Religion can appear to generate a caring community environment, like an extended family. It’s impressive – as long as you tow the party line. But it can all change in a heatbeat, when you find yourself no longer in the “in group.”
This is a video response to Earl Portland’s video “Imagine a world without religion.”
Is it appropriate (or possible) to forgive the murderer of a loved one? My second video on this theme, refuting common Christian ideals, prompted by the criticisms of YouTube user Matthew4Nineteen.
Why do bullies bully? Why do trolls troll? How should we respond effectively to their antagonism?
When should we forgive an offence – always? Is that possible? Is it even desirable? A complex topic.
Concluding my debate with an Evangelical Christian (YouTube user Matthew4Nineteen). Can you have meaningful morals without relying upon divine revelation to define right and wrong objectively for the human race?
Christians believe that we will all be judged by God for our actions. I believe this threat totally misses the point of why our actions matter.
Video response by Matthew4Nineteen:
Further response by Frater Oculus:
Overcoming personal vices that we deem to be unhealthy, but powerfully addictive.
Christians often accuse occultists of brainwashing, animal sacrifice, human sacrifice, sexual molestation of children, ritualistic child abuse. When you consider the facts on both sides, this becomes the ultimate boomerang.
A suitably sinister topic for Halloween, here’s my take on demons and demonic possession.
My response to a user who asks: “Would I be able to subconsciously change my sexual orientation to straight from gay? The reason I want to change is because I don’t want to be gay. I hate the fact of being gay! As you have said in previous videos, the power of the subconscious mind is unbelievable? So do you think it’s possible?”
Many forms of spirituality emphasise pacifism and universal love as a moral ideal to aspire to. But there is a fundamental reason why these cannot work.
Discussing the idea of God from the perspectives of monotheism (God is a being), pantheism (God is the universe) and atheism (God is the Big Bang singularity). What light does modern science shed on this age-old question, especially in light of the motion of galaxies and the nature of energy?
Christians are generally pro-life and atheists pro-choice. What lies at the basis of our moral stance on this issue?
If I say that something is evil, but another says it is good, how can I say that I am right and the other person is wrong, in the absence of a higher power that defines good and evil for us?
My thoughts on suicide, by request …