Anti-Intellectual Religion

If you have any significant discussions with the religious, one thing that will smack you in the face is the anti-intellectual nature of religion.  It doesn’t matter if the theist is the most evangelical or the most liberal, they not only don’t care about the intellect, they actively campaign against it when it comes to […]

Applying a Rational Standard

I actually had a somewhat interesting discussion with a Muslim recently where I questioned him on the validity of beliefs, not his in particular, but of all religious beliefs in general.  He is one of those theists who says they’re not proselytizing, they’re just telling people what they believe, as though that isn’t exactly the […]

That’s Just The Way It Is

One of the most disturbing arguments I see and one that bugs me a lot is the idea that we shouldn’t try to change humanity for the better because people are irrational and “that’s just the way it is”.  This comes up most often in religious discussions where I try to encourage people to think […]

Intelligence and Religion

I got into an argument recently on Twitter when I disagreed with someone who claimed to know intelligent young theists.  I asked where they were because, as far as I’m concerned, anyone who believes in an imaginary friend past the age of puberty really doesn’t qualify as intelligent. Now I don’t want anyone to think […]

What Social Media Ought To Be

I’ve talked about this in the past and I know that I am not the target audience for social media, but there simply are no social media sites out there that do what I want them to do.  Social media is, almost by definition, shallow.  It’s meant to appeal to the short-attention-span crowd.  It is […]