It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.

Bruce Lee

How do atheists explain the fact that the majority of the world believes in a god? Is it mass delusion? Are atheists smarter or is it something else?

Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 16 Mar 16 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
Are you saying that the more people believe in something, the truer it becomes? Do you not see that truth has nothing to do with the number of people who believe in it?  There was a time when most people believed the Earth was flat. Mathematicians were the early ones who figured otherwise through geometry. Now, through astronomy and space travel, we can physically prove it by getting into a rocket and venture outside the atmosphere. 
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Assume I'm a powerful person who doesn't believe in religion and the afterlife ... I have the power to launch all nuclear weapons in the world's arsenals and want to enjoy the spectacle of annihilating the human race. How would you discourage me?

Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 07 Nov 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
If you say you "enjoy the spectacle of annihilating the human race",  I think that makes you (your hypothetical character)  some sort of a  blood thirsty psychopath. A psychologist who have dealt with many psychopaths would probably be most qualified to deal with that type of mind. I don't think the rest of us -  Atheists or believers alike would know how to effectively  reason with a psychopath like that without prior training or experience. 
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Does it make any difference to believe or not to believe in God?

Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 05 Mar 16 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
Yes of course. Most conflicts in the world is made worse by people's differences in whether a god exists and what form this god is, as well as what he wants and desires from you, from me and from everyone else. From a more personal viewpoint, would it not make a difference how you live your life, if you believe in an afterlife or if you don't? Of course it does. 
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Does it make sense that I believe in God but I don't have a religion?

Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 05 Mar 16 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
If you believe that Jesus rose from the dead, and that he is God, and God created everything then you are a Christian. That's what differentiates Christians from the rest.  The fact that you do not read your Bible would, in my eyes, make you a lazy Christian, but you're still a Christian.
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What are the necessary qualifications for an entrepreneur?

Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 28 Oct 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
Qualifications is probably not a good term. Its a word that more or less belongs to academia, job - seeking, etc type-of-thinking.  To start a business, you don't need one set of "qualifications" as such because you can always compensate for your weaknesses.  But if there are a few traits that I think would be important to do business, it would be the following:  
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I am afraid that I will die and everyone will forget me, How can I overcome this fear?

Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 03 Feb 16 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
"Living a life worth remembering is a path to immortality". I think that was from Bruce Lee. Think of people who lived in the past. We know them because they have done something extra-ordinary, something that propels humanity forward! For me, I think of people like Charles Darwin, Einstein and Galileo, Neil Armstrong...
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Is believing just fooling yourself?

Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 03 Feb 16 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
Believing that things do have the chance of getting better is probably an initial step to wanting to do anything to improve things in the first place. If you do not believe that there is any hope that things will get better, it can have a demotivating effect.  Why even bother? why even try? why even do anything? why even live... it can be a miserable outcome.
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Legal Issues and Law in Everyday Life: How do I legally start a business being disabled with Multiple sclerosis and about to be on disability?

Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 19 Oct 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
As far as I know in Australia, a disabled person can start a business similarly to any able-bodied person. Unless the disability affects someone's mental and reasoning capacity, s/he is free to register  business name, Australian business number, register with the tax office for GST,  etc... And operate a business. 
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Do creationists really not believe in evolution, even with a perfect understanding of the theory, or do they simply not understand it, and say they don't "believe" based on ignorance?

Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 11 Oct 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
I believe most people don't believe it because they do not understand it. It was true for me and when I continue to listen to those who do not believe it, their line of questioning tells me that they don't know how it works really. For me personally, I grew up in the Philippines in the 80s and went to a private school run of an Episcopalian Church. They did not touch on evolution in primary /elementary school (grade 1-6). This was in the 80s.
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Are Homo sapiens (human beings) at the pinnacle of the evolutionary process?

Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 13 Sep 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
The term 'pinnacle' is problematic. What do you mean by it?  I think this question suggests a misunderstanding of the evolutionary process because it assumes that there is some sort of a design, a thinking process that culminated to us. As though something -  a book - has been written and we are at its final chapter. It is  a question that I  expect coming from a religious perspective. 
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Web Development: How do I make my own website step by step?

Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 14 Sep 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
Just broadly, if you are to create a website, these are the steps: Step 1: Answer these questions 1. Know what type of website is it? How does it make money? 2. What features does it need?  3. What will the user experience and information flow be like?  4. Who is your target market / audience?  5. How are you different to your competitors? What are you offering your audience? 
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How do atheists respond to Pascal's wager? Isn't it safer to believe in God just in case he does exist?

Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 03 Sep 16 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
It's not really clever. Not really. If you were talking to a person from centuries ago, where everyone was pretty much ignorant about the things we know today, he or she was likely to gamble with their lives with that logic.  Today though, with everything we know, sacrificing 100% of my life, praising and fearing a being, that has no chance of being true, while hurting and discriminating against other people in the process, is a sad, sad waste of a life. 
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How do I prove to somebody that evolution is true?

Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 12 Sep 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
There is not  one evidence you can use to convince deniers. There are many that put together, they back up the theory.  Richard Dawkins had tackled this very question in his book The Greatest Show On Earth. I have summarised my understanding in my book The Tyranny of God: Liberating Ourselves... 
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How does life change after becoming an atheist?

Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 13 Sep 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
For me, being comfortable with being an atheist happened in two stages of learning. The first stage of learning is that stage where I have learnt enough to no longer believe. The second stage was when I learnt enough to be comfortable with no longer believing that there is a god. 
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Atheists: Do you tell people at the hospital that you have no religion?

Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 08 Jan 16 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
Hospitals ask this because certain religious beliefs require doctors to,  or not to,  consider forms of treatment that go against their beliefs. So yes, I  answer I am Atheist because I want doctors and nurses to consider all possible ways to help me.
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This one is for atheists only. Is mother nature indifferent (nihilist)?

Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 08 Nov 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
Mmm The term Mother Nature personalises nature, which I don't like to use because it pre-loads nature with consciousness. It is a biased term, and a Christian friend of mine uses it to actually refer to her god.  In this context therefore, there is no mother nature. Just nature or the universe,which are not conscious in the way that we define consciousness. 
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What does it take to set-up a simple website that you can put up information products in pdf or word format? (So you can sell them to people)

Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 12 Sep 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
You will need hosting, domain and Web Development costs. Hosting for small sites can be anywhere from $10 to $20 per month. This should provide you with unlimited professional email addresses within your domain name as well. Domain could be around $10 - $15 a year. Development is the one that's got a lot of variation which I will discuss below.  
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How do people who don't believe we came from monkeys, respond to the fact that evolution teaches that those monkeys came from plants?

Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 19 Sep 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
Haha! Yes indeed, people will definitely lose their minds trying to accept all that.  We should first be accurate however. Evolutionary theory does not say we came from monkeys and monkeys came from plants. Rather, we shared a common ancestor with monkeys who like us, share a common ancestor with plants.  Monkeys are our cousins. Monkeys and plants are cousins. For us humans, plants are more distant cousins than Monkeys.
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How could you fall in love with someone you never see?

Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 19 Sep 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
Religious people do this all the time. They love gods they never see. But I think this question is referring to another concept of the word love and i think that is what this boils down to: what is your definition of love?  If I am talking to someone or messaging and developed a feeling for that person even though I haven't seen them and i haven't been with them in person, I would call it attraction or attachment. I would not call it love. 
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How many steps do we need to make an idea happen?

Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 19 Sep 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
Yes you're right, the answer depends on the idea. However, we can make certain assumptions. Let's say, we need to build a product or a service.  I think the steps then are: 1. Create/Develop the product or Service 2. Sell it.  These are two seemingly simple steps, but to accomplish them require you to think, do and have what you need to make an idea happen. 
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