Even as a young child, I despised church. Church meant itchy dresses, uncomfortable pews, and two hours I could have better spent playing outdoors. Being a child, I never understood gOd in the way Christians want gOd to be understood. To me, gOd was like a friendly old man in the clouds, the same way Santa Clause was a friendly old man in the North Pole. And I don’t remember a thing about Jesus. As far as I knew, Jesus was Starbuck to gOd’s Ahab.
Religion was never my turn-on.… Continue
Added by Pam on February 1, 2009 at 10:19am —
So my friends and I went to the Brick Lane Curry House in NYC this afternoon, home of what could be the country's hottest curry, called phaal. Its so hot they have a disclaimer on the menu, and it was actually featured in an episode of 'Man vs. Food.' You get a free beer and certificate if you finish it.
IT was agonizing, and took quite a while, but finish it we did, emerging Curry Champions.…
Added by Samantha on February 1, 2009 at 1:43am —
Does this not seems a little loaded to you? Every time, without fail, I listen to a news program refer to atheists, the language used is always degrading or dismissive. I was just listening to one of the videos on this site, and statements like "There are even atheist summer camps!" are past off without notice. Really! Wow! An group of people started a summer camp!. What nut jobs.
Edit: Been watching some Sam Harris and his views of not calling ourself atheists and, although I find… Continue
Added by John on February 1, 2009 at 1:00am —
Added by M on January 31, 2009 at 11:14pm —
Welcome to the first part of what will be a series of blogs from me regarding the hows and whys of engaging in Theism Vs Atheism/Agnosticism debates with believers of all sorts. In this series I hope to help those of you that would like to get out there and "fight the good fight" so to speak. Religion didn't spread the way it did all on it's own and ridding the world of it won't happen all by itself either. Well it probably will eventually but it'll take a damn long time. The best way to combat… Continue
Added by SabreNation on January 31, 2009 at 3:07pm —
maybe with a lil more space...
Added by Krysis on January 31, 2009 at 1:20pm —
I was thinking how much of a thing this could really be, so I have a challenge. Anyone that visits my site has to comment on this blog with something. Anything. Please. I have been looking for a new social network (The MYspaces of the world are so thin... does that make sence?)
Added by John on January 30, 2009 at 8:01pm —
Yesterday, through a two hour conversation, I was able to "deconvert" two guys that I know. A girl came near the end of our conversation, started to listen in. However, she kept her mind completely closed. The most amusing thing she said was, "I think scientists are stupid."
That's what we call a lost cause.
Added by Andrew the Fluffer on January 30, 2009 at 11:09am —
bear with it.
Added by Samantha on January 30, 2009 at 1:30am —
What I believe to be the first member to lose it in the Think Atheist chat room this last Saturday (on date 1.24.2009)
In the first week of my joining the ThinkAtheist chat I couldn't help but notice a girl that made it her personal job to quickly
hijack any and all conversation with sexual comments about her body, her sexual ability and such in an effort to gain the attention of all present. Usually I don't mind... No, Honestly it's often par for… Continue
Added by Flip on January 29, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Looks like I'll be posting a Blog written by myself today after all and I'm putting out a full fledged RAGE Alert. Put the children to bed and if you're offended by foul language leave right now. You've been warned.
If you haven't heard it yet, word leaked today that the executives of the various financial institutions that regular folks like me and you just bailed out a couple months ago received 18 *BILLION* dollars in bonuses last year. Let me repeat that in case it didn't sink… Continue
Added by SabreNation on January 29, 2009 at 9:01pm —
Hey this is just a shout out to everyone on the site and wanted to say THANK YOU! :)…
Added by Morgan Matthew on January 29, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Well, in case you haven't figured it out yet, I take great pleasure in beating up on religion. It's one of my favorite pastimes. I was dead set on getting a new blog up today but seeing as it's busy at work and I don't see myself having time to put together a proper post nor do I have any idea when I'll get to leave I've decided to hand the soapbox over to someone else. Back in 2000 journalist Lee Strobel's "The Case For Faith" was published. It was, and still is, viewed by many religious folks… Continue
Added by SabreNation on January 29, 2009 at 10:43am —
This is a three part tool to evaluate belief
systems. It is not the only way to do it, nor the best way...but a
better evaluation tool would include these categories and others...
1. Assumptions / Beliefs / Dogmas
2. Relationship to Evidence
Christianity verses Science
Assumptions of Christianity: Triune Dogma of God, Triune Dogma of the Bible,
Punishment / Reward in the Afterlife...
God is an Omniscient,… Continue
Added by joknoppix on January 28, 2009 at 7:39pm —
While at work today (I drive for a living; so I'm all over the county) I happened to glance down and notice a folded white piece of paper on snow-covered road. It appears to be just any old piece of litter, but on closer inspection I notice that it is wrapped around what most of us would call "mullah". Well, I pick it up and toss it onto the console for later inspection; as I've got some driving to do. I'm wondering how much money is there...
When I have a minute I unfold the treasure and… Continue
Added by LarroFCD on January 28, 2009 at 7:27pm —
Anyone go through a similar process?
Growing up, I was never forced by my parents to attend church, so organized religion was never an issue I spent much time thinking about. What really sparked my curiosity about Christianity was a conversation I had with my best friend of 22 years when we first moved to Arlington; he basically told me that he had an 'awakening' while abroad in London and that he was ready to rededicate himself to the faith. I was interested to see what could… Continue
Added by Brian Hoover on January 28, 2009 at 3:49pm —
When you make a mistake, big or small, cherish it like it’s the most precious thing in the world. Because in some ways, it is.
Most of us feel bad when we make mistakes, beat ourselves up about it, feel like failures, get mad at ourselves.
And that’s only natural: most of us have been taught from a young age that mistakes are bad, that we should try to avoid mistakes. We’ve been scolded when we make mistakes — at home,… Continue
Added by Morgan Matthew on January 28, 2009 at 6:56am —
Conservation, Laws of Physical -laws stating that some property of a closed system is unaltered by change in the system; it is conserved. The most important are the laws of conservation of matter and energy. Mass and energy are interconvertible according to the equation E = mc2; what is conserved is the total mass and its equivalent in energy.
((Matter/Energy cannot be lost or destroyed. It is simply converted)
I've always figured that even if there was a god, he'd have to work… Continue
Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on January 28, 2009 at 2:27am —
This blog is entitiled, "Love Me, Love My Atheism, or, Yet Another Reason Why I Hate Religion."
Dear reader, please allow me this one blog post to wallow in my own self-pity.
I think I have mentioned this before, but I was dating a devout Lutheran and pastor's son (ahhhhhh). We knew our religious differences going in, but I guess not to the extent they actually were. It never was a problem because it never came up. Or perhaps we made sure it wasn't a problem because we… Continue
Added by Sniz on January 28, 2009 at 1:33am —
This came up in chat the other day and I wanted to add a couple things.
Oh, and before you both replying with "it's not that easy", I'll go ahead and tell you that I know it's not this easy. This is my argument for an ideal world. We don't live in that place yet; so, just let me bitch and complain about it... thanks.
It started with me accusing Obama of being "like the rest of them".
I'll go ahead and clear up a couple things. I know Obama has only been in office for… Continue
Added by chiz on January 28, 2009 at 12:30am —