I wrote an article reworking the 12 step to exclude God over a year ago. It was a great exercise, but ultimately abandoned. Here I am, more than a year later with my observation made since then. I have rejected my own 12-step model for something a little more tangible, significant, and simple. One great thing about being a scientifically driven atheist is the willingness to be wrong and openness to correcting this inequity. Perhaps I will have more to say on this in a year or two; but for…Continue
My goal here is not to argue that Christianity is true, but that I'm reasonable to be a Christian. I don't care if you agree with me about Christianity, but I do want to persuade you that I'm not stupid, crazy, insane, or in any other epistemically lamentable state, for being a Christian. What follows is a sketch that I can expand as people ask reasonable questions.
Keeping this as short as reasonably possible, I'm a Christian because I think that God exists and…Continue
With the rise of Evangelical Christianity in the United States a corresponding increase in finger pointing and blame claiming that the country is in moral decline accompanied it. The usual culprits for the fingered for the alleged deterioration are liberals, non-Christians and unbelievers, but a look at the numbers show the source may be a closer to…Continue
Added by Donald R Barbera on May 30, 2012 at 7:07am — No Comments
so at a recent party, I was listening in on a conversation that my Christian friend and some of his christian friends were talking about how people can believe that there is not god? I as a in-the-closet-atheist. didn't say anything but his friend said "Where does moral thought come from?" and i was pondering that idea that our thought can bring moral actions and moral judgement. If there is a god than he would give Humanity moral thought? i dont know this question is hard for me to come up…Continue
NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Leakey predicts skepticism over evolution will soon be history.
Not that the avowed atheist has any doubts himself.
Sometime in the next 15 to 30 years, the Kenyan-born paleoanthropologist expects scientific discoveries will have accelerated to the…Continue
| The Second Law
Deuteronomy 1:1 to 31:14
1:1 Moses made a long speech romanticizing the bloody epic of the tribes. First he brought them up to date on some of his biggest accomplishments and then he highlighted the bright forecast for the anticipated genocide of the men,…
Added by Brad Snowder on May 27, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments
I pose this question, since I have watched many of William Lane Craig's great academy award winning performances. I have heard many atheist say that he has won most of the debates against atheist, but I have always come to the conclusion that he has not provided anything with substance. He uses the same old arguments that are known not to be very strong. Therefore from my point of view he lost. I think a person wins a debate if their claims are true, if they provide evidence, and if the…Continue
yes I know this sounds rediculous but do you (Atheist) thing there are aliens out there in our universe, I was just wandering, i know this isn't the most intellectual or anit-religious but i am curious, thanks.
If you've read my blog in the past you've probably seen my furious rants about my idiot of a best friend. You know, the one who has called me morally inferior and hell-bound?
Well after exactly a decade of being loyal to him in spite of his special brand of bullshit, we are no longer friends.
He sent an email to my husband (not me) telling me that we were no longer friends. No reasonable explanation, just some ridiculous babel over wanting what's best for me because he felt he…Continue
I was browsing the news and found this:
I kind of see this as a good thing because more people will actually read the bible and probably become atheists.
Also, I want to try out just to cause a ruckus and be Captain Chaos!
What do yall think of this?
Added by Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek) on May 24, 2012 at 3:42pm — No Comments
My separation from Christendom is relatively recent. At least, the more public end of it. I've entertained the idea of letting myself accept I no longer believed in any of the gods described by humans in any religion at any time in history for quite some time. I can't discount there could be some god or another somewhere out there. But I really doubt it.
The reaction to my rejection of religion has been about what I expected. It all came straight back to Hell. I am no stranger to…Continue
Added by Rachel on May 24, 2012 at 2:48am — No Comments
Added by Connor Hughes on May 23, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Welcome to my blog. I have never written a blog, or anything recreationally for that matter. Its new to me, this world of words. Words.They are fascinating aren't they. Powerful. Words are everything. They are knowledge. They are communication, friendship. Love, Hatred. Weapons. Medicine. You can achieve anything with words. So i guess I will start by explaining, with words, what I intend to achieve, with…Continue
Added by Connor Hughes on May 23, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments
An undated file photo showing Italian teenager Emanuela Orlandi, the daughter of a Vatican employee, believed to have been kidnapped after a music lesson in Rome on June…Continue
This article, Straight White Male: The lowest difficulty there is has been passed around in the Twitterverse for the past week or so. I think it does a very good job explaining the concept of 'privilege.' If life was a video game, being a straight white male would be the lowest difficulty setting, the easiest way to play the game with all else being equal.…Continue
As these are often going to occur, if I feel inclined to talk about something- I likely wrote an article about it already. Heh.
So... today my jab at skepticism was finally released for publication. Jab is light actually. I was fairly balanced and unbiased when I wrote it. Now I will take of my mittens and pop the claws:
Skepticism is lazy and excuse riddled. If you are not a scientist or even at the very least driven to conducting a scientific inquiry, skepticism is a cop out…Continue
Added by JD Stockman on May 22, 2012 at 5:06pm — No Comments
Ok so the most Unforgivable SIN is to BLASPHEMY and anyone who DOUBTS the existance of the Holy Spirit is certain to be DAMMED to HELL so when your mind starts to wonder in fact that there is NO EXISTANCE of this holy spirit you just committed the greatest crime in Fundamentalist Christianity and that people is to THINK!
This is why im always talking about this stuff bcuz every Christian person either believes they will go to hell if they even THINK there IS'NT a GOD and that makes…Continue