December 2008 Blog Posts (47)

Religious Belief in General

I think that most people have an opinion about the overall nature of the universe and about the role which humanity plays in the universe. (I've met people who don't, but I think they are a small minority.)



What I mean by this is that most people have some sort of answer to questions like





Why is there something rather than nothing?



Why are we here?



What happens to us after we die?



How can we tell right from wrong?

Many people are… Continue

Added by Sophie on December 6, 2008 at 10:49pm — No Comments

Why Atheism Makes Me Happier



Atheism makes me happier for the simple reason that it means that I am responsible for my own choices in life.



I find the traditional Judeo-Christian god to be very paternalistic (hardly an original thought, I know). We can be good children and obey, or we can be bad children and rebel. We have no other choices, and we will never grow up—to god, we will always be children. Some people have told me that they find this to be comforting.… Continue

Added by Sophie on December 6, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

18 Year Old Parents Exorcise Demons from 1 Year Old



Blaine Milam, and Jessica Carson are accused of having murdered their 13 month old child, in order to drive the demons out of her. This deranged, 18 year old couple should never be allowed to have children ever again, and should be kept away from society until the have been properly rehabilitated. The gruesome details of the story include blunt trauma, and over 20 human bites having been inflicted upon the child.

Exorcism is an all too often… Continue

Added by Gina on December 5, 2008 at 1:05am — 5 Comments

Episcopalians prove that God is imaginary

This week we have witnessed the attempted creation of ANOTHER new branch of Christianity. The Episcopalians are splitting into a light and a heavy variety:



Conservative Episcopalians Vote to Create Alternative Branch



Conservatives from the Episcopal Church voted yesterday to form their own branch of Anglicanism in the United States and said they would seek new recognition in the worldwide church because of their growing disenchantment over the ordination… Continue

Added by Gina on December 5, 2008 at 1:00am — No Comments

The Bible: Primitive Nonsense



Occasionally, the Mormons or JWs will knock on my door and offer their Mormon Bible, the Watchtower, or whatever. I wanted something brief to trade with them, so I put together the following 2-pager.



The Bible as Primitive Nonsense



Christianity is based on the stories and claims of the Bible. If the Bible is not largely accurate history, then Christianity has no foundation. Thus, either the Bible is… Continue

Added by Kira on December 3, 2008 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Can it be so difficult to accept that...



Can it be so difficult to accept that fact that not everyone needs an omnipresent, vengeful father figure to make them be good? I find it depressing that Christians and other theists seem to be motivated to be good only by the idea that retribution will be visited upon them if they aren't kind and giving. What does that say about their true moral fiber? One more thing. If these people really possessed "Faith", they wouldn't be so offended by… Continue

Added by Kirstin on December 3, 2008 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Hell: As Explained by a Chemistry Student



From an email forwarded to me:



Setting: a college chemistry exam.



Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?



Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle’s Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant. One student, however, wrote the following:



First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on December 3, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

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