March 2011 Blog Posts (169)

Faith: The Best Con Job in Human History

“Faith is believing what you know ain't so.” – Mark Twain



What is required to believe in the existence of God? If you ask a theist they would quickly and confidently say "faith". So what exactly is faith? Speaking as someone who spent my formative years being brain washed by a religion that pervaded every facet…

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Added by Will Sloan on March 29, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Surpising? Not really. Revelation? Not Even Close. Try Again.

In an article in the Christian Post Reporter the author opens with the following comment:



"World famous atheist, Christopher Hitchens, made a surprising revelation recently that his former debate opponent, outspoken evangelical scientist Francis Collins, is behind a new experimental cancer treatment that he is using."

 

Why is it so surprising to believers that Hitchens would would like, give credit to or even thank…

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Added by Robert Karp on March 29, 2011 at 1:09pm — 3 Comments

The Things On Conservapedia That You Did Not Know.

Did you know...



...that the Theory of Relativity is a hoax by Einstein to attack Newton and his Christian basis for action-at-a-distance?

http://www.conservapedia.com/Relativity#Lack_of_evidence_for_Relativity…

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Added by Caesar MacEntire on March 29, 2011 at 1:30am — 23 Comments

Big Bang Theory?

What does an atheist believe about how the earth and how it was created? Do you believe in the big bang theory? If not could you explain your theory, and how we came to be?

Added by Dara on March 28, 2011 at 9:48pm — 34 Comments

My Life is Going to Change Soon...

 So, this year I am going to get married (tax breaks are incredible!) to a lovely woman from a religious background. Yay for me! (Secular ceremony with a fun, personal, non-religious spin) I have, of course, hit some bumps in the road with the whole Atheist thing and her religion. Nothing to bad but I did read member Walter Maki's blog post about his family and thought maybe I could contribute to this conversation a little with my own experiences and maybe help me sort out…

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Added by Joseph Michaels on March 28, 2011 at 9:36pm — No Comments

Evolution Before Our Eyes Turns 50,000!

I would guess this has been posted, blogged or forumed about before and since I'm relatively new here I apologize to the TA vets if this is a repeat post.



However I still can't get over the simplistic beauty of the Lenski experiments. It is perhaps the best contemporary evidence and ammunition for atheists when it comes to arguing evolution.



A brief summary of the experiment:



Since 1998 Richard Lenski and his team at his Michigan State lab, have been watching e.coli… Continue

Added by Robert Karp on March 28, 2011 at 8:16pm — 4 Comments

A Friend's Dream...

A friend of mine used to be Atheist but a few years ago she became catholic. (Backwards, right?) I love her and she's a great friend, but sometimes the religion gets to be too much. Today I'm kind of amused. She posted a note on facebook about a dream she had.... and she thinks it was a sign from god. I of course, think she ate something bad before going to bed. Lol anyone care to give me a clue as to what her dream may mean? Cus it's damn sure not from any sort of god.



----My… Continue

Added by Emmy Ellison on March 28, 2011 at 7:41pm — 4 Comments

Conservative Corruption

Recent discussions have been had on how conservatives are a minority when it comes to "freethinking" sites. You think so?



I wonder why thinking people reject conservative propaganda. I mean, if it's a rational position wouldn't we all climb on board? We have a christian political movement waging war on the middle class, on the poor, on science, on the educated, on education, on worker's rights, on women's rights; does anyone really think this resonates with the freethinking…

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Added by Hey Zeus on March 28, 2011 at 5:04pm — 3 Comments

Gingrich calls for return to religious roots

With the backdrop of an oversized U.S. flag on stage at Cornerstone Church Sunday, Newt…

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Added by Morgan Matthew on March 28, 2011 at 2:30pm — 8 Comments

Understanding Genesis





Texts must be read in their original language. A Muslim will always insists that if you want to understand the Koran, you have to read it in Arabic-which is true for any text.

Things get lost in translation. Always.

The Christian English bible is full of translation errors. In fact, the strongest argument for Christianity being a false religion in my view, is the fact that the entire dogma is based on a foreign translation – and things always do indeed get…

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Added by Wassabi on March 28, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Theory of Mind

An essay by – Heather Spoonheim



A solid understanding of theory of mind (ToM) is extremely important to understanding some of the fallacies that derive from its misapplication. ToM “is the ability to attribute mental states—beliefs, intents, desires, pretending, knowledge, etc.—to oneself and others and to understand that others have beliefs, desires and…

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Added by Heather Spoonheim on March 28, 2011 at 3:00am — 15 Comments

Religion hybred.

A thought a cured to me the other day. 

If a Christian girl and an Atheist boy got together one night and she got pregnant, what would be the out come of the kid be, an Agnostic?  lol

Added by Vince James Abernathy on March 27, 2011 at 11:22pm — 1 Comment

What does it mean to be human?



It can mean many different things to many different people, I suppose. …


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Added by Scarlette Blues on March 27, 2011 at 10:54pm — 3 Comments

The Birth of a Myth. Ra Evolved into Yaweh

A question was asked in the Common Misconceptions of Christianity post. "If you think something is myth, fine. It's another matter to show why; to point out mythological development, and demonstrate the literary genre under consideration is mythical." The answer to this challenge is one that will take more time and space than a retort deserves. For those that don't know some of what I'm about to lay out, burying it in a response seems to be a disservice to the information and…

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Added by Gaytor on March 27, 2011 at 9:30pm — 6 Comments

Facebook Discussion About GA Abortion Bill

Facebook Thread The names have been removed Except for mine...

I'm sure you know this but

OP for Original poster (Yes she is female)

As well

first letter is an initial of the user that posted or another letter  if there was a duplicate.. the second letter of the poster is the sex of  the poster...

OP: Georgia I am disappoint.Trust  me, none of us want to "fake" miscarriages. Not that they're not fun,  except whoops, they're not.GUESS WHAT PRO-LIFERS, NEITHER ARE…

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Added by Jacob LeMaster on March 27, 2011 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Atheist Inspired Music

Atheism (especially in America) is often labeled as angry. It seems to be hinted that beauty and poetry stem from other (perhaps more "spiritual") ways of living. 

 

I can appreciate the culture expressed through the ages that can be attributed to the passion of people inspired by their belief in things beyond themselves and their lives, as Dawkins says "Cultural Christianity". 

 

However, in writing music I have found atheism a very rich source to draw upon for…

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Added by Kai on March 27, 2011 at 5:56pm — 7 Comments

My First Day at ThinkAtheist

 So, it is my first day on ThinkAtheist and I am really excited. It has been a very long time since I felt any acceptance for my beliefs or at least wasn't rejected straight away because of them. Here is a little about me and my journey. Would love to here how some of you got here.

 I am born and raised atheist. I never experienced any religious indoctrination or influence in my childhood (outside of the occasional trip to Grandma's, then it was just something to sit through till…

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Added by Joseph Michaels on March 27, 2011 at 5:32pm — 8 Comments

I'm calling bullshit on this kid......

 

 

His father is a pastor for christ sakes and has been raised with the idea of going to heaven.....and now his parents are whoring him out making money off or it! Is it just me or is this looking more and more like another Marjoe?


Added by Jillian Mann on March 27, 2011 at 11:00am — 26 Comments

One Step Closer

On Thursday, March 24th, the following article was printed on YAHOO NEWS, via the Associated Press:

“Who's in hell? Pastor's book sparks eternal debate

By TOM BREEN, Associated Press Tom Breen, Associated Press”  

 

YAHOO NEWS LINK:…

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Added by delapruch on March 27, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Another whacky theist on FB

So today my mother in laws boyfriend, who is a fundi that didnt know I  was an atheist posted a picture about National atheist day and what  fools we are on Facebook. I replied that it was kind of childish to post things like that on FB.  So of course one of his fundi friends immidately posted that I was in  fact childish for taking offense. Lol. So he then replies that I am a fool for siding with the foolish  atheists. Of course I just responded with a Lol. Here is a guy who  recently got out… Continue

Added by Jeremy S on March 26, 2011 at 10:16pm — 6 Comments

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