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Everything Is Nothing

December 26, 2012 1 comment

If perception is truth, then there’s no such thing as truth.

Xenocrates

Shades-of-grey-illusionThe squares labeled A and B are the same shade. Click here to see proof.

Rene Descartes once posited that the only proof that we exist is the fact that we are conscious of ourselves thinking. His famous quote, “Cogito, ergo sum” (I think, therefore I am) has a great deal of meaning for those of us who are constantly in search of the meaning of life. I have already posited that life has no intrinsic meaning outside of what you choose to give it. In this post, I’ll go a step further to demonstrate why there is no such thing as truth.

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What’s the point of it all?

August 3, 2012 Leave a comment

God is the correct answer to a silly question.

Xenocrates

This fantastic sight wasn’t created. It evolved that way. The NGC 1672 Spiral Galaxy © Hubble Telescope.

A young woman confronted me recently about my last post. She was angry at me because it made sense. All her life, even though she doesn’t subscribe to any particular religion, she still wanted to believe that somewhere out there, there was something more than the life that we have. Apparently she was dissatisfied with how her life turned out and hoped that there was something more. So I conceded that yes, there is something more, but it is probably not spiritual. She was furious: “Why not?” She prodded. “How else can we explain our existence if there isn’t some grand purpose to it?” This post is my answer to her question.

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Humanity is still a Primitive Species

June 18, 2012 Leave a comment

For all our technological advancement, we are still little more than apes with tools.

Xenocrates

This is what we would look like to an advanced extra-terrestrial civilization.

You may have looked around yourself lately and thought how magnificent it is to be alive during the time that you are, especially with all of our technological advancements. And yet, if there exists a civilization advanced enough to cross the galaxy to meet us, all of this would be worthless. Why? Because we are still quite a primitive species and I’m about to tell you how.

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Why Prayer Doesn’t Work (Part 2 of 2) — Gambling on Fate

September 4, 2011 Leave a comment

Prayer has the same statistical effectiveness as gambling.

Xenocrates

Prayer is Gambling

If you’re a believer from one of the major monotheistic religions, then the function of prayer is actually unnecessary (even if you are a devout believer). This is because if your religion is monotheistic, then chances are that you might also believe that your god is a supreme being, possessing all the power and knowledge in the universe. If so, then you don’t need to pray.

Here’s why:

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Why Prayer Doesn’t Work (Part 1 of 2) — Ridiculous Rituals

September 3, 2011 4 comments

Asking God for forgiveness is like apologizing for the way he made you.

Xenocrates

Did you pray today? Do you have a personal relationship with God? Have you completed your 5 daily prayers while facing Mecca? Did you repeat the requisite number of Hail Mary’s as was recommended by your priest to atone for your sins? If so, after reading this post, you can put an end to that. Now I’m going to demonstrate why it is not necessary to pray about anything.

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The Truth About Happiness (Part 1 of 3)

June 16, 2011 5 comments

Happiness is a conceptual idea, not a perceptible reality.

Xenocrates

Are you happy? Do you even know what happiness is? Most people have absolutely no idea what it means to be happy. In fact, there are several fundamental flaws in how we collectively perceive happiness, and that’s why we all tend to be miserable most of the time. While I was researching the topic of suicide, I discovered something utterly profound about happiness.

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Why The Rapture Failed

May 21, 2011 6 comments

Jesus misses his appointment again — just like he had been for the last 2,000 years.

Xenocrates

I think we can safely say now that part of the world has entered into May 22nd, 2011 without incident that one of two things are true: 1) That either the Bible is inherently dangerous in how it appears to attract loons or 2) The Bible cannot be trusted as a fairly reliable source of information. Either way end of world prophecies will continue to be a source of great appeal.

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