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How to Scientifically Explain Santa Claus to Your Children

The Santa questions start firing at you before your kids turn five. How does he speed around the world in a single night? How does he know what I want? Sure, you could deny Santa's existence, but be ready for some tears.

The good news is, there are perfectly reasonable answers to the many questions relating to his annual mission. The bad news: The science involved is typically beyond the mental reach of the average six year…

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Added by Morgan Matthew on December 24, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Australia to remove BC and AD from school history books

The decision by the Australian government to ditch the Christian calendar in school history books has been met by anger.



Instead of BC (Before Christ) and AD (Anno Domini), the curriculum will use BCE (Before Common Era) and CE (Common Era) instead.



The change in abbreviations does not equate to a change in dates, but the Archbishop of Sydney the Most Rev Peter Jensen has described BCE and CE as “meaningless”.



He said the move yesterday was an “intellectually…

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Added by Morgan Matthew on September 13, 2011 at 11:38am — 13 Comments

A Texas bar sues a church...

In a small Texas town, a bar began construction on a new building to increase their business.. The local Baptist church started a campaign to block the bar from opening with petitions and prayers. Work progressed right up till the week before opening when lightning struck the bar and it burned to the ground.

The church folks were rather smug in their outlook after that, until the bar owner sued the church on the grounds that the church was…

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Added by Morgan Matthew on June 14, 2011 at 10:46am — 4 Comments

You can't prove you're not joking

Response to that old theist fallback, "You can't prove God doesn't exist":

"You can't prove you're not joking."

Then proceed to insist they must be joking about their belief in God, and that they don't really believe it, they're just trolling you.

Good one theist, you almost got me - but nobody could really believe that stuff! Via: Reddit

Added by Morgan Matthew on June 9, 2011 at 12:57pm — 3 Comments

This Space Sphere Contains a Secret Message to Aliens

This is LAGEOS. Since 1976, this perfect disco sphere has been orbiting Earth carrying 426 cube corner reflectors made of fused silica glass—except four, made of germanium. It also contains a coded message, designed by Dr. Carl Sagan.

The message was duplicated in two 4 x 7-inch stainless steel plates and contains several codes telling things about Earth. The first…

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Added by Morgan Matthew on May 11, 2011 at 10:31am — 2 Comments

A quick Quote

The Patrician took a sip of his beer. "I have told this to few people, gentlemen, and I suspect I never will again, but one day when I was a young boy on holiday in Uberwald I was walking along the bank of a stream when I saw a mother otter with her cubs. A very endearing sight, I'm sure you will agree, and even as I watched, the mother otter dived into the water and came up with a plump salmon, which she subdued and dragged onto a…

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Added by Morgan Matthew on April 9, 2011 at 1:10pm — 1 Comment

Oddly sinister promo for the 2011 National Day of Prayer



 

Completely over the top, utterly ridiculous video for the 2011 National Day of Prayer. Like what is the message here supposed to be? That Christians can somehow stave off the Apocalypse and natural disasters by praying? I thought the end of the world and Jesus coming back were the whole point? Now I’m confused.

And what’s with the shitty bombastic music?…

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Added by Morgan Matthew on April 6, 2011 at 10:53am — 31 Comments

1896 had the best currency notes of ALL TIME

Truly a work of art! Where is the "In god we trust"? Oh I love…

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Added by Morgan Matthew on April 3, 2011 at 11:15pm — 9 Comments

Gingrich calls for return to religious roots

With the backdrop of an oversized U.S. flag on stage at Cornerstone Church Sunday, Newt…

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Added by Morgan Matthew on March 28, 2011 at 2:30pm — 8 Comments

Were the Egyptian Pyramids Ever Underwater?



Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx underwater because of Noah's flood

The Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza were all built by 2500 BCE, before the Bible says Noah’s flood occurred.

 

According to the Bible in the year 2348 BCE the earth was plunged into a global flood which killed everyone everywhere because everyone was doing everything naughty (except Noah and his immediate family).

How do we know the Bible says 2348 BCE for the flood? Because in the 17th century an Irish fellow named James Ussher…

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Added by Morgan Matthew on March 24, 2011 at 1:15am — 15 Comments

Some of these simple animations for complex principles blew my mind...

Simple animation to explain complex principles



1, aircraft radial engine



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2, oval Regulation



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3, sewing machines



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4, Malta Cross movement - second hand movement used to control the clock



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5, auto change file mechanism



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6, auto constant velocity universal joint



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7, gun ammunition…

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Added by Morgan Matthew on March 10, 2011 at 11:39am — 4 Comments

Did you see the big pictures of the rally?

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s ‘Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear’







Glenn Beck’s ‘Restoring Honor’ rally







An estimated 215,000 people attended a rally organized by Comedy Central talk show hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Saturday in Washington, according to a crowd estimate commissioned by CBS News.



The company… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on November 2, 2010 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Send up a Prayer

haha I kid I kid. Just wanted to let you guys know that I might (could be a really bad torn inner muscle) have to go into surgery for either a hernia or appendicitis.



I have to drink that dye (I got the apple flavor dye, anyone else know if its any good? haha) at 6am and another at 7am then get a CT scan at 8am.



I'll keep you guys posted here on my status or if I can't Cara will. :]



Thanks everyone for making Think Atheist the site it is today! Always… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on December 9, 2009 at 11:30pm — 20 Comments

The Blood Thirst and Greater Evils of Christ

To achieve a greater understanding of the world, its societies and the common issues that face them, one must be comfortable with the fact that there is no polarity, no sole perpetrator of evil that is causing all the world's ills. There is no devil, and there is no messiah; all humans contain a certain duality (that allows them to perform great acts of selflessness and still remain corrupt, despicable people). All people across the world have the ability to control their disposition towards or… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on November 10, 2009 at 7:40pm — 3 Comments

@Lauruhhpalooza has won the Think Atheist Halloween Contest!

Congratulations to Lauruhhpalooza for winning this years Halloween contest! Laura wins any shirt out of the TA stores or any book out of the Amazon store! Thanks everyone that entered! Be on the look out for the next contest!





The top 3 results…

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Added by Morgan Matthew on November 9, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

A quick dive into the world of the Morgan Matthew idea book.

Hey guys! I thought I would share a single page out of a scrappy note book of mine that showcases some of the ideas you see on the site today. *Yes I know my print letters are quite sloppy :P This is more of an attempt to possibly spark your own ideas out of this. Enjoy!

Added by Morgan Matthew on November 8, 2009 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

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