Heather Spoonheim's Blog – March 2011 Archive (10)

An Argument Against 'G'

An essay by – Heather Spoonheim



The habitual capitalization of the word ‘god’ is evidence of one of the most insidious mind-games ever perpetrated by the cult of Yahweh. To understand why, one must first understand that language, as a…

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Added by Heather Spoonheim on March 30, 2011 at 10:44am — 11 Comments

Theory of Mind

An essay by – Heather Spoonheim



A solid understanding of theory of mind (ToM) is extremely important to understanding some of the fallacies that derive from its misapplication. ToM “is the ability to attribute mental states—beliefs, intents, desires, pretending, knowledge, etc.—to oneself and others and to understand that others have beliefs, desires and…

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Added by Heather Spoonheim on March 28, 2011 at 3:00am — 15 Comments

The Evolution of God

A narrative essay by - Heather Spoonheim

 

God’s stomping grounds are pretty vast these days, at least according to some theists. You see, God isn’t limited by time, dimensions or measure but actually transcends space-time and even the very concepts of space and time. He is not only everywhere at all times, he is in fact the very essence of…

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Added by Heather Spoonheim on March 24, 2011 at 3:58am — 9 Comments

The Genesis of God

A narrative essay by - Heather Spoonheim

 

Years ago I found myself alone and shivering, hands trembling as I struck match after match trying to ignite some damp tinder. I desperately wanted that fire to light and all the intention of my mind was focused and I started pleading, “Come on, fire, come on!” As the tinder began to smolder I sighed, “Thank you!” and I dropped to my knees and began blowing gently until flames began to…

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Added by Heather Spoonheim on March 23, 2011 at 1:05am — 3 Comments

The Bible is NOT Fiction

An essay by - Heather Spoonheim

 

All too often I hear fellow Atheists say, “Using the Bible as proof of God is like using a comic book as proof of Superman.” I always find this statement offensive because it shows a very malicious irreverence for a book that I greatly revere. I would like to encourage Atheists that are in the habit of using the above remark to consider saying, instead, “Using the Bible as proof of God is like…

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Added by Heather Spoonheim on March 21, 2011 at 10:28am — 102 Comments

Invisible Pink Unicorns

Why do so many people refute the existence of invisible pink unicorns? What sort of childhood trauma could make a person so hateful as to suggest that invisible pink unicorns don’t exist? It’s so comforting to just think of them galloping silently around us, watching out for us (while also keeping an eye out for low prices) that I’m deeply saddened to think that anyone lives without this comfort. How sad it must be to live everyday without…

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Added by Heather Spoonheim on March 18, 2011 at 7:53am — 7 Comments

Genesis Rewritten

            The book of Genesis paints a picture of a deity that is trivial when compared to the cosmos as we understand it today.  If the hand that wrote Genesis had been divinely moved, it would have painted a picture of a deity that made the cosmos look trivial by comparison.  Although the author of Genesis couldn’t possibly have comprehended even our knowledge of the cosmos, divine intervention would most certainly have found a way to use ancient language to paint that picture.  That…

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Added by Heather Spoonheim on March 17, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Who is TamTamPamela?

            Just in case you have been confused by recent buzz about TamTamPamela and the resulting YouTube flamewars, I thought I would summarize the events here.  For the past year, a girl calling herself TamTamPamela has been posting videos to YouTube which echo some extremely fundamentalist Christian views.  Several atheists had been adding harsh comments to her channel, but she seemed rather unfazed and continued to upload videos of the same format.

            After the March…

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Added by Heather Spoonheim on March 15, 2011 at 8:04am — 42 Comments

God's Bet! A short story.

As the oxygen in her blood began running low, Joan Sabbath’s mind began to cloud over. She was surrounded by the familiar, loving faces of people with whom she had so long been unable to communicate. They were her children, grandchildren, and two great grandchildren, but she could no longer be certain who was who. As if to remind her one last time, a stream of images from her life began rushing past. The blur of the images obscured the faces though, and then everything began to fade.…

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Added by Heather Spoonheim on March 14, 2011 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

The Chemtrail/Contrail Controversy

Over the past decade, there have been a growing number of people subscribing to what is known as the ‘chemtrail’ conspiracy.  This conspiracy theory is based on the trails left behind by airliners flying through our skies.  Everyone but the visually impaired has observed these trails and they are called contrails – condensation trails left in the sky by the exhaust of jet engines.…

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Added by Heather Spoonheim on March 9, 2011 at 9:04am — 12 Comments

  

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