Power of One?

The power of one can positively benefit the many: be the one for everyone around you. We must never forget we are currently writing the story of our lives and I for one wish it to be a call for kindness, an inspiration of heartfelt compassionate courage to fight against injustice and motivate the burning desire for what it real and true. May we all have great stories and may the virtue of human flourishing be our...

Theists like to claim I cannot see the truth of theism, because I don’t have faith.

Theists like to claim I cannot see the truth of theism, because I don’t have faith. This just sounds like a fideist, they think faith is better than reason or possibly even evidence. But faith is strong belief either without evidence or contrary to reason or evidence. Thus, in the acquisition of knowledge faith is not worth believing in and furthermore if it takes faith to see a thing as real you’re admitting such a thing has nothing to do with reality. The term “Fideism” itself derives from fides, the Latin word for faith, and can be rendered literally as faith-ism....

Sound Thinker don’t value FAITH

“Damien, I am an atheist but i have faith in gravity tho, but it isn’t exactly “faith.” – Challenger   My response, “no, I don’t agree, you don’t have faith in gravity or gravitation, as it is “a fundamental force” you have proof or if lacking some direct proof would use inference and if even less evidence you use conjecture, not faith. Do you gauntly thinking you need faith in gravity because you wonder or worry that when walking down a set of stairs that you going to fall back up? You don’t need faith (strong belief without evidence) as there is massive proof, almost to the point that it is easily self-evident. You don’t need faith (strong belief without evidence) for anything, as if its warranted it will or should have evidence or it doesn’t deserve not only strong belief but any amount of belief at all as sound beliefs need something to ground their worthiness in relation to reality; the only place evidence comes.   “Gravity, or gravitation, is a natural phenomenon by which all things with mass are brought toward (or gravitate toward) one another, including planets, stars and galaxies. Gravity is responsible for various phenomena observed on Earth and throughout the Universe; for example, it causes the Earth and the other planets to orbit the Sun, the Moon to orbit the Earth, the formation of tides, the formation and evolution of the Solar System, stars and galaxies. Since energy and mass are equivalent, all forms of energy, including light, also cause gravitation and are under the influence of it. On Earth, gravity gives weight to...

Buddhism has gods like polytheistic deism; “without asserting any deities created the universe”

“Damien you may be hard on Buddhism but I like Buddhism (as my name might depict), and since it’s not actually a religion (no gods), I don’t condemn it. They teach that you are a ‘god.’ That’s fine by me.” – Challenger   My Response, “Buddhism has gods its just that they do little to nothing junda like polytheistic deism; without asserting gods or goddesses created the universe”   Unacknowledged Buddhism: Gods, Savior, Demons, Rebirth, Heavens, Hells, and Terrorism “Buddhist texts assert that rebirth can occur in six realms of existence, namely three good realms (heavenly, demi-god, human) and three evil realms (animal, hungry ghosts, hellish).[note 12] Samsara ends if a person attains nirvana, the “blowing out” of the desires and the gaining of true insight into impermanence and non-self reality. The Buddhist traditions have traditionally disagreed on what it is in a person that is reborn, as well as how quickly the rebirth occurs after each death. Some Buddhist traditions assert that “no self” doctrine means that there is no perduring self, but there is avacya (inexpressible) self which migrates from one life to another. The majority of Buddhist traditions, in contrast, assert that vijñāna (a person’s consciousness) though evolving, exists as a continuum and is the mechanistic basis of what undergoes rebirth, rebecoming and redeath.[52][100] The rebirth depends on the merit or demerit gained by one’s karma, as well as those accrued on one’s behalf by a family member. Each rebirth takes place within one of five realms according to Theravadins, or six according to other schools – heavenly, demi-gods, humans, animals, hungry ghosts and hellish. In...

Exposing Nonsense in Jainism

“Lol…Damien how you gonna attack Jainism a belief system like that outlaws possessions & money?…lmao” – Challenger Damien Marie AtHope “yes, I attacked Jainism for its sexism, just like I would if they were racist. “Damien , YOU cant grasp Jainism with a Western Mindset of God or deities…. it doesn’t have any ideological similarities to the 3 Abrahamic Cults…heirarchy is different then Westerners understand…its futile to repetitively compare to narrow minded Christianity…” – Challenger Damien Marie AtHope “An apologist for Jainism still using the nonsense excuse, sad.” Sexism in Jainism: http://damienmarieathope.com/2015/08/29/sexism-in-jainism/ The Problems with Jainism: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2011/07/03/the-problems-with-jainism/ The Problems with Jainism, written by someone raised as a Jain, as if that is even necessary, as Jainism is invalid all by itself as we all have more than one reality to discern facts of Jainism from different from any other religious non-reality nonsense outside this nor is any other religion. According to a Guest Contributor to the Friendly Atheists blog highlights problems with Jainism: “saying that while its “non-violence” aspect is admirable, Jains still believe in plenty of bullshit. Jains believe in a never-ending, cyclical time cycle, with phases of “rising” and “falling” happiness. Each phase lasts several thousands of years. This is all fiction, of course. Jains believe that they can accumulate and shed karma and this impacts their future lives (reincarnation). There’s no evidence of this. Jains support being free of materialism — not because it can be destructive in and of itself, but because it’ll allow you to more easily break free from the cycle of reincarnation. They’re doing a good thing for the wrong reason. Jains don’t believe in a...