The vehemence, perhaps even violence, with which Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens attack religious belief makes many people uncomfortable. Yes, they are rude, and a lot of atheists give them crap about it, but not me.
Sure, they all claim to have heard from people who have heard their rants and converted on the spot to atheism, but for the most part I think they preach to the choir, anger the faithful and amuse everyone else. However ineffective I think they are… Continue
Added by Henry Ruddle on September 27, 2009 at 10:44pm —
to basics. Common Sense Plus
I'm excited and concerned by the opportunity to see a long awaited, greatly needed, redesigning of the reverse side of $1 bill US currency. We may yet see "In God We Trust" make its way to the trash heap where it properly belongs. And this proposed legislation is the the way:…
Added by Randall "Doc" Fleck on September 27, 2009 at 9:30pm —
On another forum someone had posted a video clip culled from the fine journalistic minds of FOX News.
Here is the description and then please watch the video before proceeding. It is short, I assure you.
Video Description: "Judge Andrew Napolitano comments on the completely unconstitutional bill in Massachusetts that will allow the governor to declare an emergency and “allow” police to force their way into your homes to vaccinate you. As Gerald Celente has… Continue
Added by Reggie on September 27, 2009 at 6:00pm —
Hello World! :)
At the first post I'm going to keep as brief as possible, mostly because later posts probably will be much larger than this one, and less boring (hopefully). Some of my posts will be translations from www.racjonalista.pl
, which is probably understandable even for non polish speakers. I will however add some of my comments to these articles, so they won't be just reprints. After all, the idea of a blog is to share… Continue
Added by ansnodeus on September 27, 2009 at 4:30pm —
"The fruit's striking colouring is thought to be caused by a random genetic mutation at odds of more than a million to one."
Or, God did… Continue
Added by Prazzie on September 27, 2009 at 1:23pm —
Added by Dave Mann on September 27, 2009 at 9:10am —
Clergy abuse settlements can lead to new suffering
The Associated Press
David Guerrero lies curled like a small child in bed, his teeth chattering and his fever spiked at 104 degrees. He has left his room only once since he crawled home from his latest crystal meth binge three days ago, to let his mother drive him to the emergency room for his soaring temperature.
Now, Minerva Guerrero hovers close to her 41-year-old son, making a mental list of the day ahead: she… Continue
Added by Dan on September 27, 2009 at 6:26am —
Sunday Morning Service
27 SEP 2009
Links of Interest
Can Atheists Be Parents?
- An article from 1970
; and after you've read that, here's the Supreme Court of New Jersey… Continue
Added by Johnny on September 27, 2009 at 5:00am —
So I've just started university and I'm studying philosophy. Ok, simple enough. Until I have to pick other subjects to study as well - just because the University thinks it would be a good idea. After much deliberation (well actually, none at all) I decided on the other subjects.
Now to the crux of the matter - the University is letting me loose in the Theology department...... oh the fun to be had. So I just figured I'd let all you fine people know that I shall be systematically… Continue
Added by NameInVain on September 26, 2009 at 5:02pm —
I answered a teen's post on Yahoo Answers the other day and thought I'd throw out the question here for general consideration.
This guy was looking for advice on how to tell his parents he was an atheist. They were both theists. He didn't give a lot of details about his family, but I got the impression that he thought his parents wouldn't take it too well.
What I wrote was something like this: When you tell them, let them say whatever they want and express whatever… Continue
Added by Nix Manes on September 26, 2009 at 8:55am —
I'm going to start my own business.
Seriously. It's the only way I can create my own little world, taking pieces of what I like about existence and nixing the rest.
I'm not sure what this business will be, but this is what it won't be:
-Filled with customer service people that are neither competent nor aesthetically pleasing.
Everything, I mean EVERYTHING must justify it's paycheck. I fully understand that some people are placed simply as decoration, but you better at… Continue
Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on September 26, 2009 at 8:30am —
Added by Dave Mann on September 26, 2009 at 7:00am —
Religion is like many other quack beliefs except that there was a random mutation that allowed it to spread and become dominant in the population. These mutations allowed for indoctrination, proselytizing, promises of eternal bliss, threats of eternal torment, group think, indoctrination (oh, did I say that already?), and many other techniques that lead to a resounding success.
However, religion has met it's superior. Critical thinking. Science. Skepticism. These are techniques,… Continue
Added by Reggie on September 26, 2009 at 1:29am —
Kirk Cameron defends anti-Darwin stance
Former ‘Growing Pains’ actor links evolution to Nazi eugenics
He’s used to getting love letters and high-fives as a former teen heartthrob, but onetime “Growing Pains” actor Kirk Cameron isn’t letting the mockery and criticism dissuade him from promoting his controversial project to dispute evolutionary theory.
“Atheism has been on the rise for years now, and the Bible of the… Continue
Added by Dan on September 25, 2009 at 4:28am —
Tonight I was able to see Julia Sweeney's movie Letting Go of God
in a theatre and am highly recommending this movie to everyone.
This is a one-woman show Sweeny (a former Saturday Night Live performer) put together about how she became an atheist. This movie is funny, smart, intelligent and just a wonderful experience. She is an amazing story-teller and takes us through her very personal journey in a way that is captivating. I was very impressed. Her sweet personality and… Continue
Added by Nix Manes on September 25, 2009 at 3:18am —
Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who has commented on my first post. The level of support is pretty amazing, and I've gotten plenty of great ideas already. Thanks a lot, everyone!
Now, on to the main point.
The first real debate I had with the Apologetics was a few days ago at their weekly meeting.
I got there a few minutes early, and sat near the front of the room, just listening to everyone. They really weren't talking about anything; someone needed an ethernet… Continue
Added by Jake on September 25, 2009 at 1:30am —
what do i believe in? (part 46-a)
this is one of many blogs on my ideas about god, and it's rather long. but just remember god is a personal thing so this is from a personal perspective, so there is no right or… Continue
Added by Mike on September 24, 2009 at 6:07pm —
Cole’s Law: In any given political discussion, if religion is mentioned, the probability of the discussion shifting to a flame war about religion and the Founding Fathers approaches one.
Added by Rooker on September 24, 2009 at 3:24pm —
When someone asks me something that includes some reference to a god...anything
god...my thought process immedately equates the question with asking a mathematician to divide by zero.
It is very hard to get a believer to understand the position of a non-believer. They find it difficult to understand how the their claims of a god's existence could be denied. There have been some nice analogies put forward over the years to try and get people to understand. (My… Continue
Added by Nix Manes on September 24, 2009 at 10:54am —
I think I discovered a creationist the other day.
I was busy copying something and an acquaintance of mine approached the copier with her documents and we started chatting while I copied my pages. The conversation turned to evolutionary psychology, as it does, and I recounted an incident that took place during my first year at university. The lecturer had asked the class what evolution was and a kid replied "it says we came from monkeys" and the lecturer replied "that's right!"* I… Continue
Added by Prazzie on September 24, 2009 at 8:30am —