Category: Life Lessons

Bigotry, Political Correctness, Intent, and offence.

Bigotry definitions and false bigotry claims has been covered by an article by Kriss: What Is Bigotry? The Difference Between What Makes Us A Person, And What Makes Us A Human. I also covered the difference between words/prayers and actions in my article: Sorry I’ll pray for you. Assuming you have an understanding of these articles I shall not bore you with repeated information and shall talk about some of the results of bigotry, and in fact just not being......

Sorry, I’ll Pray for you

A few years ago, I first heard the saying: “Smash that plate on the floor. Now say sorry. Does it fix it?” It appealed to me quite a bit. I find too many people throw around the word sorry without ever actually being sorry, or even if they are, they do not change their behaviour/actions to reflect their alleged sorrow. To continue the saying/analogy: You break someone’s plate. It doesn’t matter if it is an accident or not, ultimately it......

Enjoy your life; The significance of beauty

In our rational mindset, many devote their lives to obtaining and maintaining knowledge and reason. We run the risk of being obsessed to the point that we forget to appreciate the better things in life. To enjoy ourselves, to enrich the soul. In this small series, I will discuss these things with you in an attempt to help you improve the enjoyment of your life. Why beauty? You might be wondering; why would the first thing to discuss be beauty?......

Which Atheist Arguments Should We Stop Using?

Introduction. Previously I have written an article that lists and explains some Common Theistic Fallacies that are often brought up in arguments. As an atheist who is active in several online debate and discussion groups, they are things that I see with exceptional regularity. However, it is unfair to think that it is only the Theists that present faulty, or fallacious, arguments. Although atheism, being the Null Hypothesis/Neutral Position is the more logical position than belief, belief being an illogical conclusion,......

Aron Ra and the “state” of Texas

              A few of the luckier staff members here at www.answers-in-reason.com(AIR) made the long (because I cant follow GPS directions), arduous and at times perilous (because I was driving) road trip to catch a talk by the magnificent Aron Ra. After getting stuck in rush hour traffic which made snails pace seem like celeritas lux(speed of light, and where we have taken the c we see appear in physics, Latin is not just for you biology......

Internet atheists, FB debating groups and their spin offs

Internet atheists, FB debating groups and their spin offs   I cut my teeth in online debates in a group called does God exist(DGE) on facebook about 3 years ago. I had been an atheist for a long time but was not active in it in any way. I married a Muslim woman and she tried to introduce me to Islam. Her family showed me the nice early Meccan verses and I thought, “well this is not so bad at all!”.......

Trust: Authority and Abuse of Power

Trusting people is embedded in us from birth. We trust our parents to do everything for us. They are the definitive authority on EVERYTHING. As we grow older we are taught to respect our elders and to listen to our teachers. Everyone seems to be in a category of “bigger & older = knows better” – and you accept it. Why wouldn’t you? These people have taught you everything you know; to speak, to read, to write, to eat… everything.......