This will be short. Look at this argument:
Nature is so beautiful and complex; the planets in our solar system, and our solar system in our galaxy, and our galaxy in the universe all fit and work together so well that it cannot possibly have happened by chance - there must have been a creator.
I want to know why Christians, or any other monotheist, thinks this is a good argument in favor of their position. Obviously, because they've used the singular form of…Continue
I just picked up this quote from an article in the Advocate online magazine, and I feel like I really need to say a couple of things. But first, here's the quote:
Added by Elizabeth Kalmansson on December 6, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
As an atheist, I don't believe in any sort of supreme, all-knowing, benevolent, god-like being. I'm sure you all knew that already, but it's good to clarify.
Over the past few months I have developed a bit of a pet peeve.
When I stub my toe and say something like oh my god that hurt so badly, orgoddamn it, I'm obviously not saying that in a literal sense of the word. But some people, especially anonymous people online, like to point out what they believe to…
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"Atheists are not angry because we're selfish. We aren't angry because we're whiny. We're not angry because we have no joy or meaning in our lives. We're not angry because we have a god-shaped hole in our hearts. Atheists are angry because we have compassion. We're angry because we have a sense of justice. We're angry because we see harm being done to people; terrible, horrible harm, that's being done to people, and our hearts go out to them. Atheists are angry because we want to see this…Continue
This thought was inspired by this debate, between Dr. Sam Harris and William Lane Craig, and this debate, between a lot of different people. I freely admit that I probably watch too many debates. Deal with it.
To say that the explanation of morality in scientific terms instead of mysterious god terms, detracts from the beauty and significance of it, is the same as…