March 24, 2012 - Mark it on your calendars now!
Several major secular organizations are co-sponsoring what has the potential to be the biggest gathering of humanists, secularists and atheists this country has ever seen! Speakers already lined up include Richard Dawkins, James Randi,…Continue
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE?
I do not wish to answer it for you at this time but I will give you a clue in the way of a riddle, before the riddle let me assure you it can be answered in one word however more suitably a phrase.
The riddle: The answer is in the question!
I challenge who read to answer this very simple question that has become confusing only to man taught minds via the ignorance of thought held in check by vanity mastered by… Continue
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Discovered this morning that mypeace.com.au are giving away free English translations of the Quran to any and all non-muslim visitors who want one. Might only be valid in Australia but they did ask me what country I was in... Might be able to get the Quran anywhere in the world for free. Hopefully it will be good for those people who are interested in studying holy books for arguments sake. Could also be useful if you dont feel like paying for rolly papers for a while…Continue
I thought it only appropriate for my first TA blog to be a story of how I lost my faith. Let it be a lesson on how to reason with the unreasonable. First a little background on where I came from.Continue
Welcome to another episode in my quest to review TPDL by Rick Warren.
In this chapter, he hammers on and on about how we are only on earth for a short time, and the real life is once we are dead, in heaven. This poisonous idea is I think the cornerstone of religion and religious thought, which is why I imagine he spends a whole chapter on it.
A couple of things caught my eye in the chapter:
- He speaks about how in California there are people from other…Continue
Added by Southern Skeptic on July 5, 2011 at 5:07pm — No Comments
I am attacked regularly for the supposed oxymoron in the name @Moral_Atheist. The claims are often like the following all from this last weekend.
there IS NO logical basis for morals in an evolutionist-atheist viewpoint. Nature takes it's course, no?
& Moral Atheist IS AN OXYMORON
It appears that there is some sort of comment restriction on the "WE ARE A CANCER..." blog post, so I am posting it again so that members may comment and discuss.
Before I can go any further I need those who care to read any of my passages to comment in the way of questions(for example...are you saying...) so I can explain my words before offering interpretations or responsive opinion as these are words I know you have…
So, it’s the 21st Century and many of the things that were promised to us as kids have not yet come to pass. Flying cars? Nope. Entire meals in pill form? Afraid not. Robot butlers programmed to speak in haughty British accents that let us know exactly what they think of the meat-bags they work for? Not even close. All forgivable I suppose. There is, however, one thing that we really don’t have any excuse for not having. Secular governance.…Continue
Added by NotinMyName2050 on July 5, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
our “founding fathers” did not father
because if i had been approached to sign a
“declaration of independence”
from an empire that committed atrocities against me,
of which me & my buddies were able to
list on parchment,
then i would think that those same buddies of mine
would be able to include the ¼ th of the document
excluded in its final publishing,
wherein the atlantic slave trade had been…Continue
Added by delapruch on July 5, 2011 at 2:18am — No Comments
It's been an eventful couple of weeks. I've lived in or around Huntsville, AL for a large part of my life. I've lived in other places from time to time, but always seemed to find myself back there for some reason or another. The most recent stint in Huntsville began in October of 2009 and lasted until this past Friday. About two weeks ago, my apartment--which I'd had since March of '10--was condemned because a part of the walkway from the upstairs level fell through. Thankfully, no one was…Continue
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I'm still new to TA, but really really appreciate the warm welcome I've had.
But I have a little trouble.
My fiancé is extremely Christian, pentacostal at that. And while we can have civilised conversations about most other aspects of religion and how it will effect our future, but there's just one thing that we cannot settle on; children. It's a long way off yet, but he is adamant that they WILL go to church from a young age until they are old enough to make their own…Continue
I jumped into the swamp again recently. Some atheist blogs linked to atheist related stories at the Christian Post. Since Facebook notifies me everytime someone replies to my comments I'm in the ironic position of now being rated as a top commentor over there. I should have learned from my mistake commenting on…Continue
I don't write the way I speak. I never have, and I've always wondered why. Either I'll have this eloquent passage in my head that sounds pretentious when I write it but fine when I speak it, or I'll have what seems like a clear position in my head that sounds like waffle when I say it, but that the time taken to write it let's me make clear.
Which is to say - I've decided I should blog more. I have all these opinions about topical religious storys that just evaporate from my…Continue
I just saw this film tonight. Originally, I was typing a response to this blog, but my reply snowballed enough that I'd like to get a more direct response. I'm also not a "blogger" or even LIKE to write very much, so don't expect this to be very profound. Just hoping to start a good discussion about a good movie. Also, I have clearly marked where I start talking about specific plot-points and grayed-out the…Continue
Added by erik112358 on July 4, 2011 at 5:27am — No Comments
I am confused, which is not unusual, having survived the sexual revolution of the late 60's and early 70's (when women proclaimed to be every bit as sexual as men), I now am informed that to even ask a woman if she is interested in a possible sexual liaison is harassment. I think back on all the times I broached this subject with women of my acquaintance and been rejected by most, but accepted by some and wonder, what am I missing? To me, sex is the nicest thing two humans can do for each…Continue