one big topic that comes up in theist vs atheist debates is who does the responsibility of proof fall to?
does it fall to the creationists to prove that god DOES exist?
does it fall upon those who do believe that god does NOT exist?
AND, can you give your reason(s) why?
I personally think that it is the creationists responsibility to prove god's existance BECAUSE: throughout the entire history of science, science has only ever proven the existance of… Continue
Added by Lance Angus Miles on April 26, 2013 at 12:30pm —
Hi Think Atheist community it has been recently reported in a few news articles across the web that the Shroud of Turin (otherwise known as the Shroud of Jesus) is the real deal due to an alleged new found evidence. This comes as quite a surprise to me as it was sometime ago originally claimed to have been proven as a fake.
The original findings concluded and I quote:
" the Shroud was made in the 13th century, then it isn't a relic of…
Added by Keith Murphy on April 3, 2013 at 6:00pm —
There's a fundamental disconnect between atheists and the word "atheist". Part of this is because there isn't complete agreement on what the word means.
- Lack of belief in God
- Lack of belief in God's existence
Lack of belief in Godcould simply mean a choice not to believe in God because he is cruel or undesirable for some reason -- but does…
Added by Atheist Exile on April 7, 2012 at 9:53am —
On Network Norwich and Norfolk there is an article by a certain Mr James Knight in which the author claims to show that ‘there almost certainly is a God’. As becomes evident soon, however, Mr Knight is definitely mistaken. I shall have to make only a few remarks so as to show you why. Continue
First, point (7) of Mr Knight’s article demonstrates his misconception of mathematics. Mathematics is not something found in nature. Instead, it is a tool invented by…
Added by ichbindaswortistich on March 23, 2012 at 3:00pm —
"If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way." - Bertrand… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on September 13, 2011 at 11:48pm —
Good afternoon everyone! I hope you’re all having a great day. Despite a rather shaky start to the day, everything is now going well and I just read a great article inThe Vancouver Sun, titled … Continue
Added by Brian Bridson on August 6, 2011 at 5:00pm —
“A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition.” ~José Bergamín
Many people mistakenly believe that dictionary definitions tell us what words mean. But it’s the other way around. We, by our actual usage of words, tell dictionary lexicographers how to define words. English is a fluid language, constantly changing. Definitions come from us, not dictionaries.
This is an important point when it comes to distinguishing agnostics… Continue
Added by Atheist Exile on July 17, 2011 at 9:20pm —
I know, I know. The title is a bit misleading.
But lately, I've been seeing a growing trend of digging an imaginary trench between so-called atheists and so-called agnostics. What many people don't realize is that more often than not, they are one and the same.
We need to define both terms first. Theism and atheism are about belief vs. non-belief. Non-belief in a deity does not imply a belief in the non-existence of said… Continue
Added by Yet Another Atheist on September 23, 2010 at 1:30pm —
I am new here. I am a new atheist. I need a new outlet for my rants because too many feelings are getting hurt on the venerable FB.
I have one question for veteran atheists. How can so many of you be able to have escaped the mind traps of religion and still be mired in the government's mind trap of the 9-11 false-flag attack? It baffles me. Granted most people simply haven't looked at the evidence, and they have no way of knowing one way or the other, and so are generally swayed by… Continue
Added by Peter H. Boling on May 13, 2010 at 2:36am —
I wrote this short story yesterday evening. I intended it to read like a children's book about children, and who knows, maybe one day it will be :P The inspiration came from many YouTube videos, especially this one. Enjoy!
Once there were five friends. When the weather was nice they'd play outside together in the… Continue
Added by Paul Reed on February 13, 2010 at 6:00pm —
It is my contention that religious belief is delusion. Most religious people will adamantly maintain their belief regardless of what information or logic is presented to counter that belief. Now, most atheists, would probably change their position if someone were to present a cogent unassailable logical contradiction, or, better yet, actual proof or verifiable information that showed that there actually is proof of the supernatural. (However, perceived images of the virgin Mary, etc., in grease… Continue
Added by Doug Reardon on November 20, 2009 at 12:05am —
A story in the NY Times called How Nonsense Sharpens the Intellect
outlines a new theory about how the mind can work better after being exposed to nonsense or illogical situations. Near the end of the story is this conclusion: "The urge for order satisfies itself, it seems, regardless of the quality of the evidence."
I immediately thought of religion, where the "quality of the evidence" is extremely… Continue
Added by Nix Manes on October 6, 2009 at 4:08am —
This was also posted over at Cubik's Rube
I just watched the film Horton Hears A Who!
. It was very philosophically troubling.
I never read the book, so this rant will apply to the movie version only. And I'm sure this is one of those times where Your Mileage My Vary, as to how much I should be reading into all this or whether any of it… Continue
Added by Cubik's Rube on August 13, 2009 at 7:30pm —