Stop Making Kids Pledge Their Allegiance To The Flag.

At the very beginning of every single school day, students are asked to pledge their allegiance to the flag of the United States, and acknowledge the existence of a god in doing so. My informal argument for why this is problematic follows. We teach students, or at least we ought to, to take their words … More Stop Making Kids Pledge Their Allegiance To The Flag.

The Skeptical Paradox

The Skeptical Paradox is essentially the recognition that, as a fallible being, your perception of the universe might be entirely flawed, and so nothing is as it seems. In acknowledging that this is the case, you seem to eliminate the justification for any of your beliefs, and if you have no justified beliefs then you … More The Skeptical Paradox

Computerism

You know what would make an excellent religion? That the world is a computer game and so we must make offerings to the players controlling our lives and our universe. What would an offering consist of you ask? Why, whatever you think would make your player happy. If you believe helping out the poor and … More Computerism

What’s Up With There Not Being Any Valentine’s Day Songs?

Yesterday was Christmas, in case you missed that. I think the idea that there is a war on Christmas is funny, it is literally everywhere. If you’re a Christian, the problem isn’t people abandoning Christmas, it’s too many people embracing it, enjoying the traditions without any regard to the religious aspect. Christmas is turning Halloween, … More What’s Up With There Not Being Any Valentine’s Day Songs?

Life and Death

September 6th marks two important anniversaries in the life of someone to whom I was uniquely close, his name was Don. Don was born on September 6th, 1982, and he died on September 6th, 2011. A neat and tidy 29 years, no remainder. It also, now, marks the birth of the daughter of one of … More Life and Death