Growing up I never had the same longing for a higher power. I was forced by my parents to follow a particular religious rituals and they would bore me. I would go through the motions of doing the religious rituals. In my late teenage years in the college when I ran through the tough times I found solace in praying for higher power. It was very comforting to pray for a higher power and have all my trouble transfered, one who would help me get through the college and… Continue
Added by atheistrising on March 21, 2011 at 12:32am —
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.…
Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on March 12, 2011 at 12:01pm —
I've been coming across more and more people who seem to buy into the scam of Creationism. I'm sure everyone will agree that it is NOT science and cannot/should not be used to teach history lessons. I mean, Xenu did throw billions of humans into the great volcano 75 million years ago. So, then why isn't Scientology used in museums? It is because it is a story written in around the 1950's by a MAN. Christianity was written 2000 years ago by MEN. I just don't understand Creationists reasoning… Continue
Added by Scarlette Blues on March 11, 2011 at 3:21pm —
I was told to watch an interesting documentary called The Worlds Worst Place to be Gay with Scott Mills. Scott travels to Uganda to explore their views of homosexuality and discovers just how horrendous it is to be gay there. The media regularly prints headlines with gay men and women being outed and encouraging them to be hanged, beaten and murdered. This is seen as the norm in Uganda due to the deeply religious culture based on Christianity. Pastors are funded to keep promoting hate… Continue
Added by Paul Sheppard on March 8, 2011 at 12:30pm —
From the wonderful parody site The Onion:
Said Angela Schlosser, a day nurse who witnessed the Divine Manifestation: "An incredible, booming voice said to Timmy, 'I am the Lord thy God, who created the rivers and the mountains, the heavens and the earth, the sun and the moon and the stars. Before Me sits My beloved child, whose faith is that of the mustard seed from which grows mighty and powerful things. My child, Timmy Yu, I say unto you thus: I have heard your…
Added by Samuel H. Kenyon on January 23, 2011 at 2:06pm —
Perhaps one of the most pernicious doctrines of the Christian faith the the belief that pride is somehow an iniquitous trait, when in fact, this is not the case at all. Christians have it all wrong.
When speaking to Christians on the subject of pride, they tell me that pride is probably the most dangerous of sins, and it is pride which keeps them from… Continue
Added by Cathy Cooper on January 11, 2011 at 2:00pm —
I love Christmas time. The general kindness from people around me makes me feel all warm and fussy.
I'm the only atheist in my family, but it really hasn't bothered me, since they've never seemed fundamental or intrusive in any way. I announced my atheism about a year ago, and all I got was a "why", which I answered as well as I could, and then an "ok", and that was pretty much it. I've always lived a pretty secular life, so my lifestyle didn't change much, but my way of looking at… Continue
Added by Kris on December 22, 2010 at 1:00pm —
I have never researched this, but is it true that the slaves were given bibles but not education to keep them enslaved?
Added by GodMockingBitch on December 13, 2010 at 10:46am —
I'm so sick of hearing about "the war on christmas" and seeing any
non-christian (or anyone willing to stand up for any non-christian)
being vilified in the news. Tonight there was a segment on one of my local news affiliates (WTAE Pittsburgh) about a nativity scene being moved from in front of the borough building
in a local town after one woman (bravely) wrote in and asked that it be moved. It was moved a whole 20 yards from it's original… Continue
Added by Amanda Artman on December 8, 2010 at 6:56pm —
This piece was originally published on OpEdNews.com under the same title.
To borrow a line from John Lennon, "Imagine there's no heaven." Really, imagine it.
Now imagine you are Oscar Grant, lying on your stomach on the cold hard pavement of the subway platform. A knee, putting the weight of a two hundred pound man, descends on your neck like a wolverine's jaws, grinding… Continue
Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on November 6, 2010 at 3:00pm —
This is a fiction story I wrote that was originally featured on my fiction blog, http://pumpingkeys.blogspot.com, which features a new fiction story daily. Enjoy.
The painting of Jesus on a square eight by ten by half inch piece of ply wood looking out into the distance, with his hair in the wind, and love on his face; the only one he had ever seen where Jesus was portrayed as a real man, not like… Continue
Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on October 2, 2010 at 7:00pm —
i haven't written in the site for a really long time so now's a great time to start- and i've got some great links.
This 800 page book literally disassembales the new testament, going verse by verse, and critically… Continue
Added by Wassabi on September 16, 2010 at 7:30pm —
This is a chapter from my new book… Continue
Added by DrDee on September 1, 2010 at 8:29pm —
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 —
Lately, I've noticed something. I occasionally come across people on twitter making homophobic comments. Of course, these people all tend to be on the nuttier side of christianity. No surprise there. And, of course, I often call them out on it using a sprinkling of profanity, blasphemy, and personal insults. What can I say? It is my way
Now, most of these people block me, but a few of them actually try to defend their nasty… Continue
Added by Todd on May 31, 2010 at 1:22am —
We have freedom of religion here in America, no one knows that better than us. However, my brain, which is constantly going through thoughts came up with something I felt I needed to ask here. There's a group out there that I was active with when I was a fundie called Voice of the Martyrs. I remember loving reading the stories and hearing of the testimonies of the people who were persecuted and killed for Christ and even wishing I was secure enough in my faith to do something like that. As a… Continue
Added by Beefaice on May 27, 2010 at 4:42am —
“If you don’t believe in God, then what keeps you from murdering people?”
This has probably been the most persistent question I’ve gotten since deconverting to atheism. The question is, essentially, how can one be a ‘good person’ (or act morally) if there is no deity in which morality inheres. Of course, belief in God, in itself, is not what is being questioned, but whether or not that entity exists
. None of the persons I have met would (as far as I know) claim that all… Continue
Added by Christopher Berman on May 23, 2010 at 4:30pm —
[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 —
I was requested to post it, so why not? Here is the entire transcript from the facebook conversation I had with "the faithful" as was mentioned in my previous article. For anonymity I've chosen to use just first names for each person, if two people share the same first name I'll indicate with the name followed by 1 and 2. Continue
This conversation is still ongoing and contains 98 posts as of right now, some are quite lengthy. Where I…
Added by G. Randall on May 11, 2010 at 4:15pm —
Even though I don't live anywhere near the place I grew up, I still have many friendships and other connections to the people who are still there. Most of them I'm friends with on Facebook. I've gotten in the habit recently of just reading over peoples' status updates to see what's new with my old home.
One guy's updates over the past few months have almost driven me over the edge. Here's a sample:
"[name] Is wondering: who has more faith, the Atheist or the Christian?… Continue
Added by G. Randall on May 8, 2010 at 5:00pm —