Roe V Wade

In defence of Human Life on planet Earth I have defended the pro-choice side before. This time I hope I avoided 'drowning the fish' as one professor of mine use to call it. In any case the matter is so important and so acute and relevant that I felt a…

How Dilbert Died

  Spider Without a Web In the end it was not so much the extreme-right and misogynistic stance you took that made me quit my allegiance to you, as much as the cavalier hypocrisy with which you circled back to it. When underdog cartoon people align themselves with the anti-social,…

A Silent Atheist Inside Scientology IV

Is Scientology a force for good? In this part of our series, in which we try to figure out whether Scientology is a force for good, we turn onto the core-organisation of the church and find out how she maintains such high levels of control. [caption id="attachment_576" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Internal…

A Silent Atheist Inside Scientology III

Is Scientology a force for good? " The creation of dianetics is a milestone for Man comparable to his discovery of fire and superior to his inventions of the wheel and arch." - L. Ron Hubbard [caption id="attachment_566" align="aligncenter" width="620"] L.Ron Hubbard's book describing his anti-scientific pseudo-psychotherapy.[/caption] Dianetics LRH wasn't…

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…
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