Zack's Blog (4)

My problem with "belief"

Alright, so either there is a god or there isn't. If there is a god, he has set characteristics. But it IS black-or-white. What pissed me off is when people act like belief is an opinion. "You must respect all opinions about the afterlife and gods". Opinion? How is believing a fairy tale an opinion? If God exists, how is believing that 2 and 2 make 4 an opinion? An example of an opinion: chocolate tastes better than vanilla. Another example of an opinion: gays should not get married. Another… Continue

Added by zack on May 22, 2009 at 9:15pm — 1 Comment

A Parable of 3 men

A man was playing soccer. He tripped and hit his head. When he got up he knew only his language. He saw two men arguing.

"What do you mean, heirs of ANY caliph can be a successor of Muhammad?"

"They were trained the same, were they not? Does it matter if they share blood?"

The man thought for a second.

"Muhammad wouldn't care whether they shared blood, he trained them the same!"

The first arguer frustrated, left.

The second arguer and the man talked for the rest of… Continue

Added by zack on February 19, 2009 at 7:33pm — No Comments

A Parable of three men

A man was playing soccer. He tripped and hit his head. When he got up he knew only his language. He saw two men arguing.

"What do you mean, heirs of ANY caliph can be a successor of Muhammad?"

"They were trained the same, were they not? Does it matter if they share blood?"

The man thought for a second.

"Muhammad wouldn't care whether they shared blood, he trained them the same!"

The first arguer frustrated, left.

The second arguer and the man talked for the rest of… Continue

Added by zack on February 16, 2009 at 11:23pm — No Comments

"I'll respect your beliefs if you respect mine."

"I'll respect your beliefs if you respect mine."



How many times have you heard that? Too many, I assume. I've heard it (or a variation) so many times that I haven't even thought about what it means, until now.



Let me dissect this.

"I'll respect your beliefs..."

My...beliefs? I am an atheist, I don't have beliefs. An atheist by definition lacks beliefs. So you'll respect my non-existent beliefs if I respect yours? Hmm...

Ok,… Continue

Added by zack on December 8, 2008 at 12:17am — 4 Comments

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