"I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars..."
- Og Mandino
I try my best to conclude what drives a person's faith. The abstruseness of the universe -- its complexity and incomprehension -- seems to be a channeling element of the ignorance (and fear) that stops a person from looking up. I'll never come to a defining explanation, because the…
Added by Gaetano on April 11, 2011 at 12:45am —
I've been thinking a lot about this whole burning the Koran business. So much that I woke up less than an hour ago thinking about it to the point where I think I should get it all out on 'paper'. I've had some Atheist friends talk about this on facebook and I have to admit, I've been less then honest when they've brought it up about my real standpoint. Some of these friends also being friends of mine on here so I might be exposing myself, meh.
So here's the thing. I really trully…
Added by Zombie Atheist on April 6, 2011 at 2:37pm —
Growing up I never had the same longing for a higher power. I was forced by my parents to follow a particular religious rituals and they would bore me. I would go through the motions of doing the religious rituals. In my late teenage years in the college when I ran through the tough times I found solace in praying for higher power. It was very comforting to pray for a higher power and have all my trouble transfered, one who would help me get through the college and… Continue
Added by atheistrising on March 21, 2011 at 12:32am —
It's a common misconception (not to mention a sweeping generalization) that all atheists hate everything about religion. I for one can say that that isn't so. So in hopes of building bridges--and being less of the "negative nancy" I seem to have been lately--I thought I'd write a list of things that I do like about various religions, and I encourage commenters to do the same. After all, we're all sharing this tiny pale blue dot together.
Added by Laura Foster on February 13, 2011 at 12:59pm —
i haven't written in the site for a really long time so now's a great time to start- and i've got some great links.
This 800 page book literally disassembales the new testament, going verse by verse, and critically… Continue
Added by Wassabi on September 16, 2010 at 7:30pm —
This article is found in my website, Uncompromising Rhetoric
Prelude: Are Atheists reluctant to confront Islam?
As I was reading about professor Hawking blasting his way onto headline news online, I stumbled on a quite astonishing website of an Islamic fundamentalist, Hamza Tzortzis, known to his fellow… Continue
Added by V John Merc on September 7, 2010 at 6:30pm —
This is an Op-Ed that I wrote for OpEdnews.com. Monicks has been asking me to post it here, so I hope you all enjoy it...
Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on August 31, 2010 at 9:30pm —
After seeing this video
, it just further angered me and just made me dislike Muslims even more. I did not know anything about the practice of taqiyya
. I always figured those fuckers were lying, always known that they are trying to impose sharia law
on the entire world, because the Quran demands… Continue
Added by Terri~ on July 27, 2010 at 1:49pm —
Following my introduction (2 paragraphs) are selected excerpts from Wikipedia's article on al-Ghazzali
. Many historians, Muslim or not, believe al-Ghazzali is the most influential Muslim since the Prophet Muhammad. He single-handedly shifted early Arab ideals away from Greek philosophy to orthodox Islam. Despite being a scientist, philosopher and innovator himself, Ghazzali's prolific and influential writings heralded the end… Continue
Added by Atheist Exile on September 9, 2009 at 12:01am —
"Coop", one of the biggest retailer in Switzerland, decided to sell meat slaughted according to Islamic rites, which involves cutting the animals' throat with a very sharp knife and letting them bleed dry. For the most Islamic people this must be done without stunning the animals and they (the animals, not the people ) suffer a lot.
Slaughter animals without stunning is forbidden in Switzerland, so I think they will import the meat from abroad.
Coop wants to expand its… Continue
Added by Fabian Kupferschmid on September 1, 2009 at 5:13pm —
I recently came across a Muslim website called submission.org. “Submission”, is the literal translation of the word “Islam”, and it refers to the believer’s obligation to blindly follow whatever god commands him. In Judaism there is a similar injunction referred to as the “yoke of the kingdom of heaven”. It is the belief that only god decides how we should live, and we are not allowed to disobey whether we like it or not . While all religions stress this… Continue
Added by Wassabi on July 8, 2009 at 2:20am —
I like modesty; I think it's a good virtue. Especially when it comes to sex, I think modesty has nothing to do with what you're wearing. A woman can be covered from head to toe and still be sensual, and she can be completely naked and completely un-sexual- as seen in nudist colonies where people go about their lives without clothes- while somehow managing to function.
However when it comes to sex and religion, all hell breaks loose. Man is cataloged a sex hungry beast unable to… Continue
Added by Wassabi on July 6, 2009 at 4:30pm —
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 —
I suppose I've never really written about this before, because it seems like too obvious a point to need addressing. But people do keep making these same tired old arguments
, displaying a very tedious lack of imagination or intellectual curiosity.
Read the full article here
, on my blog
Added by Cubik's Rube on April 26, 2009 at 4:06pm —
**updated the letter**
You should know that we do love you and care about you; this is why I am sending you this email; please do read it all the way through.
I remember chatting to you in 2002 on yahoo messenger and remember one of the very few discussions we had and that was religion; at this time I thought I was christian and you claimed to be Atheist; what could have made you change from being an Atheist to believing in the teachings of… Continue
Added by Scott Ferguson on March 4, 2009 at 4:30am —
Dear people of different faiths.
You are all apparently going to hell or where ever it is you believe the bad guys go.
According to the Christians if you don't follow the bible you will go to hell, according to Islam if you don't follow the Qur’an you will go to Jahannam; Jehovah's witnesses believe that if you are not a Jehovah's witness you will not gain entry to paradise therefore ceasing to be.
All religions believe in different ways of getting to 'Heaven'… Continue
Added by Scott Ferguson on February 28, 2009 at 3:13am —
"An Iraqi woman suspected of recruiting more than 80 female suicide bombers has confessed to organizing their rapes so she could later convince them that martyrdom was the only way to escape the shame."
Here is a link to the article:
Only a religious person could be this evil.
Added by Andrew the Fluffer on February 8, 2009 at 10:07am —