The Desire for Conflict

There is a fundamental problem with human nature that one could say is the primary thing I try to address with this blog and everything else I write. The problem is: We need to be in constant conflict. We need monsters, we need enemies. If all is well, we create conflict out of thin air … Continue reading The Desire for Conflict

Religion Is Necessary

Shocker of the century: I, the most outspoken atheist I know, thinks that the human species needs religion. Don't assume you know where I'm going with this. I'd bet money there's a 99% chance you don't, so keep reading. Yes, I'm an atheist and anti-theist. Yes, I believe that when we all die, there is … Continue reading Religion Is Necessary

Good People vs. Great People

Recently, I heard a phrase for the first time that encompassed something I’ve never thought about before. The phrase is: It is harder to be good than to be great. The phrase means that it is easier to achieve widespread recognition for tremendous accomplishments than it is to simply be a good person. Doing good … Continue reading Good People vs. Great People

Morality Does Not Come From Religion

There are two main arguments I have against the belief that morality comes from religion. My first argument is, well, the fact that nobody can explain how that’s even possible in the first place. There is nothing moral about being commanded. Ordering someone to behave a certain way has nothing to do with morality; it’s … Continue reading Morality Does Not Come From Religion