Bigfoots, Unicorns, and Gods?

Bigfoots, Unicorns, and Gods the rational conclusion using axiology So how do we form rational conclusions? More importantly how do we differentiate between the levels involved to establish a conclusions rational viability. It takes axiology or the value judgment the worthiness or lack thereof in relation to the available reason and evidence. So let’s start with the axiological viability of Bigfoots There is no available evidence for Bigfoots. But is their proposition outside of reason? Always start in reality from the evidence we do know, such as a primate/nonhuman hominid close to that of both humans and other nonhuman primates is not entirely outside all possibility of reason even though lacking all evidence. Therefore, belief is not warrant and the axiological worthiness of possibility is low enough to motivate disbelief. The axiological viability of Unicorns (ie. a horse with a single horn on its head) There is no evidence for Unicorns. But is their proposition outside of reason? As always start in reality from the evidence we do know, such as by looking at the evolution of the horse not once was there a horn on any of the several stages of animals to the horse we know today. So it is relatively outside of possibility though as it is still only claiming non fantastic attributes it is only somewhat ridiculous. Therefore, belief is not in any way warranted and the axiological worthiness is so low to highly support disbelief. Now the axiological validity of Gods There is no evidence for Gods. But is their proposition outside of reason? As always start in reality from the evidence we do...

I am Anti Spanking

I am anti spanking as I value the nonaggression principle which basically states that it is immoral to initiate the use of aggressive force which is not directly for self or other defense against another human being. Spanking is use of aggressive force a clear violation of the non-aggression principle, and thus an immoral action. Psychologytoday.com Taking Non-Aggressive Approach Towards Discipline Spanking Yiolates Non-Aggression Children need to have the same right as adults to protection from abuse from either public or private sources. • Hitting your wife is called ‘domestic violence’ and is a crime; • Hitting another adult is called ‘assault’ and is a crime; • Hitting a child is called ‘discipline’ and is not a crime? WTF Some will say with deep conviction but I still believe that spanking works … Terrorism always works but what it produces is terror and fear. Your beliefs that support spanking you are putting over the facts of science do you think that truly is a valid way to live life? You can have deep conviction and all that is proof of is deep conviction, nothing more just like religion beliefs without evidence and keeping belief that contradicts the evidence. I hear it said if you don’t spank your child you can’t raise them right. This is not empirically proven in fact it is demonstrable to the opposite. But that aside I feel such a statement is on par with saying one cannot have morality without religion an equally false statement. Furthermore, I am taken back when atheists say such things about child rearing that not spanking the child you spoil...

We all make a difference!

We all make a difference! Often we wait for other to be friendly, to be kind, to make a difference, or to be a leader. When we have such power all along, may I be friendly, Kind, make a difference, and be a leader of such active humanism, promoting human good with intentionally and inspire others to do the same as we are all needed to be the difference. When you expose the use of irrational thinking, it will provide an opportunity for others to grasp a rational outlook assisting on a given issue. But when you provide others the opportunity to grasp the rational thinking process, it will assist them in exposing irrational outlooks on many issues. May I strive to Be the difference, not just think...

Secular Addiction Resources

I was in AA 18 years and once I turned atheist I stopped going as I see it as a religion I am still clean and sober since January 24 1989. I don’t go to any meetings of any type for addiction but here are some secular or non-12 step self-help groups available to the public. Moderation Management: http://www.moderation.org/ LifeRing Secular Recovery: http://lifering.org/ SMART Recovery: Self Management Recovery Training: http://www.smartrecovery.org/ S.K.I.P. Sobriety – Knowledge is Power: https://www.sites.google.com/site/skipnetdotorg/ “SOS” Secular Organizations for Sobriety: http://www.sossobriety.org/ Rational Recovery: https://rational.org/index.php?id=1 Women For Sobriety: http://www.womenforsobriety.org/beta2/ WAAFT (We Agnostics, Atheists and Freethinkers in AA): http://www.waaft.org/ My Addiction I have had a full life that started with many hardships and poor choices where I was finally faced with a choice to either change and live or stay the same and die. I am alive and thriving do to the choice of life and change I not only made so long ago but for the vigilance to improve and change I hold dear every day. Now in my life though struggles never truly go away I have had many triumphs and accomplishments to light my way. Now I am creating a bright future, riding my success, and living my dreams. I conquered drug and alcohol addiction as well as aggressive antisocial behavior with 12 step programs, counseling, and ethical enlightened thinking. In my life it was a surprise to most that I finished high school and did not end up in prison. I wish to make a difference in others’ lives to give back what was given to me. I wish to bring about change in myself and others. When My Addiction Started I was...

I Am An Axiological Atheist?

Axiological atheism: is the thinking that no god(s) or goddess(es) exist and they lack all worth and value to humans even if they existed. Such myth should be rejected in favor of believing in humanity, seeing secularism and humanism as a kind of “higher absolute” such as humanity, formal axiology, or naturalistic or universal ethical principles. My stating a kind of “higher absolute” is not stating a belief in some absolute morality, instead it is meaning nothing but naturalistic human centered morality is used or forms of valued good is derived from a rational thinking by humanity  (Ie. humanity as the absolute source of ethics and values, and permits individuals to resolve moral problems without resorting to god myths or religious philosophies).  I am anthropocentric as an Axiological Atheist. I see humans value as above all other life’s value. Some say well, we are animals so they disagree with my destination. But how do the facts play out? So you don’t have any difference in value of life? So a bug is the same as a mouse, a mouse is the same as a dolphin, a dolphin is the same as a human, all to you have exactly the same value? You fight to protect the rights of each of them equally? And all killing of any of them is the same crime murder? I know I am an animal but you also know that we do have the term humans which no other animal is classified. And we don’t take other animals to court as only humans and not any other animals are like us. We are also genetically connected to plants and...