June 2014 Blog Posts (9)

A not-so-brief introduction

Hi all,



I've already introduced myself here in the Welcome to TA forum, but thought it might be a good idea to write a little blog entry to give a more detailed account of who I am, what I (don't) believe and how I embraced atheism.



So, I'm in Ireland. I was born and raised here and it really is a beautiful country. 



I was born in 1985 into a Roman Catholic family. I…

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Added by Seraphina on June 29, 2014 at 6:01pm — 8 Comments

The Catholic Hierarchy Continues To Crumble.

Well, well. The cleansing spread of toppling Catholic aristocracy has claimed it's latest victimArchbishop Jozef Wesolowski! He should be more than just defrocked.…

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Added by Ed on June 28, 2014 at 12:58pm — 4 Comments

Born Innocent Until Proven Guilty

I realise that I have already discussed this in the forum are of the site, but I wanted to post something in a blog form giving my full thoughts on the issue

So the topic I want to address in this blog is the Christian concept of “We are all born sinners” (otherwise known as Original Sin). As a non-Christian I personally do not believe…

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Added by Nerdy Keith on June 26, 2014 at 5:29pm — 50 Comments

The Sanctity of Life

I heard that life is sacred, but I don’t know what that word means.

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A woman outside a clinic told me that a tiny mass of cells was a person, but I didn’t think it looked like one. I heard her say that the bundle of cells was just what a person looked like when it was very small. She said it had the same genetic makeup and all of the same DNA as a fully grown person and therefore had the same right to life. I watched her scratch…

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Added by Joey on June 15, 2014 at 4:47pm — 18 Comments

Cosmos Television Series

I thought the latest Cosmos Series with Neal  DeGrasse Tyson was entertaining and successful. It was professionally done and I believe Tyson presented the material in a well thought out manner. Getting the viewer to understand the vastness of time and space in our universe helped reinforce the fact that our little orb called Earth is truly a fairly insignificant rock in the overall scope of things. His references to historical figures and their impact on our understanding of the cosmos and…

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Added by Ed on June 13, 2014 at 9:03am — 4 Comments

Prepositions

It recently dawned on me that although the English language has around 1,000,000 words, only about 150 - 170 of those words are categorized as prepositions. To wit:

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Added by Andy Hoke on June 4, 2014 at 4:30am — 30 Comments

Anyone ever check out the Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe (CTMU)?

One of the smartest men in the world is Chris Langan apparently, and he developed this theory and wrote a book that is now on my reading list. Anyone on ThinkAtheist ever look into this work?

(By the way, please do not join this thread to argue about who the smartest person in the world is. If you want to discuss that, please just start another discussion.)

Anyway, here's an interview with Chris:…

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Added by Andy Hoke on June 2, 2014 at 9:24pm — 18 Comments

Book: "What Are You Without God" by Christopher Krzeminski

The subtitle of this book is "How to discredit religious thought and rebuild your identity."  You can find it easily on amazon.  The wording of the book is very complex, but not in such a way that it was difficult for me to follow.  After reading it for awhile, you realize that it has to be that way... the wording needs to be very precise, because if it's not it can be argued with.

The book doesn't leave any wiggle room.  From beginning to end, there is pretty much nothing any…

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Added by Maxwell Marovich on June 2, 2014 at 8:33am — 6 Comments

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