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Debate #1 with Creationism and the Origin of Life

So, there is a group on Facebook called Creationism and the Origin of Life. The admin on this group is pretty much a tyrannical dictator who will delete your posts if he disagrees with you, if you don't capitalise the "G" in the word god (no matter what the context), and has a lot of other ridiculous rules. Anyway, before I get booted from his discussions I decided to at least attempt to debate him. If anyone could help me out with how to respond to some of these posts I would appreciate…

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Added by Mr Good Without God on January 11, 2011 at 12:50pm — No Comments

The Universe: Abandoned by the black void of God.

In my quest to find God, I turned to science. In my quest to replace God with something more substantial, I discovered the wonders of the Universe and the possibilities I thought it could offer the human race.



Upon my personal realization that the supernatural God is, in all probability, not real, I thought that it would only make sense to turn that awe-inspired emotion we call "spirituality" to something that couldn't… Continue

Added by Jason D. Johnson on January 1, 2011 at 12:30pm — 17 Comments

Losing my Faith in Humanity (or: A Sanity-Preserving Rant)

This TSA bullshit is just the latest in a long line of attacks on our civil liberties, but it's really pissing me off. I wonder what it will take to finally push a thorough backlash against all of our stupid policies (formal and informal)? Seatbelt laws, helmet laws, mandatory insurance, gay military service bans, gay marriage bans, gay adoption bans, anti-prostitution laws, anti-gambling laws, the war on crime, the war on drugs, the war on terror, unfounded and illegal undeclared wars, corrupt… Continue

Added by Garrison on November 21, 2010 at 9:37pm — 2 Comments

Criticisms From All of Us to All of You

Can everyone just stop being so disenfranchised and overly critical for just one day?



I’m a skeptic and probably a bit of a cynic, too, but I’m actually tired of hearing everyone’s moans of disapproval (said disapprovingly). PZ Myers and Chris Hitchens ripped the Rally to Restore Sanity

to Shreds. It’s…

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Added by Cara Coleen on November 1, 2010 at 3:00pm — 19 Comments

For Solomon Burke

In the midst of our railing against religion, it can be easy to forget the human heart that lies within its crumbling machinery. I have long been a lover of traditional gospel music, particularly the kind that developed among African-American Protestantism. While I get nothing from the propaganda undercutting it, I am easily swept up in the emotion of the performance and those lyrics which speak of humanity's common longing for solace in this world of woe. Naturally, I am even more drawn to… Continue

Added by Buck O'Roon on October 11, 2010 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

When two adolescent owls are relocated, they are faced with a choice: go along with it, or do the right thing. Drawing from the great stories of yore, the animated Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole is an aesthetic wonderment that captured my attention and used the occasional depth of plot to hold me tight.



The cynical Kludd (Ryan Kwanten), his cheerful brother Soren (Jim Sturgess), and their freakishly adorable little sister Egaltine (Adreinne DeFaria) live nestled safely… Continue

Added by LaRae Meadows on September 25, 2010 at 1:07pm — No Comments

The Day the Catholic Church Dies

The day the Church dies there will be no sounds of joy among the godless:

No horns blown or parades thrown,

Rejoicing in the streets or marching to the beat,

No angels from Heaven to smite us down,

No Devil to laugh at our descent.

The end of the world will still belong to the sun,

When the Church takes its final breath

On a day no different than today

In a world with problems unfit for gods.

Where a frock is suitable only for Halloween;

A relic of a…

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Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on September 22, 2010 at 4:43pm — 5 Comments

Idol Chatter

Of all the days of my 13th summer in Paskaloochee, none stands out so clearly as the day Bent Turner completely lost his mind. He had always been a little off; thus the name, Bent. What his true first name was I never bothered to ask. Bent he was to the town, the nomenclature applied with varying degrees of affection depending upon factors such as age, social status, or denominational affiliation. I say denominational rather than religious, for all in my hometown claimed kinship in the same… Continue

Added by Buck O'Roon on September 18, 2010 at 3:13am — No Comments

Clash of the titans

Well, the good thing is that my husband and I have been married for 6 years and we don't throw shit and scream at each other ;o). Today he felt the need to remind me of how good god is. I chose to ask him if he was talking about the same god that allows billions of his christians to suffer from diabetes, cancer and all kinds of diseases after he promised you guys he would heal you? I told him I dont believe or want to even acknowledeg a god like that.If his god is so real why doesn't he heal… Continue

Added by GodMockingBitch on September 12, 2010 at 5:30pm — 11 Comments

The Hamza Tzortzis Delusion

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…

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Added by V John Merc on September 7, 2010 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

The Business of Churches

So I work a business to business sales job that conducts full day job shadows as a second interview. More often than not I’ll have a recent graduate along for the ride so that they can get a feel for the job and I can decide if they are a good fit for the position.…
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Added by Shayna Erickson on August 28, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

There is No Problem of Evil

There is an obvious error in the The Problem of Evil (aka Theodicy), and I'm surprised more philosophers and theologians don't point it out. I'm sure most people on this forum are familiar with it, but just in case, here's a thumbnail sketch:



God can't be all good, all powerful and all knowing at the same time because the world is full of suffering, and if he was all of those things he would stop it.



Actually, there is no contradiction. The error comes with the definition of… Continue

Added by Henry Ruddle on August 8, 2010 at 4:20pm — 3 Comments

Religion and Politics in Australia

Just some quick good news about Religion and Politics in Australia, which I also posted on our ThinkAtheist.com Facebook Page.



At the upcoming 2010 Federal Election in Australia. The Secular Party of Australia will be fielding candidates in both the Senate and House of Representatives. This is a momentous occasion for… Continue

Added by Jin-oh Choi on July 31, 2010 at 11:11am — 1 Comment

Atheist and want to hold Public Office? GO FOR IT!



Fortney Hillman "Pete" Stark, Jr. (born November 11, 1931) is an American politician from the state of California. A Democrat, he has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 1973 (37 years), currently representing California's 13th congressional district in southwestern Alameda County. Currently he is the sixth most senior Representative as well as 8th most… Continue

Added by Rick on June 20, 2010 at 5:39am — 3 Comments

I am an American. On top of that I am also a Texan. I was born in Texas and can trace my family coming to Texas in the 1850’s. Most of my family came from the United Kingdom. The rest came from Eur…

I am an American.

On top of that I am also a Texan.

I was born in Texas and can trace my family coming to Texas in the 1850’s.

Most of my family came from the United Kingdom. The rest came from Europe.

Some have been in the United States since the early 1700’s. Some fought in the American Revolution against England.

For what I can tell, they all were “Christians” of some sort or another.

I am an Atheist.

I’ve been an Atheist since the age of six.…

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Added by Rick on June 9, 2010 at 8:19am — 2 Comments

TSBOE Votes on Texan Curriculum Standards

Today, the Texas State Board of Education voted on curriculum standards of social studies for the Texan public school system. As I am sure most of you are aware, these standards will affect many other states as publishers will often tailor textbooks specifically to meet Texan requirements. This vote followed several days of debate as final amendments were proposed.



Cynthia Dunbar, one of the strongest voices for the SBOE's conservative voting block, decided that a nice, long… Continue

Added by Shine on May 21, 2010 at 9:30pm — 8 Comments

What Faith and Blogs have in common

Today, all around the Internet, especially on facebook and the like, there was a story moving with vicious veracity, that President Obama had canceled the National Day of Prayer. This, of course, is not true! It was cancelled by Judge Barbara Crabb from Wisconsin. She is the same judge that handed down the controversial Wisconsin Walleye War ruling in 1987. But I am sure that she will be remembered for this instead. Since, no one outside of Wisconsin knows what the hell… Continue

Added by caleb daniel on May 5, 2010 at 2:16pm — 8 Comments

Suffering and The Shroud

From Catholic News Service



Pope Benedict spent May 2 by visiting Turin, Italy, where he celebrated an outdoor mass and knelt in silent prayer before the Shroud of Turin, which many Catholics still believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ despite mountains of evidence to the contrary.



After spending time… Continue

Added by The God Critic on May 4, 2010 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

Lack of Communication: A Personal Story

If you were previously a believer in The Almighty, did you ever hear him speak to you?


I never did. At least, I don't think I did.


However, I know a few people to whom God did speak, and I was always envious because God always told them what they should do with their lives. He told them who to marry, which house to buy, and which career path to follow.


I remember, when I was trying real hard to be a good…
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Added by The God Critic on April 24, 2010 at 10:01am — 7 Comments

"You HAVE TO believe in SOMETHING"

I can't understand why believers insist that you have to believe in something in order to have a good life.By something, of course, they mean a "higher power", something "higher than you". Smh. I just had a phone conversation with my aunt. I was speaking to her about an issue in my marriage that her and I had discussed earlier. She went on to advice that my husband and I believe in a higher power. I told her (again) that I don't believe in a deity or a higher power, nor do I subscribe to any…

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Added by Shanika on April 15, 2010 at 5:21pm — 18 Comments

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