This small denomination of the great web of Christianity is not known of by many people. This is due mostly to the inherent qualities of the religion itself. The men must keep their hair short and keep their faces shaven. The women can not cut their hair, nor wear makeup or jewelry of any kind. They must only wear ankle-length skirts/dresses and cover their arms at least to the elbow at all times. Though they do not have to wear bonnets (one of the only differences between them and…
alright. here we go again guys!
first things first. make sure you tune in to tonight's episode of the Think Atheist Radio Show. we'll be having a LIVE chat with philosopher and cognitive scientist Dr. Paul Thagard. Dr. Thagard's recent book…Continue
I'm active on a few sites and there seems to be a few truths. One is that many atheists were at one time religionists. The ones that were once religionists seem to think that they have a monopoly on escaping religion. Their path out is the only way to escape religion. It's not unlike AA members. You must follow these 12 steps and keeping coming back because it works. Much like AA isn't THE way (or statistically, a way) there are many paths out of religion.
I make arguments against…Continue
few things before we begin:
first, i want to say thanks so much to everyone who entered the contest to win a signed copy of J. Anderson Thomson's new book Why We Believe in God(s). if you were among those that entered i expect my contact at Pitchstone Publishing, the book's publisher, to have the winners for me shortly. i'll be announcing them on Twitter followed by a post Think Atheist. if you want the news as fast as possible your best bet is to…Continue
The dream started with me running through a very long hallway from which I could not see the end but I could easily recognize it as I had seen it before. It was the hallway from the apartment where I used to live in Barcelona with my parents. But, instead of being just a couple of meters long, this one was infinite.
I kept running despite the fact I didn't know where I was running to or from. I ran and ran for what it felt as eternity.
All of a sudden I stopped…Continue
hey guys, good to see you back for another edition of Sunday School. thanks for always stopping in!
first off i want to tell you about some exciting news. just this week we passed through 10,000 members here on Think Atheist! we want to thank everyone for making TA what it is with your contributions and the sense of community that you offer freethinkers on the internet. go ahead everyone and stop by…Continue
This is LAGEOS. Since 1976, this perfect disco sphere has been orbiting Earth carrying 426 cube corner reflectors made of fused silica glass—except four, made of germanium. It also contains a coded message, designed by Dr. Carl Sagan.
The message was duplicated in two 4 x 7-inch stainless steel plates and contains several codes telling things about Earth. The first…Continue
first, do make sure you tune in tonight to check out Greg's interview with philosopher of religion Dr. Matt McCormick! Greg and Dr. McCormick talk about some basic issues in philosophy of religion and then move on to talking about undermining a belief in the resurrection by pointing to witchcraft in Salem Massachusetts (the Salem Witch Trials). it's excellent stuff that's instantly usable in debates…Continue
this post is part of my series on Erik Wielenberg's book Value and Virtue in a Godless Universe. see Part 1
here. Though what follows won't require you to have read Part 1, it'll certainly help.
alright guys, last week's chat with atheist bible scholar Robert Price was awesome. if you missed it you can still listen to the show- as you can with every show- from the archive so don't worry.
but tonight we have lined up Caltech theoretical physicist…Continue