Jo Jerome's Blog – December 2009 Archive (3)

Hey! New use for Atheism! Drive away the Jesus-bums!

Ok, so "bum" is a rather un-PC term.

Especially since I myself am currently quasi-homeless. Although, living out of a tiny RV where ever I'm parked today, without electricity, I somehow still manage to keep reasonably clean (I've got hobo-bath down to a science) and not drunk 24/7.

Unlike the guy who has spent the last several minutes trying to sit next to me and bum money off of me. And I think pick me up.

My initial response to him? "Sorry man. I'm homeless… Continue

Added by Jo Jerome on December 22, 2009 at 8:15pm — 7 Comments

Even Atheists get the Holiday Blues.

Even when I was growing up Christian I always thought, "It's just a day." Sure, it's a convenient time to schedule vacations since most people get the day off and the airlines are running specials. But otherwise, I could have a family get together any other random time of the year and enjoy it just as much.

Now that Christmas really has no meaning for this Atheist, why get the holiday blues?

Partly because this is also when so many other people are going on and on about… Continue

Added by Jo Jerome on December 19, 2009 at 7:48pm — 5 Comments

Pascal's Wager: Why our 'Faith' is far stronger than any Christian's.

If you aren't familiar with Pascal's Wager, it essentially argues that you should believe/honor/flatter God if only to hedge your bets. If you're wrong and there's no afterlife, nothing lost. But if you don't believe/honor/flatter and God's punitive afterlife turns out to have been real, boy won't you be sorry! It's like the Lotto: You can't win if you don't play.

On the face of it that actually makes a lot of sense. I for one would rather not spend eternity burning in hell, so… Continue

Added by Jo Jerome on December 6, 2009 at 1:47pm — 5 Comments



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