Skepsos's skepsis

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.

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Creative writing

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on April 10, 2010

I haven’t posted anything extensive for a while, since I’ve been mainly twittering my ass off.
Or, as I said to a friend of mine: “I have been twittering the lower part of my body into oblivion.”
I propose a more creative use of common expressions.
Please respond with your own, prefarably sexpositive queer atheist liberal perversions and involving robots, if possible.
Thank you.

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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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Labels I

Posted in Skepsos by skepsos on March 5, 2010

The most fantastic thing we as humans have been able to develop is speech, altough actually it sometimes is a bit of a shame we define and label things with only one word because there’s potential it’s making things too static – like with gender.
We haven’t invented enough words for all the genders there are yet.

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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.