This is a title of an etching by Francisco Goya. “The Sleep of Reason brings forth Monsters” Christopher Hitchens has the picture on the inside cover of his book “God is not Great”. I only discovered this recently as I have only ever known the book as an audio book. It was a serendipitous discovery for me as I have had those same Spanish words…Continue
I wanted to contribute my current day-to-day experience which shares much in common with those posting and agreeing that "They Can't Live On This Planet Anymore!" and to offer what helps me through it every day.
When I'm not developing lectures and multimedia pieces for Innerspace Labs, (please see my profile for fun bits about that!), I pay the rent working as a supervisor in a print center.
It is, indeed a struggle, as my workplace is made up of proudly fundamentalist…Continue
I don't believe that this is a quote that can readily be overlooked. Indeed, if there is a god, and he created us in his image, then wouldn't he use his intellect, reason, and continuing knowledge to question himself as the great french philosopher Descartes did when he wrote,"I think, therefore I am."? Why shall we ever believe in something so profound as to never question it, and to blindly follow it with such fervor?
It is too easy to speak of such things with confidence on…Continue
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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(If you would like to visit my blog or would like to read this posting in its original formatting: Josephine)
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Copy of my first entry at my personal blog: http://godlessgospel.blogspot.com
My name is Jack Lawrence. And I am an atheist.
I will be attending the Reason Rally with a group of fellow atheists and free thinkers from Mississippi State University. If there is anyone in the north Mississippi/Alabama area that would like to travel with us let me know ASAP. We are considering renting a van and/or carpooling to Tuscaloosa to "get on the bus" with the group there. The more the merrier, especially when it comes to logic and reason!
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“You lack a grasp of logic and don’t even understand what you yourself are saying, Harley.
You’re claiming not having proof of something somehow positively supports what you…
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It should be a crime to teach children anything other than reason. A child has a few years in which their thinking pattern is laid down for life and to corrupt that process is sentencing that child to a life of ignorance. We wonder why places like China and other eastern civilizations have begun an explosion of knowledge. Has anyone made the connection between not teaching kids crap and those kids studying math and science. I use the word crap but would rather substitute Jesus or any other…Continue
I was attending Thanksgiving service last Sunday at a Lutheran church with my wife and two sons. I only attend church at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas eve to appease my wife and in-laws, although I don't actually participate in any of the rituals. Anyway, one of the flock was making announcements when she added at the end a bit of religious wisdom, which went something like this: "We are like pumpkins. God plants the seed, nurtures the growth, and when harvested, lops of the top and…Continue
“A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition.” ~José BergamínMany people mistakenly believe that dictionary definitions tell us what words mean. But it’s the other way around. We, by our actual usage of words, tell dictionary lexicographers how to define words. English is a fluid language, constantly changing. Definitions come from us, not dictionaries.
What if there is actually a god? Not the god from the Bible or Koran but a thinking God. A creator who doesn’t just reward someone for doing what He says but for using the gifts that He gave them, their free will, intelligence and their own sense of right and wrong. Imagine if this thinking god had decided that a test was needed to try to sort out the innately good from the others in the world. Thus deciding who it was that really deserved the reward of paradise.
It is quite plain to…Continue
So, this being my first blog, I guess it would be adequate to assign it to my reasons for being an Atheist.
Being a new member to this site, as well as just recently meeting other atheists for the first time in my life (Both in real life and on the internet), I am open to any input on this list. I also don't expect this to be new to anyone, I am sure these reasons have been repeated PLENTY of times. These are just my own spin on the them.
I'd like to list reasons that…Continue
I thought this might be a good place for my last blog entry from http://www.commonground.net. So, here are some of my thoughts on faith and reason.
Another Common Ground blogger, Ian Kluge, directed our attention to the new atheists position that there is an inherent and irreconcilable conflict between faith and reason.
Christopher Hitchens sums up their position this way: “All attempts to reconcile faith…Continue
Delirium is a common and severe neuropsychiatric syndrome with core features of acute onset and fluctuating course and attentional deficits. It also often involves other cognitive deficits, changes in arousal (hyperactive, hypoactive, or mixed), perceptual deficits, altered sleep-wake cycle, and psychotic features including hallucinations and delusions. - Wikipedia…Continue