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Discussing the moral law of the Old Testament.

Started Mar 3, 2015 0 Replies

So often internet discussions turn into arguments about nothing; but every now and again you hit upon something truly interesting. And it doesn't always have a thing to do with the original article.…Continue

Mini post: That weird question, "How are you doing?"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strega Feb 10, 2015. 65 Replies

I feel kind of shitty now, plus I'm at work so I don't have time to blog. I'll write a fuller post later.I think it's funny. People ask you all day, "How are you?" The answer you must give is "Fine,…Continue

My Grandpa died last week

Started this discussion. Last reply by Heather Spoonheim Dec 24, 2014. 13 Replies

Not sure if this counts as "small talk" but what the hey .....My grandpa died early Friday morning. We were pretty close.I didn't go see him Thursday.They told me Wednesday night he was sick, and…Continue

Tags: grieving, atheist, death

Came out today

Started this discussion. Last reply by Belle Rose Dec 8, 2014. 84 Replies

Came out to my parents as atheist today. Did it 'soft' enough that I think they don't think I'm serious...they think I'm just doubting and searching for God. They were upset, but hid it out of…Continue

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Physeter replied to seamus mc ardle's discussion 'hebrew bullshit'
"Meanwhile, the prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, etc.) which represent later Hebrew thought and later development of the Jewish religion, basically say the opposite of those first five books. Instead of listing hundreds of laws which people must follow…"
Apr 27
Physeter replied to Nathaniel's discussion 'I'm not one of you......'
"This is a non-sequitur and we have answered it already. You are not showing evidence, you are showing your own ignorance."
Apr 10
Physeter replied to Nathaniel's discussion 'I'm not one of you......'
"Citation needed."
Apr 9
Physeter replied to Nathaniel's discussion 'I'm not one of you......'
"I love that essay. "When people thought the earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the earth was spherical, they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the earth is flat,…"
Apr 3
Physeter replied to Nathaniel's discussion 'I'm not one of you......'
"I’ve been watching the posts here for the past week with a lot of interest, as well as contributing my own. Some things I’ve noticed: You claim that you were a skeptic. You claim that you actually tried to disprove God. But then you say…"
Apr 1
Physeter replied to Nathaniel's discussion 'I'm not one of you......'
"Ah ok, so being gay is not a sin, just ACTING gay is a sin. So glad we cleared that up. This is a distinction without a difference, and if you think about it for a moment you would understand that. I assume you are a straight male. If a government,…"
Mar 29
Physeter replied to Nathaniel's discussion 'I'm not one of you......'
"Obvious Troll grows more and more Obvious"
Mar 28
Physeter replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'What would you consider evidence?'
"  What an interesting discussion I have missed. What a lot of repeating themes I see when reading some (but not all) of the currently-33 pages and counting of replies. I see a lot of people giving answers, and Belle asking over and over why…"
Mar 28
Physeter replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'What would you consider evidence?'
"This is a great answer"
Mar 28
Physeter replied to Nathaniel's discussion 'I'm not one of you......'
"Aww thanks ^_^"
Mar 26
Physeter replied to Nathaniel's discussion 'I'm not one of you......'
"But in answer to your original question, do you see any faults with Christianity… I think the entire story of salvation is nonsensical. The idea that we can’t get to heaven, and we ALL deserve hell, just by the simple misfortune of…"
Mar 26
Physeter replied to Nathaniel's discussion 'I'm not one of you......'
"Hi! You do give quite a wide smattering of reasons you believe, and I won’t try to address all of them. I am curious, though, that you list fulfilled prophecies as one of your big reasons for believing. It’s ironic because seeing the…"
Mar 26
Physeter replied to Peter's discussion 'It Seems Like Yahweh WANTS Sin To Occur'
"~Winston Churchill. I'm in favor of Democracy. Perhaps if I had perfect, infinite wisdom I'd be able to come up with something better though. As to your other questions — Should a Creator endow beings within His creation with the…"
Mar 3, 2015
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Discussing the moral law of the Old Testament.

So often internet discussions turn into arguments about nothing; but every now and again you hit upon something truly interesting. And it doesn't always have a thing to do with the original article. For instance, there's some fascinating dialog going on about the morality of the old testament, posted on an article that was originally about net neutrality.…See More
Mar 3, 2015
Physeter replied to Unseen's discussion 'New theory of cosmic origin implies no Big Bang'
"What are you, some kind of masochist? You did all those calculations in non-metric units...?"
Feb 27, 2015
Physeter replied to Unseen's discussion 'New theory of cosmic origin implies no Big Bang'
"But..but...I'm so confused! The universe is expanding, right? And it's that expansion that originally lead to the theory of a start-point called the "big bang".... So if the universe had no beginning, how can it still be here?…"
Feb 27, 2015

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About Me:
Curious, seeking, very slowly gaining confidence. A whole, thinking worthwhile human being, no longer afraid of being told I'm "doing it wrong."
Some favorite blogs:
http://defeatingthedragons.wordpress.com/
http://yearwithoutgod.com
http://godlessinDixie.com
http://rolltodisbelieve.wordpress.com
http://rechelleunplugged.com/category/journey-to-atheism
http://patheos.com/Atheist
Age
25-30
Relationship Status
Single
Why are you here?
Hoping to meet new friends, expand my mind, find out whether or not I am crazy for thinking I can escape my old religion. Learn another viewpoint on whether Jesus is real or not.
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
Too many things in real life are just incompatible with religion. After all I'd been through I never saw God do anything real.
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atheistrev.com

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What’s a Physeter? A post about metaphors and prophecy

Posted on March 5, 2014 at 9:06pm 11 Comments

This is a post about finding meaning. Also crossposted at thephyseter.wordpress.com.

Why do I call myself The Physeter online? My internet moniker is the name of a beautiful and majestic creature:

The sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus), or cachalot, is the largest of the…

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How to prove God is real

Posted on February 22, 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

So, I’ve noticed a lot of Christians use words when they debate.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s a live debate, or an Internet discussion. Christians always use words. They will make logical arguments about why the world must have a Creator. They’ll talk about history, and claim the Bible is reliable and true. They’ll give personal experiences. They’ll talk about how morality must come from a divine law-giver, or claim life is meaningless without God.

They’ll draw on…

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Miracles, God, Free will

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 5:37pm 5 Comments

Have you ever heard Christians say that God refuses to make his existence obvious, because he doesn’t want to force you to believe? That he doesn’t want to override your free will?

Suppose you have two caramel apples that appear identical. You ask me which one I want, and since I can’t see any difference between the two, I arbitrarily choose the apple on the right because it’s slightly larger. I bite into it and—surprise!—it’s actually a caramel onion.

I can’t eat…

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So-called science blog gushes over “Atheist Delusions”

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Ever have one of those moments where you think you’ve found something interesting and new, but it turns out to be the same old nonsense everyone else is peddling?

I found a blog on Patheos called “Science on Religion”, and I thought it sounded pretty good. It looked like either an atheist or a liberal Christian blog, based on the artwork and name. I thought it could give an interesting perspective.

It turns out it’s an excuse for Christians to crow about how real science is…

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At 9:49pm on February 22, 2014, Justin said…

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Blog is now live. Thanks!

At 6:15pm on September 1, 2013, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Thanks for the add Physeter. I like your "parables". I hope your are enjoying site.

At 5:10pm on July 4, 2013, Kamela Johnston said…
Thank you for the friend request & for your comments on my post! Please keep in touch!
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