Like many atheists, my thoughts this morning are directed towards Christopher Hitchens. His passing has made for a somber start to the day for many. I can't quite find a word to express my emotions. I can't say that I am sad because I am overjoyed to see how many people were touched by one man and his ideas. The sentimentality is touching and inspiring. I am reminded of how amazing it is for someone to come into the world relatively alone and unknown, grow and develop an individual…
I think it's amusing that Facebook and Family Bullshit can both use the initials "FB". That's all I seem to be getting lately. Here's the latest exchange I've had with my family.
My initial status read:
"The Bible sure is full of some crazy shit. Do believers really read this shit? If so, do they really understand this shit? Am I tripping? Am I feeling myself?"
It wasn't a very random thought. I was reading the Bible at the…Continue
One of my biggest issues with religion has always been that it purports to benefit everyone equally. Anyone with a modicum of intelligence knows this just isn't true. Across the board, in all religions, in all places there are injustices. Christians are robbed, killed, raped, etc just like Buddhists, Muslims, Scientologists, Atheists, etc. Belief in a god (regardless of which one you choose) is not a guarantee that your life will have any more benefits than someone without that belief. But…Continue
There is a skit from one of my favorite comedians, Aziz Ansari, that details his cyber battles with his younger cousin, Harris, via Facebook. Here's a link to it.
I'm starting to wonder if my born-again Christian sister is fucking with me in this fashion. I recently joined a group on Facebook,…Continue