December 2009 Blog Posts (197)

A Creationist Irony

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.



2. It can offer direction in a debate.



3. It… Continue

Added by Richard Spencer on December 31, 2009 at 7:33pm — 6 Comments

Nightly or Weekly Atheist Twitter Chat?

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.

What do other think?

Added by Bakari Chavanu on December 29, 2009 at 11:28pm — 1 Comment

Mom in law

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

Added by Doug Reardon on December 29, 2009 at 10:48pm — 2 Comments

ugh

My old friends have become believers. Church every sunday, god is great, god is good, make me vomit, christians.

They were never like me but never like this.

I just want to slap them and scream "what the fuck is wrong with you ?!". But I won't. I love them more than I need them to be like me...

So, here I sit. Powerless to break their bond with myth without breaking their bond with me.

Added by todwith1d on December 29, 2009 at 4:40pm — 5 Comments

LET'S SAY there was a such thing as a "GOD"......

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

Added by Lord Atheist on December 29, 2009 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

"We Are All Connected" - Music by Symphony of Science



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

Added by G. Randall on December 28, 2009 at 3:32pm — 1 Comment

Why Can't We Change the Debate?

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

Added by G. Randall on December 28, 2009 at 3:14pm — 12 Comments

Almost 4 months since they left me..

On Oct 4th, my 2 cats got out and never came back.


....

I guess...I should..accept. they aren't coming back, no matter how hard I look..

Added by Desirai on December 28, 2009 at 3:07pm — 4 Comments

Jesus will survivie....

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Added by Rick on December 28, 2009 at 5:10am — 1 Comment

Can Humans Comprehend Death?

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

Added by Filippo on December 27, 2009 at 11:48pm — 8 Comments

1984? No, 2010! Welcome to "The Nanny State" - From Atheist Climber Blog

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

Added by Martin Pribble on December 27, 2009 at 5:23pm — 5 Comments

So today...

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...

Added by Marcia on December 27, 2009 at 5:19pm — 4 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 27DEC

Sunday Morning Service

27 DEC 2009



Links of Interest



What Darwin Never Knew



How To Handle Bibliolaters



Are You a… Continue

Added by Johnny on December 27, 2009 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Jesus fed 5000 people with 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish

This is 1 of the 1000's of tall tales in the fable believers call the bible. Since I was a small child and a Chrisitian I always wondered how was this possible?

They didnt have sliced bread back then

How big were these "fish" the people ate?

Where did Jesus get the bread from?

Added by Lord Atheist on December 26, 2009 at 8:27pm — 6 Comments

baby names

I'm fairly certain I am having a girl,

and these are some names that have been running through my head.





Lillian Jolie Cummings--Lilly Jolie Cummings

Lillian London Cummings--Lilly London Cummings

Lillian Brontë Cummings--Lilly Brontë Cummings



Amelia Jolie Cummings

Amelia London Cummings

Amelia Brontë Cummings



(It's such a shame I have such an awful surname. hopefully I marry a fellow with a nice surname lol)



Meanings of… Continue

Added by Alexandra Jael on December 26, 2009 at 7:09am — 6 Comments

Cold is the Absence of Heat, Evil is the Absence of God

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

Added by Melissa on December 25, 2009 at 10:58pm — 1 Comment

God ≠ Santa

“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

Added by Don't label my essence! (Jared) on December 25, 2009 at 5:16pm — 8 Comments

Pope gets popped

I don't know why I have no sympathy for the Pope,… Continue

Added by Jacqueline Sarah Homan on December 25, 2009 at 2:59am — 4 Comments

Unwrapped a Christian Book

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

Added by Ashley Will on December 25, 2009 at 12:59am — 11 Comments

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