“Damien, you are a strong atheist. I am wondering do you see yourself as better than theists?”

“Damien, you are a strong atheist. I am wondering do you see yourself as better than theists?”   Well it would depend on what you mean by “better than,” as both are equal as humans. But to more fully address the question I would say that to me an informed atheist compared to an uninformed/misinformed theist shows that the atheist is thinking/forming beliefs more accurately to non-supernatural reality so in such a way yes, they are better in not having superstition errors in their conceptions of naturalistic only reality. But other than that, you would need to know more about people individually as atheist and theist is only about issues of belief inaccuracy on the theist part, as atheism is not life stances that for the atheist will likely tend to be aligned with political liberalism and also are more prawn to progressivism. Not to mention atheists in America have no hate groups, which the religious seem to favor, thus to me atheists often are better people than some like to suggest. Atheists overwhelmingly favor same-sex marriage (92%) and legal abortion (87%). In addition, three-quarters (74%) say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm. About two-thirds of atheists (69%) identify as Democrats (or lean in that direction), and a majority (56%) call themselves political liberals (compared with just one-in-ten who say they are conservatives). Atheism unlike religion is not out to oppress or hate others that would be believers in gods and religions.   If you don’t believe me Look at the hate groups in America not one is atheist but more than half are...

Kindness you are my friend

Kindness you are my friend, how I long for your embrace, the gentleness of you touch and the beauty of your face. Kindness my breath of hope made anew, how I am inspired by you and flourish under your gaze. Kindness my teacher of compassion, my path in life, how I desire to be like you, by your caring I was made into you. Kindness my sturdy tower, my reprieve in life in the final...

The Bible shows a racist character of jESUS who was not god but was a bigot “if real”

“Even if people killed in the name of Jesus throughout history, that dont means that Jesus wasn’t a peaceful person” – Challenger   My responce, just a bigoted racist that upon race alone was going to refuse healing a child leis not forget. Matthew 15:21-28 “Proves the bible stories character jESUS who was not god but was a bigot” 21 Leaving that place, jESUS withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “lord,(yahweh) son of david, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.” 23 jESUS did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.” 24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” 25 The woman came and knelt before him. “lord, help me!” she said. 26 He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.” 27 “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.” 28 Then jESUS said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment. Ps. elohim occurs frequently as well as the later creation name yahweh, both are used throughout the Torah to mean gOD. *My Commentary Matthew 15:21-28 jESUS all good? Some try to say this is a bad example. Read the next few passages. She pleads more and he then heals the girl. Wrong, this is a great example he...

Rape, Sexism and Religion?

Here is a comment from my Axiological Atheist page: “Cmon rape sucks I’m sure. But let’s not make it something it’s not. Religion however is a scourge on our society and needs to be eliminated.“ – Challenger “Oh yeah…rape is a piece of cake. No big deal. Don’t even know why it’s illegal….said no rape victim ever.” – A female page member “I’ve never heard a male rape victim claim it “ruined his whole life” – Challenger My response, rape is a big deal. Rape often destroys one’s long-term internal well being and is a violation of one’s dignity at a core level disrupting one’s sense of body integrity commonly producing possible lifelong PTSD symptoms and emotional hijacking responses in even some loving relationships. So, it is a very big deal. “Rape trauma syndrome (RTS) is the psychological trauma experienced by a rape victim that includes disruptions to normal physical, emotional, cognitive, and interpersonal behavior. The theory was first described by psychiatrist Ann Wolbert Burgess and sociologist Lynda Lytle Holmstrom in 1974. RTS is a cluster of psychological and physical signs, symptoms and reactions common to most rape victims immediately following and for months or years after a rape. While most research into RTS has focused on female victims, sexually abused males (whether by male or female perpetrators) also exhibit RTS symptoms. RTS paved the way for consideration of complex post-traumatic stress disorder, which can more accurately describe the consequences of serious, protracted trauma than posttraumatic stress disorder alone. The symptoms of RTS and post-traumatic stress syndrome overlap. As might be expected, a person who has been raped will generally...