Axiological Atheism Explained

Axiological/axiology (value theory/value science) atheism? My quick definition of Axiology? Axiology is a philosophy (value theory) and a social science (formal axiology) mainly involving the “what, why, and how” of “value” the way epistemology approaches “knowledge” as in what is of value/good/worth/beneficial/ or useful? Why is the thing in question of value/good/worth/beneficial/ or useful? How should the value/good/worth/beneficial/ or useful be interacted with? Philosophic Axiology (value theory) and Scientific Axiology (formal axiology) Formal Axiology: Another Victim in Religion’s War on Science  *(axiology as philosophy) value theory/the theory of values, meta-ethics/morality or aesthetics: “Value theory encompasses a range of approaches to understanding how, why, and to what degree persons value things; whether the object or subject of valuing is a person, idea, object, or anything else. Intuitively, theories of value must be important to ethics. This investigation began in ancient philosophy, where it is called axiology or ethics.” Ref  *(axiology as science) formal axiology/the theory of values, meta-ethics/morality or aesthetics: “Formal axiology is a branch of axiology in general. Axiology in general or “as such” is value theory in all its ramifications, ranging from meta-theory to ethics, aesthetics, logic, and any other dimension of human interest that involves questions of good and evil, right and wrong, correctness or incorrectness, beauty and ugliness, truth and falsity, and every other conceivable value issue, dimension, or interest. Formal axiology, focuses initially upon the most formal features of human values, then upon applications of these formalities to the concrete details of what we value (values) and how we value (valuations). Robert S. Hartman created a logically abstract (he would say “synthetic”) to features of all human values and valuations;...

Speech on the Evolution of Religion & Religious Sexism

The YouTube for the convention: Atheists of Facebook Hello My Fellow Non-Believers, I am Damien Marie AtHope and I am an Axiological Atheist, which roughly can be understood as a value theory or value science Atheist. Axiological to Atheism is meant to denote an atheistic rejection of the existence of gods or supreme beings in favor of a “higher absolutes,” such as humanity, formal axiology, or naturalistic or universal ethical principles. Axiological Atheism can be thought to involve ethical/value theory reasoned and moral argument driven atheism, anti-theism, anti-religionism, ignosticism, apatheism, secularism, and humanism. I am very excited to be a speaker at the first ever Atheists of Facebook Convention. My topics are the Evolution of Religion and Sexism in the Major World Religions. Now I will begin discuss Evolution of Religion When I describe the evolution of religion, I will use the prefixes (primal, proto, and progressed) for the set of stages of development of religion. My use of primal, proto and progressed as prefixes for subclasses I have organized such as early superstitionism, early religionism and organized religionism all connected parts in the evolution of religion. The “Primal” prefix is meant to express the very basic aspects appear but not yet fully evolved or beginning assemblages are starting to come together but lack form, The “Proto” prefix is meant to express the “earliest form of” or all parts of the earliest aspects are now assembled. And, the “Progressed” prefix is meant to express the “concepts or behaviors more fully solidify” or all parts of the aspects are now further developed from previously assembled concepts or behaviors. I would first...

Sexism in the Major World Religions

I will begin the discussion on sexism in the Major World Religions with roughly the beginning of sexism and how it is evident in all the Major World Religions. From the ancient past, evidence shows that sexism was near nonexistent than today’s which has become so pervasive and females were highly valued. Currently in the world with the male dominant and centric religions and the many cultures of current and past historic societies, which often seem to devalue, give a lesser status, or limited the value of women. Moreover, before there were any male god myths, there were only or mainly female goddesses and animals or aspects of nature, which were held as spirits or something like deities. Many present day thinkers may find it difficult to comprehend that women could have been valued, be equal to some extent, or even hold a position of power, especially political power in early historic or prehistoric times. Around 6,000 years ago, women were documented as leaders and other positions of political authority starting with Legendary Queen of Ethiopia. According to a scientific study, there is further confirmation which shows that sexual equality is nothing new, even if it is something long forgotten but is still be fought for yesterday, today, and tomorrow. In contemporary hunter-gatherer tribes, evidence shows that men and women tend to have equal influence on important decision-making. Such findings challenge the idea that sexual equality is a recent invention, which suggests that it has been the norm for humans for most of our evolutionary history. At least by 12,000 years ago, female goddesses and not male gods were...

His Foolishness The Dalai Lama

“The planet does not need more ‘successful people’. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.” ~H.H.The Dalai Lama Sorry, to seem like the atheist/anti-religious asshole but I call bullshit, The Dalai Lama is very successful, so what he states is a clear contradiction. Then in a weird way, I do kind of agree we don’t need him. He had control the Tibetan Government in exile, which receives many donations which pays for his traveling around the world and his security detail. The very successful Dalai Lama has 111 books you can count them: http://www.dalailama.com/biography/books/20 With 111 books to his name, I would say he is very successful, so how can he judge. When you say healers you don’t mean doctor’s right, you mean ”spiritual” healers like faith magic, which is ridiculous and disproven superstitions and how absurd to say we need more storytellers as a way to help the world… How about more education, more science and more critical thinking, rather than ridiculous beliefs in faith magic? But who cares right if the Dalai Lama expresses empty platitudes, he is just an ordinary MAN (Lhamo Dondrub) not a 14 time reincarnated unique anything. Lhamo Dondrub the Dalai Lama’s birth name reminds us he is just a man nothing special and it is absurd to think otherwise, just like all others who are claimed to be holy (I am thinking of you pope). Lhamo Dondrub, when you say lovers, you don’t mean homosexuals right, not that you don’t go beyond the standard view of Buddhism; which has viewed homosexuality as falling under its rules...

Who is My Hero?

Is there a hero who inspired me? No, there was no one person who changed my life or gave me inspiration to be more. For me it is everyone around me, ones who reach for the stars, as well as those who are still lying on the floor. To me the flight of the ‘human will’ is not a one-way trip, not a one-time journey, nor a one-time slip. I gathered whom I am from everyone around me from ones who struggle to ones who are strong. I can learn from ones who think they know little to ones who think they are never wrong. I strive to learn from children and adults alike for it is the goal of becoming someone I like. I strive to learn from the suffering who teaches me the need to understand, show compassion, and never forget how to cherish every happy moment to its end. I strive to learn from the sure and empowered who remind me to hope and see happiness is not pretend. I strive to learn from the ones who are arrogant, loud, and forceful to be heard for they remind me of the need to be humble and not to be so limited wanting only to be understood that I forget to actively work in understanding others. Most of all I try to learn from every child’s wonder. How their feelings of wonder guide their perception so even old things can be seen as new. May I be an eternal seeker and learner, willing to be a part of every good thing around me, giving back freely all...