“Everything You Know Is Wrong”

Move around enough, meet enough strangers, come face-to-face with enough gray-haired 30-year-olds, and you will inevitably be confronted with this confounding "truth": Gravity is a lie. We never landed on the moon. Obama is from Pluto. Jesus wasn't white (nor was he Jewish). Your broccoli isn't organic. There is a certain portion of the population … Continue reading “Everything You Know Is Wrong”

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You’re An Idiot

"You're an idiot." ~ Dr. Gregory House The human mind, while truly one of the greatest achievements of Natural Selection, is easily deceived.  We, as a species of perceptive animals, tend to see patterns where none exist.  This is known as the Clustering Illusion, or Apophenia.  On the ground level, this simply means that we … Continue reading You’re An Idiot

I used to put my faith in worship, but then my chance to get to Heaven slipped

Just as most Christians (and presumably people of other faiths) have "Conversion testimonies," some of them heart-wrenching tales of overcoming obstacles, others merely banal anecdotes about attending Church camp, we atheists often have "Deconversion stories." Here's my story. I know my story isn't particularly unique, but that's the point, the commonality of my experience.  Perhaps … Continue reading I used to put my faith in worship, but then my chance to get to Heaven slipped

We lift our hands and pray over your body, but nothing ever happens

Here is another one of those contentious posts.  Better pop some popcorn. What is the point of prayer?  Surely, I'm going to come off sounding quite confrontational in this post, no matter what I say, but I'm going to do my best to engage prayer on its own standards (see, even there I wanted to … Continue reading We lift our hands and pray over your body, but nothing ever happens