This is an Op-Ed that I wrote for OpEdnews.com. Monicks has been asking me to post it here, so I hope you all enjoy it...
Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on August 31, 2010 at 9:30pm —
From Atheist Climber Blog
I have often wondered why it is that we are seeing an uprising of voices in the world of skeptical inquiry and atheism in the mainstreams of the world. And I wonder why it is that I am so heavily entrenched in this to feel it is important in my life to put so much effort into this blog at this point in time. Maybe I'm a little slow on the uptake, but it seems to me… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on August 19, 2010 at 9:30pm —
I'd tried many years ago to read the bible on my own on 2 separate occasions. If I remember right I think I only got as far as Noah's Ark, got frustrated with the language and stopped. Today I was graced with 2 links: one to a modernize version and another to a seemingly easier to understand online NIV bible. I've been reading the former, The Living Bible
, for 6 hours now. I've never been so interested in reading the bible until now. Boy, am I sure glad… Continue
Added by Cindy Martinez on August 12, 2010 at 12:30am —
I'm scared for the future of Australia, and I'll tell you why.
Recently I have been reading reports of education in Queensland that sugest that people who believe the logical fallacies of the Bible have been teaching biblical writings as historical fact. I don't need to break the bible down piece by piece to show you why it is… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on August 9, 2010 at 10:37pm —
have done it again. They have chosen a current topic (for which I applaud them) and then used it for their own message (for which I don't applaud them). As you may know, I have written on the Outreach Media billboards… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on August 9, 2010 at 10:36pm —
I'm a bit bored after finishing school (weird) and wanted to talk about something.
I am not sure how Gary Wells can state something so obvious ("It's up to you," Letters/Jan. 22) and receive so much flak. He is, if anything, too lenient on the Bible bashers, seeing them as only being too into themselves and being lax in seeing the harm they do. Dino Wenino's Jan. 27 letter nit picks Gary's "Lord" to pretty well say the same thing as Gary.
Being more interested in how… Continue
Added by Natasha Kenny on June 20, 2010 at 3:19pm —
Hi! I'm Raithie; an Irish teenage atheist. Since this is my introductory post to the Think Atheist community - I suppose I'll give a brief outline of myself and why I'm here in the first place.I love to surf, read, play guitar and debate. However, you'll catch me doing anything - I love life and all that comes with it. That sums me up!
I recently decided to bring my atheism online and started to join atheist and theist discussion forums… Continue
Added by Raithie on June 14, 2010 at 6:42pm —
Humour me while I quote from the Bible:
And God said, "Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the firmament of the heavens." So God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on June 11, 2010 at 1:58am —
[THIS IS THE CONTINUATION OF THE PREVIOUS ARTICLE. THIS ONE IS MORE INTERESTING TO ME PERSONALLY BECAUSE IT'S MORE OF A ONE-ON-ONE WITH THE PAGE OWNER TOM]
Tom: Um no [ME], other way around. If either A or B, if not A, then B. That is sound tested philosophy. Thus, argumentally speaking, either side could prove one side right by proving the other side wrong. Besides, what person in the world would ever believe anything that they cannot see the evidence of? Totally ignorant from a… Continue
Added by G. Randall on May 11, 2010 at 4:30pm —
When someone writes about the bible, isn't it suppose to be either underlined or in italic since it is a book, going by grammer rules?
Added by Silenus on April 26, 2010 at 4:02pm —
Okay. While on my quest to read the whole bible, I was struck by a story in genesis that had an element I had missed as a theist. In specific, the breeding war and rivalry between sisters Rachel and Leah. O.o I thought it would make good material for the Jerry Springer Show... so I wrote a made up script of putting the characters, and all 11 of their children, on the show. lol
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Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on March 12, 2010 at 4:00pm —
Free Will and the Bible
Some assert that man has free will. Some assert that all is determined. Some say (as I do) that free will is compatible with determinism. The debate has raged, unabated, for millennia.
Clearly, an interceding God presents problems for free will. However, a cosmic God - a Creator who does not intervene in human affairs - might be compatible with free will if he keeps his omniscience and omnipotence to himself. I,… Continue
Added by Atheist Exile on March 3, 2010 at 9:30pm —
I've been writing this series over on my blog http://AngietheAntiTheist.blogspot.com I've put this passage in it's entirety here, and the links for comments on this post, and follow-up posts in the series, are provided at the end.
Looking at "The Woman's Role in the Home" by Christian homeschooling mother Rachel Harkins makes me want to wash out my eyes with bleach. Or acid.
I enjoy coming up with acrostics… Continue
Added by Angie the Anti-Theist on January 27, 2010 at 8:14pm —
The bible is full of contradictions on matters of history. A person who reads and compares the contents of the Bible will be confused about exactly who Esau's wives were, whether Timnah was a concubine or a son, and whether Jesus' earthly lineage is through Solomon or his brother Nathan. The bible also contradicts itself hundreds of times in many passages of the bible such as genesis: Man was created after the other animals Gen 1:25,26,27 Man was created before the other animals Gen 2:18,19.… Continue
Added by Hector on January 7, 2010 at 12:22pm —
So first off, apparently a group of Internet Christians have been trying to get people on YouTube to... well what they're trying to do is actually my first question. I don't know what their intent is. Some of my vidder friends (we all are the vidding community because we all make fanvideos - music videos using clips from our favorite movies and TV shows) said they had received similar messages in the past. I talk to many of these vidder friends of mine on twitter, so to share my extreme… Continue
Added by luvtheheaven on December 21, 2009 at 5:00am —
This is something that happened to me about a month ago that really angered me at the time, but that I have since wondered if I over reacted to:
I attend a small liberal arts college in Wisconsin, and I live in the on campus dormitories. It is not uncommon for student groups to go around to the dorms and post things in community space and slip invitations and such under doors. I have no problem with this. However, a few weeks back the on campus Christian group came by and taped to my… Continue
Added by Meg Gallagher on December 17, 2009 at 12:04am —
tweeted that one reason we know the bible isn't true is the lack of ancient Egyptian historical evidence for the Exodus. I didn't see the full exchange of tweets, but saw enough to know she was discussing/arguing with a few who disagreed. Some other things were tossed into the mix by skeptics, like the lack of archeological evidence they left on the desert, the improbabilities, and the logistical impossibilities of the whole… Continue
Added by Johnny on December 5, 2009 at 12:09am —
Christopher Hitchens described in a debate what "Scapegoating" is. Starting about 10:00-11:38
And I pose the question that Christopher says in the affirmative, why do religions really allow you to not take personal responsibility for your actions? IE, The devil made me do it or other such nonsense because of the notion that you get another life after death in heaven?
Added by Matthew on November 28, 2009 at 8:43am —
11 Things The Bible Bans, But You Do Anyway
1. Round haircuts. See you in Hell, Beatles. and/or kids with bowl cuts,
surfer cuts or (my favorite) butt cuts. Leviticus 19:27 reads "You shall not
round off the side-growth of your heads nor harm the edges of your beard."
2. Football. At… Continue
Added by Matthew on November 18, 2009 at 8:31pm —
So after my very interesting Debate with a friend of mines relative i somewhat analyzed the situation i was in and figured out a decent way to debate without actually discouraging them to open their minds a bit.
Typical Theists are thought to keep a straight mind towards their beliefs and in most cases ignore or falsely debunk outside information. This is their defense. When they start throwing pascal's wager or the challenge of, or anything similar to, "You haven't read the bible so… Continue
Added by Krysis on November 15, 2009 at 5:54pm —