We Invented Gods To Explain What We Didn’t Understand

“Men think epilepsy divine, merely because they do not understand it. But if they called everything divine which they do not understand, why, there would be no end of divine things.” -Hippocrates “I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered Read more about We Invented Gods To Explain What We Didn’t Understand[…]

Religion Is Based On When & Where You Were Born

“One unerring mark of the love of truth is not entertaining any proposition with greater assurance than the proofs it is built upon will warrant.” -John Locke “If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.” -Voltaire Theists assume that they know, without any evidence, that the faith that they were born Read more about Religion Is Based On When & Where You Were Born[…]

Were the Founding Fathers Religious?

Let’s see from their own quotes. Let’s start with James Madison: “During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What has been its fruits? More or less, in all places, pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in the laity; in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution.” What about Read more about Were the Founding Fathers Religious?[…]

Is God Still Needed For Consolation & Inspiration?

Religion at one time filled four main roles: explanation, guidance, consolation and inspiration. Explanation has been superseded by science as I’ve talked about here. And, by guidance, I mean the moral instruction on how we should behave. This has been superseded by philosophers and the self-help industry —and science will soon step into this field. Read more about Is God Still Needed For Consolation & Inspiration?[…]

If God Exists, Why Don’t Animals Pray?

Not only do other species not pray, but they don’t have a god, a religion or multiple religions for that matter. There’s no Lord of buffalos or Father of the Butterflies. As Spinoza said, “If a triangle could speak, it would say, in like manner, that God is eminently triangular, while a circle would say Read more about If God Exists, Why Don’t Animals Pray?[…]

Praying Has Been Proven To Not Work

The definition of pray is, “to ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner, confessedly unworthy,” said Ambrose Bierce, Civil War soldier and writer. To think that god created the universe to have a relationship with one species is bonkers. When God Answers Our Prayers, Isn’t He Being Read more about Praying Has Been Proven To Not Work[…]