atheism

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.” — Marcus Aurelius

Creeping secularisation

All over the news in Australia today: the Girl Guides of Australia have removed references to God and the Queen from their pledge.

Somewhat in the news in the USA last week: a new activist network for Secular Women was announced.

On not buying into the LULZer playbook at FtB (or anywhere) #WeLoveFTB

In a truly rational world, it might be possible to substantively and productively explore the pros and cons of competing positions in good faith and reach a nuanced understanding and a mutually satisfying path forward. Unfortunately the “don’t give disproportionate emphasis to sexism” side has basically been hijacked by a bunch of bad faith contrarians…