So I have been on Think Atheist for ever, and I if you don't already know this, I take care of my Grandmother 24/7. One of the things she had me do last week was help update her will. So it got me thinking! With how much I love this site (read my past blogs) and how much it has kept me from not going crazy with all the religious bullshit I see and deal with every day, I have decided to donate 20% of all my earnings to Think Atheist when I pass. In hope to further the reach of the sites…Continue
Over on Facebook, a Christian, named Shawn, attempted to challenge my atheism. He said: “The way I look at it you have a 50/50 chance of being right. So what happens if you are wrong? I will even ask you this: what happens if you are right?”
The following is my reply . . .
You’re paraphrasing Pascal’s wager, Shawn. According to Wikipedia . . .
Pascal’s Wager (or Pascal’s Gambit) is a suggestion posed by the French philosopher,…
An essay by – Heather Spoonheim
I used think there was an inherent justice in the way that I was able to simply look at the evidence for the existence of Yahweh and recognize it as nothing more than a collection of superstitious notions that, when combined, had coalesced into a misleading but compelling emotional appeal. That other people were captivated by…Continue
You know that feeling that almost all of us had of being different (if you grew up in the US or a religious area) for simply not believing? Well, many of us are leaving the next generation to feel the same. We need to be sure to speak up for those whom have the courage to speak openly. Far too often we cower in the corner only to have one of us left to speak alone against the crowd.
Today I posted a link on Facebook to the Tennessee Anti-Evolution Bill. I grew up in a religious…Continue
And what’s with the shitty bombastic music?…Continue
"What series of events made you reexamine your faith, and how did you decide that your religion was wanting?"
Because the asker is a good friend of mine, I honestly didn't mind answering, but I asked for a few days to write it all down. I didn't want to just tell the bones of the story and miss any details that I thought were important to me, as part of my own journey into applying rationalism to religion.
Then, not an hour after my first friend asked me, a…Continue
This is my response to the arguments for the existence of god, given by William Lane Craig in his debate with Lawrence Krauss at NCU. William Lane Craig's argument is below, and my refutation follows: