All Blog Posts Tagged 'theism' (10)

Prayer As An Answer

For hundreds of years it has been thought that this world is a result of God. God made everything we see, hear, touch, etc. but is this really the case? In science, once a theory has been proposed it is tested in a way to try to disprove it. If it cannot be disproved, then it works. Does God work?

In an earlier post i took some religious claims and how science has refuted them. In a way I am simply continuing… Continue

Added by Real Life James Bond on March 31, 2013 at 3:24pm — 20 Comments

A Philosophical View

I enjoy looking at a variety of views on both theism and atheism. One argument that has intrigued me is the problem of evil which goes something like this:

Premise 1.) If God exists, then there would be no evil (immoral actions) in the world.

Premise 2.) There is (are) evil (immoral actions) in the world.

Conclusion: God does not exist.



This is a strong argument in favor of Atheism, however many would try to attack the first premise which we shall call (1). I have been… Continue

Added by Real Life James Bond on March 11, 2013 at 1:09am — No Comments

Losing God and my family

I am 21 years old, and I was not raised in a church, or told to say my prayers before I wen to bed at night. To be honest, you wouldn't have known god had a presence in my childhood home at all except for a small wooden cross on the wall. My father and step mother are by self declaration Catholic, though they have never attended Mass once in my life that I know of..now on the other side of the family my mother and step father are very religious; church every sunday, prayer, etc.

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Added by James Klaver on February 27, 2012 at 1:19pm — 1 Comment

My Beliefs

What keeps me away from theism is really simple, I'm not nine anymore.

Also, I have more important things to worry about than eternal damnation and sucking up to a big hairy white guy in the sky. That being said, I'm currently studying Graphic Design and would love any tips on the industry if you've got them!

Added by Thomas Rauscher on November 30, 2011 at 3:09pm — No Comments

How Would You Answer This?

Ok, that sounds good. Thanks for the discussion so far. But real quick, may I ask you this question: What is the inverse of the statement "I don't believe in God?" Seems there should be an inversely logical conclusion. "I don't believe in God; therefore, inversely, I do believe there is no god." I don't believe x; therefore, I believe in the opposite of x. It sounds like a mathematical equation because it is.

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Added by Nathan Hevenstone on September 16, 2011 at 12:21am — 14 Comments

Do Moderate Christians Need an "Adam"?

Jesus and Adam  Previously, I discussed the idea that we can now definitively show that there was no single couple from which all of humanity descended, and discussed a few points made by ProfMTH, namely that Paul references Adam in same way he references Jesus. To me, this seemed a clear and inescapable contradiction to a foundational principle of Christianity, since Paul is obviously wrong in referencing Adam. Now this assertion faced…

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Added by HonestDiscussioner on September 6, 2011 at 2:13pm — No Comments

The Letter

I'm getting ready to "come out" to my family and church. I've written a letter to send to the church or any family member in the event that I cannot personally talk with them for fear of my own safety. I intend to go about this in the least dramatic way possible, and only use this letter if I have to. If there is any drama, it will be caused by the church or by my family- not by me. I played a very active role in the church (I'm their best worship leader, they keep saying), so I expect some…

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Added by Bryan Casey on August 11, 2011 at 12:02am — 23 Comments

Why I'm an American Atheist

The original full version of this essay is located here:

http://funnychurchsigns.org/why-i-am-an-american-atheist/

 

Why I'm an American Atheist…

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Added by Justin on June 17, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Atheism vs. Agnosticism

I know, I know. The title is a bit misleading.


But lately, I've been seeing a growing trend of digging an imaginary trench between so-called atheists and so-called agnostics. What many people don't realize is that more often than not, they are one and the same.


We need to define both terms first. Theism and atheism are about belief vs. non-belief. Non-belief in a deity does not imply a belief in the non-existence of said…
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Added by Yet Another Atheist on September 23, 2010 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Eternal Consciousness and Eternal Unconsiousness

Throughout my few years of existence, I've pondered about which is worse: eternal unconsciousness or eternal consciousness. A Christian (or any other person that believes in an eternal afterlife) would say that eternal unconsciousness (what most atheists have accepted) is far, far worse.



But is it really?



Consider this- imagine existing for an eternity. Eventually, you would have experienced and/or thought about everything possible, and impossible.… Continue

Added by William on July 30, 2009 at 11:30am — 13 Comments

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