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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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Christian websites

Started this discussion. Last reply by Reg The Fronkey Farmer Nov 7, 2012. 50 Replies

It has occurred to me that perhaps some of you out there could help me.I have appreciated the opportunity afforded me by this website to express my opinions so freely, being the opinionated sort that…Continue

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Paul Kurtz' legacy

Started Oct 23, 2012 0 Replies

Paul Kurtz formulated what is known as the "Humanist Manifesto.” I have it displayed prominently in my home; I offer it here with the hope that you will download it and do the same.We are committed…Continue

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Dale Headley replied to Ron Humphrey's discussion 'insane comment following tornadoes in Oklahoma'
"Hey, that's what The Lord has always done.  He has been givething and takething away.  He is a whimsical god who clearly enjoys creating flies so He can  pull off their wings.  The sad and pathetic thing about Christians is…"
May 22, 2013
Dale Headley commented on Wesley's video
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Wolf Blitzer Asks Tornado Survivor if She Thanked the Lord; Replies She's an Atheist

"This woman is my heroine!  She dared to imply that God has nothing to do with all the terrible natural disasters that wreak such havoc and loss of life.  In fact, these catastrophes clearly demonstrate that there IS no God; at least not…"
May 22, 2013
Dale Headley replied to John Siqueiros's discussion 'My First Ultramarathon' in the group Atheist Runners
"Congratulations, John.  The farthest I've run is the marathon, the last one at age 72, so far.  But I would never run an ultra-marathon, given the punishment my body takes in marathons. Just checking, John, but you don't happen…"
May 21, 2013
Dale Headley joined Marshall's group
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Atheist Runners

A lot of times new runners start out their running "career" blindly. In short, this group has alot of information on how to run correctly, and get you on the right path!See More
May 21, 2013
Dale Headley replied to Dr. Bob's discussion 'An Atheist's Creed'
"I couldn't have put it better myself.  My only caution would be in regards to what is meant here by the "cosmos."  If it is referring only to the observable universe, now or in the future, I would take mild exception.…"
May 21, 2013
Dale Headley replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'I have a question...'
"Yes, I do, because some of us have the capacity to feel empathy and compassion for  other people and animals.   That feeling can be sufficiently strong to induce us to act solely in the interest of others without consideration for…"
May 21, 2013
Dale Headley replied to Elon Johnson's discussion 'Are people stupid?'
"Yes, Elon, people in the U.S. ARE stupid.  Not only that but they are proud of being stupid.  Stupidity is part of what Americans call their “exceptionalism.”  Their schools are citadels of stupidity, where science is…"
May 19, 2013
Dale Headley replied to Shawn Close's discussion 'What would be required to prove the existence of a "god"?'
"Well, if I could see, hear, smell, taste, or feel God, which has yet to occur in my 77 years, I would be tempted to believe, but not before I had myself examined for signs of Alzheimer's."
May 15, 2013
Dale Headley commented on Misty: Baytheist Living!'s blog post 'Why you so angry, atheists? Whyyyyyy?'
"Why do you assume that, since I'm an atheist, I must be angry?  If so, I am unaware of it.  I AM angry that some fundamentalist Christians want to replace science with abject ignorance in America's public schools; but I would…"
May 15, 2013
Dale Headley replied to Emily DW's discussion 'What's Your Best Argument For God?'
"I wracked my puny brain and could only come up with "Pascal's Wager."  But, since I am 100% certain that God does not exist, it is not applicable to me."
May 15, 2013
Dale Headley replied to Mercedes's discussion 'Why do atheists ask for so much proof to believe in God?'
"I don't want to believe in God in the same way I don't want to believe in the flying spaghetti monster or homeopathy; they are all equally preposterous concepts.  I don't really CHOOSE to not believe; basically, I am INCAPABLE of…"
May 15, 2013
Dale Headley replied to Elon Johnson's discussion 'Coping with Death...'
"I don't particularly believe I am entitled to be comforted at a time of grief.  Other species don't expect it.  Why should we?  I don't. I coped with death by accepting its inevitability and moving on with what's…"
May 13, 2013
Dale Headley commented on perspicaciti's blog post 'The evolution of God'
"Nothing could be more true than the FACT that Man created God in his own image.  Had the dinosaurs been capable of contemplative thought, they no doubt would have endowed their "creator" with saurian features."
May 13, 2013
Dale Headley replied to Keith Pulley's discussion 'If creationism were true...'
"If creationism is true... ...the history of life on earth is a litany of failures, just as evolution predicts. ...God's design is utterly incompetent. ...God's design has produced an unending string of experiments in living things that…"
May 13, 2013
Dale Headley replied to Bo Fowler's discussion 'What is not believing in God like?'
"Pardon my arrogance, but I look at it as confirmation that I am more intelligent than most Americans."
May 13, 2013
Dale Headley commented on Dr. Bob's blog post 'Religion as Idolatry: A Theist's Perspective'
"With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil — that takes religion.  -  Physicist, Steven Weinberg"
May 11, 2013

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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
Why are you here?
I would like to share my disrespect for all religions, but most especially my extreme distaste for Christianity.
The religion you left
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 27 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 12 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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