March 2013 Blog Posts (67)

Prayer As An Answer

For hundreds of years it has been thought that this world is a result of God. God made everything we see, hear, touch, etc. but is this really the case? In science, once a theory has been proposed it is tested in a way to try to disprove it. If it cannot be disproved, then it works. Does God work?

In an earlier post i took some religious claims and how science has refuted them. In a way I am simply continuing… Continue

Added by Real Life James Bond on March 31, 2013 at 3:24pm — 20 Comments

NO EXIT-a play by jean-paul sartre

If you have not read jean-paul sartre's play NO EXIT you should pick up a copy and check it out.  It is his existential thought vented through a ficticious selection of well thought out characters.  The plot line is solid and being sartre, full of real world meaning and philosophy.  The setting is 3 seemingly normal…

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Added by Keith Konecny on March 31, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

the demonologist

think of the state of boredom

in which 45% of americans exist,

wherein they believe their lives are

exciting enough

to have “ghosts” visit them from

“beyond”…

 

understand that the demonologist

has read all the works of fiction &

uses them to “combat” the “specters”

that are conjured up in the heads of these

bored

bored

bored

americans.

 

just like in the MOVIE

created…

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Added by delapruch on March 31, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

“the most famous man who ever lived”

hollow is the story of “jesus”---

hollow

like the stamp with which it was printed,

hollow as these other mythical hero

archetypes,

which all bear a supernatural birth,

which all bear the hunting of said hero

as an infant, with an exciting & dramatic

subsequent getaway,

which all bear the entertaining magic tricks during

the hero’s youth,

which all bear the blind adoration, devotion &

worship that…

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Added by delapruch on March 31, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

Permit Approved

A rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 1st century. - The original Ben Hur film (1907). Zerubbabel and the Temple

Haggai 1:1 to 2:23



1:1 The word of the Lord as imagined by the prophet Haggai, chief bottle washer and overpaid yes-man to The Mighty Zerubbabel, Prince of Persia, in the province of Judah (rural delivery).



2:3 Some people are saying that it is…

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Added by Brad Snowder on March 30, 2013 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Telling My Parents

I grew up in a very traditional catholic family, and saying that still feels like an understatement as to how traditional catholic my family was. My parents have not changed from when I was young, although I have and for a long time they had no idea. This isn't strange, because I'm not close with my parents, and I always got the feeling they didn't really know me. I was the twelfth child, after all, and I wasn't even the youngest. By the time my parents had few enough children living at home…

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Added by Clare Stock on March 30, 2013 at 10:27pm — No Comments

Does organised humanism have a demographic problem?

The BHA's Voltaire Lecture

I have always been a humanist, really. But it’s only recently that I've made the effort to ‘get involved’ with humanism more actively.

At my secondary school I now run an ‘Asking Questions Club’ – “a space to discuss, with rationality, empiricism, and all-round critical thinking in mind”, reads the poster, “absolutely everyone welcome” – which has been going well.

More and more, I am also making the effort to attend lectures, talks,…

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Added by Carnun Marcus-Page on March 29, 2013 at 7:30am — 17 Comments

Pulling Things Apart

I have chosen some famous arguments to pull apart. First the Cosmological Argument, then the Ontological Argument, and finally the Fine Tuning Argument.

Lets jump into it with the Cosmological Argument (the Argument form Causation). This was Thomas Aquinas' argument. It goes:



Premise 1: There is an order of causes (of existence) in nature.

Premise 2: Nothing can be the cause of itself.

Premise 3: Hence, everything that is caused must be caused by something… Continue

Added by Real Life James Bond on March 28, 2013 at 8:15pm — 15 Comments

christian drama week

forget the fact that the

“prophecies”

written in the “old testament”

just happen to be

“fulfilled”

in the “new testament,”

because the writers of the

“second book”

read the first one &

just created a character that

would follow suit,

like a badly written sequel

to a b-movie.

 

but for those who believe that

the fiction is true,

this week brings…

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Added by delapruch on March 27, 2013 at 6:20am — No Comments

Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining...

have you ever talked to someone who not only thinks theyre smart, but talks condescendingly to people as well?  So not only are they false in what theyre saying, they take the stance of an dik and talk down to you as if YOURE the idiot!  Ive seen this phenomenon more and more lately here in Toledo, Ohio and im quite at a loss as to the cause of it.  Im reasonably well educated and articulate, can hold my own in a debate and pour a mean drink behind the bar.  But more and more i feel…

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Added by Keith Konecny on March 27, 2013 at 12:06am — 5 Comments

Anyone in CA. looking for some quick cash...? Like $10k?

Creationist stakes $10,000 on contest between Bible and evolution

Creator of Literal Genesis Trial believes people who argue in favor of evolution are at a scientific disadvantage…

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Added by Rob Klaers on March 26, 2013 at 12:00pm — 17 Comments

Forgiveness? More like blackmail!

http://brainhulklogicsmash.blogspot.com/2013/03/forgiveness-more-like-blackmail.html

Well, well, well... Billy Graham delivers yet more entertainment yet again. Lets take a look at his flawless delivery of yet more terrible advice...

With God's help, we can forgive

-Billy…
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Added by James on March 25, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Post: The First

    I live in Indiana, and have all my life, in a town no bigger than a postage stamp, but somehow has four churches. I have never attended church, and I have not read the Bible as a whole, despite efforts over the years. I was raised by a pair of people that didn't fit in with other people in the community, let alone belong together.

     My mother is a self-proclaimed…

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Added by Lydia Hickman on March 24, 2013 at 8:53am — 7 Comments

Have a Nice Day

Less bark, more wag. Day of the Lord

Zephaniah 1:1 to 3:20



1:1 The word of the Lord which dawned on Zephaniah, who was the son of somebody, who was the son of somebody, who was the son of somebody.



God says he will come and utterly eat everything. A day is coming, a bad day, a real bad day. The Lord's…

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Added by Brad Snowder on March 24, 2013 at 1:39am — No Comments

he looks like “jesus”

long haired white guys,

from

Koresh to

Vissarion,

to

AJ Miller---

these cult leaders all

“look like “jesus,”

according to many.

 

in fact,

all one has to do is

look like the pictures of

this fictional character,

in order to start his own

cult.

 

the desperate & empty will flock

to the fluffy haired scruffy faced,

and these are the idiots

driving…

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Added by delapruch on March 23, 2013 at 4:31am — 7 Comments

Lying to her parents (or else...)

So I'm not really sure why I suddenly want to write this, but I do, so... here it goes...

First, some background.

I was fortunate enough to be raised by two of the most tolerant and considerate parents I've ever met. My mom was raised Catholic in French Canada, and my dad became Jewish during college, when he met his first wife. When he met my mom, he already had two kids, 7 and 3, who had been raised so…

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Added by Julian Fiander on March 23, 2013 at 1:20am — 25 Comments

Religious Friends

The other day, I got a question from a friend...

"Did you really say that you 'respect people too much to respect their beliefs', or something?"

So here's how that went (more or less):

"I did, yes. Kind of." I replied, grinning. "It's a quote from a guy called Johann Hari actually; 'I respect you as a person too much to respect your ridiculous beliefs' is what he said, I…

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Added by Carnun Marcus-Page on March 22, 2013 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Oregon atheists

Anybody from Oregon on here? Or Washington?

Added by Daniel brusse on March 21, 2013 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Happy March Equinox

Today, March 20, 2013, the day and night will be of equal length, an event which is the Vernal Equinox in the northern hemisphere and the Autumnal Equinox in the southern hemisphere. For some reason, Christians like to celebrate this as the time Jesus rose from the dead, hungering for the flesh of the living, and longing to paint chicken eggs with vinegar dye. Or something like that. Anyway, enjoy it. It only happens twice every year. The equinox I mean, not the zombie…

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Added by Gallup's Mirror on March 20, 2013 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Was a Catholic

I was raised as a Catholic and I will explain what it meant to me. The brainwashing begins at a very young age. It all starts with the Christening reserved for infants or babtism for others, usually at a later age. I would tell you about my Christening, but it's something I can't remember. It was sort of like an induction into the church.

A few years later they send you to Sunday school (which was actually on a Saturday) or catechism. Around the age of 5 or 6 we went to this class and…

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Added by Emma Frost on March 19, 2013 at 8:31pm — 2 Comments

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