I figured before I started posting more regularly, I should give a little history on myself and how I came to be the atheist I am now.
I was baptized and raised in the United Church of Canada. It was actually a nice church, sort of a Protestant-lite. No hellfire and brimstone, just the concept that God and Jesus love you and how to live your life. Sunday school was pretty much the same thing. The church is very "New Testament". Not much is discussed in the old testament…Continue
So I was on facebook and talking to some girl I had just recently met. I will admit she is pretty attractive, we got on the subject of tattoos and she asked me if I wanted to get anymore. I said yes and explained to her that I want ἄθεος on the inside of my right bicep. For those of you that do not know, ἄθεος is Greek for Atheos, meaning without god. I told her what it means and she said "O......wow really? Thats kind of messed up"
By now Im starting to get the hint that she…Continue
Common arguments from theists with nothing meaningful to say. An analysis..sort of.
Added by Dallas the Phallus on June 24, 2011 at 10:48am — No Comments
|Wilders: my message to Muslims…|
This post originally appeared on http://matthewfunti.me
We are at war with Islam. It may not serve our immediate foreign policy objectives for our political leaders to openly acknowledge this fact, but it is unambiguously so.
– Sam Harris, The End of Faith…Continue
Welcome to another instalment of my attempt to review the entire TPDL by Rick Warren. Today we get to the details of the Believe or Burn(tm) thread made in the last chapter.
According to Mr Warren this life is only the dress rehearsal for your "actual existence", also known as an eternity in god's fellowship. Apparently, if you know that the end of this life will not be the end of you, you will somehow live a better life. According to Warren, if you don't think that some…Continue
Added by Southern Skeptic on June 23, 2011 at 1:50pm — No Comments
I caught a news piece on the new Noah's Ark that was been built in the Netherlands. It's referred to as Johan's Ark. Apparently he had a dream about it one night and the next day he decided to move forward and spend 1.6 million on building it. From a business standpoint, I'll bet that he'll see his money back. If he drug it across the Atlantic to say Georgia, he might see it back…Continue
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Right-wing politician Geert Wilders was today cleared by a Dutch court of inciting hatred and discrimination against…Continue
Added by Sassan K. on June 23, 2011 at 10:32am — No Comments
Great article by President of the American Humanist Association, Dave Niose. He responds to the pathetic cries coming from right about NBC not including "under god" in the the pledge that aired on US Open. I'm so sick of the christians in this country thinking that their agenda should be that of…Continue
Theists claim atheists believe in nothing, but on closer examination, it’s the theist who believes this life is nothing but a stopover for the next life - a non-material life spent in endless grovelling worship towards a monster in the clouds. Thinking this way devalues this life - the real and only one.
Our brains have evolved to think faithfully. This may have served us well in the past, but now it's nothing but an unfortunate relic. With faith, there is no check system,…Continue
Non-profit, non-theists groups remind me so much of all the churches. The "donations" are given by the majority of the group, but only those directly running the churches, benefit financially. That's Baloney!
We definitely don't need or want THOSE kinds of "non-theists groups for us. We need, and want, a co-op type organization. An organization that everybody who gives, gets a direct benefit and equally, depending on what they give, of course. Co-ops have been used very…Continue
a couple years back i watched the film,
whose main character, brilliantly played by
holds a group of patients in a hospital as hostages
until his son’s name is put on a list to receive
a heart transplant,
due to the fact that he cannot get one any other way
because his health insurance will not cover the
not being blind to the state that the united states
Added by delapruch on June 22, 2011 at 1:49pm — No Comments
Sorry its been quite a bit more than one day since the last chapter review. After having some good godless fun over the weekend (LAN party with 20 of my closest friends), it was very difficult to drag myself back to the sorry pile of steaming crap that is TPDL. (I confess, this is a review but not an impartial one)
According to Warren, people are driven by one of the following: guilt, resentment, anger, fear, materialism or the need for approval. Conveniently, he leaves out…Continue
I recently had the pleasure of doing volunteer work in Haiti, and I'd like to share my experience and after-thoughts. Please forgive the length, but I have not been able to properly share my thoughts since my return.
I have noticed a general assumption that folks doing volunteer work, especially overseas, are a part of some ministry or group of missionaries. In fact, when I told people where I was going the majority of responses were "That's so great, what church is…Continue
God tells Adam and Eve not to eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. If this was the only way they could understand the difference between good and evil, how could they have known that it was wrong to disobey God and eat the fruit?" ~Laurie LynnHave you ever done something you regret? If… Continue
9 more libyan civilians killed by NATO---
7 adults & 2 babies
(18 others injured)
slaughtered because of a
“weapons system failure”---
imagine if the families of the idiots
were killed in the same brutal manner of
pushing a button to incinerate them,
as NATO so
dropped bombs on a
residential building in…Continue