Added by Martin Pribble on May 11, 2010 at 10:46pm —
The following is a link to the newspaper article in its original form. Or if you prefer, below that is a full transcript of the article copied form the news site.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10644419
Pope admits: Church is to blame for abuse cases…
Added by Mecca on May 11, 2010 at 8:29pm —
[THIS IS THE CONTINUATION OF THE PREVIOUS ARTICLE. THIS ONE IS MORE INTERESTING TO ME PERSONALLY BECAUSE IT'S MORE OF A ONE-ON-ONE WITH THE PAGE OWNER TOM]
Tom: Um no [ME], other way around. If either A or B, if not A, then B. That is sound tested philosophy. Thus, argumentally speaking, either side could prove one side right by proving the other side wrong. Besides, what person in the world would ever believe anything that they cannot see the evidence of? Totally ignorant from a… Continue
Added by G. Randall on May 11, 2010 at 4:30pm —
I was requested to post it, so why not? Here is the entire transcript from the facebook conversation I had with "the faithful" as was mentioned in my previous article. For anonymity I've chosen to use just first names for each person, if two people share the same first name I'll indicate with the name followed by 1 and 2. Continue
This conversation is still ongoing and contains 98 posts as of right now, some are quite lengthy. Where I…
Added by G. Randall on May 11, 2010 at 4:15pm —
Hello there folks =). Last Sunday, remember that I was invited to attend a church service by that pastor?Well I did attend and observed for two hours. And for a good two hours I was nice and complacent with all those wonderful yet pitiful souls around me. They sang, rant and cry about their faith, I honestly almost started to get sick seeing them like that. Well in all modesty I just kept my mind focus on so many questions that later I'll be asking to their congregation.
In all of… Continue
Added by Freeman Thinker on May 11, 2010 at 7:02am —
How many of you get that?
My answer is quite simply this:
"I do not hate god. I hate your idea of god. I hate your jealous, homophobic, misogynistic, genocidal, pedophile persona of a 'higher power.' I hate the actions that result from a moral code put down by goat herders two thousand years before my birth. I -quite literally- hate the hatred the followers of the Abrahamic god foster upon this world."
I hate your god about as much as you hate Freddie Kruger. Even an imaginary… Continue
Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on May 10, 2010 at 9:07pm —
Action Alert: Stop Religious Extremists from Hijacking American Education
via email from Secular Coalition for America
Take Action: Write Your Member of Congress Now!
A few theocratic members of the Texas State Board of… Continue
Added by Johnny on May 10, 2010 at 5:00pm —
Can we ever elect an atheist to any national office like president or Congress? I think the answer is, NO! But I did it in a new novel titled, January 20th, and invite everyone to order a copy from amazon.com, or createspace.com/3421670. In this tale after the Obama era, the elected president is an atheist who credits Ayn Rand as the second greatest American behind Washington.
In giving that information away, there is still the agenda on the president's mind that is not atheistic,… Continue
Added by James King on May 10, 2010 at 10:56am —
Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s new book titled “Nomad: A Personal Journey Through The Clash Of Civilisations” will be released on 13th of May. This book is a follow up to her previous work titled “Infidel” and proposes that Christianity should act as a role model for Muslims in… Continue
Added by QM on May 10, 2010 at 5:41am —
Well, where do I begin? I live in the southeern bible belt of south carolina. Until three years ago I was a southern bapist member and nut job. My life turned around one day at the local book store when I pick up a book called the christ conspiracy. I couldnt put this book down and wanted to learn more so I bought more books on atheism. I hide to kind of hide my actions because my now ex is a sunday school teacher. We were together for 13 years and her dad was the head deacon of the church.… Continue
Added by KEVIN GRUBBS on May 10, 2010 at 12:09am —
We know nothing.
The collective knowledge of all the people on earth that have ever lived is but a drop in the ocean of all possible knowledge in the universe. (1)
And the amount of knowledge any one person has is… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on May 9, 2010 at 11:00pm —
Added by Darwin Penda on May 9, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Holy Flying Spaghetti Monster! Is Think Atheist trying to re-convert me back to Islam? Has Google joined hands with Islamic fundies to form a new axis of 'do gooders'?
I am telling all of you. I am not falling for this again. And I ain't going back because I love this life more than my previous one!… Continue
Added by QM on May 9, 2010 at 10:25am —
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Added by Johnny on May 9, 2010 at 5:00am —
I don't like seeing people being excessively happy about their god when something goes right and then being bitterly angry when something bad goes wrong.
Someone I know said "You should stop bashing us and God. We're passionate for a reason."
Well, how about you guys be passionate about something productive? Like trying to end poverty and world hunger?
If they were as passionate as trying to help people as they were about simply praying for people, shit would get… Continue
Added by Desirai on May 8, 2010 at 10:41pm —
Even though I don't live anywhere near the place I grew up, I still have many friendships and other connections to the people who are still there. Most of them I'm friends with on Facebook. I've gotten in the habit recently of just reading over peoples' status updates to see what's new with my old home.
One guy's updates over the past few months have almost driven me over the edge. Here's a sample:
"[name] Is wondering: who has more faith, the Atheist or the Christian?… Continue
Added by G. Randall on May 8, 2010 at 5:00pm —
In my adolescence, I went to many different churches to find what they believed, and why. I was truly seeking knowledge, I was curious. I would listen politely and would never confront or criticize. As I said, I just wanted to know what they believed and why. I have found, however, that when religious people come to me and ask why I'm an atheist, it is seldom because they seek enlightenment. Usually their questions are just a gambit for them to criticize, attack, and try to convert me to their… Continue
Added by Doug Reardon on May 8, 2010 at 1:00pm —
I was out for a walk yesterday evening along a nearby canal. A breeze came along and blew a few leaves in my path. I stopped in my tracks and watched them settle on the ground; transfixed. I was about to continue when another breeze started up. But this time, along with the breeze I heard a voice whisper "I… Continue
Added by Serotonin Wraith on May 7, 2010 at 7:30pm —
I stumbled upon this and thought some of you would find this amusing. Another way for the church to bring money in. This made me laugh. What will they think of next?
Added by Cheryl Pantano on May 7, 2010 at 6:53pm —