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Evidence First

Evidence precedes Dogma



No idea is permanent



No idea is necessary



All ideas are in flux as new evidence and new ways of thinking arise



I believe in evolution. I do this knowing the evidence for and even the "evidence" against. Contrary to popular opinion I have the ability to change my mind if I were presented with true evidence. This evidence will lead to a new belief which will not paint me into a corner: "Doubt ye this and be thou damned to Hell."… Continue

Added by joknoppix on January 4, 2009 at 6:41pm — 4 Comments

Gate of the Sophist

This is used by Way of the Master, and Hovind, and Probably others. It's very flawed.



" Do you know everything? " the Christian asks the Atheist,

" No, of course not." Responds the Atheist,

" Do you know half of everything? " asks the Christian,"

" Wow, no, probably much less than that..." admits the Atheist,

" In the half you don't know, could God exist??? " the Christian rests.



This formula is NOT a good proof of God's existence. It COULD be used to… Continue

Added by joknoppix on January 4, 2009 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Ray Comfort: Sophist; The Burden of Proof

http://www.christiananswers.net/evangelism/beliefs/atheism.html

Why the Atheist doesn't exist

"There can be no such things as an atheist. This is why: Let's imagine that you are a professing atheist. Here are two questions for you to answer: First, do you know the combined weight of all the sand on all the beaches of Hawaii? We can safely assume that you don't. This brings us to the second question: Do you know how many hairs are on the back of a fully-grown male Tibetan yak? Probably… Continue

Added by joknoppix on January 4, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Our Dogmas, Their Dogmas

We Atheists have no dogma that I am aware of, beyond the definition of atheist... Of course, "atheist" is a self label and can neither be officially forced onto another nor branded...no matter what the Communist Party, or Christians think.





Besides the numerous theologies found within the Bible, over which denominations form and fragment, there are at least two semi-external dogmas...

The Triune Dogma of God and the Triune Dogma of the Bible.



"God is omniscient,… Continue

Added by joknoppix on January 4, 2009 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Christians Throw a Pity Party

In every group of friends to which I have belonged, there has always been that one person who I shall dub the "pity-whore." This is the person who never stops complaining about how shitty their life/relationship/job/school work/WoW Character is and expects that everyone around them cares. A lot of times they also have this sort of "no one gets me and my complexity" attitude. Now I'll admit, a little sympathy from those around you feels good every once and a while, but the pity-whore is… Continue

Added by Sniz on January 4, 2009 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

The Misconception of Doubt

I am a Skeptic. I give myself the label as proudly as one would if they were to call themselves a Saint or a Celebrity.



I doubt.



I will never stop doubting, either. Doubting has been given a rather bad rap over the course of history, but it is the stuff revolutions and emancipations are made of. Do I really need to elaborate on the ways in which doubt has been the savior of humans and humankind? Unfortunately, I think I do.



For starters, I think I shall rename… Continue

Added by Cara Coleen on January 3, 2009 at 10:22pm — 9 Comments

Americans Believe Religion is Losing Clout



Percentage saying influence of religion is slipping at 14-year high



by Lydia Saad



PRINCETON, NJ -- Two-thirds of U.S. adults today perceive that the influence of religion in American life is waning, while just 27% believe it is rising. This represents a sharp decline in the image of religion compared with only three years ago, when 50% thought its influence was on an upswing, and marks one of the weakest readings on the… Continue

Added by Gina on January 3, 2009 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Target and Sony join forces to propagate atheism <3


What do you guys think? :}

Added by Gina on January 2, 2009 at 10:24pm — 2 Comments

The Experiment of belief; Fact or fiction

I wish to do an experiment where I live or anywhere who wishes to do the same.

25-50 questions that are either true or false. The only problem is, I can not think of any good questions. This is where you come in. What are some good questions that could be asked that is in the bible. If the question is true please provide where in the bible it says such or if it is not in the bible and is just tradition passed on through generation then state so. If it is false please say so as well.

I…

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Added by Allen on January 2, 2009 at 8:01pm — 7 Comments

Why do we still swear on the bible but yet the bible does not hold up in the court of law...



Title says it all guys. I brought this up in chat but I thought I wanted to get this question out to you all on Think Atheist.



Also another question is have any of you had to swear on the bible in a court of law? How did that go?



Also is the whole purpose about swearing on the bible is just because if you lie your going to go to hell? how lame-o is that?… Continue

Added by Kirstin on January 1, 2009 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

God is not great... review

I am currently listening to the audio book god is not great and finding it enlightening. I recommend it for anybody who is curious about the 3 majors and their impact on history and the horrors left in their wake

Added by m0nk3y on January 1, 2009 at 5:31pm — 1 Comment

The Dawning of 2009

This will be my first blog on thinkatheist... and I'm not really sure what I want to write about, only that I want to write. I'm sitting in the office of one of my best friend's father and am thinking about the past year of my life (as it is the last day OF this year).



The year began in Pueblo, Colorado. I had moved away from Nashville the previous year (the end of May 2007) and was at the early stages of my transition from Christianity to Agnosticism/Atheism. Like Sam Harris, I… Continue

Added by Cara Coleen on December 31, 2008 at 4:59pm — 9 Comments

How about best atheist cake design? NO actual cake required.



Hey guys! I am planning to have a contest on who can make the best atheist cake :) I just need some input what you guys would think would be good rules.



Prizes would be a free item from either the clothing stores or amazon store.




Help me flesh some ideas :) For example you could make the cake out of anything you can think of. It has to say "Think Atheist" some place on the… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on December 31, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Some reasons to be an atheist



Of course you don't become an atheist if you really believe in God. But if you logically have come to the conclusion that there is no god, should you still lie to yourself? I don't see what good it will do. On the contrary, a false belief in gods has several disadvantages. As an atheist:



1. You don't have to believe the preachers on funerals when they tell you that your loved ones where sinful. (I found it extremely bothersome on my… Continue

Added by Gina on December 31, 2008 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

Truth about Religion

Hi guys I thought that I would string these together. I feel they do give some real insight. Enjoy…





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Added by Gina on December 30, 2008 at 11:27pm — 3 Comments

This will blow your mind!


I feel sorry for the religious, who are unfortunately unable to comprehend the inherent entertainment value of their religion.

Added by Andrew on December 30, 2008 at 6:10pm — 15 Comments

Sweet baby jesus

Incredible, i finally find a networking site full of people who don't believe in magic!!!



Now to make this a real blog.



Christmas with the family this year was awkward. Jesus this, and God that, i dunno how much more i can keep my mouth shut. I hate hearing my parents talking about how they are depending on some imaginary thing to provide for them; I find it hard to bow my head at prayer anymore. i do it out of respect for my family but i hate to be made a hypocrite. When… Continue

Added by Mike on December 30, 2008 at 1:55pm — 5 Comments

Sadly, an Honest Creationist

by Richard Dawkins



The following article is from Free Inquiry magazine, Volume 21, Number 4.



Creation “scientists” have more need than most of us to parade their degrees and qualifications, but it pays to look closely at the institutions that awarded them and the subjects in which they were taken. Those vaunted Ph.D.s tend to be in subjects such as marine engineering or gas kinetics rather than in relevant disciplines like zoology or geology. And often they are earned not… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on December 30, 2008 at 6:18am — 1 Comment

A fun Uncyclopedia article on Christian Logic

http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Christian_logic

Added by Trunx on December 29, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

What's with the 'Radical' Dude?

"Yes, I think I use the term “radical” rather loosely, just for emphasis. If you describe yourself as “atheist,” some people will say, “Don’t you mean ‘agnostic’?” I have to reply that I really do mean atheist, I really do not believe that there is a god; in fact, I am convinced that there is not a god (a subtle difference). I see not a shred of evidence to suggest that there is one ... etc., etc. It’s easier to say that I am a radical atheist, just to signal that I really mean it, have thought… Continue

Added by Trunx on December 29, 2008 at 2:10pm — No Comments

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