Evolving Apes

Seven questions for the Christian

I don’t want to sound like I’m picking on the Christian faith, in fact, I have already been accused of that, but living in the U.S., the overwhelming majority of discussions I have around religion just happen to be from Christians, and there’s a lot I want to discuss on that front.   Over the past several weeks, I’ve been re-reading the bible, and have made it as far as the book of Esther.  Before I dive into the questions, I want to address a few points about the bible itself: The bible is a long, difficult read.   The bible is...

Escape from Religious Slavery

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!” – Bob Marley I fear that in my last post, “Why an Atheist cares about Religion“, I did a poor job of explaining what makes the servile mindset of religion so dangerous.   As such, I would like to explain my opinion on this subject more comprehensively.  I will be citing almost entirely from the bible, but with enough scrutiny, the approach I describe used in the bible to damage our self-worth can be found in many other religious texts. Religions do a very auspicious job of attributing negative...

Why an atheist cares about religion

A question that is all too familiar to every atheist on the planet is “why do you care?”.   All of us have been asked this question at one point or another when we have engaged in debate or conversation with believers about their beliefs.  Often, the question may be presented in several different connotations, for example:  “If you don’t believe in god, why do you care that I do?”, “If my beliefs make me happy, why are you trying to damage something that makes someone else happy?”, “If you don’t believe, why don’t you just shut up about it already?”.  ...

Episode 2: Monkeypox Outbreak

In this, our second episode of the Evolving Apes podcast, we tackle a number of topics including waxing poetically about the high-resolution image of the Andromeda galaxy that NASA released, the measles outbreak in Disneyland and the dangerous Antivaxxers epidemic, we discuss how a little boy lied to the world, and finally we end by chastising the Pope for his idiotic remarks after the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

Episode 2: Monkeypox Outbreak

In this, our second episode of the Evolving Apes podcast, we tackle a number of topics including waxing poetically about the high-resolution image of the Andromeda galaxy that NASA released, the measles outbreak in Disneyland and the dangerous Antivaxxers epidemic, we discuss how a little boy lied to the world, and finally we end by chastising the Pope for his idiotic remarks after the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

Episode 1: Who are these Apes?

This is the Evolving Ape’s first podcast.  In this episode, we introduce the Apes, Joel and Richard, and discuss a little bit about our history with religion, what brought us to creating the Evolving Apes website and podcast, and why getting the message of human potential without the shackles of religion is important to us.  Listen and please leave a comment and let us know what you think.

The Misplaced End-Times Boner

Nothing gets a fundamentalist Christian excited quite like talk of the “end times”, or the “second coming of Jesus”, or “Armageddon”.   According to what many Christians believe, the world, as we know it, is soon to come to an end.   Some believe that those who are chosen will experience a rapture that will remove them from the earth and into the presence of god just when things start to get really bad.  Others believe that they will remain on earth to witness the destruction of the wicked, and will inherit a new earth at the conclusion of all of the...

What Every Creationists Has to Ask Themselves…

Though roughly 33% of American scientists believe in a god.  The arguments I’ve heard form such notable scientists as Francis Collins, vary from the observation of the “fine tuning” of the universe, to personal experiences they’ve had that led them to believe in the supernatural.   Whatever we may think of such claims, it is clear that 33% is not a number to snub your nose at.  Astrophysicist Niel deGrasse Tyson once commented that if the scientific community wanted to understand faith in god, they should concern themselves with the 15% or so of scientists that believe in god (15% referring...

A New Year; What We Must Do

In this new year of 2015, we can hope that we progress and learn from our mistakes of the previous years past. While hope can be a powerful thing, we must learn to start doing instead. Prayer is the lazy man’s way of feeling good about doing nothing. We must get off our lazy asses and make this place a better place to live, for humanities sake. Here’s to the future. ~Joel What We Must Do “We want to stand upon our own feet and look fair and square at the world — its good facts, its bad facts, its...