Welcome to Rational Compassionate Living!
This is the personal website of Steve McRoberts.

What if you woke up to discover yourself living in Nazi Germany?

What if you suddenly realized that the leader of your country had invaded other countries on the slightest of pretexts and outright lies, killed their civilians, and imprisoned and tortured his own people without trial -- and continued to do all these things?

You look around you and finally recognize the media as purveyors of propaganda glorifying and rallying support for the troops that commit murder in the name of patriotism.

You learn of illegal surveillance of citizens on a massive scale, and see acts passed curtailing your freedom to speak out.

You witness protesters dealt with violently, and see that whistle-blowers, who release evidence of your government's war crimes and crimes against humanity, are themselves locked away and accused of treason...

But as you awaken more fully it dawns on you: this is not Nazi Germany under the leadership of Adolph Hitler.

This is the United States of America under the leadership of Barack Obama.

What do you do now?

"Supporting our troops while they're fighting an immoral and illegal war is misguided and wrong. Members of our armed forces don't deserve insults, but their role in this war doesn't merit support... Cheering them as they leave and holding parades when they return would certainly be misinterpreted by citizens of other countries as popular support for an inglorious enterprise." --Ted Rall

When our troops invade other countries and kill their civilians, we invite their retaliation in the form of terrorism. Supporting our troops is thus not the way to fight terrorism, but the way in which it is perpetuated; in the endless cycle of violence begetting more violence. -- Steve McRoberts


  • The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the U.S. has been found guilty by the European Court of: torture, abuse, and secretly imprisoning.
  • U.S. drones have senselessly maimed and killed thousands of people in Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan, Iraq, Libya, and Afghanistan.
  • More than a million people have been killed and millions more turned into refugees in the U.S. war against Iraq: a country which had nothing to do with the 9/11 tragedy.


Please read what Tolstoy had to say about patriotism in 1900; it's as relevant today as it was then.

Books & articles
Falling In Truth
The Education of a Jehovah's Witness
Falling in Truth
A journey into & out of the Watchtower.

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"I couldn't put it down."
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The Bible
Can the Bible be God's word?
Can the Bible be God's word?
"I've read the Bible 100 times and never realized these things for myself!"

The ultimate cure for fundamentalism! More

Poetry
The Collected Poems of Steve McRoberts
The Collected Poems of Steve McRoberts
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God
Can the God of the Bible Exist?
God
Clear, concise, & convincing.
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Layers of Truth
A novel of perception
Layers of Truth It's time to burn those "No Blood" cards when King David appears at Beth-Sarim and challenges the Governing Body with the most comprehensive argument in favor of blood transfusions ever given in this intricate murder mystery!

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Why Not Be a Jehovah's Witness?

Beyond Humanist Ethics

Transcribed Videos
Pain on Your Plate Bloodsports Answering Arguments Against Animal Rights
On Vegetarianism On Bloodsports (e.g. sport hunting & fishing) Answering arguments against animals

God forgive America
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or is it in need of forgiveness?

Empathetic Activities (Good Deeds you can do!)
Action Some of the Results
  • Go vegan!
You'll save 96 animal lives each year, use 1/12 of the land resources, cause less pollution, and have a better chance at a longer and healthier life!
  • Lay down your guns, bows, knives, traps, & fishing rods.
Spread an attitude of non-violence, peace, and respect for all life.
  • Use mass transit (or walk, bike, or carpool).
Save us from greenhouse gases and oil drilling.
  • Stop smoking.
You won't contribute to the second-hand smoke that kills tens of thousands of non-smokers each year.
  • Reduce, reuse, & recycle.
Conserve our limited resources & reduce pollution caused in manufacturing new goods. Stop calling yourself a "consumer": start thinking of yourself as treading lightly on the Earth and taking only what you need.
  • Donate blood.
Save lives! Your blood is desperately needed (97% will need a transfusion sometime in their lives: only 3% ever donate blood)
  • Don't buy products with animal ingredients or that were tested on animals.
Lessen the needless suffering in the world.
  • Don't support wars of aggression.
Reduce the amount of needless human tragedies and hatred in the world.
  • Volunteer!
Giving of your time and/or talent is richly rewarding for all involved. It is one of the great joys in life!
  • Show your love!
Think of Love as a verb. Saying 'I love you' is nice, but showing your love by actions makes the statement come true.
  • Make it an important goal in your life to cause as little suffering and death as possible.
It is easy in our industrialized, high-tech society to turn a blind eye to the needless suffering we indirectly cause. Your day to day choices can have a big impact on others, on animals, and on the planet.
  • Have no more than 2 children.
You won't contribute to the human overpopulation problem: there will be less of a burden on Earth's resources, and more to go around.
  • Click on the following links daily.
Small cash donations will be made to the causes below by their various sponsors each day you click.
The Hunger Site Big Cats The Rainforest The Ecology Fund

This site is concerned with: ethics, compassion, empathy, Jehovah's Witnesses, the Watchtower, poetry, philosophy, atheism, and animal rights.