Sophie's Blog – April 2009 Archive (7)

The End of Christian America

The percentage of self-identified Christians has fallen 10 points in the past two decades. How that statistic explains who we are now—and what, as a nation, we are about to become.

It was a small detail, a point of comparison buried in the fifth paragraph on the 17th page of a 24-page summary of the 2009 American Religious Identification Survey. But as R. Albert Mohler Jr.—president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, one of the largest on earth—read over the… Continue

Added by Sophie on April 11, 2009 at 4:51am — 6 Comments

I still get a tingly feeling that I am on a internet site that has smart people.

I still get a tingly feeling that I am on a internet site that has smart people... Thanks everyone for making this site such a great little corner of the web for me to breathe! (and I still feel tingly that there are really great people out there!)


Science rules!


PS Oh & there is no weird people that I have to deal with on here! (creeps)

Added by Sophie on April 8, 2009 at 4:30am — 7 Comments

God hates the Pope - Sends earthquake 43 miles from Rome.

Whenever there's a tragedy, there's always some asshole saying God is punishing us for doing x. Example, here's Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson blaming 9/11 on the ACLU, gays, and atheists (among others). He's also said Hurricane Katrina happened because God's mad at how often we abort babies. But these people strangely silent whenever anything God lets bad things happen to people they've exalted as good. If the crazies say God makes bad things happen to bad people as punishment, then they must… Continue

Added by Sophie on April 6, 2009 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Atheism On Television

This last Sunday (03/29/2009) Brian Griffin, the dog from the cartoon Family Guy, came out to his family that he was an atheist. (Episode Not All Dogs Go To Heaven available here on Hulu - That link no longer works, they were asked to remove that episode for some reason) The atheosphere has been chattering about this like crazy since then. Half of all the tweets I saw on Twitter that night were about it. The show did a good thing in showing how much discrimination a person can… Continue

Added by Sophie on April 4, 2009 at 7:00pm — 11 Comments

To Christians who say we take Bible verses out of context

When Atheists point out immoral acts in the Bible, you like to say that they are being taken out of context, and the entire passage, or entire book, or the times should be taken into account.

Intersting that you suddenly see shades of gray when the Bible is held up to scrutiny, but can't see them when talking about human beings. You never want to consider the context of a person's reasons for being gay, or that they may have a valid reason to… Continue

Added by Sophie on April 3, 2009 at 2:37pm — 3 Comments

Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens in unmoderated 2-hour discussion.

Look how easy it was to paste two video's in.

Hour 1…


Added by Sophie on April 2, 2009 at 2:45pm — 1 Comment

Why won't Christians and Jews admit it?

The vast majority of Christians and Jews have never read the bible.

Religion for most people is basically an identity system, not a belief system. You are almost always the same religion as your parents. You don't choose a religion. So rejecting your religion is like rejecting your family, or your tribe.

And since most people know almost nothing about their religion, they defer to so-called experts and leaders who claim knowledge… Continue

Added by Sophie on April 1, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

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