Saturday, April 30, 2011

The moral high ground may belong to the non-religious

You can find it here-

Here is a snippet:
"Is this knee-jerk dislike of atheists warranted? Not even close.

A growing body of social science research reveals that atheists, and non-religious people in general, are far from the unsavory beings many assume them to be. On basic questions of morality and human decency — issues such as governmental use of torture, the death penalty, punitive hitting of children, racism, sexism, homophobia, anti-Semitism, environmental degradation or human rights — the irreligious tend to be more ethical than their religious peers, particularly compared with those who describe themselves as very religious."

Citations from the article to other research were interesting reading (in particular Zuckerman)

HH. =)

Friday, April 29, 2011

A bit of anarchy.

And man will not only be punished for his own sins, but for Adams transgressions. I have been pondering original sin of late. How, exactly, is it that one can be held accountable for an action, or set of actions, that one had no choice in? It is cloudy... The past... But, there is not even a foggy, shadowy memory wherein Adam whispered to me, " what do you think if I should eat this fruit? You willing to share the consequences if I do?"

How about the great forgiver? Did he pop the question at some point in my pre mortal life? And god said to Happy, "if Adam takes Eve's advice you want a piece of the outcome?"

The sheer stupidity of it all leaves me wanting to take a nap. Really... The stupidity of such a tale is so stupefying that a malingering coma has more appeal than entertaining this drivel.

Why waste the brainpower dealing with individuals emitting such irksome foibles? Why does the belief in such a fairytale elicit such a rise? I am convinced that it is insulting. In what universe does intentionally dumbing-down other sentient beings warrant praise? It does not! When the ignorant sooth their emaciated egos by degrading their betters, it behooves the betters to put them back in their place.

This is an intellectuals Waterloo. Time to fight back with the only battlements we have. Being smart is an armament. Intelligence, when combined with education, is an impenetrable armour. Anger driven assaults have had no effect. Stoic indifference to the opposition is what is needed. It is time think our way through the political and social christian crusade in the USA.

No blood Need be shed. It is the shackles of imposed group-think bondage which need be loosed. It will be overcome by volleys of missiles-of-reason by those of us who can withstand such assault with the laughing grace of Kevlar-wrapped police.

The war was started by ignorance, yet will be won through undaunted intelligent and wise interposition. We are not slaves as long as our minds are free. Others remain slaves as long as theirs mind are bonded.

HH. =)

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Time to evolve...

Here it is...

I no longer give a wit whether a god exists or not. My life will be one guided by reason, and motivated by love.
That is enough. The idea of a celestial dictator no longer gets the assumptions of importance, or inherent dignity.
The moral high ground is taken by those who honestly assess the facts of reality, and come by honest conclusions
proportionate to the facts. That is enough. That is just. Let the chips fall where they may.

On another note... Spring break is going well.

HH =)