Political “science”

April 5, 2019 by

This thing people call “political science” is no more science than “Creation science”.

Both are religious superstition trying to grab onto the coattails of science. I hope you never fall for it in either case.

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The dirtiest trick

October 28, 2018 by

For decades I’ve heard Christians saying “the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn’t exist”.

Well, god did him one better.

The greatest trick god ever pulled, if he had been real, was convincing the world he’s the good guy, when the stories in his book show quite clearly that can’t be true.

Anti-evolutionists help arguments for evolution

October 21, 2018 by

Some of the best witnesses for the truth of evolution are the “arguments” of those who don’t accept it.

They get almost everything wrong. They don’t understand what evolution means, how it works, what it is, or the evidence for it.

When they explain their opposition to evolutionary science they do nothing but show their total lack of understanding.

Then they’ll say “I have a degree; I took science courses. I understand what science is and what it isn’t.” And then expect you to bow to their superior knowledge and accept their (usually, religious) pronouncements on evolutionary science.

And, quite often, they’ll call anyone who sees through their utter ignorance a “Darwinist”, or even a “Darwinian atheist“! And make acceptance of evolutionary evidence out to be a false religion. Yikes! How scary!

They aren’t the reason I acknowledge the reality of evolution. But they are the reason I can’t take their anti-evolution side seriously.

If you have some actual evidence, show it. Just one piece of real proof, which withstands scrutiny, could falsify evolution. Just one. But after years and years of asking for this evidence, they’ve shown nothing but misunderstanding and ignorance. Sad little superstitionists.

Where do your morals come from?

August 11, 2018 by

If you get your morals from your religion or from government’s laws, that would explain why your morals aren’t ethical.

You can do better.

My superpower

June 12, 2018 by

Seriously, I don’t tell many people about my superpower. Some people know I have this ability, and they often use it to their advantage, and I don’t really mind. The only problem is that they don’t realize they are using my superpower so they take it for granted.

What is this superpower?

I can think.

Yeah, I know it doesn’t sound that remarkable… but if it isn’t, why don’t the people I encounter do it?

Instead, they just ask me for the answers.

I never claimed to be a math whiz, but those around me ask me instead of figuring it out for themselves. When people need an answer for just about anything else, it’s the same story- ask the Squarest Peg; don’t try to think it through.

It’s no wonder I sometimes feel like the smartest person in the room when I think and see no evidence anyone else does.

Thinking seems easy, but it must be a superpower. Otherwise everyone could do it.

Know your place

April 21, 2018 by

The Universe includes all physics, which includes all chemistry, which includes all life, which includes all animals, which includes all vertebrates, which includes all mammals, which includes all monkeys, which includes all apes, which includes all humans, which includes you.

Obviously many, many steps were left out, but that’s the gist of it. Your place in the Universe. Pretty cool, huh.

Will flattery get you anywhere?

February 28, 2018 by

It is bewildering to me why people praise God when someone is suffering. As if flattering God will cause him to intervene and help the sufferer. Maybe they actually believe it will.

In my family there have been a few recent examples. A couple of them went ahead and died after people said God was healing them. (“Praise Him and His wisdom”) One guy is suffering now, but may actually recover. I guess God liked the flattery this time, but not the other times.

God is vile.

RIP, Billy Graham

February 23, 2018 by

All I’ll say is that he wasn’t the least surprised by the lack of an afterlife.

Flat Earth and Creationism

February 17, 2018 by

Recently one of my relatives was shocked to discover there are “Flat Earth” believers out there.

She thinks they are just messing with everyone because no one could actually believe such a thing. Not in the year 2018.

Yet, this person believes a personal God created the Universe in 6 days 6000 or so years ago, with all animals in their present forms. And made humans out of mud and rib bones.

Neither belief is any more rational than the other. They are both crazy beliefs without any basis in reality.

7 billion+ gods

January 31, 2018 by

No two people worship (or believe in) the same god.

They would argue against this fact. They might hate you for pointing it out. Some probably don’t realize they worship their own individual god- a god they don’t share with anyone else on the planet.

People get past this by grouping with others whose gods are similar enough they can pretend it’s the same god. And by avoiding any mention of things which would expose the singular nature of each person’s god.

If the differences get exposed in a way that’s impossible to ignore, some people will break away and form their own group with those whose gods are mostly compatible (for now).

Everyone makes up a god that they can live with. A god whose opinions mesh with those of its creator. That way when the person does horrible things, they can claim it wasn’t horrible because god says it is something they should do. Gods often approve of being monstrous toward people who obviously worship other gods, at least according to the people who carry out god’s evil preferences.

I’m not going to kill anyone over the god they worship, as long as they don’t try to kill or attack or rob me on the instructions of the god between their ears.

May you each create a decent, humane god, rather than the more popular kind.