As an atheist, I believe only in this life. Because I can't buy into the ideas of an afterlife, reincarnation, or even a soul, I place incredible value on the life I have right now. The Christians I…Continue
"The question isn't really valid, because "Pro Life" is not the property of Christianity. Here is at least one good counterexample:
Of course, statistically the majority of those holding…"
"The fetus is alive, of course. It's not a person, though.
Even if it were a person, we would not allow it to live in another person's body without that person's consent. If you (an adult thinking person) moved into my living room my…"
"Making a baby is so easy even stupid people can do it (and they do so at an alarming rate). Quality of life is the bigger issue for me and when I see kids born into shitty homes with ill equiped and un motivated parents I often wonder why…"
"Respectfully, if you aren't actively anti-abortion and support the right of the mother to make this decision, you are pro-choice. You support the woman's right to make the choice. You have one standard for your personal conduct, but…"
"I think recent events last week in my life puts this ethical dilemma perfectly into perspective. I went to a conference where I attended one class on career counseling, and another on the ethics of healthcare providers. The career counselor…"
"Do you think people should be legally mandated to donate blood and tissues or to be organ donors? If not, why is it ok to demand that women make bodily sacrifices to support the lives of others, but not men? You should also remember that the…"
"First I would say more religious people tend to be further in the pro-life camp spectrum(not just Christians). The evangelical pro-life Christians have taken a position so far on the spectrum, approaching the point that your life began when…"
As an atheist, I believe only in this life. Because I can't buy into the ideas of an afterlife, reincarnation, or even a soul, I place incredible value on the life I have right now. The Christians I have spoken with, and there have been many, believe aborted fetuses will go to heaven or the afterlife. I accept that they simply never live. And I think it's a crime to deny anyone the only life they'll have a chance to lead. Now, I'm don't go as far as support anti-abortion efforts, because I…See More
OK, so I watched some more P&T episodes and found one about how the so-called, "obesity epidemic" is bullshit. Of course, the obesity epidemic is bullshit. Pretty much everything one sees in the media is a load of dog shit. Nothing new there. I can't really deny however that something's going on out there. I mean, after all, there are tons of super-fat motherfuckers walking around and scooting around on those little electric carts everywhere one looks.
I just finished watching P&T's "Bullshit" episode on dolphins. It inspired me to share my personal experience with them, which I had back in the Amazon River Basin in 1996.
No, I didn't travel to the Amazon in 1996 to swim with the world's only freshwater pink and gray dolphins who inhabit the waters there, but to... well... to... ummmm... uh... OK! So, I don't even know what the fuck I went to the Amazon for in the first place! It's just that I've always loved adventures (and…
Ray Manzarek, Founding Member of The Doors, Passes Away at 74
Ray Manzarek, keyboardist and founding member of The Doors, passed away today at 12:31PM PT at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer. He was 74. At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by his wife Dorothy Manzarek, and his brothers Rick and James Manczarek.…