This is mostly a repost from Greg Fish's blog "Weird Things"
titled "Why You Should Honor Thy Scientists"
. I often consider science as my "religion", but really what I mean is that I trust science to be the best thing available to tell me about reality. However, some theists will try to posit that science is just another faith based religion, playing a little… Continue
Added by Reggie on June 7, 2009 at 1:20pm —
Its an interesting point that the Buddhist 'spiritual philosophy' developed without ever imagining a supernatural god-creator into it when all the other religions seemed to find it applicable to base the source of their scriptures on a deity. Seems Sid Gautama was very realistic and wise to avoid the god-creator concept in order to keep things a little simpler (Occam's razor comes to mind..). Wisdom of the scriptures- if it has not been corrupted and tampered with as Christian scripture in… Continue
Added by Rick Watts on June 7, 2009 at 9:51am —
Sunday Morning Service
07 JUNE 2009
'Out of the Closet' — Black Atheists
- Sikivu Hutchinson writes about some of the cultural struggles of being a black atheist woman; and how outside the stereotypical norm that is.…
Added by Johnny on June 7, 2009 at 4:00am —
I have to say i have asked christians on what evidence they have that god exists and none of them can give me any factual avidence on the existence of their own beliefs, so why believe in them in the first place?
Also i just posted a video on the main page called changing the oil with jesus, it realy got me in stitches
If any of you have facebook then join my atheist group called... 100,000 atheist face bookers against religious nut cases
just copy and paste… Continue
Added by Shermon Burgess on June 6, 2009 at 11:32pm —
I had posted something a long the lines of this on a random site asking questions about religion... and well lets say it was picked apart by um well everyone... but...
I think it is 100% wrong for children to be baptized and forced in to a religion when they cant even sit up on their own.
Choosing a religion is something that should mean something to the person choosing entering which religion they choose.
I was baptized in the Catholic Church because my Mother… Continue
Added by fixedentropy on June 6, 2009 at 8:30pm —
On May 30, 2009, the Miss Salem pageant was held in Salem City Utah. The city of Salem sponsored the event, and the Mayor of the city, J. Lane Henderson, gave opening comments. An invocation led by Salem City Councilperson Lynn Durrant called the attending public to prayer in the name of Jesus Christ.
According to the First Amendment of the US Constitution, preference by the government of one religion over another, non-religion over religion, or religion over non-religion, is… Continue
Added by Killarny on June 6, 2009 at 8:19pm —
This is another of those articles for which I'm having to suppress just a hint of party-pooping, fuddy-duddy guilt. Atlantis is actually a pretty cool legend, and some really fun stories have arisen around it. The Indiana Jones
game, about stopping the Nazis from harnessing the immense power of a lost civilisation, was something I had many, many hours of fun with back when I was first discovering point-and-click… Continue
Added by Cubik's Rube on June 6, 2009 at 2:44pm —
Added by Mark on June 5, 2009 at 10:46pm —
As in seconds, at the end of this post, minutes even.
Very excited to get to know some interesting intelligent people... do they still exist? were they all myth? who knows? I have faith. (pun intended)
Atheist for as long as I can remember, even when I didn't know the term. 'God' has always been fictitious to me, it never seemed real, or possible. The older I get and the more I learn the more that fact holds true for me.
I love science… Continue
Added by fixedentropy on June 5, 2009 at 4:49pm —
NEW YORK (ABP) -- A former Southern Baptist Convention officer who on June 2 called the death of abortion provider George Tiller an answer to prayer said later in the day he is also praying "imprecatory prayer" against President Obama.
Later in the interview, Colmes returned to Drake's answer to make sure he heard him right.
"Are you praying for his death?" Colmes asked.
"Yes," Drake replied.
"So you're praying for the death of the president of the United… Continue
Added by Gaytor on June 5, 2009 at 4:38pm —
Dr. Rick Marshall, bent on proving his crack-pot theory, is literally dumped into a land with dinosaurs, distant primates and evil alien overlords. Land of the Lost suffers from a lack of comedic timing, outdated effects, pitiful editing, and painfully shallow writing, but offers plain silliness as a consolation prize.
Disgraced and outcast, Dr. Rick Marshall (Will Farrell) is inspired to finish his work by graduate student Holly Cantrell (Anna Friel). Using the newly finished… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on June 5, 2009 at 12:00am —
This is the church that I used to go to AHHH!! PATHETIC! I used to be one of those kids! I knew those kids! I feel bad for them! Someone help… Continue
Added by jen o on June 4, 2009 at 11:08pm —
Apparently I went to bed just too early last night to see the Twitterscape and blogosphere explode with the news: Simon Singh is indeed going to be appealing against the ruling in the preliminary hearing, in his legal case in which he is charged with libel by the British Chiropractic Association.
His book Trick or Treatment, co-authored with Edzard Ernst, is currently in the process of knocking my socks off (quite inconvenient and uncomfortable, actually, especially… Continue
Added by Cubik's Rube on June 4, 2009 at 7:16pm —
I am definitely a Sunny Deist. Best religion since... ever.
Added by Thunder Pumpkin on June 4, 2009 at 5:39pm —
AP Story Below
PHILADELPHIA - A kindergartner's mother cannot read Scripture during show and tell, even if the Bible is the boy's favorite book, a U.S. appeals court ruled.
"Parents of public school kindergarten students may reasonably expect their children will not become captive audiences to an adult's reading of religious texts," Chief Judge Anthony J. Scirica wrote in Monday's split 2-1 opinion, which upheld a lower court's ruling.
In October 2004, the… Continue
Added by Gaytor on June 4, 2009 at 11:43am —
50 reasons to believe in God
From Iron Chariots Wiki
For the book by Guy P. Harrison, see 50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God.
50 reasons to believe in God is an email that made the rounds of atheist bloggers in June 2008. PZ Myers, on his blog Pharyngula, identifies the original author as Debra Rufini, an author whose recent book contains "an imaginary scenario in which Richard Dawkins gets psychiatric… Continue
Added by Rev. Tom Hicks, D.D. on June 3, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Guidestones into the Age of Reason
Written by Jason Bellows
on June 18th, 2006 at 4:42 pm
In northeast Georgia (USA), just off the Hartwell Highway there is a monument situated on a small rise. It is made of six granite slabs; there is a capstone, one slab stands in the center, and around it four vertical slabs stand just over sixteen feet high. The… Continue
Added by Rev. Tom Hicks, D.D. on June 3, 2009 at 11:00am —
I've made a parallel this morning. In fact, it was so profound to my existence (and yet somehow still shallow, which makes it all the more delicious) that I'm letting my tea get cold downstairs while I write about it.
Atheists are distrusted for the same reason the hot-and-awesome-platonic-best-friend-of-your-significant-other is.
I know. I've been that girl my entire life.
Not so much the hot and awesome part (though there is that, too) but definitely the… Continue
Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on June 3, 2009 at 6:16am —
Added by jen o on June 2, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Check out what this guy has to say. Seriously not cool.
Added by Wolf McKenzie on June 2, 2009 at 6:04pm —