So, I just finished my first online live debate with a Christian, and I gotta say, it was rather disappointing.
The victim was Youtube's TruthfulChristian. Some of you might know him. He's basically an evolution-bashing Christian creationist. Sort of like venomfangx.
Most of you probably know how excruciatingly painful it is to try to get any new knowledge into a creationist's head, and I actually started to doubt if he was being serious.
We began talking about why he believed in… Continue
Added by Kris on June 5, 2010 at 9:40pm —
As we know for a fact we are a outcome of the process of natural selection, a two part question arises, which I would be interested to get opinions on
1 What is the next core component that is going to lead survival? We know the building blocks that have initiated the evolutionary development but the various complex being that now exist has taken… Continue
Added by Ian Brennan on June 5, 2010 at 11:50am —
The Cosmological Argument is an argument for the existence of god using the Cosmos as evidence. I don’t think these arguments are very convincing but they are one of the strongest arguments for the existence of god due to our lack of understanding about the origins of the Universe, especially when compared to our knowledge of evolution when discussing the Argument from Design.
Humans are answer seeking animals and we often find it more satisfying to have an answer than to not have… Continue
Added by Francis Thomas on June 4, 2010 at 6:39pm —
So yesterday I decided to make the twice yearly call I attempt to my parents. We aren't very close, and that's partially because they are right wing, god fearing, gun toting, religious types. That isn't something that people from my family can agree to disagree on. While on the phone with one of my aunts, I was telling her my present woes and she offered to pray for me.
In the background I heard my mom yell. "You shouldn't say that! She's an atheist!"
To which my aunt yelled back,… Continue
Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on June 4, 2010 at 2:21pm —
I type this entry as I sit on the runway at Boston-Logan Airport, about to take to the sky for a 6 hour journey to San Jose. I will be traversing a distance of almost Continue
2700 miles. If I were to go 600 miles farther, and in a different direction, I
could be in London, my hometown – this is a serious distance I’m about to
travel. Why am I doing it? Because I am attending, with a stalwart group of
Added by James Croft on June 4, 2010 at 2:00pm —
Ok I just heard about this story so the details may not be entirely be
accurate but apparently the Republicans decided to create a website so
regular Americans, like me, you, and the Mushroom Kingdom, can send and post
suggestions. The site is called http://www.americaspeakingout.com
and all you do is post ideas so the Republicans can make their policy
based on your suggestions!
I guess they are trying to be… Continue
Added by Jay on June 4, 2010 at 3:05am —
How's your trivia skills where quotes from religious leaders are concerned? I just created a new quiz that tries to show how difficult it is to know which fundamentalist said what -- because they all think alike in some very essential ways. Check it out, here
Added by Atheist Exile on June 4, 2010 at 1:00am —
The collection of channels including the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Animal Planet, the History Channel, etc, are quite controversial for their programs. Torn between love and hate, critics criticize the programs on these channels for dumbing down scientific, naturalistic, and historical subjects to the point of absurdity.
My personal take is that they have their place. I am
endlessly fascinated by shows such as "The Universe", "Planet Earth", "Life",… Continue
Added by Nathan Hevenstone on June 3, 2010 at 1:00pm —
I pass by anti-choice protesters about everyday on my way to work. I see all kinds of stupid, nonsensical, ignorant signs and I can't help but worry that one day abortion may be illegal again. Seriously scares the shit out of me. I pay $110 every 3 months for my birth control. My insurance doesn't cover the name brand and I am physically unable to take the generic for medical reasons that I don't want to get into. I'm doing my part to try and prevent unwanted pregnancy. If something should… Continue
Added by baddy on June 3, 2010 at 10:51am —
I have batted this topic around in my head for a couple of years now but when all is said and done I can not help but stick firmly to one side of the argument: Religion and science are extremely incompatible. I strongly feel that to embrace one is to deny the other.
A recent article
posted by… Continue
Added by kelltrill on June 3, 2010 at 10:18am —
This guy is actually starting a new church. Really? Really?
I guess he doesn't have much of a choice with no marketable skills to make a living doing anything else. Maybe selling meth or becoming a male prostitute, who knows? That would… Continue
Added by girlatheist on June 3, 2010 at 3:29am —
From Atheist Climber blog
As a child I was often told I had a vivid imagination, one that was filled with wonder and fantasy, and I loved the stories my parents would read to me. But I learned at a very young age that monsters and leprechauns were not real. While my imagination was allowed to flourish, my inquisitive nature was such that if I wanted to know about something, I was always… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on June 3, 2010 at 1:11am —
Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on June 2, 2010 at 10:19pm —
Last week a couple of people from my year got a laminated piece of paper that had a prayer on it.The title was Exam Prayer.It was a prayer to be said to god asking him to help them do good in the junior cert.
If they all get A+ I'm going to be a christian and pray the whole time.Hopefully a year of praying will help me get good results in the leaving cert.
Added by Natasha Kenny on June 1, 2010 at 2:44pm —
This is what I sent via FedEx about 2 weeks ago:
May 25, 2010
His Eminence Roger Cardinal… Continue
Added by Therese Lee on June 1, 2010 at 9:31am —
I recently sent an official Declaration of Defection to the Roman Catholic Diocese where I was baptized. Has anyone else ever done this? Did they actually receive a response from the archbishop? Do tell!
Added by Therese Lee on June 1, 2010 at 8:25am —
I think I'm gonna join a church for a few months and make everyone love
me, then announce I'm actually an atheist (anti theist) and see if their
I wonder what kind of outcome that will be.
have to make sure I never preach about god, that way it wouldn't be a
lie when they scream deceit.
"I never once said I believed in
..I'm just here to observe.
Added by Desirai on June 1, 2010 at 1:22am —