mikespeir

mikespeir

65p

189 comments posted · 4 followers · following 0

196 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Can You Vote for Hilla... · 1 reply · +3 points

Nobody, but nobody, out there represents my views perfectly. (Ultimately, I'd probably end up disappointed in myself.) That means whoever I vote for will be the lesser of the available evils. Why not, then, vote for the candidate with the views closest to my own who has an actual chance of winning?

211 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Secular Faith and Dogma · 1 reply · +1 points

I've wondered what would happen if somebody really did come out with hard evidence against, say, evolution. Of course, it wouldn't be wise to jump to conclusions. Maybe it wouldn't pan out in the end. But what if ten years down the road the finding were holding up and growing even stronger? I'll guarantee you that a considerable portion of my atheist comrades still wouldn't admit that evolution had been overturned -- or even convincingly challenged.

We do have our dogmas, and many of us hold to them as tightly and irrationally as religionists do to theirs.

217 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Don\'t You Fear Death? · 0 replies · +3 points

"I tend to think far more about the eventual death of others close to me than I do about my own death." That, and the grief my death will cause for those close to me. But fear dying itself? Well, I have the same instinctual aversion to it that anyone else does, but there is no terror in the prospect of being dead.

219 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Christian Wants to See... · 1 reply · +5 points

"Please repent and be saved."

But then you won't get to see us fry like sausage.

227 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - How I Became An Atheist · 0 replies · +5 points

"Atheism was not a choice I made; it was something I gradually came to realize about myself."

Yes. Me too.

232 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Christian Pastor Says ... · 0 replies · +5 points

Waiting for this guy's skeletons to bust out of the closet.

233 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - What Does Secular Mean? · 0 replies · +7 points

I would suggest that secular also implies that temporal laws trump religious precepts when in conflict.

234 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Do Humans Need Religion? · 0 replies · +1 points

Windows 7. Latest updates.

235 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Do Humans Need Religion? · 2 replies · +1 points

Again, we can quibble over the defintion of "religion," but we need some kind of operating system.

235 weeks ago @ Atheist Revolution - Atheist Ireland Rebuke... · 0 replies · +7 points

PZ Myers is still a thing?