""Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Arthur V Clark
I doubt that all concepts of divinity are fabrication. I suspect most are gross misinterpretations of causality filtered through confirmation…"
Sweeping generalizations ("All the human concepts of divine beings are human fabrications.") can neither be proven true or false, however, this one is actually irrelevant. I totally agree with your other points…"
I am a long time agnostic and atheist. Agnosticism is not about belief, but about the separation of knowledge from belief. I will attempt to explain.
As noted in another response Gnosticism is a religious belief…"
"The arguments used by most creationists exhilarate a gross misunderstandings and often a willful ignorance of physics and chemistry.
The main argument used by creationists is that complexity can only be the result of intelligence. when…"
A near perfect BS storm.
1) God, Yahweh, Allah, all deem to refer to a masculine version of Inanna, the Sumerian war Goddess. the silliness of religious strife is akin to twin brothers fighting over whose mother is the nicest.
"When I was young, I concluded that destiny is a lie. There is no higher purpose to existence. We simply are.Within this worldview, our individual histories are the collective outcomes of the decisions each of us make in response to the outcomes of…"
""Property rights would seem to be a basic necessity for a civilization."
Civilizations are much like fishbowls where the occupants can not see out because their own reflections block the view.…"
"Ayn Rand was a hackish writer of incredibly poor quality fiction that was little more than parables promoting a particular type of psychopathic behavior. While the Communist society described in Anthem is intended to horrify any member of a…"
"In several of his novels,Stephen King has otherwise inanimate objects go through a series of mishaps that result in the invocation of an evil demon which possesses the object.
This was the premise behind "Christine" and…"
"Dark Angel ran for two seasons, and the first season plot lines were formulaic, However, the second season was very different, as the show went on to explore transgenic characters who were experimental.
For example, one second season episode…"
"When Micheal makes the claim that "Mutations can only be one of three possibilities in terms of natural selection: beneficial, detrimental, or benign. ", he completely ignores mutations that can be classified as both beneficial and…"
Some people are hardwaire to religion, I suspect that I am not. Even though my parents sent me to church as a child, religion never made sense to me.
I prefer to describe myself as agnostic, because, even thogh I don't entertain even the most remote possibility of some all powerful supernatural intelligent being, I cannot and will not claim knowledge of the unknowable. In short, I seperate what I know from What I believe or disbelieve.
Why are you here?
I've been an active commenter on a few atheist blogs for years (under a pseudoname), and considering that atheists in Nashville seem as rare as the elusive Florida snowman, I just googled and this site showed up.
The religion you left
Was never a part of one
Why you left your religion.
When I was 15, I realized that many problems of religious people around me wre cause by religion.
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