Angry with some skeptics' insistence that the skeptical movement should leave religion alone, that science can say nothing about supernatural claims, PZ Myers announces his divorce from the skeptic movement. Jack Scanlan…Continue
Since man as discovered his consciousness and began to live in groups, he has thought and wondered about the beauty of nature, the vastness of space and immensity of time. Since then he has searched for a creator of this universe and all its constituents. This was mans first perception about God, ‘the creator’. As time passed by man discovered his ignorance about certain things that surrounded him thus he attributed most things beyond his comprehension or understanding to…Continue
Added by Barry Adamson on May 10, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments
This past week, in a small corner of the news there was information about a bombing of a Church in a small community near Arusha, Tanzania. Several locals along with a handful of Saudi nationals have been arrested as responsible. The target apparently was the Archbishop of Arusha, a man whom I know personally and whose installation I attended some years back in Tanzania. Many innocent people were hurt, who were just gathered as a community to dedicate a new church building they had…Continue
Scientists at Harvard University think they have found a way to possibly reverse the aging process in human organs.
Dr. Richard Lee, Director of the Regenerative Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Amy Wagers, of the Department of Regenerative Biology at Harvard, made the discovery when they were working with younger and…Continue
"My friends joke that I am a coconut: brown on the outside, but white on the inside." - Alom Shaha, The Young Atheist's Handbook.
So, I find that being in the closet sucks. Too much energy and shame gets devoted to pretending I am someone I'm not.
I want out of the lie.
Problem is...I have insanely religious extended family. And I don't care to argue with them about hell-fire, nurture vs. nature, scripture, or praying away the gay.
They're visiting this week. I'm not going to make an announcement or take people aside to talk about it. I've decided not to hide all my queer stuff (books, pictures,…Continue
I've been reading over every ones comments, and I don't agree with all of it; I do agree that maybe I need to change the way I present things or ideas to people. It was easier before it got so hard (duh) ...I think I'm going through a very militant phase and feel desolated from the rest of the world because I'm stuck in the South. I took some advice and deleted people from my facebook. Now, I'm just going to figure out a way to better articulate myself. I'm generally a pretty nice person,…Continue
I wanted to contribute my current day-to-day experience which shares much in common with those posting and agreeing that "They Can't Live On This Planet Anymore!" and to offer what helps me through it every day.
When I'm not developing lectures and multimedia pieces for Innerspace Labs, (please see my profile for fun bits about that!), I pay the rent working as a supervisor in a print center.
It is, indeed a struggle, as my workplace is made up of proudly fundamentalist…Continue
Like...I don't even know where to start with people. The ignorance is starting to give me horrible headaches. I know like four people who are atheist. I'm in a deep sea of water and sometimes it feels like I'm drowning. My Facebook...So much fighting.
I have known the day would come when telling my story might be inevitable. I believe that day has come. Perhaps it will help some of you. I certainly hope so otherwise there is little point in telling it and going through the trouble…
Many of you know that I’ve been an Atheist a very very short time. I joined TA back last October 2012 “under cover…” I was hiding my identity because I didn’t plan on staying long. I thought it would be fun to check out some…Continue
Prompted by a recent piece in The Guardian touting Sir David Attenborough's plans to speak in favor at an upcoming conference on the subject, the "aquatic ape theory" is on people's lips again. PZ Myers smacks the theory around. Twitter had fun with it, using the …Continue
Last Tuesday was a good day. Peter Singer gave a lecture.
I'd been looking forward to it for some time, early on securing a place on the Facebook first-come-first-served waiting list just to be sure of a seat. Of Singer, I knew…Continue
Do we need religion to create a moral, just and fair society? (Initially posted on my blog at www.timhopwood.blogspot.com)
One of the most common arguments I hear for religion is that it assists in creating a moral framework to guide us in the creation of a just, safe and fair society. There is a simple way to ascertain whether or not this is the case: we simply look at the statistics. What countries in the world are the most just and…Continue
Added by Tim Hopwood on May 4, 2013 at 7:28am — No Comments
I post a lot of things about being atheist on Facebook; I realize this. I live in the South immersing me right in the center of all religious perversions. I have people delete me almost daily because of the things I post. None of this ever really bothered me because I live a moral, ethical life and if someone didn't want to be digital friends with me because of my beliefs; so be it.
It was different this time because it was one of my real life friends. Someone that knows…
"I find it astonishing and depressing that many people who lead their lives according to the ideas and rules laid down in these books have not read them" - Alom Shaha, The Young Atheist's Handbook.
You may have guessed it, but faith often has a lot to do with religious belief. Strip even the most 'educated' theological argument down to its core, and what you're often left with is 'we just don't know - therefore God'.
A few days ago I had an epiphany. I was explaining to someone why it is more logical for the Big Bang to have brought the universe into existence than for a supernatural supreme being to appear, as if by magic, then 'him' creating the universe.
I explained that if we assume that we need a designer, an all powerful deity, to create the universe, earth, humans, etc. then the natural assumption would be that another more powerful and complex deity would be required to create that deity…Continue
A more current piece on/from Ken Hamm, directly from AiG.. should be good for a laugh.
Christian education is under attack in America as never before. Yesterday on this website, we …Continue
I know this is a few years old.. but I just saw it today and figured I'd share it.. Don't think It'll be too surprising for any of us..
PETERSBURG, Kentucky (AFP) — For a group of paleontologists, a tour of the Creation Museum seemed like a great tongue-in-cheek way to cap off a serious conference.