I no longer have any idea how (probably a family member posted on facebook), but I recently stumbled upon a post titled “When Generosity Looks Like Selfishness” that brought up one of the problems I have with Catholicism. To preface, the post is written by a Catholic mother for a Catholic audience. (Also, I am not … More On Family Planning
I came across the following: I don’t want to delve into this issue too deeply, because I have not ever been nor will I ever be a Muslim. I have not read the Qur’an or studied Islam in depth. I willingly acknowledge up front that many Muslims are kind, caring, peaceful people who would no … More Terrorism Has No Place in Islam?
Yes. Absolutely yes, there should be reasons for beliefs. Why? For one thing, if you don’t have a reason to believe something, then you have no ground to stand on if you want to argue for your position over another. This is also true if your reasoning is not sufficient, but for now I want … More Should there be reasons for beliefs?
In a reveal that surprised no atheist ever, it is being reported that The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven by Alex Malarkey is malarkey. He simply made the whole thing up. We can now add that to the growing list of miracle claims debunked by those who claimed them in the first place. Unfortunately, for determined … More Boy Says He Didn’t Go To Heaven; Publisher Says It Will Pull Book
This amazing article about respect is well worth the read. I find a paragraph near the end a particularly useful reminder: A powerful counter to this would be for the nonbelievers to begin defining respect themselves. In changing the culture, it may be a good idea to respect individuals, but not the beliefs. In other … More How Christians Are Using “Respect” To Win The Argument Against Atheism (In 6 Steps)
I’ve started a new category, which means I apparently mean to talk about LGBT issues more in the future. If I do so poorly or misrepresent LGBT issues or people, feel free to correct me. Seriously. I want to be a good ally. Today, I’d like to talk about two things I’ve found over the … More On Transgenderism and the Importance of Being Out
If you’re short on time, this comic provides a good cliff notes version of pretty much everything I’m about to say, even though I’m not affiliated with the person who made it. I’ll link it at the bottom, too, in case you want to read my thing first. I’ve linked to a documentary and a … More On Vaccinations
If quotes on images are to be believed, the most evil man from the last century was a Christian, while the smartest was an atheist. I might eventually dig up sources for those quotes and update this post, but today is not that day. Does it mean anything for the truth of Christianity or atheism … More Hitler vs. Einstein
This is based heavily on the following video: When I showed this video to a Christian who was trying to re-convert me, he asked, “Is not being able to open a peanut butter jar a violation of free will?” Here’s the difference between the questions “Is rape a violation of free will?” and “Is not … More God Promotes Evil
26. Would you be willing to murder an innocent person if it would end hunger in the world? Would it torment you more to have the blood of an innocent person on your hands or to know you let millions of people die? What do you think of people who achieve great things by compromising … More On Murdering One to Save Many