No Magic No gODs

There is no thing to prove magic, that thinking must be understood. That the world on every level of every test in every science throughout the entire time of scientific investigation shows no magic. Thus, no superstition or supernatural ever, so no way to justify the bullshit concepts of supernatural beings like gods. Therefore, such things have already been disproved and there is nothing, not even a shred of evidence or even a hint of evidence to validate such...

Let’s Discuss Humanism

Humanism According to  Fred Edwords at the American Humanist Association The sort of answer you get to the question “What is humanism?” depends on the sort of humanist you ask! The word “humanism” has a number of meanings. And because authors and speakers often don’t clarify which meaning they intend, those trying to explain humanism can easily become a source of confusion. Fortunately, each meaning of the word constitutes a different type of humanism—the different types being easily separated and defined by the use of appropriate adjectives. So it is relatively easy to summarize the varieties of humanism in this way.  Fred Edwords, born 1948, in San Diego, California, is a longtime agnostic or ignostic humanist leader in Washington DC. Read more at: http://americanhumanist.org/humanism/what_is_humanism Roughly a general classification of humanism and how I see humanism is a philosophical and ethical stance that emphasizes the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively, and generally prefers critical thinking and evidence (rationalism, empiricism) over established doctrine or faith (fideism). The meaning of the term humanism has fluctuated, according to the successive intellectual movements which have identified with it. Generally, however, humanism refers to a perspective that affirms some notion of human freedom and progress. In modern times, humanist movements are typically aligned with secularism, and today “Humanism” typically refers to a non-theistic life stance centred on human agency, and looking to science instead of religious dogma in order to understand the world. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanism Humanism’s Origins There was a time when the term “Humanism” was first adopted in thinking is somewhat unknown. 6th-century BCE pre-Socratic Greek philosophers Thales of Miletus and Xenophanes of Colophon were the...

Reasons for or Types of Atheism

I will now offer helpful but simplistic definitions of why a position of atheism could be chosen it is of course just an over generalization but it will highlight the main idea though it always will be more substantive in reality and who is applying it. Here is my list of non-theistic and theistic assumptions Nonbelief: Weakest implicit Nontheistic/Atheism “negative” / “weak” / “soft” nonbelief similar to Non-Theism Strong implicit Atheism “negative” / “weak” / “soft” nonbelief similar to Apatheist Atheism. Weak Explicit Atheism “negative” / “weak” / “soft” atheists similar to Agnostic Atheism. Strong Explicit Atheism “negative” / “weak” / “soft” atheists similar to Ignostic Atheism. Strongest Explicit Atheism “positive” / “strong” / “hard” atheists similar to Antitheist Atheism. Belief: Weakest implicit Theistic thinking/Theism “negative” / “weak” / “soft” belief similar to Vague Theism Weak implicit Theism “negative” / “weak” / “soft” belief similar to apatheist theists. Weak Explicit Theism “negative” / “weak” / “soft” theists similar to agnostic theism. Strong Explicit Theism “positive” / “strong” / “hard” theists similar to standard theism. Strongest Explicit Theism “positive” / “strong” / “hard” theists similar to gnostic theism. Adeist atheism: as you can see, we are dealing with a negative definition, an antonym, just like the words a-theist and a-symmetric. Deism is the belief that a supreme being created the universe and is no longer interfering, intervening or interacting with the universe or laws of nature (no miracles, revelations etc.) and an a-deist, rejects deism or does not share the beliefs of the deist most likely denies a supreme being created the universe exists or ever existed. Adeism is the...