Religions Tell Us To Hate Women

In the beginning, God created women to be despised by men. From the very first moments of the Old Testament, it tells us that man was created in God’s image, and that women were an afterthought, made from a man’s rib for his company. From these grim beginnings we are told that woman destroyed paradise bu disobeying God’s command not to eat of “the tree of knowledge of good and evil”. From this precedent we see that...

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100% Absolute Certainty

“Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.” – Voltaire The universe is an incredibly complex place. At any given moment there will be more actions taking place universally than a human mind can possibly comprehend. Add to this, even the most advanced computer simulation will not be able to predict with absolute certainty the outcomes of a given situation. Things are just too complex, there are too many...

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Answers in Genesis, Evil Propagandists

Just came across this video from 2010 of, among other things, expat Australian Creationist Propagandist Ken Ham on his travelling tour of schools “teaching” them the “truths” of the bible according to the Answers In Genesis group. Watch the video, and see my comments after the jump. He asks the kids “Who here has heard of evolution? Oh boy, I think just about everyone puts their hands up. Put your hand up if...

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Pray With Me

Please, join me in a prayer to God. Thank you God, for creating mankind in your image; spiteful, vengeful, jealous, wrathful and petty. Thanks God, in your ultimate wisdom for speaking first to illiterate desert-dwelling people, passing your commandments and dictates to people who could not foresee the way that humanity would develop. Thank you for making your writings so vague that one interpretation over another will cause the death of...

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“Free Will” – Sam Harris Book Review

Harris’ book, though only 70 pages long, is a concise look into some of the elements of “free will”, our insistence upon its existence, some of the ¬†aspects of free will that impact upon our view of the world, and why, in the end, there is no such thing as free will. I’ve written a bit about this in the past, based on the excerpt from this book which Harris posted on his blog. While this is only slightly longer than an...

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