I love Christmas time. The general kindness from people around me makes me feel all warm and fussy.
I'm the only atheist in my family, but it really hasn't bothered me, since they've never seemed fundamental or intrusive in any way. I announced my atheism about a year ago, and all I got was a "why", which I answered as well as I could, and then an "ok", and that was pretty much it. I've always lived a pretty secular life, so my lifestyle didn't change much, but my way of looking at…Continue
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I know there is family violence everywhere, no matter place or economic status. But in this case you will notice that main reason has been the zealotry the Muslim faith inspiresContinue
I once read in a Christian pamphlet that you can trust that the bible is the inspired word of god because there has been many prophicies of the bible that has been fulfilled.
What of these then?
Genesis 26:4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.
Here God tells Isaac that his descendents (Hebrews) will be as numerous as…
Actually, I have long ago grown tired of the offensive, unimaginative, and repetitious 'nativity scenes' that pollute both public and private lands.
Thus, I have hastily drafted my own version to counter the mediocre versions.
Disclaimer: The only reason this has been posted as blog is because the 'video' section allows to upload only one video and this is a complete series. So if any of the other mods finds a way to move this to the videos section as a whole, please, be my guest.
"The Greek Gods" tells of the history and mythology surrounding the deities of ancient Greece.
Exposing the devoutly religious beliefs of pagan cultures and how greatly they parallel the Abrahamic traditions of…Continue
Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on December 21, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments
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Yes, Kitzmas. Its been 5 years from the Kitzmiller v. Dover case. According to the National Council for Science Education…Continue
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I wrote this some time last year, and just now remembered it. I'd like to see what everyone thinks!
Th' night b'fore last there were narry a sound.…Continue
Added by Matt Peters on December 20, 2010 at 1:21pm — No Comments
The Devil is green
He takes everything I earn away from me
He tells me to stay in my budget…
My hands on your skin
This is more than now
I want you forever somehow…
Added by Edmond on December 20, 2010 at 12:45pm — No Comments
Muslims believe that when an eclipse happens, it means that allah is angry, furious!
They believe that because allah told them in his book! So they go and pray "the eclipse prayer" in mosques!
Does that mean that by predicting the lunar eclipse this tuesday (december 21 2010), humans are actually predicting god's "mood" on that day?
Chapter 4 hath arrived!!
Let’s groove tonight!!
“The man had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, "I have produced a man with the help of the LORD." Next she bore his brother Abel. Abel became a keeper of flocks, and Cain a tiller of the soil. In the course of time Cain brought an offering to the LORD from the fruit of the soil, while Abel, for his part, brought one of the best firstlings of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on…Continue
Added by Andrew Lafont on December 17, 2010 at 10:20pm — No Comments
I figure this is a decent enough place to post my leaving of religion, especially since it might help the people here get to know me better.
My dislike of church started young. I was never really brought, and although my mother was raised catholic and my dad in a church-ridden area, I never heard anything but hatred of the tithing system growing up--we apparently had a few churches, that when they began going, asked immediately how much of my parent's income could be promised…Continue
For the very first time in my life, I am actually ashamed to be American.
Despite the overt disgust churning in my stomach right now, I'm hesitant to write this.
It goes against everything I stand for. I'm American. I love my country. After traveling the world, I know this is an amazing place. I'm patriotic and political. I believe in change from within.
But then this.…Continue
If you have ever been in a position of having to defend your non belief while talking to a believer, you probably have heard the question "Where do you think your morality comes from if there is no god?" Then there is their favorite follow-up question "What stops you from killing another person?" Theists know that the second question is not an easy one to answer but it offers no validity to their way of thinking. It's a hard question to answer because it is a deceptively illformed question.…Continue
Personally, I can't tell people that I'm an Atheist -except you guys on TA- so no one has asked me this before, but I always watch and read debates and discussions between Atheists and theists. And I see that this question "What if you die, then you find out that there is a god? What would you tell him?" is always asked.
In Islam specially -and I think other Abrahamic religions- they say that people have free will but they contradict that by saying god writes everything each…Continue