Before I get to the questions I would like to suggest that one of the biggest predictors of a person’s religion is geography. A person born and raised in Alabama is most likely to become a Christian while a person born and raised in Riyadh is most likely to become a Muslim and in India a 95% chance of being a Hindu.
I recently spoke with a Hindu who has very little knowledge of Christianity and even less of Catholicism. We were discussing religious beliefs and I was asked to explain…Continue
Does anyone else find this slogan for christianmingle.com unbelievably hypocritical. When speaking to most fundamentalist Christians I have found that they will generally say that God will basically make everything happen. God will provide everything for them no matter how great or small. This dating site slogan is so repulsive to me that I felt I had to ignite a discussion about it. It's just more of the same, say one thing and mean another all the time with some Christians. Sometimes…Continue
A young saudi writer, Hamza Kashgari, has fled the country for fear for his safety after receiving many death threats through the social media (twitter, youtube, facebook...etc.) Hamza is now detained by the Malaysian government after the King of Saudi Arabia requested his extradition to Saudi. We beg of you to help us with all you can to prevent his extradition to Saudi, as this may threaten his life.
The story started on Saturday, when Hamza wrote three…Continue
I'm not a doom and gloom type. I generally see the glass as half full. But I must confess, as I let my mind connect the dots of the economy, the ecology, the downward IQ of society as a whole, at least American society, I feel a dispair I have never experienced. Perhaps it's some sort of midlife crisis, but I don't think so. I see our leaders going back and forth with one another, each blaming the other, and NOBODY offering any real plan to get us on track for the future. America has…Continue
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…Continue
I visited the Alaskan (affiliated with American Atheists) site and found this very interesting free ebook. Here is the link: http://files.meetup.com/534941/TheAuthoritarians.pdf
I am intrigued by the research, having not really read much of the social sciences literature (but will certainly do so now). The book is written for the 'lay' reader, and is a summation of much of the research done over the last 40 years or…Continue
Added by Tolti on May 5, 2011 at 8:28pm — No Comments
I just have to share great news when I read it, and this recent article concerning this relatively new student organization's progress brightened my day. I hope it does the same for you guys.
"Nothing demonstrates this point more clearly than the rapid growth of the Secular Student Alliance, the umbrella group for organized atheism and humanism on college campuses (and now high schools as well). SSA chapters have grown from less…Continue
Added by delapruch on March 30, 2011 at 6:12am — No Comments
This is a part of my memoire, and one of my most powerful personal arguments against the existence of God. It details a newborn infant fighting desperately for her life and her victory, not through a god, but through humanity and lucky chance.
That night of November 20th, my grandmother made dinner and Rob and Grampa and I sat down anxiously awaiting news. The news came late into the night. I wasn’t…Continue
Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on March 19, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
I made a small booklet to educate theists about atheism. Feel free to use it.
[Here is the Revised Version! - please use this instead]
made a silly sketch for youtube. Please check it out, and share with friends if you like it. Not safe for work. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJPzfok1XDk
On September 11, 2001 I was 12-years old. The same age [ironically] of many of the fundamentalist muslim child brides in the middle east. I was had just "graduated" from grade school at Ayer Elementary School and was beginning my education as a 7th grader at Nagel Middle School.
The day started out so ordinary as to be unnerving.
Most of my memory of my childhood is foggy... but this day... I shall never forget. I can see it as clearly now [nearly a decade later] as I…Continue
Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on November 7, 2010 at 1:54pm — No Comments
In regards to Surviving a Cardiac Arrest-I have been told by Chirstians and Catholics that prayers can really help. If the Patient survies they take credit for it if he dies well "God was to busy" or had another purpose for the Patient.
In my experience Patients survive a rescusitation from Cardiac Arrest d/t a few factors:
-Down time-Brain death, hypoxia
-Physical condition (progression and type of disease pathology present pre…Continue
Added by Nurse Reality on May 16, 2010 at 7:27am — No Comments
Picture by Jim Wilson/The New York Times