School started back for my fourth grader last week, and I was taken aback when he came home and told me about a little playground debate he had with his classmates about the existence or nonexistence of God.
My son knows that I'm an atheist, while his mother is a God believer. We've had several, mostly, civil debates about God and religion, but I have never forced my views upon my children. And besides taking them to church on occasion, my wife doesn't push her beliefs onto them…Continue
If God provided proof that he exists, then it would be logical to believe in him. The absence of proof leaves only faith for belief. You do not need faith if you have proof and vice versa. By God’s own choice, he can only be known by faith.
But why have faith in this particular God? If God won’t give us proof, what’s to stop us from believing in Allah or Zeus? To have faith is to deny logic. What alternative is there to logic? How do we think? Mindlessness is the absence…
My mother and I have been talking, sometimes heatedly, about the existence of god. I have made several points with her but I am loathe to make her feel defensiveness about her theistic beliefs. Today I stopped by and she showed me her latest book she acquired. She is a very prolific reader and devours a couple hundred books a year easily. I wish I had that much time to devote to reading.
The book is authored by a former atheist who has reconverted to christianity and the subject…Continue
From NPR yesterday, the article below goes into detail about how Alabama's United Methodist, Episcopal and Roman Catholic churches have sued the state, arguing that the new immigration law violates their religious freedom.
Episcopal priest Herman Afanador, Baptist pastor Amanda Duckworth, and Methodist minister Melissa Self Patrick are part of a growing chorus of critics who say the Alabama law goes too far, criminalizing all kinds of contact with undocumented…
Added by Robert Karp on August 24, 2011 at 10:54am — No Comments
Look I understand the disgust about the crossbeams. I actually agree that the whole "God is with us in this rubble" is offensive and another example of Christians turning a blind eye to how their god doesn't actually do anything.
David Silverman is being an asshole about it.
An atom David? Really?
I'm a hardcore atheist and I don't find comfort in a fuckdamned atom. I find comfort in humanity, human triumph over adversity. Our ability to realize when another…Continue
deep down you want it to be different
you want to wake up in the morning with the evidence of your
right there, in your hand, for all the world to see---
let’s not beat around the bush,
because we both know
you want to take that evidence & run to the top of every hill & proclaim to all those who
it was all true & that he will be coming back soon,
A random thought occurred to me today and it doesn't seem to want to leave my head, so I'm posting it here to see who else might make heads or tails of it.
As a rule, the god of the Christian bible does not appreciate people going around besmirching his good name and reputation. When people who are supposed to be his followers behave badly, he either smites them/their family/their entire community, or he punishes them in some other form or fashion (i.e. Moses fucked up and struck a…Continue
Many of us remember Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Brother Bear, Sister Bear, and Honey Bear. Up until 2005 when Stan Berenstain passed away the Berenstain Bears had appeared in well over 100 books, three TV series and several specials and half a dozen computer games. They entertained and educated children on countless topics important to them from homework and friends to stealing, teasing and other life issues that affect them. When Stan Berenstain died his son Michael Berenstain took over and,…Continue
Ok, so this is freakin hilarious to me and I had to share. I live and work in the South, the office building I work in has over 600 people in it and I tend to interact with all of them (IT Support and all). Occasionally we have these charity raffles where people can donate items for charity. So I contact the chairmen of the committee and tell them I would like to donate one of the masks from my shop for the next event and sent him the link (…Continue
I wanted to just tell everyone how excited we should all be today for the freedom of Libya for the Libyan people as most of Tripoli has already been liberated from Ghaddafi's thugs and two of Ghaddafi's sons are already reported to be under arrest. This is a great day because it demonstrates to the entire world and to the thugs and dictators that remain that your day is also near. I hope to see the liberation of Syria to follow as well as Iran. Very important to note that after the…Continue
watching the US & its NATO buddies
beat the middle east senseless
until it get its way,
is like watching kids show up on the playground
when the few that they are gonna fight
have a couple of switchblades
what the big bully wants, the big bully gets.…Continue
Added by delapruch on August 22, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments
As Atheists, we have broken free from the religious manipulations of authoritative figures, books, traditions and dogmas. This, of course, is the result of reason and logic applied to what are clearly false pretenses and absurdities.
Yet, as human beings, we are not exempt from social responsibility. I feel, in fact, that our role is of special importance since we are free from the invisible cage of religion. Is it, therefore, the Atheist's responsibility to attempt the education of…
As some of you may know, a friend of a friend asked me to read "I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist" by Frank Turek. [Click here for the original post] The plan was to read the first seven chapters and we would then get together for a 'discussion'. I did that, as agreed. However, I didn't just read the book...I completely tore it apart...Word for Word...Accusation after…Continue
johnny doe you know he did
push-ups for jesus + johnny doe
you know he did one in the morn
after watching porn + keeping his
arms strong in the characters name
he exerted himself for the savior
he did push-ups for jesus + he found
himself getting stronger + yes he did
his push-ups for the man with the
plan the messiah coming back again
+ johnny went down n’ told his
mommy “momma, i’ve just done
my reps for…Continue
Added by delapruch on August 21, 2011 at 3:41am — No Comments
So I was watching this video:
In the video she reads a letter from someone suggesting atheists just move to a different planet. My boyfriend and I jokingly agreed, 'Yes let's!' Then I thought about it more. What would happen to Earth if all the atheist, nonreligious, and logical people just up and left? Would the planet just go up in…Continue
I’ve been living In Tennessee for a little over two years and up until now have been without religious encounters of the extreme kind. I moved here for grad school, so being surrounded by a bunch of college kids, I guess you could say I led the sheltered life. My experience has been far from what one would imagine when picturing an atheist living in the south.
Now that I’m out of school, I’m beginning to experience more of the local flavor and have to say that I’m starting to…Continue
That second link…Continue
The latest example of Ray talking out of his ass. Good for a chuckle. WARNING: May cause headache and nausea.
Excerpt from his blog:
Atheists believe that gravity thinks intelligently, makes plans, and then creates…Continue
I am posting this as a blog because I wanted to write a comment about the video.
The story in the video is about those in the fundamentalist movement who take the bible literally when it says you should beat a child. The book that is referenced in the video goes into detail on how this should be done. As a father I am sickened by this.
There have been a couple posts recently on how atheists should be…