CJoe's Blog (51)

The God of Abraham, Isaac and... Islam?

At one point in my life, I didn't give much thought to different details in the Bible... everyone else seemed to overlook them, so they weren't brought to my attention. I was in the middle of a Bible study one day and was reading Genesis. I absently scanned the story of Abraham and God's promise to give him a son from which many nations would be born. Well, as we all know, Abraham had some "faith" issues and took matters into his own hands; consequently, he slept with his wife's maidservant,… Continue

Added by CJoe on March 17, 2009 at 5:01pm — 4 Comments

Potential

I actually have too many blog sites scattered annonymously throughout the World Wide Web, and there's one I visit on a semi-regular basis to write about more private matters. Ya know, the "Dear Diary" moments. I had a mild epiphany when writing in it last night, so I thought I'd share and expound a little... and then tie it to something else.



Well, I'll admit. I've had this on-and-off type deal going on with this guy who, frankly, doesn't deserve even a little of my attention. I… Continue

Added by CJoe on March 13, 2009 at 10:40am — 2 Comments

...and it begins.

So, I wrote a blog... ya know, The Fallacy of Faith. I posted it to my myspace. Most of my buddies on that site are family and friends... and they're probably 90% Christian. I thought it was a daring move. I mean, I forget who my friends are. It completely went over my head that my little brother's fiance is on there. Ugh.



They're both "on fire" for God right now; all caught up in this Reformist Church or some-such-shit. Ever heard of Calvinsim? It's a branch of that. Of ALL… Continue

Added by CJoe on March 7, 2009 at 10:59pm — 5 Comments

The Fallacy of Faith

According to Merriam-Webster, deduction is defined as “the deriving of a conclusion by reasoning; specifically: inference in which the conclusion about particulars follows necessarily from general or universal premises.”



An example of deductive reasoning is as follows:



Premise 1: People cannot see in the dark.

Premise 2: It is dark in caves.

Conclusion: People can’t see in caves.



There’s no arguing about the above example. A person might say that… Continue

Added by CJoe on February 25, 2009 at 6:03pm — 3 Comments

Tradition

I'm currently reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. I'm reading it for two reasons: one, I love her. She's a genius and I want to be just like her one day!** Two, there's a $10,000 scholarship essay to be gained from reading it. So far, there's nothing remotely burdensome about reading this book and so I'll actually enjoy writing the essay.



Anyway, I just read this paragraph that struck a very deep chord in me (bold added for…

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Added by CJoe on February 13, 2009 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

Prometheus, Unchained

We’re all like Prometheus; chained by the gods to the rock of superstition and fear. Unfortunately, no one knows they’re slaves to the Zeitgeist of the era; of eras past. We are all descended from the same primitive roots of our humanity. Our beliefs about the world are shaped by our ancestors’ misunderstanding of it.



In our waking consciousness, we tried to understand the world based on our perception. We could not explain the phenomenon that caused thunder and so blamed it on a… Continue

Added by CJoe on February 12, 2009 at 6:08pm — 2 Comments

Skeptics Unite

If anyone is interested, here's a link to skepitc.com. They have some really interesting, demystifying articles and videos. You can subscribe to the e-mail newsletter or the magazine itself. This is a great way of building your arsenol of defense against superstitious fanatics!

Added by CJoe on January 23, 2009 at 10:57am — 5 Comments

My Sin

As I slip into darkness

I do not forget the chords

Which silenced the silence

And took its voice forever



As my foot leaves the path

I remember all the lessons

Which drove from my mind

My doubt of never asking



My soul is condemned but

My intentions were pure

My heart is forsaken but

All it asked for was love



All I can see is eternity

From here, all I hear

Is the song of angels

Voices laced with… Continue

Added by CJoe on January 9, 2009 at 2:20am — 6 Comments

Coming to Know My Father

I never quite fit in. I think most of us felt that way at some point in our life. Because I had been raised Christian, I was convinced it was because I was “not of this world”. For one thing, that sounded very romantic. My discontent had a source and it was Heaven… where, obviously, I belonged.



I thought this must be doubly true because I didn’t fit in with my family. They were everything I wasn’t. I had always been just a little bit more serious-minded while they were outgoing and… Continue

Added by CJoe on January 6, 2009 at 11:47am — 1 Comment

The Misconception of Doubt

I am a Skeptic. I give myself the label as proudly as one would if they were to call themselves a Saint or a Celebrity.



I doubt.



I will never stop doubting, either. Doubting has been given a rather bad rap over the course of history, but it is the stuff revolutions and emancipations are made of. Do I really need to elaborate on the ways in which doubt has been the savior of humans and humankind? Unfortunately, I think I do.



For starters, I think I shall rename… Continue

Added by CJoe on January 3, 2009 at 10:22pm — 9 Comments

The Dawning of 2009

This will be my first blog on thinkatheist... and I'm not really sure what I want to write about, only that I want to write. I'm sitting in the office of one of my best friend's father and am thinking about the past year of my life (as it is the last day OF this year).



The year began in Pueblo, Colorado. I had moved away from Nashville the previous year (the end of May 2007) and was at the early stages of my transition from Christianity to Agnosticism/Atheism. Like Sam Harris, I… Continue

Added by CJoe on December 31, 2008 at 4:59pm — 9 Comments

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