Today, we're going to talk about faith.
You can't say I don't tackle the Big Important Topics here. In this one post, I'm going to cover the entire foundation of almost every religion in the history of ever, the pillar on which all theology is founded, and the subject over which perhaps more hours of scholarly work and profound philosophising has taken place over the centuries than any other. The one elusive, ethereal concept whose significance has plagued the most enlightened and… Continue
Added by Cubik's Rube on August 31, 2009 at 2:53pm —
It is my contention that if one grew up without ever hearing of gods, religion, and the supernatural; that when one was presented with these concepts for the first time, one would laugh one's ass off!
Added by Doug Reardon on August 30, 2009 at 5:35pm —
There are few things that can get under my skin like the education system in America. We do not do enough to teach our kids about the real wonders in the world through logical inspection and we fail miserably to teach them to respect or understand history. Schools that respect the secular requirements of our government fail to impart the importance of these subjects. What education are we denying children when they are educated by a school district that makes “belief in god” a goal in their… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on August 29, 2009 at 5:59pm —
I wrote an article
against Kissimmee Florida’s City Council’s attempt to put “In God We Trust” on their city seal. The day after the article was written the Kissimmee City Council decided to quash the motion and their attempt to make their town a mini theocracy ended. A few days later, a man from Georgetown, Texas named Dave Atkinson wrote me a series of emails on the… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on August 24, 2009 at 2:30am —
Anyone who has spent more than a few seconds on my site
knows where I stand on religion. My anti-theist stance is quite clearly proclaimed everywhere here, from the scarlet A
and Random Evil Scripture block to the various books I've read, even those of faith have no trouble figuring out my views.
I have my email address easily accessible in the footer, available for anyone to contact me if desired, and I do… Continue
Added by Dave Nichols on August 20, 2009 at 2:03pm —
Morality, Religion and Terrorism
Ex-President George W. Bush was wrong when he said the terrorists have hijacked Islam. In fact, it is Islam that has hijacked the terrorists. Bush and those who agree with him insist that the terrorists aren’t “true” Muslims; that violence in the name of Allah is counter to the Quran and Islam. Continue
Examine that sentiment closely: compare it to what the Quran actually says. The Quran does have a paltry few verses…
Added by Atheist Exile on August 20, 2009 at 1:30am —
This was also posted over at Cubik's Rube
, my skeptical/atheist blog.
Okay... I think
we can all relax.
I didn't watch it the first few times I saw it linked, because I read the summary and it just sounded depressing. Eventually I caved in and witnessed the nightmare for myself.
It really was hideous
Yes, it's that video of the American… Continue
Added by Cubik's Rube on August 15, 2009 at 5:40pm —
This was also posted over at Cubik's Rube
I just watched the film Horton Hears A Who!
. It was very philosophically troubling.
I never read the book, so this rant will apply to the movie version only. And I'm sure this is one of those times where Your Mileage My Vary, as to how much I should be reading into all this or whether any of it… Continue
Added by Cubik's Rube on August 13, 2009 at 7:30pm —
To followers of the three major western religions Abraham is a pious man, trying his best to do what his god expects. To me; Abraham is obviously a classic Paranoid Schizophrenic in serious need of some major psychotropic medication.
Added by Doug Reardon on August 11, 2009 at 7:27pm —
“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 Cara Coleen 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’d like to start off by saying that this is not an attack on religion or the religious, but merely just an attack on a simple-minded phrase commonly used by religious folks. We have all heard them say it, “God works in mysterious ways,” but what does it mean? What does it say about the individual who utters this phrase? Is this phrase a decent answer, or is it merely a cop out to cover ignorance and intellectual laziness? If there is anything that this phrase does not do is promote an… Continue
Added by Isaac on July 18, 2009 at 8:00pm —
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 —