All Blog Posts Tagged 'atheism' (281)

The Good Works of the Church?

Any of us brought up unwillingly in a religious environment has always had to square our contempt for the church with its 'good works.' Doesn't this redeem its bad works, and don't these good works offset the ridiculous but well intentioned mythology? Since this is a decidedly and demonstrably positive characteristic of religion, shouldn't atheists recognize this positive aspect of religion?

 

I utterly disagree, and I'll share my argument with the first respondent to this…

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Added by Andy Hoke on March 16, 2014 at 3:13pm — 44 Comments

The Constitution is an atheistic document.

This recent quote by former House Majority Leader Tom Delay shocked me.  “I think we got off the track when we allowed our government to become a secular government,” DeLay told host Matthew Hagee, the executive pastor of the Texas Cornerstone Church. “[W]e stopped realizing that God created this nation, that he wrote the Constitution,…

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Added by Duane Smith on March 15, 2014 at 12:56pm — 11 Comments

Dawkins Scale of Theistic Probability

My interest in Richard Dawkins has long been kind of on-again, off-again.  Don't get me wrong, I think he's brilliant, and most of his ideas about religion and its value (or lack thereof) are quite sensible.  However, he sometimes strikes me as a bit naive about religion, at least as it is practiced by many people in everyday life. In other words, in interviews I've seen, he adopts an attitude of being completely unable to understand how any sensible person can believe in a god, any more…

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Added by A. T. Heist on February 12, 2014 at 12:35pm — 12 Comments

The Celestial Teapot's Issue #4 is out!

If you’re anything like me you get excited about new possibilities and technologies, and your imagination gets very stimulated by thinking of future advances. This issue does just that for your braindbuds: we’ve created an homage to Brave New World with articles on operant conditioning, sleep-learning, reproductive technology and psychological manipulation. We’ve also got some great new scientific developments that are coming to fruition now or in the near future of 2014: Memristor…

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Added by CelestialTeapot on October 10, 2013 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Julia Sweeney on What She's Learned

Interesting article.  And (spoiler alert!) I suspect a lot of parents can empathize with what she says toward the end about Santa Claus.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2008/01/30/what-julia-sweeney-has-learned-since-performing-her-atheist-monologue/

Added by A. T. Heist on September 18, 2013 at 10:23am — No Comments

Working in the church as an undercover atheist

If you've read my earlier blog posts, you know that I don't believe in god, but one of my current jobs is directing music at a small Methodist church.  It's so interesting just how your perspective on a church service changes once you remove belief in god: things that previously seemed quite ordinary now seem absolutely ludicrous.  I mean, there are the obvious things: the Lord's Prayer, prayer in general, the scripture readings (yesterday, no joke, we actually read aloud Psalm 14, which…

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Added by A. T. Heist on September 16, 2013 at 11:15am — 3 Comments

Top Ten Reasons I Don't Believe In God by Greta Christina

Just finished reading this excellent article: http://churchandstate.org.uk/2012/04/the-top-10-reasons-i-dont-believe-in-god/.  It summarizes the points so well, I thought it was worth sharing.  Enjoy!

Added by A. T. Heist on September 12, 2013 at 9:55am — 1 Comment

Ardent Atheist tonight at 7:30 PST with DJ Grothe!

Hey Everybunny!

Join us again for another live Ardent Atheist at OUR NEW TIME 7:30pm PST!!

Watch and listen at:

www.ArdentAtheist.com/live

The following folks will be in the studio:

Dj Grothe -…

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Added by Heather Henderson on May 29, 2013 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Atheists to Unveil Florida Courthouse Monument

Press Release: Atheists to Unveil Florida Courthouse Monument

Posted on: May 29, 2013

Stone Bench Featuring Secular Quotes Will Sit Beside Religious Tribute

Cranford, NJ—Following a settlement with Bradford County, Florida, American Atheists will unveil a new monument in front of the Bradford County Courthouse: a 1,500-pound granite bench engraved with quotations from Thomas Jefferson,…

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Added by Rob Klaers on May 29, 2013 at 2:11pm — 8 Comments

Evaluation

This is my last report regarding

my mission to evaluate the beings of this world.

Thirty of this planet’s orbital cycles ago

I arrived here by Refracted Linear-Light/Fold.

Since then I have lived, worked, and played alongside

these beings in the guise of one of their own.

Universal Protocols remain intact.

I have had no ill-effect nor have I…

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Added by Rick Yost on May 29, 2013 at 12:32pm — 7 Comments

You can take your hat off

As a child, it was as if I'd been shoved into a huge cathedral packed wall-to-wall with billions of people, and everybody was wearing a hat. Up on my tip-toes, straining to look out over the heads of the crowd, I saw a massive turbulent sea of hats of all shapes and colors. Although the hats themselves were quite vivid, everyone's face was blurred.

Everyone in the crowd was proclaiming their hat to be the best hat to…

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Added by Rick Yost on May 28, 2013 at 12:57am — 7 Comments

Intolerant Atheists Viciously Attack Christian School

A more current piece on/from Ken Hamm, directly from AiG.. should be good for a laugh. 



by Ken Ham and Mark Looy, AiG–U.S.

Christian education is under attack in America as never before. Yesterday on this website, we …

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Added by Rob Klaers on April 30, 2013 at 10:15pm — 20 Comments

Life After Death

OK, so this post is very long overdue. I have been struggling to keep up to my blogging duties due to the small matter of university exams. However, you will be pleased to know that they have finished, and so has my blogging hiatus. So, a welcome back is in order.

I am going to start this post by saying that…

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Added by Connor Hughes on March 7, 2013 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Christians, Stop Using the "Well there were eyewitnesses" Defense

As I enter more and more into the debate world, there is a peculiar phenomena that I find when debating Christians. It is the belief that eyewitness testimony is at all reliable. Especially so when it comes to the divinity of Yeshua (Jesus). Unfortunately this is completely wrong when it comes to proving the bibles validity. There is no presupposition here. It's pure fact from study and research. Let's take a look at the account that Christians give when it comes to the Bibles historic content… Continue

Added by Nelson Hernandez on March 1, 2013 at 10:21am — No Comments

Chosen belief?

http://brainhulklogicsmash.blogspot.com/2012/08/chosen-belief.html

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Choice... It's an…

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Added by James on February 27, 2013 at 10:30pm — 8 Comments

Tune in to Skeptically Yours tonight at 8pm PST!

Hey Everybunny!

Join us again for Skeptically Yours at our NEW TIME, MONDAYS at 8PM PST!

http://SkepticallyYours.net/live OR

http://gocastnetwork.com

The following folks will be in the studio:

Steven Leiva …

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Added by Heather Henderson on February 18, 2013 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Pledge of Allegiance problem in school

Hiya. My name is Ash...

I go to a high school  in the state of Georgia, and I am currently taking AP US History.

I do not say the pledge, and I do not stand.

I do not say it because I know America is not "under God" and I know there is not "liberty and justice for all."

I choose not to stand because I don't want to stand for a country, that I believe, does not stand for me.

I have not stood for the pledge since 8th grade, and I'm currently in 11th. I have never had any…

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Added by Ashley Johnson on January 13, 2013 at 7:43am — 34 Comments

A Hell of a choice: Christians try to whitewash one of their most awful beliefs

There has been some discussion about the topic of Hell over at Psychology Today[1] recently. You might even  say it's a hot topic! (Sorry.) Psychologist Nathan Heflick wrote about the psychological aspects of the subject and invited readers to share why they personally believe in Hell. Humanistic blogger Greg Henriques, took a…

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Added by Scott A McGreal on December 23, 2012 at 7:09am — No Comments

The Obligatory Atheism Plus Post

I recently reached out to past interviewees for questions as a "turn the tables" interview for an upcoming post. Atheist Revolution’s Vjack asked what I thought about Atheism Plus. I decided that since I haven’t yet touched on this (and I’m one of the last atheist blogs that hasn’t) I might as well throw my two cents in the hat.



Why the delay on the A+ post from a guy who is obviously starving for content? I didn’t want…
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Added by Grundy on October 27, 2012 at 10:50pm — 5 Comments

Help needed

Hey good people, here, I have been having a discussion with an anon gentleman going by the moniker j.w who I think lives on this side of the blue ball. 

The discussion, so far has covered several issues among them how the universe came to be, historicity of Jesus, a bit on god and a major part has been on evolution and it is here that I need some help. I have in my responses tried to explain evolution as I…

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Added by onyango makagutu on October 17, 2012 at 12:25am — 15 Comments

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