My review of “Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism” by Aron Ra

I happily give “Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism” five stars. I already had liked Aron Ra both as a person and an atheist but this book has increased my respect. I was thinking that this was just going to be a rehashing of things I already knew. But no, my friend, this book is so much more. There is so much I enjoyed and appreciated, I was impressed to say the least. Aron Ra in this book demonstrates how he is a teacher and how he is obviously well-versed in evolutionary biology and the refutation of creationist pseudoscience. I was over joyed when I read Aron Ra say, “Some may see this as gnostic atheism, in his new book, “Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism” Aron Ra makes clear, he is a gnostic atheist. Which I call it everything but that word, preferring positive” / “strong” / “hard” atheists. Alternatively, to gnostic atheist, I may say I am an ignostic atheist or anti-agnostic thinking. To learn more on this, check out my blog post, I Am a Strong Atheist: “I am psychologically certain god(s) don’t exist” In one of his videos I once heard Aron Ra State something like, an agnostic is someone who does not know they are an Atheist and Peter Boghossian states something like there is no need for using Agnostic, and he does not like the term agnosticism. I too am a strong atheist. I am not an atheist who is new to the struggle nor am I lacking information or knowledge. Yet, I must say I am inspired every time I hear Aron Ra speak and am equally...

We are Trumpatized (at a point of Traumatized Safety)

“Damien, how is Trump a threat to human rights, equality, and dignity, or the environment? He hasn’t done anything but build an empire and created jobs. What do you mean? A threat?”   This person was responding to my quote: “People have EVERY right to be outraged over Trump. This is a threat to human rights, equality, and dignity, not to mention the environment. So, this is very important and it is very serious.”  Here is what I mean by a threat:   * Environment * Anti-abortion * Anti-LGBT * Racism * Sexism * Xenophobia * Anti union * Anti free speech * Threat of Economic Recession * Threat to health care * Violent rhetoric * Embolden White Hate Groups: KKK, Nazis, and Fascists * Threat of War and torture * Nuclear Threats   ETC. ETC. ETC. Trump’s real assault on free speech isn’t his rhetoric at rallies but his frequent attempts to use authority to silence critics. Ref Trump once said (about a contested GOP convention) I think you’d have riots, if you disenfranchise millions of people, and you say, ‘I’m sorry, you’re votes short’…I think you’d have problems like you’ve never seen before. I think bad things would happen. Ref “Riots”? It’s hard to say whether this is intended as a threat or a prediction. Resist Trump \m/   Atheists Against Trump on Facebook   Atheists Against Trump on “secularnest.com” (facebook for atheists) #notmypresident I oppose Fascism but what is Fascism? Donald Trump is our next president. What do we tell the children? “A Dream Dissolved” I once had a dream of America as a place charging hard to virtuous aspersions of human...