A Shattered Mind and Why God Doesn’t Exist

Warning: The following post deals with child sex trafficking and mental illness.

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Why Trump Happened

This election has been a shit-show from the start with two of the least favorable candidates in recent US history. It is almost too easy to see why Trump won. I find it mind blowing that the mainstream media (MSM) and the DNC are beside themselves when they themselves created this whole thing to begin with. Read More…

The meaning of words

I’m finding the regressive left to be a real phenomenon. Between different social justice causes, 3rd wave feminism and the current political discourse those of us who live under rocks are finding themselves on the “right” of issues they would normally be “left” on. I am one of those. Before I start, let me lay out some political beliefs. I: Read More…

The Backfire Effect

Regardless of which political party you subscribe to, we can all fall victim to the backfire effect. I have never seen this effect so strongly in poltics then in the current election cycle. The backfire effect is a form of confirmation bias. While normally a confirmation bias is a form of working backwards from a conclusion (selecting evidence that backs an existing belief), the backfire effect is the process in which we double down on our existing beliefs despite Read More…

HALT

At my OCA meetings we talk about a concept called HALT; which stands for Hungry, Angry, Lonely and/or Tired. The acronym highlights common triggers that exacerbates OCD symptoms. The acronym serves me well as it reminds me that I’m human. If I’m hungry, ignoring hunger will alter one’s mood. Personally hunger isn’t much of a trigger for my OCD. The one that screws me up big time is Read More…

I Find Islam Offensive

I think it is fair to say that Islam is not the most well-thought of religion in many people’s minds Read More…

Are atheists angry at God? Part 2

Leaving off my in-eloquent first part I shall continue to muddle through the misconception that atheists are “angry at God.” In the first part we discussed how emotions are part of the process of logic from a psychological point of view. In this post I Read More…