Alleged Assault

Alleged Assault The ubiquity of rape   In this post I explore the contrast between the world of men where rape is 'allegedly' all around and the world which women live in, where this is all a lot less academic. This is a true story! Allegedly. Mantis Shrimp have 16…

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning Clinton Trump [caption id="attachment_493" align="aligncenter" width="700"] One Angry Trump[/caption] "Dead Reckoning: the process of calculating one's position, especially at sea, by estimating the direction and distance travelled rather than by using landmarks or astronomical observations". It was a warm summers suburban night. The deserted streets reminded me that…

Brexit II

Brexit II The trouble with democracy Ancient Greece, birthplace of democracy. 1,9% margin changed the course of Europe's history. In 1944 tanks of the British Commonwealth landed on Juno and Sword beach in French Normandy. While this was in plain view, their German counterparts did not move to close the…

Brexit

BREXIT! Try to remain calm On the 23rd of june the population of Great - Britton will vote whether or not to turn back half a century of European Unification. My question is: can we stop them from becoming an enemy to the union? It is very unfortunate that a…

Identity

Identity ..They called me Mr Glass.. Can our identities be broken like glass? In this post I look at how our identity, the things we feel define us, can make us do anything and how Religion is a very big part of that. The children now love luxury; they have…

That Magic Feeling

That Magic Feeling Because perception is reality The setting: a summer barbeque. Equal parts friends, family, alcohol and meat. In Belgium the only place where you can discuss your religious convictions is either on television, where everyone can see/hear it, or in your backyard where no-one can. Every other place…

Modern Times

Modern Times Welcome to the new normal [caption id="attachment_470" align="aligncenter" width="240"] Muhammad Ali in 1967. We hold but empty names.[/caption] In this short post I reflect on the current Ramadan, the passing of Muhammad Ali and the mass-shooting that claimed the lives of no less than 50 people. As a…

The Truth Beneath The Rose

The Truth Beneath The Rose Will the Truth set you free? [caption id="attachment_452" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Yesterday's rose remains by its name, we hold but empty names.[/caption] In this post I explore the atheistic implications of the Book ‘The Name Of  The Rose’ by Umberto Eco. It therefore contains massive spoilers!!…

Hypocrisy

Hypocrisy The Last Communion [caption id="attachment_442" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Wine and wafers ready for a good 'ol transubstantion.[/caption]   “Hypocrisy is the contrivance of a false appearance of virtue or goodness, while concealing real character or inclinations, esp. with respect to religious and moral beliefs; hence in general sense, dissimulation, pretense,…

The Historian Atheist III (Final)

The Historian Atheist Artificial Intelligence [caption id="attachment_435" align="aligncenter" width="639"] The creation of A.I. mirrored to the ‘creation of man’ by Leonardo Da Vinci, suggesting man is playing God. Which perhaps he is. While at the same time suggesting that A.I. may one day be a species in its own right.[/caption]…

The Historian Atheist II

The Historian Atheist Patterns [caption id="attachment_426" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Interference patterns from two wave-sources. Patterns whose workings was latter imposed on other ‘wave-like’ systems due to similarity.[/caption] In the last post we discussed philosophy as science’ cohesive force. In it we saw how philosophy formed and defends many of the axiom’s…

The Historian Atheist I

The Historian Atheist Philosophy [caption id="attachment_421" align="aligncenter" width="288"] Let’s start at the very beginning…[/caption] I couldn’t help notice in the course of the last couple of years that in the atheist-science community there is a rather large distain for the field of philosophy. A sentiment of disapproval perhaps made emblematic…

For the remains of the day

Brussels, 22/03/2016 #BelgiumUndefeated Dear Isis, I usually  try to be a little clever. I have a big ego and feeling the smartest person in the room is a huge part of that. So I was going to tell you that when you placed that second bomb at 400 meters from…

Sand Castle

Sand Castle Bringers of the tide [caption id="attachment_409" align="aligncenter" width="940"] Rotating black holes generating gravitational waves. [/caption] http://astronomynow.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/black_hole_merger_940x704.jpg   I remember days at the beach as a boy, little bucket, little shovel, supplies laying around. I wasn’t so much into constructing traditional castles, with bucket-shaped turrets and imaginary guns, but building…

Numbers

Numbers Peace on earth to all of good will [caption id="attachment_396" align="aligncenter" width="554"] Count-down to the future[/caption] I once remarked to a reporting technician: ‘if we suppose we commence our time measuring at the birth of Jesus Christ, why then are Christmas and New Year not on the same day?’…

How to live with blue people

How to live with blue people Christmas on the streets that supported ISIS [caption id="attachment_388" align="aligncenter" width="220"] The blue man group: not actually blue people[/caption] A joke: A police officer is doing his rounds at night in the village when he comes upon a drunk man walking circles in the…

The Atheist Priesthood

The Atheist Priesthood The endgame dilemma [caption id="attachment_383" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Silent reflection works for both sides.[/caption] Must the war go on forever? I liked Jaclyn Glenn, I still do. For starters she’s attractive (that is never not an issue), outspoken and she’s an atheist. I’ve seen video’s of talks she…

This Idea Must Die

This Idea Must Die The Atheist Prerequisite [caption id="attachment_376" align="aligncenter" width="1865"] We don't know if everything started at the Big Bang.[/caption] Getting worked up over nothing… It’s been known to happen that we inherit assumptions from our predecessors that in time become outdated by new findings without being called upon…

Is The Future A Distant Past?

Is The Future A Distant Past? Stories [caption id="attachment_354" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Are we racing headlong into the next and final global conflict? If so, Why?[/caption] Once every so often you read something that places that what you know already in a totally different light. It crystallizes facts so  you more…

Judgment Day

Judgment Day Reduction ad absurdum [caption id="attachment_334" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Osiris weighs the soul in order to pass judgment[/caption] “You’d almost whish there was a divine judgment, so at least he’d have to recognize it.” It was the exclamation of a non-believer I know personally about someone who had done her…

In the age of Christ

Happy birthday dear atheists [caption id="attachment_330" align="aligncenter" width="234"] "Well done bloke, I can see you must be among the fitest".[/caption]   All in all I do not mind the religious. Not really. I was visiting the cathedral next the bank I’m working at the other day. Turned out that the…

“I Am Spartacus”

We could be heroes [caption id="attachment_319" align="aligncenter" width="300"] I am Spartacus[/caption]   “To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer the Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune...” Three hours driving from where I am now two men, barely men, executed…

The Thing Not Said

Here comes the pain [caption id="attachment_305" align="aligncenter" width="575"] Creepy crawlers of good omen.[/caption] The weather forecast of science bodes dark skies for the current mainstream religions. I was visiting a house prior to potentially purchasing it and found the salesperson in a jam. The roof had leaked and there was…