People still call evolution a theory today. What evolution is is a proven theory. There is evidence piles on top of evidence that evolution happened. There is also as much evidence that creationism did not happen. I have searched high and low looking for any kind of real evidence that some all powerful being created our world and everything in it. If there are any Christians reading this blog (probably not) please point me in the right direction if you can.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The question comes up again and again if morality is universal or relative. Are there certain things that are just bad and should never be done as the 10 commandments tell us?
I will just touch on a few here. Do we all agree that it is wrong to kill? I think this premise is just wrong. I believe there is a time to kill and not just in a last defense of your life. If someone has just raped you and is then walking away. You see your purse laying on the ground with your hand gun in it. In the united states it would be consitered murder if you shot and killed him. I believe you would have every right.
What about infidelity and homosexuality? You can bet the gay lovers or person being unfaithful don't view their acts as immoral. With homosexuality as with many other things that only affect the individual doing them (drug use, prostitution etc) should be up to the individuals to judge morality. With infidelity I can see many situations where cheating could easily consitered moral. What about an abusive husband and the wife does not dare try to leave him. Should she be denied love or should she make the best of a bad situation and have relations with someone why treats her right?
My conclusion is that our morality in America is completely twisted. We have so many different groups that are always fighting about morality. Our laws from murder laws to infidelity laws are heavily influenced by the church and have no place in a modern society. There IS a time to cheat and yea a time to kill.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Pretty clear I think.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Then about three years ago something happened that clarified everything. I realized it is my generation that is sceptical not the general populace. I was visiting my Grandfather over the weekend. I am not sure how we got on the topic of religion but we did. I told him I was an Atheist. The look on his face was pure shock.
He was amazed and delighted. You see he is an Atheist too. His generation is overly religious. He could not believe it when I told him my generation was not very religious at all. They may be Atheist, Agnostic or just not practicing.
Now let's look at some facts:
Pew research did a poll on February 7th 2010 of Americans 18-30. The poll found that 25% of the millennial generation is not religiously affiliated. Once you get to people in their 40s only 15% are unaffiliated then by the 60s it goes down to 10%.
The only conclusion you can make from these numbers it that there is no future for god or religion in America. As my generation gets older and comes into power more secular policies will be put into practice. We will see an end to Christian based laws and an end to the debate over evolution vs creationism in schools. If this trend continues in 100 years America will be a secular nation with a small religious minority. That will be the day.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
If this ever happens to you there is no blame. Maybe these things made sense to primitive cultures 2000 years ago. Today we have this thing called science. Science is based on fact while religion is based on fairy tales.
Don't worry though, you have common sense on your side. Throughout history religion has worked very hard to to suppress every scientific discovery as they emerged because each discovery proves the religion false. We know for a fact that the earth is billions of years old not a few thousand. We know for a fact that humans and other animals evolved over time. Yet even today some public schools teach creationism. Some members of congress don't believe in evolution. Even most people who claim a religion believe in evolution.
If 90% of everything a religion ever told anyone has been proven false on all fronts how can we believe anything they say.
Its only common sense.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Example 1: " If we allow gay marriage people will want to make Polygamy legal".
My thoughts: OK. Enjoy your many wives. What's the problem?
Example 2: " If we allow gay marriage people will want to make polyandry legal".
My thoughts: Again. Have fun with that. Enjoy your many husbands.
Example 3: " If we allow gay marriage people will want to legalize polyamory and group marriage".
My thoughts: why should I have a problem with that. If crazy religious people think they can stop any of these things by passing laws they are sadly mistaken.
Example 4: " If we allow gay marriage people will want to marry their animals".
My thoughts: come on! Anyone who thinks this is something people are going to worry about has problems.
These scare tactics don't work. Then the last resort is always " you are going to hell". Someone telling me I am going to hell is just as scary and real as someone telling me Santa won't bring me presents this year.