December 2008 Blog Posts (47)

The Dawning of 2009

This will be my first blog on thinkatheist... and I'm not really sure what I want to write about, only that I want to write. I'm sitting in the office of one of my best friend's father and am thinking about the past year of my life (as it is the last day OF this year).



The year began in Pueblo, Colorado. I had moved away from Nashville the previous year (the end of May 2007) and was at the early stages of my transition from Christianity to Agnosticism/Atheism. Like Sam Harris, I… Continue

Added by CJoe on December 31, 2008 at 4:59pm — 9 Comments

How about best atheist cake design? NO actual cake required.



Hey guys! I am planning to have a contest on who can make the best atheist cake :) I just need some input what you guys would think would be good rules.



Prizes would be a free item from either the clothing stores or amazon store.




Help me flesh some ideas :) For example you could make the cake out of anything you can think of. It has to say "Think Atheist" some place on the… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on December 31, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Some reasons to be an atheist



Of course you don't become an atheist if you really believe in God. But if you logically have come to the conclusion that there is no god, should you still lie to yourself? I don't see what good it will do. On the contrary, a false belief in gods has several disadvantages. As an atheist:



1. You don't have to believe the preachers on funerals when they tell you that your loved ones where sinful. (I found it extremely bothersome on my… Continue

Added by Gina on December 31, 2008 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

Truth about Religion

Hi guys I thought that I would string these together. I feel they do give some real insight. Enjoy…





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Added by Gina on December 30, 2008 at 11:27pm — 3 Comments

This will blow your mind!


I feel sorry for the religious, who are unfortunately unable to comprehend the inherent entertainment value of their religion.

Added by Andrew on December 30, 2008 at 6:10pm — 15 Comments

Sweet baby jesus

Incredible, i finally find a networking site full of people who don't believe in magic!!!



Now to make this a real blog.



Christmas with the family this year was awkward. Jesus this, and God that, i dunno how much more i can keep my mouth shut. I hate hearing my parents talking about how they are depending on some imaginary thing to provide for them; I find it hard to bow my head at prayer anymore. i do it out of respect for my family but i hate to be made a hypocrite. When… Continue

Added by Mike on December 30, 2008 at 1:55pm — 5 Comments

Sadly, an Honest Creationist

by Richard Dawkins



The following article is from Free Inquiry magazine, Volume 21, Number 4.



Creation “scientists” have more need than most of us to parade their degrees and qualifications, but it pays to look closely at the institutions that awarded them and the subjects in which they were taken. Those vaunted Ph.D.s tend to be in subjects such as marine engineering or gas kinetics rather than in relevant disciplines like zoology or geology. And often they are earned not… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on December 30, 2008 at 6:18am — 1 Comment

A fun Uncyclopedia article on Christian Logic

http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Christian_logic

Added by Trunx on December 29, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

What's with the 'Radical' Dude?

"Yes, I think I use the term “radical” rather loosely, just for emphasis. If you describe yourself as “atheist,” some people will say, “Don’t you mean ‘agnostic’?” I have to reply that I really do mean atheist, I really do not believe that there is a god; in fact, I am convinced that there is not a god (a subtle difference). I see not a shred of evidence to suggest that there is one ... etc., etc. It’s easier to say that I am a radical atheist, just to signal that I really mean it, have thought… Continue

Added by Trunx on December 29, 2008 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Kiss Hank's Ass by James Huber

I thought this was hilarious, so I had to post it. It's such a great metaphor for Christianity.



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This morning there was a knock at my door. When I answered the door I found a well-groomed, nicely dressed couple. The man spoke first.



John: "Hi! I'm John, and this is Mary."



Mary: "Hi! We're here to invite you to come kiss Hank's ass with us."



Me: "Pardon me?! What are you talking about? Who's Hank, and why would I want to… Continue

Added by Andrew the Fluffer on December 28, 2008 at 11:14am — No Comments

Crazy Things About Bible God That Make You Think?

God judges us not by our character and deeds in life but solely by whether or not we worshiped him strongly enough.



Now think about what that says about your god.



He's more concerned with you being a fanboi than with how you lived your life.



I started losing my faith after a classmate asked the teacher what happened to non-Catholics after they died. The answer was simple "they go to hell." The fact that they might have been good people who devoted their lives to… Continue

Added by Sophie on December 28, 2008 at 2:24am — 5 Comments

Things Christians Should Know Before Talking to an Atheist



* Hitler was NOT an atheist.



* Morality is not a “believers only” state of conscience. Morality existed before the Bible was put together and translated, etc.



* Do NOT pray for us or indicate the notion to perform your ritualistic mumbo jumbo. There are millions of others that are ill and starving that might appreciate your spells of madness. These are the people that your so called “God” ignores or… Continue

Added by Sophie on December 28, 2008 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

“What If You’re Wrong?”



I remember telling a Christian about my disbelief in a god or ANY higher power. We used different philosophical scenarios to strengthen our own points of views during our debate/discussion. “Atheism vs. Christianity” debates are quite common in internet discussion forums, blogs and message boards. They are usually heated discussions and sometimes the name-calling begins. Once in a while a Christian will ask an atheist “What if you’re… Continue

Added by Sophie on December 28, 2008 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

Abolish the Federal Reserve?

On June 15, 2007, Ron Paul introduced HR 2755: Federal Reserve Abolition Act. There were no co-sponsors, no further action was taken, and the legislation was referred to the House Committee on Financial Services and effectively pigeonholed and ignored.



It's a bold and needed measure to "abolish the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks, to repeal the Federal Reserve Act, and for other purposes."



The bill provides for management of… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on December 26, 2008 at 1:43am — 1 Comment

Our unconscious brain makes the best decisions possible

Researchers at the University of Rochester have shown that the human brain—once thought to be a seriously flawed decision maker—is actually hard-wired to allow us to make the best decisions possible with the information we are given. The findings are published in today's issue of the journal Neuron.



Neuroscientists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky received a 2002 Nobel Prize for their 1979 research that argued humans rarely make rational decisions. Since then, this has become… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on December 25, 2008 at 1:59am — No Comments

Haunted houses

Okay for those who already know I am a christian from birth. My parents are really super strict and I joined the site to further my knowledge of atheism. Also another reason I joined was because of that atheist sign that got stolen which I am sure you have heard on the news. the "enslavement of minds" part kinda made me start to look at atheism. Like i said in chat I have learned more about atheism in one day then my whole life.



anyways I can go more into details about this… Continue

Added by Stacie on December 23, 2008 at 10:19pm — 13 Comments

Happy Holidays.

As I'm sure many of you are experiencing, my family is celebrating a rather strict version of Christmas. Blasphemous or not, (there was a Stumble site that dealt with Christ Mass, etc, can't remember the name,) the truth is this cold season BEGS us to become close. So, be family even if we aren't. Being so very close to my family, even as an Atheist I shall call this Christmas. It's just a word? Yup. Exactly, but it explains my winter. I may not celebrate Christmas religiously, but the cold of… Continue

Added by Benji on December 22, 2008 at 1:48am — 2 Comments

The science of the hangover



Thumping head, dry mouth, bleary eyes, patchy memory - the hangover fug is familiar to many. But why does alcohol make us feel so dreadful? Even though human beings have suffered from hangovers for thousands of years, we're still largely in the dark as to exactly why they happen, and how to cure them. Researchers this week revealed that many hangover cures simply don't work. The only sure-fire cure, they say, is not to get drunk in the first… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on December 22, 2008 at 12:56am — 1 Comment

Definition of Atheist

There is something about the "I don't believe in God" definition of atheist that bothers me. Now maybe I am being too pedantic but doesn't that definition in some way implies there IS a God and I am just not believeing in it and that I am being stubborn?



I usually tell people I am an atheist because I believe there is NO God. I say as a skeptic and rational thinker, although I cannot say categorically that there actually is 100% NO God (as you can never prove the non-existance of… Continue

Added by Liam on December 21, 2008 at 2:30am — 8 Comments

Why Atheist Groups Exist

Someone recently asked me about this. Here you'll find the question and my answer.

The question: if you are on the Net that often with these extreme theists, why don't you take a bit of a break from it for a while. I realize the dangers of de-secularizing the state, etc., but if no one's going out of their way to directly change or affect you, maybe it's not necessary to engage them over the e-waves.





1. The atheist groups exist for atheists to hang out in and talk about… Continue

Added by Amanda on December 21, 2008 at 1:36am — 3 Comments

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