Archive | November, 2011

Proselytizing

26 Nov

Penn Jillette, famous magician comedian, is also an atheist. In his book God, No! he mentions how he made a video telling Christians and such to go ahead and preach to him, for a few reasons. I won’t go into exact detail about what he says, so hopefully you can go buy it for yourself. It’s good. Basically, he agrees people wanting to preach to him; saving a soul from hell and such. (If you don’t mind, I’ll just switch to first person now, I don’t want to keep saying ‘he says’.) If you honestly think that I’m going to be tortured for eternity in the most horrible ways imaginable, PLEASE, at least have the morality to try and change my path. If your in such a position, do you not have some sort of responsibility to try and help a fellow out? I mean, damn! They don’t mess around in hell.
I can agree with all that. The part where you’ve lost me is the whole magical guy up there who actually gives a shit that I don’t believe in him to the point where he wants me tortured. Oh, and he loves me.

I can agree with the motive, it’s just the substance that’s really screwy. I also feel theres a responsibility in the same way for an atheist to look around, tap someone on the shoulder and go ‘excuse me, this is bullshit.’ Even if you can’t agree with the substance Christians, please at least try and understand our position and point of view.

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Abortion

8 Nov

Abortion is a very tricky and controversial subject. For people who are not fed the answer straight up from a pastor, it can be difficult to decide where to draw the line.

Some factors to think about are when a fetus is considered human, how intelligent it is and if it can feel pain. If a fetus is at all times human, then this would make aborting it a murder. If it can feel pain from the abortion then the abortion is cruel. If it can notice its surroundings and is intelligent (to a babies extent) then an abortion is surely murder.

I don’t have much of an opinion on this subject; I really don’t know where to stand. More or less, I think that it is leaning toward the wrong the further down in pregnancy it is. It may be considered more humane when it’s within a month or two. (I am not an expert at pre-birth development.) It isn’t really something I’d recommend to someone I know, but maybe they should have a choice, at least early on.

There are of course circumstances where an abortion is completely necessary. If both the mother and child are most likely going to die, then an abortion can at least save the mother.

Please comment or message me or anything on personal opinions, ideas, etc. I am on the fence and am interested in other’s thoughts, especially atheists, agnostics or just secular thinkers.

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A Quick Note

8 Nov

I made this blog as a second to my Twitter account. Technicaly, this will have to be the reverse. However, please follow me on Twitter where I will tweet about new posts on this blog. Although there is no one on here yet, if there ever will be anyone. Maybe I’m just talking to myself.

Also, I will be primarily using my iPhone to post, so please excuse any autocorrect bannanas.

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An Introduction

7 Nov

Hello, and welcome to my blog. I hope to update fairly regularly on this, and hope you enjoy my posts. The purpose of this site is for topics related to atheism, god, evolution and other similar things. Also, please follow me on Twitter under the name AtheistEvolving. Thank you :3