Hello to all TA inhibitors. Hope everyone is having a great 2012 so far.
Late last month I posted a blog about me thinking about leaving a church group I was attending for almost a year. Well, I've left. I haven't ditched anyone's friendship since I still enjoy their company very much. I've told a few people whom I were close to in the church group about my departure. Some of the things they've said to me are things I'm very curious in learning about. One of my friends stated the… Continue
Added by Branden Ballard on January 10, 2012 at 1:50am —
This article discusses research done that shows babies as young as 15 months old demonstrate knowledge of right and wrong, specifically when it comes to sharing. Now I doubt it's because their parents bring them to church or read the bible to them. I know from experience, what you teach a baby around the 1 year mark is walking and taking, image… Continue
Added by Marc Poulin on October 9, 2011 at 8:00am —
I am attacked regularly for the supposed oxymoron in the name @Moral_Atheist. The claims are often like the following all from this last weekend.
there IS NO logical basis for morals in an evolutionist-atheist viewpoint. Nature takes it's course, no?
& Moral Atheist IS AN OXYMORON
Added by Moral Atheist on July 5, 2011 at 2:34pm —
Preacher hires hitman, and fellow church member, to kill wife
"BROWNSVILLE, Texas -- A Texas pastor charged in the shooting death of his wife paid two men $1,300 to kill the third-grade teacher after… Continue
Added by Scarlette Blues on April 7, 2011 at 6:14pm —
Christian organisations have called AC Grayling’s ‘Atheist Bible’ complete nonsense by insisting that if it wasn’t for Jesus they would all be complete and utter shitbags.
The Good Book is Grayling’s attempt to show that inherent kindness is a feature of evolution and bound tightly into our genetic make-up, not the result of an invisible deity threatening people with an… Continue
Added by Paul Sheppard on April 5, 2011 at 7:58am —
From Martin S Pribble
"God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on November 10, 2010 at 7:41pm —
What tells us that there is absolute justice? not just after death but before death here at earth.Why do we need absolute morals? How can there even be absolute moral in every given setting.You always hear from religious people "Well then Stalin,Hitler got away with it!"....if there's no hell then everything is ok! So? if that's the case then let's prevent these things to happen in the future! We all have these moral feelings,senses within whether religious people like to admit it or not.I… Continue
Added by Svendsen on October 8, 2010 at 8:00am —
So often, when in debate we can encounter an immovable opponent, who, no matter what you say or write, is convinced that their position is right. There is nothing more frustrating than taking the opponent's side into consideration, but getting none of the same in return. This can be due to several different circumstances, for instance: the opponent may not… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on July 28, 2010 at 11:22pm —
Christopher Hitchens described in a debate what "Scapegoating" is. Starting about 10:00-11:38
And I pose the question that Christopher says in the affirmative, why do religions really allow you to not take personal responsibility for your actions? IE, The devil made me do it or other such nonsense because of the notion that you get another life after death in heaven?
Added by Matthew on November 28, 2009 at 8:43am —
I have found myself stranded on an old country road many times throughout my life and if there is one thing I have noticed you shouldn't expect to have a car with a Jesus fish stop and help you out. Here is just one example.
I used to drive a scooter back when gas prices started to sky rocket. On Sundays I would usually ride around the country side and take in some Tennessee scenery. Well one Sunday I had managed to make my way into some isolated farm land only to have my engine give… Continue
Added by Happy Tikiman on October 12, 2009 at 1:10am —
One of the questions that atheists are often asked is how a set of morals are established without having them handed to them from ancient, desert-wandering, superstituous tribes. (There's a similar thread on Think Athiest in the forums here
I address this issue by first admiting that, as an atheist, I have no moral
standards--I have an ethical
Added by Nix Manes on September 23, 2009 at 8:37pm —
This is taken from The Friendly Atheist
which, by the way, is one of the best Atheist blogs on the web so if you don't already read it, you should start. Great story that spits right in the face of the whole "without religion, people would have no morals" BS we hear from theists so often. Here's a link to the post.
Added by SabreNation on July 28, 2009 at 12:15pm —
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 —
In my last (and first) blog post, I brought up the problem that atheists usually have with religious people (that of, "atheists have no morals"). Emma Coomber brought something up that I agree with and have been thinking for a while now.
There are no absolute morals.
I think I can safely assume that most (if not all) of us here would agree that morals are created by society and nothing else. So really, is it such a leap to assume that there are no absolute… Continue
Added by Gabriel Garcia on April 2, 2009 at 6:18pm —
Something came up today during lunch while I was talking with a Satanist friend of mine.
It's common for religious people to claim that atheists have no morals as we have no god to derive them from and have no god to fear in the deviation from our morals. But then if you ask them what they would do if god wasn't there to punish them, there are times when they admit that they would act without caring about others or about the consequences of their actions.
So really, who… Continue
Added by Gabriel Garcia on April 1, 2009 at 10:21pm —
On my way home from work I passed a real wacko. I'm walking down the street from the bus to my apartment minding my own business and this man yells at me "Jesus saves the day." WTF!!! I know there's many Christians in my neighborhood but most have some sense. They don't go around yelling about it at the top of their lungs. Especially at total strangers. Not a very wise thing to do. It peeved me off when he did so. But I walked on. He does that crap to the wrong person he might get someone not… Continue
Added by Agent Chaos on February 20, 2009 at 12:27pm —