Beliefs and Choice

Belief is a slippery word. You can believe in something the way you believe in everyday things: the sky, trees, air, gravity, electricity–beliefs that we see evidence for all the time, that we take for granted, that we usually call “knowledge” rather than “belief”. Or you can believe in things like ghosts, gods, magic, and homeopathy–things many people believe in without solid evidence, or even with evidence which contradicts those ideas.Read More »

“Gotcha” Questions and Evidence for God

Earlier today, I stumbled upon an article entitled How to Defeat Modern Day Atheism With Three Easy Questions.

The author starts off by quoting Steve Greene’s How to validate atheism in one easy step. Then he concludes, “Once again, we see how atheism is built on the Demand For Evidence.” Well, yes. Yes, it is. What other method do you propose we use to determine which religious claims are bogus, and which are not? Certainly, you don’t accept that every religion is true? I would sincerely love to know what method you used to determine that your religion is true, and all the others are not. I hope it’s better than the method I used as a child (that is, “Mom and Dad said so.”).Read More »

Significant Relationships and Being an Aromantic Ace

When I started this blog, I was still doing a lot of exploration and questioning, trying to figure out how to identify. I think I’m done questioning, though. I’ve been identifying as an aromantic asexual for some time, now, and it fits me pretty well. I doubt I’ll find any better words to succinctly describe my sexual orientation than the ones I’m already using.

Which now leaves me trying to figure out how to navigate significant relationships. I’m not interested in any relationships that are sexual and/or romantic, but I live in a society where sexual/romantic relationships are seen as The Significant Relationship in a person’s life. I’m not about to give up on the idea of important relationships just because I’m an aro ace, though.Read More »

Quick Update

So, I’ve been absent from my blog for a couple weeks, because of some stuff that came up. I haven’t been in a position where it’s easy to access my blog, but I’m back, now. I’ve actually got a lot of ideas for new posts I want to write. So many ideas, in fact, that I’m having trouble settling on which one to write first. So, I thought I’d post a short update on the status of my blog, to let people know what’s going on, and to get the ball rolling with writing blog posts again.