User talk:Asarelah

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Sandbox edits[edit]

How many igtheists does it take to screw in lightbulb? "Just how are we supposed to figure out which bulb to use? There's so many different ones that could potentially fit."

Transgenderism: Frequent objections, and why they are wrong

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  • "God doesn't make mistakes!"

Assuming that there is a God, would you say this to someone who needed a medical problem that they were born with repaired?

Paradigms of religion

This is a brief list of paradigms, or worldviews, through which religion and spirituality can be viewed.

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Religious paradigms[edit]

  • Animism: The belief that all living things have a soul or spirit.
  • Deism: The belief that God created the world, but then left it to its own devices.

Monotheistic paradigms[edit]

  • Monotheism: The belief in and worship of single deity.
  • Henotheism: A form of monotheism that places primary devotion on a single god while simultaneously accepting the existence of other gods.

Irreligious paradigms[edit]

  • Atheism: The rejection of belief in the existence of deities.
  • Apatheism: The worldview that the question of whether deities exists or not is not important. More loosely, who gives a shit?
  • Agnosticism: The worldview that there is no way of know if there are deities.
  • Ignosticism or igtheism: The worldview that every theological position assumes too much about the concept of deities and other theological concepts.
  • Theological noncognitivism: The argument that religious language – specifically, words such as "God" – are not cognitively meaningful. It is sometimes considered as synonymous with ignosticism.

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Under the radar in a burqa[edit]

A fact tag has been added to the text about Afghan women using the privacy of a burqa to avoid scrutiny. I presume it's the eyes of religious "scholars" playing the role of enforcers that such women are interested in avoiding. A reference link to something like an overview article about insiders' attitudes would be a welcome addition to that article, at least in my eyes. Thanks for your contribution there. Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 13:38, 21 September 2014 (UTC)


Because of your edits to and time on the wiki, wizard Sysop has been added to your user rights. Feel free to let your newfound POWER course through your veins. Once the high wears off, see RationalWiki:Sysop guide for more information. If you have questions, bleat ask away. Sir ℱ℧ℤℤϒℂᗩℑᑭƠℑᗩℑƠ (talk/stalk) 19:42, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Non-binary article[edit]

Non-binary gender is up for deletion, because it's believed that it was copied from somewhere. Defend it, before I get to the KILL KILL KILL phase Sir ℱ℧ℤℤϒℂᗩℑᑭƠℑᗩℑƠ (talk/stalk) 19:07, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

There's also the Gender binary page, which covers the same subject? Could definitely use expansion, though! Carpetsmoker (talk) 12:07, 7 January 2015 (UTC)
Recent science news that might be relevant to your editing: this concerns transgender children. It's outside my areas of best work, but i thought passing it onto an editor who's more focused might help. Ikanreed (talk) 20:47, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Sexuality articles[edit]

I wanna merge 'em. Say words! Sir ℱ℧ℤℤϒℂᗩℑᑭƠℑᗩℑƠ (talk/stalk) 20:44, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Please stop adding so many gender redirects[edit]

We don't need to be a dictionary of every gender identity people have. It doesn't help with the mission related aspects of gender. Ikanreed (talk) 15:48, 29 January 2015 (UTC)


This is really baffling. I'm an ignostic as well...and for me at least...this is the main reason I'm an ignostic. It's not pointless to talk about God (I didn't say that). It's pointless to have a conversation about God unless God is well defined and the criteria to test his existence is given (which almost never happens)...and so the far majority of conversations about the existence of God are pointless. I'll quote the proper article later this week when I get the change.. ShabiDOO 20:00, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

Next article to make[edit]



FYI, in case you're not already aware, aromantic has been nominated for deletion & most users so far have voted in favour of deleting it or merging parts of it into other existing articles. See RationalWiki:Articles for deletion/Aromantic. WeaseloidWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 16:44, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

Question Non-binary gender[edit]

Hi! Question from a passer-by who read your old debate on Non-binary gender. You seem quite interested in this debate, so I hope you could help.

My question is: what does being a non-binary means, to your understanding?

Because it seems to me, if you consider for example traditional gender expressions (such as clothing) not indicative of gender (which I agree, males can wear dresses and still be male), same for traditional gender roles, then what does being non-binary means in practice? If someone says, for example, that they feel 30% Male 70% Female. What do you think would be a marker of that? What does it entail? Since neither clothing or role can identify gender. Note: I'm not talking about intersex or other biological anomalies that happen in the extreme minority. I'm exclusively talking about those who have identities different from their biological sex.

Thanks! (talk) 22:22, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

Since non-binary gender was brought up[edit]

Take a moment and check this out. Thanks in advance. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 22:45, 4 April 2017 (UTC)

Finally, I get to watching the video, after loads of work suddenly popped on me. Thanks a lot! ... But, honestly, it doesn't really answer my question. The video give points about the distinction between gender and sex. Very valid, all of it. My point is about people who say they're 30% Male, 70% Female, and what's the definition of that, if one doesn't take into account biological sex or external expression? I wanted to have the personal opinion of someone on the subject :) But np, The video was a nice watch. (talk) 13:18, 6 May 2017 (UTC)