My cat, spooky, has gone missing. He's been gone for 5 days now, and while I am quite worried he may have been hurt, or worse, killed or caught by the cat-catcher, I still hold hope that he's about, and that he will return soon. He's done this before, but never for so many days, and I suspect he may have another home out there somewhere. Damn cats and their curiosity! It never comes to any good! Whenever he goes missing, I can't help but think of the saying "Curiosity killed the…Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on June 14, 2011 at 12:26am — No Comments
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Repetitive arguments had with those faithful to the antiquated myths of ancient Palestinian lore betray a direct ignorance of the subject matter in addition to a complex misunderstanding of related and opposing philosophies. Committed antitheists amongst us will shrug that statement off with a casual confirmation and ask what else would I expect from a group of people so…Continue
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As the expanding world of scientific inquiry grows with exponential understanding of the natural world, it's getting easier and easier to simply dismiss the nonsense comprising organized religion.
In 2011, you need not be a biologist to understand that evolution is a fact. You need not be a historian to understand the laughably false propositions of the holy…
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"Hi Martin Did anyone ever tell you that Jesus loves YOU!"At first I thought this was a joke from one of my atheist readers, as sometimes we all get a little… Continue
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This is a phrase I have started seeing online more and more. People (in general and on both sides of the spectrum) are griping about the "new Atheists" and how they seem to be shoving their non-beliefs down other peoples throats.
I understand the problems that people may have with "In your face Atheism" as I like to call it, however, in this day and age I honestly thing the main goal of people who do this (myself included) is to inform others. It took me 10 years to "come…Continue
I'm active on a few sites and there seems to be a few truths. One is that many atheists were at one time religionists. The ones that were once religionists seem to think that they have a monopoly on escaping religion. Their path out is the only way to escape religion. It's not unlike AA members. You must follow these 12 steps and keeping coming back because it works. Much like AA isn't THE way (or statistically, a way) there are many paths out of religion.
I make arguments against…Continue
First off, very little of this will be in my own words, but in the words of Sam Harris. This is basically a transcript of the opening speech that Sam gave in a debate about religion. I know that if I tried I could not put it more beautifully, simply or more elegantly than he did. If I was tempted to call anything the poetry of rational arguments, this would be it.
Please don’t view this as an attack on what you believe – it’s not meant to be mean spirited. Picture as you read this,…
Added by Aaron LaBrash on May 12, 2011 at 3:40pm — No Comments
A middle aged man, undergoing psychoanalysis, returns to his therapist’s couch after a long holiday weekend where he visited his estranged mother for the first time in 20 years.
“How did your Thanksgiving dinner go?” The Therapist asked his patient.
“Well, I think I had one of those Freudian slips that you guys sometimes talk about.”
“What do you mean?” The Therapist asked.
“At one point during dinner I turned to my mother. I…Continue
Added by Ezra T. Klatt on May 11, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
"You knit me together in my mother's womb. Psalm 139:13"…Continue
Not From Their Gods, Though. From Religion, Itself...
Mainstream Christianity goes to great lengths to separate itself from its Abrahamic cousin, Islam. However, the commonalities between the two faiths are very apparent to most of us who live free from the shackles of religious…Continue
Today is Easter Sunday. It is the Christian high holy day that has been set aside to celebrate the resurrection of their god-born savior, a tenet which is central to their faith. If there were no resurrection, the human sacrifice known as the crucifixion would be the end of a failed mission. The cycle of the death and…Continue
Australia is in a very privileged position this year. We have an opportunity to tell our government who we really are, what we treasure about our lives in Australia and what we would like to see in our future in this country. In a country that seems to be increasingly pandering to the Australian…Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on April 11, 2011 at 8:47pm — No Comments