Category: Philosophy

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…


Agnosticism – Who knows? Not me!!

Even though this article is about agnosticism, and its modern application. I would like to start off with some definitions so there is no ambiguity from the get-go. Truth, fact and prove are words that get bandied around in the debate groups but some people do not actually seem to be to sure what they…


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…


‘What If You’re Wrong?’

Introduction When an atheist becomes involved in discussing religion with Theists they tend to find themselves confronted with many common questions from different believers of different religions. There are questions like ‘who created the universe?’, ‘who created the laws of physics?’, ‘who was the first human?’, as well as other similar ones. While atheism itself…


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…


Cognicism; a secular moral system

Cognicism; a secular moral system     As an atheist, we are often asked, “how can you be good without god?”. I have tried to explain this time and time again, each time resulting in a slightly different description. I understand the wish for people who might not be familiar with secular moral systems, to take…


Letter To A Concerned Free Thinker 3 – The Great Wager

Dear Thinker. Across your journey of self-enlightenment, you shall meet many a con-man who offers their version of reality in manners that are palpable to your ears. You will meet men who speak eloquently, look sophisticated, and yet hold irrational beliefs based purely on their situation; the situation that chance allowed them to be born…


Free Will: A Compatibilist’s View

Introduction Free will, do we have it? If we were to ask this question to average believer in God, chances are we would come away with a unanimous, or near unanimous, yes. However, amongst others the answers are more divided. There are those that declare that we do not make our own conscious choices, that…


Letters To A Concerned Free Thinker 2 – Socrates And Knowledge

Dear thinker. A confident stand on the Limitations of a person’s capability to fully know about their existence is a defining step in the maturity of a human being; as to be self-aware of those limitations gives person grounds, not only to improve in their understanding, but also their perspective as well. Knowledge begins when…


The God of Nothing and Nowhere

The God of Nothing and Nowhere   Nothingness What do we speak of when we speak of ‘nothing’? The word is often used in many different ways. To say ‘there is nothing in my hands’ is to make a statement akin to ‘my hands are empty’. Just as when we say something along the lines…