ALL right, all right. And so: Here we are.
When I was last active on this site roughly a year or so ago, I had recently denounced my Catholic faith in the spirit of teenage angst/bitter confusion. I was scared, pissed off, and disillusioned; moreover, I had basically become a cynical douche who thought he was somehow more inept to attaining knowledge of “the inner-workings of the universe” only because I had been forced to deal with several untimely deaths in my family/friend circle… Continue
Added by Roman Candles on March 11, 2013 at 2:20pm —
I am an Atheist, though I'd rather be considered an Rationalist. Recently I have decided to "come out" as an Atheist and, so far, it has been a real positive experience. I have found a number of people who share the same thoughts and views and I have been fortunate in that my family (Christians), have not removed themselves from my life.
I am a fan of posting, as they say in politics, "controversial" images and posts on Facebook. After posting an, I will admit, over generalized… Continue
Added by Steve Hayes on October 21, 2012 at 4:34pm —
There are 2 news stories in the UK at the moment which on the surface may seem similar but are however being treated completely differently.
The first concerns a 22 year old sickle cell anaemia sufferer whom doctors had been informed they must allow die. He was a Jehovah Witness and it is therefore against his religion to accept a blood transfusion even though it would have probably saved his life. The doctors had to stand aside and allow him to die in agony knowing that they could… Continue
Added by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on June 25, 2012 at 6:30am —
I recently found this article, with the help of reddit, that empathy may not be unique to humans. This got me thinking about the engrossing argument that religion begets morality.
He's no Rat, He's my Brother!
Now, obviously we have logical evidence and rationality that morality is innate, but this may provide concrete evidence for those who are… Continue
Added by Ludi Kalo on January 22, 2012 at 10:55pm —
This thought was inspired by this debate, between Dr. Sam Harris and William Lane Craig, and this debate, between a lot of different people. I freely admit that I probably watch too many debates. Deal with it. Continue
To say that the explanation of morality in scientific terms instead of mysterious god terms, detracts from the beauty and significance of it, is the same as…
Added by John Galt on December 2, 2011 at 9:54am —
I sat through so many RE lessons in school. And by RE I mean Catholicism. We would read Good News Gospels and if the existence of other world religions was mentioned I must have been off sick that day.
Anyway. It always used to puzzle me that the Gospels made a big deal out of how angry people got when the Jesus character would say "your sins are forgiven." I didn't understand what the fuss as about, and it was never addressed in class - possibly because it would involve… Continue
Added by Gordon Duffy on November 20, 2011 at 8:30am —
I've written about my sister before and I'm going to again. While she and I have a good relationship and are quite close, her faith drives me absolutely crazy. My sister emailed me this morning to ask if I wouldn't mind donating some money so that she could go out, search for, and then feed homeless people. While I'm a big advocate of helping those who struggle or have little/nothing, before I would commit to helping her I had to ask if she was planning on just going out and handing out food… Continue
Added by scottjarvis123 on June 10, 2011 at 6:57pm —
Originally posted on Atheist MC
This blog was never intended for weighty philosophical essays and in any case compared to some atheist bloggers
I’m a philosophical lightweight. However I’m going to have a go at the question du jour
that seems to be popping up all over the atheosphere at the moment. To wit, on what, in the absence of God, do atheists base their… Continue
Added by Steve Bowen on June 6, 2011 at 3:30pm —
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
Added by Martin Pribble on May 29, 2011 at 7:44pm —
Facebook Thread The names have been removed Except for mine... Continue
I'm sure you know this but
OP for Original poster (Yes she is female)
first letter is an initial of the user that posted or another letter if there was a duplicate.. the second letter of the poster is the sex of the poster...
OP: Georgia I am disappoint.Trust me, none of us want to "fake" miscarriages. Not that they're not fun, except whoops, they're not.GUESS WHAT PRO-LIFERS, NEITHER ARE…
Added by Jacob LeMaster on March 27, 2011 at 7:44pm —
Much fodder is made about how humans treat animals. You’ll hear arguments about how we humans are animals (agreed) as if that means that we should be treating them as friends. I would argue that because we are animals, we should be treating them better than they would treat us. Considering many animals in the wild Continue
would simply kill us, use what they want, then leave the carcass behind for…
Added by Gaytor on November 8, 2010 at 12:00am —
I know some of this has been talked about before, I just wanted to state my opinions on this subject and include things that might not have been stated before.
As an Atheist, I am constantly hearing from Christians that morality would not exist without the word of God instructing us on how to live our lives. Though I’ve found many things in the bible to dispute this claim, I will stick to the most well known set of ground rules in the bible, The Ten Commandment.
Most may not… Continue
Added by Jon Heim on October 31, 2010 at 10:00pm —
... or "Can Science Have a Positive Effect on Religion and Culture to Help Answer Questions of Morality?"
My previous blog Sam Harris: Science can answer moral… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on June 16, 2010 at 8:02pm —
Being my first blog post on TA, I felt I should start with my basic principles for how I live my life. While I am not a militant atheist (I tend to consider myself agnostic leaning toward atheist) I don't hide my views when the topic of conversation leads to the spiritual. I have seen how people of religion wonder how someone who doesn't follow a religion can be good and moral, and how we can see a purpose in our life without a higher power guiding us. Here are my two simple rules for living a… Continue
Added by Darrell Hobbs on May 31, 2010 at 2:31pm —
Cross-National Correlations of Quantifiable Societal Health with Popular Religiosity and Secularism in the Prosperous Democracies…
Added by Mr Good Without God on February 9, 2010 at 1:27pm —
Christians believe that without God, Atheists have no morality, and therefore the Root of All Evil.
Really? Do they believe that Atheists are immoral? Well, Let's take a look at the Christians own morality.
Once upon a time, there was a man, about 5' 6". He lead a revolution for the sake of his people, with the extinction of the old monarchy. He later crowned himself 'Emperor' and lead a war, which his empire almost stretched from the Atlantic Ocean to the Arctic… Continue
Added by Andrew Lafont on January 13, 2010 at 10:00pm —
Insert fake shock here. Yet again, a conservative Christian who works constantly to force his unscientific and ineffective abstinence-only views is unable to hold himself to his own moral propaganda
Meet Tennessee state senator Paul Stanley. He's a solid conservative Republican and married… Continue
Added by Dave Nichols on July 27, 2009 at 11:43am —
We've all heard the arguments. Wait... those of us over 30 have all heard the arguments that the moral decline of the US began in 1963 when multiple cases outlawed religion and prayer in school. It's the pivotal moment to dill holes all over. It took the mental stress of washing my wifes car to decide to take this argument on. So let's dig in.
Crime rates were always the issue in the 90's. The claim was that religious rates in 1963 were so pervasive that no one would commit a crime.… Continue
Added by Gaytor on May 23, 2009 at 1:30am —