Believers contribute every action to god, and give thanks to him. Even if it is something bad they say he has wisdom which we cannot understand. When you ask a pregnant lady "is it a boy or a girl?" she'll say "Whatever god gives me I'll be happy". I found an article recently which blames man made air-born chemicals for the growing birthrate of females in Greenland and Russia. These chemicals affect the human and wildlife populations alike in tricking the foetus into changing the sex of the…Continue
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Just a few of my thoughts about observations I have made and what I have learnt through my life!
What amazes me are people whether religious or not who wear blinkers. The blinkers being:- Either believing with jaundiced vision in unproven words of men from long ago or believing with jaundiced vision in proven words of men, of yore and today.
Both religion and…Continue
In the opinion of many Christians if a person does evil deeds they will go to Hell and be punished by Satan and/or his demons.
Hitler, Stalin and assorted historical bad guys, murderers, rapists etc are supposedly receiving their punishment in Hell because they committed acts of evil; so in the minds of many Christians they were doing the work of bad old Satan.
Then why would he punish them?
If they were doing the evil stuff he wanted them to do, surely…Continue
That is your greeting as you enter Panama City. Makes you feel warm inside, doesn't it? The words are accompanied with photos of a female and male police officer. Apparently a stern warning to those who live in the city. I thought when I first saw the billboards that it was a horrible advertisement for the city. It definitely didn't make me want to stop there on…Continue
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THAT a** hole had doubts too!!
Muslims keep blaming us for being agnostics or atheists!!
They keep asking us (why you have doubts about God?)
And since they dont believe in the…Continue
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Just finishing up that great book on the current popular and political climate that is the USA, “Idiot America – How stupidity became a virtue in the Land of the Free” by Charles P Pierce, and I’m seeing some parallels between the USA and Australia. Though many of the initial conditions in America have not been replicated here, Australia being founded from a stance of convenience for the British colonisers, and America from a need to escape from religious, social and political prejudices.…Continue
This blog has caused a bit of controversy over my use of the word "prick"... What do you think?
There’s often an assumption made by people who are atheist that generally those who are like minded in their views on God and religion will be like minded in other areas around human rights, gender equality, marriage equality, animal rights, and any other viewpoint that may have to do with “right” versus “wrong”. This is not a value judgement,…Continue
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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Amazing Footage Of A Chick Embryo: researcher Anna Franz gives us a glimpse of the vascular system of a fertilized chicken embryo by cutting away a small portion of an eggshell and injecting ink into the yolk sac artery. This video won Nikon’s first annual Small World in Motion…Continue
I am a fish, a very dry one. I hang out on the deck, flipping my fins uselessly. The air doesn't seem to care. I watch the water, wanting to flip in, but it is filled with non-swimming humans.
Now, I know that humans swim, at least when they are young. But here is water filled with humans who have lived a long life, but apparently nowhere near water. All I…Continue
Supernaturalists themselves with their unfoundedl arguments from happiness-purpose and from angst unwittingly affirm our naturalist accounts about why they believe , and thus,ours is no genetic argument.
We've no reason to think that we'd be happier and have real purpose and not suffer from angst were we supernaturalists. Those arguments reflect wishful thinking! And reveal how supernaturalists do project their wants onto God!
It's a damning notion that we are property…Continue
What a grand day it will be when no one cares. A day I hope to live to see. Right now every jackass pastor, or priest, or whatever name some simpleton wants to call himself, has a say in American life.
Besides the crackheads who come out before every election yammering about whatever current conspiracy bullshit they are embracing, we have a group of prominent…Continue
I've been thinking a lot about the idea of free will, and how we as humans feel that all our decisions are our own. As mundane as the idea might seem, it's actually one area that is misunderstood by many, abused by some, and taken for granted by most.
I'm not just talking about the ability to choose my favourite flavour, or what clothes to wear when you go out. I'm talking about the larger space, the free will we think we practice on a daily basis, everything from what we say, do, eat…Continue