It's not really clever. Not really. If you were talking to a person from centuries ago, where everyone was pretty much ignorant about the things we know today, he or she was likely to gamble with their lives with that logic.
Today though, with everything we know, sacrificing 100% of my life, praising and fearing a being, that has no chance of being true, while hurting and discriminating against other people in the process, is a sad, sad waste of a life. read more
There is not one evidence you can use to convince deniers. There are many that put together, they back up the theory.
Richard Dawkins had tackled this very question in his book The Greatest Show On Earth. I have summarised my understanding in my book The Tyranny of God: Liberating Ourselves... read more
For me, being comfortable with being an atheist happened in two stages of learning. The first stage of learning is that stage where I have learnt enough to no longer believe. The second stage was when I learnt enough to be comfortable with no longer believing that there is a god. read more
Hospitals ask this because certain religious beliefs require doctors to, or not to, consider forms of treatment that go against their beliefs. So yes, I answer I am Atheist because I want doctors and nurses to consider all possible ways to help me.read more
Mmm The term Mother Nature personalises nature, which I don't like to use because it pre-loads nature with consciousness. It is a biased term, and a Christian friend of mine uses it to actually refer to her god.
In this context therefore, there is no mother nature. Just nature or the universe,which are not conscious in the way that we define consciousness. read more
You will need hosting, domain and Web Development costs. Hosting for small sites can be anywhere from $10 to $20 per month. This should provide you with unlimited professional email addresses within your domain name as well. Domain could be around $10 - $15 a year. Development is the one that's got a lot of variation which I will discuss below. read more
Haha! Yes indeed, people will definitely lose their minds trying to accept all that.
We should first be accurate however. Evolutionary theory does not say we came from monkeys and monkeys came from plants. Rather, we shared a common ancestor with monkeys who like us, share a common ancestor with plants.
Monkeys are our cousins. Monkeys and plants are cousins. For us humans, plants are more distant cousins than Monkeys.read more
Religious people do this all the time. They love gods they never see. But I think this question is referring to another concept of the word love and i think that is what this boils down to: what is your definition of love?
If I am talking to someone or messaging and developed a feeling for that person even though I haven't seen them and i haven't been with them in person, I would call it attraction or attachment. I would not call it love. read more
Yes you're right, the answer depends on the idea. However, we can make certain assumptions. Let's say, we need to build a product or a service.
I think the steps then are:
1. Create/Develop the product or Service
2. Sell it.
These are two seemingly simple steps, but to accomplish them require you to think, do and have what you need to make an idea happen. read more
The world needs more people like you: people who are seeing the folly and falsities of religions.
However at your age and in your circumstance as you've described, it may be better to not declare that you're an Atheist mainly because it sounds to me like there is a risk of it disadvantaging you severely and worse, have you persecuted for it.read more
When Shareholders invest their money, they invest in your company, not you. They would want that investment to succeed, with or without you. If they think you're no longer the right man for the job, that's fair enough, right? All you can do is to continue proving that you are the right man for the job. read more
From your own assessment, it seems to me you're done planning and you're ready to take action. This means that you're now really just procrastinating from executing your plans.read more
If science proves that believing that we have big diamond buried in our backyards makes us happier, should I force myself to believe that there is indeed a diamond in my backyard? No!
Believing in things you know to be false just because it makes you feel good or happy is delusional and is a form of mental disorder.read more
Truths should be things that remain true regardless of someone's beliefs,whether they are Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Atheist and so on. Otherwise they are not really true. Are there truths like these? Yes there are. Scientific truths because their truthfulness can be verified and proven by anyone regardless of their religious beliefs.read more
The same thing that happens when other animals die. Our remains would be no more special than the remains of anything alive today. We would decompose and be reabsorbed by the earth. Parts of us eaten by living bacteria, insects or animals so are then eaten by other living things.read more
I haven't read the Koran in its entirety, but I researched it when I was writing the Tyranny of God. I read about how it is structured and the main verses and its claims.
However with regards to this question, it seems to suggest that Atheists should read the Koran first before debating Muslims.
I have 2 responses to this :
1. Why should they when many, if not most, Muslims have not read the Koran themselves. read more
Have you ever heard of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett? They have given most of their wealth away to charity.
So long as consumers are educated and they have access to the information they need to reward the businesses that serves their purpose and buy from them, I'm confident business and businesses are a tool for good. read more
At the start of a Business, when there's only one person doing everything, I suppose there is not much to distinguish between the two. read more
A good Business Plan ought to show people, potential investors, officers and partners, that there is a market for the specific business the plan is about.
A good business plan ought to summarise and highlight the conclusion of whatever research was conducted to convince everyone considering to get involved that it is worth their time. Further, it ought to outline how indeed it will ensure that there is a market for it's products and services. read more
In my opinion, I would have to say the Forex spot market due to minimum barrier to entry, minimum transaction costs (especially if you're dealing with brokers who allow minimal trade size and thus), no one holds an 'insider' advantage (at least for the long term) and everybody is relatively evenly matched terms of access to information, and anybody can avail themselves to any type of strategy big or small. Overall, it is an efficient market.read more