January 2012 Blog Posts (131)

The Bible & Science

The Bible is not a book of science, though the first Chapter of Genesis, as the nineteenth-century sociologist Max Weber points out, is the necessary prelude to science. It represents the first time people saw the universe as the product of a single creative will, and therefore as intelligible rather than capricious and mysterious.

Nature has no divinity. Indeed, in the Hebrew Bible, it became “undeified” as G. W. F. Hegel put it. Hegel observed (in lectures notes his students…

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Added by Claudia Mercedes Mazzucco on January 26, 2012 at 3:17pm — 2 Comments

Psychic Sally Morgan is afraid and should be

In September of last year magician Paul Zenon wrote an article for the daily Mail in which he exposed Sally Morgan. It was widely read and so fraudster Morgan is so upset she is suing (more details). She has a right to be upset, Zenon correctly pointed to the usual bag of…

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Added by Bryan B on January 26, 2012 at 2:51pm — No Comments

God is not punishing me

I'm here waiting for the doctor to determine if I should go today for surgery or if it's going to be tomorrow, I have internal bleeding, I was put under treatment however the medication didn't work. The danger is if it's let alone I could get a blood infection and end up poisioned by my own blood or get an internal hemorrage. My family and friends are completely sure this is related with me being an Atheist and god giving me a lesson so I return back to Catholicism. I don't think so. I'm…

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Added by Gabriela Menicucci on January 26, 2012 at 9:19am — 33 Comments

Wait… You got married for THAT?!?

My now super religious sister has been dating this 100% religious jersey shore tool for the past year. Whom I personally can’t stand, even before I found out that he once told my sister that he had to think of younger, prettier women to just have sex with her… because she is to old looking.

So last night while in a meeting at work, I get this text from my sister saying, “YAY,…

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Added by Tammy on January 25, 2012 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

We're gonna need a bigger boat.

Noah's Ark Play Set ($25.75) Noah Gets Some Wood

Genesis 6:7

6:7 Now Yahveh was really getting rather hostile towards creation. People and animals and birds were thinking evil things lately, more than usual. Yahveh started talking to himself a lot about…

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Added by Brad Snowder on January 25, 2012 at 8:07pm — 1 Comment

the incident

tomorrow

all the hackers fed up with the way that

the empire has been dealing with the people on this planet

combine their skills

in order to break into the most secret of databases,

that which controls the release of our nuclear onslaught,

meant for whatever nation or people

ends up picking the shortest straw or making the

biggest mistake in our eyes,

as we still control the world with

nothing more than…

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Added by delapruch on January 25, 2012 at 4:52am — No Comments

Mormons - crazy, but nice?

So this is my first blog and I thought maybe I could share my experience meeting Mormons. I grew up in Germany, and we don't really get their type there. I've only ever seen a few in their spiffy suits, riding their bikes around town, but I had never talked to one before. Mostly people at home are either Catholic (like my family) or Protestant. And of course we have Muslims and various other little splinter groups, but mostly those are around because immigrants from Turkey, Russia etc…

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Added by Maria Anna Rivers on January 25, 2012 at 12:52am — 6 Comments

Intelligent Design Fails

Intelligent Design (ID) is being touted among many major cities as a viable alternative to evolution.  However, the claims made by ID are easy to dismiss, but haven't been easy to disprove... until now.

Watch the video and see exactly why ID will be a thing of the past, along with the flat-earth theory and the theory of spontaneous generation.

 

Added by Citizen Atheist on January 24, 2012 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Right without Religion

You do not need religion to be a morally or ethically "right" individual, let's put that out here in the open. This is for the communities that don't yet understand their religion is poisoning their world views. The people who publicly ridicule GLBT communities, the small towns where interracial couples are not accepted. Those special kinds of towns and cities where it is acceptable to fly the flag of the south, to openly support slavery, but if you support same-sex relations or…

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Added by Chris Martin on January 24, 2012 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Semantics, faith, beliefs and the purpose of life... techno-optimism

I'm a recent Atheist. Most of my life I was agnostic as I felt I didn't have the ability to prove there was no god... However, eventually I realized if I want to create a model in life on which to come to new discoveries I need a framework in order to do so. I had to make a solid decision on something so important. So I did and decided, no, there is no god.

Semantics to me are the biggest problem with arguing religious topics as everyone has their own definition of every word. God,…

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Added by dragotron on January 24, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

There are over 2 billion Christians in the world, how can all those people be wrong?

There are over 2 billion Christians in the world, how can all those people be wrong?



Quite easily actually. Until new information is available the whole world may be wrong about a certain idea. Like the shape of the world or the center of our solar system for example. It's just that religion is a faith based concept and can still exist even with tons of new information at our disposal. 



These faith based concepts that can be neither proved nor disproved are not all that…

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Added by JD Baggaley on January 24, 2012 at 1:08pm — 1 Comment

Radiometric Dating 101?

I would call myself of average on the IQ/intellectual scale. Having said that I do have a very difficult time with complex ideas in terms of understanding and explaining them. So when little things like this pop-up and allow the light-bulb in my head to go on, I'm carefully optimistic in sharing it with others. So if you are a science buff and think this is accurate representation or if you think it is not accurate, please let me know!…

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Added by Robert Karp on January 24, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

"C&E" what's the point?

I don't know about everyone else, but I have a lot of friends who consider themselves a part of this or that sect of Christianity, yet only attend church a few times a year.  Along with infrequent attendance of services, these people often deviate from the standard doctrine in relation to sex, alcohol, drugs, profanity, and a myriad of other issues.  Clearly, these people are not "living the life" of a true Christian.  However, when faced with the idea of atheism or issues of church and…

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Added by Alex on January 24, 2012 at 8:29am — 3 Comments

Even if you call being gay a sin; A biblical response to evangelicals

This is an argument for when Christians insist that the bible calls being gay a sin and can't be convinced otherwise.

I can cite the studies done on the brains of the corpses of gay people that prove that they have very different structuring of a few areas of the hippocampus... But Christians are disgustingly out of line and bring hatred on their own heads. …

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Added by John Kelly on January 24, 2012 at 4:46am — 4 Comments

Matthew 10:32-36 and how religion poisons loving families.

Matthew 10

32 'So if anyone declares himself for me in the presence of human beings, I will declare myself for him in the presence of my Father in heaven.

33 But the one who disowns me in the presence of human beings, I will disown in the presence of my Father in heaven.

34 'Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth: it is not peace I have come to bring, but a sword.

35…
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Added by Carol Foley on January 24, 2012 at 12:03am — 92 Comments

Permanent Record

I just read an article about the Federal Government wanting access to all students' "permanent records". And I remembered the time I went back to my old high school to review mine. The first thing I noticed was that every year when they asked about vocational aims, and I had duly put "cosmologist" they had corrected my obvious miss-spelling to "cosmotologist". Then I noticed that my principal had sent a note to the FBI informing them that I was a "potenital presidential assassin" a communist…

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Added by Doug Reardon on January 23, 2012 at 10:17pm — 5 Comments

Ark Encounter, Kentucky Creationist Theme Park, Gets Generous Tax Breaks In Budget Proposal

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) has proposed a 2012-2013 budget that includes heavy cuts to some key departments while giving a $43 million tax break to a massive creationist theme park.

In his plan, Beshear calls for a 6.4 percent cut to Kentucky's higher education department, a…

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Added by sjtoupin on January 23, 2012 at 4:11pm — 2 Comments

I once was a Baptist

The Lamentation of Christ, c. 1480. Italian Renaissance artist Andrea Mantegna. At a very early age I began questioning the logic of my parent’s faith. The answers weren’t what I expected. For instance, why did Jesus absolutely have to be tortured to death? Why did our sins have to be paid for and couldn’t there at least be a better way to pay? The souls of humans belong to Satan because of Adam and Eve and they had…
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Added by Brad Snowder on January 23, 2012 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Why the US must attack Iran ...and why it can't.

First of all, one has to realize that international politics are purely Machiavellian - might does make right. Since the only enforcer of international law is the chronically fragmented UN there is precious little recourse if it is violated.

I sincerely doubt Iran has any plans to slow down their nuclear weapons capabilities program. There is no upside for the leadership of Iran in doing this - Gadhafi gave his up and was killed, Jong-Il didn't and could extort whatever he wished.…

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Added by Arcus on January 23, 2012 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

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