I was at the library the other day, and decided to check out a book that I had skimmed through several years ago: Carl Sagan's The Varieties of Scientific Experience. The book, published a decade after Sagan's death in 1996, are taken from a series of lectures he gave in 1985, the Gifford Lectures in Natural Theology at the University of Glasgow. For any theists who accuse atheists of being unable to speak eloquently about matters of "spirituality," I would challenge them to read… Continue
Added by A. T. Heist on August 14, 2014 at 10:22am —
And if the disease is in the walls of the house with greenish or reddish spots, and if it appears to be deeper than the surface, then the priest shall go out of the house to the door of the house and shut up the house seven days. . . If the disease breaks out again in the house, after he has taken out the stones and scraped the house and plastered it, then the priest shall go and look. And if the disease has spread in the house, it is a persistent leprous disease in the house;…
Added by David Conrad on August 25, 2012 at 11:37am —
- I will not believe in mythological gods, fairies, angels, souls that do not exist and cannot be proven.
- I will oppose parts of all religions that violate geneva convention of human rights.…
Added by atheistrising on May 14, 2011 at 8:30pm —
from Martin S Pribble
"The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike." Delos Banning McKown
This quote has been appearing on Twitter from numerous accounts with the hashtags "#atheism #air" appended to the ending. This does one thing, and it's not in favour of the intended or original meaning or context of the quote. What it illustrates is that atheists… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on March 30, 2011 at 6:03pm —
I have to tell you, I was moved to tears when I first watched this video last night, something only Mufasa's death in The Lion King has ever managed to do before. The thought that we are intricately and inextricably a part of the universe we live in is a beautiful one, one that is a million times more uplifting, enriching and awe inspiring than anything any religion or god could ever invoke.
As this is my last post of… Continue
Added by Jabu M on December 31, 2010 at 4:30pm —
“When my husband died, because he was so famous & known for not being a believer, many people would come up to me — it still sometimes happens — & ask me if Carl changed at the end & converted to a belief in an afterlife. They also frequently ask me if I think I will see… Continue
Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on October 27, 2010 at 1:00pm —
“The Prominent People Project” is a series of interviews (kicking off on October 10, 2010) with a selection of prominent figures in humanism, atheism, science and critical thinking. Most of these will be in the form of written interviews, but who knows? I might, down the track, do some video or audio interviews too. This will be dependent on how these interviews are received by my readers.
My first interview is with the American Hip Hop artist… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on October 11, 2010 at 2:50am —
from Atheist Climber Blog
We are all born onto this Earth as the product of a mother and a father in a more-or-less helpless state. From the moment of birth we depend upon those around us to feed us and protect us from the ravages of the outside world. Unlike most other species on the planet who are born or hatched into situations that warrant that they are already on the move, a… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on September 26, 2010 at 8:18pm —
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
The world is in some real strife at the moment. We are approaching a point where experts believe that we will live in an unsustainable way within the next few years, and the population of Earth will reach 9 billion by the middle of this century. While it is true that, for the majority of people living on Earth today, our lives have improved in health and… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on September 26, 2010 at 7:59pm —
from Atheist Climber blog
I wrote recently about the idea of a "Re-Enlightenment
" and about moving forward toward a world which was not controlled by mythology, dogma, and religious doctrine. In a rather flippant final paragraph I wrote:…
Added by Martin Pribble on August 26, 2010 at 3:43am —
"Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is."
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
As you may have read previously on my blog
, I'm a big fan of perspective. I like to have an idea of where I am and who I am, what it means to be alive and what it means to be… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on December 6, 2009 at 12:58am —
“The Cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be.
Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us — there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation of a distant memory, as if we were falling from a great height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.” - Carl Sagan
Without perspective we wallow blindly through life, without empathy, understanding and the ability to apply knowledge. Perspective is not… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on October 31, 2009 at 5:30pm —