Skepsos's skepsis

The selfish gene

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 29, 2010

What’s up with sports folks praying for a win, while elsewhere people are starving or getting slaughtered?
I’d definately like to call that a selfish gene!

Some say god made them win a sports tournament – too bad it distracted him from healing children with cancer…

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The birth of scepticism

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 25, 2010

My skepticism began at the start of the first Gulf War, when CNN continuously displayed the bombing as if it was a videogame. It even had a name: ‘precision bombing’ and it was supposed to be safe and nonharmful to Iraqi civilions.
At that time I would blindly trust the eight ‘o clock news.
The next day when I was attending my physics class and my fellow classmates were discussing the war, my teacher came in. Some pupils asked him ‘what do you think about the war sir?’ He paused for a while and said “you shouldn’t believe what they show you on tv. It is impossible to have civilianfriendly precision bombing if at the same time they tell you a thousand missiles are being fired.”
This shocked me, made me think and forever sparked a search for truth in me.

Tell me: do you remember your first skeptical moment?

I swear

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 24, 2010

It’s time to replace the expressions “bunch of faggots” and “that’s so gay”
“bunch of Christians” and “that’s so fucking theist!”

Really. It’s very odd to use the word ‘gay’ as a swearword. Gay is something that just simply exists, there’s nothing anyone could (or should) do about it.
Just replace it with “busstation” (another thing that just simply exists…). Try it.
For example “that movie was sóooo busstation!”

The foxhole delusion

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 24, 2010

My writing for today:

There are no sane people in foxholes.

This is a writing I based on the quote “there are no atheists in foxholes.” Theists use that one in order to ‘prove’ religion is some kind of justified default value and therefore ‘true.’
My point is: people who are about tot die in a foxhole do not necessarily have the best judgment…

The fluxus of socialising

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 14, 2010

‘You can reach all you want in life’ – is nasty bullshit. I don’t like it for two reasons.
One: it sort of implies that people who haven’t reached all they want, are losers and it’s their own fault. But we very well know there are plenty of boys and girls who were born in really bad neighbourhoods, or in poor countries, or countries that are at war, who won’t have that opportunity and will always stay behind even if they do escape their descent.
So it totally disregards society and circumstance.
Two: the second reason is linguistics related. If you say ‘you can reach all you want’ it also implies you already know what you want, without any outside influence. But that would be horrible and totally unrealistic. Everyone meets others. Other people can inspire you and make you change your mind, if only ever so slightly. Everyone is formed, not static. This means there is no standard recipe for being a ‘selfmade man’ or for ‘having it made.’
People who know what they want and never ever change their mind are less likely to consider other peoples’ views and needs.
When saying ‘You can reach all you want in life’ you’re omitting outside influence, the importance of exchange.
And you know what: a hermit doesn’t get close to himself. I don’t think people can ‘find themselves’ through solistic meditation.
I have learned who I am only by interacting with others.
This fluxus of personality, I’d like to call it, seems to be quite the taboo in modern day capitalist society.

Stealing goodness

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 12, 2010

By saying ‘thou shalt not steal’ god is plagiarizing our own ethics and taking the credits for it as well.

It’s not so hard to make people believe you ARE morality when you claim the obvious.

The stranger

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 12, 2010

Why would morality be given to us by an entity that isn’t human at all?

Why would morality come from a being that stands outside of Life completely?

Why would an entity like that even care?…
Obviously the idea of an allseeing god is preposterous.

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‘Come’ together

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 9, 2010

Huge gatherings of the same species are always because of sex.
Only humans gather in large numbers in order to listen to a sexless sunday sermon…

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The unbearable ant theory

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 8, 2010

If all things are made from atoms, i.e. the same particles, would we be able to construct a living ant out of correctly placed marbles?

Since atoms mostly contain empty space, it would quite possibly require a marble construction the size of our galaxy.
Hm… Perhaps we are already living in a giant ant model?

Navigation of the site

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 7, 2010

I have changed the date of some posts – and I’m posting no more than 8 thoughts a day.
This will make it easier to navigate to them, simply by clicking the calendar.

Also I’ve enlarged the ‘recent comments’ and ‘recent posts’ section,
Thus making it easier to find things directly from the homepage.

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