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Really, God?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Jennings Feb 2. 4 Replies

The popular British actor/comedian/writer/atheist, Stephen Fry, was asked on a BBC interview show called, “The Meaning of Life,” what he would do if he died and found himself standing before God. …Continue

Proud to be American?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kel 21 hours ago. 101 Replies

INCARCERATION RATES  (per 100,000 population) AMONG WESTERN NATIONSNorway - 72Denmark - 73Netherlands - 82France - 98Italy - 106Belgium - 108Canada - 118Luxembourg - 102Portugal - 136United Kingdom…Continue

holy verses

Started Jan 19, 2013 0 Replies

Here are a few selected verses from both the Old and New Testaments that illustrate both the “morality” and “compassion” of God.  Choose one, some, or all of them at your leisure.  If you only have…Continue

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For Christians only

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tiffany Willoughby Dec 3, 2012. 65 Replies

Hey, Christians;I have a single, simple question for you.  It may at first seem frivolous, but I assure you that I am dead serious and consider its implications profound and its answers revelatory of…Continue

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Kel replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Proud to be American?'
"I love living in America and being a citizen of the US. While perceptions must change and there is still work to be done, I'm able to have a career as a woman and be independent. I am free to have no religion. I live in a higher standard of…"
21 hours ago
Dale Headley replied to Michael's discussion 'Was Jesus' Body Recovered from the Tomb by His Followers?'
"The core question is, did Jesus ever exist?  I am 99% certain he didn’t. If there had been a magical healer traipsing around the middle east raising the dead and performing a host of other miracles; getting himself crucified; and then…"
Apr 7
Dale Headley replied to Michael's discussion 'Was Jesus' Body Recovered from the Tomb by His Followers?'
"Insmuch as there is no mention in the Bible of God preventing the natural processes that take over a body after death, I must assume that Jesus, by the time he left his sepulchre after being dead for three days, must have smelled like hell and been…"
Apr 7
Dale Headley replied to Unseen's discussion 'Do we still believe in a robust freedom of speech?'
" I agree with you, completely; there are a lot of us who feel as you do.  But I have yet to hear any hypocrites like "Fox News" defend the rights of blacks to demean whites, gays to demonize straights, Muslims to humiliate…"
Apr 7
Dale Headley replied to Alex Decesare's discussion 'should I worry about my parents kicking me out because of my atheism'
"Of course it’s possible your parents would kick you out, since all relgious people are insane.  As to whether or not you should worry about it, I would say it depends on your age. In my case, my entire extended family were…"
Apr 4
Dale Headley replied to Simon Paynton's discussion '"The Four Tenets of Atheism"'
"I agree with these four tenets, except I think they are more indicative of antitheism.  Atheism, in its pure definition, HAS no tenets; it simply lacks  belief in all religious tenets.  Full disclosure: I am an antitheist, so these…"
Apr 4
Dale Headley replied to Linda's discussion ''Going Clear' Scientology and the Prison of Belief (HBO documentary produced by Alex Gibney)'
"I feel about scientology EXACTLY the way I do about every other religion.  Every bit of it is nonsense, and much of it is destructive of humanity."
Apr 4
Dale Headley replied to Alex Decesare's discussion 'should I worry about my parents kicking me out because of my atheism'
"First, of course it’s possible, since religion is a form of insanity.  Second, whether or not you should worry about it depends, I should think, on your age.  But you should get out as soon as you can, because, if they love God more…"
Apr 4
Dale Headley replied to Alex Decesare's discussion 'Is Christianity a cult'
"Given that a cult is, by definition, a religious practice based on nonsensical, unsupported ideas, ALL religions and denominations are cults."
Apr 4
Dale Headley replied to Peter's discussion 'It Seems Like Yahweh WANTS Sin To Occur'
"What I find incomprehensible is that anyboy takes the Bible seriously.  It is not historically accurate.  It is relentlessly immoral. It is completely incoherent.  It is poorly written.  It is inhumane.  It is unendingly…"
Mar 6
Dale Headley replied to Unseen's discussion 'New theory of cosmic origin implies no Big Bang'
"I’ve always been a bit squishy about the big bang.  This one has no more proof than the big bang, yet, but neither does it have less.    The big question is whether human intelligence will ever be capable of grasping all the…"
Feb 18
Dale Headley replied to Gallup's Mirror's discussion 'Should 'personal belief' vaccine exemptions be allowed?'
"   People’s “personal beliefs,” insofar as they hurt society and the health & safety of other people should never be given even the slightest respect.  And that includes religious beliefs."
Feb 9
Dale Headley replied to CAPTAIN OBVIOUS's discussion 'Column by David Brooks...thoughts?'
"It’s nice to know that there are a few thoughful, reasonable, thinking conservatives around."
Feb 7
Dale Headley replied to Simon Mathews's discussion 'Is it possible to kill in the name of Atheism?'
"You could make a case that, if somebody started killing religious people because of their beliefs, as Christians have always been wont to do to non-believers for the past 1800 years,  it would amount to killing in the name of a non-belief…"
Feb 7
John Jennings replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Really, God?'
"This is my favorite Stephen Fry speech.  It's at a debate with the title, "Is the catholic church a force for good?".  He is very articulate and passionate.  This is just his part of the…"
Feb 2
onyango makagutu replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Really, God?'
"I love Stephen Fry"
Feb 2

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Atheist
About Me:
I am a retired teacher. I taught science. I taught evolution. I never met another teacher who either taught or understood evolution. I never met another PERSON who understood evolution. But I've met plenty of people who believe there's an old white, bearded man in the sky who controls their lives. Go figure.
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71-76
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I would like to share my disrespect for all religions, but most especially my extreme distaste for Christianity.
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Was never a part of one
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scriptural favorites

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 5:50pm 1 Comment

I am occasionally asked to explain when I became an atheist.  I have several stock answers, but one of my favorite is, “When I read the Bible.”  

Here are a few selected verses from both the Old and New Testaments that pretty much explicate both the “morality” and “compassion” of God.  Choose one, some, or all of them at your leisure.  If you only have the energy to choose one, I recommend my favorite:  2 Kings 2:23-24. 

Or if you’re too lazy to bother looking them up at…

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flawed education

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 7:42pm 16 Comments

Here is a question many of you would probably consider a bit whimsical, if not heretical; but I assure you, it has a dead serious intent.  If you were education czar, what would YOU require be taught (or not taught) in American schools?

Let me get you started.  Here are three things that I believe SHOULD be taught but AREN’T: metric system; evolution; critical thinking.

And here are three that ARE being taught, but SHOULDN’T: spelling; long division; propaganda.

My full…

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Making God

Posted on October 7, 2012 at 6:59pm 10 Comments

Imagine that there is no God.  So your species has a meeting and decides it wants or needs at least one god.  What kind of god would you propose?  What would be its attributes?  Its powers?  Its motivations?  I have definite ideas about that, which I may post here later; but the purpose here is not to debate MY conception of an ideal god, but to give you the opportunity to describe yours.  Details, please!  

the ultimate prayer

Posted on February 12, 2011 at 3:49pm 3 Comments

   I just read Richard Raymond's atheist prayer.  Here's mine, verbatim.

   Dear God.  Kill me.  Please!  I have lived a full life with no (well, a few small ones, maybe) regrets.  I'm ready to terminate my existence.  I'm waiting, God.  Nothing's happening.  I'll try a little harder: please, please, pretty please, oh great God.  I know you have the power to kill me; so why don't you?  It shouldn't be too hard; after all, I'm 75 years old. You could just give me a heart attack.  God,…

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At 7:43pm on June 5, 2011, Stephen Charles said…
Hey Dale, all I was saying is that it saddens me greatly how people can still get away with dishonouring the bill of rights in the western world. Especially when it's children. I mean, I thought beating and restraining a child in an uncomfortable position as well as subjecting them to mental and verbal abuse was illegal, but maybe that's just me.
 
 
 

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