By Sikivu Hutchinson
excerpt from The New Humanist Magazine
During a talk show discussion on relationships last year, radio personality and self-proclaimed dating guru Steve Harvey charged that atheists had no moral values. Anyone who didn't believe in God was an "idiot," he said, and women should steer clear of these rogue blasphemers at all costs. While atheist websites were abuzz with condemnations of Harvey, his…
Added by Shutch on March 19, 2010 at 5:30pm —
I have realized that god is just a bunch of statistics from the universe, and, our ignorance on it is called religion. If there is or is not a god, I am not interested in, because this is like chating about the gender of the cherubins. Yet, people kill and destroy in the name of a god, whatever it might be, thus it is necessary to understand the true nature of this thinking because this is what god for sure would be, just a mental creation, not something one could know of or… Continue
Added by GIFPES on March 19, 2010 at 5:03pm —
"I thank God for all he has done for me."
"I know God has a plan for me."
"God knows what is best for me."
"Thank you, God, for helping me ______"
I feel.. negative emotions. Not anger, not hate, but when people say things like that, I feel this feeling that I can't describe.
Why do people thank their god for the work they've done? Some people don't even take credit for the things they've done, they credit it to their god. I know some people who have worked extremely… Continue
Added by Desirai on March 19, 2010 at 1:30pm —
The power of God is evident. We all must recognize a power greater than ourselves. It can't just be us and that's it. Right? Well, that's how I, and most of us, feel but how do we know? I've always heard that if you look for God you'll find him. So I went for an internet stroll looking for God in some of my life's experiences.
My last experience with an organized attempt at indoctrination came on the heels of my sinning. Me likely some alcohol. I'm 36 now and I've mellowed, but at… Continue
Added by Gaytor on March 19, 2010 at 1:02am —
Sixth grader Greg Heffley learns important lessons about friendship, being a good friend and identity in Diary of a Wimpy Kid. A light-hearted, middle-school buddy movie, Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a perfect dump and run movie.
Entering middle school wasn’t as easy as Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon) anticipated. Some of the kids are way bigger than him. The same things that are cool in elementary school become a badge of shame in middle school. Greg does everything he can to fit in and be… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on March 19, 2010 at 12:30am —
This comparison is a day late, but I didn't have time to post it yesterday.
It seems that for many, all it takes is the desire for there to be a God and all his rewards for belief. They want this to be true with all their heart. In fact, over time, many convince themselves that they know
it is true. In fact, I've been asked by many, "But don't you want to live forever/go to Heaven?". As if the desire for this translates to causing it to be… Continue
Added by James on March 18, 2010 at 10:11pm —
Hello, Think Atheist! I've finally plucked up the guts to join, after months of reading the blogs and forums and acquainting myself with atheism in general. I live in southwest Virginia, and for the most part I love it here. I'm in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and beautiful views abound. However, this is the same Virginia that houses Bob Marshall and Governor Bob McDonnell, and is perilously close to the Bible Belt, if it isn't part of it already.
Added by Jordan Leigh on March 17, 2010 at 5:54pm —
I was listening to donna helping wee jack doing his homework when we started talking about slavery, I took this and gave them my all time top three. what do you all thinnk
1. The holocaust
2. slavery, the american version but worldwide as a whole
now i know there is plenty more so dont go off on one noow.
Added by a7 on March 17, 2010 at 5:09pm —
I live in Romania, Europe and I continue to be amazed by the irrationality that seems to govern this country. The Romanian Constitution stipulates that Romania is a secular state, but it certainly doesn't act as it should.
Let's start with the religion that is being taught in schools. No, not private, faith schools, but public schools. Romania, a secular state, preaches students religion, not for one or two years, but for... twelve. I said "preaches" and not "teaches",… Continue
Added by Radu Andreiu on March 17, 2010 at 9:00am —
There are times when i want to say that there is a god. Don't get all disappointed just yet; here's what I mean.
God is not some omnipotent being that lives in the sky and knows ahead of time which of us he's going to punish. He didn't create the universe. He doesn't interfere with our lives with his noodley appendages, but he is real. God is a concept. God is a concept created by humans. God is what humans inserted into the unknown to explain it. God is what humans have… Continue
Added by Velogiraptor on March 16, 2010 at 9:02pm —
Monday is the new date for all cessassation of all smoking products this
sadly includes all forms of the greatest plant know to man. The Plant
has my respect, it has givem me many a right good belly laugh and i love
love plant, i will never ever forgot the times we shared.
i plan to spend the last days we have going over old times while
listening too a variety to music, my heart while always be with you
love you plant take care… Continue
Added by a7 on March 16, 2010 at 7:17pm —
Popularized by Richard Dawkins in The God Delusion, the Spectrum of Theistic Probability is a way of categorizing one’s belief regarding the probability of the existence of a deity.
After being mentally energized but also exhausted by attending… Continue
Added by Jin-oh Choi on March 16, 2010 at 9:46am —
Added by Monica Salcedo (Monicks) on March 16, 2010 at 1:30am —
Recently there's been a lot of talk on wether or not the military is going to ban smoking for it's enlisted men and women. I have mixed feelings about it.
I think it would be good, obviously, if the people who have to run around carrying the heavy guns, avoiding enemy fire, didn't smoke. They'd be healthier, more efficient, and would be more prepared for true worst-case scenarios (that's saying something for the military).
Think of it this way:… Continue
Added by Jake on March 16, 2010 at 1:03am —
I like picking on my facebook friends. Mostly because they aren't friends. But anyway...
This girl is trying to convince me she is a gift from God. Okay sure.
But she really truly believes that she was a soul or something floating around in the sky, and as soon as her parents conceived her, she came from the sky and formed in her mother, and that her mother's uterus was merely a passageway for her to come from the sky to the physical earth, and when she dies, she's going to leave… Continue
Added by Desirai on March 16, 2010 at 12:47am —
Just uploaded two new episodes of the show. We interview Robert Price and Steve Wells (author of the Skeptics Annotated Bible). Please take a look and let us know what
Added by Marshall on March 15, 2010 at 11:52pm —
Early Saturday morning, my husband's best friend (whom we will call MD) decided to descend over a steep ridge on his snowmobile. The snow was fresh and heavy, the day was beautiful. Immediately, he broke off an avalanche behind him. Before he probably literally even knew what was happening, the force of the snow gathering strength behind him snapped his neck and then ragdolled him through the rocks (breaking his ribs and both legs), and on through to the bowl (ie, a valley) where it buried him… Continue
Added by M on March 15, 2010 at 8:19pm —
I knew this headline was ready to be splashed accross the media, a weak do good scottish liberal govermet bowed to pressure from similar liberal do-gooders to release a mass murdering terrorist back to his homeland.
we should have invaded lybia with regimme change our first goal, now the fuckers are laughing in our faces, until we toughen up and strike at the heart of the terrorist using any meals possible while we be safe and secure in our homes without the fear of some brainwashed… Continue
Added by a7 on March 15, 2010 at 7:30pm —
That's what an employee at Clear Channel said to my husband when he went to pick up the "Are you good without God. Millions are." billboards for me last Friday. When he backed up our minivan to load the vinals, (from which relic totebags are being fashioned) the guy eyeballed our bumper stickers and emblems.and made his comment, "Well that puts an end to that… Continue
Added by Andrea Steele on March 15, 2010 at 6:30pm —
My former business partner died about 4 weeks ago. She had been fighting cancer for over 15 years.
Due to a third rate doctor and an HMO, she was misdiagnosed and nickel and dimed to death for years by them.
But HMO’s are very proven experts in the “Nickel and Dime” game.
I use to be in the insurance business back in the mid 1990’s.
It was the “Seniors” market. Medicare and Long Term Care.
Many people switch to the HMO’s for the “free” insurance.
Most of them had never… Continue
Added by Rick on March 15, 2010 at 3:06pm —