A weak argument for Atheism

“The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike.” Delos Banning McKown This quote has been appearing on Twitter from numerous accounts with the hashtags “#atheism #air” appended to the ending. This does one thing, and it’s not in favour of the intended or original meaning or context of the quote. What it illustrates is that atheists should be  very careful with the words they choose to try and illustrate...

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Vox Populi 8 – Positive or Negative Language

I’ve been doing this blogging thing for just on a year and a half now. I’ve written over 200 articles here and there doesn’t seem to be any sign I’ll give up soon. Over that time I have used a variety of approaches, some sharp and with an intended sting, and some more gentle, hoping that the beauty of reason will prevail. I have noticed that with different approaches I get different types of comments back, different...

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A fool hath said in his heart…

1The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. 2The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. 3They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one. 4Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread,...

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The problem with scientists – Happy 70th Birthday Professor Dawkins

Today is the 70th anniversary of Professor Richard Dawkins’ birth. I am writing this as a congratulations to him on his birthday and as a way to let you know why I hold him in the highest esteem among people living today. His writing has helped me form a worldview that is not only rational, but still filled with wonder and beauty. Surprisingly, some would find that to be a bit of an oxymoron, “to be rational AND have a beauty filled...

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Pareidolia Search

You want to know one thing I love about the human brain? The ability to create patterns where there is none. This is one of the ways we make sense of the world, for it is far more beneficial for us to find a pattern when it represents itself in everyday life than to accidentally miss one. Imagine our ancient ancestors, without the abiloity to predict, from their own observations, what would happen when clouds ammassed to the east, or as the sun...

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