Adam Houten
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Hi Fellow Athiests!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Houten Apr 27, 2009. 3 Replies

 

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Adam Houten replied to Stephen Fisher's discussion 'How many athiests have you personally met?'
"This thread is odd for me, because I know many atheists, from school alone. In my physics class for example, we had a discussion about religion that had 3 other atheists actively involved (most of us quoting from The God Delusion - it was a fairly…"
May 11, 2009
Adam Houten replied to Misty: Baytheist Living!'s discussion '"With churches, everyone checks in, no one checks out" De-Baptism.'
"It's surprising that the article calls Pope Benedict XVI's comment that "condoms could worsen the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa" a 'public gaffe! I think that it was more of a catastrophically wrong statement, that could…"
May 4, 2009
Adam Houten replied to Atheist Ninja's discussion 'Pascal's New Wagers'
"That's why I always wear a bullet-proof biohazard suit and regularly praise Allah, Yahweh, Thor, Odin, Zeus, Ares, Ra, Satan and any other vengeful deity I can remember. Not buddha though. Buddha doesn't give a shit."
May 4, 2009
Adam Houten commented on Chelsea's blog post 'Latest hot read for hundreds is the Bible'
""I keep asking myself, 'Why so many people?' " Sweeting says. "I guess the Bible really is basic, enduring and sustaining in unstable times." Either that or people want to see what the fuss is all about. I've…"
May 4, 2009
Stacy B commented on Adam Houten's blog post 'The Old Chestnut - Free Will'
"They claim that God refuses to limit us in that way - to take away our ability to sin. However, God has limited us in innumerable ways. Why didn't he allow us to fly? Why didn't he allow us to decide when we die? Why didn't he allow…"
May 4, 2009
Adam Houten replied to Morgan Matthew's discussion 'Turning 18...'
"I'm turning 18 this year, so I'll tell you if I feel any different!"
May 3, 2009
Adam Houten replied to Morgan Matthew's discussion 'Turning 18...'
"Technically you can get porn before 18...just not legally :P"
May 3, 2009
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The Old Chestnut - Free Will

One of the biggest questions we atheists usually have about religion, and Christianity specifically is "If your god is a benevolent god, why does he let us commit terrible acts, acts that many Christians would call 'evil'?"Their answer is usually that "God gave us free will" and that it is our fault for choosing to sin (such as Adam and Eve eating the apple). I think this is a cop out answer, as most things like free will and justice are human constructs, concepts that work in our environment,…See More
May 3, 2009
Adam Houten commented on Johnny's blog post 'Sunday Morning Service - 03MAY'
"I really like the Geoff Mather thought experiment story. It's quite a quaint way of portraying how religions can come about."
May 3, 2009
Adam Houten commented on Dan the anti-theist's blog post 'Blasphemy Law - what century are we in again?'
"The article says that: "In the interests of rationality and common sense, the legislation should go further and label atheism a thought crime." Last time I heard, 'thought crime' was a concept only punished in the dystopian…"
May 2, 2009
Adam Houten commented on Morgan Matthew's video
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Hitchens: Religion is about power.

"Great video, I haven't seen as much as Hitchens debating etc as I would like."
May 2, 2009
Adam Houten commented on Johnny's video
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Sir David Attenborough Sums Up Evolution In 5½ Minutes

"Amazing video! But he missed out the part hundereds of millions of years before the dinosaurs where 95% of all life on earth was mysteriously (as in we do not know yet) wiped out."
Apr 29, 2009
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Short vlogs about Atheist news from around the world, right down to our own corner of the web. Hosted by Lauruhhpalooza.
Apr 28, 2009
Adam Houten replied to Johnny's discussion 'Bundle Deal of the Week: PS3, 3 Games, and ... a Bible?' in the group Atheist Gamers
"God Mode would be soo awesome."
Apr 28, 2009
Adam Houten replied to Johnny's discussion 'Bundle Deal of the Week: PS3, 3 Games, and ... a Bible?' in the group Atheist Gamers
"Those games are all racing games! Hmm, does that mean that people who play racing games are in more need of a bible?"
Apr 27, 2009
Adam Houten replied to Adam Houten's discussion 'Hi Fellow Athiests!'
"I'd like to hear how you get on with the publishing Dustin. As of yet I have not finished a novel, but I do think I can complete this one - and the sending of manuscripts to the publishers has always scared me. I however do know a published…"
Apr 27, 2009

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Atheist
About Me:
I like writing (been working on a novel for a while - will finish it some day!) and reading fantasy, following current events, pondering the acts of human nature, playing pc games, playing music, listening to music (country and folk rock are my favourites) and much other stuff.
Age
13-18
Why are you here?
Intrigued as to the idea of an athiestic web community.
The religion you left
Christian

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The Old Chestnut - Free Will

Posted on May 3, 2009 at 6:28am 1 Comment

One of the biggest questions we atheists usually have about religion, and Christianity specifically is "If your god is a benevolent god, why does he let us commit terrible acts, acts that many Christians would call 'evil'?"



Their answer is usually that "God gave us free will" and that it is our fault for choosing to sin (such as Adam and Eve eating the apple). I think this is a cop out answer, as most things like free will and justice are human constructs, concepts that work in our… Continue

A Question of Language

Posted on April 26, 2009 at 7:30am 3 Comments

(I realise that for a first blog post this may be wordy, but I wrote this down last night and thought it would be a waste if I didn't share it).



As someone who often enjoys writing, as well as the stufy of language and words, I was inspired by a section of a TED Talk (TED talks are thirty minute lectures by some of the best minds on the planet, so if you haven't seen any yet, I will put a link in the comments) by Richard Dawkins, in which he discuses the connotations and… Continue

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