Thursday, June 25, 2009

God of the Question

If you give reasons for believing in God, you've just admitted that you believe in a higher God, a conceptual personally-applicable truth-determining God, an ultimate authority referenced to adjudicate the issue.

And you yourself are the god of what to believe about the evaluation. You function in the image of God.

So reason itself becomes the God that provides the method for determining whether or not God exists. And you make the final god-like decision about God.

Atheism imitates belief in God but without attributing psychic unity or personhood.

Both believer and atheist assume God-like rules for minds, and play the role of God in order to determine whether or not God exists.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Darwin Time for Atheism

One can discover God by doing a simple inventory of (1) the assumptions we use to recognize an object as a person and (2) the assumptions that the principles of thought are authoritative, ultimate, adequate, universal, objective, and relate crucially to persons.

These assumptions are treated as a single personal object because we apply them to persons (ourselves, for example), and because we must assume them as a comprehensive integral unit of ultimate ruling factors that arbitrate what is true and what is real.

We also assume an ideal of personhood in using that set of ultimate interrelated assumptions through which we think.
And an ideal of personhood is an ideal person.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Unintended Consequences of Higher Education

"Are you jobless? Bored? Have a longboard or skateboard? Just so happens there's a pretty gradual slope though campus West to East, plenty of stairs and ledges. Also, by coincidence, most people sleep at night. Their loss is our triumph. Like rats, our kingdom is the unused."

--Skateboarder's Craiglist Ad

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Reminder for Atheism---By an Atheist

"People who believe something will always be stronger and more committed than people who believe nothing---which unfortunately describes the complacent passivity of most Western intellectuals these days."

Camille Paglia
"Obama's hit -- and big miss"
Salon, June 6, 2009