Free speech is essential for protecting one's ability in society to question beliefs and to advance social progress. Freedom of speech for the sake of freedom of speech allows people to rigidly keep…Continue
What if instead of exclusively dropping bombs in the Middle East, we dropped books? Not just any book, but books filled with dangerous ideas that challenge the revealed religion of their people. We…Continue
James has not received any gifts yet
When are you coming back for your sequel? Part one was really good! You know what they say: Sequels suck! The truth is, they usually do. But of course they would suck, without "Jesus Christ Superstar". Can you tell me at least some of the plot? I can hardly wait for the End of Days myself. I heard that you are going to raise every true believer from the dead! That would be so cool and kind of gross at the same time! Is everyone going to look their old selves or…Continue
In this world of craziness and of living contradictions one has to wonder if the plurality of our experiences will ever lead down to a path of monistic truth in the centuries to come. The “science” of our political limbs leave out our heads and evades the science of the whole organism and the ecology of human organisms. There is no one correct way to exist, but there are correct ways to peacefully coexist. Even if we are subconsciously driven by our desire to live, and our pro-social,…Continue
We are all born in ignorance and initially live by our impressions of the world around us; ones that are influenced by our sense perceptions and the ideas that are circulating in the culture we are immersed in. Our world at first is dimly lit and we exist as our thoughts, feelings, impressions, and perceptions. We could live our entire lives in this state of subjectivity, never knowing anything but this. We could live and die in this darkness.
It is the bad ideas, ones that are not…Continue
One of the most liberating ideas, which is now strongly supported by science, is that we are made up entirely of atoms and that we make up the gods. These ideas precede Christianity and are liberating because it makes revealed knowledge impossible. The only way we can build knowledge is through hard work, study, science, debates, criticism, and just plain rationality; there is no easy way. One cannot just simply sit in the desert, suffer from dehydration and see visions of "The Truth" and…Continue