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Below are my posts which I think are the most important - the main reasons why I spend my time putting together this blog and write the posts. Feel free to differ; I do not expact everyone to agree with me.

The Essence of Atheism

Religionists generally will appeal to supernatural forces to explain the mysteries of the universe. Atheists, on the other hand, generally maintain that the supernatural either does not exist or is of no importance to the natural world. Read more.

Reason vs. Faith - Why Faith Fails!

We humans spend a huge amount of time trying to determine what the truth is, how to reach the truth and what to call it once we have determined what it is. Should it be based on faith or based on reason? This post will maintain that reason should be the only valid basis for reaching the truth. Read more.

Nothing Fails Like Prayer!

Human beings have been praying for millennia and it seems about time to face up to reality - prayer fails and is actually destructive! Read more.

Nihilism vs. Atheism

It is often said that "atheists believe in nothing" - that is that atheists are nihilists. That statement fails as discussed in this post. Read more.

Is Ancient Wisdom Wise?

Of what value is ancient wisdom? Some support their ideas with this so-called "ancient wisdom". But such a reliance is a known logical fallacy. It is especially dangerous when applied to religious arguments, because their source is their god(s) and in many religions godly opinions and commands are immutable. Read more.

The Camels of Christendom

The accumulation of wealth on the part of certain evangelical preachers seems to violate the teachings of Jesus found in the New Testament. They appear to represent the wealthy who Jesus is supposed to have claimed could not get into heaven as camels could not pass through the eye of a needle. Read more.

Should Atheists Insist on Biblical Literalism?

Christianity makes certain truth claims which are based upon alleged historical events related to Jesus: his birth, his ministry, his miracles, his crucifixion and, finally, his resurrection. Should they be allowed to make those claims without definitive evidence or claims that any of the stories are allegory? Read more.