Recent events all around the world, rise in global radicalism, uniquely associated to my former faith, from Boko Haram, Al-Shabab, Al-Qaida, ISIS, Taliban, and lone wolves, makes it all reasonable if I try to hint to skeptics how to question their faith, how not to accept everything taught as divine truths, even in the face of threats of unreal ‘eternal torment’, just so that we never to ask questions. Also the purpose is to educate non-Muslims on how not to condemn all muslims as terrorists, I’ll try to show the category within which all muslims fall. Continue reading
Well I’m not sure if our Punching Pope is on the ropes in the third round or if he is walking the tight rope over Niagara Falls. Either way its not looking good. I rarely think of the guy in the dress in Rome, he is somewhat In my mind a little old man sitting in his fairy castle with his imaginary friend and a few accomplices. He sits there rich as Croesus and hoards his wealth like a miser. He taunts the Catholic society with rules and regulations irrelevent in our times. Continue reading
Free will as described in Wikipedia is as follows ‘ the ability of agents to make choices unimpeded by certain prevailing factors. Such prevailing factors that have been studied in the past have included metaphysical constraints, physical constraints, social constraints and mental constraints. the principal of free will has religious, legal, ethical and scientific implications”.
In fact no one has the power of free will, there will always be factors which we take into account, it is the law of nature, we have options and make the decision based on the most favourable outcome we see at that moment in time. In hindsight, we clearly see where we made wrong decisions, alas it is usually too late. It is all about probability and odds. Continue reading
Atheism is more than just the knowledge that gods do not exist, and that religion is either a mistake or a fraud. Atheism is an attitude, a frame of mind that looks at the world objectively, fearlessly, always trying to understand all things as a part of nature – Carl Sagan
There was a time when religion ruled the world. It is known as the Dark Ages – Ruth Hurmence Green
On this day 7th January 2015, Islam woke up the sleeping tiger that is Europe. They little realised that the ultimate attack is on our Freedom of speech, and we will not let that stand. To commit this atrocity in France, the home of Liberte, Fraternite, Egalite. I shake my head! Continue reading
It’s the time of year when I take stock and look at what I will be doing or want to achieve in the year ahead. A personal spring clean if you will of all the crap. But this year i’ve decided to look at what i enjoy doing for relaxation, be it for an hour, a day or a week. January is a month I like to take off for at least a week or so. Alas this year that hasn’t worked out for me.
Inner peace and calm is not given to us by religion, neither is prayer or meditation. We all as we grow find our own times and places where we find peace….
Many theists seem to see us as lacking a reason to live, what is the purpose of life they say if you don’t want to be a slave to god? ( okay i admit they don’t use the word slave – but you know where I’m going with that ). Continue reading
A comment that has been mentioned this week on several occasions, was that people become atheists through trauma. I guess we can equally say there are two sides to that coin. But would this be true on any level?
If trauma was the reason people chose atheism we would indeed be the largest group in the world, wouldn’t we? If you took all the natural disasters, personal problems and life’s challenges etc into consideration? What we do see in fact is the opposite…… Continue reading