Skepsos's skepsis

The importance of being effective

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on August 18, 2010

Who could ever believe in a deity who created all the huge things in the entire universe AND is also watching all the little things you’re doing in your bedroom?
Seems the deity doesn’t quite know how to set priorities here.

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?

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…

As is

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 5, 2010

Every day I find it unbelievable and miraculous I came into existance. Everything on this planet is quite the ‘miracle’ just as is.
I don’t need a god to see that. A god would actually degrade the value of this planet, because what’s so good about this earth if it’s just some devine creation and hasn’t done anything by itself?

Easy wrath?

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 4, 2010

If I am really such a pervert, why doesn’t god punish me NOW, instead of waiting for me to be dead and defenseless?

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Ghostly science

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 4, 2010

I don’t believe in ghosts. They could exist, but only as just some kind of quantum mechanic anomaly that will pretty soon be explained through the superstring theory.

His Noodely Appendage

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 4, 2010

All these ridiculous beliefs and conspiracies… I almost hope one day the Flying Spagghetti Monster will come down to earth and reveal Itself as the one true and only god.
He will probably say “Oh and by the way: I built the pyramids, because you surely did not expect the Africans could’ve done this themselves?”

Auto-eye

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 3, 2010

I used to call myself an agnosticus, because I thought we cannot know everything.
I think that we, with our limited physical abilities, are so very much part of the system, that this universe is, that we will never be able to step out of it, take a distance from it and observe it unbiased and absolute. In other words: an eye cannot look at itself.

However: these days I think: we may never know everything, but we pretty damn well know now there is no guy with a beard on a cloud, there are no muscled deities on the Olympus, and mummified Egyptians are still here on this earth and not with Osiris.

The right verb

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 2, 2010

I don’t believe there is no god, I know there is no god.

Be proud, and use the right verb.

Hello nontheist world!

Posted in News, Skepsos by skepsos on March 1, 2010

What will this blog be for?
I like to be helpful, so here are the keywords: philosophy, evolution, science, ethics, atheism, secular, agnostic, skeptics, religion, debate, spirituality, emotions, bright, Hume, Darwin, Marx, Aristoteles, experiment, Art, culture, queer, gender, sex, identity, activism, emancipation, morality, humanism, computers, internet, future, past, now.

If you like what you see here: feel free to quote me! But please, mention my name. Skepsos.