I normally make an effort to go out of my way to avoid any news stories coming out of FOX news. I also do what I can to not bother responding to any discussion panels either. There is one draw that will get my attention, and keep it, in a FOX news article. Pastors, politics, and biblical scripture.…Continue
You know, I love mug shots where the perps have big grins on their faces. Specifically, the cat ate the canary kind of look. This week’s headlines managed to present one that couldn’t be missed, and dare I say, I think there are even twinkles in the eyes of these men. In the…Continue
Humanity can be so obstinate when it finds a cause to support. I deal with this stubborn natured characteristic all the time whenever I discuss politics, religion, or economics with the locals in my current home town. In particular, my next door neighbor Chuck epitomizes the title of this article in the very literal sense. Yes, this man has said to me…Continue
Earlier this week, I received one of my usual spammy job listings emails. You know, the head hunter types that have job potentials to check out since my “skill set matches what the employer is looking for.” Naturally, I never look at such emails because I am completely satisfied working for the postal…Continue
Anthropocentric argument for atheism:
Axiological (or constructive) atheism favors humanity as the absolute source of ethics and values, and permits individuals to resolve moral problems without resorting to gOD. Marx, Nietzsche, Sartre and Freud all used this argument to some extent to convey messages of liberation, full-development, and unfettered happiness.
(This quote is taken from: Atheism - By Branch / Doctrine - The Basics of Philosophy)…Continue
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Axiological atheism takes a very strong and not particularly sympathetic line toward gODs. Axiological atheism goes beyond the daunting dictum that "gOD is dead" to add "And good riddance too." Axiological atheism stance is that of the person who says " I just can't think of any sort of being worthy of the name of gOD whose existence I would be prepared to welcome."
(This quote is taken from the pro-religion book: "Issues in the Philosophy of Religion")
Axiological atheism does…Continue
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What do you do as an atheist when a child asks about gOD?
I think authenticity with children is best, just like all people. I see this the same as when a child asks about gay.
What I do is simply say what I think not that it is how everyone else sees things. I am a more extreme atheist then most atheists and I tell them that to. I say I am atheist reject all gods as fake and reject all religions as untrue as well. I say this is only how I see it others are…Continue
Added by Damien Marie AtHope on June 8, 2015 at 11:26pm — No Comments
I hear the beloved atheist saying again and again, "you just have to read the bible to become an atheist" or some version of that saying. If this where true we would already have less Christianity for even though lots of Christians don't read the bible all the way, lots do and justify all manner of illogic, injustice, insanity, violence, rape, slavery and murder. Likewise I don't value this saying much because I think lacks universal truth. I can agree it could help some thinking Christians…Continue
The bible is not a book that should be tossed aside lightly. It should with the respect deserved be powerfully thrown into the garbage with the greatest intentions. I did this very thing to the expensive onion paged leather bound gold embroidered bible I once so proudly clutched with all my life as a Christian until going to college and seeing the light in 2006. Long live reason and evidence. People can get or keep a bible if they wish. I never will do so or any other holy book. If I want to…Continue
Added by Damien Marie AtHope on June 8, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Added by Damien Marie AtHope on June 8, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments
I am a axiological atheist and axiology is a kind of value theory it can be thought of as a positive leaning ethical way of evaluation and assessing value. Put simply it sees greater or lesser value in everything. It can be thought of as a kind of humanism. In this way it is not nihilistic as some thinking in atheism can at times tend to be. So axiologically humanist atheism is preferable over nihilist atheism. To grasp why this matters one need remember…Continue
Added by Damien Marie AtHope on June 8, 2015 at 10:57pm — No Comments
Nelson Mandela once said,”To deny people their rights is to challenge their very humanity.” Granted, he was referring to the hard to imagine reality of South Africa’s apartheid crisis, but his message can easily be projected onto many cultural crises in the world today.
I have always been keenly aware…Continue
I just got home from the atheist backyard barbecue which was pretty much like any sort of similar event. You see who is talking about something you would enjoy discussing and you join in. Things were very tough this weekend because my allergies bothered me the whole time up until this afternoon when Lizzy got me some eye drops. She also got me some stuff to replace the meds I had taken. Stuff that just wasn't working
I had planned on going to a few more things this weekend but they…Continue
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They are new in the “feel good” style media line up lately. I was introduced to these once a month motivational segments while at work the other morning when one of our clerks went on her break, tuning in to the ever popular wine drinking duo of Kathy Lee and Hoda on the Today show. This…
My eldest son and I were making the daily commute to school this past week, and we ended up on the discussion of extending human life to hundreds of years. He’d overheard a news article about slowing down the aging process, which got him thinking. Naturally, I’m somewhat against extending human…Continue
I was asked this by a representative of a local Catholic church at a community small business event last night. You know the type of event, where the businesses stay open extra late and let…Continue
Friend of mine (M. Penn) brought up his increasing frustration with how easily the religious swallow ridiculous doctrine and unhesitatingly apply it to everyday life. He cannot stand how easy it is to live with a mind so warped that even the word "the" might mean that the End of Days will happen by noon time after…Continue
The May-June issue of The Humanist includes a few pieces on a secular alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous, which has recently been exposed as an inefficient system of recovery that's only supported with public funds because it's filled with religious propaganda.
In the editor's note for the issue, Jennifer Bardi…Continue
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The Garin Hoover Radio Show is on line. It was recorded March 12 and featured a Jew (Manny), a Christian (Rev Terry Jones), an imam and an atheist (moi). The discussion was centered around the question, "Is Islam a Religion of Peace?"
The debate was often heated and vituperative. Rev Jones, I thought, was very good with an all-American cowboy mentality. He told the imam, "we don't want your Sharia Law, so don't even try to bring it here." He made national news last year by trying…Continue
A lot of politicians and congressional members have been making the headlines in some of the worst ways lately. Headline making behavior like writing treasonous sounding letters of hate and rebellion against diplomatic talks directly to Iranian leadership. Making the phrase "climate change" an…Continue