This blog post is a response to a comment concerning science and faith made on one of my other posts. In quotation marks are the comments made by a fellow Think Atheist member. The rest are my responses.
Here we go, then...
"Doesn't it ever strike you as odd that so many people are drawn to [religion]?"
No. Religion has been around in one form or another for thousands of years. Along with other superstitious beliefs the religions have spread until…Continue
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Morality Without God
Ten reasons why I would argue that my lack of a belief in a punishing God makes me a more moral person than someone who is religious. My moral choices aren’t made out of fear of eternal punishment. Just as I don’t have a reason to have “good” morals, I don’t have an excuse for bad ones, either.
1.) I don’t have a…Continue
As I have mentioned in many, many posts I am an "out of the closet" atheist, and have been since my mid teens. I have been married for 27 years, and have five great kids - 2 of whom are adults. I also have a grandson. When I was dating my wife, and we were beginning to get serious, we had the religious discussion. I knew she came from a very strict Catholic upbringing, but through our discussions over the years I also knew that she wasn't a Christian, much…Continue
Good afternoon everyone! I hope you’re all having a great day. Despite a rather shaky start to the day, everything is now going well and I just read a great article inThe Vancouver Sun, titled …Continue
Friday I had an experience that unexpectedly further solidified my Atheistic position in life. I live 100 miles from my parents. Friday afternoon I had a appointment with a client in their area. So I intended to stay over night and planned on having dinner and drinks with one of my sisters and my Mom. How often does someone else pick up the tab to go visit family?
I picked up my mom in rural Custer Washington. We began to travel south to the local bar to hunt down some food. Frankly…Continue