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My apologies for being late to the RFRA party. I've been busy with work the past couple of weeks. At first, I was disappointed with RFRA passing in Indiana, but after seeing this article on the Church of Cannabis, I am inspired to go back to Christianity. In fact, I'm going to start my own flavor:…Continue
Many Atheists consider themselves free thinkers, independent thinkers, rational thinkers, skeptical thinkers, and so on. Take your pick. They all mean essentially the same thing as far as I'm concerned. I tend to go with Skeptic myself, so I'll use that term to be inclusive of most of the atheist/humanist views for the purposes of this blog post. Despite our inclusivity claims, the skeptical movement is still principally a Boys Club. I'd even go so far as to say a White Boys Club.
A few years ago I realized that most Christians don't even know the Ten Commandments, so in an effort to learn them myself so that I may feel the smug sense of self-importance that many Christians feel, I came up with the following mnemonic to to aid me in my studies. I hope this helps a few of you learn them as well.
1 - I am The Shit. Put no other shit before me.
2 - Don't make shit look like The Shit.
3 - Don't call other shit The Shit.
4 - Treat…Continue
A few days ago, I had a discussion with a friend who enjoys having informal debates with theists. This is not usually my thing. I find the discussions to be pedestrian on account of theists typically not understanding basic concepts of logic. Their arguments tend to get get muddled and if I can get them to understand that much, it might well be deemed a miracle by the Catholic Church and I could finally become Saint Patrick #2.
I find that inevitably the theist will fall back…Continue