Come Hear A Positive Story

A Positive Story Here is a story about the benefits of helping. I was a big rig over the road Truck driver and I tracked for a month at a time. I was living in California but was in Illinois at a shit filthy truck stop broke off my ass. I was out of hours and could not go anywhere. The reason I was broke was because I was not good that week with managing my money (it was stripers). As I truck driver we can get weekly allotments of money such as limited advances less than $100, which I would use for my weeks food needs or whatever else I could get with the leftover money. So now to the go part, I was sitting in my truck thinking damn my weekly advance is available tomorrow morning but I am out of food and money to day and it’s only 6 am. I as most people was feeling very sorry for myself. I was even getting angry because I was feeling hopeless. There I was broke starving and growing ever more angry, looking out at the feels of human trash dirtying up the patches of dying grass slowly turning that wonderful brown, that grass color announcing it’s death. And I realized even though I have nothing to do and no money to do it with anyway but I could step outside myself and make a difference. Now don’t get to hopeful it’s not like I cured cancer. What I did see was I could help pick up the trash but don’t get this wrong, this was somewhat selfish...

How We Think is as Important as How We Behave.

We should strive to be our best, not just in thinking and reason but in character and behavior. But we can be prone to desire the transformative feeling of superiority, that can then blind us to the benefit or the need for reasonable civility as much as possible as; which really is needed as we are emotional social beings. I know many god believers can have harsh personal views towards those who are not cool with their god illusion thinking but this is obviously bad behavior not something those of us wish to be champions of reason should act in kind, but instead forward prosocial behavior. However, while atheists may tend to hold more value in humanistic behaviors, there are times atheists that they think they are better than theists as persons and they use such thinking to justify poor or bad behavior like character assassinating theists (something I strive to not do) instead of just nonstop reasoning with them even if they irritate or make one upset (something I do strive to not do). I don’t feel I am somehow inherently a “better” person in general. Moreover, though I am or can be highly humanistic; I am still human and I am somewhat arrogant, though I do try to manage this by working to be humbler. Furthermore, I know none of us have all the good people but theism commonly allows or motivates: ethnocentrism, racism, sexism, classism and homophobia. Not that atheism is free of such things but it is not as freely expressed without challenge. Many atheists, can be prone to striving to be a “better” person because we...