Thursday, July 24, 2014

Unfriended in Facebook.

What does it mean to me to be "unfriended" in facebook.  Well I guess it depends on how close I was to the person who unfriended me.  If I barely know that person, it is no big deal.  If I was close to that person, it is like being told that he/she does not want anything to do with me anymore.  It can therefore be hurtful to my feelings.

As it happens, I just got unfriended by somebody I considered to be a close framily (friend and family).  I discovered it accidentally so I was taken aback by his/her actions.  And the only reason that I could think of for his/her action was my coming out in Facebook as an Atheist.  I knew it was going to be unsettling for some to read some of my post that is contrary to their religious beliefs.  And I am not going to be quite about my beliefs considering that everybody else on a daily basis post something about their religious beliefs.  "Praise the lord...."  "you have my prayers"  "Jesus blah blah blah" etc.  I put up with these declarations all the time.  It is high time for them to see an opposing view once in a while.  Facebook after all is a community of very diverse people with diverse beliefs and views.

I was hurt to see that he/she has to unfriend me just because I expressed my opinion on religion.  I thought his/her action was too extreme and rather uncaring.  After all, I do not go about antagonizing his/her religious views on his/her page or a common page we both belong to.  All my post about my views on religion are only on my facebook page.  I should not be censored on my page.  Oh well, I suppose he/she was entitled to do what he/she wanted.  Nothing much I can do but move on and let this not deter me from being true to myself.  I am the one to face myself daily knowing that I had convictions on my beliefs.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Model Josh Ohl again.

For the first video of Josh, click HERE.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I'm still a friend to a Christian.

I got a text from a good friend in Florida not too long ago.  She mentioned something about what she read in my blog.  She did not mention anything about my being an Atheist.  It was her way of not discussing a topic that we have diverging views on.  She is a good Christian and I am an Atheist.  It was good of her to avoid the topic but more importantly, it was very open minded of her to still keep me in list of friends despite my views on her faith.  

To be honest, I did not know how some of my friends and family in Facebook would react to my "coming out" as an Atheist.  I would be sad if some of them "unfriend" me on account of my views.  But at the same time I was prepared for any reactions from them.  So having expected the worst, I was glad this friend did not cut me off her life considering that she is a devout Christian. 

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Destroy the creationist's argument in 5 minutes.

Here is a video that got quite a bit of attention of late from a creationist who claims to destroy evolution with his arguments in 3 minutes.

First off, he did not destroy evolution.  He just proved to us that his reasoning if flawed and his scientific knowledge is limited.  How are his arguments idiotic?  Watch the video below.

Friday, July 04, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014