September 2012 Blog Posts (61)

September 2012 Chicago Latino Atheists Meeting

There was a meeting of the Chicago Latino Atheistsa couple of weeks ago.

As usual, there were a few new people. Martha was not able to make it. Jose was there. Jaime was there. Unfortunately, Jaime’s wife was not there. We needed La Acha there, because Francisco was there. We started with introductions, and it felt like…

Continue

Added by Everyday Freethought on September 30, 2012 at 7:25pm — No Comments

The Go-Backs and the Left-Behinders

The Go-Backs Post Exile Jerusalem

Ezra 1:1 to 9:1



1:1 During the very first year under the rule of King Cyrus, the new king of Persia, the Jews enslaved in Babylon got some excellent news. The king posted a written public notice that read as follows: …





Continue

Added by Brad Snowder on September 30, 2012 at 11:56am — No Comments

The best way to stop your child becoming an atheist

Added by Strega on September 29, 2012 at 10:54pm — 12 Comments

mr. red line

Netanfuckingnutstanyahu

drawing his

red line on

a cartoon bomb

in front of the UN,

in front of the world,

in front of your very

eyes, if you

give a shit at all &

he will not stop the

settlements & he will

not stop strangling the

last bits of life out of

Gaza & he will not

pause for even a moment’s

breath from beating

on the war drum,

with the neck…

Continue

Added by delapruch on September 29, 2012 at 2:27am — No Comments

Bible Review: Numbers 12-16

And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, and they said, “We will not come up. Is it a small thing that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, that you must also make yourself a prince over us? Moreover, you have not brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, nor given us inheritance of fields and vineyards. Will you put our the eyes of these men? We will not come up.” – Numbers…

Continue

Added by David Conrad on September 28, 2012 at 11:53am — No Comments

Priest bans yoga from church hall because it's 'not compatible' with Catholic faith

 (not Cori Withell)

A row has erupted over a priest banning yoga from a church hall because the class was “not compatible” with the Catholic faith.

Instructor Cori Withell said the classes she booked for yoga and pilates at St Edmund's Church building in Southampton were cancelled with 10 days to…

Continue

Added by Dan on September 27, 2012 at 2:30pm — 7 Comments

Atheists More Motivated by Compassion than the Faithful

Has anyone else seen or heard about this..?



By LiveScience Staff
updated 5/1/2012 12:20:08 PM ET…
Continue

Added by Rob Klaers on September 27, 2012 at 11:05am — 1 Comment

Common Misconception of Albert Einstein

Well, I am feeling particularly atheist today, so i wanted to give an argument to any theists (christians) who always say, 

“Albert Einstein believed in God. Do you think you’re more clever than him?”

Hmmm..“Albert Einstein believed in God. Do you think you’re more clever than him?”

Einstein did once comment that “God does not play dice [with the universe].” This quotation is commonly mentioned to show that Einstein believed in the Christian God. Used this way, it is out…

Continue

Added by Codie L Miller on September 26, 2012 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Churchill on Islam

From The River War:

How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life…

Continue

Added by Arcus on September 25, 2012 at 6:42am — No Comments

V-DAY 2013

“The United Nations

Development Fund for Women

estimates that at least

one of every three women globally

will be beaten, raped or otherwise

abused during her lifetime.

-futureswithoutviolence.org

 

1 billion women &

men who feel that

violence against women

across the world has to end

will go on strike

this coming

February 14th,…

Continue

Added by delapruch on September 25, 2012 at 3:55am — No Comments

It Was All Just a Theory

I've wanted to put together a list of all those nasty theories that get in the way of divine/religious dogma. But I didn't think until now of a place (here) to start such a list.

I happen to think that the "theory of gravity" is a bad example, because I don't know of any people present or past who preached or taught something against a theory of gravity. It's the blatant, anti-science preaching/teaching (e.g. Creationism) that I'm more concerned with.

List theories…

Continue

Added by Pope Beanie on September 24, 2012 at 4:00pm — 9 Comments

Ben Stein, The Propagandist (or Arrogant Prophet?)

I don't like to ridicule people. Well, not unless they ridicule, first. I try to avoid it because it's rarely productive, except maybe when it's like preaching that excites the choir. Sometimes Ben Stein's angry preaching gets me excited.

Here's an outtake of his latest writing for The American Spectator. If it sounds like I'm taking it out of context,…

Continue

Added by Pope Beanie on September 24, 2012 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

Don't Christians have a far more relative sense of morality than humanists/atheists?

Christianity, context and moral relativism.

For this argument I am not claiming that moral relativism is a good or bad thing (its all relative XD) but Christian apologists frequently claim that is an atheist/humanist concept and inferior to an absolute morality that comes from the word of God?

However, Christians also frequently claim that atheists take the actions of the Christian god out of context when we criticize his advocacy of slavery, rape, child sex abuse and genocide…

Continue

Added by Helen Pluckrose on September 24, 2012 at 8:32am — 1 Comment

all the followed

imagine if all your heroes,

all your idols, all your

“spiritual leaders,” who

have supposedly written books

(or had books written for them/

by them), whose “lives” have

been depicted as such by those

who never lived when they lived,

who never saw what these

people were supposed to look like,

who tell us that they themselves

never had even an iota of

ulterior motive

in the making of these…

Continue

Added by delapruch on September 23, 2012 at 11:12pm — No Comments

Common sense ideas to make our lives better

Have been compiling the list of ideas to make the world a better place. Here are some of them 

Continue

Added by atheistrising on September 23, 2012 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

Ideal separation of church and state

If there was real separation of church and state there would be: 

  1. No crosses on public roads and public highways
  2. No "In God We Trust" on the currency
  3. No "Under God" in pledge of allegiance
  4. No "Acts of God" in the books of law
  5. No taking oath to public office in name of god, or on the bible
  6. No adding of god to the party agendas
  7. No "In God We Trust" license plates issued for free on tax payers dime
  8. No laws banning…
Continue

Added by atheistrising on September 23, 2012 at 2:00pm — 12 Comments

Off With Their Heads

Is it Cold or Flu? The Fall of Jerusalem

Second Kings 8:1 to 24:1



8:1 The woman whose son Elisha had revived from illness was sent by that holy man to Philistinia to survive a famine. She eventually returned and the king was nice enough to give her back the land he had taken from her earlier. Things…

Continue

Added by Brad Snowder on September 23, 2012 at 12:37pm — No Comments

The beauty of science

Prior to science, superstition conquered. Aristotle believed that objects in motion slowed because they simply became "tired." God was reason for all, and all was reason for God.

Due to brilliant minds we have emerged from these opaque ages of knowledge. Newton enlightened us with mathematical logic in the 17th century. He also enlightened us with knowledge of optics,…

Continue

Added by Samuel Spraker on September 22, 2012 at 2:55am — 10 Comments

Blog Topics by Tags

Monthly Archives

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2000

1999

Blog Posts

What do you do with the anger?

Posted by dataguy on September 20, 2014 at 5:12pm 5 Comments

Aftermath

Posted by Belle Rose on September 20, 2014 at 2:42am 6 Comments

Ads

Services we love!

We are in love with our Amazon

Book Store!

Gadget Nerd? Check out Giz Gad!

Advertise with ThinkAtheist.com

In need a of a professional web site? Check out the good folks at Clear Space Media

© 2014   Created by umar.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service