“God lets thousands of people die in an earthquake, but he helps them win bike races?” Laura said in her best, her very best and cutting sarcastic voice that ended the conversation for then and forever, and made the Tour de France winner look like a fool. God did not exist. Which is really fine because that means this is all we have. That’s what I tell the Elders when they come around.
“I live each day as though that’s all there is. I have no idea where this day came from or if there… Continue
Added by Aline Carriere on August 11, 2009 at 10:37am —
Posted August 5, 2009
by: Sam Harris (www.reasonproject.org)
It is widely claimed that there can be no conflict, in principle, between science and religion because many scientists are themselves “religious,” and some even believe in the God of Abraham and in the truth of ancient miracles. Even religious extremists value some of the products of science—antibiotics, computers, bombs, etc.—and these seeds of inquisitiveness, we are told, can be patiently nurtured in a way… Continue
Added by CJoe on August 7, 2009 at 4:08am —
Duelity provides a different take on creation versus evolution. With a slightly humorous, and definitely ironic reversal of roles. The creation story is told in a very scientific manner, while the big bang and evolution story is told in a poetic religious manner.
Besides this seeming like a fairly unique idea, the creators have made the two videos so that you can watch them separately, or at the same time.…
Added by Johnny on August 1, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Friends took me out for my bachelor party last night and inevitably it ended up on the "East Side". For St. Louisans, the East Side is associated with the large number of strip clubs on the east side of the Mississippi river in Illinois. I've heard it said that these clubs are among the best in the nation and from what little I have seen of other clubs in other cities, I believe this could definitely be true. In the better of the bunch, the women are beautiful, bare,… Continue
Added by Reggie on August 1, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Hello everyone, it's been quite a while. Stupid real life infringing on my blogging and video gaming time. Grrr.
Anyway, things have finally begun to slow down again at work and home and I'm hoping to be able to get back to blogging more regularly here on T|A as it's been an excellent release for me since I found the site. The topic of my first blog in my return is a question (or rather two variations of a question) that I get asked quite a bit both online and off. If you haven't… Continue
Added by SabreNation on July 22, 2009 at 7:53pm —
I always seem to start to write things like blogs but always stop halfway though and close my browser because I can't put into the right words my feelings. It is as if, though they are a part of me, they are something that I cannot explain or even begin to understand. In some ways, it is a scary feeling, an odd detachment from myself. I never know who I am because it feels that I am constantly changing my opinion.
A year ago I would have told you I was a Republican, that I was… Continue
Added by Christopher Buscaglia on July 12, 2009 at 1:30am —
I like modesty; I think it's a good virtue. Especially when it comes to sex, I think modesty has nothing to do with what you're wearing. A woman can be covered from head to toe and still be sensual, and she can be completely naked and completely un-sexual- as seen in nudist colonies where people go about their lives without clothes- while somehow managing to function.
However when it comes to sex and religion, all hell breaks loose. Man is cataloged a sex hungry beast unable to… Continue
Added by Wassabi on July 6, 2009 at 4:30pm —
My pun muscles are letting me down if that's the best I can come up with. The New Humanist's "Zeal or no Zeal?"
is perfect, and there must be other religion/game-show wordplay possibilities out there. I'll keep trying.
The point is, people in Turkey are going to be trying to convert some atheists on a TV panel show, by the clever application of flawless logic and the careful presentation of substantial evidence… Continue
Added by Cubik's Rube on July 3, 2009 at 6:36pm —
While browsing ThinkAtheist, I encountered a blog post that called my attention; it was this one
, called "Billy Mays... Dead. Four "Celebrities" in a week WTF". While the post itself had nothing wrong in it, the comments seemed more controversial, including jokes about Billy Mays that I considered to be bad tasted. Reggie Hammond replied: "Respect the dead? Why? Will they haunt me? No,… Continue
Added by Andres Kazan on June 29, 2009 at 8:30am —
This, and so much more, was also posted over at my blog, Cubik's Rube
Let's own up to a dark and terrible truth.
We atheists all know that we have just as much faith in unproven superstitions as the religious people we so gleefully despise. I mean, secretly, we're all well aware that our beloved "science" is just another way of seeing the world, dependent on at least as much blind belief as, say, fundamentalist… Continue
Added by Cubik's Rube on June 28, 2009 at 1:47pm —
Cross-posted over at my blog, Cubik's Rube
This isn't an argument I've seen put forward anywhere before, so it's possble I'm having one of my more original moments here. I've written before about the idea that only a god, or an eternal afterlife, or something of that ilk, can give life any meaning or purpose, and why I think it's bollocks
. But here's a way of… Continue
Added by Cubik's Rube on June 21, 2009 at 4:00pm —
This is mostly a repost from Greg Fish's blog "Weird Things"
titled "Why You Should Honor Thy Scientists"
. I often consider science as my "religion", but really what I mean is that I trust science to be the best thing available to tell me about reality. However, some theists will try to posit that science is just another faith based religion, playing a little… Continue
Added by Reggie on June 7, 2009 at 1:20pm —
I have to say i have asked christians on what evidence they have that god exists and none of them can give me any factual avidence on the existence of their own beliefs, so why believe in them in the first place?
Also i just posted a video on the main page called changing the oil with jesus, it realy got me in stitches
If any of you have facebook then join my atheist group called... 100,000 atheist face bookers against religious nut cases
just copy and paste… Continue
Added by Shermon Burgess on June 6, 2009 at 11:32pm —
Hey everyone i just joined up, someone on my atheist facebook group told me about this site, i gotta say it's a really good site, hope all who are here will join my group on facebook... 100,000 atheist face bookers against religious nut cases
just copy and paste it into your group search.
Added by Shermon Burgess on May 30, 2009 at 10:32pm —
I'm reading a library book from my school called "On Humanism." - By: Richard Norman. Yep... that's the type of atheist I am... I'm a secular humanist. I'm posting here a passage from the book based on a lecture by Bertrand Russell to a meeting if the National Secular Society in 1927. I found this passage SO empowering and such that I have made it my "mission statement" per say for myself. When I lost my faith, I suddenly felt alone and VERY afraid. I… Continue
Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on May 29, 2009 at 10:30pm —
I support Chelsea and my Mecca is Stamford Bridge. I made my pilgrimage when I lived in London and it was the site of much adoration.
Each week, all over the world, people go to these sites and chant, sing, stand up, sit down, praise and denouce as a group. After the 'ceremony' they will discuss the events of the day and what needs to be done to make things better for their chosen idols.
When confronted with a member of another faction, who believes they
follow the… Continue
Added by Liam on May 25, 2009 at 9:01am —
We've all heard the arguments. Wait... those of us over 30 have all heard the arguments that the moral decline of the US began in 1963 when multiple cases outlawed religion and prayer in school. It's the pivotal moment to dill holes all over. It took the mental stress of washing my wifes car to decide to take this argument on. So let's dig in.
Crime rates were always the issue in the 90's. The claim was that religious rates in 1963 were so pervasive that no one would commit a crime.… Continue
Added by Gaytor on May 23, 2009 at 1:30am —
Not believing in the same religion as a religious person or not being religious?
Added by Jin-oh Choi on May 21, 2009 at 7:00am —
Here's something that's annoyed me for a while. It came up again in a couple of places in quick succession lately - once in an episode of Bones, I forget the other - so I thought it was about time to try explaining what exactly it is that pisses me off so much.
It's about the assertion that life, or fate, or God, or whatever, "never gives us more than we can handle".
I think it's a phrase that's supposed to be comforting to someone going through hard times, to reassure… Continue
Added by Cubik's Rube on May 20, 2009 at 5:34pm —
Even though I disagree with him on just about everything, I have a great deal of respect for Andrew Sullivan. He's religious, conservative, and Republican - 3 things I normally can not stand. However he manages to be all 3 without being at the same time hard-headed, bigoted, or unwilling to listen to opposing views - a true rarity amongst his brethren. If all theists displayed the type of eloquence and willingness to accept that different people have different views and that doesn't necessarily… Continue
Added by SabreNation on May 18, 2009 at 10:12am —