A not-so-long time ago in a place not-so-far away from here, I was digging into my Bible with ferocity in hopes to dissuade my insidious doubts about the faith to which I had dedicated my life. At the time, I only had believers around me to help me think through my concerns, but that just wasn't enough. I also wanted to hear other perspectives and open myself up to the (frightening) possibility that I'd been mistaken all my life. Not knowing anyone helpful in this regard, I turned to the internet and its gigantic population. Until I started this search for truth, I never truly appreciated Youtube as a meeting place for ideas, learning and debate. It may have the least mature comments sections on the internet, but much of the content I found was just what I needed to start my brain churning. There are so many amazing atheists and skeptics on youtube that this list seems almost trivial. I haven't even named the great scientists and learning channels I've found (perhaps that will come at a later date). Even so, I want you to enjoy these users and let them know if you appreciate the hard work they've put into their videos. Perhaps one of you also wants that little push to question and examine your beliefs. This list is a good place to start! Click "Read the Rest!" to see the whole list. (more…)
God is good and just. It's not what nonbeliever [sic] consider just. Their just [sic] is more to satisfy themselves. Really think about it, it is.I hate to start out with an "Am not!" "Are too!" routine, but I just can't help myself. I would like to hear examples about how secular justice is selfish. Most of the accusations from Christians state that atheists don't believe in God because we're sin addicts and can't handle being accountable for our actions. Not only is this insulting and ignorant, but also delightfully ironic!
Selfishness and ConsequencesI propose that God's "justice" is extremely selfish and perfectly illustrates the desire to not be accountable for one's actions. Not only that, but hey, it's ridiculous. How "just" and "good" is it that someone is able to wreak any amount of pain, harm, havoc, or evil upon the earth and their fellow humans, apologize for it and feel regret, and then instantly be free of any consequences for that action? It may be nice, but it's not justice. (more…)
Dealing with dimwitted debate? I decided to make something that might come in handy. What are logical fallacies? Here are a few helpful resources for improving your (and my!) writing. The straw man fallacy is when you misrepresent someone else’s Read more…