I have been chatting with a person from Yemen on the internet and so looked into the history, politics religion, and geology of that ancient nation. It is an arid land and beautiful as that kind of temperature zone is in its way. One of the videos I watched gets at the heart of what I find so impossible to accept regarding Islam. Take a look and share your reactions. …Continue
The next essay in Pot Stories and Humanist Essays is “Ten Reasons Not To Believe.” A couple of them are unique and especially important as they are key ideas in my philosophy and worldview. Number One, of course, is obvious and should occur to everybody at one time or another. God knows where you’re going, heaven or hell, and if the latter, created you anyway. Think of it: a constant, torturous, hopeless state of eternal pain and suffering. No hope of ever getting out. …Continue
Added by Rich Goss on February 27, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Wolff Identifies the flaws of capitalism, the destructive influence it has on individuals, nations and international affairs. He and a group of many other people concerned about the investment in bombs and bullets instead of bridges between people. He describes the hegemony and how it works. The USA has…Continue
"Anyone who believes in that shit is an idiot. Feeble minded and stupid."
Man, that is pretty harsh an assessment of those who believe in religion, isn't it? It's even harder to hear when you don't share the same attitude towards…
I don’t know how many times I heard my father say, “It is better to be thought a fool, than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.” The first time I heard those words came while I was bragging about my Honor Roll performance in the sixth grade. I didn't know precisely what it meant, but I figured it out quickly…Continue
I just started a new website called Atheists vs. Superstition. I think the people on this site may be interested in it. You can join the forum, blog or just read the content. It does not have much in it as I just went public with it. Maybe you could add a comment to the blogs or better yet join in and add something to the forum topics or start your own topic. To see the topics that I started the forum with, or to make a comment on…Continue
Ira and George Gershwin had it right in the stage play "Porgy and Bess," which is set in an imaginary town in South Carolina. In the play, Porgy sings "I Got Plenty of Nothing." The Gershwin's got it right with that tune as The Barna…Continue
Here is a video showing what religious education and home schooling creates.
Some of you may find this very scary.
Education that emphasises Rational Critical Thinking, should be mandatory for all children.
Regardless of their parent's religion.
Don't you agree?
I just finished watching promos and the short version of the movie and realized it contains all the most common fallacies of reason.
Everythting from Strawman, False Analogy, False Dichotomy and even the Slippery Slope fallacy are so obvious in this movie.
Even the Title is a Fallacious.
The only Indoctrination about the Movie is the movie is an attempt to Indoctrinate viewers into believing that public schools are dangerous, which is indeed false.
The only thing…Continue
It is hard to imagine that the earliest Homo sapiens had such gorgeous bodies, male and female, or the warriors looked so much like our Hollywood muscle men with pretty faces. The English weren't called English in the period to which he refers ... but hey, he tells a far more compelling story than that told the in museums of the world. I wish he had told about the role of women as a more exalted position, but if he told the truth, no one would believe him. Well ... a lot of people won't…Continue
Added by Joan Denoo on February 19, 2015 at 11:31pm — No Comments
This is part 5 of a 5-part series. Please read them in the order they were posted.
I contemplate writing a book on this subject intended for the educated reader, tentatively titled “My Death, My Choice: A Secular View of Voluntary Euthanasia” in which this quantum theory will play an integral role. The book assumes that readers hold a secular humanist worldview. That is, secular in the sense that no deities, afterlives, or other supernatural notions are involved, and…Continue
Added by DAN DANA on February 18, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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Added by no0n3 on February 18, 2015 at 2:08pm — No Comments
This is part 4 of a multi-part series.
I contemplate writing a book on this subject intended for the educated reader, tentatively titled “My Death, My Choice: A Secular View of Voluntary Euthanasia” in which this quantum theory will play an integral role. The book assumes that readers hold a secular humanist worldview. That is, secular in the sense that no deities, afterlives, or other supernatural notions are involved, and humanistic in the sense that the wellbeing…Continue
I’m thinking of renaming the first essay “Cardinal Ratzinger and Chaos Theory” to
“The Story of the Moron and the Mouse”
Ever wonder why there’re no clergy listed on the National Sex Offender List? To my mind the first story gives a plausible explanation. It also tells how the cards are stacked against the poor and working class. In 1964, W. Bush was admitted to Yale with inferior grades as a “legacy student.” As you know, I’m not religious, but this…Continue
Added by Rich Goss on February 17, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
I just listened to the story about the Milwaukee Police Department under Chief Ed Flynn that aired on This American Life. There was a shocking disconnection from the supposed idealism of Flynn to the horrible incidents of brutality perpetrated by his police. There were illegal cavity searches performed in public to humiliate and degrade black men. Imagine some man feeling he has the authority to sexually violate you and you have no recourse? No way to way what is…Continue
Added by kenyatta yamel on February 16, 2015 at 7:46pm — No Comments
This is part 3 of a multi-part series.
I contemplate writing a book on this subject intended for the educated reader, tentatively titled “My Death, My Choice: A Secular View of Voluntary Euthanasia” in which this quantum theory will play an integral role. The book assumes that readers hold a secular humanist worldview. That is, secular in the sense that no deities, afterlives, or other supernatural notions are involved, and humanistic in the sense that the wellbeing of human…Continue
Added by DAN DANA on February 16, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
This is probably not the right place for this, but some may find it of interest.
Jesus and Muhammad 2015
The camel was cranky, but then what camel isn’t? As it plodded on through the hot sand Muhammad swayed with the rolling gait of the camel and it felt familiar and good. He wondered why the Celestial High Council (CHC) had summoned him to this meeting. He was quite busy with the awaking of religious concepts in a developing reptilian species on a planet in a…Continue
I found this a very amusing debate.
Quite humorous comments from both sides.
But, the well was already poisoned by Michael Shermer before Lennox started his preconceived spiel.
Lennox made every mistake Shermer already gave an answer to in his first argument.
Lennox continually used the following fallacies:
"It is not possible to:" (An argument from ignorance, is following and a Dunning-Kruger effect ( "I Know") bit of nonsense is…Continue
My fellow Americans,
Tonight I speak from the heart. My words are not ghostwritten or focus group tested. This is what I, as leader of the free world, truly believe.
Let me talk about the real nature of terrorism (the kind that most affects us, since many different terrorist groups wreak havoc around the world). And let me call the enemy by its real name.
Violent Muslim attacks on Western countries -- and let's face it, they ARE Muslim, and I apologize for my verbal…Continue