“It is terrible to speak well and be wrong.”
“Here comes the orator, with his flood of words and his drop of reason.”
- Ben Franklin
Preface: On the surrealness of the Trump candidacy
The Trump candidacy is giving me a creepy reality-warping experience. Some portion of my brain, the business-as-usual, pattern-seeking lobe, believes that a typical Presidential…Continue
America, we have to stop the double standard being applied to Christianity. Just like in Islam, and even within Hinduism, you have your extremists. Still many Christians beg me not to judge the entirety of their religion, yet turn right around and…Continue
We’ve all heard about the alibi buddy. He’s that gay guy whose best friends with the man telling you he’s against gay rights. He’s also the black guy who hangs out with the fellow bashing African-Americans. He’s the Muslim who totally agrees with all of someone’s generalizations about Muslims, Arabs, and even Sikhs, cause…Continue
I found this quote on a discussion thread. Does anybody know the source?
"Religion, of course, does make some men better, and perhaps even many men. There can be no doubt of it. But making them better by filling their poor heads with grotesque nonsense is an irrational and wasteful process, and the harm it does greatly outweighs the good. If men could be made better—or even only happier—by teaching them that two and two make five there would be plenty of fools to advocate that method,…Continue
A popular question in this little town is "Do you believe in God?" (Might be interesting to research how and why the question became so popular in this little Mississippi town....might be interesting to contrast the history of heinous violence and injustice that have figured so prominently in the state's history with the implications of the question "Do you believe in God?"...)
Anyway, I mention it because the sermon yesterday at the Lutheran church where I…
Hey girl, you’ll drive me to ruin…
Zeppelin seemed oddly appropriate listening for tonight while I was reading more and more articles revealing well-known celebrity men being revealed on the discreet cheating site known as Ashley Madison. A large majority of the men being outed are Christian, have families, and a few have already had major headline backlash…Continue
When people believe in things beyond their senses reason leaves the safety zone of reality and goes off into areas it’s no way equipped to deal with. They go beyond a point where rational thought ends and imaginative dreaming takes over, and while there is no circumstance where this can be trusted to supply the mind with viable information, yet they believe this to be the very domain of the mind where truth is to be found, and the very opposite from which any rational consideration should…Continue
I'm new to the whole social networking idea, not being a thing that I ever thought I wanted to do.
This could be because I prefer to actually meet people and get to know them, or it could be because I've noticed a lot of folks tend to exaggerate, things, a lot. The internet being a medium where exaggerations can be overlooked, I have found it better to not participate.
However, as I have been disillusioned about the veracity of religion,…Continue
The past week The Mirror has been circulating a story that ISIS wants to rename the planet Pluto as the “Moon of Mohammed”. Why, pray tell, would one want to not just relegate a planet to moon status, but also name it after a god?
Because, well, I can’t say why the hell these idiots wanted to change its classification to a moon, but as far as the name?…Continue
I just placed "Pot Stories" on Amazon's KDP program, meaning you can download it free. There's so much fun and information in there it blows my mind. In the various and sundry essays the eBook answers questions like:
How come there are no priests listed on the National List of Sex Offenders?
Why will humans hand over the dominance of the planet to the cybernetic mind?
From Barbara Walker: At funerals why is it unacceptable to criticize and disparage the reputation of the…Continue
People become atheists for all sorts of reasons, but one of the more commonly cited reasons is that atheism is a rational and reasonable position to take based on the lack of evidence for the existence of any sort of god. However, it is not uncommon for religious believers to argue that atheism is somehow based on faith and is inherently irrational, presumably more so than standard religious beliefs. A recent example of an attempt to argue for the irrationality of atheism can be seen in…
Jesus take the wheel.
Jesus is Lord!
Y’all need Jesus!
Jesus on stationery.
Jesus on itty bitty gold crosses dangling from your mom’s neck.
Jesus on billboards.
Throughout human history from the time of the cave drawings of stone-age art to the theistic religions of today men have always claimed knowledge of a spiritual realm. Everywhere people have settled contact has been made by the chosen few with the world beyond the senses, with each and every connection being different only in cultural aspects. Consequently there’s no such thing as a hierarchy of religious authority; the pope in Rome is equally as deluded as a witch-…Continue
The Merriam Webster dictionary defines the word "holy" as exalted or worthy of complete devotion
as one perfect in goodness and righteousness. Divine. Devoted to the deity or the work of the deity.
Having a divine quality. Venerated as or as if sacred.
Since there is no such thing as a deity, what is really "holy"? The word can be used as an intensive such
as "holy terror "or as a mild…Continue
Add one and one and the result is two. This is true regardless of what is being added or what mathematic base one and one are being added in, with the necessary exception of Base 2. Even then, 10-Base2 has the same value as 2 in any other system of counting. There is only one right answer.
Apply a one-volt signal to a one-kilohm resistor and one milliampere of current will flow through that circuit. Any variance from that result will be the product of inaccuracies in the…
What lead me down the road to becoming a non-believer has also been the very same thing that has lead me to debunk other beliefs I have had. I used to be suspicious of vaccines; I’ve even refused to take the anthrax shot while I was deployed, which was a stupid move on my part. I even use to be anti-GMO and a believer in the Ancient Aliens show.
All those beliefs came…Continue
The Atheist Crowd is growing with young Non-Believers - 27 Jul 15
I have told you about our atheist meeting on the weekend. We truly had a great time together and I enjoyed exchanging thoughts and views with…Continue