In the vein of 36 Arguments For the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction by Rebecca Goldstein, I intend to use this post to list out the most common arguments that are given against the legalization of Gay Marriage, and then I will offer a refutation of each one. This is not to say … Continue reading Arguments Against Gay Marriage: Refutations
I've just picked up two plates from the table, the remnants of a mostly eaten meal still on them, and I'm balancing them in my left hand as I ask if there will be any dessert for my guests (there will not), 60-something-year-old visitors from Louisiana who have been very pleasant all meal, a friendly … Continue reading I Am An Atheist
An amazing thing happened over this past weekend. Child abuse was ended forever. I know! It's hard to believe, but it's true. Go ahead, try and abuse a child. You can't do it. The Pure and Just force of the Internet is stopping you. When the internet first came into being, this is the sort … Continue reading Entitled Salvation: How Cartoons Saved the World
Note: I try to keep my philosophical musings to a more theoretical/universal level so they don't fall into the trap of anecdotal irrelevance. However, on this particular topic, my recent experience is too fitting to ignore. Considering the voyeuristic nature of our culture, this is probably the type of thing that I should be writing … Continue reading This is what you get when you mess with us
The twelve miles from your sanctuary to civilization is paved with good intentions and overrun by weeds The graffiti-scratched stone walls trace back to the past like a holy scroll with no bodies to find, only empty tombs dug by bloodied knuckles A metaphor, but no less true for it Repentance comes easy and absolution, … Continue reading Sacrosanct
Now, of all the great lies the Devil ever spread, love his prettiest bride A grace and a beauty, spectacular to behold, a bouquet of blooming iris Breathless in the bathing light of broken dawn This morning, this moment, lost in the silence of a billion stars burning out Promises and eternity, exhausted He, the … Continue reading Faithless
With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion. ~ Steven Weinberg God, I love whiskey. Love, love, love it. I also have a sweet little thing going with Vodka, on the side. And if … Continue reading Functioning Religioholics.
"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