Someone Cares?

Some people like to say that there are hardly any people who are good. And some of the people who hold this view believe it’s a justification for not caring. Well if you think this is true then it’s all the more incumbent upon us to then strive to be that good person in the world who not only cares but inspires others to care. May I always strive to be that good person who...

Questioning an Energy Afterlife?

Questioning an Energy Afterlife?   “Damien, physics says energy and matter never disappears, it just changes form. An example is water, steam and ice. Our hearts and brains use electrical energy. This is demonstrated by EEGs n EKGs. What us your opinion of what happens to this body energy upon death. I have opinions but I would love to hear yours.” – Challenger   My response, we know what happens energy leaves the body through loss of heat and it dissipates into the environment. The energy you speak of has no mind nor is it still you its just background mindless energy like all other mindless thoughtless energy nothing special and no longer you. Energy no matter where it comes from simply has no mind with which to even stay you if it wanted to, as its is brainless.   “Dead is Dead” no ghosts, spirits or souls…...

Is there Justice in Life? Is life Fair?

“Damien, I want to ask you a few questions, is there Justice in Life? Is life Fair? Because atheistic mindset makes life sounds as if there is no justice in it?” – Questioner   My response, we can make Justice in life as Justice involves fair, caring or respectful behaviors etc. there is no karma nor any supernatural anything working on our behalf if that is what you are asking.   “Damien, I’m just saying that if that’s the case, then theistic mindset could offer more satisfaction in life.” – Questioner   My response, it is the case and magic beliefs of any kind can add to how things feel and so to does denialism and romanticism or idealism where no gOD is required. But that is meaningless as lies are still lies, saying lies feel good; does not change the fact they are lies.   “Damien, I’m a deist… But if I gave you the theistic view, this God wouldn’t force people into joining his side..” – Questioner   My response, if your beloved god does not add or insure Justice in this life it is doing nothing, nothing more than a godless universe and that is all you can know. Saying that there is anything else is making stuff up that you not only don’t know you have no way of knowing.   “Damien, well I don’t see that atheism is bringing any justice either.. Enlighten me if I’m wrong..” – Questioner   My response, atheism is not claiming to but it’s a conclusion that Theism and it’s baseless arguments fail so it’s not trying to. People...

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...

As an atheist what do you believe happens when you die?

“Damien AtHope here is a good question for you. Not. My own, As an atheist what do you believe? What happens when you die? Where do morals come from? How did the universe begin? Aren’t you afraid of going to hell?” Challenger   My responce, we cease to exist when we die, Like all life we have a desire to survive and flourish. Morality is evolutionary and psychologically a prosocial behavior acknowledgment exhibited in many animals as well as babies at an undeveloped state and we develop both cognitively as well as socially and integrate this into our moral reasoning, personality/experiences, and group expectations, to what many call morality. I dont know what started what caused the bigbang around 14 billion years ago but it’s most likely naturalistic in nature as at every level ever tested it is nature not once has nonexistent magic been a better answer, ever. Why would I feel a myth made out of fear of...

What methods of human psychology do Evangelists use to lure people into their fold?

“What methods of human psychology do Evangelists use to lure people into their fold?” Questioner   My responce, well like all religious beliefs it would depend on the specific case as there are some who are extreme and others more moderate but in general, to me all religious beliefs greatest power is childhood indoctrination and programming no matter the religion and to your question to Christian theology (of a version they may believe or focus on) specifically. Thus, to put it another way it involves generally lifelong brainwashing “forced pseudo-educating” to their chosen beliefs. Often this religious brainwashing is accompanied by physical and/or psychological stress, threats, or punishment for not following or agreeing to the indoctrination and programming of the Christian theology, intense social pressure, and a variety of persuasion techniques. Of Course, in america with its heavily judeo christian presence the indoctrinating is occurring relatively in all of society, constantly seen or heard in movies, tv, radio, art, etc. with fideistic, theistic and vague christian theology promoting the amiableness of potential converts at some possibly point, as they (america) are already somewhat being subjugated in this “societal” religious brainwashing, especially so if they already had a dose of childhood indoctrination and programming from “family” religious brainwashing.   According to most experts, the intense indoctrination associated with the term brainwashing unfolds in a series of stages. The earliest stage entails strong forms of psychological and physical stress. Here, the indoctrinateed, or recruit, is almost always sequestered in a retreat or a training center away from their normal friends, coworkers, and family, where they are surrounded instead by members of the...