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About Me: I went from looking for god to finding him evil to finding he does not exist, all before turning 14. Now, I can proudly say, I'm a libertarian, an anarchist, and a free thinker.
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    More evidence that our morality comes from nature not god.
    Saturday, November 04, 2006
    From New York Times:
    An Evolutionary Theory of Right and Wrong

    Who doesn’t know the difference between right and wrong? Yet that essential knowledge, generally assumed to come from parental teaching or religious or legal instruction, could turn out to have a quite different origin.

    Primatologists like Frans de Waal have long argued that the roots of human morality are evident in social animals like apes and monkeys. The animals’ feelings of empathy and expectations of reciprocity are essential behaviors for mammalian group living and can be regarded as a counterpart of human morality.

    Marc D. Hauser, a Harvard biologist, has built on this idea to propose that people are born with a moral grammar wired into their neural circuits by evolution. In a new book, “Moral Minds” (HarperCollins 2006), he argues that the grammar generates instant moral judgments which, in part because of the quick decisions that must be made in life-or-death situations, are inaccessible to the conscious mind.
    . . . .
    The proposal, if true, would have far-reaching consequences. It implies that parents and teachers are not teaching children the rules of correct behavior from scratch but are, at best, giving shape to an innate behavior. And it suggests that religions are not the source of moral codes but, rather, social enforcers of instinctive moral behavior. Readmore

    You theists got that? Stop using your moral argument cause it doesn't gonna work.

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    posted by Roya @ 7:44 PM   24 Comments
    Teddy: A Homophobic Gay.
    Thursday, November 02, 2006

    From Think Progress:
    Major Right-Wing Evangelical Leader Accused Of 3-Year Relationship With Male Prostitute
    Watch Video here

    Transcript:

    ANCHOR: A gay man makes a stunning accusation against the leader of one of Colorado’s most popular mega-churches, Ted Haggard, one of the best known evangelical pastors in the country. A gay man in Denver claims he’s had a threeyear sexual business relationship with Haggard. The pastor has told us just a few moments ago that he has prepared for his own church to investigate the claims.
    Haggard is the founder and senior leader of the 14,000 member New Life church in Colorado Springs. He is also the president of the multi-million member National Association of Evangelicals. Haggard is married and has five children. Male escort Mike Jones of Denver started talking to 9News two months ago laiming that Haggard does not practice what he preaches. He tells 9News that pastor Ted Haggard has been paying him for sex for the last three years. Jones went public about their alleged relation this morning on talk radio.
    JONES:
    Some may look at me and what I’ve done as immoral but I think I had to do the moral thing in my mind and that is expose someone who is preaching one thing but doing the opposite behind everybody’s back.
    ANCHOR:
    This evening we spoke with pastor Haggard outside of his home in Colorado Springs.
    HAGGARD:
    I’ve never had a gay relationship with anybody and, uh, I’m steady with my wife, I’m faithful to my wife. So, I don’t know if this is election year politics or if this has to do with the marriage amendment or what it is. But I’m not even the guy who will investigate it or question it, I don’t know what the dynamics are. This independent group will come in and do that.

    And you know what? It will be investigated by some oversear pasters. Thats right, Pasters. And we know how unbiased they are going to be, aren't we?

    ***Update***
    From NYT:
    In a one-page statement issued Saturday afternoon, the board said, “Our investigation and Pastor Haggard’s public statements have proven without a doubt that he has committed sexually immoral conduct.”
    posted by Roya @ 4:30 PM   7 Comments
    This should scare any right minded person.
    Wednesday, November 01, 2006
    Just watch this alarming video clip on Answers in Genesis and you would know that creationists are not just an annoying fly. They are a threat to science and HUMANITY.
    They talk as if they have answers and that their theory has evidence to support them. Unfortunately they are effective in convincing people too.

    As it's easy to fool people and people can decide whether money reaches true scientific research or to proving science wrong, just by voting, then one can really say science is in danger.

    We can't just rely on the reasonableness of true science to fight this stupidity. This is a war of propaganda. We need to win over peoples opinion on this. If people were such intelligent beings, there would have been no chance of creationists getting so much strength.
    posted by Roya @ 7:25 PM   5 Comments
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