Equality?

Equality is a virtue, that ethical prosocial behaviour we do to honor the dignity of others. Equality is not a status one must earn, it is a behavior all deserve. How many words of anger and/or hate have I, in my life, let darken my mind, my words, & my behavior. I wish to be more than such disruption. I wish for the greatness of kindness and love. How few words of hope and/or compassion have I, in my life, let brighten my mind, my words, & my behavior. I wish to be more than such disruption. I wish for the greatness of kindness and...

There’s no truth?

When do we start lying? Studies show that at around 2 years of age 30% will lie. At 3 years of age 50% will lie. And by 7-8 years of age 100% will lie. – (Through the Wormhole TV show)   “And still the world runs on the shoulder of truth…..at least we are all pretending very well everyday like cowards and liars…..there’s no truth!” – Challenger   My response, you should rethink what you said about truth. You don’t seem to get if there was no truth, that includes your statement that there is no truth. Because if it were then there would be some truth exposing your statement’s internal contradiction.   Damien Marie...

“Hey Damien is God real, I am not sure?”

“Hey Damien is God real, I am not sure?” – Questioner   My response, What is a god anyway? What is there that would let us even know something about the term god? Even if one thinks they have something they think answers that question demonstrating the empty term god and why is such a belief even accurate and not better explained without adding the empty term god? While we are at it are unicorns, dragons, or vampires real? No, they too lack credibility and have no reason to think that rational truth will change and that includes nonsense concepts like gods that are equally terms without any valid evidence. And no, baseless assertions are not facts.   There is no magic no supernatural anything at all done. There is no warrant, or justification to even claim to support any reality coherent properly to attach to the label god or magic and everything anyone claims to add is just making shit up or profoundly misinterpreting evidence in reality. Thus the term god is limited to people stating baseless assertions.   What I am addressing is how you accurately assess things, it is being honest in ones belief acquisition or formation, it’s using epistemological rationality. The ethics of belief: directly concern the fields of ethics and epistemology. Philosophy of mind, rationalism, psychology and psychoanalysis are all closely connected to these ideas.   The term god is empty if one wants to use it they have to build it up with justified fact after fact, you don’t get to just say made up terms as if they are real just by...

As Atheists is debating theists a waste of time?

“Damien debating theists is a waste of time!” – Challenger   My response, No, it’s not, several people see or read when I do it and likely learned how I interact with theists on the street or in writing and may see a way how to get the upper hand. This can help others even with religious family members. And you never know that it will not help change the theist as many atheists were once theists. I was for 36 years and a philosophy friend of mine was a Christian street Evangelical and by debating atheists he started to see the reasoning and is now a hard core Atheist. So, it does matter and I see them as follow humans often suffering under mental slavery and I want to free them it’s an act of kindness. Damien Marie...

Atheists “convert” to believing in nothing?

“Damien, what are you supposed to do once everyone has “converted” to believing in nothing? There’s no point in being a group at that point. You end up with nothing and I am pretty sure Hitler had that same goal. See, interpretation can be a dangerous thing.” – Challenger   My response, You don’t want to push rhetoric, right, then don’t bring up Hitler. I am not trying to control people instead I wish to empower and inspire self-freedom and self-mastery along with thoughtful value driven humanism. I am a reality revolutionary and I am gaming followers to champion reason and care for others. I believe lots of things that are reasonable to believe. Here is my blog on that. http://damienmarieathope.com/2015/12/23/yes-we-all-have-beliefs-but-what-does-that-mean and be offering an inappropriate presentation of my style, I am guessing you have not read much of what it how I do my activism or outreach so here is my blog on that so we are not fighting strawman arguments. http://damienmarieathope.com/2015/11/05/atheist-outreach-style/   “Damien, I don’t need to read about you. It’s basically the same thing as feminism. You all like to throw around the same terms. Both collectives are cringe to no end. You both attack the wrong people in the wrong way. Think bigger.” – Challenger   My response, as far as what I want when it comes to beliefs I wish to inspire the ethics of belief such as that which is needed in ones increased accuracy of beliefs.We should be thoughtful in belief acquisition, be open in our belief. maintenance, and intellectually honest in our belief relinquishment.   “Wow, Damien so you promote common...