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A Woman Is Murdered.
In One Of The Most Atrocious Way.
She Was Stabbed Multiple Times.
And Then She Had Her Throat Slit.
In Front Of Her Kids.
Her Brother Died Trying To Defend Her.
If There Is A God.
And In His Great Plan.
This Woman And Her Brother Were Meant To Die.
Why Do It In This Completely F*ckd Up Way.
With So Much Pain And Fear In Their Final Moments.
And In Front Of Their Kids.
Why Not Simply Stop…Continue
Added by Horacio Martinez on November 30, 2012 at 1:04am — No Comments
I was going through my daily ritual of catching up with the goings-on in the world, checking out stories on various sites, when I saw an article that I just had to read: Pat Robertson Dispels Creationist Idea That Earth is 6,000 Years Old, on Huffington Post.
I immediately began reading the article, convinced that this was some tease and he didn't…Continue
I am occasionally asked to explain when I became an atheist. I have several stock answers, but one of my favorite is, “When I read the Bible.”
Here are a few selected verses from both the Old and New Testaments that pretty much explicate both the “morality” and “compassion” of God. Choose one, some, or all of them at your leisure. If you only have the energy to choose one, I recommend my favorite: 2 Kings 2:23-24.
Or if you’re too lazy to bother looking them up at…Continue
At one point in my life I realized I was agnostic but acknowledged I would still like some sort of guideline on how to live my life. In a sense of the word, a religion. However, I don't call it that.
I decided to look at commonalities of all biology and life on Earth and see if I could imagine a purpose from it. Being that I believe evolution, to me, ALL life on this planet is related. So we are all one. Much to the dismay of many humans. But…
Jesus. Inevitably, he comes up in any religious conversation with a Christian. They will often cite him as a historical figure who's existence is beyond question. Of course many atheist's do not believe there…
Added by mohammed ibrahim on November 27, 2012 at 11:41am — No Comments
for one, even the thought that a virgin can have a child is total bull. im going to impregnate a virgin with myself, so i can be born and kill myself to save peoples sins. okay.
jesus creates his people, and since he is all knowing, he knows how they will turn out. he knows that he will end up killing them. but instead he creates them anyway, just to destroy them.
jesus/god is cruel. if jesus is supposed to be my father. i completely threw away my dad and he would never, NEVER…Continue
Added by Tiffany Willoughby on November 26, 2012 at 10:51am — No Comments
I posted a message a week ago under Codie’s discussion topic “Do We Really Need to Respect Religions?”. Kir picked up on one of my comments – “Everything we know of the psychology of religion shows that religiosity is a self-deception, founded on the satisfaction of emotional and spiritual needs of individuals within faith communities” – and said, “I'm wondering if you might expand on this for the reader. I don't think most atheists are all that knowledgeable of this area and I think you're…Continue
Ecclesiastes 1:1 to 12:1
1:1 The words of the preacher, the son of King David in Jerusalem.
Everything is nothing, absolutely nothing. Everything is absolutely nothing. People live and people die but the Earth just keeps on keeping on. The sun rises and the sun sets.…
Added by Brad Snowder on November 25, 2012 at 3:24am — No Comments
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I Wrote A Blog About The Kentucky Law That States That A Person Can Be Imprisoned For 12 Months For Not Believing In God.
And Two Things Crossed My Mind.
1: If I Am Thrown In Jail For 12 Months (or for any amount of time for that matter) For Simply Being An Atheist, When I Get Released (or IF i get released) I Am Still Going To Be An Atheist When I Walk Out Those Doors. I Am Not Gonna Worship God Or Praise Jesus At All. So What Are They Going To Do. Turn Me Around And Lock Me…Continue
I Was Just Curious If Anyone Has Ever Read Or Skimmed Over Some Of Its Pages.
Does Anyone Know What It Has To Say About Anything?
Does It Have A Ten Commandments?
What Sort Of Philosophical World View Does It Have?
I Would Get It And Read It Myself, But I Feel Like That Would Be A Sh*t Storm With My Family That I Do Not Want To Start.
Cause Being An Atheist Is One Thing.
I Don't Want To Give People, Especially Close Minded Idiots, A Reason To Think…Continue
Kentucky Has A Law That Pretty Much Says That If You Don't Believe In God Then You Will Be Thrown In Jail For 12 Months Because If You Don't Believe In God Then You Are A Threat To The Commonwealth Of The State.
Essentially What That Is Saying Is "We Are Going To Put You In Jail, Even Though You Haven't Done Anything Wrong, Just So We Can Keep You From Doing Something Wrong."
And What Makes This Worse Is That Christians Want To Complain About Being Persecuted. But They Are Not…Continue
Last summer I camped in New Hampshire's Great North Woods with a friend for a couple of days. We kayaked, hiked, and generally looked for moose. We went very far into boggy inlets in the kayaks, we walked a ways down the Moose Alley Trail in the dark with our headlamps, and we drove up and down "Moose Alley" several times, hoping to have our lives graced with the presence of one of these immense, fearless creatures. From the top of Mt. Magalloway, I visualized the moose in the bog we…Continue
My bible reading is going quite slowly, which means I am still at the interesting parts. I just read Genesis 10:11, three times in fact, to make sure I was reading correctly. Apparently all the world once spoke the same language, so God decided to give them all different languages to confuse them!?!?!
"Come, let us go down there and confuse their language, so that they will not understand what they say to one another."
I watched an excellent show about evolution tonight on my local PBS station. The show was called "What Darwin Didn't Know". The show explains how the science of evolution has progressed over the last 200 years. I would highly recommend the show to everyone.
Added by Tim on November 21, 2012 at 1:54am — No Comments
I've become increasingly frustrated with people's insistence that words can mean whatever they want them to mean, and whatever is convenient for them to mean. Words are meant for one thing: communication. Once everyone personalizes words and definitions, we lose that ability. If "to you" a chair is what the rest of us consider a table, you're going to lose us when you start telling about setting the chair for dinner.
Even more frustrating is when people, or Bibles, make absolute…Continue
I still see WWJD all around. I'd like to wear a bracelet with WIJD and every time I'm in a tough situation and I have to make a decision, I can ask myself "What IS Jesus Doing?"
I can then remember that the choices I make are my own and I can take joy in the results knowing Jesus is doing nothing and I'm doing everything.
Added by David Tucker on November 20, 2012 at 7:14pm — No Comments