Shabaka Tecumseh's Blog – March 2012 Archive (2)

What is Spirit to an Atheist?

 

 

It has become obvious to me that when Atheist speak, “reason” is paramount to any conversation.  In fact, I just attended the “Reason Rally.”  Reason, it appears, is the lifeblood of the Atheist movement.  But what is Spirit?  Where does or does it fit into the hierarchy of Atheist thought?  Plato and later Aristotle, whom I believed “formalized” the European cultural essence, viewed “reason” as the higher function of man/woman, while appetite (emotion) was more “base.”…

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Added by Shabaka Tecumseh on March 28, 2012 at 4:47pm — 1 Comment

Are Atheist Elitist?

My interactions with some Atheist has lead me to believe that many put more emphasis on showing how "smart" they are instead of being "smart."  I can see why Christians and other "Theist" who haven't figured out that superstition ain't the way, get turned off by "uppity" folk who seem to talk down to them because their reference is usually a 2000 year old book filled with contradictions.  The Atheist I know, especially many of the white ones, are trapped into a techno intellectual mode that…

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Added by Shabaka Tecumseh on March 26, 2012 at 6:51am — 69 Comments

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