Atheism, Feminism, and Equality?

Atheist for Equality I am not shy with what I think is right, especially about equality. I have strong opinions when it comes to women’s equality, LGBTQIA equality, race equality, as well as class equality and it amazes me how many atheists are still not on the same page. What the hell is up with that? Here is one of my blog posts: Atheism and LGBTQI rights or support? And yeah, I am a feminist. I am not cool with the so called Men’s rights movement is mostly an anti feminism movement. Here is an article about: 5 Uncomfortable Truths Behind the Men’s Rights Movement. As a humanist and a secularist I also have a hard time getting how other that see value in such labels don’t hold equality as a must in any aware humanity; now I know many do but why not all? Also as a one who is found of socialist anarchism which I know almost all are supporters of equality as well as often feminist, maybe not in some specific feminist movement (though they may be anarcha-feminists), I too am in this anarcha-feminist line of thinking so for me and many others its about the no gods no masters and women should not be seen as equal, they are actually equal and should never been treated as less than equal. And just as we still have racism today we still have sexism. To me we all should see a reason to be feminist just as we all should see a reason to be for LGBTQIA equality, race equality, as well and yes to me, the so called Men’s rights...

Same Sex Marriage and Human Rights

I hear people say the statement, “same sex marriage should be legal if the two people love each other” I always think, Yes as its a human right and also no because even if they don’t love each other they still have the right to get married; since when is proof of love a contingent requirement for heterosexual couples to get married?   Hell, america allows arranged marriage and knows there is forced marriages but cares most about stopping homosexual marriage?   The US State Department tentatively, acknowledged the problem of forced marriage as “one entered into without full consent and under duress where the individual has no right to choose a partner or ability to say no.” The question is what to do about it, especially since the United States has 50 different policies for seeking services, getting protection orders and consenting to matrimony. Forced marriage is an increasingly hidden issue in this country.   Heather M. Heiman, project manager of the Forced Marriage Initiative states, “But it isn’t new. We have the term shotgun wedding. Where do you think that comes from?” To shed light on the issue, Heiman’ group launched an investigation – the findings were released in 2012 – that queried providers of legal services, educators, community organizations, and social service and health care agencies about their clients. “We used the snowball method and got responses from 47 states and Guam. What we found is that forced marriages occur everywhere, hitting people of all social classes and ethnic and religious backgrounds.”   Forced Marriage Protection Orders elsewhere have proved life-saving for women. First and foremost,...

Out of Africa? Yes, but we still have things to learn.

60,000 Years Ago – Lake Mungo (Australia) found mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) from 10 fossils, including a 60,000 year-old-man. This sequence is so primitive that it raises questions some believed recent African origin for humans showing we may need to rethink how we came to be modern humans, such as multiregionalism, a theory which suggests that people coming from Africa interbred with earlier humans already living in various parts of the Old World, because the leading model “Out of Africa” holds that our ancestors first arose in Africa, then spread throughout the world perhaps 100,000 years ago but it may have been earlier and subsequent later humans mixed with the more primitive humans leading to us. Though genetic evidence has been the cornerstone of the recent African origins hypothesis, molecular evidence also provides grounds to challenge it. For example, upon reanalysis the molecular evidence indicates that Africa was not the sole source of mtDNA in modern humans. In addition, because both theories propose African origins for the human line, molecular data could be interpreted as evidence supporting the African origins of the genus Homo, rat her than the more recent species Homo sapiens. Both models place ultimate human origins firmly in Africa. Other assumptions made by DNA analysis are problematic. For example, it is assumed that rates of mutation are steady, when in fact they can be notoriously uneven. Another assumption is that mtDNA is not subject to selection, when in fact variants have been implicated in epilepsy and in a disease of the eye.’ Another issue is that DNA is seen as traveling exclusively from Africa, when it is...

Value Consciousness

We need to make everyone understand the nature of values. Yes, the very impartation of value consciousness is what is required. So, one could ask what is “Value Consciousness” can be viewed as Value Awareness, Aware Value Critiques, or Valid Value Judgments. I have offered several different ways to view it but am now sticking to “Value Consciousness” such as following specific thinking tools people use and assessing them reliably: some limited thinking tools we employ are desire, interest, taste, feeling, faith, etc. The characteristics of these or such tools must not conflate there truth acquisition or truth conformation ability or potential. First assessing them with a “Value Consciousness” exposes that they have obvious limitations or even inability to see or adequately judge objective truth worthy to be called knowledge. Instead “they” (desire, interest, taste, feeling, faith, etc) at best can only project a situational subjective half-truth and are in stark contrast to valid distinctions rightly following forms of value consciousness / value awareness or aware value critiques / valid value judgments such as logical thinking and proven evidence necessarily to be products of specific thinking tools people use and assessing them reliably to reach truth or reliable knowledge. Now we can use this clear thinking “Value Consciousness” to analyze atheism clearly. As such, we see atheism is the conclusion that there is no evidence nor any reliable reason to support the assertion of existence of any magic or supernatural including the god hypnosis. Even more the ontology of atheism at least is a lack of faith based thinking and should rightly follow or be seen as utilizing critical,...

So you call Atheism a belief system.

Ok, well I will humor you. If atheism is to be thought of as a belief system as religionists like to think then its the confirmation of two philosophies Rationalism (reason) and Empiricism (evidence) and in simple terms its the method of only accepting valid as well as reliable reason and evidence. Since god hypothesis claims fail to substantiate with any “evidence” as well as are exposed to contain thinking errors, logical fallacies and internal contradictions it has no warrant nor justification to support “reason” believing it to be in anyway true. Thus, to your belief that Atheism is a belief but you have it backwards, we have credible belief systems that lead us to the conclusion of Atheism which is stating I do not have a belief in gods, which because of the facts in evidence is the only rational...