I want u guys keep in mind that is not an attempt to convert or force anyone to believe what I believe. This is also not for the sake of trying "prove" anything but just to give Atheists a sense of why I believe in a God.
I try not to mock people, but there's a special, warm spot in my heart reserved just for Tea Party activists, and conservative Texans in particular. Yup, they sure prove how fucked up government can get, when TPers throw in their votes and slogans. (Now imagine rolls of toilet paper hanging from ceilings of a dysfunctional congress. Waahoo, TP wins!)
Short and sweet entries, please, sort of like a log that people can look back on and enjoy, after Hillary reaps the spoils of a the…Continue
It's a strange crossroads that I've found myself. It all started last week when I received a text message seemingly out of the blue from my stepmother. She had been looking at something online and I guess decided that she should suggest I check out William Lane Craig's Reasonable Faith. I told her that I was well aware of the man and his arguments and I received in reply the "I'm worried about your eternal soul" conversation only that she used the word "future" instead of "eternal soul", but…Continue
MIDDLESBORO, Ky. — A snake-handling pastor who appeared on the National Geographic television reality show “Snake Salvation” has died after being bitten by a snake during a weekend church service in Kentucky.
Jamie Coots was handling a rattlesnake at his Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name Church in Middlesboro when he was bitten on the hand Saturday night, another preacher, Cody Winn, told WBIR-TV.
After the bite, Coots dropped the snakes, but then picked them back up and…Continue
Sure, Lots of great art has been inspired by Biblical scenes.... Well this isn't it...
But's it's just as great, irreverent, and maybe even more powerful....…Continue
Johann Bode and Johann Titius were best buds and they made a rule about planets.
I stopped going to church over 40 years ago. I have friends from that time who are still Fundamentalist Christians. My parents and some of their parents are still Fundamentalist Christians. When I talk to them they usually avoid talking about religion to me. I think that it's for…Continue
My interest in Richard Dawkins has long been kind of on-again, off-again. Don't get me wrong, I think he's brilliant, and most of his ideas about religion and its value (or lack thereof) are quite sensible. However, he sometimes strikes me as a bit naive about religion, at least as it is practiced by many people in everyday life. In other words, in interviews I've seen, he adopts an attitude of being completely unable to understand how any sensible person can believe in a god, any more…Continue
There is no scientific and rational basis for believing in the existence of a god of any description. All religions involve irrational beliefs and practices. Islam is not only a religion, but also a political movement. Unlike other religions, its irrational beliefs and practices are a threat to all liberal democratic societies. We need to bring an end to religion. We also need to defeat Islam with a two pronged approach.
The first part of the approach is the head-on attack. The Koran…Continue
"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?" -Douglas Adams
I guess that's really the point, isn't it? Differing worldviews. Christians often ask, "How can an atheist look at the sky or a newborn baby, and not believe in God?" Atheists ask the opposite question about Christians. I remember a woman who considered herself a Christian saying to me, "Where do atheists think all the blessings come from?"…Continue
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Some Central Michigan University students are studying zombies this semester with a religion course exploring biblical texts and apocalyptic themes in media.
Philosophy and religion faculty member Kelly Murphy always wanted to teach a course on apocalyptic literature, and…
My brother died almost exactly 7 months ago, at the age of 40. I understand my parents are still grieving, so logical thinking is not coming naturally to them at this point. But some of the things they do and say are really bothering me. I am trying to let them work out their grief in their own way, but here are a few odd things that have come up:
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If you've ever thrown a baseball into the air, you probably noticed it quickly returned to the Earth. The harder you throw it, the…Continue
Wow, it's been months since I realized I really didn't believe in God any more. And nothing's really changed. I still don't believe, but I still do a pretty good job pretending I do, for the sake of job and family. I've gotten the occasional comment from folks here at TA that I'm doing a pretty horrible thing, living a lie, etc. I appreciate your interest in my situation, but sorry...maybe you have the perfect little atheist life, where all your friends are atheists, your job is great,…Continue
I found a website where Texas lists every capital execution from 1982 on. One of the more interesting things about it is that it includes any last statements the prisoners made. Interesting reading. Lots of "foxhole converts" among them, I note.
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The Dark Sides and Hidden Perils of Soka Gakkai Cult
Is SGI a cult? Does it matter?
Posted on May 7, 2012
The word “cult” has an alarmist ring to it. Most people think that cults must be obviously dark and sinister. We…
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I’m scared of dreams….
I am walking in a house and then some snipers stand
in a circle around me.
They shoot me!
One shoots me here and one shoots me here
And then one shoots me here.
I remember we used to walk around everywhere
and buy ice cream.
We would eat, shop, go everywhere.
You go past the checkpoints to the market.
You walk that way.
You see crowds of people.
There’s the ice…Continue
ever sense i was seven or Eight years old i began studding how people reacted. Id fake sleep to discover there actions. questioned everything and even observed ants for my recess, When i was Eight or nine all the way till the end of elementary school. I discovered ants behaved like society and people in a small sense they where like a food chain. Sometimes when someone stepped on the ant i would get upset not because i was sad for the ant though i kinda was but mostly i was upset because…Continue