Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Struggling to choose the top religion? Can't decide between Bible-thumping evangelism or benign, gentle Buddhism? Make the process fun and easy with God Trumps, our cut-out-and-keep metaphysical card game for all the family. Cartoons by Martin Rowson.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
"A great irony exists: Only a person who is either ignorant or arrogant will honestly say that of all religions that have existed or will exist, theirs is true and the others are false. These religious people are arrogant in the sense that they refuse the idea that it is statistically impossible for a particular religion to be “the one and only truth”; ignorant because they oppose any arguments against their beliefs, and in the past these ignorant people have have killed and crusaded in attempts to impose ideas on people by force, rather than by rational discussion, debate, or otherwise. Of course, they created or altered religions to explain that their actions were just; indeed the will of God."
Saturday, November 1, 2008
A little about myself:
I'm an atheist (obviously), a Linux/Windows user, and I generally prefer Democrats. I have 3 cats, but my favorite is the one called Sabbath. Maybe I'll post pics later... My favorite book? Right now, that would be The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. Gawd I feel like a typical atheist.
Here's my favorite personal quote: "It takes Zeitgeist: The Movie and the internet to make you agnostic, and Richard Dawkins to make you atheist." -- of course not everybody follows this formula, but it's worked well in my experience! It goes well with a little logic and a dash of support.
I am supporting Obama in this election, mostly because he seems to support religious freedom more than McCain and because he has run an honorable campaign in contrast to McCain's false, fear-mongering, hateful one.
Other things I like to do: Softmod my PSP (I don't know how to program --yet), experiment with Linux, visit the seedy underbelly of the internet, buy inexpensive technology, talk with my friends about politics, religion, and everything else, and dwell on the amount of transparency with respect to reality and our government.
Hopefully there will be future posts concerning things that stimulate my thinking, and if I manage to figure out Linux or PSP stuff there will be noob-friendly guides.
Phew, well, the rest is history from here on out! Please leave me some comments to let me know what you think.