Tag Archive: musings

there must be more to life than this

When I’m a little bored of lurking round random spots, one of my favourite places to revisit is any old post by John Zande. If you don’t have the Superstitious Naked Ape on… Continue reading

justification for harmful behaviour

There are two belief systems below that could possibly influence someone’s behaviour: 1. There is an invisible god watching everything you do, assessing and judging your every action. You are essentially evil, and… Continue reading

absolute morality and killing sentient beings

What is right for human behavior is determined by human nature.  … So if humans are natural omnivores, then you can’t say it is wrong for humans to eat meat.  As far as I… Continue reading

do you like to troll?

In Internet slang, a troll (/ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community… Continue reading

proof of a man-made religion, part 1

 A good Biblical reading on this is in the book of Job. Job didn’t understand why so much destruction had come to his life. God replied with a question: “Where were you when… Continue reading

what is forgiveness?

I was struck by something that Trayvon Martin’s parents said recently: “As Christians we have to forgive. But it’s a process, and we are still going through that healing process.” It’s understandable in… Continue reading

denying change

I’ve recently had the opportunity to dust off my medieval history degree in an attempt to help some historically challenged Catholics understand some of the changes their religious organisation has been through over… Continue reading

what use are fairy tales?

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales. Albert Einstein While I’m hesitant to take issue… Continue reading

how do you think?

Apparently it’s not common knowledge that we don’t all think in the same way. Some of us think in pictures, some of us in words, and most of us use a variable combination… Continue reading

the sword cuts both ways

In a recent discussion with a Christian about fear-loaded religion, I was informed that there are as many reasons to be afraid of giving up atheism as there are for giving up a… Continue reading