Why fatalism is irrelevant


I used to think that determinism was the same as fatalism. There is a difference.

Determinism is nothing more than the law of cause and effect. A determinist will know that their actions will cause other things to happen and will act according to what they believe will happen if they do something or refuse to do it.

Fatalism is very different because it means that what happens is irrelevant to what we do. For example, a fatalist might believe that they are fated to die at a certain time and that their actions or the actions of others make no difference in causing their death. If someone is fated to die on their 21st birthday. Then they CANNOT die before then nor can they make effort to live longer by healthy eating, exercise, or anything else.

To believe in fate is to deny cause and effect. Knowing this explains to me that it is not compatible with determinism. Whatever caused the fate would itself need a cause and therefore we are faced with the infinite past which we cannot fully know.

If fatalism were true, then you would be reading this post about fatalism even if I didn’t write it! Fatalism denies the very idea of relevance because it says there is no connection, relation, or link between events that happen in the universe. I don’t think anyone can honestly believe that.

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Why hormonal birth control pills are irrelevant


I used to think that birth control pills were good because fewer pregnancies equals fewer abortions. On the surface this makes sense, but there are some problems with it.

First, women should not be pumping themselves with hormones that may damage their health so that men can use them as a sex machine. I feel sorry for women who believe that their body is bad and needs to be corrected with strange drugs so that men who don’t want children don’t have to take responsibility.

My second issue with it is that using hormones is not 100% effective at preventing pregnancy anyway. People have tried to fool the human body with hormones, but I am convinced that it doesn’t work.

The third problem I have with pills like is that they are a waste of money. Companies who sell these things are literally making money off of other people’s sex lives. You may not be bothered by this, but I think that the money could be put to a better use to actually help people.

I will not debate about other forms of contraception because I have no reason to suspect that they are a damage to health like hormones in pills might. They may still be a waste of money, but I know that not everyone can be the same kind of asexual autistic animal that I am.

Why fireworks are irrelevant


Every year in the first week of July, people are setting off the noisiest fireworks. I never was really into fireworks, but as I have learned more about the world and seen countless examples of money wasted on foolish things, I see fireworks as an example of money that could have gone to a better purpose.

There are enough people who are starving that would prefer food over seeing colored sparkles for a few seconds. I will never again volunteer at a fireworks tent like I did in the past back when I was a part of churches who sold fireworks. I now see fireworks as a terrible money making scam just like mascara, fingernail polish, hair dye, alcohol, sex, religion, and birth control pills. What fireworks have in common with all these things is that none of them give someone any lasting benefit. They are temporary and will not be remembered after someone dies.

Aside from the waste of money, I also think it is rude to keep people from being able to sleep by forcing them to hear sounds of exploding fireworks. This is just one more reason I want to get away from the city and live far out in the the middle of nowhere so I don’t have to hear so much noise. At the very least, maybe in the future I can take a vacation during the first week of July so I miss all the noise that people make long before and after the fourth of July.

Why the National Atheist Party is irrelevant


I heard about the National Atheist Party in a podcast and was completely turned off by the whole idea. I want to explain why I am against a political party based on atheism.

The very idea that you can base an organization off of a lack of a belief is completely insane. An atheist does not believe in a God or gods, but that is all. To think that they will all agree on politics is completely insane.

Imagine a party based on not playing basketball, not having hair, not wearing pants, not eating meat, not doing sex, not watching tv, or not driving a car. Think about it and I think you will see the problem.

Atheism is a lack of a thing. There is a reason that I call myself a pro-life atheist. That is because a person must define themselves by what they are instead of what they are not.

There is a radical difference between a pro-life atheist and a pro-life christian, jew, or muslim. I don’t want to get into all the differences in this post but let me say that all matters of morality are seen slightly different when you don’t believe there is a god controlling everything in the world.

I define myself as a pro-life atheist only for the reason that I want people to know that I won’t use threats of hell or use violence against them when talking about abortion. If people would get rid of all the violence and threats often connected with the teachings of religion, it would be different.

But back to the point, any group that defines itself based on a lack of something is doomed to fail. If a member of the National Non-Basketball Association suddenly decided to try basketball, they could be called an apostate and would be told that they will be sent to a hell where they will have to watch football.

Because I want people to remain open to new ideas and to find what is relevant, true, and good, I naturally don’t like exclusive organizations. I am not against people having groups based on a similar interest but when it becomes a political party, it has become a religion like others which spread their lies.

I do not mean to pick on just one political party because I think politics in general is bad. I am naturally going to disagree with any individual or group about something. The point is to let people know why I agree or disagree. Contrary to popular belief, my decisions are not random.

My decision to not be officially part of a religion or political party is heavily based on my Pro-Life philosophy. To be part of ANY group which has the motivation to hurt, kill, or control others is a bad idea to me. I am of the opinion that religion and politics poison everything.

Since atheism is NOT a religion, atheists need to stop acting exactly like those in the religions they often leave. They become hypocrites. I do not wish to be thought of as one of them.

Make no mistake, there is no atheist great commission or power that dictates what a nonbeliever will do. That is the whole point. I use it as a sign that I am a peaceful person. Perhaps as I learn more, a better term will come to mind.

There is no law that I have to be an atheist for the rest of my life and so I remain open to change my worldview if what I am sure of right now is false.

But me being Pro-Life is one think that is nearly impossible to change without killing me or severely brain damaging me.

Atheism, by definition is not something people can gather around as if it is an actual thing. Imagine a National Non-SantaClausist party. That is how silly the idea is to me.

Why pro-choice atheists are irrelevant


I am a pro-life advocate, but I am not an atheism advocate. The reason is that atheism is a lack of belief, but being pro-life is an actual belief that life is relevant, true, and good. Usually atheists believe that their life on earth is the only one they get. This means that they should think twice before killing anything. The fact that those claiming to be atheists are mostly pro-choice seems impossible to me. Something is wrong.

If atheism was an actual belief system, it could be checked for validity. Instead, I have the challenge of watching individual people who claim to be atheists. Do their words match their actions? Are they truly freethinkers or do they make the mistake of siding with popular opinion?

I understand why some theists might be pro-choice if they have been convinced that murder is God’s will, but for atheists, it is a whole different story. Since atheists don’t have a God telling them what to do, they have the potential to do things that theists can’t do. Some of these things are good and others are bad.

I am disappointed to see that relativism has infected both theists and atheists. The key difference for the atheist is that they don’t have a God to blame their actions on when they do something wrong. This makes them MORE responsible for all their actions. This is something I remember in everything I do.

I think of morality as being something that is based in reality. The Golden Rule is the standard I go by. The reason is because not only is it nice, but also because it is the only thing that makes sense!

If I consider the life of other people to be as relevant as my own, then I don’t kill them. If I kill myself, I don’t live long enough to kill someone else. I don’t understand those who kill other people and then themselves. If they would just start with themselves, then no one’s choice is violated.

Aside from the Golden Rule, there is another rule that I live by. If an action is one that can’t be undone, I should either NOT do it, or I need to have a REALLY GOOD REASON for it. Some things can be reversed and others can’t.

When someone steals something, it is bad, but if they can give it back, then the damage is reversed. If they lie, they will lose trust, but they may be able to tell the truth before more damage is done. In those cases, the damage is reversible. When someone kills someone, they have no way of bringing them back to life. This means that killing is the ULTIMATE irreversible act.

The entire point of being an atheist is that it does not actually define who I am. It only defines what I am not. It strips away all presuppositions so that I can find meaning in my life without needing other sources to tell me what it is.

Not all information is useful and there are motivations for deceiving people. Atheists who hold the pro-choice position on abortion need to stop their hypocrisy. Being pro-choice about things involving life and death means that life does not matter enough to you. If life does not mean anything, then you might as well let the world be run over by those annoying theists who force their God on you.

Avoid the relativism that says that it does not matter what you believe or do. It tells us to be so “tolerant” that we stop asking questions or thinking about things that matter. If this is the only life that we have, then pretending that all truth is relative to an individual means that truth exists only in the minds of the living and then dies. This is why I care about standards that apply equally to life everywhere.

I do not want to let fear control my life anymore. For me, being an atheist means that no God, scientist, philosopher, or king has the right to stop me from telling the truth. They can stop me by killing me, but in the end, they would only be showing their weakness. I find great humor in the way that every time someone comes along and tells people not to kill people, it isn’t long before somebody kills them.

I am convinced that protecting life is the most rational thing that anyone can do. This applies to atheists even more because they can’t expect God to resurrect everyone and make everything right. Many atheists protect their own lives at any cost, but deny the relevance of other people when they see them as a threat. This is mostly based on fear. I want to bridge the gap between theists and atheists.

To help theists understand why I have my own problems with the majority of the atheists, I need to explain that atheists also have “gods” that dictate to them what is right or wrong. Whatever they place their trust in is what they will defend in the same way that theists defend their gods.

If they are trusting in money, then everything becomes about getting money. If this means killing, lying, or stealing, then they WILL do it at the first chance. This can lead to the destruction of many lives. The worst part is that all the work people do at earning money will be completely irrelevant when they die. This is the greatest tragedy of all.

With the knowledge that money does not exist, but life does, it only makes sense to be pro-life rather than pro-money. A pro-money position usually becomes a pro-death position.

As far as whether a creator named God exists, I will let other people fight about that. In daily life, I do not see God, but every day I see the words “In God we trust” . It is written on the paper and metal people refer to as money. There seems to be a relevance between God and money.

When humans choose to murder other humans or other animals. They often say “It is okay to kill because: money.” or “It is okay to kill because: God.”. What then is the difference between God and money? What is it that people put their “trust” in.

The fact that I am not 100 percent sure that God or money exist outside of human brains means that I cannot trust in either. I cannot serve God or money. What then do I serve?

I serve relevance over irrelevance, truth over falsehood, good over bad, life over death.

I trust in what I have seen with my own eyes, heard with my own ears, and touched with my own hands.

By these rules I have chosen, I am convinced that even if I don’t stay an atheist, I will stay pro-life.

Why pro-choice Christians are irrelevant


For a long time, the majority of those who claim to be Christian have also called themselves pro-life, but recently, more of them identify as pro-choice. What has happened? Is being pro-life or pro-choice the correct position for Christians?

What standard are Christians going by? Some say they are going by the bible, then they are picking the verses they like and ignoring other verses that disagree with them. Basically, they are pro-choice about their bible, which means they can pick verses which support a pro-life position about abortion, but that they can also find verses to support a pro-death position just as easily.

Many Christians have heard “Thou shalt not kill.” because it is mentioned in the bible six times.

Exodus 20:13
Deuteronomy 5:17
Matthew 5:21
Matthew 19:18
Romans 13:9
James 2:11

Sometimes it may say either “kill” or “murder” depending on your translation, but they are the same thing. Anyone who kills someone intentionally has either not read or has completely ignored the commandment not to kill. The problem with the bible is that it tells us that even God kills people when he feels like it. When people kill someone, they only need to say that God told them to do it.

When thinking about the murder in the bible, I think first of all the animal sacrifices. If you aren’t aware of the animal sacrifices, start reading Leviticus. I think the idea of animal sacrifices explains why sheep, goats, and cattle don’t like Judaism or Christianity.

But people ignored all that because they believe that humans are the superior creation of a God that has given all humans permission to kill other animals when they want to. Since I see other animals as being equal to humans, I disagree.

But to those who think that human life is special and should not be killed, what do they do with the biblical God who kills humans when he feels like it? What about the flood of Genesis 6? What about the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19? What about the plagues God sent on Egypt in Exodus 9?

Even if you say that God had to punish people for being evil, wicked or sinful, you have to explain the death of the innocent too. There is no way that every single animal deserved to die. Aside from that, without a solid moral standard, there is no way for anyone, not even God, to decide who is evil enough to be killed.

Now that I have learned enough to understand that the bible is not a standard of morality, I see how Christianity has accepted relativism. To most of the Christians, it doesn’t matter what you say, what you believe, or who you kill. Whatever happens must have been God’s will.

I don’t claim to believe the bible, but the “Thou shalt not kill.” commandment is one that I happen to agree with. If people had obeyed that rule, Jesus never would have been killed.

When people say that the crucifixion of Jesus, or the sacrifice of animals were good things, then I know that they are not pro-life. The reason I fear them is not because they call themselves Christian, but because if they heard the voice of God telling them to kill Chandler Isaac Klebs, they would do it without hesitation.

The flip side is, people who spend their time and money doing what they can to protect life are not part of Christianity. I want to support pro-lifers no matter what religion they claim to be part of. It is the actions of these people that shows what they really believe.

I want to inspire people to think before they say things like “Abortion is a gift from God.” or “Abortion is God’s will.”. I see this as a problem for theists and atheists alike. If there is a God, then he, she, or it must show up and respond to these claims.

The world has become very confused about basic things such as life and death. If you don’t believe me, just try listening to abortion debates. Also here are some links to show what is happening.

http://www.lifenews.com/2014/03/28/university-sponsored-display-claims-abortion-is-a-gift-from-god/

Obama Thinks Abortion Is God’s Will

http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/09/united-methodist-church-group-sends-money-to-planned-parenthood-abortion-business/

http://www.evilbible.com/god%27s%20not%20pro-life.htm

Why Easter is irrelevant


I have been unable to make sense of the holiday known as Easter. Some think it is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. Other people think it is the time to buy chocolate eggs and rabbits. I have nothing against eggs, rabbits, chocolate, or resurrection, but I don’t see the relevance of them to a special day.

Is it possible that the day known as Easter is nothing more than an excuse people give themselves to eat candy or go to church? When I want to do something, I do it. When I don’t want to do something, I don’t do it. I don’t need a special day once a year to do something.

If you want to hide a bunch of eggs in the grass and search for them, you can do this on any day in a location that has both grass and eggs. If you want to eat rabbits made of chocolate, you can buy them at Hy-Vee. If you came out of your grave three days after being crucified, I would like to know how you did it.

No harm comes from celebrating Easter, but I don’t see how doing rituals once a year helps anyone. I prefer to eat eggs rather than hunt for them. I would like to know what it means to other people. Is there a link between eggs, rabbits, and Jesus?

Easter appears to be a celebration of life. I don’t need a special day of the year to appreciate the relevance of life. I am pro-life every day of the year.