Before I start, I’d like to discuss a bit of semantics. I typically try to use the terms “believe”, “think”, and “know” to indicate varying levels of certainty. Obviously, “know” is the highest level, where I have no reasonable doubt. “Think” is in between, indicating that I’m fairly sure I could back up whatever I’m … More What Do You Believe?
Too much crafting…
For today, I’m sharing a great short post by JT Eberhard. As he says, “I am an Atheist. You can ridicule me. You can torture me. You can kill me. But you don’t have to! Because you can change my mind. With EVIDENCE.” Personally, my mind was already changed away from Christianity because I realized … More Response to the “I’m a Christian, you cannot change my mind” meme.
As I mentioned yesterday, I’ll be doing short posts for a while as I try to craft gifts for Christmas. I’ll do longer posts again if either I have spare time at work or give up on crafting handmade gifts. We’ll see how things go. For today, please enjoy this quote, which quite concisely explains … More Prayers – Only Answered Through Our Own Deeds
I’ve decided to try to knit or crochet most of my Christmas gifts this year, so I may not have much time for writing. I’ll try to at least post a link to an article in this space, or pictures of what I’ve made. Today’s article is about a conman who takes thousands of dollars … More R.I.P., McKenzie Lowe. Stanislaw Burzynski failed you.
I have a friend in town who I haven’t seen in a while, so rather than managing my time wisely, I spent the morning eating fried chicken and learning about biology on Khan Academy and will be spending the evening hanging out. This actually works out well, as I want to share a rather lengthy … More We Are All Confident Idiots
Myself and many other atheists have a tendency to attack Christianity in ways that are very confusing to moderate or progressive Christians, that do not address what this type of Christian actually believes. I think there are many reasons for this. For one thing, many atheists came out of fundamentalist Christianity; I personally am not … More Interpreting the Bible
I want to start out by saying that I admire the effort behind the Skeptic’s Annotated Bible. I think it is a good resource, and I own one. That being said, like many fallible works, it has its share of problems. The very first thing I noticed that was wrong is that it is based … More The Skeptic’s Annotated Bible
I’ve been putting in long hours at work lately, so I’m not really up to writing a good post tonight. Instead, I’m sharing this article. I wish to add only that much of it rings true with my experience, in particular the last couple of sections (about Christianity causing special damage to women and why … More The sad, twisted truth about conservative Christianity’s effect on the mind
This announcement is a bit overdue, but I wanted to share it. About the beginning of May, I decided to learn to knit. I wanted a craft that could travel well, that I could pick up and put down at a moment’s notice, that I could use to keep my hands busy while out being social … More Scarf Complete