Conservatives have essentially created a "no true poor person" fallacy, which says anyone who is poor should blame themselves, foreigners, and taxation of the rich — never the system.Read More
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For this brief article, I will just make a video recommendation and provide some commentary—basically just my thoughts after watching the video. The video in question is "Palestinians: What do you think of atheists?" Check it out below and read some of my thoughts.Read More
On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the U.S. ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry nationwide — a major victory in the war against dogma. However, the cultural war is far from over. Right-wing theists such as Kim Davis still claim their religious freedom should allow them to oppress others.Read More
Holiness and purity are arbitrary concepts, which were invented by humankind. There is nothing which actually is holy, or sacred, or pure. Rather, holiness and purity are two of the many falsehoods of religion meant to stop people from questioning. The dogmatic belief that holiness and purity exist and make something better, closer to God, than the unholy and impure is not part of some greater truth, but the indoctrination that allows religion to keep its thralls in check.Read More
Ray Comfort complained about what he perceives as immoral on Facebook. In a vein similar to Westboro Baptist Church's appreciation of dead soldiers, he claimed God is punishing us for what he arbitrarily sees as immoral, because of his faith. Denial of facts, blaming victims of "God's wrath" rather than God himself, and thus supporting the tyranny of God (even though it does not really exist, since God does not exist) are three major problems with conservative theism.Read More
A conservative theist criticized my article "Love wins battle, war against dogma continues" (July 5, 2015), basically saying, amongst other things, that traditional marriage not only has tradition behind it, but also merit. Of course, I disagreed, which I detailed in my follow-up article, "Tradition, sides, and dogma" (July 13, 2015). The theist then replied to that article, as well, explaining his dogmatic position in more detail, while claiming it is those who support same-sex marriage who are dogmatic.Read More