I've noticed that a useful question to raise in a debate regards what evidence one's opponent would consider sufficient to cause him or her to change his or her current position. This question is good for a number of reasons.
1. It will expose anyone who says "no amount of evidence could change my mind" as someone who was never open to the possibility that he or she is wrong. In this case, debate is a waste of time.
I was just reading this article about how to hold a Twitter chat and I'm wonder if something like this already exist for the topic of atheism on Twitter? I think it would be an interesting extension of this site.
Ah, Winter's Solstice when Christians promulgate their reason for the season! I was sitting there, minding my own business when my mother in law (whom I love and is a real great person) said: "things are much worse now than when the bible was written." My response was: well, now God doesn't tell us to kill all the males (of our enemies) rape all the women, and take all the children for slaves! And she said, that's blaspheming and I won't have it in my house! And I said, it's your bible mom, I… Continue
Do you think "GOD" would really care about frivilous shit happening on planet Earth?
When entertainers and athletes when an award they always "give thanks to God" do you think "GOD" would really be concerned with a man made gold plated "Oscar" or the Vince Lombardi Trophy?
It annoys me when I hear an entertainer/athelete say "This is my "GOD" given talent"...Yes you maybe talented but "GOD" didn't "give it to you" Understand that some people are more inclined to do things… Continue
I got this video from the website www.symphonyofscience.com. I have to say it's bloody brilliant! My favorite part is Bill Nye's scene with the camera looking up at him as he comes down with a rock'n'roll climax of "Billions and billions of stars, billions and billions of specks!!" A beautiful work of art indeed. There are 2 other videos on that site and they're just as amazing. Worth checking… Continue
I would probably have to call myself a newbie atheist, despite honestly having felt like one the majority of my life. I was that kid who struggled to find new ways to delay my family from getting to church on time in the hopes of getting left behind for punctuality's sake. Once in church, I would promptly crawl under the pews to build fortifications out of the hymn-books and bibles.
I realize now how completely unaware I was of what was happening to me as a kid. I lived in my own… Continue
The human brain is a fantastic piece of hardware that can run countless calculations at once and analyze both short and long term situations and consequences. An interesting theory was posed in my elective philosophy class (before winter break) about the very nature on understanding death. My professor told us that it is impossible for the human mind to mentally comprehend "death" because death itself is the absence of consciousness, the absence of calculated thought processes that form what we… Continue
I always stumble when I attempt to talk about things of a political nature. Politics are very complicated, and I think it's difficult to see all sides of a situation, even for those who are experts in political issues. Because of this I try not to touch on real-world politics too much, as I fear being proven wrong, and I sometimes worry I'm misunderstanding situations because I've not seen the whole picture. Even when I do understand the whole story, I can feel that I have nothing new to offer… Continue
At my work im standing in front of someone who has a shirt that states " Nobody designed you just like nobody designed this shirt"..Not only that but it also had a picture of a fuckin double helix DNA !! The most stupid shirt Ive ever seen...
Another one of these? How many do we really have to suffer through/debunk before people start listening to facts?
Rather than type it all out (again), I made a video response. Since I can’t use plain logic to level with these people, I had to try and turn their own logic back on them. Tell me how you think it panned… Continue
“God is Santa Clause for grown ups.” You’ve probably heard this before, it’s a fairly common quip used by atheists to illustrate their view on both the existence and purpose of a personal deity. It’s also a surefire way to get under the skin of most any theist. Is it fair though? Are we oversimplifying the punishment and reward aspects of the typical religious dogma we encounter? Are we just trying to make their beliefs out to be childish? After giving the subject a bit of thought recently, I… Continue
So unwrapped all my Christmas gifts. My aunt, my godmother when I was baptized Catholic, gave me the book The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel. Back says it traces authors journey from atheism to faith. Looks interesting. I will definitely read it though to read it and see what it says and then see how I can argue against its points. My aunt also wrote a page letter in the inside cover to me. It says: "This is a book that I am in the process of reading - I hope you'll join me. I feel it is my… Continue