All Blog Posts Tagged 'Debate' (19)

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

Scientist: Evolution debate will soon be history

NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Leakey predicts skepticism over evolution will soon be history.

Not that the avowed atheist has any doubts himself.

Sometime in the next 15 to 30 years, the Kenyan-born paleoanthropologist expects scientific discoveries will have accelerated to the…

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Added by Rob Klaers on May 28, 2012 at 12:18am — 14 Comments

Dan Savage called out by NOM's Brian Brown for a debate; Savage says, "You're on, motherfucker!"

For those who may not have heard of him, Dan Savage is a gay rights activist - and an outspoken atheist. He engages in many talks around the country, and in the media, concerning gay rights; and since the fight against gays is almost always religious in nature, he tends to call out the contradictions and overall hostility within the Bible.

There's a pretty popular video of him speaking at a high school journalism convention the overall speech is about bullying, and gay bashing in…

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Added by Rocky Oliver (LotusGeek) on May 6, 2012 at 2:19pm — 2 Comments

My response to a Muslim who sent me 27 tweets

Thank you for sending me 27 tweets trying to save my soul, which i don't have from hell which does not exist upon being judged by a god that isn't there. Wanting me to go to a heaven, which does not exist is a nice though. It still bewilders me what i would do with 72 virgins, and would they stay virgins afterwards? How long would it be before all 73 of us would be bored by each other? Eternity can be a very long time you know.…

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Added by _7654_ on April 30, 2012 at 9:19am — No Comments

The Many Paths to Atheism

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…

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Added by Gaytor on May 26, 2011 at 11:13am — 3 Comments

Facebook Discussion About GA Abortion Bill

Facebook Thread The names have been removed Except for mine...

I'm sure you know this but

OP for Original poster (Yes she is female)

As well

first letter is an initial of the user that posted or another letter  if there was a duplicate.. the second letter of the poster is the sex of  the poster...

OP: Georgia I am disappoint.Trust  me, none of us want to "fake" miscarriages. Not that they're not fun,  except whoops, they're not.GUESS WHAT PRO-LIFERS, NEITHER ARE…

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Added by Jacob LeMaster on March 27, 2011 at 7:44pm — No Comments

A Family Christmas Debate: Age of accountability?

So it is Christmas day and I have just arrived at my Grandparents home to celebrate as is the tradition and has been since I remember. One thing has changed since those days of old and that is my deconversion from fundamentalist christian into atheism. This is something that only my brother and his wife are aware of and even then we avoid the subject. 

 

But I digress.. 

 

I had just arrived at my grandparents home and open the door to walk into the middle of a…

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Added by Mr Good Without God on December 27, 2010 at 8:40pm — 5 Comments

Bible verse sparks debate.

Hey everyone, I have yet to stir another facebook debate/discussion with my status. This one started with me simply sharing a bible verse. I could really use and feedback you may have on how to continue to respond to my "friend" Ambri.Thanks.

Me: "If a slave owner hits a slave,…

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Added by Mr Good Without God on July 26, 2010 at 12:00pm — 23 Comments

Muslim Calls for Censorship Under the Guise of 'Religious Intolerance'

I'm a member of the website DeviantArt.com. For those of you who don't know what it is, it's basically a site where people can post anything ranging from photographs, to drawings, to written works, even flash programs.


The site recently added the ability to create a group, where artists with similar interests can more easily share their work.
One of the more entrepreneurial atheists on the site decided to start a group titled…
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Added by Jake on May 27, 2010 at 1:30am — 7 Comments

A conversation on FB with two Christian friends on a video I posted



I shortened the two other guys names to just their first initial.


Sorry this is a bit long but I am curious as to your thoughts on what was…
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Added by Keith A. Szilagyi on April 2, 2010 at 5:57pm — 5 Comments

Greg House M.D atheist & My creationist co-worker strategy

So I am hoping someone can clue me in on last night's episode of House. He was reading that book of sermons by his biological father, but please tell me, or atleast reassure me he is not losing his atheist touch. It would be a shame to have those right wing nuts at Fox telling the writers to make him more spiritual or it gets cancelled. Fox has been known to cancel some really good shows (anyone remember Firefly and Arrested Development?). Ok, so that may be a huge leap in logic, and I… Continue

Added by Jake W. Andrews on March 9, 2010 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

The Never Ending Story!

It the Never ending stooooooooorrryyyyyyyy!!!! (And for those of you who have not seen the movie, Don't Watch It!)



Atheism Vs Theism is an old debate, a long and old debate.



I am a dedicated Atheist, I will fight with Theism on every front, but this old tired process of Atheism being the minority is getting on my Nerves!



Why must Atheism continue to be the minority?



The Debate reminds me of an analogy: Two kids are sitting in a sandbox, pulling on a… Continue

Added by Andrew Lafont on January 15, 2010 at 9:57pm — 3 Comments

War On Christmas/Winterfest/Winterval

This has been going on since I was at school here in the UK (about 8 years... hmm feel old saying that) and suffice to say I'm tired of it.

First they said the Muslims wanted it changed, none of the Muslims I knew gave a rats ass about it being called Christmas! Some celebrated the traditional side of the festivities even.

Now, it's just general political correctness with a side of "it's the atheists!" throw in after the bus campaigns this year.

Next year? How about we blame… Continue

Added by Alison Rufus on December 12, 2009 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

A Dedicated Debate

Hey guys, I just had an interesting event with a relative of a friends of mine. It started through a statement my friend Kevin made a quote from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy:



"There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened."



In which a relative… Continue

Added by Krysis on November 15, 2009 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

My Idea of Fun: An Impromptu, Three-Hour Discourse with a Creationist

(A quick side note about all of the names in the post: I'm terrible at names, and I can't really remember anyone's just yet. So they're probably wrong, or attributed to the wrong people. I might go back and fix them once I find out the actual names.)



Sorry for the delay in posting this. At first I was just going to take a small break over the weekend, then I caught the bug that was going around while at the local church picnic. (Apparently, that blessing of the food didn't do too… Continue

Added by Jake on September 29, 2009 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

Misusing the word Truth

Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who has commented on my first post. The level of support is pretty amazing, and I've gotten plenty of great ideas already. Thanks a lot, everyone!



Now, on to the main point.

The first real debate I had with the Apologetics was a few days ago at their weekly meeting.

I got there a few minutes early, and sat near the front of the room, just listening to everyone. They really weren't talking about anything; someone needed an ethernet… Continue

Added by Jake on September 25, 2009 at 1:30am — 5 Comments

The First of Many Headaches...

I attend a small, local college in Northwest Florida, right along the southern part of the Bible Belt.

The college isn't very big, and just recently upgraded from a simple community college to a full four-year college. Many of us call it 13th grade, and it makes for a very tight-nit feeling with many of the students and professors, which is nice.



For as long as I've attended (over three years now, including dual-enrollment during the latter part of high school), there has always… Continue

Added by Jake on September 24, 2009 at 1:36am — 5 Comments

Sam Singleton Atheist Evangelist Absolves Christian Sins of Condescension, Presumption, and Bone-Headedness

Bother Sam has long since lost track of how many times somebody, usually a member of the Singleton clan, has said to him something along the lines of, “I refuse to believe that you are an atheist. You say you’re an atheist, but deep down you must still know that there’s a God.” And sometimes they append that last bit with “And he loves you.” It is at that point that BS typically has to excuse himself long to enough to retch up his breakfast grits. So in the blessed spirit of godly… Continue

Added by Sam Singleton Atheist Evangelist on April 21, 2009 at 4:10pm — 3 Comments

Scientists delivers atomic smack down to Discovery Institute

Prof. Nicholas Gotelli, a scientist in the biology department of the University of Vermont has a wit sharp enough to cut yourself on.



He was solicited (yes solicited) by the Discovery Institute (A don't-think-tank of creationists masquerading as a serious research institute) to set up a debate at his campus. The admittedly… Continue

Added by Dave R on February 19, 2009 at 4:22am — No Comments

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