True Falsehoods

When I named this blog I didn’t realize that I was actually using a philosophical concept that began with Plato. I just liked paradoxes in general and thought I was being clever. So when I googled the name of my blog, I discovered that I’d inadvertently stumbled upon something: Plato’s Lie in the Soul. And it’s amazing. Continue reading “True Falsehoods”

Observations on Humanity

Being human today is probably no different than being human 4,000 years ago.

Here’s a few general observations I’ve made about humanity: our personality, social traits, and philosophies, both pessimistic and optimistic. When you boil it down, a human being today is probably no different than a human being 4,000 years ago. Please keep in mind that I realize these are blanket generalizations that do not apply to every individual human being.  Continue reading “Observations on Humanity”

Cliff Notes on Genesis (From an Atheist)

“Let there be light.”

This is the first post in my attempt to read the entire Bible. It might be my last. I’m not being dramatic, I’m just kind of ADHD when it comes to writing. I’ll probably get bored and do something else for a really long time and then finally do another book. Expectations, people: I’m managing them. Continue reading “Cliff Notes on Genesis (From an Atheist)”

List of Books in the Bible

I want to read all the books of the bible, but with my new-found perspective.

When I was a Christian, I always wanted to officially have read the entire Bible. I’ve yet to complete this task, and now I’m an atheist. I still want to read all the books though, but with my new-found perspective. I thought I might go through each book and write some of the cliff notes in my diary.

I may even go so far as to read other holy books such as the Koran or the Tao Te Ching, but for now I’ll start with Christianity since I am more familiar with it. Continue reading “List of Books in the Bible”

Where does my morality come from?

Somewhat recently I’ve decided I’m an atheist. A friend asks me, “What have you decided will be your moral compass?”

Somewhat recently I’ve decided I’m an atheist. A friend asks me, “What have you decided will be your moral compass?”

She thinks morality can only be handed down from a higher power.

I think that morality comes from valuing human life and wishing it to flourish. With that in mind, here are my simple guidelines. Continue reading “Where does my morality come from?”