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Another Dawkins Zinger - The Story of God (Part 16 of 18)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Onmyown Mar 21, 2012. 10 Replies

I was just surfing through youtube and I ran across a series of videos. The first is  entitled "The Story of God (Part 1 of 18) and there are 17 more parts. They were produced by the BBC and they are…Continue

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Tim and Belle Rose are now friends
Sunday
Tim replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Men raising kids'
"My ex and I got divorced when our three boys were 4,5, and 8. I had to fight to get 50% custody. There was a strong bias that men didn't want to and couldn't be a good parent. After few years my ex moved 800 miles away. I've raised…"
Apr 11
Tim replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Brag about yourself!'
"I don't have any close family in the area so my kids only exposure to religion was from their friends at school. Whenever they did ask such questions, I would let them know that I didn't believe in a heaven (or hell) because there was no…"
Mar 26
Tim commented on onyango makagutu's blog post 'Resetting the Georgian Calender'
"An interesting video of what affects the measurement of a planetary "year" http://www.wimp.com/earthyear/"
Mar 22
Tim liked Gallup's Mirror's discussion The seven astonishing powers of a Think Atheist wristband (with photographic proof)
Mar 20
Tim liked Tim's profile
Mar 19
Tim replied to Micmic Custodio's discussion 'How Atheism Changes Your Life?'
"I have a different opinion about seriously devout religious people. I still can't comprehend how they can be so delusional about some things but so rational about others."
Mar 17
Tim replied to Micmic Custodio's discussion 'How Atheism Changes Your Life?'
"Ditto"
Mar 17
Tim replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Brag about yourself!'
"My three kids . . . and a daugher-in-law. "
Mar 14
Tim liked Chris M's photo
Mar 14
Tim replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Brag about yourself!'
"I've raised three productive, intelligent, successful, and free thinker kids on my own for the last 15 years while working full time and while having some serious medical problems."
Mar 13
Tim replied to Strass Strass's discussion 'Some serious do-do.'
"What extraordinary claim have I made? My original message was about young-earth-creationists who take the book of Genesis as fact the believe that the universe was created 6000 to 10000 years ago. They believe in a global flood. They believe in the…"
Mar 10
Tim replied to Strass Strass's discussion 'Some serious do-do.'
"I have not "achieved" consonance, it is the default state. If I made extraordinary claims that I could not justify then I would experience dissonance."
Mar 10
Tim replied to Strass Strass's discussion 'Some serious do-do.'
"How do you reconcile the entire book of Genesis with modern science? How do you reconcile a "Loving God" who tortures, drowns, incinerates cities, kills babies, maims and murders, How do you reconcile Evil and Suffering with God's…"
Mar 10
Tim replied to Strass Strass's discussion 'Some serious do-do.'
"I've been thinking about this concept a lot recently. I have dozens of friends who have been YEC Born Again Christians for the last 40 years or more. Occasionally I will challenge some of their beliefs. Some of then will reply as Mr…"
Mar 8
Tim liked Steve Shives's video
Feb 20

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About Me:
I've been an atheist since I was born. I didn't realize that fact until I was in my 20's.
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59-64
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The Big Sham

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 4:23pm 7 Comments

I stopped going to church over 40 years ago. I have friends from that time who are still Fundamentalist Christians. My parents and some of their  parents are still Fundamentalist Christians. When I talk to them they usually avoid talking about religion to me. I think that it's for…

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What Darwin Didn't Know

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 1:54am 0 Comments

I watched an excellent show about evolution tonight on my local PBS station. The show was called "What Darwin Didn't Know". The show explains how the science of evolution has progressed over the last 200 years. I would highly recommend the show to everyone.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_Darwin_Didn%27t_Know

Extreme Cognitive Dissonance

Posted on July 25, 2011 at 8:35pm 7 Comments

I had a very interesting phone call yesterday.

 

From the time that I was a child until I was a teenager, I attended a fundy Baptist church. When I was in high school, they hired a new "youth pastor". He was popular with the kids but after a few years he was let go. He wasn't conservative enough for the minister and the deacons. That was about the same time that I stopped going to church and moved 400 miles away.

 

That was back in the 70's. Ever since then he's…

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At 12:02pm on January 19, 2011, Loop Johnny said…
You said:
After 40 years my mother still asks, "Why are you rebelling against God?"
Reply: "Why are you rebelling against Zeus/Thor/etc.? Or wait, they don't exist right?"
 
 
 

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