However, I was proved wrong today.
There are YouTube sprees that begin with cute kittens and end with tear-worthy proposal videos, and then there is the internet-wide search that I underwent. I got it in my head, and I'm unsure as to how it started, but I started browsing for any literature or…Continue
For a confidence trickster to try to implement a foolproof scam, it becomes important that the victim has no idea that he has been set up to be swindled. The individual confidence man, more commonly known as a con-artist, is at a disadvantage as there is always an element of risk that he may stumble and become exposed for what he is. Once the victim realises that he has been taken in, he turns against the confidence man, and he will refuse to play the game again. He will…Continue