All Blog Posts Tagged 'dogma' (9)

It Was All Just a Theory

I've wanted to put together a list of all those nasty theories that get in the way of divine/religious dogma. But I didn't think until now of a place (here) to start such a list.

I happen to think that the "theory of gravity" is a bad example, because I don't know of any people present or past who preached or taught something against a theory of gravity. It's the blatant, anti-science preaching/teaching (e.g. Creationism) that I'm more concerned with.

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Added by Pope Beanie on September 24, 2012 at 4:00pm — 9 Comments

Creationism again rears its ugly head

Texas leaders debate teaching creationism in schools.



http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/22/us-creationism-texas-idUSTRE76L07Q20110722



Debate? The debate is over. creationism and 'intelligent design' are anti-science coupled with irresponsible dogmatic religion. The only teaching of the pseudoscience of creationism and 'intelligent design' is best done as a historical and… Continue

Added by Tim Tcsgrv on July 26, 2011 at 10:52am — 2 Comments

Bundle of joy

Sadly, this is overwhelmingly true.

Added by Monica McGee (Monicks) on October 25, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

"On the fifth day" from Atheist Climber blog



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…

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Added by Martin Pribble on June 11, 2010 at 1:58am — No Comments

Secular Coalition Action Alert: Stop Pharmacists From Playing God with Women's Health

This is the latest action alert from the Secular Coalition for America. Click here now to write to Congress!



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Added by Paul Fidalgo on May 25, 2010 at 10:14am — 2 Comments

Free Will is Self-Determinism

Determinism Versus Free Will: The Difference is Options

In the determinism versus free will debate, determinists believe causality and choice are mutually exclusive – while compatibilists believe they are intimately intertwined. I will attempt to present a rational argument for my particular brand of compatibilism. Mine is a unique (I can’t find my central tenet repeated by anybody else on the Internet) and forceful argument that explains how free will is compatible…

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Added by Atheist Exile on February 6, 2010 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

Time to Progress

Global warming, resource depletion, plant and animal extinction, and a myriad of other social and health issues are facing humanity and our planet.

There are so many major problems facing humanity today that it is almost too depressing to think about them. Perhaps that is why religion is so popular. It offers people a form of escapism from reality.



All these problems need fixes and yet humanities current institutions are gridlocked and unable to work together to solve these… Continue

Added by Dennis Paul Renner on February 3, 2010 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Determinism: A surrogate religion

I'm cross-posting this piece in the Rational Integrity group forum as well.



In atheist forum discussions about free will, determinists overwhelmingly outnumber compatibilists (those who say free will is compatible with determinism).



As I'll explain below, what always strikes me as curious is how dogma, denial and simplistic faith seem to be shared by both religious… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on February 1, 2010 at 3:30am — 8 Comments

Pull the curtain...

A atheist friend brought this up and I thought I would share it. "Atheists need to come up with a fake religion and convince hundreds of thousands of people to join it. When we gain hundreds of religious members, we pull the curtain and let everyone that joined know that it was all made up, and show people how easy it is to be convinced to live a certain reality, even if that reality is not real. Just a thought."

Added by Morgan Matthew on November 6, 2008 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

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