Tag: Dan turner

RELIGIOUS MORALITY

Oneproblem with getting one’s moral framework from a religion is that religions, not using the scientific method or being overly concerned with facts, take FOREVER to change. The Catholic Church was still issuing the blood libel against Jews (the idea that Jews used the blood of Christian babies […]

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COMPLAINING IN PRISON

I think the natural state of almost every prisoner is to complain. About everything having to do with prison. I know I used to do it constantly, and I have to admit, looking back, most of it was for bullshit reasons. I’ve found that when you take full […]

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DRUGS AND THE COUNTRY

Last night on the news I heard a Repubican (Rand Paul) talking about how drug laws are unfair to minorities, and how they need to be reformed across the board, and that marijuana laws need to be changed as well. What a nice change, and what a testament […]

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ATHEISM IN PRISON

One of the things that I had to change about myself was to realize that I was even capable of change, that my mind was capable of doing what was necessary to improve my life. And the first step in that was rejecting all authority. It didn’t matter […]

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ATHEISM IN PRISON

One of the common misconceptions about atheism is that people think you choose it as a way of evading responsibility. Especially if you’re in prison. “Oh, you just want to avoid ultimate judgement,” they say, “so you refuse to believe it.” Nonsense, of course. I have no problem […]

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MEASLES AND SCIENCE

The cases of measles and whooping cough have been higher lately than they’ve been in decades, and now you have this measles outbreak from Disneyland. This caused by the recent reluctance of parents to vaccinate because of fear of the danger of vaccinations. This is a perfect example […]

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MLK DAY IN PRISON

It never fails. I’ve been in prison for 18 years, and eery single January, on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, I will either overhear or be told directly: “Happy James Earl Ray Day.” (James Earl Ray was MLK’s murderer.) Very nice. Let’s celebrate the cold-blooded murder of a […]

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ATHEIST VALUES

It’s common for people to say something like: “Atheists don’t have anything to live for, because they believe in nothing.” Well, Ricky Gervais has a nice response to that: “We have nothing to DIE for, so we have EVERYTHING to live for.” 🙂 It’s a good point. I […]

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TIME IN PRISON

One of the most common things you here inside is: “What’s the hurry? You got nothin but time.” Guys will sleep 12 hours a day (this is called doing “half-time”). The point is to waste as much time as possible, to whittle your sentence down. But I’ve found […]

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JOB APPRECIATION IN PRISON

I just attended an award ceremony for our job here in prison, where inmates workers were recognized for their committments to the job. There were many civilians there, as well as Michael Santos, a man who did 25 years in prison and now spends his time going back […]

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FREE SPEECH AND RELIGION

The mass murders in France over the last few days are the result of what happens when people place their religious morality over actual morality that is based on human values. Radical Muslims were upset that someone insulted their prophet, so they killed 17 people. And to make […]

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