I felt like giving a brief introduction so as not to be rude, and to give a simple idea about the person I represent in real life.
So how's it going? I'm this guy who lives in Egypt, you know, the country with the pyramids. Anyway, I've been here a while and I must say this site is the best thing google has led me to in a long time.
I study Medicine in college, with a special interest in Neurology. I'm also really interested in Philosophy, Psychology,…Continue
Added by Jabu M on December 31, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Yesterday was my grandmother's funeral, she was a catholic so the whole thing was organized in a catholic church. And although I should've been serious and sad and stuff (since my grandma had just died), I was first annoyed and then somewhat amused by what the priest said. Several times, he mentioned that the funeral was just a temporary goodbye, since 'we were all going to meet Bernice again in heaven'. Also, according to the priest, my grandma was at that very moment catching up with…Continue
Due to a bizarre sequence of events, I live in Utah. I originally came from the "Bible belt", but even so, Utah was a whole new world to me. The vast majority of the state's population is Mormon. I was dimly aware of this before moving here over a decade ago, but the true meaning did not sink in until I'd been on the job for a few months. My first full-time job was at a then-major software company (Novell, not that it matters.) I…Continue
Added by Chuck C on December 30, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments
I have described my self as having once been an "AynRandianObjectivistLibertarianCarlSaganTypeAtheist". …Continue
This is a story I wrote a few years ago. I was just learning about atheism at the time, but thinking about leaving the religion I grew up in (Jehovah's Witnesses). Some of the themes are (somewhat intentionally) ambiguous and open to interpretation. I'd love to hear what people make of it. :)
Long ago, the whole Earth was ruled by just one Emperor who was kind and just and wise. In the middle of an inhospitable land there…Continue
Added by Paul Reed on December 30, 2010 at 5:17pm — No Comments
The Beauty of Mathematics and…
(And all my gratitude to Think Atheist - HAPPY 2011, Guys!)
It has been a really bad experience of drug-like intoxication with American religious fantasies which transmitted to other areas of knowledge transformed my life in an erratic and painful trip through the darkness of other people's hallucinations. But I have this one marvelous good which preserves me: I am not ashamed to learn history and I am very grateful to the ones who created web-sites like…
Photo essay reveals alternative creation story.....
hat tip Ezra Klein at Washington Post…
Added by Cecilia on December 29, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments
Editor’s Note: Earlier this week, in an essay that drew a deluge of comments, British comic, actor and filmmaker Ricky Gervais…Continue
Added by Dan on December 28, 2010 at 11:41pm — No Comments
In the world of faith healing, there is a need for an escape clause, something
which explains why it doesn't work. This, of course, is that it is always the fault
of the victim. If your cancer isn't cured, it isn't the healer's fault, it's just that you
didn't believe hard enough. If your arthritis is still there, well, you shouldn't have
jay-walked, should you!
This isn't a new idea of course. In biblical Palestine, the people of Israel had
a covenant with…
Added by atheist_swede on December 28, 2010 at 9:36pm — No Comments
I often try to corner theists on theology. I face them with what their Bible says literally and/or at it's base. For example, your spiritual leader promises to come back as a mass murderer. He's the child of a rich man whom promises you a mansion if you'll just give up all of your money today for a promise. Where is it that TV Evangelists get it from again? More often than not, I'll get a disingenuous side step and they'll say that you need to listen to theologians or read a specific book.…Continue
So it is Christmas day and I have just arrived at my Grandparents home to celebrate as is the tradition and has been since I remember. One thing has changed since those days of old and that is my deconversion from fundamentalist christian into atheism. This is something that only my brother and his wife are aware of and even then we avoid the subject.
But I digress..
I had just arrived at my grandparents home and open the door to walk into the middle of a…Continue