TJMorgan's Blog (36)

Altruism

I am a cynic in the sense that I think that people intrinsically have underlying selfish motives whether they be conscious or unconscious. I have doubts in pure altruism, meaning that I think that most if not all acts have a selfish motive. While some acts may have been acted on in the interest of another, I doubt that those acts do not also have a selfish motive. To me, this can even be the "good" feeling you get from helping another. People will argue that when they perform such an act (which… Continue

Added by TJMorgan on October 6, 2008 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

God takes credit for Mother Nature

I’m aggravated with people (creationists) giving “God” all the credit all the time for everything that they find good, beautiful, and right, in their lives. This man-made “God” gets all of the credit that should go to Nature. People need to respect Nature, the Universe, not God. If people don’t take care of our only known livable planet, it will die, and us along with it. Admit it; there is and will be no God to save us when we have destroyed the planet and all of its resources. I’m sure the… Continue

Added by TJMorgan on October 2, 2008 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

How to get through to believers

Understanding causality, who can justify condemning believers for believing, since they were after all, shaped, molded, and ultimately conditioned to believe just as non-believers where conditioned to not believe? Yet, we just can’t stand by watching them fritter their lives away being motivated, moved, and ultimately being hijacked by this contagious and dangerous god meme. Why can’t we? Because to survive as a species we need to acknowledge and address reality. We can’t just stand by, because… Continue

Added by TJMorgan on September 30, 2008 at 2:40pm — 1 Comment

The universe has no commitment to make us happy

We are temporary beings subject to the laws of the universe and we are raised and shaped to have the mentality that we can "have it your way" when in reality we cannot. We are determined by a chain of cause and effects, and when things don't go how we think they "ought" to, then we are discontented. Our longing for comfort and survival go so far as to the point we disillusion ourselves to believe there are such things as ghosts\spirits that live on after our physical bodies die, that there is a… Continue

Added by TJMorgan on September 30, 2008 at 12:22pm — No Comments

I Live on a Pixel

Our planet,
but a single pixel in space.
Our lives,
insignificant, or perfectly in place?
Little motions,
multiplying into megascopic reactions.
Little steps taken,
significant, or trite transactions?
I live on this pixel,
this pixel called, “Earth,”
and sometimes I wonder,
what it’s all worth.



Added by TJMorgan on August 12, 2008 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

The Evasive God

If extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, then how is it that a single word which represents such an extraordinary claim has the ability to survive for such a long time without extraordinary evidence to support it’s implications? Simple, never clearly define the word to begin with, and allow it’s hosts to adapt it’s definition to the environment. Allow it’s authors to change the definition and characteristics of the word at their will. Allow it to be redefined over and over again… Continue

Added by TJMorgan on August 4, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

One potential

I often hear people speaking of how they want to be able to reach their “full” potential, as if they were currently operating at some lesser capacity. How I see it is, we are always operating at our full capacity because we only have one potential. Given the nature of causality, the engine of our deterministic environment, ones actions are determined by the conditions of the environment. There are no choices or options, only illusions of choices. There is only one path, one potential. Out of… Continue

Added by TJMorgan on August 2, 2008 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Revenge

The relentless wrath of revenge revolves a rage remarkably reasonless.

Each side tied to stride inside an eye for an eye however unjustified.

Lies disguise this senseless mess, an infinite regress, obsessed to penalize.

Victims vandalize and violate virtues guide when they too, victimize.

The prize? Everyone dies.

Added by TJMorgan on August 1, 2008 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

How dare I stare into the eyes of the universe?

How dare I stare into the eyes of the universe when the infinite darkness between the stars can swallow me whole in just one glance and when reflecting on time my consciousness is raised yet suffocated at the thought that I exist in just a fraction of a speck of time’s infiniteness? As insignificant as I may feel, I am the universe, at least a scrap of it, and if I thought the universe were conscious, I would criticize it for being cruel to allow me to live, love, be aware, and become attached… Continue

Added by TJMorgan on July 30, 2008 at 7:40pm — 2 Comments

Intolerance towards Intolerance

Is he who is intolerant towards intolerance any more justified to be intolerant then the intolerance he is being intolerant towards? Does his intolerance towards intolerance not make him a hypocrite?

Added by TJMorgan on July 30, 2008 at 9:03am — 2 Comments

Romancing free will

Romancing free will is but an attempted love affair, a love affair with one’s self, with control, an effort towards independence from the causal environment. But because we are part of the casual environment, no real betrayal can be made, for any attempt to divorce from ones arranged marriage would be determined by the very union one is attempting to break. We are in wedlock, a civil union where we take on the role of both spouses. Not only are we casualties of our environment but also… Continue

Added by TJMorgan on July 29, 2008 at 8:57am — No Comments

What’s the point if we have no control?

Determinism doesn’t give a squat about the meaning of something. It simply acknowledges that the motion of events\actions are due to a perpetual cause and effect relationship.



Those who think there is free-will on the other hand, they claim they have control and choices, that they are free from causality, and have control to work towards some seemingly meaningful purpose. It seems more meaningful to the individual specifically when they think they have control. So among other… Continue

Added by TJMorgan on July 29, 2008 at 8:08am — No Comments

The ancestral smile

As the momentum builds,
the air increasingly glides through your fingers
until, Wham!
Your palms collide.

As soon as you can peel your hands off of each other,
Wham! Wham!… Wham!
Again, you repeat
with great apelike movements.

A primitive means to communicate indeed,
Your hands red and stinging, yet a grin,
following the air between your fingertips
an ancestral smile lights up your face.

Added by TJMorgan on July 28, 2008 at 10:35pm — 2 Comments

Memetic Debris - Enjambement

Children’s personification of inanimate objects compliment their imaginary friend complex and subjects them to being unable to distinguish between reality and fantasy to the point of where even as an adult they cling to an Imaginary attic friend whom they have been conditioned to believe really exists and should be referred to as an almighty omniscient god whom spares no rod to those without faith to worship it’s name and proclaim to all others that they too need to worship this invisible “who”… Continue

Added by TJMorgan on July 28, 2008 at 7:58pm — No Comments

Our father who art not in heaven

The fattest fairytale ever fed

fixes a folly to foil ones head.

Flattering its host with features to attract,

it forges a fiction flavored like fact.

It’s firm to force that flesh will fade

and fibers internal are forever in grade.

Made in faith this figure does flower,

framed as the most famous, favorite, phantasmal power.

Our father who art not in heaven,

figure in yet another seven

days or more

to free us from each and every… Continue

Added by TJMorgan on July 28, 2008 at 2:18pm — No Comments

The Dark McDonald

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I was inspired to create the "The Dark Mcdonald" after my wife called me and told me that our kids school teachers would be helping at Mcdonalds this evening to raise money for some cause. She wanted to take the kids there and get some food so the kids could see their teachers. I… Continue

Added by TJMorgan on July 14, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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