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…

In The Dust Of This Planet

The war on entropy [caption id="attachment_294" align="aligncenter" width="620"] The title of the book, on JayZ's jacket.[/caption] Ever since we lost the Concorde, the passenger airplane that flew faster than the speed of sound, I’ve felt like the world has been treading water in place. It just doesn’t rime with me,…

The sound of silence

Praying to the neon God [caption id="attachment_290" align="aligncenter" width="307"] The Anonymous community signature mask[/caption] I’ve been struggling with my atheism. Yes, yet another feature of Christianity that seamlessly transfers onto its anti-thesis. But unlike Christian priests I’ve not been struggling with the mere absurdity and internal contradictions of the thing…

The tree that wasn’t there

Questioning the historicity of Jesus of Nazareth [caption id="attachment_276" align="aligncenter" width="1032"] Trees are remarkably unstable constructs in philosophical discussions.[/caption] This is one of those posts that could be written in four different ways, which may explain why I restarted three times. The subject matter is so extensive that to merely…

The Case Against Science (2)

Live to fight another Day [caption width="253" align="alignnone"] Atomic weapon dropped over Hiroshima,1944.[/caption] In the first part of this series we took apart the ‘Case against science’ chapter of Vox Day’s book, ‘The Irrational Atheist’. As announced this was the easiest part. Something he wrote though triggered a battle inside…

The long kiss goodnight

Self-determination in the middle-ages and subsequent centuries [caption width="458" align="alignnone"] Cutting your cord.[/caption] It is often claimed that atheists have no respect for life. In no small matter this is because atheists are often known to be ‘pro-choice’ (defending the right for available, clean, safe and legal abortions) as well…

Sophie’s World

Science matters On the fourth of july 2012 scientists at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland announced certainty about the discovery of a new boson particle they conjectured to be the Higgs Boson. This was for some the end of a thrillers-series were the theoretical energy-range, were the particle was theoretically possible,…

The Crucifixion

Executions in the 1st and the 21st century This post is not for the screamish. I vomited a little in my mouth when they told me ISIS was crucifying shia boys in Iraq. I was told they were very young and had clearly been tortured. I vomited a little because…

Garden Of Stone

Pvt. Hailaga 1ste Inf. 11/11/2015, Atheist [caption id="attachment_217" align="alignnone" width="1901"] Garden Of Stone[/caption] Native American’s that engaged in the tradition of carving totem-poles are said to have denounced any creativity on the part of the carver. The animals and shapes were already in the wood and it was the carver’s…