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
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My mother was home when the neighbors were robbed, today. Of course, the person who robbed them was a foreign, dark-skinned individual. What are the odds that a crime was committed by a non-white person, right? Well, the young man actually lives with the neighbors and was coming home when a passer-by saw him and called the police.Read More
If there's one thing we love to do in the west, it is to spread shame to as many people as we possibly can. Well, as many white westerners as we possibly can. Whether it's slut-shaming or white guilt, there's someone who holds it dear, whether conservative or liberal. One kind of shaming that has spread like wildfire amongst liberals is what I call critic-shaming.Read More
As expected, there was some resistance to my blog post "Freedom of religion insults me", which is about how speech cannot be censored because it can be insulting or because there are bigots, just like religion cannot be suppressed because some religions cause bigotry. One person who argued against what I wrote is Sai.Read More
Pope Francis has made a few good decisions as of late (animal souls, atheists in heaven, climate change), so I was actually surprised by his recent anti-free-speech speech, in which he said one cannot mock faith. Although, what surprised me the most is that I was surprised; he is a theist, after all, so it makes sense that he'd be against anyone mocking faith. Because religions need to be placed on a pedestal where they cannot be touched, unlike any other worldview or ideology. It doesn't exactly scream of confidence, does it?Read More
What is the prerequisite for being an American? Must one be born in America? Must one have American parents? If so, then who was the first American? It makes no logical sense to think in terms of who deserves to be where, when the only thing that separates us is history. Immigration is not the worst thing in the world, but you’d think it is if you spoke to a conservative. The argument I most hear against immigration is a history of us versus them. So who deserves to be where?Read More