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The Bible According to Brad

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GENESIS

01:01   Adam & Eve   In the Big Inning

04:01   Cain & Abel   Don't bring God fruits…

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Added by Brad Snowder on August 19, 2014 at 11:49pm — 1 Comment

Anyone ever check out the Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe (CTMU)?

One of the smartest men in the world is Chris Langan apparently, and he developed this theory and wrote a book that is now on my reading list. Anyone on ThinkAtheist ever look into this work?

(By the way, please do not join this thread to argue about who the smartest person in the world is. If you want to discuss that, please just start another discussion.)

Anyway, here's an interview with Chris:…

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Added by Andy Hoke on June 2, 2014 at 9:24pm — 18 Comments

Book: "What Are You Without God" by Christopher Krzeminski

The subtitle of this book is "How to discredit religious thought and rebuild your identity."  You can find it easily on amazon.  The wording of the book is very complex, but not in such a way that it was difficult for me to follow.  After reading it for awhile, you realize that it has to be that way... the wording needs to be very precise, because if it's not it can be argued with.

The book doesn't leave any wiggle room.  From beginning to end, there is pretty much nothing any…

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Added by Maxwell Marovich on June 2, 2014 at 8:33am — 6 Comments

Youthful Skepticism

A very early memory of mine was the United States' Bicentennial, 1976. I remember feeling so good about this country. A few years later, another prominent memory was created - the Iranian Hostage Crisis.

I will not make a case for the US' installation of the Shah as being just. I will not make a case against Iranians wanting to pursue their own destiny with less Western influence. I will however ask you to consider and also consciously identify the concern that religious…

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Added by Andy Hoke on March 17, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

God, Such a comedian !

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Added by _Robert_ on March 8, 2014 at 8:22pm — No Comments

"Thank God"

I have a curious fascination with religion in the same sense that someone could have a curious fascination for a festering sore on your arm that you repeatedly pick at. There are a lot of things that absolutely infuriate me about the willful ignorance of these followers. One that often crosses my mind is the tendency to thank god for anything and everything that happens.



I am reminded of this from a recurring memory of an encounter I had while working at a school for severe autism. A… Continue

Added by Teri G on February 5, 2014 at 1:35pm — 9 Comments

I give blood because I am good without <insert deity>

I give blood because I want to help other humans.  Not many people know that some types of cancer require a patient to have a full blood transfusions.  In years before my decision to give blood, I would join the 10k Cancer Research run (…

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Added by SparkyMac on January 8, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Nonsense

If there is this white hair man in the sky that created everything and knows everything past  present and future. he created the devil and set him loose to bring havoc to all the other people he created and then one day he will have a war with him and win and throw him in a lake of fire. what was the point? so he knows hes going to win why even bother? and if you love someone why do bad things to them? why do modern people believe this crap every time something bad happens "o its gods will…

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Added by steven rodriguez on November 2, 2013 at 1:41am — No Comments

How did it happen?

How did it happen?

I live alone on 10 acres and I have lots of time to think and weigh out how the world got so crazy. I watch news and when I see people who are in the highest positions of power talking about "God" and how he influences their decisions my stomach churns and I go into a cold sweat. I don't know about you but to me its scary, real scary, Its to the point where I don't want to even go out of the property unless its a absolute necessity.  Why are people who seem to have…

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Added by steven rodriguez on October 31, 2013 at 5:00pm — 33 Comments

who does the responsibility of proof fall to?

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?

Or

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…

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Added by Lance Angus Miles on April 26, 2013 at 12:30pm — 25 Comments

Philosophy Class Discussion Questions and answers

As promised, I am posting the discussion questions and my answers to them. There are two units, the first is regarding the concept of religion. The second is regarding the concept of god. So, here ya go... enjoy! :-P

(I apologize for the formatting on discussion 9, msword doesn't transfer over here very nicely!)

Discussion 9- What is religion?

1.       Explain the difference between agnosticism and atheism.

An agnostic…

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Added by Missy Hollingsworth on April 21, 2013 at 5:52pm — 14 Comments

Lovers and Haters

How do I look? Too Jew? The Curse

Malachi 1:1 to 4:4



1:1 The burden of being the chosen ones, as articulated by a guy named Malachi.



The Lord made something very clear. He said "I have loved you Jews thoroughly, and thoroughly hated just about everyone else." …

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Added by Brad Snowder on April 14, 2013 at 2:04am — 1 Comment

Young Beer and Fresh Women

Extra Strong Vision of Zion

Zechariah 1:1 to 14:1



1:1 The words of the Lord suddenly appeared in the mind of Zechariah saying “The Lord is upset with your fathers. Don't be like your fathers.”



One night I saw a man riding on a red horse. Behind him were other riders also on red horses. That was pretty…

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Added by Brad Snowder on April 7, 2013 at 12:07am — No Comments

Out Of The Randomness

One argument that I tackled in an earlier post was the fine tuning argument. I thought about it for a while, and I thought of one of my interests: Astronomy. I realized that there are thousands of galaxies and millions of stars and planets out there. So are we really "fine tuned"? Why us and not any one of the other millions of planets? Why haven't we found life on other planets? For those of you who do not know much about cosmology or astronomy there is a certain Goldilocks zone that a…

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Added by Real Life James Bond on April 2, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

Prayer As An Answer

For hundreds of years it has been thought that this world is a result of God. God made everything we see, hear, touch, etc. but is this really the case? In science, once a theory has been proposed it is tested in a way to try to disprove it. If it cannot be disproved, then it works. Does God work?

In an earlier post i took some religious claims and how science has refuted them. In a way I am simply continuing… Continue

Added by Real Life James Bond on March 31, 2013 at 3:24pm — 20 Comments

Permit Approved

A rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 1st century. - The original Ben Hur film (1907). Zerubbabel and the Temple

Haggai 1:1 to 2:23



1:1 The word of the Lord as imagined by the prophet Haggai, chief bottle washer and overpaid yes-man to The Mighty Zerubbabel, Prince of Persia, in the province of Judah (rural delivery).



2:3 Some people are saying that it is…

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Added by Brad Snowder on March 30, 2013 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Have a Nice Day

Less bark, more wag. Day of the Lord

Zephaniah 1:1 to 3:20



1:1 The word of the Lord which dawned on Zephaniah, who was the son of somebody, who was the son of somebody, who was the son of somebody.



God says he will come and utterly eat everything. A day is coming, a bad day, a real bad day. The Lord's…

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Added by Brad Snowder on March 24, 2013 at 1:39am — No Comments

Be Afraid

Fairy tales are more than true, not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. ~ Neil Gaiman, Coraline Fear of God

Habakkuk 1:1 to 3:2



1:1 The burden of being Jewish from the point of view of Habakkuk.



Lord how long do I have to sit around balling my eyes out and you will not hear me crying? Even when there is massive violence you will not come save us. There is something…

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Added by Brad Snowder on March 17, 2013 at 2:35am — 1 Comment

Poetry: Farmer

The world is a farm,

And we are the cattle.

And with his gilded arm,

The farmer takes to battle.

He gives us our feed,

Conditioning our lives,

For his own personal greed,

On which he thrives.

There is no room for creativity,

In the tiny pen.

Too much inactivity,

Controlled by the Cowmen.

And if a cow was to think,

And…

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Added by Connor Hughes on March 12, 2013 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Morality Without God

                                                          Morality Without God

 

      Ten reasons why I would argue that my lack of a belief in a punishing God makes me a more moral person than someone who is religious. My moral choices aren’t made out of fear of eternal punishment. Just as I don’t have a reason to have “good” morals, I don’t have an excuse for bad ones, either.

1.) I don’t have a…

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Added by diogened66 on March 11, 2013 at 8:50pm — 6 Comments

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