"If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way." - Bertrand…Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on September 13, 2011 at 11:48pm — No Comments
It is refreshing to see that our northern border ally has too come to see the true threat facing humanity in the 21st century. It is also refreshing to see the visionary and bold former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom taking a clear stance against the illegal regime of the Islamic Republic - especially since he has strong influence with the Quartet - I am feeling more and more confident that the international community will soon stand more firmly with the Syrian people…Continue
What a lucky day. By chance i found something that obviously escaped my notice before and which i haven't found much reported in the media either.
Already last month the UN issued a statement concerning the freedom of speech in relation with the human rights convention.
Here is the good part (emphasis mine):
48. Prohibitions of displays of lack of respect for a…
Added by wazaghun on August 16, 2011 at 4:58am — No Comments
Up From the Bottom of the Gene Pool,
Describing a unique living anthropology of people from all over the world that met online to discover we might have done the impossible.
The Christian bible never tells anyone what happened to Jesus from when he was a kid to when the story picks back up at 33. So I have taken the liberty to making up a timeline of the missing years of Jesus. Enjoy!
The Missing Years of Jesus
Added by Sassan K. on July 24, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments
If there is any text in the bible that presents us with a clear cut case against god, it’s the Book of Job. If it isn’t an outright cry for atheism then, at the very least, if you still insist on theism, you might find yourself saying, “Not this god.”…Continue
(Cross-posted from my actual blog, hosted by the good folks here at Think Atheist!)
When it comes to its education standards, Texas has had a lot of bad luck these last few years.
Whether they were contending with a willfully ignorant dentist whom Texas Governor Rick Perry somehow thought was qualified to chair the State Board of Education (SBoE) and who…Continue
Added by MikeTheInfidel on July 17, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
|Wilders: my message to Muslims…|
Back in 1999 I found myself out of a job with time on my hands. To amuse myself and, perhaps, contact others with my condition (Sleep Associated Altered States of Consciousness...night terrors, OBEs in the popular vernacular. I had been troubled with these experiences for years but I stubbornly continued to believe that I was a competent judge of my own experiences. Ten years before I had decided that, rather than fight against these things, I would go along with…Continue
Added by Philip Jarrett on June 19, 2011 at 9:20pm — No Comments
I know boring and quite overused title but my limited imagination at this time is not allowing for creativity. I can totally identify with the cultures and peoples who were approached by the missionaries in the past and unfortunately in the present. It is clear that we all experience a need to create meaning and to also move beyond this life into another more pleasant life beyond our death. For myself I have come to the conclusion this it is highly unlikely that my spirit will remain intact…Continue
Added by Aimee Eisiminger on June 7, 2011 at 10:25am — No Comments
A young girl inside of Iran (this happened recently but I do not have exact date) was arrested for "bad hijab" or headscarf and was forced into the car and kicked by the cop as a sign of disrespect that she is "trash" in their minds. We can only hope that this poor sister was also not raped and we can only imagine worse...the brutal Islamic Republic of Terror…Continue
Theatre of Blood is the first horror flick I recall ever seeing.
I saw this film in the early 70’s when a network station broadcast it edited for television. I was 7 or 8 and my older cousins were all hanging out in the dark with the eerie glow of the…Continue
Added by Ezra T. Klatt on May 26, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Thanks to Derek M for posting the link to the video below of Christopher Hitchens exploring in much more cogent fashion my problems with C.S. Lewis argument for the divinity of Christ, CS Lewis: The Nonesensical Argument for Christ's Divinity.
Added by Ezra T. Klatt on May 24, 2011 at 11:42am — No Comments
Read this article by Janet Heimlich. Good stuff.
I am one of the many people who chuckled at news stories about Harold Camping’s prediction that the world was going to end on May 21st. I heard about the rapture parties and the planned celebratory… Continue
So I was out walking the dog and noticed some stuff lying around and took some pictures. found them humorous.
feel free to add any of your own.
Added by Kai on May 22, 2011 at 12:40am — No Comments
Originally posted @ Atheist Dave on 21 April, 2011
May 21st of this year is thought by quite a few religious crazies (sometimes ad hominem attacks really are all they deserve)…Continue
Added by A. Dave on May 21, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments