This is an Op-Ed that I wrote for OpEdnews.com. Monicks has been asking me to post it here, so I hope you all enjoy it...
Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on August 31, 2010 at 9:30pm —
Sunday Morning Service
29 AUG 2010
Links of Interest
Catholics and the Evolving Cosmos
Christian Extremist On 30 Days
- If you have Netflix,… Continue
Added by Johnny on August 29, 2010 at 10:00am —
how two scientists applied to be homeopaths.
many Christians will argue that their faith provides them with an objective morality. but why when you examine their objective basis for morality does it appear to have changed so much
, even over short periods of time?
Jerry Coyne has… Continue
Added by Nelson on August 29, 2010 at 9:00am —
Today's Atheist Meme of the Day. Pass this on; or don't; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy!
Atheists care about emotion, passion, intuition, and irrational impulse. We're not Vulcans, and we don't think logic and evidence are the only things that matter. We simply think that logic and evidence are the best tools we have for figuring out the real, non-subjective world. Including whether or not God exists. Pass it on: if we say it enough times to enough people, it… Continue
Added by Rocio Hernandez on August 26, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Okay let me rephrase the question so that maybe someone can understand how I hear it better: Continue
"Should black people be allowed to marry?"
"Should people with blond hair be allowed to marry?"
"Should Christians be allowed to marry?"
This is what I'm hearing and it's not right - not right at all! It should not even be a discussion - It's silly to the even ask; yet, it seems to be one of the top discussions of all time.
We Americans have a…
Added by Mark Strange on August 25, 2010 at 3:00pm —
After a day of training at Fort Eustis, Smith and other trainees were normally released to have personal time, but on May 13, Smith and dozens of others were "required" to march in formation to a concert headlined by an evangelical Christian rock band.
"No option was presented to us off the bat," Smith told Truthout about the required concert.…
Added by willailla on August 24, 2010 at 6:25pm —
Phil Plait's "Don't Be a Dick" speech is up on the web now and the atheosphere is buzzing about it. Phil himself posted a list of links
to people who both agree and disagree with him.… Continue
Added by Nelson on August 22, 2010 at 9:00am —
Added by Johnny on August 22, 2010 at 5:00am —
Developing countries with low literacy rates and poor education systems are bastardising moderate beliefs resulting in horrific and widespread crimes against humanity.
This post is going to read as part history lesson, part reminder about why religious groups need to stop punting their own agendas in African countries, regardless of their intentions.
I have always felt that notions of gods needed to be eradicated from Africa, but seeing an article by Ken Ham entitled… Continue
Added by kelltrill on August 20, 2010 at 12:00pm —
From Atheist Climber Blog
I have often wondered why it is that we are seeing an uprising of voices in the world of skeptical inquiry and atheism in the mainstreams of the world. And I wonder why it is that I am so heavily entrenched in this to feel it is important in my life to put so much effort into this blog at this point in time. Maybe I'm a little slow on the uptake, but it seems to me… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on August 19, 2010 at 9:30pm —
Sometimes being different in society leaves you with little ability to show tact and stand up for yourself. Christopher Hitchens being ill brings forth the notion of praying for Atheists. After considering the notion for a month or so beyond my personal loss early this year, I'm reaching what feels like a conclusion. Praying for an Atheist is not only rude, but it's self-serving and I'd thank religionists to stop.
A member of TA recently suffered a loss. On their Facebook… Continue
Added by Gaytor on August 17, 2010 at 1:29am —
check out these interesting charts
showing how often people leave the religion of their upbringing and which religion they're likely to go to when they do in both the US and the UK.
Added by Nelson on August 15, 2010 at 9:00am —
Added by Johnny on August 15, 2010 at 5:00am —
TAMPA - A group that advocates church-state separation is taking advantage of Florida's battered economy by launching a low-budget
The theme: Just say no – to religion.
"To be honest, the price was right," says Annie Laurie Gaylor,
co-president of the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation.
"We got some special rates that made it affordable to get our message
Added by Dan on August 11, 2010 at 8:12pm —
When asked why I don't believe in a god, the best explanation I've been able to come up with is to point out how we are constantly learning how the universe works and none of the discoveries of the last century has been that there is a supernatural being waving a magic wand. I explain that since the bible was written all those years ago, man has… Continue
Added by Assassin Grrl on August 9, 2010 at 11:28pm —
from Atheist Climber Blog
What happens when we die? Well I've thought over this one a few times and the conclusion is always the same. I am not afraid of the conclusion I reach.
Don't worry, I'm not dying any time soon. What made me want to write about this was a FaceBook comment left for… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on August 9, 2010 at 10:41pm —
We hear a lot about how since there are working scientists who are critics of the theory of evolution through natural selection, it is a contradiction of our values of tolerance and skepticism to confine science teaching in high schools to ... um ... science. OK, if we want to put science curriculum up for a vote, let's calculate out how much time we should spend in high school science class in order to give these critics their due.
Let's look at the data. According to the Census… Continue
Added by Henry Ruddle on August 8, 2010 at 12:52pm —
congrats, first of all, to Kelly Quantrill
for being made a featured member of Think Atheist
and please welcome Michel Poisson
as TA's newest moderator
check out the grace with which… Continue
Added by Nelson on August 8, 2010 at 9:00am —
Sunday Morning Service
08 AUG 2010
Links of Interest
Plants 'can think and remember'
Polling evolution in three countries
Things on T|A You Might Have Missed from the last few… Continue
Added by Johnny on August 8, 2010 at 5:00am —
My father-in-law is a former member of the clergy. He became a priest so that he could travel the world (mostly Asia) to help poor people. He did this for many years until he saw the the main goal of the church's effort was to expand the flock and the (distant) second goal was to help people.
Anyway, he still considers himself to be a Christian but he is sickened by the direction of modern religion. He knows that I am a non-theist and recommended "Jesus for the Non Religious". The… Continue
Added by Pesci on August 6, 2010 at 5:00pm —