I will answer from the perspective of a Buddhist who was raised Christian. Religion is a Western concept to describe … Continue reading Since there are many religions each with different beliefs, doesn’t that prove that none of them is true?
Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma) are dharmic religions. Hinduism is really a mix. For example, the Vedas are … Continue reading Revealed Religion Vs. Dharma
The secret to happiness is keeping your appreciation high and your expectations low. —-Misquote of a misquote supposedly attributed to … Continue reading Gratitude, Expectations, Humility, Contentment, Ambition and Success
For years I speculated about the soul, consciousness and free will. Was the supernatural required to explain these things. If … Continue reading Why I Became a Materialist
I was born and raised in Southern Virginia where it was traditional to stay in the family’s faith. My father … Continue reading Is it fair to be born into a religion? Why is the studying of other religions not encouraged during parenting?
First Example: Every Halloween several street preachers come to Salem, MA with their bullhorns. For the most part they amuse … Continue reading Have you as an atheist ever defended a theist who was being personally attacked for their religion?
Here is my response to the questioner: I am wary of your question, because I mistrust proselytizing of any kind, … Continue reading I was asked how does one make a theist escape their delusions of God.
Convicted serial killer Ted Bundy sits in the electric chair awaiting execution. He opens his heart to accept Jesus Christ … Continue reading As an atheist, how do you deal with the idea that good people and bad people all have the same fate in the end?
I think it is both rational and irrational. The people that I know who believe in God say that their … Continue reading Do you think believing in God based on faith alone is rational?
Any ideology can be used to breed violence. Not only has religion been used to breed violence, but so has … Continue reading Do the worlds religions inherently breed violence?