All Blog Posts Tagged 'life' (35)

The Sanctity of Life

I heard that life is sacred, but I don’t know what that word means.

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A woman outside a clinic told me that a tiny mass of cells was a person, but I didn’t think it looked like one. I heard her say that the bundle of cells was just what a person looked like when it was very small. She said it had the same genetic makeup and all of the same DNA as a fully grown person and therefore had the same right to life. I watched her scratch…

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Added by Joey on June 15, 2014 at 4:47pm — 18 Comments

When a Jehovah's Witness Grows Up to be an Atheist

After all this time, all these years, all these degrees of separation - a mere knock guides me to shedded enemies. It was midmorning when a pair of shadows alerted me to some unexpected presences. I think I knew before I knew, my gut clenching beyond the usual spasm of social anxiety.

The blockers of the light lingered and adjusted themselves and finally put knuckle to…

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Added by M.M.J. Gregory on May 29, 2014 at 4:49pm — 8 Comments

Intelligent Life

The significance of the "Copernican Revolution" is that as soon you embrace the Sun as a star, you are immediately faced with the possibility that when you look out into space, someone or something is looking back. Before Copernicus most people thought the Earth was pretty much the whole Universe so the idea of aliens on other planets really creeped them out. The Jesuits had enough trouble deciding whether or not Native Americans had souls, let alone ET. Did each planet…

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Added by Brad Snowder on May 17, 2014 at 11:00am — 9 Comments

The Diary of A Prodigal

My past lives in my hometown.  And the past is...

ignorant. humble. high. toilsome. joy. sorrow. purpose. embarrassing. prophetic. beautiful. raw. aching. sound. shameful. misled. honor. lonely. dead.

Devastating. Shameful disgrace. Leaving the love of my life! I grieve the loss of my Christ, my everything.

And it took all the courage in the world.

I'm disappointing the people I love the most and I'm learning to be okay with it. From being pushed away, I'm…

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Added by Laure304 on January 22, 2014 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Could a "Heat Death" be Necessary for Life? The Second Law Redefined

We have met the "heat death" of the universe in progress, and it is... us?



EXCERPT "Organic cells form, reproduce, and die within complex organisms that are born, reproduce, and die, within species and civilizations that eventually result in new species and civilizations or simply carry on until they become extinct. All because stars are born, die, and are replaced, some former and current stars facilitating habitable planets and life."…

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Added by Mike Donohoe on June 30, 2013 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Life After Death

OK, so this post is very long overdue. I have been struggling to keep up to my blogging duties due to the small matter of university exams. However, you will be pleased to know that they have finished, and so has my blogging hiatus. So, a welcome back is in order.

I am going to start this post by saying that…

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Added by Connor Hughes on March 7, 2013 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Happy Happy Joy Joy

Angry Preacher is angry. The Preacher

Ecclesiastes 1:1 to 12:1



1:1 The words of the preacher, the son of King David in Jerusalem.



Everything is nothing, absolutely nothing. Everything is absolutely nothing. People live and people die but the Earth just keeps on keeping on. The sun rises and the sun sets.…

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Added by Brad Snowder on November 25, 2012 at 3:24am — No Comments

after life or no after life ??

hi, i am a new member to this site and have some questions about after life.

it all started  a year a ago and accumilited over time and lots of thinking. over the time of a year my grandfater had part of his right ear cut off, found meloma in his lungs, colon cancer and also 7 brain turmors. one night really stood out, when he said " well at least i know that when i die i will go to heave with my brother who was killed in an airplane accedent and to see my parents again. its helpfull…

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Added by John Jon on April 24, 2012 at 8:31pm — 48 Comments

Two Distinct Ways of Leading One’s Life

There are two distinct ways of leading your life. The first is to follow someone else into obscurity – blind, cold, and full of false promises. All over the world, there is a plethora of false prophets ready to abuse your faith and trust, ready to betray you at the next moment if it is to their own advantage.

The second, then, is to enlighten the way in front of you by your own lights – take reason as your guide, and it shall never betray you. You may be wrong from time…

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Added by ichbindaswortistich on March 28, 2012 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Just A new one.

My first blog.. let's hope we don't get bored?

I have been working alongside people of whom moved to my country from India. When i started my job (my FIRST job at 16) I hoped i could be guided and helped along the way. Don't get me wrong- i was; by the owner. He (who came from KENYA and INDIA) left us in charge when he thought i was able to sustain the shop on my own (after three months) Which meant i was left to work around my manager and three colleagues (one of which no…

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Added by masarumono duff on March 7, 2012 at 4:19pm — No Comments

How irrelevant is a human life?

Hello all, I recently have just been to myself, and began to think deeply about life in its entirety.  This self-discussion has led to a small amount of depression. I feel as if religion puts value on human life, and yet at the same time, looks down on it, looking forward to the "afterlife". They say thou shall not kill, etc, all moralistic things in human nature.  Then they say, just follow your "god" and you'll have eternal love/happiness/etc in the afterlife.  My point is, I have come to…

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Added by Chase King on January 2, 2012 at 1:38am — 25 Comments

How do you tell the person your dating that your a Agnostic/Atheist?

Hello everyone,

I just joined Think Atheist and have finally got the courage to stand for my own beliefs.

But my girlfriend believes in God and is a devout Catholic. She once told me that she

didn't know how she could have a relationship with me if I didn't believe [in god]. So...

I don't know what to tell her, and I don't want to lie to her anymore. Any suggestions?

Added by Ruby Ann Parga on August 29, 2011 at 12:54pm — 9 Comments

The story of the 13 year old atheist!

Hey guys, I'm Victoria, I'm an atheist, and here's my story-



“Me”

I've been an atheist for a year now. If you've read the biography part of my profile, you'll see that I'm 13, almost 14. That's right, I've been an atheist since I was 12, almost 13. I found out about this website by Twitter, and quickly got addicted to reading other peoples stories, and reading discussions, and being recommended books. Before I go on, I need to warn you that this is probably going to be a really… Continue

Added by Victoria on July 10, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Book Review: The Good Atheist - That's what he/she said!

I bent the binding of The Good Atheist, Living a Purpose-Filled Life Without God, by Dan Barker, in hopes that I would either come out of it in some way affirmed or finally have a resource for a person struggling with the decision to let go of their faith.  When I closed the book, I felt like a sore eared member of the choir.  The majority of Barker’s book is an appeal to authority and celebrity, a mishap of astonishing proportion when speaking about, to, or for, a community that…

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Added by LaRae Meadows on May 5, 2011 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Life, the universe, and everything

As an opener I'd like to state that my worldview has absolutely nothing to do with my atheism. I like to think that were I a theist I would still hold life, the universe, and everything in exactly the same regards. This post is not intended to answer any questions about nor explain my view on theism. Correlation does not imply causation. That being said, let us proceed.

 

Where did we…

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Added by A. Dave on May 1, 2011 at 11:42am — 3 Comments

A Short Note to My Children as they Grow Older

Beware of those who try to tell you what it is that you must believe.

Beware of those who try to sell you a false morality, based upon an ancient idea of piety or on changing societal norms.

There will never be a shortage of people trying to tell you how you should be living your life or how you should believe. Some of these people even love you and therefore are well meaning. However, always remember what your Daddy…

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Added by Brian Flatt on April 25, 2011 at 5:47am — 4 Comments

Bertrand Russel - Prologue to his Autobiography

What I Have Lived For  

 

  Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a great ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair.

 

  I have sought love, first, because it brings ecstasy—ecstasy so great that I…

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Added by Brian Flatt on April 25, 2011 at 5:42am — 2 Comments

A little story of my Atheist life...

This is my first blog post, and probably the only one I'll make in for a long time, but this a little story, a scene that happened in my insignificant portion of Humanity's history that I call life.



I'm Portuguese, and it's often said that about 90% of our population is Catholic. The fact that there are so many festivities, religious monuments and "saints" or catholic figures (usually by the name of "Our Lady of -something-") is kind of proof of this. In fact, religion is so… Continue

Added by Tiago Martins on April 9, 2011 at 8:16pm — 16 Comments

Another Piece of "A Journey of Faith" [My Memoire] - The Birth of My Sister

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…

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Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on March 19, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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