“Tell a lie long enough, loud enough, and big enough, people will believe it.” —Kent Hovind on Evolution
I started to work my way through Kent Hovind’s Creationism Seminar. I had heard them all before when I was Christian, and they were very influential in providing me the “evidence” I needed to believe in Creationism. I’m listening to them again with my new perspective, and as I go, I’ll jot down my thoughts right here. Continue reading “Creationism”
Words mean things. Often times in discussions with others, words can be misunderstood and misused. Here’s a list of words that I wanted to look up and define (perhaps re-phrase for myself) so that I can remember them later. Continue reading “Defining Terms”
…but I’m waiting for the right moment to tell you about it. 🙂
I get rattled really easily. I am a musician, but I hate recitals. I can play all day long in the corner of a restaurant, or busk on a street where no one is paying much attention to me. As soon as you get me up on a stage where eyes and ears are trained on me, I just completely fall apart. What tends to help in situations like this is over-preparation. So that’s what this article is about—over-preparation. If I get a good opportunity to tell my parents about my atheism, I’ll have my thoughts gathered.
Continue reading “Mom, Dad, I’m Atheist.”
Should he be considered a hero like Prometheus?
I was reading an article on a Humanist website about the defiance of god, and in this article, satan was compared to Prometheus, a beloved character in Greek mythology. Prometheus was the one who dared to steal fire from the gods, and he was admired for his defiance. This concept of defiance as an act of heroism is extremely unusual, and does not manifest itself in any of the major religions today (that I know of).
Continue reading “Who is Satan?”
What if every school in the nation were run like a private business?
Continue reading “Could we privatize education in the U.S.?”
Human sexuality is not binary (male and female), it’s a spectrum of every possible combination between the extremes of “straight man” and “straight female”.
My brother and I used to meet every Wednesday for church and then head to the pub afterwards for some drinks, appetizers and movie trivia. It was great getting to know my brother better as an adult. My brother is an extremely intelligent person, and interesting. We’d talk about all kinds of subjects, nothing was off-limits. Our lives have since gone our separate ways, we’ve both gotten married, moved away, and had kids in the meantime. He remains a Christian, I’ve become an atheist (he does not know this yet, for reasons I will not get into here). We met up for a reprisal of “old times” a few weeks ago. We picked up right where we left off. Continue reading “The Spectrum of Human Sexuality”
“I just tell myself that I’m going to read 10 pages a day, no matter what”. —Mom
In one of my previous posts, I was asked if I was going to “dedicate my son” in the religious sense. In that post, I revealed an idea of mine to put together “secular lessons” for kids of atheist parents. I don’t currently know of any materials out there that help kids navigate the world of “right” and “wrong”, for developing their own sense of morality, or teaching reason and free thought. Continue reading “Secular Lessons for Kids”
When does the sperm and egg become a human life?
This is an emotionally charged and important issue that needs careful consideration from all angles.
Continue reading “Pro-Life or Pro-Choice?”
If you saw the trigger warning and proceeded anyway, congratulations. Let’s discuss the use of words like trigger warning, micro-aggression, and offensive.
Continue reading “Intellectual Sanitation of American Univeresities”
Here’s where I’ll compile my thoughts on the question of decriminalizing drugs. ….eventually.
Continue reading “Should we legalize all drugs?”