June 2010 Blog Posts (116)

Jesus Died How Now?

I’m going to choose to be more serious on this one…sorry! Link to the story on bottom. I think the important question shouldn’t be whether or not Jesus died on a cross but rather, whether or not he even existed? Furthermore, if he did exist, does that still mean the stories that surround him are anything more than mythical exaggerations attached to…

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Added by EricT on June 27, 2010 at 4:41pm — 2 Comments

Not allowed to criticize religion? what do you think?

So today I posted a simple status to my facebook wall I regards to the day of prayer that has been issued. Everyone has been asked by government officials to pray that god will stop the oil leak and clean the ocean. I posted a simple reply to this insane and unconstitutional proposition and I was shocked by the response my friend Amber gave. If you were me, how would you reply?



Kyle Wilhelm: Today is a government sanctioned day of prayer for the oil leak to stop, violating the church… Continue

Added by Mr Good Without God on June 27, 2010 at 3:55pm — 9 Comments

The Role of American Evangelists in the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill

By Ed Brayton and a story in the New York Times. I just think the story deserves as much coverage as possible so I'm reposting the article from Ed Brayton's blog here. I have been particularly attentive to changes, causes, and events surrounding the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill and this story,… Continue

Added by kelltrill on June 27, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Atheism: Negative?

Do not think that, since atheism is negative, because of the letter "a" before a-theism, then it is really negative. Wrong. Atheism is positive.

Why?
Atheism is INdependence. "IN" in independence may be negative but "independence" itself is positive.
Dependence is negative.

If you don't agree, then you are IN-sane and AB-normal. Hahaha!

WE should be happy atheists. ^^,

Added by Adrian Sumayo on June 27, 2010 at 6:06am — 3 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 27JUN

Sunday Morning Service

27 JUN 2009



Links of Interest



Is Earth's Biodiversity Linked to the Solar-System's Milky Way Orbit?



Ryan… Continue

Added by Johnny on June 27, 2010 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

For the first time in Australian legal history, the Parliament's Senate Economics Committee is investigating tax law amendments that might (if enacted) close a loophole exploited by religious organis…





For the first time in Australian legal history, the Parliament's Senate Economics Committee is investigating tax law amendments that might (if enacted) close a loophole exploited by religious organisations.



Currently, Australian Tax Office (ATO) automatically grants tax free status to organisations that make "supernatural claims". This means Catholics, Hindus, Muslims,… Continue

Added by Andrew Skegg on June 26, 2010 at 5:46pm — No Comments

Findo's 12 facts





Back in episode 2.1 I spoke about Andrew Finden's (Findo) 12 facts of Jesus and largely dismissed them out of hand. After Andrew made a few comments on this web site (see here,… Continue

Added by Andrew Skegg on June 26, 2010 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Sure, you call yourself an Atheist, buuuuut......

Most of us know Christopher Hitchens, but many may not know that he has a brother who is the polar opposite (http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/06/18/atheist-christian-paths-christopher-peter-hitchens/) Now this I can relate to! My brother moved down to Tennessee to live with… Continue

Added by EricT on June 26, 2010 at 3:30am — 3 Comments

"Steven Pinker - How do you make sense of the unknown?" from Atheist Climber Blog



This is a transcript of an interview with Steven Pinker on the Big Think website recorded On: 6/13/07. I thought it was some of the clearest thinking I'd heard in a long time. The whole interview is below, and I'll make noted\s in between as I see fit. You can watch the video… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on June 24, 2010 at 9:57pm — No Comments

Top Hat/Junk Shot don't work...next logical step.....Jesus?

Ello peeps,

Once again the "fine" state of Louisiana and its government remind us that being shaped like a boot and Mardi Gras are the only cool things about their state.…

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Added by EricT on June 24, 2010 at 11:16am — 1 Comment

Conflicting messages

Thanks to Facebook, I'm slightly irritated now. Of course the website is innocent, this is about a friend's post. We grew up in a tiny little town with hardcore Christian values. I escaped. She didn't. She posts Christian messages on her Facebook page every day. Today we were treated to this gem:



"The New Testament brings us right down to this one issue - if sin rules in me, God`s life in me will be killed; if God rules in me, sin in me will be killed. There is nothing more fundamental… Continue

Added by Prazzie on June 24, 2010 at 7:30am — 13 Comments

Death of an Atheist.

My grandmother, bless her tiny, uneducated, bigoted, soul, once told me that the most terrible (pronounced ter

- ible) thing she ever saw was the death of an atheist. My grandparents had a friend who was an atheist. When he was dying, in the hospital, they went and spent his last hours on earth, trying to save his soul from damnation in hell. They prayed, admonished, begged, pleaded, and cajoled him to accept Jesus Christ as his savior and lord. And I have always thought about this poor… Continue

Added by Doug Reardon on June 23, 2010 at 11:57pm — 16 Comments

"The Search for Hollow Unicorns" from Atheist Climber blog

from Atheist Climber blog



People like to feel that their lives have meaning.



Let me just examine that statement. In this context, people like to feel that their lives are worthwhile, that their actions are of some consequence, that there is a reason to get up in the morning, to go to work, to earn money, to go through the daily routines that we do to support… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on June 23, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Creation - a film about Charles Darwin



SPOILERS



This film is a partly biographical, partly fictionalised account of Charles Darwin's relationship with his eldest daughter, Annie, as he struggles to write On the Origin of Species. Produced by Jeremy Thomas, the film was directed by Jon Amiel and stars married couple Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly as Charles… Continue

Added by kelltrill on June 23, 2010 at 8:36pm — 2 Comments

The God Particle

While on Yahoo, I came across a website called "Godparticle.net" in which they discuss the discovery of the Higgs Boson or God Particle.

I admit, I dont understand the entire article, although I rushed through it. Is it suppost to disprove the existance of god? or prove something?

And how reliable is this?

They also have a link to another website.... called Quantum Jumping, its title "The Inter-dimentional Quest for a better you"

There's a "warning on…

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Added by D.M Barrera on June 23, 2010 at 7:06pm — 6 Comments

"Are you committed to the truth wherever it may lead..."

The following is an excerpt that I transcribed from a debate between Robert M. Price and a Christian apologist about the resurrection of Christ. His words really spoke to me so I wanted to share them with the community. I have also posted a link below to the entire debate (video).



"I've often heard apologists boast that the resurrection of Jesus is the most securely established historical fact of all. More so than the existence of Napolean or the…
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Added by Benjamin on June 22, 2010 at 11:16pm — 1 Comment

Through the Wormhole

Just a quickie blog. I just watched a recent episode of "Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman" concerning whether or not god exists and if we can "find" him/her/it.



I had not heard of A. Garrett Lisi before this, but I was very impressed with him. He is possibly on the verge of mathematically tying the forces that govern the universe via physics together. The show kept talking about how he was trying to "find the creator" via a mathematic equation, but Lisi himself stated that he… Continue

Added by M on June 22, 2010 at 4:24pm — 6 Comments

Knowledge vs Belief

I get so amused by my religious friends when I force them to think about knowledge vs faith and belief. I say to them that they do not know GOD exists but rather they BELIEVE that he does. They have blank looks or the phone goes momentarily silent as they for the first time have to come to grips with this "inconvenient truth". Once they regain their composure they again will insist that they somehow DO know GOD exists. For one brief… Continue

Added by George Whitney on June 22, 2010 at 12:15am — 2 Comments

The Lord God Made the Lot! (parts 1 and 2)

From Atheist Climber Blog (Part 1 and Part 2)


PART 1



One of the things that creationists will often say to justify their beliefs in God goes something like this:…

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Added by Martin Pribble on June 21, 2010 at 7:13pm — 3 Comments

Pascals Wager

Main article: http://www.teenageatheist.com/2010/06/pascals-wager.html



I keep seeing Christians throwing Pascals Wager around, as if it actually holds water. For those of you unfamiliar with the proposition, here it is:



"If you believe in God and there is indeed a God, you have everything (heaven and immortality)…

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Added by Raithie on June 21, 2010 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

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