Throughout my life I've bounced from one religion or denomination to the next. Growing up Catholic but going to a Baptist school didn't help, and then attending to an all girls Catholic school confused me more. When I moved to the U.S I felt a great door opened, and I searched from one church to the next. Somehow I ended up converting to Judaism (agaisnt my parents will). And by destiny I went back to Christianity (Methodist). Last fall I took a philosophy class that opened my eyes to… Continue
Added by D.M Barrera on June 16, 2010 at 10:17pm —
... or "Can Science Have a Positive Effect on Religion and Culture to Help Answer Questions of Morality?"
My previous blog Sam Harris: Science can answer moral… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on June 16, 2010 at 8:02pm —
My mom is a Jehovah's witness and has set up a bible study just for me so that I can understand god.
She said I can ask any question I want to and that they will be able to find it in the bible.
What are some good questions I can ask?
Other than where the f*k did the dinosaurs come from.
Added by Desirai on June 16, 2010 at 9:59am —
Seems that the bible pounders just want to control every aspect of your life. They even want to know what you’re doing in your bedroom.
Funny thing is, they don’t want the government to pry into their business. But because “God” is on their “side” they assume they have the right to stick their noses into everyone personal and private business.
It’s the same with the abortion issue. They honestly believe it’s their duty to intervene in a persons private matters. And if need be, some of… Continue
Added by Rick on June 15, 2010 at 2:14am —
OK, so I was at my sister-in-law's high school (public) graduation the other day and was disappointed to see God brought into the mix. So I wrote the principal, vice-principal, superintendent and local newspaper the following message:Good day,I was in attendance at the graduation ceremony at CASHS to witness my… Continue
Added by James on June 15, 2010 at 12:35am —
I caught this documentary the other day:
Flock of Dodos, about the intelligent design v. evolution debate raging in our school boards. It is pro-evolution, but also paints a melancholy picture of the evolution side, and why we are "Losing" on the public relations front (sort of). Although I want to add that we won in Kansas,… Continue
Added by Jake W. Andrews on June 14, 2010 at 11:22pm —
Added by Martin Pribble on June 14, 2010 at 8:58pm —
The God of the Bible is cruel and ill-tempered. Proof: According to many passages in the Bible, and accounts from many Christians, if a person does only good deeds but does not believe in Christ, he or she will be damned to an eternity of torment in Hell. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sola_fide
God, being omnipotent, could conceivably cause a non-believing soul to simply cease to exist. Instead, he chooses to… Continue
Added by Allen Sneed on June 14, 2010 at 8:06pm —
I absolutely despise this phrase: "They aren't True Christians." People just love bandying it about left, right and center as it suits them and it has become a rather abusive, repetitive term, which both camouflages hypocrisy and vindictiveness as well as serves as an automatic conversation stopper and verbal passing-of-the-proverbial-buck. It is a dangerous and unintellectual way out of an argumentative corner.
The emotional connotations of this term involve the speaker immediately… Continue
Added by kelltrill on June 14, 2010 at 7:17pm —
Hi! I'm Raithie; an Irish teenage atheist. Since this is my introductory post to the Think Atheist community - I suppose I'll give a brief outline of myself and why I'm here in the first place.I love to surf, read, play guitar and debate. However, you'll catch me doing anything - I love life and all that comes with it. That sums me up!
I recently decided to bring my atheism online and started to join atheist and theist discussion forums… Continue
Added by Raithie on June 14, 2010 at 6:42pm —
I came accross this, from Michael Graziano from Princeton - excuse my ignorance, but never heard of him. Anyone know about the book or his frame of reference (ie fact based or trying to prove a dogma position) - looks interesting.
Michael Graziano publishes new book: God, Soul, Mind, Brain: A Neuroscientist's Reflections on the Spirit World
Added by Ian Brennan on June 14, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Many of us have all heard the claim that God/Jesus, as the source of all goodness is the only teacher we have about how to be good, and humanity on its own is a despicable race of
creatures. So, here’s what I don’t really understand.
What motivation do you have to be good all the time if you believe to your heart of hearts that God will always forgive you? Murder? Rape? No problem, just confess, say your magic chant, maybe shed some tears Continue
and pledge to service as a…
Added by Whitney B. on June 14, 2010 at 10:30am —
In digging through my Bible for old notes, I ran across the idea that Hell doesn't exist. It's not a new idea, but one little explored. The passage that really spoke to me was Ecclesiastes 6:4-5 "I say that a stillborn child is better off than he. It comes without meaning, it departs in darkness, and in darkness it's name is shrouded. Though is never saw the sun or knew anything, it has more rest than does that man-- Even if he lives a thousand years twice over but fails to enjoy his… Continue
Added by Gaytor on June 14, 2010 at 2:14am —
I have spent a few days reading these blogs. I find some very funny, and some really well written, but you know what? It's always good to look at both sides of the story whether it is political, cultural, lifestyle, etc, you get the picture.
One blog I would like to mention is: "Things Atheists Don't Do". I always read the new ones that come from them.
Added by Miss Herena on June 13, 2010 at 7:12pm —
Though it would better if this were said in person, to hesitate at all would diminish the message I wish to convey. In the video “ATHEISM: What Caused God?” you made a statement that seemed rather ignorant or at least Continue
arrogant. I am not referring to your explanation that god is somehow exempt from
the same logic that you demand we use to question the origin of the Universe,
though that is arrogant. I am referring to your comment that atheist has the
Added by Wesley J. Miller on June 13, 2010 at 5:34pm —
One of the first things I do every Sunday is check Postsecret.com to read all of the secrets people have mailed in for complete strangers to read. Usually half aren't really secrets, and I mainly focus on making sure I hover my mouse over each one to see if there's a secret behind the secret. This morning a postcard caught my eye though, and I could have written it myself.…
Added by Holli Yawney on June 13, 2010 at 9:23am —
before i get to the links i wanted to see if i could ask you guys to sound off for me. mining the thousands of links i see each week for items i think deserve inclusion here and then actually putting together the post takes a lot of time. basically i want to make sure that there are more people interested in this stuff than just the one or two people who comment each week. so, do me a favor and post in the comments to tell me if i should continue to take the time each week to do this. i'm not… Continue
Added by Nelson on June 13, 2010 at 9:00am —
I was watching an Australian true movie about the first aborigine actor and it got me thinking. Myself being part Maori I still cannot believe that we are living in an era where there is such division given that we have access now to higher education & technology. We all bleed the same colour. In an ideal world if we used logic, reason and science imagine what kind of world we would be living in.
You only have to reflect on history to see where most of the problems have occurred… Continue
Added by Miss Herena on June 13, 2010 at 6:30am —
Added by Johnny on June 13, 2010 at 5:00am —
I really am glad to have a site like this to meet so many people. I am surrounded by religious people all day and all night, and it IS SUCH a breathe of FRESH AIR to talk to people that understand you! I guess you could say I have lost a little faith in humanity in real life but online on here makes me feel a little better about it. :)
Thanks for taking the time to THINK!
Thanks and much love
Here is a random pic of… Continue
Added by Sophie on June 13, 2010 at 12:00am —