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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 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.

Nontheist morals

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 5, 2010

I have been building up my moral conscience and ethics purely through my life’s experiences, talking to other people, forming my opinions and changing them constantly.
I wish one day everyone on this planet will be blessed with that privilage, instead of being forced into it through religion from their childhood on.

Hello nontheist world!

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

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