Tag Archives: critical thinking

Why I don’t care to get in the last word

I took part in an amusing Facebook comment thread the other day and I figured it would be a good point to use to express why I don’t make any effort to “get in the last word” on comment threads. … Continue reading

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If you know some parts of the Bible are nonsense, why accept the rest? And why accept the religion?

First of all, this applies equally to other religions. As a former Christian, I only ever needed to reject the one to reject all religions. But this applies just as much to other religious texts, such as the Quran. I’m … Continue reading

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Clarification: Why my son won’t attend his cousin’s first communion

Last night my mother, who will be attending her granddaughter’s first communion, told me she would really like Josh to go with her. I had to explain to her why that isn’t going to happen. First of all, she interrupted … Continue reading

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Being good without god

I have two posts in mind for the subject I said I don’t want to write about any more, but have decided to have a go at my more usual writing instead… My son and mother are still watching Dexter, … Continue reading

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Yet another reminder that atheism isn’t a religion

Honestly I’m tired of repeating this, but recently someone asserted that my atheism is religious because I write about it. I also have a programming blog. Does that mean c# is my religion too? This isn’t even an atheism blog … Continue reading

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If my questioning the origin of your god is a genetic fallacy, your implicit disbelief in other gods is also one.

Just a quick one this morning to see if the Facebook connector I set up to publish these posts to my new Facebook page actually works this time… A while back, a commenter insisted that my questioning the origins of … Continue reading

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The "inverse" of the argument from morality doesn’t make logical sense.

I’ve written about the argument from morality quite a few times here… Just the tags or all mentions… But it occurred to me that when frequenting atheist vs theist debate groups, it is normally the inverse of that pathetic argument … Continue reading

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