Semantics...How do you define words in conversation> Do you try and use words in conversation that the listener will understand? Do you use words that define the point you are trying to make in…Continue
I had a guy recently tell me this statement was false and I couldn't help but disagree. Thoughts?Maybe it's not evidence since it's something that's not there. But it should be considered as such if…Continue
If you believe something is evidence... ask yourself is this really proof? Is this scientific proof? Would this hold up in court? Or is it just a photo that could be faked? An idea that could be…Continue
Loved this documentary! Here are my top moments from it...I especially loved what Ann Druyan and Irvin Kershner had to say (Irvin Kershner's bit here is short but awesome) I urge you to watch the…Continue
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I'm going to go over a few instances of such and then explain why I think it's a problem.
It seems that one constant in humanity has been that we have always thought we were...special.
You and I, right now are living in a special time. It is the peak of human civilization. Many realize this and feel that ultimately something special is going to happen. Such as the 2012 predictions that the Mayans may or may not have made. Perhaps Jesus is coming back. Perhaps,…Continue
I'd love to know ThinkAtheist's opinion on this topic...
The video linked below... entitled "My Spirituality as an Atheist" has gotten a lot of attention from atheists lately. And although I respect that he points out he doesn't believe in the supernatural and that he states he uses the word "spirituality" for a lack of a better word. I find the message to be misrepresentative or disingenuous. Let me explain why:
When arguing almost any point one of the biggest obstacles with…Continue
At one point in my life I realized I was agnostic but acknowledged I would still like some sort of guideline on how to live my life. In a sense of the word, a religion. However, I don't call it that.
I decided to look at commonalities of all biology and life on Earth and see if I could imagine a purpose from it. Being that I believe evolution, to me, ALL life on this planet is related. So we are all one. Much to the dismay of many humans. But…
I don't believe in spirituality. In fact I dislike the word. The word spirit is in most intents and purposes synonymous with the word "soul".
To me the idea of "the soul" or "the spirit" is the cause of religion. A precursor to religion. All of the major four religions and most others are based on the idea of "passing on to another life". The afterlife. That's what they're selling.
The idea of the soul is the core of this. The fact that man fears most which he doesn't…