All Blog Posts Tagged 'Dawkins' (33)

Out Of The Randomness

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…

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Added by Real Life James Bond on April 2, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

Hell Houses

I want to step away from Philosophical debates and the sort for a second and talk about something that I think is truly a detriment to modern society. As the title of this post indicates the subject of my post is about these places called Hell Houses.

Now these places depict graphic scenes of what they consider sins. They depict the torment in hell that the sinful suffer. Some of you may be asking yourselves what makes these places different from other horror productions or stage… Continue

Added by Real Life James Bond on March 11, 2013 at 1:11am — 3 Comments

Augustine and His Confessions

Anyone who has read Augustine's Confessions will know his views on God. One view that I have been thinking about is how God is unchanging. One thing God must not have, to fit this description (according to Augustine), is emotions. This is something that many Christians and Catholics would agree with. However, there is a problem because in the Bible there is evidence of God having emotions. Take the First of the Ten Commandments:



“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any… Continue

Added by Real Life James Bond on March 11, 2013 at 1:10am — No Comments

Why I don't like being called an "Atheist"

This is from Ricky Gervais' interview with Richard Dawkins. It PERFECTLY describes how I feel:

"I hate being labeled an Atheist because it's not how I live my life. I don't live my life going around going "I'm an Atheist, I'm an Atheist..." There's billions of other aspects to my life, why I do things. It's just when God's put into the equation, I don't take that on board. I don't do anything because a god's watching me, or because I feel God owns anything, or God's driving me. It's a…

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Added by Stephy on January 25, 2013 at 9:35pm — No Comments

Christian apologist debates Richard Dawkins' empty chair

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Added by Rob Klaers on October 17, 2012 at 5:31pm — 3 Comments

PLAYBOY INTERVIEW: RICHARD DAWKINS

published Aug 20, 2012

by CHIP ROWE

PLAYBOY: What is the A pin you’re wearing?

DAWKINS: It stands for “atheist.”

PLAYBOY: Like a scarlet letter?

DAWKINS: It’s not meant to reflect that. It’s part of my foundation’s Out Campaign. It means stand out and reach out, as well as come out for the beliefs you hold, and…

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Added by Rob Klaers on August 23, 2012 at 11:01pm — No Comments

Richard Dawkins Is My Role Model

Like I said in the post title, Richard Dawkins is my role model. I haven't read much by him, only one book; but he still effectively captures my personal beliefs in every word of every page. I have nothing but respect for the man. I may get odd looks carrying The God Delusion around my school composed mainly of conservative Christians, but it's well worth it. I even think I gained some brownie points from my biology teacher. I'm not sure why I'm writing this, mainly to share my…

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Added by Roam Yocham on February 5, 2012 at 5:22pm — 11 Comments

Atheism is the "new cool"?

On September 19 2011, the Telegraph website published an article titled "Atheism is cool, says Archbishop Rowan Williams". In the article the Archbishop claims the apparent rise in atheism due to it's "cool" factor, and that refutations of authors such as Richard Dawkins don't get the attention they "deserve" because atheism is the latest fad, not…

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Added by Martin Pribble on October 18, 2011 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Apology Of A Poseur

(The following was inspired by Deepak Chopra's quackery-laden and hypocritically self-serving review of Richard Dawkins' book, The Magic of Reality. Enjoy).





I find…
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Added by Pierre H. Vachon on October 15, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Yet Another Commentary on Elevatorgate

A minor exchange in an elevator is causing quite a fiasco in the skeptic/atheist community. It is very confusing and distressing, but we can learn from this. 

 

First, let me emphasize that Rebecca Watson was doing a service by reminding people that women often don't like to be hit on at conferences. It deserves to be repeated. So guys, be really sure she's interested before you proposition a woman. Fair enough. As humanists we strive to cause as little discomfort in others as…

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Added by Gold Guy on July 12, 2011 at 3:03am — 6 Comments

Let's begin this conversation

from Martin Pribble

 

While I may have a strange optimism for the future of humanity, and I think that the answer lies not in the division of the religious and the secular but in the joint efforts of all involved, I still see it as a troublesome proposition. As you may have seen in the…

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Added by Martin Pribble on March 30, 2011 at 8:11pm — 1 Comment

A fool hath said in his heart…

from Martin Pribble

1The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.2The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

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They are all gone aside,…

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Added by Martin Pribble on March 30, 2011 at 7:25pm — No Comments

New atheist event needs your help

The Ancestor's Trail http://www.ancestorstrail.net/ (see also the Think Atheist events page) was inspired by Richard Dawkins’ book the 'Ancestor's Tale' and combines atheism, biodiversity, walking and evolution. Effectively it is a secular pilgrimage celebrating our shared ancestry with all life. This is the second Trail but the event remains at a vulnerable stage. Currently the event is 'booking'…

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Added by Chris Jenord on February 27, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Invite to a secular pilgrimage

The Ancestor's Trail - Sunday the 29th May 2011.

Religious folks certainly know how to throw a party; festivals, ceremonies, feasts, sacrament, Hajj, Vesak, Bar Mitzvah and the list goes on....

 

But what if your beliefs are rather more down to earth? In 2010 a small group of Humanists ran our very first 'biological pilgrimage' on the Quantock hills in Somerset UK ~ a secular celebration of our shared origins, based on Richard…

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Added by Chris Jenord on February 18, 2011 at 6:44pm — 1 Comment

Faith and Reason: One Way or the Highway?

I thought this might be a good place for my last blog entry from http://www.commonground.net. So, here are some of my thoughts on faith and reason.



Another Common Ground blogger, Ian Kluge, directed our attention to the new atheists position that there is an inherent and irreconcilable conflict between faith and reason.



Christopher Hitchens sums up their position this way: “All attempts to reconcile faith…

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Added by Maya Bohnhoff on December 3, 2010 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

Richard Dawkins Honors Christopher Hitchens

Penn Jillette posted this link on his twitter. Thought this was kind of cool to see one hero, of reason, honor another. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/dec/01/christopher-hitchens-richard-dawkins

Added by Jtrottier on December 2, 2010 at 7:42am — No Comments

My car runs on magic

I decided my musings are more Blog worthy than Forum worthy.

As far as I am concerned, my car runs on ritual magic. I basically know how it works and I used to be able to do things to to engine but now they are computerized and more complicated. I put gas in my car, I turn the key and it runs. A matter of faith.

I take it to the Car place when the lights come on and tell me to 'change oil' or 'check tire pressure'. I know what these mean and could posslibly do…

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Added by Cathleen Sessions on November 15, 2010 at 1:48am — 7 Comments

'The "New Atheism" is not new at all' - from Martin S Pribble blog

from Martin S Pribble blog



I have too many things floating around my head right now to make a real point with this blog entry, so bear with me while I go on a cathartic rant.



I have recently seen a lot of criticisms about the "New Atheist Movement" saying it's disruptive and threatens to destroy society and all it holds dear. Some even say it will cause the end of the world. Most of the criticism is aimed at the so-called… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on October 27, 2010 at 7:43pm — No Comments

"Atheist Climber Prominent People Project" from Atheist Climber blog

from Atheist Climber blog


Atheist Climber Blog is turning One year old on October 10! Yay! And I remember like yesterday thinking "Do I have anything to write about? Will anyone care? Will anyone read it?" I just wish I had taken more baby photos!



Well you have all spoken to me by visiting and commenting on my blog. My measure of… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on September 26, 2010 at 8:02pm — 1 Comment

"The Atheist Re-Enlightenment" from Atheist Climber blog

From Atheist Climber Blog



I have often wondered why it is that we are seeing an uprising of voices in the world of skeptical inquiry and atheism in the mainstreams of the world. And I wonder why it is that I am so heavily entrenched in this to feel it is important in my life to put so much effort into this blog at this point in time. Maybe I'm a little slow on the uptake, but it seems to me… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on August 19, 2010 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

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