When I was five years old I remember getting dressed for church and standing in the large walk in closet with my mom talking to her in normal jabber that kids usually annoy parents with when they are working on something. I was talking to my mom about the bible and what it all meant. I kept asking her about different things that the church did every sunday and what they meant. I remember asking her "What is a bag-tism?" yeah it took me forever to get it right back then. She explained the… Continue
Welcome to the second part of my ongoing series of blogs about the hows and whys of debating religion with people of faith. The first part was brief, just a story about a recent conversion of a co-worker which inspired me to write this series. This time around we're going to dig in quite a bit more and get into the facts and figures on exactly why you should look to confront religion whenever possible.
For me the #1 reason to confront religion is it's obvious and long history of… Continue
The California Fair Political Practices Commission has been investigating the Mormon Church for allegedly underreporting its spending on behalf of Proposition 8. Scott Trotter, a spokesman for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, has repeatedly stated that the allegations made against the church were false.
The allegations relating to how much involvement, how much money was spent, and were employees of the church paid for their support… Continue
Most of us who have deconverted have knowledge of some of the horrible laws the bible has. Many of us have probably encountered at least one believer who was completely oblivious to those additional obscure laws. Or if they are vaguely aware of them will dismiss them as being from the old testament. Someone has created a questionnaire on GoToQuiz.com that tests to see if your morals are biblically aligned.
So yeah, watching the Superbowl last night (mostly for the commercials). Before they did the national anthem, they had Faith Hill come out and sing "America the Beautiful." I don't really like country, but Faith Hill seems like a stand-up lady and I feel the song is actually a much better national song than Star Spangled Banner, so w/e. She did a pretty nice job too; not too frilly or anything.
After the closing line, she sings out "GOOOOD BLEEEEESSS… Continue
For those of you that in a relationship. Do you ever get bored? Bored during sex? As in when you do everything you can think of what do you do then? Yes I can get orgasm FYI. I just am getting real bored with it. I guess this is a feeling I want to get more people's view on. I just have a fear of getting married and getting so bored. Maybe this is just me?
Published in The Socialist Party of Great Britain, Paddy Shannon points out that what motivates many on the side of religion to appose science is fear. Cliché but true: "People fear what they do not understand." In a recent survey (New Scientist, 27 Sept 2008, p.76) people were asked about a substance that can corrode iron and even kill humans if inhaled, known… Continue
I like to think of myself as a Happy Atheist. I don't care what a person believes as long as they respect my rights not to. I try to be courteous of the cultural and religions habits of those around me. I don't go out of my way to offend anyone or force them to my way of thinking. Life is too short to be bothered by the non essentials. If I can't see, taste, touch, feel, smell or hear it; if it doesn't effect my life in any perceivable way, I probably don't spend a whole lot of time pondering… Continue
This is unbelievable. They believe that the Sabbath should be kept holy and won't pay these people to work, yet expect service from them anyway? I wish they could have been kicked out, but hat probably only would have brought on a law suit. I wonder is the Christians would have made an attempt to contact their lawyer on Sunday, too, but tell him he would only receive… Continue
I saw a posting recently by someone who described the books that changed their life. In an era of complete and total connection to TV, Internet, and Radio I thought the idea was excellent. If you haven't been reading books, I highly recommend that you take some time and head down to your local library to check them out.
Keep in mind, I rarely read books in school. After 5th Grade, I preferred to spend my time playing sports, building Legos, and screwing around. I could "get by" on… Continue
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.
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.…
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
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