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
Added by Johnny on February 2, 2009 at 3:00pm —
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
Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on February 2, 2009 at 1:06am —
Read the title.
Added by Sophie on February 1, 2009 at 8:40pm —
Link to the article here.
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
Added by Laura on February 1, 2009 at 3:09pm —
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
Added by Brad on February 1, 2009 at 1:30pm —
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 —