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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.

Godconscious

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on April 16, 2010

This is a true personal confession: whenever I hear someone mention god, I feel embarressed on their behalf.
I’m not sure if there are other people who have this as well, or even understand what I’m talking about. I’ve never heard anyone else mention it, but I’ve had this deep feeling of silly shame whenever the word ‘god’ gets mentioned, ever since my childhood.

At the time I didn’t quite know what it was and I have to think really hard on where and how it started and I can’t remember.
Which is unfortunate: because if more people would feel a slight humilitation about religion, perhaps there would be less believers.
I grew up in a completely secular family and secular society. But in school it was compulsary to learn about religion – the christian one. I do remember we had our first lessons when I was about 7 or 8 and I actually started believing the stories, but a lot of it didn’t make sense. I sometimes could see the teachers struggle whenever I or other pupils asked questions like “but if god flooded the earth during Noahs time, all fish must have survived? Were fish considered to be without sin? Then… why were all the other animals killed?”

Seeing grownups struggle with bad explanations, such as the eternal killer “he works in mysterious ways” is quite painful. It gave me a feeling that was similar to selfconsciousness with the same awareness of not being allowed to say everything.
Fortunately my mother, who is a non-theist ex-protestant, put me right in my place the minute she started noticing I was about to believe in this god thing. But even today, after all those years, I still feel godconscious.

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.

Democrazy

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 5, 2010

Democracy could have been a great substitute for religion, but now populism has taken its place.

The year of no Lord

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 5, 2010

We should no longer set the birth of a random messias as the year zero. I think we should start our count at a really important event in human history.
Preferably not the birth of one individual, but for example start at zero in the year when ‘The Origin Of Species’ was first published.

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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.

New fascism

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 4, 2010

We should stop to compare wrong policies with fascism, because bringing Hitler into it makes everyone a victim of the Godwin rule.
I think it’s far more sensible to simply compare bad policies to religion. Since religion also turns rigid beliefs into rigid rules.

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?”

Holes

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 3, 2010

Religion is the worst way to fill up the holes science hasn’t been able to cover with sand yet.

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.