Saturday, April 9, 2011
Before I post anything else, I'd like to give you a chance to know a little about me. I'm an atheist and don't believe in anything "supernatural" or scientifically unexplainable. I believe that free will is an illusion and that human actions are for the most part determined by cause and effect (although, I believe at some level there is indeterminacy acting on us as well). And as a believer in determinism (for lack of a better term) I don't believe in "right" or "wrong." A world where free will doesn't exist allows no room for right or wrong. I may use these terms when discussing things on this blog, but you should know that I'm simply stating my opinion. The sentence, "This is the right thing to do," is synonymous with "This is the thing I'd like to happen."Along with being a godless heathen, and someone who rejects free will, I'm fairly "left" leaning. Occasionally I'll post some political stuff on this blog, and I'm sure you'll find out soon enough what side of the aisle I fall on. I plan on elaborating on many of these ideas, such as free will, morality, and atheism, in future posts, but for the time being this'll do.