But when I do, it’s with a video supporting a pastor whom I have great respect for. What the whole thing.
Attention fellow Pennsyltuckians, your state legislator has declared 2012 as the “Year of the Bible.” After solving all the other issues in the Commonwealth, Representative Rich Saccone (R) [shocking I know] brought House Resolution 535 to the floor declaring:
“That the House of Representatives declare 2012 as the “Year of the Bible” in Pennsylvania in recognition of both the formative influence of the Bible on our Commonwealth and nation and our national need to study and apply the teachings of the holy scriptures.”
You will be happy to know that Rep. Saccones’ measure passed 193 to zero. The interesting twist in this matter is that a Pennsylvanian atheist group is embracing this resolution and is planning on displaying one of the many wonderful things that bible has to teach us, on a billboard in Harrisburg. Soon near the intersection of 13th and Paxton St, the following will be displayed.
I personally hope that the content of this billboard will change throughout the year, because the bible has so many lessons we can learn. Like how women are worth half as much and how they should always serve men
[Leviticus 27:1-7]. Not to mention they are supposed to keep their traps shut at all times
[1 Tim 2:12].
So good job PA Legislature because we all know studying the Bible is one of the best ways to become an atheist.
It’s 5am and I haven’t submitted a post for several months. I’d say I’m sorry, and some part of me is because I do love this site and wish I could dedicate more time to it, but I’ve had other obligations, flights of fancy, hobbies, and my lovely girlfriend to spend time with as of late.
Just out of the blue however, I had a very succinct thought about a topic relevant to religious belief. I’ve heard it said from quite a few people that if it wasn’t for religion, there’d be nothing holding them back from committing horrible acts of violence and deprivation. I don’t believe these individuals for a moment.
Your faith in god, religion, or the supernatural isn’t what makes you a good person. Your faith in yourself does. By all means, believe what you want to, but know that you’re only as good as you want to be, and you shouldn’t need the threat of hell or promise of paradise to see that being a good person is a worthwhile venture in and of itself, no strings attached, and no justification required.
People often credit their benevolent acts to their faith in a higher power, and are quick to condemn those who commit malevolent acts as either lacking in faith, or perverting it. Let’s instead recognize that there are simply good people and bad people, and, excluding possible mental illness, we make our own choices as to whether we are going to be a good person, or a bad one. It just saddens me to think that there are people out there who think they’d do horrible things if it wasn’t for their belief in god.
I have more faith in them that they are good people than they do in themselves, apparently.
Happy new year to everyone and keep calm and carry on.
Its been almost 10 years since we as a country were jilted from our superiority. Ten years since we as a globally connected species finally witnessed full on, wide eyed and unedited for content what happens when people obsessed with ignorant superstitions act on those whims; death and fear. And we have since seen many thousands more slaughtered in retaliatory actions authorized and supported by leaders who also preach belief in superstitions not so dissimilar. Why is it that people refuse to acknowledge it is not just form that the delusion manifests that is the danger, it is the delusion itself.
What is Fractal Wrongness?
The state of being wrong at every conceivable scale of resolution. That is, from a distance, a fractally wrong person's worldview is incorrect; and furthermore, if you zoom in on any small part of that person's worldview, that part is just as wrong as the whole worldview.
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