Ronald Pyatt's Blog – December 2011 Archive (4)

con artists and BS in grade schools

Why are we not taught how to recognize con artists while in school?
Would it have anything to do with the goal to keep critical thinking out of the class room?
Is there a connection, or is it my conspiratorial imagination running away with me?
What would a class on BS recognition look like?

Added by Ronald Pyatt on December 18, 2011 at 6:41pm — 1 Comment

Belief bullies

Being a vocal atheist appears to stir the pot a little. Although, it’s been tense and heated, I’ve been turning this around in my head as a more positive experience. It seems worth it, because a relative just came out to himself about the nature of his beliefs in a private discussion with me, prompted by an exchange between me and my aunt, a recent public airing of religious family drama. He’s not a christian anymore, and I’m getting the…

Added by Ronald Pyatt on December 10, 2011 at 2:13am — 1 Comment

Thanks for not praying for me

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.

Added by Ronald Pyatt on December 8, 2011 at 12:55am — 3 Comments

Don't Push?

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…


Added by Ronald Pyatt on December 4, 2011 at 5:32pm — 4 Comments

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