Featured Blog Posts – April 2011 Archive (8)

Judaism 101

I've been on think atheist for quite some site now, and I've noticed that because the vast majority of people here are ex-Christians, naturally the New Testament and Jesus get the most attention.

As an ex-Jew, I've decided to write a post explanation of what Judaism is, as I've found practically no reference to this question here.

So here it goes.



While Christianity believes that God- Yahweh, brought the people of Israel to mount Sinai and gave them the old testament- the… Continue

Added by Wassabi on April 22, 2011 at 9:50am — 4 Comments

I updated my Will. I am donating 20% of all I have to Think Atheist

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…

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Added by Sophie on April 16, 2011 at 10:37pm — 9 Comments

Major Fail: Pascal's Wager

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,…

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Added by Atheist Exile on April 10, 2011 at 9:58am — 10 Comments

The Atheist Debt

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…

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Added by Heather Spoonheim on April 7, 2011 at 4:44pm — 14 Comments

Stop Lurking and Start Speaking Up

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…

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Added by Gaytor on April 7, 2011 at 2:02am — 18 Comments

Oddly sinister promo for the 2011 National Day of Prayer



 

Completely over the top, utterly ridiculous video for the 2011 National Day of Prayer. Like what is the message here supposed to be? That Christians can somehow stave off the Apocalypse and natural disasters by praying? I thought the end of the world and Jesus coming back were the whole point? Now I’m confused.

And what’s with the shitty bombastic music?…

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Added by Morgan Matthew on April 6, 2011 at 10:53am — 31 Comments

A week or so ago, I was asked a question:

"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…

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Added by Evey on April 3, 2011 at 11:00pm — 21 Comments

William Lane Craig Defeated Part 2 - The Argument for the Existence of Contingent Beings

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:

 

Craig's argument:

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Added by Cathy Cooper on April 3, 2011 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

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