Showing posts from August, 2013

Meaning of Life: According to Bill Watterson

This resonates with me. Watterson always had a way of getting at the crux of something.

Why the Problem of Evil is a Weak Argument

The Problem of Evil is simply the observation that there is a discrepancy between the assumption of God being *all loving and the amount of evil and suffering that exists in the world.  If God is all loving, then how can there be evil? After all, an all loving God would not permit that which he loved to suffer. In so doing, logic dictates that God cannot be all loving. Or there is no God. But the argument from the Problem of Evil only disproves a very narrow conceptualization of God. It can only work if the person of faith believes in an ALL LOVING God. Any other God will not do. For example, if you try to use the argument from the Problem of Evil with a Muslim, they will probably remind you that Allah can will what Allah wills, therefore he can will evil as well as goodness, since Allah is all powerful. At once the Problem of Evil becomes meaningless. In fact, under such a paradigm of God belief, the evil and suffering actually support the idea of a God w

Religious Hate Be Damned--Try Humanism Instead

I recently came across this touching story about a 15 year old gay teen who came out to his gay-hating religious parents. You can read it here . What strikes me about this story is that the woman's religion didn't teach her to love. It taught her how to hate. The religious community didn't love, because it was obsessed with exclusivist like-minded kowtowing to faith and hated everyone who was different or did differently.  And amid all this rampant hate, a 15 year old boy (who just so happened to be gay) called them on it, and told them it is time to stop hating and start to love. And to think, they didn't learn that from any religion. They learned it from a human who longed to be accepted and loved for who he was. That's the spirit of humanism right there. Religion be damned.

Dead-Logic Interviews Your's Truly! (About my new book on Ignosticism)

Mr. Uzoras over at Dead-Logic was kind enough to INTERVIEW me about my new book: Ignosticism a Philosophical Justification for Atheism. Check it out if you get a chance!

WWIII: The War Over Meat?

Meat consumption is leading us to environmental strain and maybe even economic collapse. This video explains some concerns we all ought to seriously consider regarding the meat industry, and offers a novel solution. One of the most interesting videos I've seen all year. A must watch!