What is the difference between believing that a god actually exists and a delusion?
If someone can give me a reasonable answer I might be willing to change my understanding of reality.
|One of the bigger autumn constellations is in the Perseus group, Pegasus. It's just the front half of a horse, and the wings of course. These figures in the sky are not always the whole figure, sometimes it's half. It's good that they chose to use the front half of the horse…|
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In 2017 nothing gonna change in Pakistan but it will bring a huge wave of extremism & sectarianism. Last ten days of December has very much made this clear. State has not implemented the National action plan which was introduced to eliminate the violence , hate speech & terrorism.
Sunni clerics are openly accusing people for blasphemy & they are crossing the Mount Everest of ignorance but the state is helpless.
At Christmas Shan Taseer wished Merry…
| The story behind the constellations of Perseus and those of his group is an ancient tale that is usually told from the perspective of the hero himself. It's his patriarchal privilege.
There were two brothers, Acrisius and Proetus, who always…
Added by Brad Snowder on December 24, 2016 at 5:16pm — No Comments
In the West people are told that Sufis are very peaceful people in Pakistan. Every 2nd day these Sufis come on roads & demand death plenty for Asia Bibi.
I dont like theologies but in west I find Christmas a very healthy & commercial festival. At least Christians in the West don't compel me to believe in their theology thats why i like this festival.
Last night a man attacked a…Continue
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|Most constellations are a Latin word that translates to some generic thing. But a few are their own translation such as a specific person's name. The Phoenix is a unique mythical bird that is pretty much only known as Phoenix, the bird that's hard to get rid of. As we all learned…|
|Pictor is part of the Lacaille Group, the handful of constellations named after a bunch of 18th century stuff by a 18th century French guy. In this case it is the easel which held the artist's canvas in the days before Photoshop. Fun fact, the word "easel" is the old german…|
Pakistan is a corrupt state where the heads of all institutions are morally corrupt & their moral values based on religion.
Big scams are routine matters when new projects are launched. Kickbacks are taken & this becomes a burden for the poor as inflation increases. Nobody cares about this & sometimes the consequences are that people pay with their lives.
Two days ago a flight PK661 crashed & a favourite singer of my childhood died with other 47 people…
Added by Noon Alif on December 9, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Before I get to the questions I would like to suggest that one of the biggest predictors of a person’s religion is geography. A person born and raised in Alabama is most likely to become a Christian while a person born and raised in Riyadh is most likely to become a Muslim and in India a 95% chance of being a Hindu.
I recently spoke with a Hindu who has very little knowledge of Christianity and even less of Catholicism. We were discussing religious beliefs and I was asked to explain…Continue
|The Autumn constellation of Pisces is a good example of how a group of stars can get a name without being a connect-the-dots sort of thing. It appears to have been started in ancient Mesopotamia by astronomers in the easternmost region of the fertile crescent, or in biblical…|
Time of reckoning. Aliens have arrived. Superior beings are in charge. So much so that the cosmos is understood. All adults are compelled to take a stand as to whether god(s) exist(ed). Answer incorrectly and you are dispatched with extreme prejudice.
Are you tied in knots and filled with fear? Or do you walk into the moment of truth confessional with aplomb?
Is the typical atheist as certain/carefree in giving her answer as the orthodox theist?
It's a very old theocratic belief that there is someone in the skies who listens to our prayers & fulfills with his kindness. Every religion emphasis on its followers to pray more & more to get the happiness of God. Being a freethinker such ideas generated lot of questions in my mind but the answers of religious people never satisfied me.…Continue
Howdy! Just wanted to post a link to my newly created MeetUp, Humanists of Westminster (https://www.meetup.com/Westminster-Humanists/)
Anyone who lives in Carroll County, Maryland or is interested in this group and feels like driving, please hit me up! We will be having our first meeting before the holidays.
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|The autumn sky includes the constellation of Piscis Austrinus, which is currently distinguished from neighboring Pisces Not-Austrinus with the convenient moniker Austrinus which means "Southern." At one time many folks referred to these stars as being "The Great Fish" as…|
Added by Brad Snowder on November 27, 2016 at 12:40am — No Comments
| The constellation Puppis is part of a whole group of constellations that represents various parts of the good ship Argo, made famous by its crew, Jason and the Argonauts. These particular stars are the ass end of that ship, i.e. the poop deck. …
There is always a big campaign against Atheist people in Muslim countries. For more than six years I have been tweeting against the corrupt political & religious elite in Pakistan. I discussed it many time in my previous blog posts.Few days back this page was shared on social media by different people against us.…Continue
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