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Emancipate Yourself from Mental Slavery: Freethinker or Well Programmed Automaton

September 27, 2011


Like Rome of old, each one of us knowingly or unknowingly incorporates personal experiences into our existing playbook; the repertoire of who we are and how we interact with the world around us. It can be as mundane and innocent as incorporating lines from movies into day-to-day communications with friends. I can recall how 25-40% of my vocabulary with friends in high school was driven from endlessly repeating lines from movies or television shows like: Stripes, Caddyshack, SCTV, Blade Runner, Harold and Maude, Repo Man, etc. Why, because in that community of friends, it was expected. It was understood that if you wanted to engage with these folks successfully, you needed to have a familiarity with these kinds of movies or shows. People gained their sense of identify from being in that group.

Conversations with an Atheist

August 30, 2011


It has been said that the atheist has created his own religion, where his God is called “Chance”. That may be well be true, but I have found in discussions with one of my friend (the self-proclaimed spokesman for all Atheists) that when an atheist cannot explain why they believe something, they do what they accuse Christians of doing, and appeal to Blind Faith. No, their appeal is not to a Supreme Being or divinely inspired holy text but in something we call the Scientific Method. For my friend, the Scientific Method has become his personal safety net used to explain everything. It turns out to be extremely efficient and effective for him, as he no longer has to spend the time considering all the evidence.