Not of Your Thinking Philosophy

The Point of Not of Your Thinking is to unite those of us who question, ask why, and don’t believe everything we are told. This is a place on the Internet for the logically minded, independent thinkers, and skeptics. There are not going to be too many fashionable or cool items here unless you consider things that make you think cool. Nerds of the world unite! There are plenty of places on the Internet to find conspiracies. This will not be one of them. One stipulation I have regarding articles for Not of Your Thinking is entertainment. The articles must be humorous, enlightening, and as truthful as possible. Hearing someone rant seriously about a topic that is dear to his or her own heart will usually bore most other people. I am not here to start a political movement. I am here to be the entertainment monkey of the skeptical world.

“I am here to be the entertainment monkey of the skeptical world.”

— Me

While the point of Not of Your Thinking is to question, one question I will not question nor will I answer is the question of religion (Any questions?). In the first place, religious discussions only become interesting if a fight breaks out in the middle of them. Secondly, the reason religion is a constant throughout history is because it cannot definitively be proven correct or incorrect. Belief is a weak argument. Anyone can believe whatever they want, but that does not mean I have to believe anything that person says. Not of Your Thinking is an attempt to discuss information that has been proven (or disproven) scientifically or through logic and reasoning. (And to use parentheses as much as possible.)

As one might guess, I am quite skeptical of religion. In my younger “please everyone” days, I called myself an agnostic. In my older years, I like the idea of getting under people’s skin so I call myself an Atheist. Basically, there’s not one definitive piece of evidence for the existence of God (except that people really, really want him to exist). There is also not one piece of evidence that he does not exist because of the rules setup by the religions who created him. To keep myself and others from having hours of useless and unending discussions, I am cutting off the religious debates now. This does not mean that inconsistencies within religion cannot be discussed. Especially in areas where religion steps out of its bounds and encroaches on non-religious segments of the world. I will certainly not ignore these happenings.

I have neither read the Bible nor examined in detail the many religions of the world. I know enough about them to know that they are based on supernatural superstitions. If they were not, they would not be called religions. When worship and faith take precedent over verifiable facts and scientific study, I do not intend to dumb myself down in order to take in these religious anecdotes and stories. Many other historical documents have been written that have more relevance than the ancient texts of the Bible. The Bible is at most an allegory but it is horribly outdated and has very little connection to today’s world.

Not of Your Thinking is not designed to speak ill of any person or group for who they are. I will always point out problems with what some people say and what they do. If someone is speaking in falsehoods or follows the practices of someone else’s falsehoods, those lies will hopefully be caught and shown to be false. If I miss any falsehoods, hopefully, someone else will point them out for me.

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