Religious Altruism Isn’t Altruism

Altruism is defined as “the belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others.”  Essentially, this means doing for others without  getting anything in return for yourself.  I bring this up because I saw someone claim on Twitter that atheists were incapable of being altruistic, presumably that only theists, and […]

My Views on Transsexuals

Grimachu, over at The Atheist Fist wrote an apology over a debate he had a while back from a transsexual that ended badly, mostly because he describes the actions of the transsexual as assholish. While I can’t speak to that debate, I can say that I’m sure the LGBTQABCDEFG community would probably hate my take […]

Death is the End, Deal With It!

On a recent Atheist Experience, an atheist called in and said that she was twisting quantum mechanics around as a way of coming to grips with the death with her mother.  Now I understand that some people have a really hard time letting go of deceased loved ones, but let’s be honest here.  From every […]

The Ongoing Stupidity of Philosophy

Now I don’t like most philosophy, especially esoteric philosophy, but according to a recent episode of Reasonable Doubts, there’s this ongoing philosophical debate about God deceiving people, whether God is capable of lying for some greater good and all that rigmarole, but what nobody has ever managed to do, or even attempts to do in these […]

The Problem of Absolutes

In debates with theists, you will often see them demand absolute certainty for any particular claim and, barring that absolute certainty, they dismiss the claim as invalid.  That’s something they and probably everyone else needs to understand and that is absolute certainty isn’t a reasonable measure of confidence in any proposition. Stephen Jay Gould once […]

What Killed Halloween For Me

It seems that every year, I write a Halloween post, despondent over the current state of the holiday and wishing things were still the way they used to be, back in the day.  This isn’t just a case of “good old dayism”, where people have a convenient and nostalgic memory of the past, there have […]

Liberal Stupidity on Abortion

There are reasons that I really avoid a couple of debate subjects, like abortion and racism, because the second you make any statements, no matter how mild, the whining liberals are out in force trying to make you seem like a hate-monger.  This is really why I utterly hate the whole radical feminist nonsense, because […]

Suicide is Painless

Or so the old theme song from M.A.S.H. goes.  I honestly get really tired of people getting up in arms about suicide, like it’s the worst thing anyone could ever do.  Personally, I’m fine with people deciding to kill themselves, but then again, I’m an atheist and I don’t have to pretend that offing yourself […]

Conservatism and Capitalism

Yeah, I know I’ve talked about this before but I think it’s important.  I only bring it up because, this site is linked through my sig on several forums and someone came over here, read what I’ve written on capitalism, especially the posts I made a while back about people selling animals on Craigslist, then […]

Eternally The Outsider

It’s really tough being a secular conservative in the modern world, you are always on the outside.  It’s virtually impossible to find a place to fit in when  the only people who tend to hold your fiscal and social views are the ardent religious and the only people who tend to reject belief in gods […]

In a Tizzy over Suicide

I never troll discussions, but I know that when I post certain things, that the majority of posters are going to run around like a chicken with it’s head cut off.  Such is the case in a recent discussion over the suicide death of former Jett Jackson TV series star Lee Thompson Young.  Immediately, there […]

More Liberal Shenanigans on Racism

There are reasons I really hate getting into discussions with liberals on controversial topics, because I know, pretty much without a doubt, that most of them are going to engage in blatantly dishonest tactics instead of just dealing with the actual argument being made. Case in point, I was having a discussion about racism in […]

The Inherent Moral Quandry

Over on Atheist Revolution, vjack wrote a post on morality and we got into some debate there, with myself playing the devil’s advocate, over why morality is inherently subjective.  I really don’t understand why so many atheists have such a problem with this, it seems quite obvious to me. So what is objective morality?  It […]

I Get so Tired of Explaining the Word Objective

ob·jec·tive /əbˈjektiv/ Adjective (of a person or their judgment) Not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts. I must say, I get really, really tired of explaining the meaning of this word to people because it gets tossed around all the time, clearly without any understanding of it’s proper usage.  Today, […]

The Culture Wars

I understand some people have a very strong emotional need to belong to one group or another and many of them identify with a particular racial, religious or social group for whatever individual reasons they might have.  This even happens with well-known atheists like Richard Dawkins, who self-identifies as a social Catholic,and Jerry Coyne, who […]

Empathy vs. Sympathy

As everyone knows by now, I’m a very rational person, I’m a “thinker” and not a “feeler”.  This tends to piss off all of the “feelers”, the people who are convinced they have to be intimately and emotionally involved in every situation they come across.  That’s not to say that emotion is never the way […]

Can You Override Your Programming?

Last week, I wrote a piece on free will, and predictably, got some hate mail from hardline determinists who wanted to explain how wrong I was and that everything that happens is entirely because of the state of our brain chemistry.  I even had one particularly adamant individual who insisted that, because I don’t buy […]