Is there such a thing as “evil people”?


The Prime Directive

Morality is concerned with evaluating values and actions. Ethics is concerned with evaluating rules and institutions. Neither of these fields could exist without the basis of the individual as a moral and social agent, but they are not concerned with evaluating individuals. An individual cannot have a moral or ethical status because individuals are organisms, facts of biology, therefore beyond evaluation (even when we talk about natalism or antinatalism, it is the existence of individuals, not individuals themselves, which is evaluated). Properly speaking, there is no such thing as a “good person” or an “evil person.”

This does not stop people from making such evaluations routinely. And it is so ingrained in the way we talk that it’s easy to make statements of that nature. However, it’s important to remember that such statements are generalizations or metaphors, not literal truth. If we say “the nazis were bad people,” we’re basically…

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The myth of “consensual prostitution” and “consensual pornography.”


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One argument by the pornstitution crowd is that sex trafficking is not consensual, while prostitution or pornography are. Here is one definition proposed by the “sex worker” lobby: “a person who consensually exchanges their own sexual labor or sexual performance for compensation.”

This, however, completely obscures one important issue: does a monetary exchange generate consent? As it so happens, the main proponents of “sex work” have already answered that question. By and large, they believe that the fact that someone gets paid to do something does not generate consent, and can often be explained by a lack of opportunities or a lack of education. They reject the premises of free market capitalism, including the sacrosanct authority of property owners over their employees.

In fact, they believe that monetary exchange does not, in and of itself, generate consent in any area of life except for “sex work.” In that area, they…

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April Article for Rediscover Mental Health


This is an article about me that my mom wrote which will be published in the April newsletter of Rediscover.

“It surprised me when Chandler wanted to be interviewed for a spotlight because he used to be very shy, but that was before he got his first job at HyVee four years ago. Now he does podcasts and writes books in which he shares a lot about his desire for non-violence in the world.
If Chandler could do anything he wanted, he would be a” Robinson Crusoe” on a desert island, enjoying the solitude and free fruit. He would really like watermelon to be there because that is his favorite food. If not an island, he would like to fly to his own planet, avoiding the scary people he meets on this one.
However, Chandler does really care about other people and even though he likes to spend time alone, playing video games or riding his bike he also can dance pretty wildly at parties and feels good about being a friend to those who turn to him when they need support.
Chandler’s favorite colors are black and white. This makes zebras especially enjoyable for him. They are part of his favorite group of animals: the “equines” (horse family). This group of animals are peaceful herbivores like him!
Chandler values honesty and likes people who always tell the truth. He wants to make a permanent better difference in the world.”” – Judena Klebs

“You send yourself to Hell!”


The Prime Directive

There is a thing that Christian apologists commonly say which, from the atheist standpoint, really doesn’t make any sense. It taunts us, like a puzzle, especially since the Christians who say it rarely even bother to explain what they mean, or perhaps they don’t actually know what they mean at all. That saying is “you send yourself to Hell!”

This is an absurd statement because, for one thing, no one knows where Hell is. So how can anyone send anything there? Not only that, but we clearly don’t have the power to send ourselves anywhere we do know about, let alone to an unknown place. Humans do not have teleportation powers. So why do Christians say such a bizarre thing?

Keep in mind how crucially important it is for people to keep the moral high ground, because of the manichean worldview: “we” are the “good guys” who only do…

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Celibacy as the Solution to the Abortion Debate


The abortion topic is controversial and full of contradictions on both the pro-life and pro-choice side.

The problem with the pro-choice or pro-abortion side is that it promotes the act of murdering the unborn. For some people this is not a problem. Some of them justify this based on the “lesser of the two evils” philosophy. For example: They might say that it is better for that child to die now rather than experience greater suffering later such as abuse by the parents who don’t want it or starvation because they are born into a poor family. Others however say that abortion is a woman’s unquestionable right. So if she wants to kill her child, she doesn’t even need to provide a reason for it.

On the flip side, you have the pro-life or anti abortion side who views abortion as wrong because it is murder of a child. Some want to make it illegal while others don’t. However they are united among the general idea that there really isn’t a significant difference between killing the born or the unborn.

At this point everyone knows I fall into the anti-abortion side. So I’ll admit my bias here. But I’m not going to rant about the pros and cons of these two opposing sides. Instead, I only want to point out that the more obvious and overlooked solution is to avoid getting women pregnant in the first place!

Some prevent pregnancy by various means of contraception. There are numerous methods each with their benefits and risks. However, as far as I know, celibacy or abstinence is the only 100% effective way to make sure sperm never reaches an egg and starts the development of a new child.

If a 100% effective method of contraception becomes available that still allows people to enjoy sex without the harm of creating children that they don’t want, then the abortion debate will be solved in that way.

But until then, celibacy is the only solution. It’s the ultimate solution because it is available to anyone at no financial cost and prevents the need for anyone to debate about the morality or legality of killing unborn babies.

Antinatalism as a challenge against Christianity.


I’m reblogging this post on my own wordpress blog because it completely mirrors the idea I had back when I was a Christian. When I was a Christian I already committed to not creating children because of the high probability that they would go to hell. The fact that so many Christians miss this obvious contradiction between their beliefs and actions is what led me to question the whole system of Christianity.

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UPDATE: Since Inmendham posted a link to this entry on his site, but has banned me from commenting on his videos because he is an asshole, I will reply here: no, I never said that Christians cannot be antinatalists. In fact, my conclusion in this entry is more or less the opposite, that Christians MUST be antinatalists, or they are being absurdly evil.

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If antinatalism is based on any ethical principle, it must be based on the principle that we are responsible for the harm we create for others. We are to be punished for generating harm to others; we are not, however, to be rewarded for generating benefits to others, and these do not cancel each other out. A doctor who saves a patient’s life, and then punches him in the face, is responsible for that punch regardless of the fact that he also saved his life.

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Anthology of An Autistic Author Aiming to Advocate for Ahimsa (Non-Violence)


I found the place on the Litfire website where people can buy my newest book that contains all 5 of the previous self-published books. It’s been a long time since I’ve done any writing but if people enjoy what I’ve written so far maybe it will inspire me to write more.

https://books.litfirepublishing.com/product/anthology-of-an-autistic-author-aiming-to-advocate-for-ahimsa-non-violence/