Okay get this:
I'm a woman.
I'm an atheist.
I have attended pro-choice protests.
I live in Alabama.
Yet I have not yet been beat up. Why is this? I'm living loud and proud, and I know there are haters out there, but nobody acts against me when I'm on my own. (When I'm out in public with a girlfriend, it's another story. People get hostile then.)
Oh wait, I forgot, I'm trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and could take on pretty much…Continue
Here we go again, my second blog post. Woohoo!!! Anywho, life as i'm sure you all will know, is in fact, fragile. I'm sure we all have lost friends and family, and the point of this blog post is that this has been on my mind lately. On April 18, 2012 one of my fellow classmates died in a car crash on the road right out in front of our school. It hit our school really hard, and the next couple days after it happened the hallways were completely silent. There was an odd beauty in the silence.…Continue
As many of you who read my introduction already know I am an atheist, and 17. Many of my peers believe that at the age of 17, I am too young to make such a decision. To which I respond, "If I am too young to decide there is no god, than aren't you too young to decide there is one?" This is the moment when they get quiet and just kind of stare at me for a short while before walking away accepting defeat. My point is that I believe that an individual is NEVER too young to decide whether or not…Continue
I feel that that there should be a separation of church and state, and the fact that churches are tax-exempt tells me there is not. Do you feel that churches should be tax-exempt? Why or why not? If you agree with me, please sign this petition https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/eliminate-all-churches-their-tax-exempt-statuses/1BWB3Cb3.
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Hi Think Atheist community it has been recently reported in a few news articles across the web that the Shroud of Turin (otherwise known as the Shroud of Jesus) is the real deal due to an alleged new found evidence. This comes as quite a surprise to me as it was sometime ago originally claimed to have been proven as a fake.
The original findings concluded and I quote:
" the Shroud was made in the 13th century, then it isn't a relic of…
Hi ThinkAtheist Universe!!!!!!
I'm the staff advisor for the Secular Student Alliance at Towson University. Although the group is small it is active and growing. We are hoping to bring Ed Brayton to campus for an event and the group is trying to raise funds to make it happen. As you can imagine, it is much harder for an atheist organization to raise money as opposed to other "traditional" groups on our campus. Thus…Continue
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A Jesus portrait that has hung in a southern Ohio school district since 1947 was taken down Wednesday, because of concerns about the potential costs of a federal lawsuit against its display.
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The Huffington Post | By John Celock Posted: 04/03/2013 12:22 am EDT | Updated: 04/03/2013 10:55 am…Continue
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I hate winter, always have-even as a young boy i never liked the cold, wet, or snow that much. Sure the occasional sledding event or snowball fight (unless u get pelted in the face), was ok at the time. But here we are 3 days into april, and something like 13 days into spring, yet no "springing" of the temps/greenery. However, there are flowers in my front yard that bloom eeeeeearly spring every year, and funnily enough, they are coming up already despite the cold temps (its still low 20s…Continue
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I am not an atheist. Or at least, not yet. I’m not sure. I am growing, and trying to learn about what is true.
I am a recent college grad. I studied physics and minored in writing. I spent some time in 2010 on a mission trip to a remote village in Africa, in part because I wanted to strengthen my faith, and it seemed to work at first. I saw God working there in new ways, and I learned a lot about seeking God, seeing God, and trusting in God. While surrounded by other missionaries and…Continue
I made my first post to an atheist website here a couple weeks ago, and it scared me.
I got a great, encouraging response. But it also made my potential atheism really real to me. For a long time I've been thinking atheist, but acting Christian. Saying out loud, even anonymously, that I don't believe in god is kind of a big step.
Reading other people's blogs and forum posts has been very helpful for me, but not as meaningful as speaking my own mind.
I have lots of…Continue
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By Stoyan Zaimov | Christian Post Reporter
March 27, 2013 06:12 PM EDT
Dr. William Lane Craig, research professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, Calif., has dismissed the American Atheists' 50 year anniversary convention as "nothing but posturing," arguing that their intellectual arguments against theism do not hold up.…
By David Edwards
Monday, April 1, 2013 14:19 EDT
Televangelist Pat Robertson on Monday explained to his viewers that “sophisticated” Americans received less miracles because they had learned “things that says God isn’t real” like evolution.
On Monday’s episode of CBN’s The 700 Club, Robertson responded to a viewer who wanted to know why “amazing miracles (people raised from…Continue
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One argument that I tackled in an earlier post was the fine tuning argument. I thought about it for a while, and I thought of one of my interests: Astronomy. I realized that there are thousands of galaxies and millions of stars and planets out there. So are we really "fine tuned"? Why us and not any one of the other millions of planets? Why haven't we found life on other planets? For those of you who do not know much about cosmology or astronomy there is a certain Goldilocks zone that a…Continue
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If you have not read jean-paul sartre's play NO EXIT you should pick up a copy and check it out. It is his existential thought vented through a ficticious selection of well thought out characters. The plot line is solid and being sartre, full of real world meaning and philosophy. The setting is 3 seemingly normal…Continue
Added by Keith Konecny on March 31, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
These mummy finds are offering clues to ancient disease, some of which were ancient alone, others surprisingly modern.
A famous study purported to show that eroding a belief free-will made people more likely to cheat. Now, a new study has…Continue
think of the state of boredom
in which 45% of americans exist,
wherein they believe their lives are
to have “ghosts” visit them from
understand that the demonologist
has read all the works of fiction &
uses them to “combat” the “specters”
that are conjured up in the heads of these
just like in the MOVIE
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hollow is the story of “jesus”---
like the stamp with which it was printed,
hollow as these other mythical hero
which all bear a supernatural birth,
which all bear the hunting of said hero
as an infant, with an exciting & dramatic
which all bear the entertaining magic tricks during
the hero’s youth,
which all bear the blind adoration, devotion &
Added by delapruch on March 31, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments
Zerubbabel and the Temple
Haggai 1:1 to 2:23
1:1 The word of the Lord as imagined by the prophet Haggai, chief bottle washer and overpaid yes-man to The Mighty Zerubbabel, Prince of Persia, in the province of Judah (rural delivery).
2:3 Some people are saying that it is…