All Blog Posts Tagged 'debate' (49)

"Atheists go ballistic" over up coming debate. Bollocks!

So while I was trolling the Evolution is a Lie Facebook page I came across a link on Ken Ham's discussion about his up coming debate against Bill Nye. Needless to say I was choking on my tea within the first few lines of his post. 

According to him, atheists are going mad about the discussion and many are 'calling on Bill Nye to cancel'. He then quoted a few of these people who were urging Bill to…

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Added by Teri G on January 3, 2014 at 7:42am — 14 Comments

Feeling like an island in the middle of a sea of stupidity

Day in and day out life seems to be becoming mundane with no intellectual stimulation unless you actually go LOOKING for it. 

I had a nice surprise the other day when I discovered a new friend of mine was capable of having a philosophical debate. Yes! I am not alone! I can finally have someone in my life who doesn't want to talk small talk! I hate small talk. It's repetitive and mind numbingly useless. So I get all excited and think that I can FINALLY discuss all the things I've been…

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Added by Teri G on December 6, 2013 at 11:17am — 39 Comments

My first post and I've been invited to argue the bible by a Jehovah's Witness... wow.

Hi guys,

Let me say straight away, this is not the blog post I wanted to make as my first. However, I find myself in an unusual position.

Today, I went to the pub. While there I got talking to a lovely couple with two children about their gorgeous puppy bitch (that fell asleep in my arms). The conversation moved on to my family and to my father's (and my) atheism, my mother career as a nurse and my vast array of siblings. I also mentioned that one of my father's…

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Added by iain hewitt on April 16, 2013 at 1:00am — 19 Comments

"An Atheist Heaven"

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. 

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2XWSCQ/:1-yj.IO_K:HZPZl5!x/9joke.net/an-atheist-heaven/

Added by Scot Kveton on April 10, 2013 at 12:45pm — No Comments

William Lane Craig

Tonight I attended a talk by Dr. Craig. I think some commentary on his talk is warranted as he presented himself somewhat differently than in other talks and debates I have seen on the internet. The organizers of the talk were a collection of religious groups, specifically Christian groups and I think this factored into the way he presented himself. He went through his regular dossier of arguments, ontological, KCA, teleological but added on his understanding of the resurrection of Jesus as…

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Added by Shark Bear on March 8, 2013 at 1:54am — No Comments

Christian apologist debates Richard Dawkins' empty chair

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Added by Rob Klaers on October 17, 2012 at 5:31pm — 3 Comments

OH...dear...god

this convo ensued after someone belittled my friend for posting a picture of the White House from her vacation and saying it's "Obama's crib" and hoping for 4 more. 

  • Really girl? That man stands for everything that is…
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Added by Andrea on June 1, 2012 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

What determines that you have won the debate?

I pose this question, since I have watched many of William Lane Craig's great academy award winning performances. I have heard many atheist say that he has won most of the debates against atheist, but I have always come to the conclusion that he has not provided anything with substance. He uses the same old arguments that are known not to be very strong. Therefore from my point of view he lost. I think a person wins a debate if their claims are true, if they provide evidence, and if the…

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Added by Eric Diaz on May 27, 2012 at 10:47am — 11 Comments

Why Harris Lost the "Is Good from God?" debate to Craig

 

I just stumbled upon a year-old YouTube video named, “Sam Harris gets destroyed by Dr. William Lane Craig”. It’s the 2-hour University of Notre Dame debate held on April 7, 2011, between Harris and Craig. It was titled: “The God Debate II: Is Good from God?” The video can be found at the bottom of this page.

And guess what? Harris really was destroyed by Craig!…

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Added by Atheist Exile on May 6, 2012 at 11:04am — 36 Comments

What do you expect to get out of it?

Like all atheists living in a religious infested society. I run into the theistic mammal once in a while, and following in the footsteps of my hunter-gatherer ancestors; I aim to swiftly take them down, but with clever rhetoric and indisputable logic in lieu of brute force. However, with the passage of time I have started to be less abrasive on the zealot. Why? It is not because I feel remorse when I burst the delusional bubble in which they hold any hopes for an afterlife or moral high…

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Added by Eric Diaz on April 22, 2012 at 8:10pm — 4 Comments

Okay then...

I had another debate... this time with a new world creationist I think they're called. He thinks the Earth is 6000 years old. Six thousand years old... great. He was firm on that too, claiming that there is hard scientific evidence for it and he saw that evidence on some DVD's that he has where christian scientists explain why this is true. Right, and I'm a talking snake that seduced Adam's rib.

I told him about Carbon-14 tests and all of the studies and finding archeologist,…

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Added by Nomar Lugo Pérez on April 4, 2012 at 11:42am — 16 Comments

Republican debate- how would your religious beliefs impact the decisions you make in office?

During the republican debate last night a woman in the audience asked the question, "How would your religious beliefs impact the decisions you make in office?" The whole clip is here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5xdU0YrU-o

Ughhh. After Ron Paul it got completely disgusting. How can the US still be like this with religion? It's so mind blowing that this is what people want from their president! I think that if more…

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Added by JD Baggaley on January 27, 2012 at 8:50am — No Comments

My Heart Attack

   One week ago today after getting home from work I decided to take care a few things around the yard followed by wrestling the spare tire from under the minivan to change a flat. Then it hit, my chest hurt rapid heart rate shortness of breath so I went into the the house. I sat in a the chair while my family asked I I thought I was having a heart attack? I said I don't know, this wasn't passing quickly like a few other times I had simular but not as strong feelings. After 20 minutes I…

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Added by Walter Maki on January 21, 2012 at 9:50pm — 12 Comments

Gallop's attempt to prove that only 7% Muslims are extremists. Rest saints!!

I came across this year old video shared by a fellow member where few Muslim liberals used a Gallop poll to prove that most Muslims are not radical. They used this single poll to try to prove that Islam is totally a religion of peace. 

Taking a skeptical approach to every thing that we hear or see, lets try to investigate what evidence Gallop has for its shocking poll result.

First the video. Many people would want to avoid the 107 minute debate, but I would like to suggest it…

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Added by Alex Johnson on October 20, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

ive been challenged?

**Update** Well ladies and gents, I have some pretty interesting news. The y.pastor hasn't even read the book yet. He was hoping that we would all read it at the same time & then discuss it. (It really silly to recommend a "good book" without actually reading it first-though, this is what they do with their Bible every day) He has also stated that his goal is not to convert me but to have an open discussion and that he does have questions for me (I'm assuming "how do you believe life got… Continue

Added by Scarlette Blues on July 8, 2011 at 9:00am — 35 Comments

Best of my Tumblr Part 4- Republican South Carolina "Debate" Drinking Game!

When I watched the South Carolina Debate I made a (fake, I can’t drink yet) drinking game and here are the results:

48- Subtle and not-so-subtle jabs at Obama

45- Suggestions to break the 1st Amendment

56- Statements actively supporting Randian Economics

32- Proposals to suppress science

34- Imperialistic Claims

Added by Dylan Alexander Fick on June 26, 2011 at 2:52pm — No Comments

My Response to, "I'll Pray for You"

The "I'll Pray for You" is the ultimate conversation ender, or useless phrase thrown in which can be used in a variety of variations: goodbye, you're a fool, oh you're sick that's so sad but I'm not going to do anything of value, (while struggling with demon inside the collar of your shirt) you're... threatening... me... with reason... and I need... a way... out, you're going to war and i'm your honey. It pisses me off. They use it for everything and then what is a normal non-believer…

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Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on May 16, 2011 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

Need your help

I'm in a debate with an aquantace. I have never really tried to debate before. So I'm posting the facebook interaction. I would like your opinions on not just what is said, but advice on how to debate better and what or if I should post anything back at this point. I took out some names.

 

·                                 Yeah, we evolved from apes...stupidity at its finest.

 

 

Other person:       it takes more crazy out there thinking to believe that…

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Added by Brandon Cure on May 4, 2011 at 1:55am — 18 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

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