Many of the Christians I have regular contact with are moral despite their belief in their Bible. They praise their god and tell me that the instructions for performing forced abortions, all the killings, and the rejection of homosexuals are things of the past that have nothing to do with good Christians of today. It's like these Christians recognize those parts of their Holy Bible that are incompatible with morality and label those parts as "just misinterpreted" or "from another time". They…Continue
Being treated as if I believe in nothing and considered immoral because I’m an atheist is frustrating, but it really shows me who’s paying attention, who’s arrogant, and who’s clueless about reality.
Piers Anthony wrote about a kind of atheist in “On A Pale Horse,” completely misrepresenting atheism if his logic were applied to the real world, though it made sense in his fictional world of magic and magical beings. I think this is a common mistake people make about atheism and…
Generally speaking, we're all ignorant of one or more topic. Discourse, research, and cosmopolitan gossip are sure fire ways of educating ourselves. But lately, and it may be just me noticing it more, people have been watching too much F0X News, associating with Tea Party members, and listening to devout Ron Paul disciples. They purposefully omit facts with pull verbal stunts reminiscent of Pascal's Wager, as if there are only two possible answers to all questions.
I'm geeking out over a little bit of science I recently learned:
The 3 color sensitive cell types in our eyes allow us to see Red, Green, and Blue color wavelengths, mixing and matching to give us the rainbow. But there's a flaw in our ability to detect what we perceive as opposing colors such as Red and Green. To our eyes, mixing red and green pigments gives us grey, not the color Red-Green. Our eyes cannot see red-green as a color. Dogs have a 2 color system, meaning they still see…Continue
I was on the fence about some of the arguments over bleeding heart verses fiscal conservation, until I gave it some thought about what conditions would be like without enough health care. I think I scared myself.
Health care being a right or a privilege seems to be asking the wrong question. If you really think you live on an island that has no disease you’re delusional. Poor health in just 1 individual can lead to a few concerned individuals attempting to care for the ill,…
It apparently upsets some folk when you post your status to the likes of...
"Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who did not pray for me."
The response I got was a public lashing by a family member, my aunt. She implied I was a whore. It was a very tacky move on her part, but for some possibly irrational reason I don't mind as much as I think I should.
My facebook profile prompted a few family members to praise Jesus and God, witness before me, and request that I give their god another chance, because He doesn't make mistakes.
My aunt pulled the Pascal's Wager card. To which I replied with ...
As far as God is concerned, your odds to be saved don't add up. If the Hindu gods are the correct path then we're all screwed. If the Buddha is correct, then we're all screwed. If Allah is the one true god, then the price will…Continue
I opened up to my cousin (I haven't seen in 30 years) with a lengthy post about about my life since we last met. Among other things, I explained the process of my rejecting religion, mentioned the negativity of the Bible, the traumatizing effect it had on my early life, and the sense of relief I felt once I realized it was all a bunch of crap.
Her response to me was unexpected, as she's apparently a Christian that has rejected the Holy Bible, and she explained it like…Continue