All Blog Posts Tagged 'history' (80)

"The Mind is Everything" from Atheist Climber Blog

From Atheist Climber Blog



Is there a sense of determinism in the universe? Does the universe have a purpose?



My personal understanding of the universe is that there is no definite purpose for the universe, merely that the universe is a result of a series of events, which were the series of a previous series of events, which in turn, are the result of a previous series of… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on September 26, 2010 at 8:26pm — 2 Comments

"Atheist Climber Prominent People Project" from Atheist Climber blog

from Atheist Climber blog


Atheist Climber Blog is turning One year old on October 10! Yay! And I remember like yesterday thinking "Do I have anything to write about? Will anyone care? Will anyone read it?" I just wish I had taken more baby photos!



Well you have all spoken to me by visiting and commenting on my blog. My measure of… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on September 26, 2010 at 8:02pm — 1 Comment

Opinions about the Bible are like noses: everyone has one

I am often surprised by the heat in discussions about the Bible, even amongst atheists. Questions about myth and history in the Old Testament and Jesus as a historical or mythical character result in people slinging references from their favorite experts, back and forth. I finally formulated an explanation for why everyone is a little wrong and little right in these discussions. No, I will not feed you some…

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Added by Diana Agorio on September 25, 2010 at 10:30pm — 10 Comments

"God Evolved from Humans" - from Atheist Climber Blog

from Atheist Climber Blog



“For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much - the wheel, New York, wars and so on - whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck…

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Added by Martin Pribble on September 1, 2010 at 9:10pm — 2 Comments

"The Atheist Re-Enlightenment" from Atheist Climber blog

From Atheist Climber Blog



I have often wondered why it is that we are seeing an uprising of voices in the world of skeptical inquiry and atheism in the mainstreams of the world. And I wonder why it is that I am so heavily entrenched in this to feel it is important in my life to put so much effort into this blog at this point in time. Maybe I'm a little slow on the uptake, but it seems to me… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on August 19, 2010 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

"Scared of Death" from Atheist Climber blog

from Atheist Climber Blog



What happens when we die? Well I've thought over this one a few times and the conclusion is always the same. I am not afraid of the conclusion I reach.



The Horsehead Nebula



Don't worry, I'm not dying any time soon. What made me want to write about this was a FaceBook comment left for… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on August 9, 2010 at 10:41pm — 2 Comments

"The Bible Is Not A Historical Textbook" from Atheist Climber blog



I'm scared for the future of Australia, and I'll tell you why.



Recently I have been reading reports of education in Queensland that sugest that people who believe the logical fallacies of the Bible have been teaching biblical writings as historical fact. I don't need to break the bible down piece by piece to show you why it is… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on August 9, 2010 at 10:37pm — 1 Comment

"Morals and Atheism" From Atheist Climber Blog



Believers in god often ask "Where do morals come from?" They expect the answer to be "from God", mostly because they can't imagine that something so much at the heart of human interaction can have risen naturally.



Well the answer is reasonably simple, but long. So let me see if I can be as brief as possible with this.



As I… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on July 25, 2010 at 9:39pm — No Comments

"Religious Prophecies and Confirmation Bias" from Atheist Climber blog



The definition of "prophecy" is this (according to "The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language"):

1.
a. An inspired utterance of a prophet, viewed as a…
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Added by Martin Pribble on July 14, 2010 at 7:43pm — 1 Comment

"Denial, Cognitive Dissonance and Confirmation Bias" - from Atheist Climber blog



Let me start with this statement.



When a person who already believes strongly about something is presented with evidence that is contrary to their belief, they can tend to react in one of, or a combination of three ways; ignore the information (citing that it is irrelevant or blatantly wrong),… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on July 7, 2010 at 7:09pm — No Comments

"Is this the only time you pray?" - from Atheist Climber blog

From Atheist Climber blog



July billboard from Outreach Media



As you may know, I drive past a church billboard every day on my way to work, which is updated ever month with a new slogan and picture. These billboards are coming from Outreach Media, whom I've… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on July 7, 2010 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

A comment on my blog in reply to "An open letter to a religious planet"

This comment below was left by J. Ratzinger at my blog in reply to a comment by Wry Mouth at "An open letter to a religious planet". I thought it was good enough to share.


"@Wry Mouth: I don’t speak for all Atheists, just myself, but I can assure you that in stark…
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Added by Martin Pribble on July 4, 2010 at 8:38pm — 4 Comments

"An open letter to a religious planet" from Atheist Climber blog



Dear religious planet,



I know you are probably not reading this if you are a theist, as you are probably put off by the… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on June 29, 2010 at 3:07am — 10 Comments

Findo's 12 facts





Back in episode 2.1 I spoke about Andrew Finden's (Findo) 12 facts of Jesus and largely dismissed them out of hand. After Andrew made a few comments on this web site (see here,… Continue

Added by Andrew Skegg on June 26, 2010 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

"Steven Pinker - How do you make sense of the unknown?" from Atheist Climber Blog



This is a transcript of an interview with Steven Pinker on the Big Think website recorded On: 6/13/07. I thought it was some of the clearest thinking I'd heard in a long time. The whole interview is below, and I'll make noted\s in between as I see fit. You can watch the video… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on June 24, 2010 at 9:57pm — No Comments

"A Universe Without Meaning" from Atheist Climber blog



We as a species tend to think of ourselves as pretty special. We have mental abilities that far surpass those of any other creature on earth, and we have social structures that we can maintain without constant infighting or always resorting to violence and territorial squabbles. We have a natural tendency toward togetherness and community where each of… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on June 21, 2010 at 12:05am — 3 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

"The importance of secular education" from Atheist Climber Blog

From Atheist Climber blog



As a child I was often told I had a vivid imagination, one that was filled with wonder and fantasy, and I loved the stories my parents would read to me. But I learned at a very young age that monsters and leprechauns were not real. While my imagination was allowed to flourish, my inquisitive nature was such that if I wanted to know about something, I was always… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on June 3, 2010 at 1:11am — 1 Comment

"It's OK, it's part of my religion" from Atheist Climber blog

I published this piece at my blog and thought you all might appreciate it.



As you may know, my universe has no room for the possibility of a god. And in general I don't care what other people think and believe as long as their suppositions and practices don't affect me in any way. You can believe in fairies and unicorns and believe you have to bay at the moon 2 times a night to stop from… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on May 30, 2010 at 7:34pm — 8 Comments

"Alone in the Universe" from Atheist Climber blog

from Atheist Climber Blog



We live in an imperfect universe, one where the objects that inhabit it are constantly under the strain of outside forces. And while, as was pointed out in the comments from my previous blog, there are moments where systems may work together cooperatively, these… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on May 27, 2010 at 7:17pm — No Comments

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