July 2011 Blog Posts (205)

Not again...Father guns down 6-daughters in Islamic "honor killing"

While the tragedy in Norway happened by a lone wolf - let's not forget the true horrors of Islam. Please tell me people - when does something like this happen among Christians? Let's not be politically correct in realizing the real threats facing humanity as a whole is not "Christian" or "right-wing" terror but Islamic terror...

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Added by Sassan K. on July 28, 2011 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

TCVS Episode 10- Heathen Half Hour "Moral Objectivity and Your Brain"

Listen here!: http://www.cowboyvoodooshow.com

 

On this episode, I talk about a very divisive topic: moral objectivity. Religious people generally assume that since atheists do not use a holy book to define their morals for them, they assume atheists don’t have morals. If religious people would pick up a biology book and read about the brain, they might know that they are wrong.

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Added by Sean Fraser on July 28, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

Tonight's Ardent Atheist - Ep 024 - EZ PZ and the Fisting Quagmire! Part 2

TONIGHT! Pt. 2 of Ardent Atheist with PZ Myers, Jamie Kilstein, Eric Schwartz, Suzanne Whang, Thunderf00t, PLUS Paul Provenza will air tonight at 7pm PST: http://tinyurl.com/3zc6zrm - I'll be holding a live chat here: http://tinyurl.com/3pkcq2d Join…

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Added by Heather Henderson on July 27, 2011 at 6:10pm — No Comments

Quotable Post? #1

Posted this as a comment on a Youtube vid today. Not sure if I've seen this point made by someone else before..

 

The very fact that there is even a debate over whether God exists is surely a huge red-flag. To put it another way; If a God existed, and he wanted us to know it, why wouldn't it be incredibly obvious to everyone?



The fact that people have to make excuses, and come up…

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Added by Paul Reed on July 27, 2011 at 2:50pm — No Comments

tax churches

A lot of people are complaining about the failing economy, and they've brought up topics that i agree with. Legalizing brothels making prostitution a safer occupation for people that want to participate in it, legalizing drugs also making it safer for whoever decides to participate in it.

in the end it is consenting adults doing whatever they feel is appropriate and should be allowed to do to themselves. These topics alone would have a lot of discussions on their own, but that's obviously… Continue

Added by jean Rodriguez on July 27, 2011 at 1:40pm — 2 Comments

Validity of Arguement

This morning I have had an interesting discourse with a christian by text message. They happened to send me a text message that told me they were praying for me (as I recently rejected religion in favour of Atheism).



After some to fro regarding the ability of god to answer prayer, they then proceeded to use biblical references to support their claim that god is real and does want to answer prayer. I find this an interesting proposition...that to provide evidence to someone who…

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Added by Andy Carrington on July 27, 2011 at 5:10am — 5 Comments

Atheist Twilight Zone Phenomenon (tell me I'm not the only one)

Recently...  Well not exactly recently.  For quite a while now I have this odd experience from time to time.  I just came across this site today and it seemed like the best place to ask.  It's not the kind of thing that's easy to google.  I call it the Twilight Zone Phenomenon due to it's resemblance to an episode of the aforementioned show. 

 

So here's the setup.  I'll be going about my business.  Perhaps walking to or from classes on campus.  When quite out of no where I am…

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Added by Matthew Walker on July 27, 2011 at 1:03am — 14 Comments

Bill O'Reilly - Oslo killer wasn't Christian because Christians don't kill people...

Sigh... Billo. Really, Billo?



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/26/bill-oreilly-media-breivik-christian_n_909498.html?1311712446&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009&ref=fb&src=sp



Bill O'Reilly sternly criticized the media for describing Anders Behring-Breivik, the man who has admitted to committing… Continue

Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on July 26, 2011 at 11:51pm — 72 Comments

Talking to a Fundy, Part I

~~My best friend (as of now) is a fundamentalist baptist, although she just calls herself Christian. (We'll call her Jen) We tend to get into "discussions" about faith and religion, and so I thought I'd share some interesting points I, or she, has brought up.~~

 

This weekend I spent the night at Jen's house and for some reason we got on the topic of the bible. So, she got out her cute little pink bible full of girly quotes and well organized references and decided to look for…

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Added by Melody A. Rogers on July 26, 2011 at 7:21pm — 4 Comments

Gay Relationships: The scientific evidence.

The belief that homosexuality is abnormal and unhealthy is prevalent in the Christian community, and is the foundation of a great deal of Christian bigotry. For the time being, however, bigotry is not enough justification to subvert the constitution. Throughout the ongoing debate over the definition of marriage, Right Wing bigots have cited the damage caused by homosexuality and homosexual relationships in an attempt to justify legal discrimination against gays.

The scientific…

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Added by William Hamby on July 26, 2011 at 12:12pm — 5 Comments

R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Why?

I'm struggling a lot, lately, with this idea of respect. Specifically, respecting other people's beliefs. Which is something that I'm often called on to do, and that honestly makes me feel like a big liar. Because I don't respect anyone's religious belief, if it includes a God (or several). I find it silly and liken it to mental illness. But, to be respectful, I'm supposed to say "well, it's cool if you want to worship an invisible man in the sky, I totally respect your decision to do…

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Added by Jess Schonberg on July 26, 2011 at 12:06pm — 21 Comments

Creationism again rears its ugly head

Texas leaders debate teaching creationism in schools.



http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/22/us-creationism-texas-idUSTRE76L07Q20110722



Debate? The debate is over. creationism and 'intelligent design' are anti-science coupled with irresponsible dogmatic religion. The only teaching of the pseudoscience of creationism and 'intelligent design' is best done as a historical and… Continue

Added by Tim Tcsgrv on July 26, 2011 at 10:52am — 2 Comments

Josh McDowell: The Internet is the Greatest Threat to Christians

http://www.christianpost.com/news/apologist-josh-mcdowell-internet-the-greatest-threat-to-christians-52382/



Josh McDowell, who some may recognize from his apologetics, (Evidence That Demands a Verdict, or More Than a Carpenter?) says that the internet is the greatest threat to Christians and their faith. It is a great little article that I can…

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Added by Dan on July 26, 2011 at 8:39am — No Comments

violent equation

violent equation

 

11-1-5

 

fundamentalist conservative christian

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guns & ambition…

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Added by delapruch on July 26, 2011 at 6:43am — No Comments

My Card

I have recently been running into people and they ask me what my religion is. I tell them I am a card carrying atheist and most just leave it at that. Today I was reading some rage comics and one sparked my  imagination. It involved some girl sitting down and talking about her religion without the guy asking about it. I thought about how I would reply and the card carrying atheist thought popped into my head then the idea of taking it literally. So in the interest of that thought I came up…

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Added by Fox Anderson on July 26, 2011 at 5:06am — 1 Comment

Idiots Abound

So I stumbled upon some religious right-wing jackassery and I thought I'd share some of the stupidity I've encountered.  I posted under the name "Unapologetic Atheist":

www.constitutionclub.org

(Warning: possible loss…

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Added by Dr. del Toro on July 26, 2011 at 2:15am — No Comments

Sam Harris - Christian Terrorism and Islamophobia

http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/christian-terrorism-and-islamophobia/

Christian Terrorism and Islamophobia

by Sam Harris

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At certain points near the extremity of human evil it becomes difficult, and perhaps pointless, to make ethical…

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Added by Sassan K. on July 25, 2011 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Extreme Cognitive Dissonance

I had a very interesting phone call yesterday.

 

From the time that I was a child until I was a teenager, I attended a fundy Baptist church. When I was in high school, they hired a new "youth pastor". He was popular with the kids but after a few years he was let go. He wasn't conservative enough for the minister and the deacons. That was about the same time that I stopped going to church and moved 400 miles away.

 

That was back in the 70's. Ever since then he's…

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Added by Tim on July 25, 2011 at 8:35pm — 7 Comments

Do I deserve it?

I was talking to my friend about how when I go places and people talk to me like I'm a "normal" guy but then when they find out I'm an Atheist, their attitude changes like night and day. I was at a restaurant not too long ago and my friends were talking about going to church. So they had asked me if I wanted to go to church right before I was about to order so I said "No thanks guys, I don't believe in that stuff." The cashier gave me a dirty look and said "I'm not serving you." I asked why…

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Added by Seth Jon Nonnemaker on July 25, 2011 at 8:04pm — 16 Comments

Religion Running Scared

I originally posted this at my blog Martin S Pribble, and it was subsequently picked up as an "Article" at RDFRS, which made me quite happy. It has caused quite a discussion at both sites, so I thought it would be good to share with you lot also.

 Religion is running scared from advances in science, particularly brain science such as neurology. Why? Because the brain is the final frontier in uncovering the reasons for belief in superstitions, religion and a higher…

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Added by Martin Pribble on July 25, 2011 at 6:49pm — 1 Comment

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