All Blog Posts Tagged 'religion' (331)

50 Reasons I Reject Evolution

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 — No Comments

Study Finds That The Church-Goers Are More Likely To Support Torture

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 — No Comments

Friday Funnies

I really do appreciate good headline writers...



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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 — No Comments

The Problem of Evil, Extended

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?



Riiiiight.



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 — 7 Comments

Truth: still scarier than fiction

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 — 1 Comment

Why the Will is Not Free



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 — No Comments

Beingist Philosophy

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 — No Comments

Easter "News"

Just in case you missed the news, yesterday was Easter and atheists were “up in arms” over it, according to the Exception Magazine.



Daughter Denied Chocolate Bunny Due to Mother's Atheism

Atheists are up in arms over Easter. A user of the social bookmarking site Reddit, which often features an atheist perspective on…

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Added by Pam on April 13, 2009 at 8:44am — 6 Comments

Massimo Pigliucci Speaks about Science & Religion

This past Sunday I had the pleasure of hearing Massimo Pigliucci give a presentation titled, “What’s Science got to do With It? When Scientists talk Nonsense about Science and Religion”. Pigliucci is a professor of ecology and evolution at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, is an outspoken critic of creationism, an advocate of science education, and has a doctorate in genetics, a Ph.D. in botany, and a Ph.D. in philosophy. He writes for the Skeptical Inquirer,…

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Added by Pam on April 8, 2009 at 8:13am — 3 Comments

UN Report Blasts Israel - Says They Targetted Civilians In Gaza Attacks

January 3rd, 2009 - In the first incident, a father and his 2 sons (both younger than 11) emerge from their home to view the damage done by a tank round that struck near-by. As they exited their home all 3 were shot and killed by IDF forces while the man's daughter watched in horror. In the second reported incident from the same day, IDF forces stood in the doorway of a home in the Zeitoun neighborhood of Gaza City. The soldiers ordered the male head of the household to come out. As he was… Continue

Added by SabreNation on March 24, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Religion's Ultimate Sin - Childhood Indoctrination

I recently got into a fairly heated debate with one of my children's aunts regarding religion. She was apparently appalled by the fact that I've been doing my best to shield them (ages 4 and 2) from religion and that I took issue with her teaching them about the Bible while watching them one day. When I learned about it I told her, pretty bluntly, that I did not want her shilling her religious beliefs off on my children and if she wished to babysit them in the future to please respect those… Continue

Added by SabreNation on March 20, 2009 at 2:43pm — 14 Comments

Great Comparison

Religion is like a very large dog. Comforting when it's yours, terrifying when it's not, and absolutely must be kept away from the children.

Added by Philip Norton on March 13, 2009 at 4:05pm — 3 Comments

Examining the Secular - Latest Highlights

Hey gang, here are some highlights from my column at Examiner.com over the past week!



* I insist that it's okay to be judgmental about things really are bad

* I worry over… Continue

Added by Paul Fidalgo on March 7, 2009 at 8:48pm — 3 Comments

First post; glad to be here.

I am so glad I found this community; so glad I have joined.



Already I am seeing other like minded people on this website that think just like me; yep we atheists actually use our brain for thinking unlike non-atheists who just go along with what the church tells them.



I am so sick of religious bullshit going on in the world; we need to not ban religion but take religion out of governments, schools and other places where they can be harmful to the human… Continue

Added by Scott Ferguson on February 26, 2009 at 7:33pm — 3 Comments

How Should We Fill The Void?

Lucky Rabbit's Foot A few weeks back I posted a blog on how theists fear of the unknown is what causes them to oppose science. The author I pulled the source material from, Paddy Shannon, points out that reason and logic are pushing superstition out the window, but leaving behind an empty room. "What we need to do … is recognize the emotional vacuum this is creating, and strive to fill it, before… Continue

Added by Johnny on February 18, 2009 at 2:09pm — 3 Comments

Churchbot!

Churchbot! (sinfest)
http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=2224

Added by Samantha on February 16, 2009 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

The Origins of Valentine's Day

What is Valentine's Day to you? A special day with your sweetheart? An excuse to wear red and pink? A chance to eat chocolate all day? A day to exchange gifts with the special people in your life? Just another Hallmark-Holiday?





For me personally it's a day to do something special for my sweetheart. I do also feel that it is a bit too… Continue

Added by Johnny on February 14, 2009 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

The Separation of Church and State

Why should we care about the separation of church and state? Is the division of government and religion a good thing? What does this concept even mean?



The term “separation of church and state” does not appear anywhere in the US Constitution. What does appear, however, are these words in the First Amendment, stating that “Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof …”



So, people are…

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Added by Pam on February 11, 2009 at 11:21am — 4 Comments

Theists have sunk to a new low....

I have already posted this article on my regular blog: 1azylizzie.wordpress.com however because of the subject matter I thought it was worth sharing here too, so here it is:



As you all may know, Australia is in the middle of its most tragic and devastating peacetime disaster in it’s history. Bushfires are raging in our southeast state - Victoria, with many of them believed to be started by arsonists.



Whole families have lost their lives, and entire communities have been… Continue

Added by 1azylizzie on February 10, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Great Story On Time.Com About Kara Neumann Tragedy

""The law must recognize that the right of children to live supersedes the rights of their parents to free expression of religion.""



When Parents Call God Instead of the Doctor



Just read this story a few minutes ago and thought those of you that have been following this case might be interested. That quote above really sums up the whole argument as well as anything I've read about it. What else… Continue

Added by SabreNation on February 9, 2009 at 8:40am — 2 Comments

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