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.
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
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 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.
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
"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 —
God judges us not by our character and deeds in life but solely by whether or not we worshiped him strongly enough.
Now think about what that says about your god.
He's more concerned with you being a fanboi than with how you lived your life.
I started losing my faith after a classmate asked the teacher what happened to non-Catholics after they died. The answer was simple "they go to hell." The fact that they might have been good people who devoted their lives to… Continue
* Morality is not a “believers only” state of conscience. Morality existed before the Bible was put together and translated, etc.
* Do NOT pray for us or indicate the notion to perform your ritualistic mumbo jumbo. There are millions of others that are ill and starving that might appreciate your spells of madness. These are the people that your so called “God” ignores or… Continue