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 —
I’ve been reading lots of recent discussion about why atheism is or is not a religion. These discussions have prompted me to think, which - if you read to the end - is perhaps the highest compliment I can make about them.
Most people begin the debate by defining atheism and religion, and many feel that the dictionary definitions for these terms are lackluster at best. Even… Continue
Added by Pam on May 12, 2009 at 11:00am —
NOTE: I am in no way trying to take credit for this, I just found it funny and entertaining so I figured I'd repost it here, you can find the original here.
1.) Because I don’t like the idea that we came from apes… despite that humans are categorically defined and classified as apes.
2.) Because I’m too stupid and/or lazy to open a fucking science book or turn on the Discovery Science… Continue
Added by SabreNation on May 4, 2009 at 6:21pm —
A recent survey of 742 Americans by the Pew Research Center has turned up some not-so-surprising results. The more often you go to church - the more likely you are to support torture. Imagine that.
The question was: "Do you think the use of torture against suspected terrorists in order to gain important information can often be justified, sometimes be justified, rarely be justified, or never be justified?"
Over half the people who attend church at least once a week - 54%… Continue
Added by SabreNation on May 2, 2009 at 10:30am —
I really do appreciate good headline writers...
Court climax premature for Madonna of Orgasm Church
The Madonna of Orgasm Church (Orgasmens Madonnas kyrka) has suffered a disappointing reversal following a Swedish court ruling that the church’s name is unacceptable and offensive.
The church’s founder, artist Carlos Bebeacua who resides in Lövestad in southern… Continue
Added by Pam on May 1, 2009 at 10:41am —
If Evil was made by the Fall, whenceforth was Eve tempted?
That sums it up right there.
Some Christians say that evil did not exist until the Fall - that all suffering and sin came about as a result of Eve's choice to disobey God. That sounds reasonable, right?
Imagine a world where there is no sin. Everything is perfect. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the lion is gettin' cuddly with that lamb over there (but not… Continue
Added by AnonyMouse on April 26, 2009 at 5:29pm —
I suppose I've never really written about this before, because it seems like too obvious a point to need addressing. But people do keep making these same tired old arguments
, displaying a very tedious lack of imagination or intellectual curiosity.
Read the full article here
, on my blog
Added by Cubik's Rube on April 26, 2009 at 4:06pm —
Human beings have a powerful sense of free will
, and in at least one important sense, they are responsible for their actions. Despite this, however, the concept of free will
as it is commonly understood is baseless and incoherent. It is certainly true, of course, that when beings make choices, it feels to them as though a variety of outcomes are possible. In fact, however, only the actual outcome was ever really a possibility. For a different choice to have been… Continue
Added by Causal Crunch on April 21, 2009 at 1:30pm —
These are the basic premises intended to define Beingism. Beyond the content of the text here, Beingists may come to a variety of different conclusions. Other texts on this site, such as the essays
, blog posts
, and message board postings
, may contain ideas widely shared among Beingists, though this cannot necessarily be… Continue
Added by Causal Crunch on April 19, 2009 at 12:30pm —