MP Lockwood's Blog (5)

Tricky questions from kids:

From my 3-year-old nephew: "What is a prayer?" and "Did ghosts live at the same time as people?" !?



My sister told me that my nephew (her son) asked her the question about ghosts. Apparently he had already been taught (correctly) that dinosaurs never lived at the same time as people. While reading a Halloween themed children's book with the usual Halloween entities in it he asked "Did ghosts live at the same time as people?" My sister said that this one nearly stumped her. "First of… Continue

Added by MP Lockwood on April 24, 2009 at 11:07am — 7 Comments

Why I call myself an atheist

I was never raised religious. My family was "officially" some kind of non-specific Christian though we never attended church and my mother subscribed more to a vague new-age type of spirituality. When I asked "why" questions, I was mostly given the actual, scientific answer.



So I have always held largely the same beliefs. When I was young I was very interested in stories of the supernatural and strange mysteries and perhaps even wished for such things to be real, but I've become much… Continue

Added by MP Lockwood on December 19, 2008 at 12:59pm — No Comments

so obviously fake...

Bigfoot. I know, it's hard to believe that people are still inventing Bigfoot hoaxes of all things! However, I guess when you run a business that does Bigfoot tours, it could be a smart financial decision. This hardly needs any debunking, but this story is being covered by actual news sources.



CNN…



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Added by MP Lockwood on August 15, 2008 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

How about forming a Church of Atheism?

A half-serious question. Why not take advantage of the tax shelter and collect some of that "faith-based" money? Perhaps it could be diverted to some better causes. I don't know all the details of this, but would there be an advantage over simply creating a non-profit charity group? Hostile religious types like to accuse atheism of being a religion itself all the time. (of course, the fact that they consider this an insult is obviously self-defeating)



I can see the dangers in it too,… Continue

Added by MP Lockwood on August 14, 2008 at 9:38am — 6 Comments

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Added by MP Lockwood on July 31, 2008 at 12:19pm — 4 Comments

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