Slavery is wrong. Rape is wrong. Homophobia is wrong... The list goes on - and there aren't too many around in 'enlightened' society who'd disagree, because, generally speaking, people are better than their holy books (and their Gods).
This is obviously a very good thing. If it weren't the case, civilisation (if we could call it that) would be an immensely violent, fearful, unjust place. Your daughter gets raped? Marry her to the rapist. Someone steals a…Continue
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Every once in a while you read something that makes you seethe.
In a generous display of clemency a woman from Norway is…Continue
"While I don't…
"I think the idea that it is immoral not to believe in God is perhaps the most insidious one that parents encourage to take root in the minds of young children. It is what makes it so difficult for people to question the existence of God once they have acquired the ability to think and reason for themselves..." - Alom Shaha, The Young Atheist's Handbook.
It's a very common theist standpoint, pairing off immorality with…Continue
"Most religions insist that you do not marry someone of a different faith. This is a good way of ensuring the propagation of the religion, but it is something which must have led to millions of broken hearts throughout history." - Alom Shaha, The Young Atheist's Handbook.
It's tragic, really, that what you happen to/choose to believe should dictate who you're allowed to love. From my own godless perspective, I…Continue
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"My friends joke that I am a coconut: brown on the outside, but white on the inside." - Alom Shaha, The Young Atheist's Handbook.
"I find it astonishing and depressing that many people who lead their lives according to the ideas and rules laid down in these books have not read them" - Alom Shaha, The Young Atheist's Handbook.
You may have guessed it, but faith often has a lot to do with religious belief. Strip even the most 'educated' theological argument down to its core, and what you're often left with is 'we just don't know - therefore God'.
"I once met a Texan who bragged that he had only ever read one book from cover to cover: the Bible" - Alom Shaha, The Young Atheist's Handbook.
I've read the Bible; and if I'm honest, the prospect of having it come along with me, by default, to a celebrity/music-filled island is, to say the least, a little disappointing.
Don't get the reference? I'll explain... Desert Island…Continue
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"Despite not believing in God, and not believing in an afterlife where I might be rewarded or punished for my behaviour, I try to be a good person. That's the most any of us can do." - Alom Shaha, The Young Atheist's Handbook.
It's a favourite argument of the Theists: 'How can you be good without God?'
Even supposedly 'enlightened' Theologians (mean?) like William Lane…Continue
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For all practical purposes, I am an Atheist. I lack belief in a God (or gods).
It is that, and only that, with which I can confidently say that I share with other Atheists. We're a diverse group.
While there certainly are trends, we're all…Continue
The "DJesus Uncrossed" skit on Saturday Night Live was a parody that depicted the Christian savior as one of Quentin Tarantino's latest blood and guts shoot um up stars. It definitely garnered a response from the 'holier than thou's' who didn't appreciate the humor. I wonder why the major networks lack the balls to mock the other religion's holy figures? Is the fallout really going to be any more elevated? It would be nice to see these broadcasting companies paint ALL the religions in a…Continue
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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.…Continue
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Often times when I engage in a debate with Muslims, I am told that Allah is transcendental, i.e. that he exists outside of space-time and that he is not temporal i.e. he does not exist in the physical world.
If we accept this assumption, then this leads to a number of problems one of the main problems being that in the Qu'ran Allah talks about angels and souls and their interaction in fact, Dr Zakir Naik argues that…Continue
NOT SAFE FOR WORK.
In a press release today last week, Maryam Namazie formally announced the #nudephotorevolutionary calendar. As Aliaa Magda Elmahdy chose to stand up against female oppression, we too advocate for free-expression and women’s rights. This calendar features black and white nude photographs, and I’m Ms.…Continue
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An Indonesian civil servant who declared himself an atheist on Facebook was arrested and is now facing jail for blasphemy after being attacked by an angry mob, police said today.
Alexander An, 30, who wrote "God doesn't exist" on his Facebook page, was beaten by a mob of dozens on Wednesday in his hometown in Pulau Punjung, West Sumatra province.
"He is suspected of having blasphemed against Islam," local police chief Chairul Aziz told AFP.
"The man told police…Continue
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On September 19 2011, the Telegraph website published an article titled "Atheism is cool, says Archbishop Rowan Williams". In the article the Archbishop claims the apparent rise in atheism due to it's "cool" factor, and that refutations of authors such as Richard Dawkins don't get the attention they "deserve" because atheism is the latest fad, not…Continue