All Blog Posts Tagged 'Richard' (24)

Hell Houses

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 — 3 Comments

Why I don't like being called an "Atheist"

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…

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Added by Stephy on January 25, 2013 at 9:35pm — No Comments

Richard Dawkins Is My Role Model

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…

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Added by Roam Yocham on February 5, 2012 at 5:22pm — 11 Comments

Richard Muller, Previously one of the scientists who was skeptical of climate change... changes his tune.

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:…

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Added by Ralph Oswald on October 25, 2011 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Atheism is the "new cool"?

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…

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Added by Martin Pribble on October 18, 2011 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Apology Of A Poseur

(The following was inspired by Deepak Chopra's quackery-laden and hypocritically self-serving review of Richard Dawkins' book, The Magic of Reality. Enjoy).





I find…
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Added by Pierre H. Vachon on October 15, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Let's begin this conversation

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…

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Added by Martin Pribble on March 30, 2011 at 8:11pm — 1 Comment

A fool hath said in his heart…

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.

3
They are all gone aside,…

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Added by Martin Pribble on March 30, 2011 at 7:25pm — No Comments

Invite to a secular pilgrimage

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…

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Added by Chris Jenord on February 18, 2011 at 6:44pm — 1 Comment

Richard Dawkins Honors Christopher Hitchens

Penn Jillette posted this link on his twitter. Thought this was kind of cool to see one hero, of reason, honor another. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/dec/01/christopher-hitchens-richard-dawkins

Added by Jtrottier on December 2, 2010 at 7:42am — No Comments

My car runs on magic

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…

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Added by Cathleen Sessions on November 15, 2010 at 1:48am — 7 Comments

'The "New Atheism" is not new at all' - from Martin S Pribble blog

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 — No Comments

"Atheist Climber Prominent People Project" from Atheist Climber blog

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 — 1 Comment

"The Atheist Re-Enlightenment" from Atheist Climber blog

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 — 4 Comments

"Double Rainbow Guy and The Insane Clown Posse" from Atheist Climber blog



"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 — 1 Comment

“Don’t be a dick”? Sometimes we need to…



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 — 1 Comment

Dawkins faith

Hi everyone,



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…
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Added by Mecca on July 8, 2010 at 2:38pm — 8 Comments

"The Search for Hollow Unicorns" from Atheist Climber blog

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 — No Comments

Two things this week via twitter...

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 — No Comments

They gave Bill Maher the Richard Dawkins Award?

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 — 19 Comments

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