EXPOSING THE NONSENSE: ESSAYS OF A RATIONAL CRUSADER

WHY THE DEATH PENALTY IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

To begin, the United States is governed by what is known as common law, which is different than civil law. Originating in England, common law was adopted by our country. Civil law, the system of most other nations, is based on Roman law. Whereas in civil law, most...

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GUN CONTROL AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT

In the United States, guns are an integral part of the culture, making any attempt to ban their private ownership ridiculous. That said, common sense dictates that air to ground missiles which can shoot down airplanes, nuclear weapons, rapid fire guns with large...

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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF A CONSERVATIVE OR WHY I AM A LIBERAL

There are a wide range of political philosophies, but the dominant ones have been Liberal and Conservative. What is a liberal? What is a conservative? Many, especially conservatives, define these philosophies based on specific policy positions. In contemporary...

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DOES GOD EXIST?

Logically, my first essay for “Exposing the Nonsense,” addresses the question of whether or not God exists. This is actually rather easy to answer, for if something exists there is evidence of it, and evidence, by definition, is always physical. We know the moon...

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Lawrence Samuel Shaw has been an atheist since his early teens. He has worked in government and the entertainment industry, and is now working on historical novels. The blog consists of essays about assorted subjects written from an atheist perspective.