I was raised a Catholic. Sort of. My family wasn’t particularly religious, although I did go to Catholic schools until the fourth grade. After that, I moved to the US, went to public school, and attended Baptist churches for a while where I was told that the Catholic church worshiped Mary over Jesus, and that… Read more Catholic Rebirth
I caught this talk from TedPrize.com and thought it so very inspiring and holding such significance that I felt it needed more than just a share via Google Reader, it needed to be reposted.
At the beginning of the year, I made a list of items I resolved to accomplish. (I called them resolutions, but frequent commenter Junior corrected me.) However, life’s been pushing in its own direction, and things from my past, which I cannot control, have come back to determine the path of my future. While I’m… Read more Walkabout
I was at my parents’ house this weekend when my father, out of the blue, asked me “Do you go to church where you live?”
While I’ve tried — in vain — I haven’t been able to get one of these out (to my own disdain). Again, the glut of ideas currently swishing around my brain is like water around a drain: round and round it goes, and not in vain if I take this opportunity to sha… daing. Alright,… Read more Le Linkage #16: Around the Blogosphere
As if on queue, last night I happened accross a copy of The God Delusion by evolutionary biologist and outspoken critic of religion Richard Dawkins. Having first heard of him during some conversations at BetterHumans, and having first heard him speak at the TED conference, I have since then began to grow curious regarding this… Read more Richard Dawkins Interviews and Comments
Always a topic for heated debate, my good friend Kappy is doing some research on the use of capital punishment and is asking for opinions on the matter. If you’re interested in this topic, check out some of the replies to her queries, including a quasi-incoherent (and long) response from yours truly. If you don’t… Read more Capital Punishment Discussion
Are right and wrong hard-coded into you?According to some, the answer is yes. Who doesnâ€™t know the difference between right and wrong? Yet that essential knowledge, generally assumed to come from parental teaching or religious or legal instruction, could turn out to have a quite different origin… [P]eople are born with a moral grammar wired… Read more The Evolution of Morality
“Highly intelligent people are mostly atheists,” [Dawkins] says. “Not a single member of either house of Congress admits to being an atheist. It just doesn’t add up. Either they’re stupid, or they’re lying” … Dawkins does not merely disagree with religious myths. He disagrees with tolerating them, with cooperating in their colonization of the brains… Read more Battle of the New Atheism
I was sent this yesterday by Matt, an author and old friend of mine. It’s pretty interesting (and funny) if you’re into theology/philosophy: definitely something to think about. Read it over and tell me, what do you think?