вторник, 16 юли 2019 г.

Bible Arguments 15

By DeYtH Banger

""No one has ever seen God."
—John 1:18
Many of my debate opponents agree with me that there is actually no evidence for a god. If there were, we would not be having the debate. No one would be asking, “Why is there something rather than nothing?” because there would be better ways to argue. If there were truly evidence for a god, they would put it on the table. By now someone should have won the Nobel Prize for pointing out such evidence."

- Dan Baker


"They simply assert that their god hypothesis (or presupposition, as some theists honestly phrase it) is the best explanation for our current lack of knowledge. This is an argument from ignorance, not evidence.
Granting the lack of evidence, some believers come back with the brilliant parry: “Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.” So there! Since we atheists cannot absolutely prove that their supernatural god does not exist, they can pretend to be justified in maintaining their belief in what might be true, what is true to them by faith or presupposition. But, then, since no one can prove to me that leprechauns do not exist, can I assert that they do? Look at a box of Lucky Charms! If the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, can you argue that I should stop believing in leprechauns? Of course you can. The absence of evidence is not proof of absence, but it is certainly evidence of absence. Absence is not a thing, but evidence of absence definitely is a thing. You can hold it in your hand."

- Dan Baker

"If something truly does not exist, the only possible evidence for its nonexistence would be the absence of evidence for its existence where we should expect it to be. Richard Dawkins points out in The God Delusion that “a universe with a God would look quite different from a universe without one.” So far, conducting a comprehensive scientific search of the structure of the universe—certainly more thorough than any bomb squad—the chart has come up empty. We have evidence that God does not exist. We don’t have proof, but it is safe to go back in the building Why are theists free to say leprechauns do not exist but atheists are not free to say the same about God? Well, because they believe in God and not in leprechauns. When Anselm concluded his famous ontological argument, thinking he had neatly proven the existence of God using mere words (which truly is something from nothing), he couldn’t resist making a prayer with a jab at us nonbelievers: “Why, then, has the fool said in his heart, there is no God (Psalms 14:1), since it is so evident, to a rational mind, that you do exist in the highest degree of all? Why, except that he is dull and a fool?”29 If anybody was dull, it was Anselm."

- Dan Baker

"I think most believers are kinder than Anselm and would never stoop to name-calling or hurl insults, like the bible does, in order to belittle opposition or score a rhetorical point against atheists. I think most honest believers who truly wrestle with definitions and assumptions can admit that we atheists are just as committed to clarity as they claim to be. We disagree, but disagreement is not a crime. If more believers would respect the motives of atheists, wouldn’t that be something, from nothing."

- Dan Baker

"The next day the lonely bird flies back over the sodden spot and sees that the anthill is gone. It glides further down the muddy riverbed and spots you, wandering alone, doing the only thing you know how to do, smelling around, moving some dirt. What if the bird were to yell down, “Stop it! It’s pointless. Your queen is dead. Nobody cares, don’t you see? You’re wasting your time. Nothing lasts forever.” Would you say, “Oh, sorry,” and just give up? Or would you say, “I am an ant. What else am I supposed to do?”
Would your life have meaning."

- Dan Baker

"If God is using us to convey a “meaning,” then who
is he talking to? Are people and ants just piano keys that God plays to amuse himself?
In the case of the dots on the canvas and the marchers in the band, we do know there was a human designer, but in the case of life itself we do not know that. In fact, we now know that life is the result of impersonal evolution and is not intelligently directed or designed at all. Since it looks designed—since natural selection utilizing randomness is not intuitively grasped by our minds—we (some of us) make the mistake of imagining there was an intelligent meaning behind it all."

- Dan Baker

"We don’t want to feel pointless. We want a stamp of approval, or a sense that our activities are directed by and pointing to something larger than ourselves. We don’t want to be mere dots on a canvas that could burn up, or ants that get washed away in a flash flood. We want to feel big, or a part of something bigger than just us, little us.
There is a silly scene in the movie Pee-wee’s Big Adventure where Pee-wee loses control and falls off his bicycle in front of a crowd of children. As he stands up he says, “I meant to do that.” That is very funny, but why? Because intention indicates meaning. It might also give dignity, depending on how you value bike-handling skills. What Pee-wee meant by “meant” (the meaning of meaning) was planning followed by intention followed by execution (hopefully followed by praise, or at least not ridicule). The humor in that scene comes from knowing that he was desperately trying to back engineer the process, saving face by making it appear that the accident was deliberate. He was attempting to instill meaning where there was none.."

- Dan Baker

"Every cell in your body contains “meaning” from your ancestors. (I put “meaning” in quotes because it is just information that is passed. It becomes meaning when we think about it.) Your ancestors were not talking directly to you, but like an artist, they created a product that speaks to the future..."

- Dan Baker


"The cosmos doesn’t care. A flash flood will destroy it all. There is no meaning to any of this.” Even if true, would they have stopped? Of course not. Humans do what humans do. My great-grandparents John and Angelita and Jack and Lizzie (from different diasporas) led meaningful lives, in both senses, from their point of view as well as mine. Even if they had had no grandchildren—and some people indeed lead meaningful childless lives by choice, enhancing and protecting the lives and genes of others—their life would have been their life, and that is beautiful all by itself…"

- Dan Baker

"We can indefinitely stack symbols upon symbols, concepts upon concepts, reaching up to an infinite God or down to nothingness, but it is all a trick of language. If it doesn’t ultimately refer to anything real, it is vacant vocabulary. “In the beginning was the Zord, and the Zord was with God, and the Zord was God,” the gnostic evangelistic John tells us in his first sentence. But what does that mean? A zord can be useful (like the word “word”), but only if it ultimately refers to something that actually exists—a referent to which the symbol of the symbol can point. At the end of the day an algebraic equation has to resolve to so many apples or kilometers, or it is just make-work. The “meaning of life” never resolves to anything real, but the “meaning in life” certainly does…"

- Dan Baker

"At that final point of our unavoidable destiny, there will be no Mockingzird in the Sky, no “Zord of God” calling down “I told you so.” It will all be over and forgotten—and since there will be no one left to do the forgetting, it will be truly unforgettable. Do you find that depressing? I find it exhilarating.
In the movie Annie Hall by Woody Allen, nine-year-old Alvy has stopped doing his homework, so his mother takes him to a psychiatrist who asks, “Why are you depressed, Alvy? “Well, the universe is everything,” Alvy says, “and if it’s expanding, someday it will break apart and that would be the end of everything! … What’s the point?”
“What has the universe got to do with it?” his mother asks. “You’re here in Brooklyn! Brooklyn is not expanding!”
Alvy and his mother are both right. There is no meaning in the cosmic picture, but there is meaning in the here and now. Here in Brooklyn.9 How do you feel about that? What can you do about it? You already know that your not-too-distant descendants will forget about you, or even if they don’t—even if you become astonishingly famous."

- Dan Baker

"Live your own life. If you are reasonable and kind, you will discover that meaning is not handed to you from on high; it emerges naturally from your own life-driven purpose."

- Dan Baker

Bible Arguments 14

By DeYtH Banger


"And if a nonbeliever replies honestly, “I don’t know why there is something rather than nothing,” believers will crow: “Aha! You don’t have an answer, and I do!” This is known as a “god of the gaps” argument, or an argument from ignorance. Any mystery can be “solved” without doing any work, simply by plugging the hole with magic.
But let’s be charitable and fair. On its face, the question is not necessarily religious. The motives of those who ask, “Why is there something rather than nothing?” may be honest and sincere, and even if not, that alone is no reason to dismiss their conclusion. Since something cannot come from nothing, their argument goes,…"

- Dan Baker

"If there is nothing, then there has to be something.
So, “can something come from nothing?” really means “can something come from something?” and that is a no-brainer. “Can something be what makes it different from what it is not?”
“Nothing” is just a word we use to identify absence. It is a concept, not a thing. The concept of absence can apply to things that are real as well as to things that are imaginary. The absence of Neanderthals and the absence of leprechauns arenot measured the same way, but they end up the same. Absence is absence.
Since “nothing” is a concept, and concepts are a result, not a cause, of a brain, asking if something can come from nothing is like asking if a brain can come from a thought it is thinking."

- Dan Baker

"Why do we assume that reality, unmanaged, collapses to nothingness? Is it like gravity? The path of least resistance? From whence comes the great power of the void? (And if the void has this power, then it has something.) Perhaps it is the other way around: the great power of matter and energy is holding back the void. “Nature abhors a vacuum,” Aristotle thought.
But that all seems pretty silly, because something/nothing is not a proper yin/yang. They are not balanced opposites of a composite whole. If they were, then zero would be the reciprocal for every other number and math would be meaningless. But one thing we do know—and if there were a god, he/she would know it too—is that something indeed does exist, so there is no argument. Reality has not decayed into nothingness, or remained in such a state, not in the natural world or the supernatural world (if there is such a place). In fact, if there were truly nothingness, there would be no reality at all, natural or supernatural. We are aware of the reality that something does exist. That’s what reality means. Whatever the Theory of Everything (TOE) turns out to be, there will come a point where we simply have to refer to a brute fact—perhaps strings or branes or quantum wave potential, or something else. That is exactly what theists do when they refer to their brute fact of…"

- Dan Baker

"Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking thinks our entire universe, not just particles, has arisen from the void. “Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist,” Hawking writes. “It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going."

- Dan Baker

"Therefore, nothing exists. Putting the two bad-grammar arguments together, we could prove that God is Utter Nothingness…"

- Dan Baker

"In the beginning there was nothing. God said, “Let there be light!” And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better.”
—Ellen DeGeneres20
Notice that when we ask “can something come from nothing?” we are playing a loaded game similar to “who caused the thunder?” We are swallowing the claim that something, anything, always has to “come from” something or someone else. If we do that, we are forced to look for a “what” or a “who.”
When we ask “can something come from nothing?” what do we mean by “come from”? I think there are two normal usages of that phrase: impersonal and personal. In ordinary usage, “comes from” means something physical and impersonal. A house “comes from” lumber or stone or building material. The lumber comes from trees, the stone from quarries, the bricks from mud, the nails and hardware from metal. A tree comes from a seed, the stone and metal comes from physical processes in the earth and the stars. And so on. These are all sufficient answers. So asking where the universe “came from” in that sense would be asking for the location of a huge quarry or forest of materials from which the construction materials…"

- Dan Baker

"…cause of its own existence and even the cause of the existence of God. (Not supernatural, but “naturalsuper.”) I have no reason to believe that contrived scenario, but it is no less fantastic than theism…"

- Dan Baker

"God is a spirit.
—John 4:24
There is no good reason to believe in a god, but if such a being exists, he also should ask himself, “Why am I here? Why is there a god instead of no god?” Most believers will claim that a god would never ask where it came from because a god is a great spirit outside of nature. The “great spirit” is above the law: you can’t haul in the king for questioning, they insist. A spirit, they say, unlike us physical creatures, can indeed exist without an explanation, timeless, causeless, not needing a frame of reference or context. They imagine that there are actually three states of existence: nothing, something, and spirit. It is spirit that mediates between nothing and something, they claim. Spirit can cause something to come from nothing. God was looking around one day, saying, “There is nothing, and I don’t like it, so I am going to turn nothing into something. Fiat lux ex nihilo. Lo, behold, now something exists!"

- Dan Baker

"A spirit, whatever it is, must be either something or nothing. If it is not something, it is nothing.
By the way, if God is defined as “a spirit,” then spirit is something that God is made of. So spirit is not God. It is something more basic, otherwise God could not be “a spirit.”
Some believers will reply that a spirit is indeed “something,” but it is not “something natural.” The question “can something come from nothing?” really means “can something natural come from nothing?” The supernatural or spiritual realm (which they have conjured out of nothing) is exempt from the question, they insist. Their three states of existence really are: nothing, nature, and spirit. We are natural creatures asking a natural question—a question about the entire notion and existence of “natural”—and the only sensible answer, they claim, must come from outside."

- Dan Baker

"If nothing comes from nothing, and if God came from nothing, then God is nothing.
Most believers insist that that is equivocating. We can’t compare God and the universe like that. God is a special case: he is great and personal and powerful and, unlike the impersonal lifeless universe, he has the ability to create himself. But how does that help their argument? If they say that “nothing comes from nothing” really means “nothing except God-who-is-great comes from nothing,” well there you go. They are back to question begging, inserting the conclusion into the premise. What could be a clearer example of circular logic? If you already believe in a god before you make the argument, then you don’t need the argument at all. It should be discarded. If believers agree that they don’t need the argument, but think that we atheists do—as a tool of evangelism—then they still need to convince us to embrace their “except God” qualification before we can get the argument off the ground, and if we did, we wouldn’t need the argument because we would no longer be atheists."

- Dan Baker

"He is the Creator. He is all-powerful. The king does not ask “who is above me?” God is “I am that I am” who needs no explanation.
But when believers say God is “big” and “powerful,” what do they mean? Those are words of dimension, force, and time. Can the word “big” mean something without measuring along dimensions? Can the word “power” be understood without plotting work across a span of time? If God is truly outside those dimensions, then what does it matter if he is called “big” and “powerful”? Those words have no meaning outside of the natural world, if it is possible to be “outside” of the natural world."

- Dan Baker

"We may as well say “God is bliphish and pomthical.” God talk is nonsensical. He is the holy iDot.
If God is truly outside of somethingness, he is nothing at all…"

- Dan Baker

"“Without God, We Are Nothing.” Pell was the Archbishop of Sydney. Today he is Number 3 at the Vatican, as the prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, Pope Francis’s new finance ministry. If anyone is an expert in the faith, it would be “His Eminence Cardinal Pell.” (I couldn’t bring myself to use that title: he called me “Dan,” so I called him “George.”) During the debate, he used the word “spirit” and “spiritual” a number of times, so during cross examination, I asked him this question:
Dan: Can you define for us, using positive terms, what is a “spirit,” and how that would differ from nothing at all?
George: I just said that I can’t define “God,” but I can say something useful about “spirit.” I believe in the reality of love. I believe it’s a spiritual quality. I believe honor is something that is real. Disgrace is real. Forgiveness is real. Something spiritual is invisible, but sometimes it can be very powerful. The love of a husband and wife, the love between parents and children, they are probably the most important realities in many people’s lives. They are spiritual realities.
Dan: Let me follow up. I can define all of those things, like love, family, and feelings, in purely natural terms, as functions of an organism. But why were you not begging the question by saying that the definition of “spiritual” is love, which is spiritual? I want to know what it is. Does it occupy space? Does it occupy time? Does it have a weight? Can you measure it along a dimension? How would you know that your “spirit” is not just a concept as opposed to an actually existing thing in reality?
George: Well, you can’t measure a spirit. It is certainly not material. But the examples that I have given are very real and very powerful. Once there was an Australian poet who said that sometimes people can be at a concert and be like dogs at a concert. They hear every sound but have got no understanding of the music, because the music is something that is spiritual and beautiful and real. They can’t be reduced. They are connected with physical activities, but they can’t be reduced to those physical activities.
So I’m a dog, but I take that as a compliment. Notice that Pell said “spirit” is immaterial and invisible and can’t be measured, but it has power. Does he not know that power is measured materially? He sidestepped telling us what a “spirit” actually is. When believers are asked to define what “spirit” actually is—not to list synonyms like ghost, vision, or poltergeist; or attitudes like enthusiasm, love, emotion, or determination; but to describe the actual substance of the entity—they always define it by what it is not: intangible, noncorporeal, immaterial, ineffable, non-natural. (They might even say “the spirit is the ethereal essence.”) They never tell us anything positive. "

- Dan Baker

"Even if spirit does exist in some unknowable way—in spite of my impertinence in asking for a definition—what do believers mean when they say it is “outside” of nature? Exactly where is that? If a spirit is outside of nature, it still must be somewhere, in a region “beyond.” And that is still a place. Something might indeed be outside our own observable universe in the wider cosmos, but how can anything be outside of nature? Universes within the multiverse would certainly be outside of each other, but they would still be part of the natural cosmos. If we don’t have a coherent definition of “outside of nature,” then it is meaningless to suggest that that is where the spirit or supernatural exists.
Some think that to be outside of nature is to be in another dimension. But that is incoherent. Dimensions are used to measure natural things. Dimensions are what we mean when we say something is natural: the object occupies space and time, which are charted in four dimensions, at least. The amounts of space and time that an object occupies are measured along those dimensions compared to other objects, or the distance between other objects, which…"

- Dan Baker

"“Can something come from nothing?” might be unanswerable because it is unaskable. Logically, mathematically unaskable…"

- Dan Baker

"“What is s/0?” Don’t even try to reply. It is not a valid question.
The reason we cannot divide by zero—the reason it is a nonsensical question—is because “divide” means to “share.” It’s where we get the phrase “divvy up.” How can three children share twelve cookies? By giving four cookies to each child. But if you don’t have any children who want the cookies, then it makes no sense to talk about sharing the cookies. You can only share (divide) when you have a positive nonzero number of divisors (children). If the number of numerators (cookies) is negative, we are talking about sharing a debt, which is the same thing in obverse. If the number is zero, we can’t…"

- Dan Baker

"Ultimately, when the cause or source of the cosmos gets down to the simplest brute fact—when the divisor finally shrinks to one—the question will be “what is something divided by one?” The answer will be “itself.” Since believers think “God divided by one” is a valid question while “God divided by zero” is not, why do they not allow me to think the same of the cosmos?
There actually is a sneaky way to do an end run and “divide by zero” without causing a crash, and that is to divide zero by itself. This is a trick because we can’t actually divide by zero, and would never need to, but based on the axiom that any number divided by itself (n/n) is 1, we might logically (not mathematically) conclude that 0/0=1. This checks out because 1x0=0. So if 0/0=1, then “nothing from nothing” equals something. Something from nothing. If nothing truly existed (0/0), it would be something…"

- Dan Baker

Bible Arguments 13

By DeYtH Banger


"As comedian Bill Maher pointed out in one of his hilarious monologues,1 you can freeze a stem cell indefinitely, which is something you definitely cannot do with a baby. Even the bible, which equates life with breath, actually seems to agree with modern American law, which acknowledges that a human life begins at viability. I don’t know of any fundamentalists who add nine months to their age. But many believers, being religiously colorblind, can only conceive of “life” (a full person) as black or white, red or blue, all or nothing. Those of us who affirm a woman’s freedom to decide her own reproductive future equate a human life with personhood, seeing the earlier stages of development within a spectrum leading up to a precious baby whose arrival and existence we do cherish. Personhood is blue, while a zygote is red, with a prism in the middle."

- Dan Baker

"In the beginning was the Turtle. The Turtle was swimming across an endless body of water. One day it dove to the bottom and brought up a lump of mud. When the mud baked in the sun, it became dry land. The land expanded into a vast area where trees grew. One day the Rabbit started kicking a blood clot by one of the trees until it formed into a human being."

- Dan Baker

"Then I asked how many believed the creation myth of a later group of people, the Bronze Age Israelites, including the earth being created from a watery void, Adam being formed from the mud, Eve being taken from his rib, a talking snake, a talking donkey, a jealous genocidal war god named Yahweh (“my name is Jealous”), the Nile River turning to blood, and food falling from the sky. Most of the hands went up in that audience. They think the Turtle is false but the talking snake is true. They are polarized. They can’t see outside their own color.
All human groups have invented meaningful fables, but their fable is actual truth, they proclaim. The vast array of colorful creation myths collapses into “us versus them.” Truth versus lies. Some believers do appreciate the varieties of religious belief in anthropology; they just see them all as quaint but false, “out there,” while their belief is the one true faith. They can’t see themselves as part of the fabric, or their color as part of a spectrum, or their religion as having evolved from earlier antecedents. In the previous chapter, I talked about how law has ancestors, but the same is true with religion. If you can step back and see that your religion is just one cousin from a grandparent (as Christianity and Islam are descended mainly from Judaism), and also realize that the grandparent is a cousin to other religions descended from even earlier ancestors, you can perceive your faith not as a blunt stand-alone creation, but as a small part of a larger array. Your worldview becomes enriched. Gregory Riley does a nice job of illustrating the family tree (or branching river system) of world faiths in his book The River of God."

- Dan Baker

"Look at your own beliefs the same way you look at the beliefs of others: from a distance. If you can’t do that, you are religiously colorblind.
Think about ethics. Most of us, including believers, act as if we embrace situational ethics in our daily lives, but most religions teach that there are absolute moral laws that must be followed no matter what, by command of a dictator. For example, since the Ten Commandments prohibit bearing “false witness” against a neighbor, most Christians think it is always wrong to tell a lie. Not just wrong, but sinful—a character flaw. However, while it is true that honesty is generally a good principle for social harmony, telling a lie is not always immoral. We do have laws against perjury, false advertising, contractual misrepresentation, impersonating an officer, identity theft, and so on, but it is generally not illegal to tell a lie.
Suppose a woman came to your front door, bruised and bleeding, saying that her husband is trying to kill her. You take her into your home, tend to her wounds, give her a place to stay for a while. Later, her husband comes banging on your door, shouting, “Do you know where my wife is?!” What do you do? As a good moral person, do you tell him the truth? I think all of us know that in that particular situation, the most moral thing to do is lie to that man. Otherwise, we risk greater harm to the woman. Telling that lie is not a sin: it is a good act of which you should be proud. But some Christians have told me that although they would indeed lie to the husband, they would feel bad about it and would later ask God for forgiveness. In their polarized brains, telling a lie is always sinful. Morality is absolute. Such colorblind moral thinking influences all ethical issues with which society is struggling, including stem-cell research, birth control, abortion, gay marriage, doctor-assisted suicide, war, state-church seperation…"

- Dan Baker

"Suppose I break into the home of a loving Christian family. This mother, father, and two children are faithful church attenders who read the bible and pray every day. They are generous, good people who help others and witness for their faith in Jesus. I tie them up and shoot the dog. I drown their cat in the bathtub. Then I set the house on fire and they all die. When the police ask me, “Why did you do it?” I reply: “No reason. The Devil made me do it."

- Dan Baker

"In the biblical Book of Job we read about a good “blameless and upright” family man who was faithful in worship yet endured horrible torture at the hand of the God he loved. Satan, with God’s explicit permission, caused a huge wind to blow down a wall and kill Job’s ten children. All of his thousands of animals were killed. (The bible doesn’t say if he had a dog or a cat.) In Job 2:3 we find these words: “The LORD said to Satan, ‘Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man who fears God and turns away from evil. He still persists in his integrity, although you incited me against him, to destroy him for no reason.’” So the police ask God, “Why did you do it,” and God replies: “No reason. The Devil made me do it. Then I said to the audience, “Raise your hands if you think the God of the bible is a moral monster.” Less than half the hands shot up.
That is proof that hundreds of people in that room had eyes to see, but saw not. The same crime by two different actors for the same reason is judged morally wrong when committed by only one of the actors. This is a psychological bias induced by religion. It is “looking the other way,” deliberately excusing the actions of a family member or other person you admire or love. It is what allows ministers and priests to get away with abusing children right under the noses of their parishioners who can’t imagine their beloved leader would."

- Dan Baker

"Think about truth. Most fundamentalists demand that truth claims be absolute. In true polarized fashion, Jesus reportedly said, “All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.” Christians are required to think that any answer between the extremes comes from Satan!"

- Dan Baker

"Servetus was murdered because of the misplacement of a preposition. His view of the nature of God was a different hue from Calvin’s. Servetus had discovered that the New Testament does not actually teach the concept of the Trinity. (Hence, the birth of modern Unitarianism where the deity is not “God in three persons” but simply “one God.”) There is only one verse in the bible that explicitly mentions the triune nature of God in three persons: “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one” (1 John 5:7). This is known as the Johannine Comma, because, as Servetus learned, it did not appear in any preceding Greek manuscripts of the biblical text. That verse had been interpolated into the more recent Latin Vulgate translation by the Catholic Church. Servetus eagerly brought this textual and doctrinal error to Calvin’s attention, naively imagining he would welcome another opportunity to correct the fallacies of Catholicism."

- Dan Baker

"Fundamentalists have a desperate need to agree with each other 100 percent. To feel confident and unthreatened, the religiously colorblind need to know that all the members of their group are seeing the same color. “I appeal to you, brothers and sisters,” Paul wrote, “in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of…"

- Dan Baker

"Truth is not a thing. Truth is simply a measure of how well a statement matches reality. The only thing that can be true or false is a statement, a proposition. Reality is not truth: reality is reality. If the sky is blue and I say, “The sky is blue,” then there is a strong correspondence between my statement and reality, so my statement would be true. If I say, “The sky is orange with black polka dots,” there is a very low correspondence, so my statement would be false. Of course, the sky is always changing color (it is sometimes orange), and is dark during the night, so “the sky is blue” is a true statement that has to be qualified. It is not absolute…"

- Dan Banker

"You have magically turned faith into fact, water into wine.
Truth is rarely black and white. (I wanted to write “never black and white,” but that statement would be absolute. I need to allow that I might be wrong.) Forcing truth to be absolute is like making the rainbow a solid color, which is no rainbow at all.
The next time you talk with a true believer, remember that fundamentalists are religiously colorblind. That’s what it means to be a fundamentalist. That includes the founder of Christianity. Jesus, if he existed, called himself “the Truth,” and said, “He that is not with…"

- Dan Baker

Bible Arguments 12

By DeYtH Banger


"Our God is good, because he told us he is good. New Yorkers are evil because they are offending his holiness and corrupting our tribe. If you judge our Lenape Lord to be evil, then you are committing blasphemy."

- Dan Baker

"If we can’t judge God to be bad, then neither can we judge him to be good. To worship God is to judge God. If what look like “bad” actions of God might actually be good, then what look like “good” actions of God might actually be bad, and we are helpless to know the difference. When he tells us he is good, he might be lying, and if believers think he is not, they are judging him. If they can judge God, why can’t I? They say he is good by his decree. I say he is bad by his actions."

- Dan Baker

"The bible preaches a pessimistic view of human nature. “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”28 There’s that intimidating word “glory.” Notice that biblical wrongdoing is connected not with real human suffering but with offending the deity. We are all bad: “All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.”29 We all deserve to die: “The wages of sin is death.”30 Notice here that death is not viewed as a natural event but as a punishment for the crime of not glorifying the deity. “As in Adam all die, so in Christ shall all be made alive.”31 Without Jesus, we are all doomed."

- Dan Baker

"…the original sin transmitted to us through Adam. (I never thought of this when I was a preacher, but if “sin” is inherited, is it genetic?)
A humanistic view of human nature is neither negative nor positive. It is realistic and optimistic. We recognize that we all fall somewhere across a spectrum of characteristics and tendencies that are a mix of violence and empathy. Some will lean more toward “saint” and others toward “sinner,” but except for a few people at the far end of the curve who are truly mentally unhealthy, most of us are neither wholly “bad” nor wholly “good” by nature..."

- Dan Baker

"Unlike most believers, most humanists are optimistic about human nature. It’s not that we think we are perfect, or even perfectible, but that we can improve. Many individual genetic predispositions cannot be changed, or cannot be changed easily, but this does not mean that an individual cannot control his or her own actions in spite of those tendencies. This is where education, societal expectation, and humanistic law become useful."

- Dan Baker

"They are unusual. They are shocking. Most of us, fortunately, are somewhere in the middle of the bell curve and live our lives outside of the headlines. Think of a horrible story you have read in the newspaper or seen on television. When a mother does something unthinkable to her children or a husband brutalizes his wife, what do you think? When a criminal commits a heinous act, what do you
say? If you are like me, you say, “What an inhuman thing to do!” We assume that those violent acts reported in the headlines do not reflect basic human nature. We know we are normally kind, empathetic, altruistic, loving, and moral, and that is what makes headlines grab our attention. It is good that most people don’t make it to those headlines. It is only the extreme deviations from the norm that catch our attention, and they shock us because they are not representative of who we really are."

- Dan Baker

"If you are a believer, is that how you picture yourself? Are you desperately trying to restrain your malicious impulses? If you could get away with it, would you run around like a maniac, looting, destroying property, sexually assaulting, and causing bodily harm? Don’t you simply know that such behavior is a threat to survival? Most human beings who want a good life prefer less violence, less harm. Studies show that societies with less religion are better off,32…"

- Dan Baker

"We can choose to be moral. Instead of making morality a huge mystery, searching for an “absolute standard” or list of rules or external ethical imperative or purpose-driven motivation or other excuse to treat people nicely, why not simply choose to be reasonable, moral, and kind to others? Paraphrasing my Mom: “If you want to be a good person, then be a good person."

- Dan Baker

"Think about sexuality. The bible says that “God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:27). It is assumed that Adam and Eve were heterosexual, because they were commanded to “replenish the earth.” Jesus made the same assumption: “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said ‘for this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?” (This is also sexist, from the male point of view.) In the bible, anything outside of binary heterosexuality is condemned as an abomination. (See Leviticus 20:13, for example."

- Dan Baker


"Any identity that does not flip to one side of their toggle switch does not exist. This is a cultural color blindness resulting from religion, a failure to see the shades of reality we are looking at. Forcing homosexuals to live as heterosexuals is like me pretending that my garish red outfit was attractive. It is fitting that the gay community uses a rainbow as a symbol."

- Dan Baker

"Think about evolution. The bible says, “God made the beasts of the earth after their kind,” and creationists interpret this to mean each species was formed independently. All of life is flat, started at the same moment, existing side-by-side, nothing related. How boring! When you can learn to see the beauty of evolution, the interconnectedness of all living things springing from the same ancestor, it opens up a whole four-dimensional spectrum. We can see ourselves in stereo, in context, as cousins to the other apes, as more distant relatives to every other species on the planet."

- Dan Baker

"Richard Dawkins, in The Extended Phenotype, talks about this shift in perspective as we look at the natural world. He compares it to staring at a drawing of a Necker Cube, where your mind sees a box in one orientation and then surprisingly shifts to the other orientation. Nothing actually changes on the paper—it all happens in your mind—but it feels like something has changed. Two people can be looking at the same facts but “seeing” something entirely different. Fundamentalist creationists perceive a two-dimensional drawing with little depth or meaning, while evolutionary biologists see a three-
dimensional image, actually four-dimensional when you consider time."

- Dan Baker


"A human being, like the human race, appears on the stage as a full person, they imagine. Adam was formed as a grown man, not a boy, child, baby, or fetus. To the true believer, there is no such thing as a half-developed person, just like there can be no half-soul. It is black or white, absolute, colorless. While the gestating human actually moves through a spectrum of developmental stages—in many of which the human is indistinguishable from other mammals—the religious anti-abortionists view the whole scenario not as a process but as an instantly completed creation, all involving a fully human person. The sperm contacts the egg and Presto, “You” are created. A zygote, blastocyst, embryo, or fetus is the same as a breathing baby in their polarized brains."

- Dan Baker

Bible Arguments 11

By DeYtH Banger


"“In a world without God,” Craig writes, “who is to say which values are right and which are wrong? Who is to judge that the values of Adolf Hitler are inferior to those of a saint? The concept of morality loses all meaning in a universe without God…. For in a universe without God, good and evil do not exist—there is only the bare valueless fact of existence, and there is no one to say you are right and I am wrong.”24 Well, yes there is, Bill. Hitler was wrong because he caused unnecessary harm. And many saints are wrong for the same reason."

- Dan Baker

"Genocide is a moral duty? How can Craig know that if it would be wrong to do something “in the absence of a divine command,” it is only the divine command that makes it right or wrong? Moral actions, according to Craig, are not determined by actual consequences in the real world: right and wrong come from the decree of the dictator, not from measuring actual harm.
Craig thinks God has a loftier view of what causes harm than we do, so he cannot be judged, but then he goes ahead and judges him…"

- Dan Baker

"God, then it is equally fatuous for us to defend him. It is not up to us to ask for reasons; it is only God who decides. (I’m sure you understand that by talking about “God,” I am not agreeing he exists. If I were to say that the Big Bad Wolf is a despicable character, you would know that I am talking about a literary invention, not a real person, who would be bad if he existed.) When humans are acting under God’s command, according to Craig, then nothing they do can be immoral. If God orders it, the massacre of innocent children is a good and holy act…"

- Dan Baker


"If I think my Dad or the president or the pope screwed up, I will say so. If I think the god character depicted in the bible acted like a monster, I have the freedom and the right to condemn such actions. To do less would be to abdicate moral responsibility.
Blasphemy is a moral impulse.
Blasphemy is insulting or attributing evil intentions to God, which I just did. It is clear why church leaders would invent such a crime. Blasphemy undermines their authority. The old joke that “blasphemy is a victimless crime” doesn’t go far enough. Blasphemy is no crime at all. It arises from healthy human judgment."

- Dan Baker

"“Shut up and don’t ask questions. God is good, good, good, no matter what you think. God said it, I believe it, and that settles it.” No matter what crimes he commands or commits, including gross genocide against human families unknowingly trespassing on his holy property, we are to pretend, against all we consider decent and moral, that “God is love."

- Dan Baker

Comedy: Words 6

By DeYtH Banger

It's a brilliant way… a brilliant end… think about it but fuck you… I am not interested into bumping up her energy emotions so to feel good… sorry you dear fuck.. AIN'T PLAYIN THIS GAME.

"Come On"

Yeah… we know your daddy issues with your mom… always come on..
 And come on… weak libido and never sure where insert the plug…. Just do not pull off this lousy trick on me.. okay?
Your problems… your thing!

"If a child loses their fingertip, it may sometimes grow back (nail, bone and all), though without a fingerprint."

"New Zealand will deny people residency visas if they have too high of a BMI. There have been documented cases of individuals being denied entry due to their weight."

I had just went to show and they were saying… be fun… be fucking fun guy… I AM GOING … I AM TRYIN… AND HE SAYS HAVE YOU STARTED… YES…
HE SAID DO THE FUCKING SAME ROUTINE

I hate when shit happens… my  girlfriend wanted in great fucking details about the whole fucking show… I AM LIKE NOBODY IS PAYING + NOBODY SAID MEMORIZE THE SET OKAY?
NOBODY DID THAT… NOBODY DID SAID THAT I HAVE SHIT WRITTEN DOWN AND I ALWAYS PLAY IT OFF… GO OVER THE EDGE BELOW THE SURFACE… COME ON… FOLLOW THE FUCKING MATERIAL

One homeless guy came and started talkimg to me…

He: Hey…hello
I am like I know what dude us here for and start rambling shit
Me: Believe in Jesus there is salvation
He: I know… so I am… here and I wanted
I know where this bullshitter us going and COME GUYS HE IS GUILTY AS CHARGE… HE CAME HE STARTED THE WHOLE THING… IT WASN'T ONE OF THOSE OF MY SPECIAL CASES WHERE I FUCK WITH PEOPLE FOR THE SAKE OF IT
Me: Yeah I got close …
He gets bit nervous…
He: So I wanted tell you I need food
Me: Yup… thanks I know that that's why I am going home thanking for caribg so much about me.
He: No… I mean I need money
Me: Yes I know… that  I need money… give me sone
He: I need money for fpod
Me: Oh you got food for me?

What I did was basical principle of deflecting shit… I USED HIS SHIT ONTO HIM

I tried sex blowjob I felt the teeth it was an awful unplesant experience. They want more and more I FUCKING FORGOT MY FUCKING TOOLS

JUDGING AND SLUT SHAMING NOWADAYS IS AWFUL BUT STILL BEING THAT GUY… IT'S THE GUY WHO GETS THE REWARDS PUSSIES… ASSES AND THE OTHER JUST WATCH… THAT'S THE DIFFERENCES… YOU ARE PARTICIPANT… AND OTHERS ARE SPECTATOR MODE


WHAT'S WOTH THE SAME JOKE… GO FUCK YOURSELF YOU WEAK MINDED FUCK


I have heard the gilf… which is with granny is without teeth blowjob and it's great… this bitch soon from deepthroat and deep fucking gonna get heart attack and you are fucking her from the pure levels of excitement.

70% of the reports of homosexuals have confessed that 50% of them have tried stabing atleast once their partner… which mean they have tried to pit the meat anal… but still looks like a perfect crime, kill but failing miserably.

Heterosexuals 8 partners have in their lifetime… because socially they suck as group of people and homos got between 20 and 106… I know that homis are deeply depressed fucks also probably socially bad creatures but if statistics  are right their are fucking winning this round 1 for homo and 0 for hetero... THIS HERE IS ABOUT THE NEW MARVEL SUPERHEROES!

Homosexuality… is sexual behavior which is repressed it can occur while on drugs or drunk in an orgy setting. We are talking alexactly about your fucking friends one of them is trying to be hetero failing home easily being that persona and secretly  wants to bend you over and fuck you.  THIS IS REPRESS HERO!

I don't know what's the fetish woth sucking a pipe 60% of you get gonorrhea... and 17 siphies… and probably few of you or most of you get fucked up and screw up black intestine which means you are 20 years old but your pants are like 80 years old fuck… pissed and poops in pants… NOTHING MORE THAN APPROVAL OF GOD
YOU ARE FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT!

"Homosexuals live unhealthy lifestyles, and have historically accounted for the bulk of syphilis, gonorrhea, Hepatitis B, the "gay bowel syndrome" (which attacks the intestinal tract), tuberculosis and cytomegalovirus (27).73% of psychiatrists say homosexuals are less happy than the average person, and of those psychiatrists, 70% say that the unhappiness is NOT due to social stigmatization (13).25-33% of homosexuals and lesbians are alcoholics (11)."

- Yeah… yeah I get it being a lesbian is role-play game… being a gay is game of nothing continueing genes and making your parents disappointed...

"SO MOM… I FEEL THE NEED SOMEBODY ELSE DICK TO BE AROUND MY MOUTH AND ASS AND DEFINETLY I LIKE MALES… FEMALES SUCK…"

You are unhappy nostly males mainly because you suck semen and puonsh of semen… As for lesbians probably playing with blackholes isn't as exciting As we think it is… once you got few holes… you get bored!

"50% of suicides can be attributed to homosexuals (10).Dr. Daniel Capron, a practicing psychiatrist, says, "Homosexuality by definition is not healthy and wholesome. The homosexual person, at best, will be unhappier and more unfulfilled than the sexually normal person" (10). For other psychiatrists who believe that homosexuality is wrong, please see National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality."

- FACTS YOU DEAR FUCKS WILL BEAT UP TO THE GROUND YOU CAN'T GO AGAINST FACTS YOU COULD GOT FEW DICKS BIT THE TRUTH THAT YOU ARE MORE SUICIDAL THAN EVER… GO SWALLOW THE PILL OF "I SUCK…"


неделя, 14 юли 2019 г.

Bible Arguments 10

By DeYtH Banger


"You might object that the appearance of animal morality is just a thoughtless expression of an automatic instinct and that we could also give numerous examples of animals not caring about each other. But we could say the same thing about humans."

- Dan Baker

"Some people break into tears when they see cruelty to animals, and if you are like my sister-in-law Suzan, you will break into a rage..."

- Dan Baker

"We have many instincts—some nurturing, some violent—and they often conflict with each other. But Freud did not think the Id was moral in itself. He thought it was something for the Ego and Superego to control..."

- Dan Baker

"Daniel Dennett, in Freedom Evolves, writes that it makes no difference whether our moral impulses are evolved or learned. “[T]he theory that explains morality … should be neutral with regard to whether our moral attitudes, habits, preferences, and proclivities are a product of genes or culture.”"

- Dan Baker

"…think “instinct” is purely biological or a learned habit, or a combination of the two, it comes down to the same goal: the minimization of harm to biological organisms
Craig Packer points out in his book Into Africa, that is because ‘we make it all up as we go along,’ whereas an ant has ‘every small instruction laid out in advance.’”13 Since none of the other animals have such a proportionately large and complicated brain, they are, as far as we know, unable to construct a formal moral philosophy, but this does not mean they lack altruism, empathy, or moral sentiments."

- Dan Baker

"We can think about other people thinking about us thinking about their thoughts. (This is sometimes called Theory of Mind.) We can deliberate, compare, anticipate, contrast, imagine, and prioritize. We can run “what if” scenarios. We can refrain from acting and wait for more information. (That is one of the functions of the frontal lobe, which checks our actions in social settings. It is what keeps you from burping loudly at a wedding or funeral, for example.) We can investigate, read, and ask for help. We can search our memories for consequences to similar situations, past lessons, previous mistakes."

- Dan Baker

"…of the Unconscious, show that very often we simply “know” what to do intuitively, without deliberation. A hunch can be a signal from your lower biological brain to your higher consciousness that something is wrong, though you can’t put it into words. Your “gut feeling” happens somewhere beneath your conscious awareness, but it is no less important than reason. Instincts are a huge advantage, but Gladwell and Gerzinger also give examples of gut feelings gone wrong. Animal instincts are valuable not because they are always right but because they were advantageous most of the time when they were being naturally selected. “I’m not a textbook player. I’m a gut player,” President George W. Bush told Bob Woodward about his disastrous decision to go to war in Iraq. Gut feelings can go horribly wrong sometimes—especially when they are prompted by religion rather than evidence—because they are firing in a different environment from which they originally evolved."

- Dan Baker

"Sometimes such actions result in two tragedies instead of one. Call for help. Don’t become a dead hero. Yet the fact that most of us have these automatic impulses to do good tells us something about our human nature.."

- Dan Baker

"Morality is not a code. It is a compass. A compass does not tell you where you are or where to go; it only shows you where north is. Think of north as the direction of less harm and south as more harm. If your actions are heading more to the north, then you are acting morally. Of course, you can’t always travel directly north—the terrain is often complicated and actions can conflict with each other, and you might have to detour east, west, or even south for a while—but if you intend your general path to go more northerly than southerly, your journey is moral. (No offense to my friends in Australia, Brazil, and South Africa! If you live below the equator, then head south."

- Dan Baker

"I]n no instance has a system in regard to religion been ever established, but for the purpose, as well as with the effect of its being made an instrument of intimidation, corruption, and delusion, for the support of depredation and oppression in the hands of governments.”"

- Dan Baker

"In his book The Moral Landscape, Sam Harris identifies the “well-being” of conscious creatures as the aim of morality. I think that is right. “Well-being” is perhaps a more positive way to characterize the harm principle, but it boils down to the same thing. All through Sam’s thoughtful book, when “well-being” is unpacked with real-life examples, they always involve the avoidance of some kind of harm or limitation. Well, you can’t be “well” if you are harmed."

- Dan Barker

"The third moral mind, on the right shoulder, is not located in dead ancestors or individual consciousness, but in the social agreements formed by the large tribe to which we belong. Remember that I am not suggesting that law is actually one of your own minds: in a democratic society, humanistic law is a result of a collective mind (including yours) that expresses itself as social expectation or obligation. Unless you live alone on one of the moons of Saturn, the laws you encounter come from somewhere other than your own conscious mind."

- Dan Barker

"They replace reason with faith. Reason shows us, for example, that there is nothing wrong with being gay, and if the bible says homosexuality is wrong, then the bible is wrong, not homosexuality. These people are free to have faith and live by their own rules. They are even welcome to try to persuade the rest of us to think like them, but in a secular society, they are not free to impose their theocratic beliefs on everyone else by law…"

- Dan Barker

"But I also know there are good reasons for the state to impose a law on how fast I drive on a road that is owned and used by all of us. I may not know all those reasons. They probably have to do with efficient traffic flow, public safety, and convenience. In the absence of a true emergency (such as rushing a heart attack victim to the hospital), I willingly surrender part of my moral decision-making to the collective mind of society..."

- Dan Barker

"What about stem-cell research, abortion rights, birth control, prostitution, polygamy, military draft, tax laws, nude beaches, animal leash laws, motorcycle helmet laws? What about laws based on religious principles? What sense does it make, for example, to outlaw same-sex marriage or a woman showing her face in public? Those religious laws are simply an attempt to legitimize primitive homophobia, sexism, and sectarian orthodoxy. A truly moral law would deal with such discrimination by aiming at the attackers, not the targets. When considering any law, I think we should simply ask, “What is the harm?” Bad laws increase harm. If following a law more often results in less harm, we can say it is a good law."

- Dan Barker

"I am going to break the law, and I want all of you to witness. The god of the bible, if he exists, is an evil, immoral, selfish, arrogant, jealous, brutal, bloodthirsty bully, and if he created hell, he can go to hell. I am not saying “God Damn It,” I am saying “Damn God.” There. I just broke the Third Commandment. I took the name of the Lord Your God in vain. Are you going to have me arrested for blasphemy…"

- Dan Barker

"Thomas Jefferson concluded that “Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law.”20 It was originally a jumble of regional legal decisions based on common sense and precedent that roughly came together after a long evolution of trial and error. It is not based on written statutes but on the “survival of the fittest” ideas that had been naturally selected by experience. The prohibition of murder, for example, is (to this day in England) not based on “Thou shalt not kill” or any other statute, but on the legal decisions of ancestor judges amassed over time into a “common” understanding of how we should…"

- Dan Barker

"Look what happened with Harvard, originally a religious school founded by Calvinists to educate preachers (“dreading to leave an illiterate Ministry to the Churches”) that grew into a humanistic institution of liberal arts education. The seventeenth-century theocrats, at any rate, did not found the United States of America. It was a century and a half later when our actual founders, not wanting any part of the religious divisiveness of the earlier colonies, continued evolving into a secular democratic republic."

- Dan Barker

"The constitution arose naturally from a group of people struggling to be free of authority, not to submit to rules. American citizens are not subjects.22 We are a proudly rebellious people…"

- Dan Barker


"…In Losing Faith in Faith and Godless, I describe the shortcomings of theistic morality, which is based primarily on a might-makes-right mentality. With its threat of eternal torture, inept role models, and a cosmic dictator who is praise-hungry, angry, and violent, the bible offers an ethical system that reduces to the morality of a toddler who fears and flatters the father figure. In most religions, behavior is governed by rules, but in real life behavior should be governed by principles."

- Dan Barker

"…you don’t believe in God you have to be reminded of the punishment of the law? If you do believe in God you can simply say, “so help me, God,” and that is enough to warrant honesty. If you don’t believe in God, it is assumed you have less motive to tell the truth, the “pains and penalties of perjury” replacing the threat of “hell” to force you to be a good person."

- Dan Baker

Comedy: Words 5

By DeYtH Banger


We got people who get hard ons from blood poping out of vagina and nothong stops arousal than the moment you see the progress goes higher mainly because Emetophilia … is the moment you get arousal from vomit…

How somebody read the bible?
Oh great… it's a free book… easy acess but here is the thing bullshit.. come on… You talking with passionate about God.. How fucked up are you?
Bible sounds like it's the most traumatic story + it's written by various authors by itself … Self-serving bullshit story…. Also it's writen by a author out of a psychoward.
Imagine that you are somebody's wife… one day he decides to kill you and make you into soup to feed the homeless… that's what did a guy who thought of himself as Jesus.
She was sucking my wood of honor..
When God sees one of those anorexic weak man having sex he says:

"Haven't you died already yet…Come on motherfucker."

If you want to kill yourself… make it fun and memorable… we got merobilia and are you going to call me?

Does this guy still like me? - Females
Is the girl ready for fuck? - Male

Sex… sex… tits… boobs… asss….Sex… sex… tits… boobs… asss….
Sex… sex… tits… boobs… asss….Sex… sex… tits… boobs… asss….Sex… sex… tits… boobs… asss….Sex… sex… tits… boobs… asss…. - Male Society


So yup it's nothing more fun than to jump into a volcano full of lava, go fucking do it… ANOTHER FANTASTIC FOUR IS IN ABOUT TO COME… LAVA MEN… THE NEW MARVEL HERE AND DEFINETLY HUGE HOOK UP ON DELTA FORCE SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT MARVEL TEAM TO ME

There are and others way locking up yourself in the refrigerator..… WE ARE TALKING ABOUT MR. FREEZE RIGHT HERE!

Locking up yourself into a chimney… FUCKING SANTA CLAUS FREEZE MODE
Drinkings vats of beer.. YUP GO FOR IT… LOW DOEN THE FUCKING PAIN LOCK DOWN EMOTIONS… WORTHLESS PIECE OF ATTRACTION LIKE YOU IS LAST ON THE LIST OF MEMBERS TO STAY ALIVE

Killing yourself bty using retorts of broken glass… WE ARE TALKING ABOUT NEW MARVEL SHITTY HERO.. SHAZAM SHITTY CHARACTER… IRON FIST - HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT WRITTING DOWN FEW SUICIDE NOTES?


We talking about total resistance with persistence rule as first srep in this here suicide method boring down drills in your head. Strangulation of hair… COKE ON FUCKER AT LEAST ONCE TIME SUPRISE ME… REALLY YOUR LAST THING IS A TYPICAL CLICHE?
By exploding a stick of dynaminete in their mouth… WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE ROOTS OF "ALAH AKBAR" Ritual. Similar as the masturbating season.. depressed… and low calibrated fuck. By swallowibg underwear on the leash there is new kinda fetish walks in packages with death wish.
By walking in fromt of cars, train, subways, trucks and buses… WE ARE TALKING FULL TRAUNA ON + THIS FUCK REALLY TO CONFIDENT TO STAY ALIVE

God loves fucking around… the best argument for God if you are alive stop bullshitting others.
I am curious.. I lost my virginity and morbidly fucked up.


събота, 13 юли 2019 г.

Comedy: Rudimentary

by DeYtH Banger


Life sucks no lie about it... If Sherlock Holmes aka Elementary Watson it's all about discovery and mysteries and banging out as looner with company of prostitutes and paid women... then we go as far as M.D. House who has deeper inner issues... Right now comes the idea that life is not so hard it's easy... obsession, compussion that's life that's what's all about it.


"Vagina Sucking..."

- It's not a bad idea... it's not something which is something which good is more likely awful shit... I tried it... it's dry it's fucking dry... it's making my day awful. It shows the way life is... dry and horrible which is sheer symptom of depression. As for now I bother the corners of depression... there is deep... there is shallow... I mean you can play all day this game.


"Sex"

- I personally hope my mom does not catch me that I was in bed with a woman which I found on the street also... I had sex with a prostitutes it's just gets too far... it's not horrible idea. Jokes are ideas and stories which are made up in such way that people. I had sex once in pussy and in the butt... it was strange I felt like I am trying to stab somebody, but I fail and in this case... like all my moral things in my life... I can't stab... I can't kill myself... I can't kill people this here is just  fail and fail...

HUGE FAILURE


"Blowjobs... Eating Vagina"


- Yeah I saw this... I saw this... with teeth and with mouth making the same noises as in porn movies... it was great to see as realistic but the feeling was strange... I didn't felt any type of connection... Was it from the condom... was it from life sucks... or just playing safe and getting where I want is just another way of failing. I eat vagina... it wasn't tasty... it wasn't delicious... but still why porn movies make it as the most awesome thing.... I get there... put pants down... start "Touch her..."... remove clothes... get in the bed... and that's what's happening to going to a escort and what we can get out of this all shitty thing is that in life we all are naked.

"Porn"

- Sad and moral depress people get into this trap... people who  are curious but don't want to socially judged... people get there just are curious more and more... about genres types... and everything you get there... once... twice... Porn is all about connection... mental connection... not physical then eed of physicallity is pure levels of  obsession or that's how threat the freaks from the masses we create shows about freaks which just gone too far with curiousity.. when you are curious you can't go too far... you can go... but not too far... we call it social calibration.

Review: Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid

Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid by Denis Leary
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"July 10, 2019 – page 198
82.5%
July 10, 2019 – page 180
75.0%
July 2, 2019 – page 126
52.5%
June 24, 2019 – page 111
46.25%
May 9, 2019 – page 88
36.67%
April 23, 2019 – page 41
17.08% "This guy is making my day... Denis goes here very far with topics... it's great to see an open minded... person...

So Congrats... those are the words... which I am going to use!"
April 23, 2019 – Shelved
April 23, 2019 – Started Reading"

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петък, 12 юли 2019 г.

Comedy: Think About Yourself

 By DeYtH Banger


Sorry guys for the gay and homo couples you are bit late... I had a dick fetish wanting to suxk cocks... and wanting balls and wanting to get full anal package. But I am not interested anynore mainly because...


Hairy Sex is awful; If You Suck a Dick you suck in real life; I am Better than that; Homos are sweaty and those are the mainly books which say more than ever you can get in your real life.

Think about me... not after a second... moment or whatever... just right now... think about me... If I am interested in moms wanking me off... I PROBABLY HAVE SERIOUS MOM ISSUES



I mean look others youbg couples sometimes u see tge guys witg issues  a guy who likes a bit older woman or a woman which likes big old guys...

Those girls are with daddy issue
And people like me are with mom issues


I meqn go to a strip club few times go fuck the same prostitute few times in roll you definetly lost the whole mystery because the moment you came there you were one of those problematic fucks.



If yiu pay to get blowjobs and sex.. YOUR LIFE IS TOTALLY PROBLEMATIC
There are some stuff which are okay in life but some other stuff go way dx "Horor Movies" go into traumatic season, "Seen" and no reply on messages on the internet people get in the holy grail of the depression and anxiety season. Thereout there people who throw uncheck and information which factually is a lie... but people believe in this shit... One big hit on the market is the made up God story... It's fucking made up... and people believe in this shit... come on... are you becoming so dumb and ludrucious?



I have high hopes about humanity but until I found put that people are full of insecurities and that's the main problems behind the musucar group and the money group... Oh great you got muscles so what we need to kiss your feet?




YOU WORTHLESS EXAMPLE OF MAN



Mankind main illustration is obsession, piercing, full on fetishes and war on the same type of species. If I am an alien the last place I am going to visit as resort is mankind...

Not Smart Enough
Getting Drunk not clever enough




AND COME ON... I AM HERE ON VACATION RESORT NOT ON COME AMD WATCH CHAOS



People like throw the devil as the main argument of our sibs then what's special about Jesus when we all are Children of God?
And also if Jesus gas done his sacrafice for the salvation of humanity for future and past sins then why we have a devil?


Come on... fucker you are god send me and SMS...

Oh sorry made up characters can't participate in reality.



Nowadays I think about special stuff.. like life.. sex... and vive... pick up... sacrafice tghe firsr lamb. Vibe in good energy you are the other people will go with you... the lower energy bad for you. Introverts long seasonal depression and anxiety and Extroverts short period of depression and anxiety. We believe in some shit ... because we want to feel smart but after all alpha... beta... gama males... bible... all this shit is made up or wrong intepretated.
Sadly enough we can't say "We made a mistake..." Because too much people are on the fucking leash... it's a fucking long one...

I can say "I made a mistake"... "I am sorry"...  because that's what I remeber from my fucked up childhood... my mom and after all parents teaching... be nice.. be good... be respectful...





COME ON FUCKS DO YOU WANT ME FUCKS AND CONTINUE THE GENE POOL OR YOU ARE GIVING ME RECIPE ... TO STOP RIGHT HERE


My problem is not only nice... and being respectfull, I have whole fucking package of suicidal thoughts in my pocket + Creating in me obsessions... on women...


Come on this is the last thing a woman want on a table... But let's make it sadder.... OKAY?

Let's do that... this were the wishes of the girl with which I was with...

Total Freak Group
Ugly
The last person I gonna fuck
(Details)

I though her about rape and she started laughing, so here is few other stuff there is beer belly tumor and lastly if you see a fat guy with a fight torso and something wrong around the area of the dick.




This guy definetly is one of those fucks which have huge fucking balls and dick... I SAW FEW OF THOSE FUCKS ON TGE INTERNET

I gave problem with erection... I get always erection... kissing... fucking seeing others doing it... me thinking about it... Watching porn.. Seeing couples.. seeing hot women... All full on.. hard on and feel need to masturbate and while I do that I lose my fucking self-esteem on the fucking line.

So my thing is watch dead people.. corpses.. diseases... This loses energy.

I did few nice things for my friend...

I told a lady that "She has a great perfume.."

It was something nice from his name and he said  if you do it one more time.. I am going to beat the shit out of you.

Shame does not exist in my dictionary.

"Don't Change the topic..."

- Come on you father to sleep with your mom did changed few routines and started talking about different types of topics.


"You suck..."

- Okay.. I get this one... I know your felings were met with term "suck" far more early than with tge term "fuck". I know your mom is into the business of sucking... nothing new.. no suprise...


It's awful when you see one of thoe fucks which when are nerves feel the need to laugh...


- Okay.. freak... END OF GIG...
Go into the mental hospital you are crazy.


People who stuter



"Iiii-iii-... woooo-uuud... lik-eeeeee... a toooo wa-aawatch cooooooo-ooo-ooomedy..."

- Oh God who the fuck created you... you are whole defected example if semen...
The specimen like you survival - 1%


One friend said if the joke onto him he is going to beat the shit out of me... If you talk about his brother... he is going to beat the shit out of you...

He get easily embarrassed... liar... manipulator, cheater and come on this obesse mother fucker doesn't get jokes. Also I don't want to be out with such levels if anxiety, depression factors and levels and full on agression and trauma. Come on you piece of worthless matters and ideas go in jail to meet the real males tge dominant hiearchy.

Most of my life has went into arguing with myself...

"I will do it..."
"I won't do it..."
"Let's do it later..."
"Let's do it now..."

"I will do it..."
"I won't do it..."
"Let's do it later..."
"Let's do it now..."

"I will do it..."
"I won't do it..."
"Let's do it later..."
"Let's do it now..."



And this shit goes over and over and over and over... when I think about it most of my life has went into believing bullshit fables and tales... made up fantasies and masturbating on it and right now... definetly now Eminem is going into the vocabulary books and searching words for rhymes...

And me..


Fucking me... masturbating on my imagination... defibbetly wastibg my fucking life... I told one of my friends to put extazy into a drink of a girl... one of the guys told me that I have  shhh.. shh.. went too far... "come on we are addicts.. din't say such shit..".. the problem is that I have found the most shortcut to a pussy.

My friend grom facebook sent me "Evolution = Suicide" ... I send him a book called "Reasons to kill yourself.." His reply was, it's not funny anymore. Nobody wants the truth about themselves, they like to fuck around with others and say shit like ... "get over it..", "grow up" and "get your life in your hands..."..So being honest is the last trade mark of suceeding in life. I am not a zombie...



OKAY BITCH...


My life goes unemotional... okay, I don't want to get overpulluted with emotions or even geeting a fucking flood from this shit.

People get easily addicted... that's what's awful about society. I am going disagree with David Mamet argument that crowds are smart and individuals are dumb.


The problem is that yoy haven't met the right people... so your argument is wrong. Romance = Porn.. if you want all day sex and sex and getting fucking overflood with erection go with this fucking genres.. Life is not pnly about this it's about the starvation kids in Africa.. the guy who rapes women... killers... We got fucking



Whole show .. full free package of entertainment.. IT'S GREAT THAT PEOLLE THINK LESS AND ADS MAKE PEOPLE DUMBER AND FEEL SHAME... FEELING INNER GUILT... IT'S GREAT



I can be Gregory House but his character was created by 6-7 authors.. me... I.. I am one... author snd character... I DEFINETLY CAN'T GO WITH MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DISORDER


I had one of those experiences where you talk loud then comes somebody out of the sheep pack and gives you a warning or something this sort of... "shh... try to be little less louder.. because my head is going to explode" You should see this guy he was massively staring at me.. he needed time punch up this type of confidence.


Such type of low value... high levels of agression; anger; feeling the need to bully people is main representor... representetive of humans...


THAT'S OUR MENTOR



And still wow this guy has opinion... Words like "wow", "ehh", "ughh", "whoa" and others are parasites... They are useless... if you want to succeed with with women thelast thing you want show iff is your horrible utterly less value vocabulary.

Men are beasts ready ti fuck everything... women are with standards and still won't fuck you... your fucking friend and your other fucking friends... but reay to fuck somebody out of your circle.



Women got pussy and circle... men give to others men what they have already used. Jokes are stories 1) thing... 2) If I go with explaining the joke... we already have lost it... I could sound as an expert like a doctor... pathalogy expert, psychogy expert or whatever you can name the term... but here is thing.. I am not.. 


I am just curious guy... open minded and right now I am reading:


"Oral Pathalogy"
"Psychology Manual"
And
"Why curious?"



Too much masturbation... vision blur... lost of seing seight and hearth attack. Which sounds like a great syrup mix entertainment. Ouch and ouch for the people who say hurtful stuff to the future open micers.

сряда, 10 юли 2019 г.

Comedy: Words 4

By DeYtH Banger


If you are liar… you going into the fucking hell hole ….. I don't give a fuck are you religious or not. If you get offended or over sensitive… and you get easily offended….


COME ON FUCKER
DON'T YOU READ THE MESSAGE… COMEDY IS NOT FOR YOU

GO TO YOUR FUCKING MOMMY


People are undifferent… ugly… all of them have problem… there are one of the fancy one humans who say if you not selling you can't sum up… people… yes… I can… YES I CAN

If you drunk… alcoholic… self-esteem issues… drugs… that for sure dpesn't make you noney expert investor or even a judge sorry but fpr president you won't be taken.

There are people who start to tell stories there was a guy with obstacles and obsession.. then he started meeting girls with the same name over and over and over… OKAY FUCK THIS GUY AND HIS OBSESSION
WHAT HE IS A A GUY WITH SERIOUS ISSUES!
Fuck people's hobbies… fuck people interest.. because they ain't indivuduals but masses.




I just said to drug addicts put into a drink of a girl… excatazy.. it's date rape and they said you went too far… You can't say that!

I went to near and definetly fuck off you jackoff why?



Low calibrated… low degradable... bitch! Come on stop masturbating you gonna get vision and teeth problems… Losing vision and defibetly teeth!

You can google it up… you can step it up once in your life you angry lottle midgets always wanting and desiring to know and learn but as always failing with the start. I got misophonia which means I get easily annoyed by people who eat and breath loudly… chew loudly and let's re-shape it… rewire it and re-design it I HAVE LOW TOLERANCE FOR BULLSHIT


Let's make it fun and complex after life is all about this… Making it complex.. not simple…

We overstress
We overdepress
We overthink
We overeat



We always make easy shit into complex so that's how it starts the case of the serial killer drinking blood of animals, injecting into hinself blood from animals…. We are talking about holy spirit mirscle ..  let's say God exist for tge sake of the argument and look what freak has joined the show?

DID YOU KNOW THAT Ted Bundy had a chance to be a Governor… Even if you don't know that just keep lights on BECAUSE BTK killer was an alarm installer guy… Look how fucked up is the guys we think and pay to secure are the same freaks who desire our wirst destiny… I won't blame society… I will blame Government they have low budget of financing freaks aka Serial Killers.

Nothing makes it more interesting than finding out that there is "Dating Game Killer" and nothing more kills the arousal of attraction when we wonen give the  wrong signals to the wrong guys.

I started searching meaning in life out of  jerk off and masturbating and semen digestion… I went as far as reading Dacraphilia is arousal from tears..  not from the motive but fron the process to pop out of your tears… Somebody gets hard-on why somebody is sad and that's how God creates Drama and Tragedy in this playground.
Spectrophilia is the moment you believe ghost can rape you and get hard ons from invisible things… We are talking about whole new fucking level of lunatic.
Actromophilia I thought about this thing about fucking a girl with no legs..  or no hands..  because out of statistic standpoint… but so far there is a whole illness you get aroused from stump of amputee and it's called Actromophilia.
Zoophilia we got… we got Melisophilia bot are shitty doses… The one is attraction to animals the others to insects…

YEAH GOD MADE A MISTAKE
THAT WHAT I CAN SAY AND I THINK RIGHT NOW ABOUT

Review: Everybody Is Awful:

Everybody Is Awful: Everybody Is Awful: by Jim Florentine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"July 7, 2019 –
100.0%
July 2, 2019 – page 156
57.35% "I haven't seen so much anger... pin pointed in a book... it's genius."
July 1, 2019 – page 116
42.65% "Hot Shot!"
June 25, 2019 – page 111
40.81% "The Rules are simple and easy... if you don't like something or something sucks... you skip it... you fucking skip it... it's a book
.. not a "Life Period"."
June 9, 2019 – page 90
33.09%
June 9, 2019 – page 63
23.16%
June 8, 2019 – page 35
12.87% "Genius and well written book...if you are curiou what next to read... what's fun and page turner book... it's this!"
June 7, 2019 – page 27
9.93%
June 7, 2019 – Shelved
June 7, 2019 – Started Reading"

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вторник, 9 юли 2019 г.

Bible Arguments 9

By DeYtH Banger


"Many of our biological instincts are nurturing, but some are thoughtlessly violent. Reasoning may be based on untested premises or inadequate information, resulting in bad conclusions. Many laws derive from primitive tribal fears or the privilege of power and may have nothing to do with morality."


- Dan Baker


"Speaking about morality, good is the absence of harm. To be good is to act with the intention of minimizing harm
What else is meant by morality? Morality is not a huge mystery. Ethics is simply concerned with reducing harm. (There is a difference between ethics and morality—one is theory and the other is practice—but most people informally use the two words as synonyms, so I will too. Some nonbelievers don’t even think we need the word “morality,” and they have a point, but I am using the word in the informal sense of “how should we act?”) Morality is not a code."

- Dan Baker

"It is not pleasing an authority figure. It is not “bringing glory” to a god, religion, tribe, or nation. It is not passing a test of virtue. It is not hoping to be told someday that “you are my good and faithful servant.” Humanistic morality is the attempt to avoid or lessen harm."


- Dan Baker

"I think most believers are good people. Although religious doctrine is generally irrational, divisive, and irrelevant to human values, some religions have good teachings sprinkled in with the dogma, and many well-meaning believers, to their credit, concentrate on those teachings. Surveying the smorgasbord of belief systems, we notice that they occasionally talk about peace and love. Who would argue with that? Sermons and holy books may encourage charity, mercy, and compassion, even sometimes fairness. These are wonderful ideas, but they are not unique to any religion. We might judge one religion to be better than another, but notice what we are doing. When we judge a religion, we are applying a standard outside of the religion. We are assuming a framework against which religious teachings and practices can be measured. That standard is the harm principle. If a teaching leans toward harm, we judge it as bad. If it leans away from harm, it is good, or at least better than the others. If a religious precept happens to be praiseworthy it is not because of the religion but in spite of it. Its moral worth is measured against real consequences, not orthodoxy or righteousness."


- Dan Baker

"Mere Morality is all about. (“Do unto others” is decidedly not a good rule for masochists, psychopaths, or people with kinky sexual preferences, religious obsessions, or simply bad taste.) Religious groups such as Buddhists, Jains, and Quakers that are known for their ideals (if not always practices) of pacifism are more moral than groups such as Christian Crusaders, Muslim suicide bombers, and Kamikaze pilots, whose dogma has led directly to violence. We can make this judgment on the basis of lessening harm, which is a principle available to all of us.
So the good values that a religion might profess are not religious values. They are human values. They transcend religion, not in a supernatural sense, but in the natural sense that they are available to everyone, regardless of our particular religious heritages or choices."


- Dan Baker

"What day of the week you should worship, how many times you should say a certain prayer, what religious texts you should memorize, how you should dress, whether women should wear jewelry or makeup in church (or whether their bodies should be seen at all), what words you can say or pictures you can draw or songs you can sing, what books you should read or music you should listen to or movies you should watch, what foods you should eat, whether you can drink alcohol or caffeine, whether women can take positions of leadership, if and how women should submit to men, how women should control their own reproductive future, who your children are allowed to date or marry, how gays, nonconformists, heretics, or infidels should be dealt with, how a class of privileged leaders (clergy) should be treated or addressed or whether they should be allowed to marry, how much of your money or time is demanded by the religion, how many times a day you should pray, what words should be said or what direction you should face during prayer…"


- Dan Baker

"If religious teachings cause unnecessary harm—and they often do—they are immoral and should be denounced. If we play C. S. Lewis’s game and separate out common human morality, Mere Morality, from religion, nothing is left worth praising on ethical grounds. (We might appreciate religious art or music, for example, but this is irrelevant to morality.) Turn it around and strip each religion of its weird supernatural and ritualistic uniqueness and what is left, if anything—such as peace, love, joy, charity, and reciprocal altruism—is Mere Morality, or humanistic goodness…"


- Dan Baker

"Since harm is natural, not supernatural, its avoidance is a material exercise. Harm is a threat to survival. It is disease, predators, parasites, toxins, invasion, war, violence, theft, parental neglect, pollution of the environment, excessive heat, cold, lack of food, water, shelter, and adequate clothing, unsafe working conditions, accidents, drowning, natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, volcanos, winds, storms, lightning, mudslides, coastal erosion … you can add to this list, but whatever you add will be natural."


- Dan Baker


"Intention is crucial when determining the legality or morality of an action. If you trespass on my property and trample through my garden while fleeing from an attacker, I will not press charges. If you do it because you hate my family, then I will press charges. In the first case, I can see that my garden is minimal collateral damage in the overall assessment of harm. In the second case, it is maximal harm, in context…"

- Dan Baker

"People who are selfish, greedy, and egotistical may indeed be trying to minimize the harm to their own personal lives, but if they are ignoring the harm their actions cause to others, they are not acting morally. That is what morality means. That is why we have laws against theft, homicide, battery, abuse, mayhem, and perjury. Mere Morality does not mean we should completely ignore our own interests; it means we should take all harm into account. If an action results in a harm that is much greater to yourself than to another person or persons, then it is not immoral for you to protect yourself. That’s why we allow for the motive of self-defense in a trial."

- Dan Baker

"Harm is still harm, whether it is social or not, but your body is your body, and if you are mentally healthy, and if your action does not affect others, and if you can cover your own health expenses, then harming yourself is a health issue for you alone, not a moral issue for society. It should be none of my business what you do to yourself. (Although, if you are my friend, I may try to talk you out of it.)"

- Dan Baker

"…his own fingers (or some other body part, as Jesus encouraged in Matthew 19:11–125), that is certainly harmful and destructive, and may be unhealthy, but the act is only immoral if it affects other people—and it might indeed, especially if others are dependent on that person. (In my case, as a professional pianist, it would certainly affect others.) If I know in advance that that man is intending to lose a finger, and I suspect there is no good reason for it, then I am the one faced with the moral question of whether I should try to stop him. I certainly want to keep people from harming themselves, and I think most of us feel that way."

- Dan Baker


"Similarly, virtually all women who choose to have an abortion are making a mentally healthy and rational choice, a difficult decision for moral and health reasons. I’m not directly comparing a fetus to a finger, although most abortions occur when the fetus is smaller than the tip of your little finger. Contrary to the dogmatic opinions of the misnamed “pro-lifers,” abortion is not killing an unborn baby."

- Dan Baker

"In my opinion, that is immoral.
Mental illness or instability are not “evil” or immoral. The consequences of the actions of mentally deficient people may indeed be harmful, but we put such people in the hospital, not in prison. It is a health issue, not a moral issue. For society, however, mental illness is indeed a moral issue because those who are entrusted with the authority to determine the fate of such individuals have to determine the course of action that results in the least amount of overall harm to society as well as to the individual involved…"

- Dan Baker

"Instinct and law prejudge your actions, but reason, the real-time investigator, can re-judge them, using the harm principle as the measure. All three of these tools, taken together, can make a powerful arsenal for moral decisions. For better or worse, they are all we have…"

- Dan Baker

"We now know that acts of charity and compassion actually boost pleasure chemicals in the brain, similar to how we feel when eating chocolate, listening to music, making love, or laughing. Why do you hold the door open for the person coming behind you? It’s partly learned common courtesy, but it’s more than that. You don’t know that person, and might not even like that person. It’s not just reciprocal altruism—“Listen, buddy, you better hold the door for me next time!”—because you would do it anyway. You would feel bad not doing it. Why? Part of it is pure instinct, part of it is chosen social cooperation, and part of it is the little chemical…"

- Dan Baker

"Thomas Jefferson was a deist, living just like an atheist with no religious practices, but believing there had to be some kind of starter god, or impersonal force that got everything going. The deists were the pre-Darwinian freethinkers, lacking a model for the origin of life. But Jefferson got it right about instincts, anticipating the theory of evolution by many decades. Charles Darwin famously wrote: “It has, I think, now been shewn that man and the higher animals, especially the Primates, have some few instincts in common."

- Dan Baker

"Frans de Waal, in his book The Age of Empathy: Nature’s Lessons for a Kinder Society, gives many examples of nonhuman animals acting compassionately. Altruism is an evolved behavior that does not rely solely on having a “higher” brain that can construct formal moral philosophies."

- Dan Baker

Bible Arguments 8

By DeYtH Banger


"“For if there is no God, then man’s life becomes absurd.” What does absurd mean? “It means that the life we have is without ultimate significance, value, or purpose.”25 So life is absurd if there is no ultimate meaning, but life lacks meaning because without God it is absurd. He is talking in a circle. According to believers like Craig who are unhappy with blunt reality, life needs to be more than it is, otherwise it is absurd, and since we can’t possibly allow life to be absurd, then life must be more than it is! As an atheist, I think that is absurd."

- Dan Baker


"“If God does not exist,” he continues, “then you are just a miscarriage of nature, thrust into a purposeless universe to live a purposeless life.” If we don’t believe in God, “all we are left with is despair.” Craig, being religiously colorblind (see chapter 3) and unable to imagine what motivates abolitionists, seems not to realize that most atheists indeed live rich lives of value, meaning, and purpose that is grounded in objective reality. He shows that he does not grasp the difference between purpose of life and purpose in life: “Only if God exists can there be purpose in life.” That is simply sophomoric, a miscarriage of reason. Whether God exists or not, there is purpose in life."


- Dan Baker

"Craig creates a false dichotomy: “It seems to me positively irrational to prefer death, futility, and destruction to life, meaningfulness, and happiness. As Pascal said, we have nothing to lose and infinity to gain.” Does he really imagine we atheists prefer death, futility, and destruction? Does he seriously think that even if the universe is ultimately purposeless we nonbelievers are not leading meaningful and happy lives while we are on this planet?
“Only here, in intimate communion with one’s Creator, does man find authentic existence.” There’s another phrase Craig fails to define. If you exist, aren’t you authentic? Claiming that atheists have “inauthentic existence” is like labeling someone an “illegitimate child,” and we know what the word for that is. “Authentic existence” apparently means “believing in God,” though the connection is not clear. Is eternal more authentic than temporal? Is longer more authentic than shorter? Is credulity more authentic than skepticism, or faith more authentic than doubt? Are Christians the only real humans? Are the rest of us artificial and cheap? If a serious philosopher is going to make such claims, he should explain and defend them Craig’s only explanation is to preach: “This is the horror of modern man: because he ends in nothing, he is nothing.” I have rarely read a more pathetic sentence. Does Craig really think that anything short of eternal is nothing? My life of learning, loving, parenting, helping, and enjoyment counts for nothing? Our entire lives of purpose, productivity, and morality are just a “horror”? Speak for yourself, Dr. Craig."


- Dan Baker

"Peter Hitchens, the believing Anglican brother of the late Christopher Hitchens, believes like William Lane Craig that there is something wrong with the attitudes and personal choices of atheists, creating the same false dichotomy. In November 2012, I participated in a debate in Oxford, England, put on by the prestigious Oxford Union Society.26 The famous skeptic and author Michael Shermer, philosopher Peter Millican, and I teamed up against mathematician…"


- Dan Baker

"After Shermer and I made our statements, Hitchens took the floor. He immediately admitted he had no proof or evidence for God, but then turned to us atheists (Richard Dawkins was sitting right behind us) and continued with an outrageous ad hominem accusation..."


- Dan Baker

"We had better do it now. We atheists do want our loved ones to live on, but we are honest and courageous enough to admit that our personal desires do not alter the reality of death. We atheists
do want purpose in the universe, and in fact we do have it, in our personal lives, not in an empty cosmic “purpose of life” for which you admit there is no evidence. We atheists do want our actions to have more than their immediate effect—not an irrelevant cosmic effect, but a long-lasting effect in the world where we live."


- Dan Baker

"Most believers think the mere material world can’t have purpose. Our lives must be directed from outside in order to have meaning, they preach. They imagine that the spiritual, whatever it is, is superior to the natural. They view the natural world as low and debased, while the supernatural is lofty and sublime.
It is not just believers from the Abrahamic tradition who feel this way..."


- Dan Baker

"The world has been infected with a malady that makes us blind to spiritual reality and deaf to the voice of Shiva. “In India, the quest for God is a life-time journey,” Shankara says. “You don’t do this as a summer crash course.” It is only with great difficulty and dedication that some masters over the age of sixty (like himself), under the skillful tutelage of earlier masters, have been able to take the long journey approaching the state of moksha where the self is completely obliterated and can glimpse the true reality that we are more than just “puny biophysical organisms.”"


- Dan Baker

"You are an animal.
We are all animals. We are indeed, as you write, puny biophysical organisms, and that is enough. It is more than enough. It is wonderful. It is the reality of who we truly are.
When you come back down the mountain, you will arrive at the state before you became sick, and stop deny ing your true human nature. You will no longer need to pretend that we exist in a supernatural plane. You will abandon the delusion that we are transcendent beings and rejoin the human race, proudly affirming the awesome fact that we are living material beings. We are not spirits. We are not souls. We are animals…"


- Dan Baker

"Since I created the gods—since we human animals created the gods—we can simply uncreate them. We don’t need to be born again. We merely have to recognize and embrace who we were when we were first born…"


- Dan Baker

"“But when you say we are not just animals,” I countered, “you are admitting that we are at least animals.” Shankara and I agree that we are “puny biophysical organisms,” but he thinks we are also something above and beyond our physical existence. Just like the apostle Paul, Shankara says, “The body is just an outer covering which is cast off and dead.” And that is what the whole theistic debate is about. Transcendence. My point is that we should not deny who we actually are, no matter what we think about what else we might be. If you believe we are animals plus, that does not mean you think we are not animals. It means you would be ashamed to consider yourself merely an animal.
Transcendence doesn’t elevate us. It puts us down.
Being called an animal is not an insult. It is a compliment. We are very smart animals. We live our lives, our real lives, our only lives, in a physical world, the only world we know about. I don’t think there is another world—I am convinced there isn’t—but even if there were some metaphysical or transcendent sphere (yet to be discovered), it is irrelevant. Purpose comes from solving material problems in the material world, real problems in the real world
Does a raven ask itself, “What is the purpose of my life?” as it finds creative ways to obtain food? Do cats struggle with existential anxiety? Do pandas ask, “Why am I here?” I have read that elephants grieve, but do they wonder what happens after they die? Don’t they just live? Why can’t life be awesome on its own? Life is short and often difficult, but why cheapen it? Are we so insecure and unhappy that we must denigrate ourselves in order for life to “make sense”? Why can’t we human animals do like the others and simply live without pretense?
Religion is a refusal to face reality. It teaches us to be ashamed of who we are. It turns the head away in disappointment. In the mythical story of Adam and Eve, I don’t think eating from the tree of knowledge was a crime—the crime was seeing ourselves for who we really are and being ashamed: “And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.”28 Religion is the apron, a mask to cover our true natures. It teaches us to distrust our own purposes."


- Dan Baker

"There is purpose in life. Purpose does not come from magnifying the glory of a master, whether natural or supernatural. It comes from striving to make a better place of this world, the real world, the only world we have…"


- Dan Baker

"It was biological.
We are animals, after all. We come prepackaged with an array of instincts inherited from our ancestors who were able to survive long enough to allow their genes—or closely related genes—to be passed to the next generation because they had those tendencies. An individual who does not care about falling babies is less likely to have his or her genes copied into the future…"


- Dan Baker


"Prayer is inaction. Believing in God is not the way to be good…"


- Dan Baker

"Should we follow a code instead? Is morality a lookup list of prescribed rules? Can it be reduced to obeying orders? Should you “always let your bible be your guide”? If so, why do believers disagree about moral issues, and why do so many of them act immorally…"


- Dan Baker

"Mere Morality is a model, a framework that can help us visualize what we are doing when we make moral choices. Have you ever seen one of those cartoons where the character is trying to make a decision with a devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other? We often find ourselves torn between what we want to do and what we feel we should do. Since there are no angels or devils, I suggest we replace the image of those silly supernatural symbols of “good and evil” with something else. Instead of cartoon characters competing for your attention, picture instinct on one shoulder, law on the other, and reason in the middle..."


- Dan Baker


"None of them is good or bad. Actions are what we judge to be good or bad, and your moral minds are guides that help you do the judging…"


- Dan Baker



"Daniel Dennett might call this an “intuition pump,”3 a tool for critical thinking."


- Dan Baker