This is a title of an etching by Francisco Goya. “The Sleep of Reason brings forth Monsters” Christopher Hitchens has the picture on the inside cover of his book “God is not Great”. I only discovered this recently as I have only ever known the book as an audio book. It was a serendipitous discovery for me as I have had those same Spanish words… Continue
Added by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on August 4, 2014 at 5:30pm —
Added by Maxwell Marovich on July 15, 2014 at 9:35am —
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 —
Anyone who has read Augustine's Confessions will know his views on God. One view that I have been thinking about is how God is unchanging. One thing God must not have, to fit this description (according to Augustine), is emotions. This is something that many Christians and Catholics would agree with. However, there is a problem because in the Bible there is evidence of God having emotions. Take the First of the Ten Commandments:
“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any… Continue
Added by Real Life James Bond on March 11, 2013 at 1:10am —
I remember summers on the beach in Daytona, sea-foam on the night-shore, wind on my cheeks. I can remember the taste of those days, sweet, bitter. I can never forget the salty-smell of the water lapping on the shore, the waves crashing, redoubling, riding forth again into the barren desert of abandoned coolers, umbrellas, and towels. Those were the days you could drift out to sea, forget your name, start over as you baked in the warm sun, enveloped in the sweet scent of sun-tan lotion, the… Continue
Added by Molly Brown-Fuller on October 14, 2012 at 11:17am —
Here are some of the Sunni/Shia' issues from my own perspective.
Well, as far as we know that thses issues are the most complicated issues in Islam..
I'll write here some few information about this mess..
~One of the issues here is: Who's going to be a Caliph after the death of Muhammed Sunnis say: Muhammed chose Abu Bakr as a Caliph.. Shia say: Muhammed chose Ali as a Caliph..…
Added by Hope on September 14, 2012 at 2:02pm —
Liberal Christians, in my honest opinion, are just goosestepping agnosticism and ultimately, their true atheistic feelings and skepticism. A liberal Christian is like an atheist apologist. Too afraid to have unpopular opinions and too weak to stand up for them. Continue
Recently a friend and I were discussing an episode of "The Cleveland Show", where a character is asked whether or not he is an atheist. The animated thirteen year old character said that he prefers not to use the…
Added by Daniel Van Nice on October 10, 2011 at 6:44pm —
I wanna share this article by "Dr Kamel Al-Najjar" he is an ex-muslim atheists that I always enjoy reading his books and articles.. His book "Critical reading of Islam" has effected…
Added by Hope on September 14, 2011 at 7:26pm —
The Christian bible never tells anyone what happened to Jesus from when he was a kid to when the story picks back up at 33. So I have taken the liberty to making up a timeline of the missing years of Jesus. Enjoy!
The Missing Years of Jesus
- Age 5 or 6: The Bible lifts off of Jesus.
- Age 7: Jesus joins the local baseball team, Yahweh’s Fighters. He was the famous hitter.
- Age 8: Jesus hits a baseball into the local bakery in a game of…
Added by Andrew Lafont on August 2, 2011 at 2:46am —
If there is any text in the bible that presents us with a clear cut case against god, it’s the Book of Job. If it isn’t an outright cry for atheism then, at the very least, if you still insist on theism, you might find yourself saying, “Not this god.”… Continue
Added by Ezra T. Klatt on July 22, 2011 at 12:56pm —
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 —
Theatre of Blood is the first horror flick I recall ever seeing.
I saw this film in the early 70’s when a network station broadcast it edited for television. I was 7 or 8 and my older cousins were all hanging out in the dark with the eerie glow of the… Continue
Added by Ezra T. Klatt on May 26, 2011 at 1:00pm —
I like the idea that this article is trying to get across. i think it would have more power if the Iliad replaced the Odyssey as the comparative tool though. The main thrust of the article is a very good point about historical value and have thought this to be a fascinating concept. And although the odyssey gave some insight into the thought process or psyche of early bronze age people, I don't think it as historically valuable as the Iliad.
One reason for this - Arthur Schliemann… Continue
Added by demcmanamy3 on May 21, 2011 at 2:24am —
It's Draw Muhammed Day meets "The Rapture", coincidence?... I don't think so.
I predict this wouldn't set well over where Muslim extremists' at, raging all fury, and, perhaps, furry wrath. That will, subsequently, draw a snowball effect, rekindling the horror of both The Crusade/The Inquisition, in which they(fundies of the Abrahamic faith), all gather near the holy lands, in a vicious holywar that would end in killing them… Continue
Added by BadHandshakers on May 20, 2011 at 10:34pm —
Billy Graham and many, many other Christian people get together to host "Rock The Fort." A convention full of Jesus-lovers that takes place on America's military bases. Now, you would think that the separation of church and state would apply here but good 'ol America ignored that part and funded the event.
From Rock Beyond Belief…
Added by Scarlette Blues on March 20, 2011 at 1:36am —
Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus
Now the get together o’ Cheez-its was approaching, and the douche-bags in the white robes parading round’ the cherry tree did so with the profs de la dick. They were… Continue
Added by delapruch on March 17, 2011 at 4:30am —
The thread around my Throat
I was 11. They tied a thread around my throat. Continue
Why? I never asked. It’s still there.
I liked it; it was the symbol of the elites.
I change it when it gets dirty, but it keeps getting dirty every time.
Something never let's it be clean forever.
I don’t know what it is, but there’s something.
Added by Bhabani Sankar Mishra on February 18, 2011 at 7:00am —
In my quest to find God, I turned to science. In my quest to replace God with something more substantial, I discovered the wonders of the Universe and the possibilities I thought it could offer the human race.
Upon my personal realization that the supernatural God is, in all probability, not real, I thought that it would only make sense to turn that awe-inspired emotion we call "spirituality" to something that couldn't… Continue
Added by Jason D. Johnson on January 1, 2011 at 12:30pm —
KANSAS CITY, KS—As the debate over the teaching of evolution in public schools continues, a new controversy over the science curriculum arose Monday in this embattled Midwestern state. Scientists from the Evangelical Center For Faith-Based Reasoning are now asserting that the long-held "theory of gravity" is flawed, and they have responded to it with a new theory of Intelligent Falling.
Rev. Gabriel… Continue
Added by Radu Andreiu on November 24, 2010 at 10:59am —
“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 —