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...

Truth is a Value Judgment

The following are how I think like I do. Some of my ideas are because I am educated both some in college (BA in Psychology with addiction treatment, sociology, and a little teaching and criminology) and also as an autodidact I have become somewhat educated in philosophy, science, archeology, anthropology, and history but this is not the only reason for all my ideas. It is also because I am a deep thinker, just striving for truth. Moreover, I am a seeker of truth and a lover of that which is true.   What we call truth is a “value judgment” of what we believe is the reality of the case. So, a claim of truth then like all claims needs some type supporting justification. The claim of truth’s integrity requires testing of what the theme of the offered truth involves, if validly justified it should not be distrusted. However, if the claim of truth’s integrity is not justified then the term “Truth” has not been itself attacked rather it’s the using the word “Truth” that cannot substantiate the term that it should be distrusted because it is seemingly in error or a lie-pseudo truth. Therefore, the user/claimer of the improper use of the word “Truth” but believe in and promote pseudo-truth because it does not have a sound basis in logic or fact demonstrate the validity and reliability of their truth assertion. So, I love truth, its claims of the term “Truth” with no justification that I can’t stand, because such claims are pseudo-truth. It’s like how science as a term is quite corrupted by pseudoscience right? Yes and...

agnostic vs ignostic

“Damien, as a philosophical position, agnosticism is the only honest position……. but it fails when presented with physical evidence.. and so it is the middle way…” – Challenger   My response, what is a god to doubt? I don’t start my disbelief on the dilutions of god claims I assess are these claims warranted they are not so nothing to doubt so agnosticism starts with a presupposition of the term god to say they are unsure about thus to me making a thinking error as there is no presupposition god term to reality. I stand with ignosticism, roughly that the term god is given to much leeway as a valid offering of a possible real thing when no god claim if limited to only reality coherent attributes all add nonsense like supernatural things one of which at its simplest a being or at least a thinking thing with no physical mind but can think, an invisible thing and of courses an immaterial thing such as the no physical body in anyway. And there we see the problem with accepting any god claim as even reality coherent as it is not. All claims must be coherent with or correspond to reality and just like many theological nonsense terms such as the soul. I don’t know what people are talking about when they say the term “soul” (it’s a made-up concept which connects to nothing that is reality coherent) as there is no part of the body exhibits as such magic thinking idea, soul, thus a debunked claim and does not need doubt. Similarly, I don’t know what people are talking...