February 2009 Blog Posts (125)

The Religious Mindset

What makes the "hardcore" religious so... "hard headed"?



I remember not too long ago watching a news clip that showed two people talking about political parties. No matter how one of them tried to proclaim that either party can be wrong at any time and asked if the other person would side with the right party if the time came, the other kept saying that she would never change her party affiliation, she is a democrat and will be a democrat never a republican.



And i… Continue

Added by Krysis on February 28, 2009 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

If there is a God...

Sometimes I wonder if i'm wrong. What if there IS a God? What would be his desires? What does he want from us?



The more I think about the question the more I realize the obvious answer is.....nothing.



An omnipotent being IS everything therefore he has no NEEDS or WANTS. A supreme being who manipulates the fabric of existence at will lacks nothing nor needs anything.



A God who desires worship, praise and submission is not a God at all. These are qualities of men.… Continue

Added by Art on February 28, 2009 at 10:58am — 2 Comments

Vatican Rejects Bishop's Apology..

If you haven't already; watch this douche then read the story.





Vatican rejects bishop's apology

Bishop Williamson in the UK

The bishop said he did not mean to cause offence

The Vatican has rejected an apology by a British bishop who denied the full extent of the Holocaust.



It said the bishop needed to "unequivocally and publicly" withdraw his comments.



Earlier, Jewish… Continue

Added by Dan on February 28, 2009 at 4:47am — No Comments

Dear people of differnt faiths.

Dear people of different faiths.



You are all apparently going to hell or where ever it is you believe the bad guys go.



According to the Christians if you don't follow the bible you will go to hell, according to Islam if you don't follow the Qur’an you will go to Jahannam; Jehovah's witnesses believe that if you are not a Jehovah's witness you will not gain entry to paradise therefore ceasing to be.



All religions believe in different ways of getting to 'Heaven'… Continue

Added by Scott Ferguson on February 28, 2009 at 3:13am — 2 Comments

Now this is a rant

Found On Craigslist...





Chance, randomness, and entropy (The Land Where Women Have No Teeth)

Reply to: pers-1050509897@craigslist.org

Date: 2009-02-25, 5:10PM EST





Life-Science has many meanings, one of which is the science and art of living. Yes Gertrude, there is a science behind this existence we experience, and an art form we practice that helps us enhance the science. We make decisions based on known repeatable outcomes: Science. When… Continue

Added by Dan on February 27, 2009 at 9:58pm — 2 Comments

Dear God - Song by XTC

Found this song online; I like the lyrics alot; download the song and sing along; the artist is XTC





hope you got the letter, and...

I pray you can make it better down here.

I don't mean a big reduction in the price of beer

but all the people that you made in your image, see

them starving on their feet 'cause they don't get

enough to eat from God, I can't believe in you



Dear God, sorry to disturb you, but... I feel that I should be… Continue

Added by Scott Ferguson on February 27, 2009 at 9:43pm — 3 Comments

Discovering the secularist cause (New article at Examiner)

Here's my latest at Examiner.com, under my new title, "DC Secularism Examiner." It's a brief history of what brought me to writing about atheist activism.



A taste:



As I put my career in professional theatre temporarily aside (populated by a generally liberal and socially tolerant demographic) and toward politics, I came to realize that while my own…
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Added by Paul Fidalgo on February 27, 2009 at 3:56pm — 3 Comments

The Facebook Debate

I know it has been a while since I posted on my blog. Sorry :S.



Unfortunately I am just too damn lazy and am so tired after work, that writing in my blog is more often than not the last thing I consider doing when I get home.



However, today I thought I would write a little, becuase I engaged in a very interesting facebook discussion with an old family friend from back home…



The whole thing started when I posted the following as my facebook… Continue

Added by 1azylizzie on February 27, 2009 at 3:45pm — 5 Comments

RIP ThinkAtheist.com Chat V1

You were the source of so much fun and debauchery, You will be missed.....…





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Added by Dan on February 27, 2009 at 1:56am — 14 Comments

First post; glad to be here.

I am so glad I found this community; so glad I have joined.



Already I am seeing other like minded people on this website that think just like me; yep we atheists actually use our brain for thinking unlike non-atheists who just go along with what the church tells them.



I am so sick of religious bullshit going on in the world; we need to not ban religion but take religion out of governments, schools and other places where they can be harmful to the human… Continue

Added by Scott Ferguson on February 26, 2009 at 7:33pm — 3 Comments

Oral Sex in Accordance with God's Will

Some Christian views on oral sex.







Since the publication of our original article on anal sex and God’s will, we have received several inquiries asking to clarify God’s position concerning oral sex. We are gratified that so many Christians are hungry for the word of the Lord and are actively seeking the Truth so that they may fulfill His plan in all areas of their lives.



The Good News About Oral… Continue

Added by Rev. Tom Hicks, D.D. on February 26, 2009 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Well that was exciting.

Haha, Wow. My last post of my rant against trendy vegans/vegetarians got rather exciting and out of hand. More than likely my fault, but I rather like the people of this site so I took it down as to not offend or alienate anyone on the site that saw it as a personal attack on all people that are vegetarian.

The amount of replies that took away from my post things that I didn't mean was astounding, as I have had this post on other sites and not gotten so much offense. I can only assume that… Continue

Added by Morticia on February 26, 2009 at 9:13am — 4 Comments

Is Militant Atheism Detrimental?

Now I am not expected to go into extreme specifics or go into too much detail but just basically throw this out there and let it be know. If you disagree don't be a dick. :P So I hear a lot of people talking about how Militant Atheism is a bad thing for the image of Atheism and I came to one final conclusion:



It's complicated.



I mean what is Militant Atheism? Asking to have "God" removed from the pledge? Wasn't that how it originally was? Being against religion? Even… Continue

Added by Leland on February 26, 2009 at 2:41am — 15 Comments

My new atheist column at Examiner.com

I haven't checked back at Think Atheist in a while, and partly this is because I have been busy working on my new column at Examiner.com where I am the "DC Political Atheist Examiner."



If you haven't been by, I'd love for everybody to check it out.



Here are some recent highlights:



  • In…
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Added by Paul Fidalgo on February 25, 2009 at 11:26pm — 3 Comments

A call to action!!!

Currently in the United States "Non Religious" people make up about 20% of the population.

This includes Atheists, Agnostics, Secular non affiliated, No preference, etc. Jews consist of less than 2% of the population of the United States. Mormons less than 2%, Muslims less than 1%. These are the religious groups that the non-religious out number, yet why is it that we are lucky to get 1 or 2 congressmen to represent us? The truth is that essentially every congressman or woman in congress… Continue

Added by AtypicalAtheist on February 25, 2009 at 10:45pm — 15 Comments

Arabs, Muslims battle US, Europeans over free speech at UN

GENEVA: Arab and Muslim countries defended Tuesday a resolution they pushed through at the United Nations to have the body's expert on free speech police individuals and news media for negative comments on Islam.



The United States, Canada and some European countries criticized the role reversal for Kenyan legal expert Ambeyi Ligabo, who has reported to the global body on measures by dictatorships and repressive governments to restrict free speech.



The U.S. and other… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on February 25, 2009 at 9:37pm — 1 Comment

The God Paradox

One of the first things I notice when the question of God's existence comes up is how very little is discussed as to what God actually IS. It seems to me that if we are to make progress in this debate, we have to take time to actually reconcile our perceptions of what God actually is in order to debate his existence in the first place. In this blog I will present what I believe the concept of God actually IS and why its important to "simplify" our perceptions of God in order to fully appreciate… Continue

Added by Art on February 25, 2009 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

The Fallacy of Faith

According to Merriam-Webster, deduction is defined as “the deriving of a conclusion by reasoning; specifically: inference in which the conclusion about particulars follows necessarily from general or universal premises.”



An example of deductive reasoning is as follows:



Premise 1: People cannot see in the dark.

Premise 2: It is dark in caves.

Conclusion: People can’t see in caves.



There’s no arguing about the above example. A person might say that… Continue

Added by CJoe on February 25, 2009 at 6:03pm — 3 Comments

Chat log for "For The Atheist" Video Show.

If you weren't aware, Morticia has her own show weekly on ThinkAtheist.com. It is a video show and past shows can be found here http://www.ustream.tv/channel/531226



When live the show can bee seen here http://www.thinkatheist.com/page/for-the-atheists .



Here is the chat log of the last show.



05:04 evoLverR : but thats impossible

05:05 JustDan : Ustreamers; Please Type /nick yourname



to set your name or risk getting kicked.

05:05 DaveG-4191 :… Continue

Added by Dan on February 25, 2009 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Amazing UFO incident involving Greek Air Force and airline

by Michael Cohen





Posted: 11:30 February 8, 2009



A remarkable UFO incident that occurred in the skies over Athens over a year ago but was kept secret by the Greek Aviation Authority and the Greek Air Force has recently come to light and is receiving extensive media coverage in Greece. A recording of the conversation (in Greek) between the pilot involved and the airport control tower has been made public and can be listened to below. A copy of the official aviation… Continue

Added by Rev. Tom Hicks, D.D. on February 25, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

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