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…Continue
Added by CelestialTeapot on October 10, 2013 at 1:57pm — No Comments
Let me explain a few things, right off the bat:
I ran across this piece by a on a blog maintained by the order. I thought the piece was quite good, actually, and reflects my own views in many ways, and the comments the author makes both to Catholics and indirectly about atheists might be of interest to those here.
It’s not uncommon for my various social newsfeeds to look like an avalanche of news about Pope Francis; it’s an occupational hazard of (i) being a Jesuit and (ii) knowing a lot of Catholics.…Continue
Contributor to Emilyhasbooks & North Carolinian Christi Sevits, needs your support today. She's fallen short in the finances needed to continue her college education, and our help can keep her enrolled.
When Christi created this indigogo fundraiser with her father, she needed $3500, but only needs $650 after further paperwork was done at the school. So, I'm writing this, asking for a cause that I believe in.
Christi is a double major in English and Russian, and is…
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Just why can’t we let some things go? Why do some things bother us more than others? Why do some things bother some people more than other people? These are things about which I deem myself to have some insight; hopefully more than some, since I’m a therapist working somewhere within the psychotherapy field.
Let’s break it down: put very simply, there are three types of recognised personalities within psychology. One is a very sensitive type, prone to traits of emotional delicateness,…Continue
Let's get something straight.
Not everyone that's perceived as a bitch is actually unhappy.
Let's get another thing straight.
I'm a bitch.
Knowing just what to say and when to say it is a talent of mine.
If the words I type piss you off, usually that was my exact intention. Thanks for playing.
Please don't mistake my mockery for misery. I'm not unhappy, in fact, I'm laughing at you right…Continue
In Oklahoma, an atheist high school student and his family face threats and intimidation from angry Christians after the young atheist had the courage to report the unconstitutional display of the Ten Commandments in his public school classrooms.
On Saturday, May 11, atheist Gage Pulliam, a Junior at Muldrow High School, explained to the Friendly Atheist why he was motivated to blow the whistle on the unconstitutional…Continue
Added by Matt Dillon on May 13, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
one big topic that comes up in theist vs atheist debates is who does the responsibility of proof fall to?
does it fall to the creationists to prove that god DOES exist?
does it fall upon those who do believe that god does NOT exist?
AND, can you give your reason(s) why?
I personally think that it is the creationists responsibility to prove god's existance BECAUSE: throughout the entire history of science, science has only ever proven the existance of…Continue
I'm not sure how many of you have seen this before but I loved it. It gives a really compelling argument that I plan on using in my religion debates with my friends as soon as possible.
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By DustyLady ~
"You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need."- Jerry Gillies.
I’ve been a lifetime seeker. Its been a long road with a lot of detours, but I feel like I have finally found my…
Added by Rob Klaers on February 19, 2013 at 7:01pm — No Comments
Join us again for Skeptically Yours at our NEW TIME, MONDAYS at 8PM PST!
The following folks will be in the studio:
Steven Leiva …Continue
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In my public speaking class, we were assigned to write a speech. The speech needed to use either facts or emotional appeal to persuade the audience. I wrote this in a very short amount of time. Haha... I got one slow clap by a nice girl in my class. A boy in the front row said he lost all respect for me. What do you guys think of it?
God is Imaginary
I used to…
So last night, I got into a very heated, very emotional debate with someone on Facebook. In case you didn't know, that's what Facebook is for. You get on there, you find some post that some friend has put up, and you troll the shit out of it. That, obviously, is a joke, but it can sometimes be seen as truth. I took screen captures of the conversation with the woman I was "debating," but in order to keep identities private, I will not post those screen caps, even though I feel her…Continue
published Aug 20, 2012
by CHIP ROWE
PLAYBOY: What is the A pin you’re wearing?
DAWKINS: It stands for “atheist.”
PLAYBOY: Like a scarlet letter?
DAWKINS: It’s not meant to reflect that. It’s part of my foundation’s Out Campaign. It means stand out and reach out, as well as come out for the beliefs you hold, and…Continue
Added by Rob Klaers on August 23, 2012 at 11:01pm — No Comments
At first I thought it was a joke and I had to go into verification mode, only to discover that it isn't a joke and that on the night of Aug. 10 the St. Paul Saints are having…Continue
Added by Rob Klaers on July 18, 2012 at 2:23pm — No Comments
Another post from my blog: http://www.brainhulklogicsmash.blogspot.com/
Sunday I was reading the local paper when I ran across the following Q&A column by Billy Graham.
Faith must be nurtured to thrive
I haven't posted on TA for a while but have been lurking the site and enjoying everyone's videos and blogs. Regrettably, my free time has been at a premium, and jumping in to discussions right at the deep end is what has ultimately suffered. That said, I've recently decided to try my hand at blogging as a stress outlet, and to put my usual ramblings and reactions into written words. My most recent posting was of a theological nature, so I figured I'd share it with…
I've just joined the Think Atheist community. Not long ago I created a Twitter account for my blog, An Atheist Reviews the Bible, and I began to follow this site's Twitter feed despite not really knowing what Think Atheist was all about. I finally decided to take the plunge and sign up.
A little about myself: I'm a lifelong atheist, never having believed in a deity. I was raised in a happy…Continue