Posts tagged "religion"

Dear Glenn Beck, human rights have never come from god

Whenever you hear someone claim that rights come from god, that speaker is a person who (intentionally or unintentionally) wants to take your rights away. That is someone who wants a theocracy. It’s not about using god to claim that you have rights (even though that in itself is absolute nonsense), it’s about others claiming... Read more »

Creationism forced on students in Louisiana

Activist Zack Kopplin and Senator Karen Carter Peterson lost a third bid to repeal the so called Louisiana’s Science Education Act. This misguided law that should have been repealed allows mentally unqualified science teachers to “supplement” evolution with creationism. Under that logic Mother Goose should be used to supplement U.S. History and Harry Potter should... Read more »

Moses – The celebrated baby killing psychopath of the Bible

If someone was to include Adolf Hitler in a mini-series that portrays him as a noble and admirable man by deliberately and completely removing anything about his cruel persecution of innocent people there would be absolute outrage. But when such a portrayal is done for Moses in The Bible series, no one blinks an eye.... Read more »

Faith is not a virtue, but it can be

Having faith that god was with them didn’t make the Nazis virtuous people. The victims and perpetrators of terrorism both have faith. Having faith that they are doing god’s will doesn’t make Islamic suicide bombers virtuous people. The Catholic Church equating faith with morality makes perfect sense from a political and marketing perspective, but it’s... Read more »

The agnostic philosophy of Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee was one of the greatest martial artists who ever lived. He was also a great philosopher. He didn’t believe anyone should be indoctrinated to a specific style of fighting. Treating a specific style as gospel caused crystallization of the mind, making change difficult. One needs to be flexible and have the ability to... Read more »

James Kirk Wall responds to Intelligent Design and NDE argument for faith

First I would like to thank Rajiv Sobhee for his willingness to engage and publicize this discussion. Rajiv represents many people who believe in a greater intelligence but don’t subscribe to Christianity or any organized religion. In his essay Mr. Sobhee uses the classic complexity argument for design, has a brief blurb on quantum physics,... Read more »

Agnostic theist uses ID,Quantum Physics and NDE to justify the rational of faith using scientific evidence.

A gentleman by the name of Rajiv Sobhee started a dialog on my Facebook page regarding his beliefs that science points to a greater intelligence. I asked him to put together an essay which is posted below. I will reply to this argument next week. -James Kirk Wall Rajiv’s Intro: Excelling brilliantly at school, science... Read more »

Robert Green Ingersoll - God Slayer

You know Harris, and Sagan, and Carlin, and Dawkins, Tyson, and Maher, and Ayaan, and Hitchens, but do you recall the greatest Bible bashing heathen of all? Agnostic, atheist, heretic, heathen, humanitarian, free thinker, call him what you will. In the battle of individual liberty over religious dogma there has been no greater warrior than... Read more »

Bill O’Reilly loses his mind in battle against atheist

The tide goes in, the tide goes out, and you can’t explain that! This is what news commentator Bill O’Reilly blurted out the last time debating atheist David Silverman. For a few seconds it appeared Silverman was stunned by such a crazy statement, he momentarily looked like a deer in the headlights. We can explain... Read more »

Evolutionist James Kirk Wall responds to young earth creationist Randy Ruggles

First I would like to begin by thanking Randy for his formal response. Argumentation is a necessary process for finding truth. In the very serious business of deciding verdicts in our court system, we use both the Socratic Method and the scientific method. Although not a perfect process as dishonesty, incompetence or corruption can cause... Read more »