Driving 360 miles with a lousy cold isn’t ordinarily my idea of fun, but this was the Reason Rally, and those don’t happen every day. So I added zinc and Hall’s Mentholyptus to my overnight bag and set off a touch after 8 AM Friday. Turns out the drive was pretty easy, and I got in around 2:30. There wasn’t a lot going on at the time, and I wanted to decompress after the drive, so there wasn’t much to do other than collapse! I DO want to note, however, that one thoughtful provision had been…Continue
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Here is a somewhat cheeky reply to another Creatard.
This one, like another Jewish Creatard, had been attacking me on Prager University's FB page, as I've been picking on their fallacious lessons that they think as educational.
But, they are merely continuing the old 'god of the gaps' out-dated nonsense.…Continue
Secular Humanism (Secular = Atheistic; Humanism = Concern for Human welfare) does not believe in the Soul, afterlife, karma, reincarnation, heaven or gods and most of all does not believe that man’s mission on earth is to have an implicit & unquestioning faith in gods and to keep praising & glorifying them.
"A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything" -- Friedrich Nietzsche.
But debating about the existence or non-existence of…Continue
It finally drove me to writing. I was going to say drink, but it’s before 8 am here, although I have been known to have an occasional rum for medicinal purposes. I’m here because I was cleaning out the email that managed to escape my blocker and became infuriated by something that has irked me for…Continue
I live in India, the land of many Gods. You can't escape them here, however you may try. As an atheist, I enjoyed a clear understanding of stuff happening around me and also saw the lunacy of religious fanatics. So, I had decided to spread that no-nonsense understanding to any kids I have, or maybe to my young nephew for now. So, whenever I see someone trying to lead him astray, I nip those efforts in the bud. Here are some of my attempts to do that :-
1) One God on a TV serial sucks…Continue
New leads have been found in archaeological sites situated in Rakhigarhi, Haryana.
I live in what might euphemistically be called an "economically disadvantaged" neighborhood. It has several good points, such as a fantastically short commute to work; being near 3 hospitals and a bus route, and mostly nice neighbors. We've lived there for 10 years now. In that time, we've had one rock thrown through our car windshield, another through our living room window; we've been burglarized once and…Continue
I do understand your perspective, and I have had this discussion with others of various faiths before. And I have made some observations. Perhaps you can tell me whether you think the conclusions I have come to are valid.
First, it seems that while it is not always the case, it is nevertheless often true that small, local communities are echo chambers of like-minded belief.
I think people tend to believe whatever they were raised with. If…
Some updates on my literary musings as of late!
I wrote Swinish Herds and Pastafarians: Comedy as an Ideological Weapon for a classics publication titled eidolon. I also wrote A Materialist Conception of Identity based on habituation, and a couple of messages in…Continue
We are all born as atheist and are born free. I could not stand being confined to the wills and desires of my parents or anyone else for that matter. I exist as an individual and I thrive only when my rights as an individual are respected. While I am part of a group, I am first and foremost an individual that interacts with numerous other individuals. My individuality doesn't magically disappear because of an associated group or the culture I was raised in. I have the same rights regardless.…Continue
Anything can be a belief. A person can believe that the sun orbits the earth or that trolls live under bridges. One can believe that a bearded man in a red suit flies from the North Pole and in one night out of the year gifts all the good children of the world with presents. Alchemists once were convinced of the possibility of turning lead into gold. The vast set of the believable also includes the idea that there was once a reserve of oil which was only supposed to last a day, yet it lasted…Continue
Growing up during the Jim Crow era introduced many to the virulent racism of the South. Negroes were not allowed to use the same bathrooms as whites. Now with the hysteria transgender bathroom use sweeping through the country it is not difficult to draw a parallel with blacks being banned from…Continue
(The sign on the right is in a Kroger grocery store in Texas. It has been…Continue
A friend of mine (I'll call him D.B) is a high school student at a public school in Florida. He's a believing Christian. In a recent conversation he aggressively asserted that he no longer believed evolution was valid having been persuaded by his teacher. He badly summarized the worksheets that persuaded him. The worksheets were given by his biology teacher to the students. I asked him to send me a few photographs. This is what he sent me. …Continue
“Faith is no reason.” That was the winning entry in the Center for Inquiry’s 2009 Blasphemy Contest and it’s been the headline to my Atheist Nexus profile page since I joined here. I think that faith and reason are antithetical qualities; they have nothing to do with each other and are effectively mutually exclusive by their very nature. Upon recent reflection, I realized that there are other positive qualities which are at odds with faith and which show it to be the false value which it is.…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
I am working on building a school in Kahendero which will serve educating young children aged between 3 years to 8 years.
At this site there is also a small clinic built with funds from a generous person and will be named Jane Shrimpton Clinic which is aimed to serve the medical needs of the children going to this school plus attending to the local people in the Kahendero Fishing village area.…Continue
I ran across this post on Facebook from Ben Andrews on May 6, 2016. It offers a good, solid response to those who want proof there is no god!
"Proof there is no god?
"How often have we encountered the Theists, when you ask for proof that god exists demanding that you 'prove' that God does not exist, and then get in a discussion who has the burden of proof instead of answering the question…