All Blog Posts Tagged 'god' (215)

God-guided Evolution

Around 150 years ago, Charles Darwin proposed the theory of evolution to explain how living things came to be so complex and diverse. After the evidence for evolution piled up, Christians were left with a hard choice. Accept that the god of the Bible did not create us, or reject evolution outright.



However, there are those who cannot pick a side, and have come to believe Yahweh 'created' humans and other animals by guiding evolution.



The first important thing to understand… Continue

Added by Serotonin Wraith on August 8, 2009 at 3:33pm — 2 Comments

Superheroes and religion

Lets talk about modern superheroes for a moment. They have powers that mere man doesn’t have but would like to have. They are hard to kill and if they do manage to die they generally come back a few books later. What’s not to like. So I have decided to make my own superhero.



Now where to begin, how about flight, my superhero has to get around and airlines are not going to cut it. If you can only fly as fast as you walk or run it is not much use so lets give him super speed. You… Continue

Added by Thomas Cowan on August 6, 2009 at 11:24pm — 1 Comment

To Be(lieve) or not to Be(lieve)?

I've some ideas lately that have taken me deeper into the rational world. Before I go on I'd like to acknowledge that 5 years ago today I was diagnosed with Bipolar type 2. It's been a wild 5 years, it's only been within the last 2 years that I've had a working treatment that has kept me stable. It is the use of the scientific method that has allowed people like me to be treated for biochemical mood disorders with pharmaceuticals. In the past a guy like me would have had little chance to live a… Continue

Added by Seth R. on August 5, 2009 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

On miracles, magic and supernatural physics

I set aside an hour and a half and watched the Thunderf00t/Ray Comfort discussion, and it got me thinking about the relationship between magic and miracles. I've never, as an adult, believed in either magic or miracles, but for some reason, I'd never really thought about comparing and contrasting them until I saw it.



Here's my consideration of the relations between magic, miracles, gods and physics:…



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Added by Paul Tourville on July 29, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Kissimmee, FL Wants to Add "In God We Trust" to City Logo



City Commission of Kissimmee, Florida, will vote to modify its city logo to include "In God We Trust" to voice objection to the “socialist” leadership of the country.



Commissioner Art Otero recommended this affront to the American Constitution. "This nation has been moving toward more liberal postures such as homosexuality, gay marriage, abortion and the legalization of marijuana. I'm against that way of thinking. Those are not the… Continue

Added by LaRae Meadows on July 28, 2009 at 5:54pm — 2 Comments

My encounter with a cult



A few years back I had this friend, a very intelligent guy, very critical, who I knew at the time for a few months.



One day he turns to me and says "look, I think it's time I told about this organization I'm part of- it's called THE CENTER OF LIGHT and it's changed my life."



That for me was the beginning of the strangest period of my life to date.



This CENTER OF LIGHT, he said, was a spiritual guidance center… Continue

Added by Wassabi on July 21, 2009 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

You Can’t See The Wind

Here is the latest blog on DangerousTalk.net. The following is an excerpt, please check out the whole blog and subscribe.
-Staks

The other day, I got an e-mail from a Christian claiming that I should believe in God even though I can’t see him. After all, I can’t see the wind either and yet I surely believe in the wind, right?
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Added by DangerousTalk on July 17, 2009 at 10:58am — 2 Comments

Religious Nutjobs in Israel

It is my opinion that nowhere is religion more of a danger than the Middle East. Seeing the daily manifestation of religious belief into political action never ceases to get more frightening, violent and ridiculous.

This will be my first post on religious insanity in Israel in which I will attempt to review all warring sides in the name of god.



In this post I want to focus on the Haredi Jews of Israel. This is a strain of Judaism which… Continue

Added by Wassabi on July 6, 2009 at 11:30am — 13 Comments

Convert me not.

The other day my fiance came home from work and was telling me about her day. She mentioned that toward of the day a coworker (floater) and herself were were talking and religion was alluded to slightly. That's when this conversation occurred...



Coworker: So, what would I need to do to get you back on our side? (Christian) You already know the Bible really well. (Fiance helped teach Sunday school years ago)



Fiance: Well, I'm really devoted to my God and Goddess and it… Continue

Added by James on July 4, 2009 at 12:44pm — 9 Comments

Play your gods right

My pun muscles are letting me down if that's the best I can come up with. The New Humanist's "Zeal or no Zeal?" is perfect, and there must be other religion/game-show wordplay possibilities out there. I'll keep trying.



The point is, people in Turkey are going to be trying to convert some atheists on a TV panel show, by the clever application of flawless logic and the careful presentation of substantial evidence… Continue

Added by Cubik's Rube on July 3, 2009 at 6:36pm — 1 Comment

I'm sorry? Did I register for Theology?

I apologize if this blog is scatter-brained. My mind is racing and I am still seething from class this evening.



I started my Biology of Human Sexuality class last Wednesday. Right off the bat I wasn't a fan of my professor. She doesn't seem to know the material. She answers questions like a politician, she simply skates around the initial question and gives back a bunch of BS. When explaining a process...she literally ends it in "blah blah blah". I find this irritating in a normal… Continue

Added by Theresa on June 29, 2009 at 11:25pm — 18 Comments

Faith of the faithless

This, and so much more, was also posted over at my blog, Cubik's Rube.




Let's own up to a dark and terrible truth.



We atheists all know that we have just as much faith in unproven superstitions as the religious people we so gleefully despise. I mean, secretly, we're all well aware that our beloved "science" is just another way of seeing the world, dependent on at least as much blind belief as, say, fundamentalist… Continue

Added by Cubik's Rube on June 28, 2009 at 1:47pm — 7 Comments

What if you only had a trillion years?

Cross-posted over at my blog, Cubik's Rube.




This isn't an argument I've seen put forward anywhere before, so it's possble I'm having one of my more original moments here. I've written before about the idea that only a god, or an eternal afterlife, or something of that ilk, can give life any meaning or purpose, and why I think it's bollocks. But here's a way of… Continue

Added by Cubik's Rube on June 21, 2009 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Proof there is no god...

I purchased "The god delusion" maybe 2 years ago and read it and fell in love with it. Its funny, and I enjoy Dawkins writing style.



But My favourite part of the book is where he quotes Gaskings reconstructed "proof of goods non existence" by W. Grey:



1.The creation of the world is the most marvelous achievement imaginable.

2.The merit of an achievement is the product of (a) its intrinsic quality, and (b) the ability of its creator.

3.The greater the disability,… Continue

Added by fixedentropy on June 13, 2009 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Why believe in a book with no proven fact?

I have to say i have asked christians on what evidence they have that god exists and none of them can give me any factual avidence on the existence of their own beliefs, so why believe in them in the first place?



Also i just posted a video on the main page called changing the oil with jesus, it realy got me in stitches



If any of you have facebook then join my atheist group called... 100,000 atheist face bookers against religious nut cases



just copy and paste… Continue

Added by Shermon Burgess on June 6, 2009 at 11:32pm — 7 Comments

What first made you become an Atheist?

I went to a place called the AOG (Assembly Of God) it was here that i thought i would give religion a try

however i had everyone coming up to me with this big hollywood type smile, old ladies hugging me young guys shaking my hand etc.



The preaching started and certain verses like you can be saved were spoken to which the pastor would look right at me when saying those certain types of verses, then the collection plate came around and people were flipping money in it all over the… Continue

Added by Shermon Burgess on May 31, 2009 at 11:56pm — 1 Comment

100,000 atheist face bookers against religious nut cases

Hey everyone i just joined up, someone on my atheist facebook group told me about this site, i gotta say it's a really good site, hope all who are here will join my group on facebook... 100,000 atheist face bookers against religious nut cases

just copy and paste it into your group search.

Added by Shermon Burgess on May 30, 2009 at 10:32pm — 6 Comments

Evolution of the God Concept

The pun in the title is intended. It is obvious to every well-read person that the concept of god is man-made. No hocus-pocus, no revelation, and no god. It is said that God created humankind after his image, but it is more likely that humankind created God after its image.



There is an interesting curve of the mentioned concept and I shall present it through the great philosophers in two millennia of dealing with God.



Ancient Greeks tried to explain the natural phenomena… Continue

Added by Alex on May 29, 2009 at 11:16am — 3 Comments

More than we can handle

Here's something that's annoyed me for a while. It came up again in a couple of places in quick succession lately - once in an episode of Bones, I forget the other - so I thought it was about time to try explaining what exactly it is that pisses me off so much.



It's about the assertion that life, or fate, or God, or whatever, "never gives us more than we can handle".



I think it's a phrase that's supposed to be comforting to someone going through hard times, to reassure… Continue

Added by Cubik's Rube on May 20, 2009 at 5:34pm — 4 Comments

Oath of Enlistment

I re-enlisted this past Thursday (14May2009). I have been in the military for over 6 yrs now, so I know I had to have said the words before....I guess I didn't pay that much attention to the entire oath previously. Now it has just been eating away at me!! Everything was fine until the very last sentence "So help me God". I cringed at the thought of saying this, however, I was on a stage in front of my entire battery and chain-of-command. I paused briefly, glanced at my husband, and uttered the… Continue

Added by mrs kelligurl on May 16, 2009 at 2:30pm — 18 Comments

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