I want to step away from Philosophical debates and the sort for a second and talk about something that I think is truly a detriment to modern society. As the title of this post indicates the subject of my post is about these places called Hell Houses.
Now these places depict graphic scenes of what they consider sins. They depict the torment in hell that the sinful suffer. Some of you may be asking yourselves what makes these places different from other horror productions or stage… Continue
Added by Real Life James Bond on March 11, 2013 at 1:11am —
This is from Ricky Gervais' interview with Richard Dawkins. It PERFECTLY describes how I feel:
"I hate being labeled an Atheist because it's not how I live my life. I don't live my life going around going "I'm an Atheist, I'm an Atheist..." There's billions of other aspects to my life, why I do things. It's just when God's put into the equation, I don't take that on board. I don't do anything because a god's watching me, or because I feel God owns anything, or God's driving me. It's a… Continue
Added by Stephy on January 25, 2013 at 9:35pm —
Like I said in the post title, Richard Dawkins is my role model. I haven't read much by him, only one book; but he still effectively captures my personal beliefs in every word of every page. I have nothing but respect for the man. I may get odd looks carrying The God Delusion around my school composed mainly of conservative Christians, but it's well worth it. I even think I gained some brownie points from my biology teacher. I'm not sure why I'm writing this, mainly to share my… Continue
Added by Roam Yocham on February 5, 2012 at 5:22pm —
Just a few things I wanted to share. I find so many people I interact with about the effects of global warming say, "So you really believe all that bs? Frankly, yes! And now so does one of the scientists who previously said he was skeptical of the research that had been done and of the data others had found.
Eugene Robinson's column in today's Washington Post:…
Added by Ralph Oswald on October 25, 2011 at 9:22pm —
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
Added by Martin Pribble on October 18, 2011 at 12:00am —
Added by Pierre H. Vachon on October 15, 2011 at 1:30pm —
from Martin Pribble
While I may have a strange optimism for the future of humanity, and I think that the answer lies not in the division of the religious and the secular but in the joint efforts of all involved, I still see it as a troublesome proposition. As you may have seen in the… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on March 30, 2011 at 8:11pm —
from Martin Pribble
1The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.2The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. Continue
3They are all gone aside,…
Added by Martin Pribble on March 30, 2011 at 7:25pm —
The Ancestor's Trail - Sunday the 29th May 2011.
Religious folks certainly know how to throw a party; festivals, ceremonies, feasts, sacrament, Hajj, Vesak, Bar Mitzvah and the list goes on....
But what if your beliefs are rather more down to earth? In 2010 a small group of Humanists ran our very first 'biological pilgrimage' on the Quantock hills in Somerset UK ~ a secular celebration of our shared origins, based on Richard… Continue
Added by Chris Jenord on February 18, 2011 at 6:44pm —
I decided my musings are more Blog worthy than Forum worthy.
As far as I am concerned, my car runs on ritual magic. I basically know how it works and I used to be able to do things to to engine but now they are computerized and more complicated. I put gas in my car, I turn the key and it runs. A matter of faith.
I take it to the Car place when the lights come on and tell me to 'change oil' or 'check tire pressure'. I know what these mean and could posslibly do… Continue
Added by Cathleen Sessions on November 15, 2010 at 1:48am —
from Martin S Pribble blog
I have too many things floating around my head right now to make a real point with this blog entry, so bear with me while I go on a cathartic rant.
I have recently seen a lot of criticisms about the "New Atheist Movement" saying it's disruptive and threatens to destroy society and all it holds dear. Some even say it will cause the end of the world. Most of the criticism is aimed at the so-called… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on October 27, 2010 at 7:43pm —
from Atheist Climber blog
Atheist Climber Blog
is turning One year old on October 10! Yay!
And I remember like yesterday thinking "Do I have anything to write about? Will anyone care? Will anyone read it?" I just wish I had taken more baby photos!
Well you have all spoken to me by visiting and commenting on my blog. My measure of… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on September 26, 2010 at 8:02pm —
From Atheist Climber Blog
I have often wondered why it is that we are seeing an uprising of voices in the world of skeptical inquiry and atheism in the mainstreams of the world. And I wonder why it is that I am so heavily entrenched in this to feel it is important in my life to put so much effort into this blog at this point in time. Maybe I'm a little slow on the uptake, but it seems to me… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on August 19, 2010 at 9:30pm —
"Double rainbow, all the way! WHOOOOAH!!!" - Hungrybear9562
"Fuckin' magnets, how do they work?" -… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on August 16, 2010 at 6:34pm —
I have no idea what Bad Astronomer Phil Plait
said at TAM 8, I was not there, in fact I am on the other side of the world right now. But the news I got is that Phil was trying to put forward the position that being overtly aggressive when addressing any kind of wrongly… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on July 11, 2010 at 7:30pm —
A Christian friend of mine said,
"So for all the genius of Dawkins (who I
believe is a great scientist, but poor philosopher), his theory of how
science can explain away God hits two major snags along the way. Purpose
and genesis. The best explanation for these I have heard is "that we
don't have the answers yet, but we will". But what is that if… Continue
Added by Mecca on July 8, 2010 at 2:38pm —
from Atheist Climber blog
People like to feel that their lives have meaning.
Let me just examine that statement. In this context, people like to feel that their lives are worthwhile, that their actions are of some consequence, that there is a reason to get up in the morning, to go to work, to earn money, to go through the daily routines that we do to support… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on June 23, 2010 at 9:00pm —
I came across two articles via my massive spiderweb of twitter connections (ha!) ... one fanciful (and extremely humorous) and one factual (I think!) that has a direct Atheist message (or something).
First out of the box:
Set your *snicker at god* to stunning! Check this Aussie's HILARIOUS email easter exchange
(I'm guessing it's fake, but it's very funny fake!)
There's a LOT more funny stuff there... I suggest ye ole… Continue
Added by zenshadow on April 11, 2010 at 3:09am —
Here's an excerpt from my latest Examiner article: "I wanted to believe that Maher was only a little wacky when it comes to modern medicine but I really had no idea how much of that Kool-Aid he drank. But Orac has opened my eyes to Maher’s beliefs when arguing why Maher should not receive the Richard Dawkins Award, an award that is intended to not only celebrate one’s promotion of atheism but one’s commitment to science and reason..." To read more,… Continue
Added by Michael Rosch on July 24, 2009 at 4:13pm —
Picture by Jim Wilson/The New York Times
Less than three weeks before the 2008 Presidential Election, real life hockey mom Sandy Riccardi and her moose Richard Riccardi (SanRich) aimed their musical weapon at Sarah Palin and took the internet by storm. Some have credited their song, Hockey Mama for Obama
with clinching the election for Obama (but they don’t.)… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on July 19, 2009 at 3:00pm —