More detailed explanationMore detailed explanation4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Sociopathy is described as at least three of the following:
- Callous unconcern for the feelings of others.
- Gross and persistent attitude of irresponsibility and disregard for social norms, rules, and obligations.
- Incapacity to maintain enduring relationships, though having no difficulty in establishing them.
- Very low tolerance to frustration and a low threshold for discharge of aggression, including violence.
- Incapacity to experience guilt or to profit from experience, particularly punishment.
- Markedly prone to blame others or to offer plausible rationalizations for the behavior that has brought the person into conflict with society.
Most modern christians and muslims display the following:
- Absolutely no understanding (irony is great, imr?), concern or compassion for people who do not behave like they think they should, specially LGBT people. Constant praise of teen suicides, praise of organisations who restrict LGBT, atheist and pagan rights, callous disregard for the suf
Project: SLENDERMAN (Overview)EnderProject: SLENDERMAN (Overview)3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Ender are a very mysterious species, mostly due to the fact that little about them has been observed and written down. While most occurrences and sightings of the race has been dubbed 'Slenderman' it is to be noted that the creature is one of many others. It has yet to be recorded officially if the 'Slenderman' in human history and lore is the same being with each occurrence, or one of many Ender that try to interact (Maliciously as much as Benevolently) with humans.
What has been written and recorded is partial speculation, and partial witness from those who have claimed to have had contact with the race, whether physically, mentally, or otherwise noted as one might note a 'Slenderman' possession. Almost all witnesses that have contributed to the ongoing research of the Ender species have claimed to be Proxies, and many of which reported to researchers as being chosen simply to help contribute for human understanding of their p
The Christian ScamMany of you may have heard of Original Sin, which is one of the most important aspects of Christianity. According to most Christians, we are all born with original sin because of what Adam and Eve did. According to them, Jesus died on the cross to forgive us for our sins, and if we accept his forgiveness, we are saved.The Christian Scam3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
As I explained in several of my other articles, the whole Original Sin story doesn't make any sense. My article ''With Great Power...'' explains why the Fall doesn't make sense, while ''God and (in)justice'' partly explains why Jesus's sacrifice wasn't necessary. Besides, there's no evidence that the story of genesis is actually true, and while Jesus may have existed, it doesn't conclude that he actually died for people's sins. For more reasons why the sacrifice doesn't make any sense, check ShakeySurgeon's video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYf1Vyln8zo
However, what I want to talk about now is not how little sense Original Sin makes, but what the actual point of it i
Sympathy for the DevilAn Alternate Character InterpretationSympathy for the Devil3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Why is Satan evil? What's his motivation? Perhaps there is no motivation. Perhaps he treats others cruelly because that's the only sort of interaction he's ever known.
Looking back at the stories, Satan seems to be the most tragic of tragic villains. The first major event (i.e., important enough to be in the book) in his life was being cast out by a leader he once looked up to and trusted, exiled to an eternity of agonizing, soul-scarring torture. For much of recorded history, he has been constantly blamed for problems large and small, and even for evil acts committed by other people. Insulting terms like "serpent" and "father of lies" are treated as his official epithets, and people are considered to be evil just for associating with him. Even Jesus Christ, the man hailed as all loving and all forgiving, is unwilling to extend his forgiveness and to the Devil.
Can you imagine what centuries of such treatment can do to a man? History has sho
The Bible Says God Doesn't Exist (Really!)The Bible Says God Doesn't Exist (Really!)3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Many Christians wonder how anyone could doubt the existence of God, but it turns out it's right in the bible. If you read between the lines, it tells you there's no God
1) The bible claims that God sacrificed Jesus for our sins. (John 3:16, Romans 3:25, Ephesians 5:2, Hebrews 9:26) (This is ignoring Deuteronomy 24:16 and Ezekiel 18:20, which state that everyone is to be responsible for their own transgressions without anyone else dying for their sins, thus undermining the primary basis of Christianity.)
2) Since Jesus is God (2 Peter 1:1, John 10:30-33, and other verses), premise 1 means that God sacrificed himself.
3) A sacrifice involves the destruction of the entire being, including the spirit. This seems intuitively obvious especially for a self-sacrifice, since it's not much of a sacrifice if the martyr is guaranteed an eternity in heaven.
Yahweh (God) is IllogicalWhile believing in "a" god or gods can possibly be argued with a small degree of logic, it's extremely illogical to believe in the specific god Yahweh - the obviously humanly flawed selfish, jealous, greedy, hateful deity of the bible whose actions and orders fit the description of any religion's main villain, much too tiny and petty to explain the beauty and vastness of this universe.Yahweh (God) is Illogical4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Any "all-knowing, all-loving, all-powerful" god who has ordered even one human to kill another human, EVER, is a FALSE god (not to mention the hundreds of thousands of children and women yahweh has ordered exterminated, or taken as slaves... the Good god, everybody!)
EVEN just once!
Or any infinitely loving god who can allow the existence of a place like hell (without becoming so extremely disgusted with himself at even contemplating the idea that he just snaps it out of existence in the very next thought), just proves itself to be a creation based on the umrealistic needs and desires of humanity during
God is Not an American ValueLadies and Gentlemen of Congress, thank you for allowing me to speak today.God is Not an American Value4 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
I do not stand before you with a hate filled heart.
I do not stand before you today wishing to destroy anyone's beliefs or ways of life.
I do not stand before you today hoping to achieve a victory for one group while hurting another.
Instead, I stand before you today in the hope that you listen open-mindedly.
That is all I ask.
In 1956, "In God We Trust" was adopted as the United States official motto. This motto has been on our coins since 1864 and on our paper currency since 1957. In 1954, the words "Under God" where added to the Pledge of Allegiance. The question of whether or not these phrases are constitutional has been argued on all levels, from the dinner tables of average Americans, all the way up to the Supreme Court. I personally believe that these phrases are unconstitutional, but the arguments for it have been so overused that I feel repeating them would be beating a dead horse.
No, instead I will b
Infected LiesInfected Lies10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
while we sit idly by
and watch millions die
due to infected lies
that we, every one
watch hunger and epidemic
run rampant throughout the world
with the pull of a trigger, taking lives
while we stand idly by
due to infected lies as
Made of NothingMade of Nothing4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Fast Foreword: A Brief Introduction
Why are people so eager to tell me when they find God, but they never mention where he was hiding? Sorry, that's just been bugging me. Now about my essay I made it educational and concise, but I also tried to include some humor so it wouldn't read like an obituary column for any beliefs you may have had. To put it bluntly, this article's as likely to erase your faith in God as the Tanya Harding sex tape.
Okay, maybe that's a bit ambitious. Some people couldn't be convinced that God doesn't exist if God himself descended from the heavens just to announce that he doesn't exist. Even among otherwise critical thinkers, religion seems to be more or an emotional appendage than anything else. Trying to use reason to talk someone out of their religion seems as futile and incendiary as trying to logically convince someone they've married the wrong person. But I
Common abrahamic excuses that hold little waterCommon abrahamic excuses that hold little water4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
"God gaves us free will, ergo it's pur own fault": Except that the Bible nor the Qu'ran put emphasis on free will. Hell, this excuse is so very recent, that, until a few centuries ago, the idea that God had absolute control over our lives was very popular.
"Its our fault; Adam and Eve's sin created evil, not God!": If you have read Genesis, you'll know this is bullshit (Hell, even Yahweh admits he created evil!). Likewise, at no point is the first sin ever considered a "Pandora's Box" situation.
"God is goodness incarnate! Evil is against his nature!":...have you even read the Bible? Yahweh is also considered to not be goodness incarnate until the NT and Qu'ran; in the OT, he is treated as a Lawful Neutral agent.
"Your're putting everything out of context!": Considering I actually bother to read the Bible/Qu'ran, while you only cherry pick passages your pastor dictates...
"He died for your sins! You should be grateful!":
1- His sacrifice was pointless, He only rescued saints from Sheol
Die Farce der VergebungVergib mir meinen Egoismus,Die Farce der Vergebung4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Oh, lieber Gott!
Vergib mir meine fehlende Nächstenliebe,
vergib mir, dass ich gegen die zehn Gebote verstoßen habe,
vergib mir, dass ich mehrmals gegen die zehn Gebote verstoßen habe,
vergib mir meine Schwäche
und auch meine Stärke.
Vergib mir meine Fehler,
vergib mir meine Laster,
vergib mir meine Sünden,
vergib mir meine Wut,
vergib mir meinen Hass,
vergib mir meine Angst,
vergib mir meine Eifersucht,
vergib mir meinen Neid,
vergib mir meinen Stolz,
Vergib mir meine Taten.
Vergib mir meine Hoffnung,
vergib mir meine Stärke,
vergib mir meine Emotionen.
Vergib mir meine Persönlichkeit.
Und vergib mir meine Dummheit,
vergib mir die Dummheit,
dich um Vergebung zu bitten.
Just Watch Me BurnJust Watch Me Burn5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
They call me a witch.
They say I will burn in hell.
Who are they to say anything?
Only time will tell...
Maybe there isn't a hell at all,
Just sweet Summerland.
A beautiful, powerful place
Where I can hold the Goddess's hand.
Where everyone's soul is looking
For love, for power, for family, for home.
Living life after life
Until you stand before the throne
Of the God and his great scale
Made to measure all our deeds.
Your Karma has been brewing
For you to sow your seeds.
You will forgo the Summerland again,
If bad Karma follows you,
And back to Earth reborn
To live the life you choose.
Until your debts have been paid
And your name has been cleared,
You ascend into the Summerland
That you've waited for all these years.
Then again, I could be wrong,
And we could have one life to live.
At the end we're judged by just one God.
His verdict is all he gives.
To all the ones who tell me
That I'm a Wicked person
They ascend to Heaven
But my fate just worsens.
Witch, Wiccan, Pagan
Won't Be SilencedYou may not accept when truths are spoken,Won't Be Silenced3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And you probably won't even bother to listen.
You can hide your head deep in the sand
and get those who speak to you banned.
You can whine like a bitch and call people names,
you only show you're not as accepting as your claims.
You can spout your bullshit to your mindless sheep,
we all know that spineless words are cheap.
Being unable to back up those things you speak
and refusing to discuss your ideas just proves you're weak.
You can try to pretend that you're something you're not.
You can live in a lie despite what you're being taught.
But you can't force your idiocy onto those who see
and you won't fucking silence me!
The Ironic BlasphemyThe idea that Chirst is God comes from the phrase "Ego eimi", usually translated as "I am". This is what the name of the abrahamic deity, Yahweh, means (originally comes from the name Yahu, but since has been translated to "I am".The Ironic Blasphemy3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
However, what Jesus actually said was "Ego eimi ho on", "I am that I am". This is an archaic expression saying "I'm telling the truth".
Because Christians only believe Jesus was God because of this phrase, it means that, in fact, the very basis of christian theology is nothing but an hilarious accident.
Christ, therefore, is not God. You've been blaspheming all along.
Time Heals Nothing..in MeTime Heals Nothing..in Me4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Time Heals Nothing
Your sprit passes threw me like a cold breeze on a warm day,
no physical being left to see,
but I know you are with me.
TIME HEALS NOTHING!!!!!!!!!.....in me
I've gone to all the places you would be,
still I cant except your not with me.
your grave is so lonely,
like two staring eyes in the night.
TIME HEALS NOTHING!!!!!!!!!.....in me
on civil disobedienceon civil disobedience12 years ago in Socio-political More Like This
At first glance, Henry David Thoreau appears to be only a philosopher, an occupation not to be taken lightly as the prerequisite intellectual fortitude is to an astoundingly high degree, and requiring such, a philosopher's shoes, as it were, are surpassingly difficult to fill. However, beyond the keen, intellectual mystique regarding his efforts spent towards philosophy, Thoreau served also as an activist and political commentator, much to the delight and dismay of his comrades, patriots and the likewise. Although it may come to be understood that he had developed his political views, both on gubernatorial and grander scales, long before his public, or future public, whatever the case may be, had become aware of their existence, his extremist ideas were roused from neural purgatory when he had been incarcerated for his enacting of a tenacious war protest, in his own personal, subtle, tax evading way. Upon his release, Thoreau authored and, subsequently, pu
Moderates, chose your side.There are two types of Christians. The first type believes that the stories in the Bible are historically true, and have actually happened. These Christians are very common (especially in the USA, where they are the majority). These are the Christians that I (and most other Atheists) are especially trying to reach, because they often harm others with their believes.Moderates, chose your side.3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
The second type of Christians believe that the stories in the Bible (like Genesis) are not meant to be taken literally, and are simply parables or metaphors. These Christians are quite common, but to a much less degree than the other type of Christians. While these Christians are often not fundamentalists, they are quite annoying in their own way.
The reason these kind of Christians are so annoying is because they usually target Atheists instead of other Christians, even though they often agree more with Atheists than with other Christians. They accuse us of taking the Bible literally, and try to make us look just as ignora
path to potentpath to potent6 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
the true wonders of the modern age are to be found within ourselves: the things inside us all, forgotten by the time we're born, are all we need to survive our own progression.
the buildings we build are just icons of ourselves. the machines we give life to are poor copies of the machines we truly are. to rely on these icons, to depend on these copies will only bind us to a pre-accepted fate.
to find our own path, use our own facilities, is our true destiny. we must have the courage to look inside ourselves and find it.
patterns for progress
unquestioned; unsought besides
the pattern maker
Atheist 3The presidential deity,Atheist 33 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
He promised us armistice,
But wrote fear and comfort,
In his totalitarian rulebook.
Werewolves pt2Werewolves pt23 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
When Spencer woke again he felt horrible, he hurt and ached more than yesterday he felt so and shivery he didn't know how his body reacted his stomach hurt like something was bubbling inside of him and he wanted screamed the pain worsen as he tried to move "D D erek!" he cried out letting tear leave his eyes "DEREK!" he screamed as he woke the sleeping wolf, he woke up with a startle and jumped onto the floor as he heard his mate scream in pain as he got back on the bed
"Spencer what's wrong?" he asked
"My stomach it hurts." He cried, pulling the bed covers away he looked at Spencer at his stomach as he saw it grow
"OH GOD PLEASE MAKE THE PAIN STOP!" he screamed as his stomach stop growing Reid laid panting his skin covered in sweat, he was paler than ever, Morgan's hand reached out and touch the bump, it was firm like it was filled with water, he frowned and reached for the phone and called a friend,
"Hey dude listen I need a bit of help I found my mate." He
Top 15 Q Star Trek Quotes15.Top 15 Q Star Trek Quotes5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Q: Perhaps maybe a little, uh, Hamlet?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Oh, I know Hamlet. And what he might say with irony, I say with conviction: "What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason! How infinite in faculty! In form, in moving, how express and admirable! In action, how like an angel! In apprehension, how like a god!"
Q: Surely, you don't see your species like that, do you?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I see us one day becoming that, Q. Is it that which concerns you?
Q: May whatever God you believe in...
Q: have mercy on your soul. This court stands adjourned.
Q: Goodbye, Jean-Luc, I'm gonna miss you. You had such potential. But then again, all good things must come to an end.
Picard: Q? What is going on here? Where is the anomaly?
Q: [pretendind to be deaf] Where is your mommy? Well, I don't know.
[Q appears in a monk's costume]
Q: Let us pray, for understanding and for compassion.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Let us do no such damn thing! What is this need