This blog post is a response to a comment concerning science and faith made on one of my other posts. In quotation marks are the comments made by a fellow Think Atheist member. The rest are my responses.
Here we go, then...
"Doesn't it ever strike you as odd that so many people are drawn to [religion]?"
No. Religion has been around in one form or another for thousands of years. Along with other superstitious beliefs the religions have spread until…Continue
Added by Scott Kaelen on August 4, 2014 at 9:48am — No Comments
I've been thinking lately about moving back home. I will be there soon after eight years and thousands of miles of being away. My father the other day on the phone said that we needed to have a “long talk” when I get back. He never referred to what it was that he needed to talk about, but it's got me thinking about what it could be. At this point, it could be a lot of things, so I've tried to keep myself from speculating. My father, for those of you who don't…Continue
To what extent can a religious believer actually argue their faith, reasonably? Not very far, it seems to me.
There are two quantities to consider here, by which all human beliefs can relate back to: Faith and Evidence.
Let's look at the first. Faith, by its very definition, is 'belief without evidence'. It is a gut feeling, and it cannot be proven wrong. Why? Because, for…Continue
Added by Carnun Marcus-Page on March 15, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
I'm venting. Straight up. But I need somewhere to share my anger and ... disappointment. You see, my dad is a pretty smart guy. He's an electrical engineer. He likes to think things through and is fairly methodical, except when it comes to bullshit like religion, or the climate "debate" or his ultra-conservative political leanings, or thinking that some crazy conspiracy theories are actually true (The President is a MUSLIM COMMUNIST BORN IN KENYA AND COME TO DESTROY…Continue
There's no one quite as righteous as the one who believes himself to be part of the chosen people.
The Catholic Church's ongoing sex abuse scandal has lent itself to late-night jokes, investigative reports, disillusioned churchgoers, shameful clergy and lest we forget, an untold amount of shattered victims.
Though there were publicized prosecutions of priests as early as the 1960s, it wasn't until the Boston Globe's award-winning piece in 2002 highlighting the recent rash of…Continue
Added by Eddy Cara on January 14, 2012 at 9:24pm — No Comments
I am an atheist, so when I use the word God, I am referring to others' belief systems.
I don't understand how critical or confrontational approaches are going to make anyone change their mind about God. Believers try to point to “proof” of God. There can’t be physical proof of God because God is supernatural. Anyone who points to physical “proof” has, by definition, come up with a NATURAL phenomenon - which CAN’T be God. Conversely contributors on atheist sites quote the…Continue
Added by MikeLong on May 16, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments
Last night I posted a video of an interview with Dr. Matt McCormick that argues against the reliability for the evidence of Jesus’ resurrection by comparing it to the Salem Witch Trials. The argument is amusing and reasonably makes sense, although in an interview he had on Think Atheist Radio, May, 8th, he admitted he didn’t think anyone would really bite on the bullet, so to speak. It turns out that there exist those who have.
One of the people commenting on the…Continue
So I sit here reflecting back upon the events of the last few days. OSAMA is DEAD! Hundreds if not thousands of Americans take to the streets in joy and celebration at the death of the monster that "murdered" their family members, friends, and fellow Americans...
After 10 years of…Continue
My sister-in-law (I love her, but she is dumb as a stump) had a cousin who was struck down in the prime of life with paraplegia. His legs were paralyzed from the "knees" down. All the specialists doctors he saw said the same thing: we can find no physical or neurological basis for your paralysis. Now the patient assumed that this meant that his illness was so mysterious and rare that the doctors were at a total loss. They did talk to him about hysterical and psychosomatic disorders,…Continue
Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on October 25, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments