The Faith of an Atheist
I’ve been reading a great deal about atheism and the growing number of atheists in America. It’s really hard to pinpoint how many there are out of the estimated 305 million Americans, but around 20 million atheists seems to be the current agreement among different polling agencies. Although there are many different types of atheists, the most well-known is the Materialist who believes that physical matter is the only reality. Atheists rely heavily on scientific evidence to support their position, which is that there is no physical evidence that God exists. One of the most respectable modern atheists, Christopher Hitchens, asserts that “the concept of God or a supreme being is a totalitarian belief that destroys individual freedom, and that free expression and scientific discovery should replace religion as a means of teaching ethics and defining human civilization.”
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I wrote a blog several months ago about our daughter and the infamous “family bed”. I write “infamous” because it’s controversial to have your baby sleep in your bed with you, apparently (insert eye roll here). We had her sleep with us originally because she rolled over at a very early age. Once she did roll over, she had a tendency to sleep directly on her face. Of course, our fear was SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Now that our daughter is 7 months old our fears have been subsided for some time, but getting her to sleep in her crib has been an incredible challenge.
I want to thank my wife for an incredible wine and cheese party today. She invited family and my best friends. We had a great time drinking, eating, and playing Xbox Kinect. Thank you for being an incredible woman.
If I had a time machine what would I do? Where, actually when, would I go? That’s a great question. I’ve heard many people asked this question before. Want to know the common answer I’ve heard? It’s usually, “I would kill Hitler.” What? Kill Hitler? Yes, that’s the common answer. I never quite understood that. Why would someone go back and kill Hitler? I’m not questioning the intention or desire of wanting to rid the world of a mass murderer and psychopath. No, no, no…I truly understand wanting to do that. Yet, you know what separates us from Hitler? The fact that we can’t kill, including the mass murdering psychopath.
I watched President Obama’s speech to the survivors of the shooting in Tucson, Arizona today when I got home from work. I was able to find it on YouTube. One thing struck me when the speech ended: He didn’t have to spend any time defending his words to anyone. That is a stark contrast to other “politicians” who are spending a great deal of time not providing words of encouragement or remorse, but instead having to defend their poor choices in the past. I wrote a blog a few days ago calling for political powers and media to “Shut up”. Today, I embrace what I’ve heard from President Obama.
I love movie rumors as well as previews of what to expect. Today there were two photos released from films in the works. One of the photos was of Andrew Garfield from The Social Network as the new Peter Parker in the Spiderman reboot. The other photo was of Chris Evans as Captain America. I really don’t have an opinion yet, but check these out for yourself. What’s your opinion? Is it too early to do another Spiderman franchise? Do the costumes on these two guys look stupid? Check it out!