30 June 2009


The Bible provides justification for evil, without it we would have heaven on earth. - Hannah Smith

28 June 2009

Life and Death

I come without consciousness. I grew up from an innocent, depending baby into an adult, have a child and then I will die. When I die, my consciousness goes at the same time, like falling to sleep, but just never waking up again.

I don't believe in after life, nor rebirth, nor a possible future woken up by god and then to be judged on what I have done in this life.

I don't buy into the stupid voluntary slavery a man-made god may try to force on me. But that does not mean that I am not responsible for my life and I act anti-socially. Human are social animals. I live in a society which is based on mutual respect among its members and the trust each and everyone of us expects on others. I appreciate the millions of evolution steps before me that make me what I am today. I know I am the luck one. This is the only life I have and I appreciate being intelligent enough to communicate and enjoy the great ease of life provided by modern science. But I am just one of the many many steps in a process which goes on and on.

I hope I have leave a mark, I hope I have changed someone's life for the better and I hope I will die knowing that I have not wasted this great luck.

Since our birth, the many atoms that make up my body have been constantly changing. This cluster of atoms will just part and join another clusters on the day I die.

- reflection on the news of the death of Michael Jackson

21 June 2009


The principal concern of secularists must be the extent to which the actions of religious believers frustrate the needs of other human beings, rather than the extent to which religion gets something right [or wrong]. -Richard Rorty

That's exactly how I feel at times, e.g. stem cell research!

20 June 2009

Religious age of the Universe

How can we explain the difference of the scientific age of the universe with the religious age? The famous banana man has an answer. He said "it’s very easy for me to reconcile the Scriptures with the findings of science." Yes, he has just redefined "history".

18 June 2009

WOW, that's too easy!

People asks why atheists like to visit site like "Atheist Central". That's where we get our entertainment!

Here is a recent one.

When a friend from Minnesota visited Los Angeles for the first time, his trip didn't begin too well. It was just after 911, and because his suitcase was tightly packed when passing through security at the airport, he mumbled that it was about to "explode." They pulled him aside for questioning.

Cedric had never seen the sea, so within an hour of arriving at his hotel in L.A., he excitedly took a taxi and went to the beach. He carefully placed his credit cards, cash, driver’s license, and his social security card into a small sealed bag and hung it around his neck. Then he went swimming.

Unfortunately, a large wave knocked him under the water and he came up without the bag! He panicked and dove under to frantically search for it. That’s when he lost his contact lenses.

So now he's blind as a bat, couldn't find the bag, had no money, no credit cards, and no identification. All he had were his shoes to offer a taxi driver as collateral to get him back to his hotel.

If you are not a Christian you are a little like Cedric. You are blind, with no contact or credit with God (see Ephesians 4:18). Cedric was able to find his way because he had some collateral. You have nothing to offer God. In His eyes you are morally bankrupt. But that’s where grace comes in (see Ephesians 2:8-9). If you will simply repent of your sins, and call upon the name of Jesus Christ, God will save you from death and Hell, create a clean heart in you so that you love righteousness, and open your blind eyes so that you can see. [my emphasis]

The problem I have is which god to ask for help, the Monkey King (美猴王), Buddha, Zeus or any of the thousands of gods which have come and go out of fashion? BTW, since the christian god is supposedly all-knowing, why can't he just lend a hand when needed? Ain't all human his creation? What a jealous freak!

17 June 2009


If God created the world, then who created god? and who created whoever created god? So somewhere along the line something had to just be there. So why can’t we just skip the idea of god and go straight to earth? - Ryan Hanson

16 June 2009

Worrying times

It is a no brainer. Fossil fuels are stored carbon that lived up to 300 million years ago. Burning almost half* of these fuel in the last 50 years (releasing 21.3 billion tons of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere each year) released all these stored carbon in a very short period (50 years is nothing compared with 300 million years) obviously will have a tremendous effect on the environment. You don't need a PhD in Climatology to figure out how bad it would be.

Unfortunately, very unfortunate indeed, one of the independent senator, Steve Fielding, was still "unconvinced* after a 2-hour meeting with our Australia's Chief Scientist that human activity is the main cause of climate change. [source]

I echo strongly with Orion77 the concern of such attitude from our politician. Here is a little background of Senator Steve Fielding (from his own website): He has 15 siblings, an engineering degree from RMIT and has worked mostly in management. Here is the interview from Lateline:
Part 1:

Part 2:

It sounds GOOD for him to say that he was trying to listen to both sides of the argument - including the skeptics. However, as a politician, he should not be so naive to ignore efforts of vested interests to discharge a large volume of mis-information and pseudo-science.

*Everyone has a different opinion on how much of the stored fossil fuel has been burnt. The last major oil field discovered is in 2006 which would supply 2 year worth of consumption for USA alone. I may be over optimistic already!

cross posted to Sustaining Future

14 June 2009


I have no need for religion, I have a conscience. - Anonymous

11 June 2009

Questions for Theistic Evolutionists

Deborah Drapper has found a number of contradictions between the bible and evolution and she is asking theistic evolutionists hard questions.

Science is verifiable and repeatable. If a scientific theory is wrong, we are happy to change. My question to Deborah is which account you should believe in, the bible's or scientific account?

I hope Deborah knows the correct answer to my question. Or at least she should start finding out which is a better solution to the problem we are facing daily.


Atheism may be defined as the mental attitude which unreservedly accepts the supremacy of reason and aims at establishing a lifestyle and ethical outlook verifiable by experience and the scientific method, independent of all arbitrary assumptions of authority and creeds. - Madalyn Murray O'Hair

10 June 2009


I refuse to believe in a god who is the primary cause of conflict in the world, preaches racism, sexism, homophobia, and ignorance, and then sends me to hell if I’m ‘bad’. - Mike Fuhrman


"Religious belief of just about any sort is intellectually lazy and that there is no more reason to believe in god or saints or angels than in ghosts, goblins, or the tooth fairy. It's all infantile magical thinking as far as I'm concerned, and any rational person should be embarrassed to believe any of it." - Andrew Potter

09 June 2009


Imagine a scenario where you are suddenly presented with absolute proof that God exists. Not proof that you can reproduce in a lab or record in a scientific journal, but experiential proof that is clear and undeniable...but only to you. I can’t tell you what that proof looks like, because it’s different for just about everybody....

The correct name for this is hallucination. It occurs when you have a psychological disorder. Seek medical help immediately if it happens to you.

"Your trust is in fallible man. My trust is in infallible God."

"Your trust is in fallible man. My trust is in infallible God. - Ray Comfort"

"Your trust is in the non existent god. My trust is in the non compromising Scientific Advances. - Albert Ip"

Question: when you are ill, do you pray or do you seek modern medicine's help? The "infallible god" would not do a thing to help you recover from the illness, BUT modern science will.

03 June 2009


You do not need the Bible to justify love, but no better tool has been invented to justify hate. - Richard A. Weatherwax

01 June 2009

Am I angry at god?

Am I angry at god? No.

But I am angry at those who intentionally perpetuate the existence of god. If god really existed, I would have no problem at all. As there is no credible proof of the existence of any god, those insisting that there were a god are irrational, irresponsible and against humanity. I condemn these people and I am angry at the tactics they use to spread the "god-idea".

Those who claim that atheists are angry at god should think carefully in the words they use. Atheists are those who do not believe there is a god, at least they have not seen any evidence of a god. So atheists cannot angry at god. There is no god to angry at!

I cannot speak for other atheists, but I can speak for myself. I can tell you to whom I am angry at, those who tell lie as a matter of fact.