Via Atheist Climber Blog
Religion really is an oddity in humanity. When citing religion, one can be excused for irrational behaviour or beliefs. It gives people an excuse to not take part in the cultural norms of the society they live in. It allows people rights and privileges that people not of that religion are denied. It regularly excuses wrongdoing and lawbreaking if these are done "in the name of God". It… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on May 4, 2010 at 11:30pm —
From Catholic News Service
Pope Benedict spent May 2 by visiting Turin, Italy, where he celebrated an outdoor mass and knelt in silent prayer before the Shroud of Turin
, which many Catholics still believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ despite mountains of evidence to the contrary
After spending time… Continue
Added by The God Critic on May 4, 2010 at 10:00pm —
Someone proposed this question to me today, and I had kind of a hard time answering it. I said something about it being based on what works best to preserve and create good relationships with others. The person then asked me where that comes from. I said it's the way I was taught, the way I grew up...but I'm an adult now, so what is it based on?
He asked me is it ever okay to lie. I said it's okay if for self-preservation in desperate situations or the preservation of… Continue
Added by Shanika on May 4, 2010 at 7:34pm —
The results are now here!!!
like most of you may know, I, FrancoP, was doing a survey on chatroulette to see the percentage of Theism, (all religions and supernatural included) versus atheism, and after days of running this survey the resulst are now ready
ATHEISM 47%TAN TAN TAN TAAAAAN!!!!
and here are a few quotes from people
Added by Franco P on May 4, 2010 at 4:55pm —
In Ghana a young boy was found to be anemic. His parents realize that he's sick and they take him to the hospital. What they didn't understand is that their son's illness was about to lead to a blood transfusion, a forbidden act for the Jehovah's Witnesses. An act so reviled that it would warrant these parents disowning their son who was just five years old. Article… Continue
Added by Gaytor on May 4, 2010 at 10:32am —
I originally wrote this as a comment to a note on a friends Facebook profile. I thought I would share it here with everyone.
My son is now 18 and agnostic leaning more towards atheist.
I was in my agnostic period during his childhood before I completely committed to atheist. We had gone to church a few times with my family, who are very religious, but it was never a strict ritual on our part.
One night when he was about 4 or 5, after I read him his nightly story he… Continue
Added by Robert Hinkey on May 4, 2010 at 5:49am —
This is the video that I mentioned in my other blog:
Added by Shanika on May 3, 2010 at 11:51pm —
I just had a brief convo with a friend on facebook (who of course is a believer ;-)) He posted a video of a little girl who is three years old. The child is praying and there's an adult encouraging her as she prays.
I usually don't comment on stuff like this but, I did. I wrote, "Thoroughly indoctrinated...but she's cute." He replied that ALL are indoctrinated, just by different things and information. Hmmm...just wondering what you guys have to say about… Continue
Added by Shanika on May 3, 2010 at 7:46pm —
For the Fun of It
May 2, 2010 Continue
By Andrea Steele
As you can deduct from the title of the film festival, this event is an international affair. Some Western societies do not…
Added by Andrea Steele on May 3, 2010 at 6:30pm —
As people of religion encounter those of us that have no god, the inevitable question comes up, "What is the meaning of life?" The heated discussion recently here on TA and another question about Nihilism on another site made me think that I can only answer that question visually. I made a collage of some of the photos that make me happy that are from my life, mostly in the last five years. In it you'll find photos of me at work, play, travelling, with the two most important beings in my life,… Continue
Added by Gaytor on May 3, 2010 at 1:34pm —
Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on May 3, 2010 at 12:30am —
After a long morning of yard and house work, I decided to treat myself to lunch. Adjacent from the booth I was sitting in was a group of four elderly people. Every now and again I would catch bits an pieces of their conversation; diet, keeping active, etc. Normal innocent conversation.
As I finished my meal, and was on my way out, I heard one of the women utter these 'pearls of wisdom'. The topic of conversation had turned to the oil spill in the gulf. One of the men… Continue
Added by James on May 2, 2010 at 9:16pm —
Bieng raised in a muslim community means a lot a awful things that u will go through .where ever we go they kept telling us that a non muslim is a terrible person or even more should be killed, i see many friends of mine in there prime life with a full life ahead they wish that they have the opportunity to kill jewish where ever they are because of what islamic guidness told them , how and why they choose to blow them selves in a bus or puplic place full of innocent… Continue
Added by kiki kiki on May 2, 2010 at 8:51pm —
i have just let islam and now i feel really happy that i take off my scraf on my headand on my brain too ,but at the same time i feel copmlety strange .how am going to stat a new life after bieng a muslima for 20 years . i want your advise how am going to cope with my new situation and how long i 've to act to stay safe? i really need your help.
Added by kiki kiki on May 2, 2010 at 8:03pm —
Thank you for Sunday Morning Services! It is about time there was something for the rest of us. Those who are not fooled by religous mumbo-jumbo. I really enjoyed the articles and the resources. Now I know where my Sundays will be!
Added by Jessica Lynn Tipton on May 2, 2010 at 2:28pm —
Added by Johnny on May 2, 2010 at 5:00am —
I've felt the emotional inspirational 'hard to pin down' experience of the 'holy spirit' in church, in prayer and at other times when i was a young believer. As a 'confirmation' of beliefs... I guess if it was the only thing you knew or experienced it would be all you needed. But it is nothing compared to a full-fledged inner 'spiritual' experience.
I grew up the son of a liberal theologian.... not a charismatic, His father, my grandfather, was a mystic. I longed for more than… Continue
Added by Wesley on May 1, 2010 at 12:19pm —
Someone else used the word 'fanfiction' in reference to the Book of Mormon!
Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on May 1, 2010 at 12:18pm —