Exercise of Will

One criticism which the religious make of atheists may have some merit to it. We’re not very big on self-discipline. A lot of YouTube atheists smoke, drink or are fat, and some perhaps all three. Is there a reason for this? Perhaps. One of the really powerful negative effects of the religious people’s war on atheism has been the idea that atheists should be moral degenerates. Atheists should take drugs, indulge in the pleasures of …

All Dogs go to Heaven

This is where it begins. Religion and superstition as child abuse. Scamp isn’t really dead, he’s gone to doggie heaven. What does that mean? It means the child is forced to start thinking in terms of dualism, as if there is something non-physical about living things, a spirit or soul or essence of some kind which is not part of their body, despite growing there, and which survives death. Dualism is the first step on …