I stand in solidarity with Belgium following the terror attacks which claimed over thirty lives this morning. The terror attacks in Brussels follow the recent terror attacks in Turkey and the Paris attacks late last year. Obviously, opinions will fly like bullets.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
There is a famous quote which goes, "It is easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism," a quote whose origin is somewhat mysterious. This quote highlights a common problem in our societies, found mostly among right-wingers: the fear and poor understanding of socialism and anything that is not capitalist. With this in mind, the following article will discuss democracy, totalitarianism, socialism, democratic socialism, and social democracy.Read More
On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of America ruled that same-sex couples can marry nationwide; all states must uphold this decision. This was a major victory in the war against dogma, as I write about in my article "Love wins battle, war against dogma continues" (July 5, 2015). However, we all knew, I assume, that the battle was, indeed, far from over and that there still are right-wing theists who claim their religious freedom should allow them to oppress others. One such person is Kim Davis and another is an apologist I encountered.Read More
It was a while since I wrote on my blog, so I thought it was a good idea to start making it a habit again. When I blog, I usually write articles on what I see as serious issues and topics—religion, politics, and philosophy—and I will get back to that soon, hopefully. Sometimes, I have blog post about my brother's cute golden retriever Chaplin, with adorable pictures or funny memes I've made. Mostly I blog about politics, religion, and philosophy, though, as I said. However, I thought it would help me with my routine to perhaps blog, every now and then, about my life, both personal and professional, and that is where this blog post enters the picture. In this blog post, I will just briefly tell you what I have been up to the last three days, three days full of eventful events that evented. (This post will, probably, be a bit more informal than my usual articles.)Read More
The hashtag #SignsYoureRightWing trended yesterday on Twitter, so as a quick and easy blog post, with lazyness factor one million, I thought I would just include my tweets, some of my favorite tweets, and perhaps some commentary regarding this hashtag. A preview: Conservatives are bigoted, ignorant hypocrites who drink the Kool-Aid and only care about that which affects themselves.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