Tag Archive: criticism

absolutely illogical

One of my blogging buddies recently accused me of moral absolutism. According to Wikipedia, if I were a moral absolutist, I would believe “certain actions are absolutely right or wrong, regardless of other… Continue reading

peace without revenge

In my recent post about the death penalty, a couple of comments suggested a logical reason for killing bad people is that it can help the families of victims of violence come to… Continue reading

keeping a clear perspective on the world

There’s a lot of fear floating around the world today. But then, there’s always been a lot of fear. Before Islam was bulldozed down the fundamentalist route by western foreign policy, there were… Continue reading

why do deities need supernatural tricks?

Let’s pretend we’ve never been exposed to the notion of deities and the supernatural. Let’s imagine we’ve lived our lives considering only the straightforward natural world around us, where we can see, smell,… Continue reading

violet’s bible interpretations part 3

Today’s bible study will look at how Christians are told their god God views women. The Bible is written by men for men, and many of the authors like to be clear to… Continue reading

how to tell a story

Listen my friends! Behold, a teacher went out to teach. And as he taught, some of his students were playing with their iphones and didn’t hear a word he was saying. Other students… Continue reading

spine-tingling deities

I’m a huge Mike Patton fan. He’s a multi-talented, multi-faceted, multi-genre music-making genius extraordinaire. I love Faith No More, Fantomas, Peeping Tom and even that silly Italian orchestra stuff. Lots of other people… Continue reading

a fairer society

It seems that as our international society develops, we become clearer about what is useful behaviour and what is harmful behaviour. We have a Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which tells us what… Continue reading

is atheism falsifiable?

What would you accept as positive evidence that a god-man appeared to human beings at some point in history? My cute little blogging buddy asks the funniest questions. He’s a scientist who thinks… Continue reading

translation, interpretation and clarification

Having only recently become fairly fluent in a second language, and having previously lived with understanding of only one language, I’m amazed at the different styles of expression available, even between two quite… Continue reading