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Is atheism included in God's ultimate plan? Any Christians please riddle me this...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Jul 5, 2011. 37 Replies

I was deep in thought today at work, and remembered how I was told that I 'was formed in my mother's womb by God himself.'  Here is Psalm 139:13-16 from the New Living Translation: 13 You made all…Continue

Tags: design, bible, creationism, atheism, atheist

Skepticon IV

Started Jun 23, 2011 0 Replies

Is anyone going to Skepticon 4?  November 18-20, 2011 (Fri-Sun).  Go to Skepticon.org and check it out.  Registration is free (although you can donate if you choose).Also, has anyone been to a…Continue

Tags: skepticism, atheism, conference, Skepticon, Skeptic

Arguments for evolution

Started this discussion. Last reply by Merlin Mercer Jun 16, 2011. 46 Replies

I recently brought up my atheism to a christian friend last night (through email) and explained why I now disbelieve religion.  A couple of the reasons included scientific basis for how old our…Continue

Inevitable Morality

Started this discussion. Last reply by JAGubert Jun 26, 2011. 40 Replies

As a new atheist, I'm interested to see what some non-believers use as their moral foundation.  Coming from a deeply Christian background, my moral fiber was knitted with no sex before marriage,…Continue

Tags: good, behavior, ethics, ethical, morals

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Aug 17, 2011
Michael replied to Merlin Mercer's discussion 'Is atheism included in God's ultimate plan? Any Christians please riddle me this...'
"Yes unfortunately, 99.99% of Religion is harmful. And it simply infuriates Atheist and Agnostics and rightfully so.   I distance myself from these folks as well."
Jul 5, 2011
Ian Buchanan replied to Merlin Mercer's discussion 'Is atheism included in God's ultimate plan? Any Christians please riddle me this...'
"I find it frightening that over 55% of doctors surveyed said that their religious beliefs influence their practice. In fact, I find it rather curious that people who have received a college education with a strong emphasis in the sciences still…"
Jul 5, 2011
Michael replied to Merlin Mercer's discussion 'Is atheism included in God's ultimate plan? Any Christians please riddle me this...'
Jul 4, 2011
Michael replied to Merlin Mercer's discussion 'Is atheism included in God's ultimate plan? Any Christians please riddle me this...'
"The percentage is much higher than that, it's like more than 50%. I will give you articles in a second:http://www.livescience.com/strangenews/0http://www.livescience.com/history/07062… Most doctors believe in…"
Jul 4, 2011
Michael replied to Merlin Mercer's discussion 'Is atheism included in God's ultimate plan? Any Christians please riddle me this...'
"Yes  give me a  moment."
Jul 4, 2011
Ian Buchanan replied to Merlin Mercer's discussion 'Is atheism included in God's ultimate plan? Any Christians please riddle me this...'
"Can you verify that assertion with data? I find it incredibly hard to believe that 40 percent of the most renowned scientists are Christian. That's a very large percent."
Jul 4, 2011
Michael replied to Merlin Mercer's discussion 'Is atheism included in God's ultimate plan? Any Christians please riddle me this...'
"Your thoughts, have been heralded long ago, "We preach Christ crucified, foolishness to Greeks and a stumbling block to the Jews.""
Jul 4, 2011
Michael replied to Merlin Mercer's discussion 'Is atheism included in God's ultimate plan? Any Christians please riddle me this...'
"Actually 40% of the most renown scientist are Christian."
Jul 4, 2011
Michael replied to Merlin Mercer's discussion 'Is atheism included in God's ultimate plan? Any Christians please riddle me this...'
"Everyone that comes to Christ is coming from a sinful life no matter who you are. And Christian is only a title. So called Christians fill the ranks of lost souls just as well as any one else. What matter's is the way of life. For sure many…"
Jul 4, 2011
Carlos Barreda Thompson replied to Merlin Mercer's discussion 'Is atheism included in God's ultimate plan? Any Christians please riddle me this...'
"Through history things we do not understand we choose god as an answer. The afterlife is something all religions had created to find a purpose of being good. Morality and region are separate. Because one is atheist it does not mean one is immoral.…"
Jul 4, 2011
Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to Merlin Mercer's discussion 'Is atheism included in God's ultimate plan? Any Christians please riddle me this...'
"@Michael Some replies warrant a rational and intelligent response but stating "You become a high priest in the temple of your body continually interceding for your transgressions even as the Lord Jesus continues to intercede for us in…"
Jul 4, 2011
Ian Buchanan replied to Merlin Mercer's discussion 'Is atheism included in God's ultimate plan? Any Christians please riddle me this...'
"My thoughts are such:   1. Christians fight scientific progress all the time. They fight cloning, stem cell research, and just about anything they feel "conflicts" with their religious world view.   2. Christians use technology…"
Jul 4, 2011

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I love music. I play the drums. I have a new found love for science. I can't seem to peel myself away from this site!
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Mainly looking for the support of people who believe the same way I do (or lack the beliefs of a god).
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Why you left your religion.
There are many reasons. Mainly, children are brainwashed beginning at a very young and impressionable age to believe in Christianity and that Jesus is the way. They are never presented with an opportunity to think for themselves and apply reason to what they believe. Critical thinking being taught at a young age and letting children reason for themselves needs to start now! Among a thousand other reasons, of course.
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At 1:57pm on June 14, 2011, G Beez said…
I havent had time to check to much of it out but its def an awesome site...Im gonna have to post the 101 contradictions of the bible on my FB page to piss people off! lol
At 2:00pm on June 7, 2011, Misty: Baytheist Living! said…
Thank you for the link!
I am fascinated by the neurology of the human brain, especially the similarities between addictive/compulsive behavior and religious priority, drug/religious experience and the areas of the brain stimulated during each.
Forgive the typos. I an on my phone. I just wanted to say thanks for the link.
At 10:44am on June 2, 2011, Monica McGee (Monicks) said…

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Jesus Vines!

Posted on June 30, 2011 at 6:53pm 0 Comments

Here is an article talking about some vines that grew on an utility pole.  Apparently it looks like Jesus!

 

Wait, I think I see...nope, never mind.  Damn.

BLASPHEMER!

Posted on June 14, 2011 at 1:56am 0 Comments

This is a great video in response to Ireland's Blasphemy Law that was passed in 2009.  Check out Shane's Page when you get a chance, he's got some really great stuff on there.

 

One Nation Under Ignorance

Posted on June 14, 2011 at 12:57am 5 Comments

I decided to do a survey on Facebook to see how people felt about 1) the phrase 'Under God' being removed from the Pledge, and 2) creationism being taught in schools. 

 

Here are the two questions I asked:

 

1. Should 'under God' be removed from the Pledge of Allegiance?

2. Should creationism be taught in public schools?

Both answers should include why or why not, not simply yes or no.

 

Here are some of the answers I…

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Pre-marital sex and Hitler!

Posted on June 11, 2011 at 3:17pm 5 Comments

What a wonderful way to tell WOMEN that if you're bangin' dudes before marriage, then you're knockin' boots with a crazed lunatic set on wiping all Jews off of the face of the map.  With syphilis.  Stay pure ladies.

 

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