For all of the normal reasons, please enjoy this small collection of atheism memes. Finally, this is the Problem of Evil in a nutshell, which I think I’ve said before, but it’s still true:
I was recently pointed to this article about what life is like for Hasidic atheists, and I was struck by the similarities between their lives and the stories I’ve heard of atheists from fundamentalist Christian families in the American South. I especially identified with the one called Solomon: From Dershowitz, Solomon moved on to evolutionary biology, … More Similarities between Orthodox Judaism and Fundamentalist Christianity
I realized today that there are really three things about which I am very passionate: making things, helping people out of religion, and animals. I enjoy crafting of all kinds, although I am currently most focused on programming (as my job that pays money) and crochet (as a fast way to get beautiful results). I enjoy … More An Insight into Myself
Twice recently, I’ve found myself a part (or almost a part) of a conversation on Facebook about whether vaccines should be mandatory. (Three times, if you count a private conversation.) Since learning about herd immunity, I’ve become more and more sympathetic to this view. After all, when people refuse vaccination, they are refusing to help … More Should Vaccines Be Mandatory? If So, How?
I thought this article was worth sharing, because it showcases just how little the pro-life movement understands the pro-choice movement. The first thing that stands out is a jab at Planned Parenthood: Planned Parenthood of Indiana even weighed in on Ashley’s tragic story via their official Facebook page by posting a link to an article … More After being raped at 13, this girl bravely rejected abortion: then the unthinkable happened
The above quote, I think, is a poetic and emotionally truthful way of thinking about depression, but ultimately, it may not be a scientifically accurate picture. Scientifically, it may well be the case that depression is caused ultimately by inflammation. As that article says: The basis of this new view is blindingly obvious once it … More Is Depression an Allergic Reaction?