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Questioning Things: The Benefits of Doubt

“Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd”

– Voltaire

I have always been the kind of person that questions everything. It is just a part of my personality, something that I can’t change about myself.

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Life

It’s OK to rape women? But not men because that would be gay and against God’s plan?

In this post, I will discuss homophobia and religion (and throw in a little misogyny too), as well as the moralistic fallacy.

Recently homophobia among religious conservatives has been especially popular, thanks to the law legalizing gay marriage in the US. 710 more words

Skepticism

Group-Think, The Precarious Power of Protest, and Owning Your Own Skepticism - Pt. 1

In an earlier post, I mentioned that throughout my working career, a number of co-workers have extended me the dignity of talking about things that really matter. 828 more words

Christianity

Or you could just eat them...

Crossposted from Dietitian at Home.

Food fads are one of my pet peeves. I fully admit I get my back up when I hear about most new “health” food trends, probably sooner and more often than I should. 620 more words

Commentary

I'm responsible.

Atheism

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Reason #735,922 to love Brad Pitt.

Apostasy Now Ep 42: Brian Hinkley - Atheism Religion and Life

Our guest Brian Hinkley lives very near to us in Hamilton Ontario where, amongst many careers he’s held, Brian served on the city council. Somewhere along the path of his life Brian came to question religion and faith which eventually led to his writing a book on atheism from a layman’s point of view. 50 more words

Apostasy Now Podcast

Ending the Disease Model, or "It Isn't My Fault I Keep Shooting All This Heroin. I Have a Disease!"

Salon has a good piece up today on the book “The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease.”

Lewis’s argument is actually fairly simple: The disease theory, and the science sometimes used to support it, fail to take into account the plasticity of the human brain.

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Skepticism