All Blog Posts Tagged 'God' (134)

Religion, Science, The Afterlife, Reason, The Universe, Existence, Arrogance & Compassion - A Rant.

As an atheist I find prayer and worship abhorrent ideas for someone to embrace.

Most people who believe in a cosmic engineer with grand plans for each of us embrace their beliefs for one reason only; because the idea of finite existence instills in them a paralyzing fear. Most theists, of course, will never admit this because they are not aware of it on a conscious level. The fear is too primal. But if their religion was pulled out from under their feet, discarded, proven to be…

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Added by Scott Kaelen on August 1, 2014 at 7:30am — 43 Comments

When a Jehovah's Witness Grows Up to be an Atheist

After all this time, all these years, all these degrees of separation - a mere knock guides me to shedded enemies. It was midmorning when a pair of shadows alerted me to some unexpected presences. I think I knew before I knew, my gut clenching beyond the usual spasm of social anxiety.

The blockers of the light lingered and adjusted themselves and finally put knuckle to…

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Added by M.M.J. Gregory on May 29, 2014 at 4:49pm — 8 Comments

Does God Exist? 6 Reasons to Believe

I want u guys keep in mind that is not an attempt to convert or force anyone to believe what I believe. This is also not for the sake of trying "prove" anything but just to give Atheists a sense of why I believe in a God.

http://www.everystudent.com/features/isthere.html

Added by Justin on February 21, 2014 at 3:30pm — 15 Comments

Why I may one day encourage my father to keep believeing.

It's a strange crossroads that I've found myself. It all started last week when I received a text message seemingly out of the blue from my stepmother. She had been looking at something online and I guess decided that she should suggest I check out William Lane Craig's Reasonable Faith. I told her that I was well aware of the man and his arguments and I received in reply the "I'm worried about your eternal soul" conversation only that she used the word "future" instead of "eternal soul", but…

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Added by Sagacious Hawk on February 19, 2014 at 1:06am — 3 Comments

My thoughts and the sky

The other day i took a chance to sit down and look up at the sky i found myself a nice area alone and let my thoughts go. The people in the background of my mind where laughing and having fun being they where with the everyone else and i was again alone. It was the only day i took a moment to myself to open my mind and say "What if there isn't a god?" And i noticed what i used to love i noticed the sky and thought of the night and then thought of how small we are. I guess maybe there isn't…

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Added by Royal red on January 6, 2014 at 9:30am — 12 Comments

XTC- "Dear God"

I've long found XTC's "Dear God" to be a heartachingly beautiful song. (Even as a believer, I appreciated it--how much more so as an atheist?)

Dear God, hope you got the letter, and...

I pray you can make it better down here.

I don't mean a big reduction in the price of beer

But all the people that you made in your image,…

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Added by A. T. Heist on September 20, 2013 at 11:39am — 5 Comments

Disappointed

      Religious imagery and the word of god have been in my face all of my life. Religious themes and symbols are everywhere. You see them in movies, television, social networks, schools, government buildings, bumper stickers, and fish-emblems on cars. Folks dress in religious clothing such as yarmulkes, turbans, robes, veils and burkas. All year long, there are religious holidays with religious music and even religious toys and candy for the kids. I am forced to…

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Added by Rick Yost on June 22, 2013 at 3:37am — 18 Comments

"I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made." -Yahweh(?)/Moses(?)

I don't know about you, but that sure sounds like a guy I'd want to worship!

/sarcasm

No. My thoughts are more similar to this point of view:

noah

Really, it's more like a dad who drowned all of his children except for one kid and was like, "Don't worry. I won't murder you or any of the kids I have from here on out! Well, at least not by drowning all of them in a massive flood... You know I mean it too because I made you a pretty painting."

The truly…

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Added by M.M.J. Gregory on June 13, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Evaluation

This is my last report regarding

my mission to evaluate the beings of this world.

Thirty of this planet’s orbital cycles ago

I arrived here by Refracted Linear-Light/Fold.

Since then I have lived, worked, and played alongside

these beings in the guise of one of their own.

Universal Protocols remain intact.

I have had no ill-effect nor have I…

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Added by Rick Yost on May 29, 2013 at 12:32pm — 7 Comments

The evolution of God

Since man as discovered his consciousness and began to live in groups, he has thought and wondered about the beauty of nature, the vastness of space and immensity of time. Since then he has searched for a creator of this universe and all its constituents. This was mans first perception about God, ‘the creator’. As time passed by man discovered his ignorance about certain things that surrounded him thus he attributed most things beyond his comprehension or understanding to…

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Added by perspicaciti on May 11, 2013 at 6:00pm — 10 Comments

God's Will and Human Freedom

I am sure that most of you, weather you be Atheists of Theists have heard a whole lot about God's Will. This is thrown out like verbal diarrhea every time that someone dies or a natural disaster occurs. I have often questioned why people are so quick to say that a kid that gets caught in the crossfire of a gang shooting received a "gift" and that it was God's Will that she get shot and killed in a park. How is that a gift? What proof is there that she is in a better place? Who are you to…

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Added by Real Life James Bond on March 18, 2013 at 10:30am — 137 Comments

Guest Post: Escape from Mentalism - Jonny Scaramanga

Jonny Scaramanga, author of the Leaving Fundamentalism blog, shares his thoughts on his fundamentalist Christian upbringing and why encouraging questioning is an essential part of a good education... Enjoy.



(Also, when you comment, can you please comment on the original post itself if you wish for Jonny to see it. Thanks.)

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I…

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Added by Carnun Marcus-Page on March 10, 2013 at 11:07am — No Comments

Were you raised by Theists? How I beat the odds....

Gday from Australia , awesome to find such a site which I stumbled upon on twitter.

I am fortunate to come from a country where our Prime minister is a woman and an Atheist and a community of mateship in the land downunder.

Where although ever present Religion vs Atheism is neither here nor there, It's rare that the topic comes up to be honest.

I work with a Hindu, a couple of Christians about 3 Atheists a Witch a Self professed Psychic and some undisclosed lol, and…

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Added by Peta M on January 27, 2013 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Praise Gob!

While currently going through a period of low motivation, I'm wishing that some magical power would just pop into my head and push buttons or zap something. When I was a teen, once or twice I think I tried to make a deal with God, something like "Help me with this, and I'll reconsider You!". Never answered, of course.

Meanwhile, science has proven a few times the power of the placebo. Just believe, and things get better right? Is there a way to make this happen, but without…

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Added by Pope Beanie on October 9, 2012 at 1:29pm — 7 Comments

Ideal separation of church and state

If there was real separation of church and state there would be: 

  1. No crosses on public roads and public highways
  2. No "In God We Trust" on the currency
  3. No "Under God" in pledge of allegiance
  4. No "Acts of God" in the books of law
  5. No taking oath to public office in name of god, or on the bible
  6. No adding of god to the party agendas
  7. No "In God We Trust" license plates issued for free on tax payers dime
  8. No laws banning…
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Added by atheistrising on September 23, 2012 at 2:00pm — 12 Comments

The beauty of science

Prior to science, superstition conquered. Aristotle believed that objects in motion slowed because they simply became "tired." God was reason for all, and all was reason for God.

Due to brilliant minds we have emerged from these opaque ages of knowledge. Newton enlightened us with mathematical logic in the 17th century. He also enlightened us with knowledge of optics,…

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Added by Samuel Spraker on September 22, 2012 at 2:55am — 10 Comments

Saw this posted today and had to share-- not my typical news item.





An excerpt from Kurt Vonnegut's novel Timequake.

Genesis According to Kilgore Trout:

"In the beginning there was absolutely nothing, and i mean NOTHING," he said. "But nothing implies something, just as up implies down and sweet implies sour, as man implies woman and drunk implies sober and happy implies sad. I hate to tell you this, friends and neighbors, but we are teens-weensy implications in an enormous implication. If you don't…

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Added by Rob Klaers on July 31, 2012 at 2:57am — No Comments

God vs. Religion

Hello Think Atheist community! This is my first attempt at blogging, so I'm not sure if this really belongs as a blog or as a discussion topic. However, my blogging exploits will cover topics within my realm of experience. I am also attempting to write a novel, so I may post excerpts and ask for feedback at some point, I'm not really sure. I don't know what direction this blog will take, but hopefully you will enjoy my posts. 

*DISCLAIMER THIS POST WILL BE MOSTLY OPINION AND…

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Added by Josh Leach on July 15, 2012 at 1:30am — 4 Comments

The God particle, and what little it has to do with God







Oh how I wish the recently demonstrated Higgs Boson, which bestows mass on particles, had…
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Added by bazie on July 4, 2012 at 3:49pm — 24 Comments

Why Yahweh is Not Against Abortion

This is a short excerpt dealing with abortion from Chapter 2 of the book I have almost completed.  The chapter goes into much greater detail to explain why the Christian god is not against abortion at all.  The following is just one of many explanations:

If we consider that according to Christianity, the Christian…
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Added by Cathy Cooper on May 13, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

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