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Social psychology win

Delusional beliefs are false beliefs which are strongly held despite evidence to the contrary

But these Delusional beliefs are not considered delusional if they are consistent with cultural beliefs.

After I have read and convinced about evolution of human, and that modern human was in earth about 200,000 ago, I can still convenes myself that Adam and Eve, are not the first human but they are just chosen by god among other human that exist with them at same time.

I didn't…

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Added by Rick Springfield on July 18, 2014 at 3:54pm — No Comments

How To Come Out As An Atheist

Added by Maxwell Marovich on July 15, 2014 at 9:35am — 2 Comments

Atheist dating, in a superstitious world

This past Sunday was one of the best days I’ve had, I celebrated the fellowship of new friends, shared deep thoughts on food, life and the future of a wonderful atheist community I am privileged to be part of. Over an above that, I had a first date that same evening with an interesting woman I had met on a dating site. This was my first date since my last break up almost 10 months ago (depending who you ask).

I was as…

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Added by EMil Wentzel on July 15, 2014 at 7:24am — 6 Comments

Flies & Freewill

Yesterday, while seated, I began to reach down for my backpack when a fly landed on my knee.  My reach was instantly interrupted as my hand froze beside me just slightly higher than my thigh. All my intention became focussed on swatting that fly, and my hand began to move ever so slowly and evenly towards the fly on my knee, maintaining a perfectly consistent distance above my thigh of about three inches.

As my hand slowly glided forward I realized that…

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Added by Heather Spoonheim on July 14, 2014 at 11:41pm — 89 Comments

Sorry for what azzhat!

I guess I should say sorry too. Im new and my computers in the shop so I wrote that last blog on my smartphone. Please excuse grammatical and other errors that I didnt proofread well enough.

Added by Mark on July 13, 2014 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Sorry for what azzhat!

Please forgive my anger to start...with the duck dynasty bunch and all that has happened since I woke up I get pissed to think of the special treatment afforded to christian numbskulls! So I'm at work and have already endured at a semi new company the praying at thanksgiving and christmas dinners with no warning and the fear of being fired I stay quiet for the most part but was sharing with a coworker when some overheard and though my co worker being a deist is considered weird, I must now be… Continue

Added by Mark on July 13, 2014 at 10:09pm — 3 Comments

TheTheological Triple Jump

The Theological Triple Jump

A while ago I was having an interesting discussion with a friend who is also a very devoted Xtian and who sometimes decides that I, as a rather dedicated atheist, need to be shown the error of my ways and be saved by learning to love his Lord like he does.

Our "debates" are usually fairly short and not too confrontational as we are each quite convinced we are right in our respective views of religion…

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Added by Bill Carruthers on July 12, 2014 at 10:10pm — 1 Comment

Northern Irish Bakery Refuses to Bake Pro Gay Cake

This story has been all over the online tabloids in seems. There is a bakery in Northern Ireland who have point black refused to bake a cake for an LGBT rights organisation advocating for marriage equality. The indended cake would have had a picture of Bert and Earnie from Sesemy Street with the slogan…

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Added by Nerdy Keith on July 8, 2014 at 2:09pm — 59 Comments

Arkansas Legislative Update

The signature submission deadline is over for legislative initiatives to be included in the fall ballot and the results:

1. Statewide sell of alcoholic beverages: well over the required 63,000 signatures were obtained.

2. Increase of mandatory minimum wage: same as 1. Arkansas is only one of four states that has a minimum wage below federal level and this legislation would increase it to a paltry $8.50/hr. Last raise was 8 years ago.

3. Medical marijuana initiative only…

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Added by Ed on July 8, 2014 at 7:40am — No Comments

RE UNICORNS IN THE BIBLE

For all those who have replied to: UNICORNS IN THE BIBLE and THE FAITHFUL AND THE BIBLE, being two, I have an interesting proposal. The replies kept coming with the most interesting comments, knowledgeable, surprising and strange. I learned a lot from many of them.

I have written a book that has been a long time in publishing but it is finally…

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Added by Stephen Gunn on July 1, 2014 at 7:09pm — No Comments

A not-so-brief introduction

Hi all,



I've already introduced myself here in the Welcome to TA forum, but thought it might be a good idea to write a little blog entry to give a more detailed account of who I am, what I (don't) believe and how I embraced atheism.



So, I'm in Ireland. I was born and raised here and it really is a beautiful country. 



I was born in 1985 into a Roman Catholic family. I…

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Added by Seraphina on June 29, 2014 at 6:01pm — 8 Comments

The Catholic Hierarchy Continues To Crumble.

Well, well. The cleansing spread of toppling Catholic aristocracy has claimed it's latest victimArchbishop Jozef Wesolowski! He should be more than just defrocked.…

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Added by Ed on June 28, 2014 at 12:58pm — 4 Comments

Born Innocent Until Proven Guilty

I realise that I have already discussed this in the forum are of the site, but I wanted to post something in a blog form giving my full thoughts on the issue

So the topic I want to address in this blog is the Christian concept of “We are all born sinners” (otherwise known as Original Sin). As a non-Christian I personally do not believe…

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Added by Nerdy Keith on June 26, 2014 at 5:29pm — 50 Comments

Bi-Polar Thinking

  It's very easy to fall prey to catastrophic thinking as a result of bi-polar disorder. It actually hurts the people close to me when I struggle with it. Anyone else, without actually having OCD become quite obsessive or compulsive in their thinking, such as circular thinking, or counting? Has a little comment like, 'you might want to straighten your tie' ever become the crack of doom? Not everyone jumps to the extremes, but people with bipolar seem to have that tendency. In fact,…

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Added by Karl Terrell Nightshade on June 21, 2014 at 11:18am — 2 Comments

Bi-Polar Life: by Nightshade

My name is Karl Terrell, Otherwise to be known as Nightshade. I experienced early onset puberty which then led to early onset bi-polar disorder. I&II. And social anxiety disorder. And borderline, so they tell me. I am also a trained and certified Peer Recovery Specialist. Before becoming a CPRS, though I played rock music in bars and clubs from 11 years of age until I fell apart at age 31. This blog will deal with bi-polar issues, such as coping…

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Added by Karl Terrell Nightshade on June 21, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

The Sanctity of Life

I heard that life is sacred, but I don’t know what that word means.

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A woman outside a clinic told me that a tiny mass of cells was a person, but I didn’t think it looked like one. I heard her say that the bundle of cells was just what a person looked like when it was very small. She said it had the same genetic makeup and all of the same DNA as a fully grown person and therefore had the same right to life. I watched her scratch…

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Added by Joey on June 15, 2014 at 4:47pm — 18 Comments

Cosmos Television Series

I thought the latest Cosmos Series with Neal  DeGrasse Tyson was entertaining and successful. It was professionally done and I believe Tyson presented the material in a well thought out manner. Getting the viewer to understand the vastness of time and space in our universe helped reinforce the fact that our little orb called Earth is truly a fairly insignificant rock in the overall scope of things. His references to historical figures and their impact on our understanding of the cosmos and…

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Added by Ed on June 13, 2014 at 9:03am — 4 Comments

Prepositions

It recently dawned on me that although the English language has around 1,000,000 words, only about 150 - 170 of those words are categorized as prepositions. To wit:

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Added by Andy Hoke on June 4, 2014 at 4:30am — 30 Comments

Anyone ever check out the Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe (CTMU)?

One of the smartest men in the world is Chris Langan apparently, and he developed this theory and wrote a book that is now on my reading list. Anyone on ThinkAtheist ever look into this work?

(By the way, please do not join this thread to argue about who the smartest person in the world is. If you want to discuss that, please just start another discussion.)

Anyway, here's an interview with Chris:…

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Added by Andy Hoke on June 2, 2014 at 9:24pm — 18 Comments

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