“A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition.” ~José Bergamín
Many people mistakenly believe that dictionary definitions tell us what words mean. But it’s the other way around. We, by our actual usage of words, tell dictionary lexicographers how to define words. English is a fluid language, constantly changing. Definitions come from us, not dictionaries.
This is an important point when it comes to distinguishing agnostics… Continue
Does anyone else watch CompletelyLovely videos? She always seems to be high on energy. lol
To be on topic with the video, I'd say that any christian that thinks atheists have no meaning in life and are worthless in every way are pretty pathetic and closed minded (though that would seem to apply to all theist logic that lacks scientific… Continue
There's one thing I can never understand, and it's the perceived dichotomy between the "all-loving God" and the "vengeful God". Apparently God is to be feared, because he is all-powerful and could exact all sorts of damages upon us and our souls if he so chose to. But on the other hand he loves us with a more pure and generous love than anything else can offer. It doesn't sound like a very nice relationship to enter into willingly.
This month, Outreach Media have gone with this… Continue
I have recently been thinking of ways to explain evolution to everyday Christians, mainly members of my family. I’ve been watching videos and reading books & blogs in order to familiarize myself with evolution and its mechanism. The theory of evolution is definitely a question raiser and I’d like to be able to answer them accurately.
But a thought popped into my head a few days ago and I’ve been thinking on it ever since. . .
Earlier today, I discussed the topic of LGBT individuals turning to religion for all the wrong reasons. I expressed how such behavior is absurd and unjustified, and explained how it actually hurts the gay fights for equal rights!
As a gay and atheist person, I would like to ask you for opinion.
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A few things surprise me in life... unexpected combinations can amuse…
This "From the Mailbox" is a little different than what I usually receive, as you'll soon see. I won't use any names, except my own, and the spelling and grammar comes directly from the messages received. There were three in total, staring with this rather innocent and short one:
"Hi MartinDid 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
Religion is very practical when it somes to control and subordination. To have a selfproclaimed leader that can't die. That rules all natural laws. And demands love from the masses... and getting it, because if you dont love him there is eternal anguish... A leader that edicts love and compassion... yet rules with an iron fist of terror and threats. A…
One of the biggest issues with the NSCP is that we don't know the level of qualifications held by those who will be teaching SRE in schools. This is an example of religion being held in distinction from the rest of society, as a thing of morality and trustworthiness. All we need to do is look at the Catholic church and its ministers to know this is not the case.
According to the government discussion paper supplied on the government's website about the… Continue
As you know, I believe education is the key to beginning to solve all of the woes we have in society today. Yes all of them. From world hunger to population, from wars to disease, from terrorism to the production of clean and renewable energy. Each of these can be solved if we educate the people who are directly effected by them, and those who go into areas to help. In fact I can't think of one situation that cannot be made better without education, at least in the long term. Education should… Continue
Humans can believe some pretty strange things. I have met people who claim to be able to see my "aura", and that depending on the "colour and shape" of this aura, they can make a determination of my physical or mental health. I've met others (actually sometimes the same people) who claim that by laying their hands on me, they can cure me of whatever ails me, from sore muscles to an upset stomach. Even stranger, I have met people who claim to be able to see into my future by "interpreting the… Continue
For those who have not yet had a chance to view this film. I recommend it. It is truly life changing. I'd also recommend keeping a tablet and pencil handy to take notes if you have questions or doubts so that you can do some googlefu afterwards if you wish. The contents are very controversial and will challenge the majority of things you hold to be true.
May 21 is Judgement Day. It's been conclusively proven by Harold Camping using mathematics. That's right, mathematics. In fact, anyone who disputes his word is obviously blinded to the truth of the bible.
But I have a few questions.
Firstly, when God descends to destroy the world, what will happen to the rest of the universe? I mean, we know that the universe is enormous,… Continue
Every religion says it is the right one, and there is no way that they can all be correct. In fact, I'd go so far to say that they are all wrong. But... science is wrong too. (!?)
In science and other practices that view and measure the natural world people readily admit that they have only some of the answers to the mysteries of the universe. When new information presents itself, that information is added to the knowledge already gathered, an if it means altering the information we… Continue
Since the most holy of weekends in the Christian calendar has now passed, the folks at Outreach Media have decided to shift their focus form worshiping the death of Jesus, to look at the topic of birth and conception. This month's poster reads:
"You knit me together in my mother's womb. Psalm 139:13"…
When raising children, we endeavor to keep them safe. Those standards of safety are an ever changing standard. When I was a kid I went out on the ATV sans helmet. But it was a four wheeler rather than a 3 wheeler for safety's sake. Todays kids throw on battle armor from head to toe because parents are terrified of any potential dangers. When I grew up, my father made sure that I knew about gun safety and threated to knock me out if I turned away from the target without the gun being pointed… Continue