Buddhism for Skeptics of Religion

Buddhism for Skeptics of Religion. A non-Buddhist skeptical atheist with background in psychology, scientific research, healthcare and mindfulness meditation shows how many of the central tenets and practices of Buddhism can appeal to other skeptics. Advertisements

Atheists are Differently Religious – and No, Atheism is not the/a Religion

Atheists are Differently Religious – and No, Atheism is not the/a Religion. A thorough epistemological and ethical consideration of secular philosophies and how they are ultimately rooted in unsubstantiated moral and existential faith claims. This is surely not to dismiss or disqualify them; but to understand them for what they are.

Mental Health Risks For Political Activists

  We’ve heard of mental health risks for trauma victims, models, high-performance athletes, people in the public eye, soldiers, executives, people living in poverty, and many other social demographics. As a political activist who studies and works in healthcare, is currently on a placement in a mental health unit, and has had personal struggles with … Continue reading

Questions on Jewish and Conservative Christian Moral Theology

Many people believe that they and others derive moral believes from religious scriptures. I personally do not buy into this. However, given that many do, I am driven to ask: Theologically speaking, where do observant Jews and Conservative Christians derive their moral precepts?

There Will Be War.

“I believe in world peace. I believe it is possible.” – Every politician or beauty pageant contestant ever. Highly unlikely. That’s not to say that it wouldn’t be desirable. It’s just not going to happen. Even in an idealistic world where everyone had enough food, followed the Golden Rule, did not covet status, wealth or … Continue reading

The Bitching of a Spoiled Child: Catholic Leader Wants Entitlement Back!

I’ve become increasingly nervous for Britain (and many pockets of Europe) over recent years because of the hotpot of Islamism that seems to be simmering and splattering out into society there, so I find the whinings of British Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor to be particularly reassuring. In a nutshell, Murphy-O’Connor is bitching that religion is being … Continue reading

Someone tell the UN to stop pandering to Islamists and Terrorists

It’s a lesson for the kids: TERRORISM WORKS! A few days ago, the UN – by a massive 85 – 50 voting margin (with 42 abstentions) – passed a non-binding resolution calling on member states to prohibit “defamation of religion”. Alright. The time for politeness is over when such an appalling policy is passed. FUCK THAT! And … Continue reading

Dear Scientology Child

Scientologists Caught Masquerading as Anonymous and Handing Out Fake Bigotted Flyers

Scientologists were caught in Australia masquerading as Anonymous protesters. They were handing out shoddily made flyers purported to be from Anonymous. The flyers misrepresented Anonymous as being a hate group out to raid Christianity, Hinduism, and a host of other major religions as well as other cults like the Raelians, in addition to Scientology. We … Continue reading

Canadian Freethought Group Stands Up For Free Speech of Pro-Life Group

York University’s Freethought/Nontheist group – Freethinkers, Skeptics, and Atheists at York (FreeSAY) – is standing up for the free speech and free assembly rights of Pro-Lifers at the university, following the university’s recent banning of pro-life groups. The university is banning these groups because they are anti-choice. Greetings, This is an official statement on behalf … Continue reading