Classifying “Hidden” Bigotry

*If you are religious and believe you, because of your religion must be against women’s rights, gay rights, or trans rights you are a bigot; your religious beliefs do not make your hate immune or transformed from being bigoted.   *If your holy book states or can be interpreted as being against women’s rights, gay rights, or trans rights your so called holy book is bigoted and promotes bigotry; your book being believed to be holy does not make its hate immune or transformed from being bigoted.   *If your church, synagogue, temple, or mosque believes or instructs that you should be against women’s rights, gay rights, and trans rights your place of worship is bigoted and promotes bigotry; your church, synagogue, temple or mosque do not have some power to make their hate immune or transformed from being...

Holy Books are not Harmless

Stop saying holy books are just harmless myths. Many holy books are far from harmless myths like lord of the rings. They are usually vile, harmful, hate and murder fueled dogmatic propaganda with a few myths thrown in to further sell injustice, inequality, oppression and violent bigotry as moral or...

My quick definition of Axiology and Axiological Atheism?

 Axiological Atheism Explained  If a god anything was real and good it would not be the harmful world we have. Therefore, no god is good but as gods are often claimed as good so no such gods exist. This is an axiological atheist argument also called the argument from evil. “Axiological atheism should spread the call of hope and self-enlightenment, not just hate of religion and its evil monster myth gods.” My quick definition of Axiological Atheism? Axiological atheism *value theory/value science atheism*: (Ethical/Value theory Reasoned and Moral Argument driven) Atheism, Anti-theism, Anti-religionism, and Secular Humanism. Roughly understood axiological atheism = Strong Disbelief as well as Strong Secularism and Humanism.  Axiological Atheism Explained 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? A dark room is only scary until you turn on the light. So, when we let our dark thoughts out in the light, we may see there is not so much reason to fear them as when we kept them hidden. However, there may be some rooms which are even scarier when you turn on the light and see the full problem you face. But I would rather face an ugly reality than to not know at all. Some rooms don’t exist. Somethings you fight against, somethings you fight for, somethings you fight to be, and some things...

If you believe in science as well as evolution how do you believe in an afterlife?

If you believe in science as well as evolution and you believe in an afterlife when did the magic of immortal soul come into the picture?   If you say minds then don’t even bugs have minds? How about animals? Think of all the dying bug or animal souls there would be.   If only higher minds have immortal souls when did that magic start and why? Who is a higher mind only humans? If so why are we not evolved primates? Also does that mean all lower minds are they soulless or have souls that are not immoral?   The intellectual problems are not limited to one area they are many because when you try to add magic to nature you always get problems. I too once held magical thinking a left over from my once devout religious faith. But I had to less such superstition go asking myself why not just accept things as they natural devoid of any made up magic? “Damien what are your thoughts about existence after death?” – Questioner   My response, I don’t believe in existence after death, such as I do not believe in any afterlife….   Death, just like life, is a process, scientists say. The first stage of this process is known as clinical death. It lasts from four to six minutes, beginning when a person stops breathing and the heart stops pumping blood. During this time, there may be enough oxygen in the brain that no permanent brain damage occurs. Other organs, such as the kidneys and eyes, also remain alive throughout clinical death. In the second stage...

Promoting Religion as Real is Mentally Harmful to a Flourishing Humanity

Promoting Religion as Real is Mentally Harmful to a Flourishing Humanity To me, promoting religion as real is too often promote a toxic mental substance that can divide a person from who they are shaming them for being human. In addition, religion is a toxic mental substance that can divide a person from real history, real science or real morality to pseudohistory, pseudoscience and pseudomorality. Moreover, religion is a toxic mental substance that can divide a person from rational thought, critical thinking, or logic. Likewise, religion is a toxic mental substance that can divide a person from justice, universal ethics, equality, and liberty. Yes, religion is a toxic mental substance that can divide a person from loved ones, and religion is a toxic mental substance that can divide a person from humanity. Therefore, to me, promoting religion as real is too often promote a toxic mental substance that should be rejected as not only false but harmful as well even if you believe it has some redeeming quality. To me, promoting religion as real is mentally harmful to a flourishing humanity. Religion may have once seemed great when all you had or needed was to believe. Science now seems great when we have facts and need to actually...