All Blog Posts Tagged 'christian' (74)

The Evolution of Morality

I am attacked regularly for the supposed oxymoron in the name @Moral_Atheist. The claims are often like the following all from this last weekend.

 

From: @RonaldusMagnus1

there IS NO logical basis for morals in an evolutionist-atheist viewpoint. Nature takes it's course, no?

 

From: @clergywomen

& Moral Atheist IS AN OXYMORON

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Added by Moral Atheist on July 5, 2011 at 2:34pm — 1 Comment

Comment on blog: WE ARE A CANCER ON THIS EARTH, etc

It appears that there is some sort of comment restriction on the "WE ARE A CANCER..." blog post, so I am posting it again so that members may comment and discuss.

 

Original text:

 

Before I can go any further I need those who care to read any of my passages to comment in the way of questions(for example...are you saying...) so I can explain my words before offering interpretations or responsive opinion as these are words I know you have…

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Added by Apple on July 5, 2011 at 9:02am — 1 Comment

Being raised christian with a rational mind

Ever since I was born my parents have always told me there was a god but no santa clause or tooth fairy. I didn't understand how they expected me to understand why god was invisible and never speaking up for himself. It was hard for me, but I believed with all my might and became what you'd call a hardcore christian. I feared for my soul and everyone else's and never wanted to be raptured because there was so much work to do with all these atheists and catholics.... Really funny now that I…

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Added by Vikki Garland on July 3, 2011 at 10:38pm — 3 Comments

Pastor’s son murders mother of 10

From a blog called "Deep Thoughts"

 

 

Toby Stangel went on a shooting spree in Hawaii, killing a mother of 10 and wounding several others. By all accounts, the shootings were the random acts of a troubled youth. Stangel’s father is the pastor of…

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Added by Heather Henderson on June 6, 2011 at 10:56pm — 2 Comments

The conversion experience - a missing topic in atheist debates?

In watching a few debates and documentaries concerning athiests such as Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins, I've found some of the athiest responses tend to miss the mark. 



For example, there's the small clip of Richard Dawkins answering the question "What if you're wrong?" (link here). While he does make a valid point about your religion being a result of whatever culture and country you grew up in, one aspect…

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Added by Discern on May 30, 2011 at 4:40am — 4 Comments

From My Outside Blog: Another Apocalypse that Didn't Happen

Has it ever occurred to apocalypse-eager Christians that spending 2000 years obsessively waiting and preparing for the end of the world is not just disturbing but a waste of the one life you do have?

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Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on May 28, 2011 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Obama Mixing Faith and Politics for Immigration Reform

I just read an LA Times article about Obama and Immigration Reform. The whole article is quite sickening to the hardened non-believer like myself, but what's even more irking to me is how overdone he was at this "Latino Prayer Breakfast" with the scripture, the "morals", etc. I don't really have much of an end-note here for this blog, but I thought I would share because… Continue

Added by Justin P. on May 12, 2011 at 11:41am — 3 Comments

My Story As An Ex-Fundamentalist!

I decided to go ahead and formally introduce myself to the community-so, HEY everyone! Nice to be on here :) I'm 20 years old, and can honestly say that my life up until now with religion has been TERRIBLE. Until january of this year, I was a very convinced fundamentalist Christian (surprise-surprise ;). I was convinced that Jesus Christ was lord and savior, the earth was 6000 years old, and that the earth would be ending soon. I know, I know, foolishness. But I never actually asked myself the… Continue

Added by Shamari on May 7, 2011 at 8:30pm — 18 Comments

Life, the universe, and everything

As an opener I'd like to state that my worldview has absolutely nothing to do with my atheism. I like to think that were I a theist I would still hold life, the universe, and everything in exactly the same regards. This post is not intended to answer any questions about nor explain my view on theism. Correlation does not imply causation. That being said, let us proceed.

 

Where did we…

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Added by A. Dave on May 1, 2011 at 11:42am — 3 Comments

Facebook Drama Stuff

Right, so... someone posted about their buddies being 'deeply hurt' about all the antitheist posts he was making on Facebook. Like Catholic Priests aren't FB fodder enough? :)

So hey man..I can't find your thread cus I'm reaaaaaaaalllly drunk right now, but I wanted to share this with you:

I've been 'out of the closet' to all of my friends and most of my relatives for like three years now. For the most part, the dust has settled and we are all begrudgingly on speaking terms…

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Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on April 27, 2011 at 10:15pm — 14 Comments

Running into a cathedral with a stick of dynamite



 

I’ve always been one to let curiosity get the best of me. On the playground as a child, I refused to use the space as it was intended the way other children did. I played on the roof, I played on the outside of the walls, I climbed up the support beams. I wasn’t inclined to be restricted by the ‘right’ way to interact with the space set out for me. This trend of individualism marked many important decisions in my life, from being an exchange student…

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Added by Derek S Murphy on April 26, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

Easter Dinner with my Christian Family... help!

Hey there, any of you had this experience, uncomfortable... embarrassing... my folks are coming over for Easter Lunch tomorrow, getting Lamb, my Mum is cooking a special Symnal Cake in which bits of the cake represent different pieces of the Easter Story (in marzipan)... it's the most religios day of the year and my Fundie Mum and my Vicar Dad are spending it with us... any of youdoing anything similar?

Added by Chris Lambert on April 23, 2011 at 4:23am — 17 Comments

Cheated

Does anyone else here feel like they wasted so much time when they were christians,  that they could have used that time to actually do something with themselves? For example I love to play guitar and when I think back to all the time that I spent doing christian youth projects, spreading the "good" word, or what have you. I feel really cheated out of time well spent. Damn I could have been the next John Petrucci!

Added by Brandon Cure on April 22, 2011 at 12:49am — 7 Comments

Ask a former Atheist

I am a former Atheist. Oh, I grew up in the Church. My parents were Catholic, but that didn’t work for me – and sometime in junior high I told them I didn’t believe in God. That honestly may have been just a case of a teenager trying to get under his parent’s skin, but as time went on my doubt became real. In high school I started preparing for a career as a journalist – was trained to question everything. I spent my adult life in that line of work and saw and reported on a number of…

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Added by doug wahl on April 14, 2011 at 9:56am — 71 Comments

The Abstruseness That Drives Faith

"I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars..."



- Og Mandino



I try my best to conclude what drives a person's faith. The abstruseness of the universe -- its complexity and incomprehension -- seems to be a channeling element of the ignorance (and fear) that stops a person from looking up. I'll never come to a defining explanation, because the…

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Added by Gaetano on April 11, 2011 at 12:45am — 2 Comments

More priests behaving badly...

NEWS ARTICLE

 

Two Roman Catholic school workers from New Jersey have pleaded not guilty to charges of having sex with female students during a high school's class trip to Germany.

 

Thirty-one-year-old Artur Sopel was vice president of operations at Paramus Catholic High School and 27-year-old Michael Sumulikoski was a substitute teacher… Continue

Added by Scarlette Blues on April 8, 2011 at 7:54pm — 3 Comments

A Visit From the Fundie Family

So, I just had a visit from my fundie grandmother and my little cousin who is the same age as my daughter [age 3]. I'm sure the mother of the little boy know I'm an atheist but not my grandmother (unless she's told her which is possible).



The visit was going good with no mention of god or the Bible. Then it came...



Grandma: Ok sweetie, now tell them Genesis 1:1



Cousin: In de beginin', god created de heavens n earf...



My daughter just stared at him… Continue

Added by Scarlette Blues on March 31, 2011 at 3:15pm — 8 Comments

How much do you know about religion?

A ran across a blog written by Benjamin Radford. According to a recent test conducted by "The Pew Forum" has shown that Atheists and Jews seem to know more about religion than others.

 

"The researchers polled nearly 3,500 Americans and asked them 32 basic questions about world religions, their texts, main figures, and tenets. Most respondents got about half the questions…

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Added by Scarlette Blues on March 21, 2011 at 8:06pm — 14 Comments

Polytheistic Christianity

Due to the changing of forums, I have moved this post to my blog, at the request of mods.

Although Christians will vehemently deny it, they are actually polytheists. The claim of "multiple gods in one" is actually found in the widely recognized polytheistc religion of Hinduism.…

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Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on March 12, 2011 at 12:01pm — 4 Comments

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