In my case, not a bar but a park. I do a lot of mountain biking and in between laps is a rest area. Yesterday 2 men were sitting there for over 2 hours talking about how they KNEW they were going to heaven. I didn't listen to the whole conversation. Only the bits and pieces I was able to…Continue
Screw austerity: The E.U.'s science spending, which is running at about US$79 billion for the current 2007-2013 period, is…Continue
deemed you an
enemy for being
being a POTENTIAL
SOURCE (PTS), for
getting in the way
BRIDGE TO TOTAL
others---you are now
a suppressive person (SP),
you bring the whole
bloody cult down, don’t
ya know you…Continue
Added by delapruch on July 7, 2011 at 2:33am — No Comments
When reading my blogs and communicating with me, allow me some insight into the man to which you are talking with.
I believe there is a truth in everything. Very similar to the positive out look regarding the silver lining in everything, I believe everything is based on a truth.
For example pertaining to something like horoscopes; I do not believe you can per-say tell the future with horoscopes, however I would argue it rational to assume that during…Continue
At this point I suggest all reading to view the touching of hands between man and God as portrayed in the Sistine Chapel and offer your true opinion of what that picture actually states...I love Michael Angelo, as far as I know he is one of the only people who actually slapped the church and not only got away with it but was rewarded for it with riches and praise.
I do not like to do this but I will pre-program your mind before you do this...what you should see is an image of…Continue
Regardless of how we got here, it is rational to assume that the mind is or was developed as much then as now. And due to our image of the past being in black and white with innocent ignorance everywhere it is hard for us to understand physically and mentally we are the same then as now. I would suggest the only difference would be lack of memory or knowledge not mental capability. In the beginning we would have had no knowledge of anything. We would have observed and out of innocence…Continue
I am not thumping but I do wish to challenge all minds regardless of belief...so don't get angry, please.
Religion can not smell its own shit...ironically neither can atheists...those things that the thumpers disagree with the atheists agree with, those things the atheists do not agree with the thumpers do agree with, this has been my study all my life...
It has been bred into us by our forefathers, that our blind emotional responses to a truth is the truth...it is this way to…Continue
It would only be fitting that my first post should be about how I came to this juncture in my life. Where to begin? The question that is always asked on every endeavor in our lives. Well, in true form of early cinema, let's start at the beginning.
I was baptized Catholic. My parents were supportive and loving, but church was not the place we would be on Sundays. On occasion we would attend various church services here and there, but most times, my parents would sleep in and I…Continue
Added by Alfredo Varela Jr on July 6, 2011 at 8:38pm — No Comments
Growing up I was raised Catholic. But my family wasn't "hardcore" so we didn't go to church much. Yes I was baptized, and did my communion. But I was just going through the motions and didn't really take it that seriously. Then when I was 8 my father was murdered and I grew to hate this God people referred to. I was a young innocent girl and my father was ripped from my home. I thought why would God let this happen to…Continue
Added by Heather Henderson on July 6, 2011 at 5:27pm — No Comments
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
Added by Kevin on July 6, 2011 at 12:26am — No Comments
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