Atheists can’t provide a sound basis for their morality.
…it’s the kinder gentler version of “atheists can’t be moral,” which is a common theme among Christian apologists. To be sure, some folks go back and forth between the two messages, but at least some apologists do seem to keep a clear distinction between the claim that atheists cannot be moral and the claim that whatever morals we may have, we simply cannot justify them in rational terms.
Friends, I have heard a strong rumor that they have found god. He is the prime mover that created everything and that also includes us. His name is Gotchanow and he admits he was the first cause. There are some strange things here, however.
* We are born, we live, and we die.
* Absolutely nobody is wailing and covered with ashes and sack cloth.
* This god makes no promises and has never tried to contact us. We found him.
* He isn't healing anybody…Continue
There seems to have been a lot of jabber in parts of the atheist community these days about SJWs, also known as Social Justice Warriors, and the supposedly negative impact these people have had on the atheist movement. Argument about this business has gone up and down the internet, from YouTube to Patheos.com and back. The two sides of this foofaraw seem to be split mostly around feminism’s seeming inclusion into the warp and woof of some atheist discussions and issues deriving from that…Continue
Sreeni: Prof. Kumar, one of my religious friends asked me about the real benefit of an Atheistic & Secular outlook. All I could think of and say was this: “The journey toward Atheism is a quest for the truth, truth which can be empirically tested and for which you can gather evidence, however distressing & frightening the truth might be. It could be the discovery that we humans are all alone, there are no souls, no afterlife & no god(s) to help us”.
Me: That is correct.…Continue
Last week, a former coworker sent me a text that one of my colleagues had died at a young age. It wasn't a complete surprise, as I had heard rumers of a rare, incurable, and rapidly progressing cancer.
This knowledge led me to ponder my relationship with the departed. I had worked with her for many years, and in fact had tried to help with workplace challenges, by mentoring about specific issues and practices, and advising about how to manage a difficult career. Over time,…Continue
Trump Macho Infection
Trump rises to power by tapping into the reptilian brain of humans. He is a con-man who recognizes a patsy when he sees one.
Trump pretends to be masculine in ways that remind me of Benito al when I was a child. Both behave with attitudes of entitlement, arrogance, selfishness, egocentricity, overbearing, pompous, and cruel. They believe in Social Darwinism…Continue
Finding foods that Cary likes that can be cooked to a mushy stage and put through a blender and seived has been harder to find than I thought it would be. Yesterday, I had success. I made chicken stock using a big package of *chicken wings, simmered it until it was reduced by half, used that stock to cook the tips of asparagus, sieved it and put it in a glass Mason jar, labelled it, put it in the refrigerator after offering it to Cary while it was hot. He rejected it with vigor! Sometime in…Continue
Purpose no. 1.
Most common purpose of prayer is to ask God to do things – fulfill requests, grant favours, and generally use his supernatural powers to act on behalf of the petitioner.
Simple logic shows that any prayer that asks God for anything is pointless. Is prayer going to bring to God’s attention a need of which he was not previously aware ? Is it going to convince him to do…Continue
Another batch of tests today, more scheduled, and the diagnosis made. Various people conducting the treatment plan will do all they can to make him comfortable. Cancer starts in his esophagus, moved into the lymph glands and lungs. Surgery is out. It has not been decided yet if he will have chemo and radiation.
The good news is Cancer Care Northwest provides Cary with the greatest group of people, from physicians, technicians, nurses, support staff. They all have positive attitudes.…Continue
Menus for easy swallowing is a new challenge and one I am not well equipped from experience to meet.
The reality is, I explore options and need some brainstorming partners. Remember when I had cancer, and so many of you were on my Cancer Team, encouraging, advising, teaching me how to proceed? Now I ask for a Foods To Nourish Cary Team.
beef, chicken, or fish stock;
mashed potatoes cooked in homemade…Continue
I followed Cary around. First I worked at the boys' ranches after his release. The Community Colleges needed someone to teach at the prison, which I did after Cary left; I taught Life Skills to men who had been in prison for long periods and were about to return to the public life. They had to learn how to get a job, manage money, control anger, communication skills, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills. Many had wives and children "on the outside" and my task was to help them…Continue
Cary, my son who was a real handful from the moment we picked him up from Deaconess Hospital in Spokane when the nurses put me in a wheelchair with Cary in my arms, and we went to the door. The nurse said all babies ride in the arms of their adopted mothers so no one can know the baby is adopted. We waited for six months for his birth. We didn't meet his birth mother; however, we knew she was just a kid, 17 or 18 years old. His birth father was an airman at Fairchild Airforce Base near…Continue
It's August and I'd be willing to bet my last dollar that by the time voting begins in November the media will say the…Continue
Google advertising has policies against "advertiser unfriendly" videos on YouTube, allowing them to pull ads from video's. While most videos seem to have a single ad, and many You-Tubers that focus on topics like Atheism, LGTB, and basic news and information have ads pulled from perfectly reasonable video content. Mr. Hagee's video calling for the end of the world December 29'th 2016 has 19 ads for a 27min long video!!!!!
WHY? This seems beyond crazy on so many levels. I…Continue
The 10 biological imperatives of life, including Homo sapiens
1/ Oxygen (air). The element oxygen is imperative for almost all life on Earth. Our atmosphere is 21% oxygen with the rest made up almost entirely of nitrogen along with other gases at pretty much trace levels. Oxygen is the element in air that allows animals, including humans, to conduct the chemistry of life. The 21% is critical because below 17% not enough oxygen is present to allow for comfortable…Continue
Hi there - I run an online learning website and a speaker has been making the secular circuit in my neck of the woods talking about a reality based approach to life.
I asked him to create an online program - and this is what he came up with - https://humanistlearning.com/7-words-that-can-change-the-world/ (It's free - no sign up required - just log in as a guest)
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