All Blog Posts Tagged 'God' (134)

An Objective Source for Morality?

Nature is, as Alfred Lord Tennyson said, “red in tooth and claw”. It has no morals. Morality is a human construct that usually reflects our social norms. As such, morality is formed by an amalgam of influences from family, religion, culture, evolution and the arts. This amalgam of influences varies from person to person and is relative to our exposure to, and experience with, these influences.



Almost half the human race subscribes to a religion that claims morality is objective… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on November 27, 2009 at 5:21am — 9 Comments

Christianity does NOT Exist

As I will argue, below, if a prerequisite of “true” Christianity is to follow Jesus, then nobody is a true Christian. The very reason for this also reveals our tacit acknowledgement that religious morality is subordinated to our innate human morality.



Nobody in their right mind, Christian or not, would fully obey Jesus. Do you know any Christians who abandon their worldly goods and rely on God to feed, clothe and shelter them? Of course not! But that's what Jesus…

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Added by Atheist Exile on October 16, 2009 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments

God is not the Creator, claims academic

Link I'm not going to comment too much on this right now as I want to absorb it. There are those like Nelson (get on it) whom are better at handling very complex stories steeped in history like this. I just thought that it's a story that shouldn't be missed.



The notion of God as the Creator is wrong, claims a top academic, who believes the Bible… Continue

Added by Gaytor on October 11, 2009 at 10:58am — 6 Comments

For the Love of God

Being a thinking, critical, and questioning Christian is hard work. But intellectual arguments (mostly) aside, what about love. More specifically God's Love. God's ever present, unfailing, over-whelming, ya-can't-touch-this-even-if-you-were-MC-Hammer Love. How does one reach, recognise and feel that love?

Some of you may find this familiar but for those who don't, let me just take you on a brief tour of the process of becoming a Christian:

You've discovered God is real and have… Continue

Added by Alison Rufus on October 7, 2009 at 5:34pm — 8 Comments

The Pledge and Our Money

I just got done answering a poll about whether the US should omit "Under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance, and naturally I said that it should be omitted. To me it isn't just the fact that I don't believe and God or religious figure has a place in the US government but the fact that the general population feels that the current pledge is the original. After proving to the many other people that answered this poll that "Under God" was in fact added in 1954 and showing them what the original… Continue

Added by Corey Lord on August 27, 2009 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Is He guilty?

Monotheistic religions (Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, etc.) claim that a powerful omnipotent, omniscient God created us, our planet, the universe, and everything that exists.



Even while knowing the pain and suffering that would arise form His actions, He acted. He knew that His actions would result in every death, murder, abortion, war, torture, rape, genocide, abuse, deformity, malice, pain, suffering, and dare I say, sin for all of eternity.



If He had the… Continue

Added by Nivek on August 17, 2009 at 3:11pm — 2 Comments

Have You Been Saved?

“God lets thousands of people die in an earthquake, but he helps them win bike races?” Laura said in her best, her very best and cutting sarcastic voice that ended the conversation for then and forever, and made the Tour de France winner look like a fool. God did not exist. Which is really fine because that means this is all we have. That’s what I tell the Elders when they come around.



“I live each day as though that’s all there is. I have no idea where this day came from or if there… Continue

Added by Aline Carriere on August 11, 2009 at 10:37am — No Comments

Sonnet to God, Where were you?

Hello God, if that's really your true name.

Hear me! I have a bone to pick with you!

Where were you when I called, Oh God, your name?

Were you there beside me as said is true...



Or were you playing a stupid card game?

Where were you when the headache began that day?

Where were you when annurysm struck her brain?

When my screams bounced off the wall, what'd you say?



Still I called, but my mind was breaking down.

If you're all powerful,… Continue

Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on May 31, 2009 at 3:21pm — 9 Comments

Angry Faithful Religion....

Hello to everyone, I'm new here and this is my first blog post so please bear with me.



About the title of this post, it's something that puzzles me, along with thousands of other things. Why do so called faithful "believers" in their particular religion get so upset and angry when you point out a flaw or make a negative remark about their particular deity? Take the news story from last year when a British teacher working in Sudan was put in jail for naming a teddy… Continue

Added by Ian Edwards on May 29, 2009 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens in unmoderated 2-hour discussion.

Look how easy it was to paste two video's in.



Hour 1…



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Added by Sophie on April 2, 2009 at 2:45pm — 1 Comment

God = Hypocrite?

I've been working on a speech for a public speaking competition at my school and while doing research, I came across a blog that was talking about how God's a murderer. [Link posted at the bottom of blog]



I'd already known this, but based on the estimated total, I was in shock.

Being a former Christian [Evangelical, Protestant], I'd been taught to abide by the 10 Commandments.

One being "Thou Shall Not Kill."



It makes no sense to me how God would tell us to not… Continue

Added by Holly Allen on March 28, 2009 at 11:56am — 11 Comments

On Denominations and God's Absence

I chiefly write this note for Christian readers in hopes they will take 5 minutes to read it all, but I know 5 minutes is much to ask, especially for what might be considered offense or arrogance in the following paragraphs. Read if you'd like.



I took a screenshot of facebook's "Religious Views" pull-down menu the other day and noticed that there are way too many choices. Then I realized how unbelievable it is that there are still this many variations of Christianity. Then I… Continue

Added by Kevin on February 8, 2009 at 6:02pm — 3 Comments

Can Unicorns Breathe Underwater?

The answer is, of course, "Unicorns don't exist." I would like to pose a similar question that requires just as much consideration as the one in the title of this post: "Why did God flood the earth, choosing only Noah's family and two of every animal to survive?" The question is irrelevant because there was no godly flood. There was no Noah, no heathens to be drowned because of their sin, no unicorns to be left behind as the Ark floated away to safety.…



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Added by Kevin on January 16, 2009 at 2:21am — 2 Comments

Genesis 3: God screws up the world, blames man



The Bible’s Answer



The Bible, like many myths, begins with answering how the world came to be and why it’s so screwed up.



The Bible tells us that God created everything in six days. He created Adam out of dust, and Eve out of Adam’s rib. (Woman, being the property of man, doesn’t get the dignity of her own mud spawning.) They were placed in the Garden of Eden and told they could eat of any fruit except one. If they ate that… Continue

Added by Kirstin on November 25, 2008 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

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