Christy's Videos (Think Atheist) - Think Atheist 2014-07-30T23:43:19Z http://www.thinkatheist.com/video/video/listForContributor?screenName=1xa6a5dp20xce&rss=yes&xn_auth=no How I ended up godless & free :) tag:www.thinkatheist.com,2008-11-06:1982180:Video:7229 2008-11-06T07:58:57.173Z Christy http://www.thinkatheist.com/profile/Christy <a href="http://www.thinkatheist.com/video/how-i-ended-up-godless-free"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="96" src="http://api.ning.com/files/e5jczF0ZkzNNow7bucMYaJQFVxrAMoBmsu9wm--9U5EZr4rN*6KsVtzK6iluB8mvwnbYsk1LLGpTev5rfaa3VdeQ9eNOJScB/146373466.bin?width=128&amp;height=96" width="128"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Ok ok One of my new favorite video's. Wait for the best part that when you think about it... she makes a great point. "BABIES BABIES BABIES" is all I am going to say haha a good… <a href="http://www.thinkatheist.com/video/how-i-ended-up-godless-free"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com/files/e5jczF0ZkzNNow7bucMYaJQFVxrAMoBmsu9wm--9U5EZr4rN*6KsVtzK6iluB8mvwnbYsk1LLGpTev5rfaa3VdeQ9eNOJScB/146373466.bin?width=128&amp;height=96" width="128" height="96" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Ok ok One of my new favorite video's. Wait for the best part that when you think about it... she makes a great point. "BABIES BABIES BABIES" is all I am going to say haha a good laugh! You are not Agnostic tag:www.thinkatheist.com,2008-10-27:1982180:Video:6711 2008-10-27T07:55:16.999Z Christy http://www.thinkatheist.com/profile/Christy <a href="http://www.thinkatheist.com/video/1982180:Video:6711"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="97" src="http://api.ning.com/files/oBfhtDLNSOFFkoT1Eg7jS4*4NnV4c4WMmu0YbUO058RnLB7Lh4DilqRBcxpykp8DZZTr-OrUGToZe06jV78LsdJDyhSUG*10/140636175.bin?width=130&amp;height=97" width="130"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>You are not agnostic<br></br> Some people claim to be agnostic instead of atheist because they believe it is a less severe view of the disbelief of a God. They are mistaken in their understanding of the term Agnostic. It is not a step down to a softer form of atheism. Agnosticism and atheism are two completely separate categories of belief.<br></br> The definition of agnostic is:"a person who… <a href="http://www.thinkatheist.com/video/1982180:Video:6711"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com/files/oBfhtDLNSOFFkoT1Eg7jS4*4NnV4c4WMmu0YbUO058RnLB7Lh4DilqRBcxpykp8DZZTr-OrUGToZe06jV78LsdJDyhSUG*10/140636175.bin?width=130&amp;height=97" width="130" height="97" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />You are not agnostic<br /> Some people claim to be agnostic instead of atheist because they believe it is a less severe view of the disbelief of a God. They are mistaken in their understanding of the term Agnostic. It is not a step down to a softer form of atheism. Agnosticism and atheism are two completely separate categories of belief.<br /> The definition of agnostic is:"a person who believes that the existence of the ultimate cause, or God, is unknowable." This does not mean the person believes there is a god. Nor does it mean the person believes there is not a god. It is only referring the knowledge about a god.<br /> The definition of atheist is:" a person who disbelieves the existence of a supreme being. " This is referring directly to the belief that a god exist or not. It is not referring to the knowledge about a god or whether that knowledge is knowable.<br /> A person can be an agnostic atheist or an agnostic theist. That's right, you can believe in a god while simultaneously believing that the knowledge of the god you believe is unknowable. You can believe there is no god while simultaneously believing that there might be a god, but the knowledge is unknowable.<br /> How do you determine if you are atheist? That's easy, just determine whether you believe in a god or not. It is okay to say "I don't know", but that is not the question. We don't know if unicorns, leprechauns, or big foot really exist either. But you could still believe they do exist without knowing for sure. The question is, do you believe, regardless of your knowledge. If you say you don't know, then you probably fall in to the category of atheist. Think about all of the other claims people make about magical creatures. You can say I don't know if all those things exist, but it is pretty obvious that you don't believe in them. You don't need knowledge about each crazy claim to know you don't believe in something.<br /> How do you determine if you are agnostic? This is referring directly to the knowledge of a god. Do you believe the knowledge of god is unknowable? That seems to be a severe claim. Man has had many new advances in knowledge in last centuries that we could have never imagined. In light of this it seems a far stretch to think any knowledge is eternally unknowable. How can we claim that any knowledge we don't posses today will never be discovered? Do you really believe this?<br /> So ask yourself these questions and determine which category you fall into. You may be surprised. Whether you are agnostic or not, you can be theist or atheist. Where do you see yourself now? Sam Harris: Can we ever be right about right and wrong? (2/2) tag:www.thinkatheist.com,2008-10-27:1982180:Video:6709 2008-10-27T07:35:00.542Z Christy http://www.thinkatheist.com/profile/Christy <a href="http://www.thinkatheist.com/video/1982180:Video:6709"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com/files/oBfhtDLNSOF8GTYTY9BJdjKiYahSpCbmtDm1pMMJeSz5o4k5lPJsZpcnMqB97-Z0lZ1I31gx3G530K-z8y*T7j0zwgsNIkWz/140632451.bin?width=128&amp;height=96" width="128" height="96" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Can we ever be right about right and wrong? Sam Harris states that findings in neuroscience and psychology will soon provide an objective framework for morality. <a href="http://www.thinkatheist.com/video/1982180:Video:6709"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com/files/oBfhtDLNSOF8GTYTY9BJdjKiYahSpCbmtDm1pMMJeSz5o4k5lPJsZpcnMqB97-Z0lZ1I31gx3G530K-z8y*T7j0zwgsNIkWz/140632451.bin?width=128&amp;height=96" width="128" height="96" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Can we ever be right about right and wrong? Sam Harris states that findings in neuroscience and psychology will soon provide an objective framework for morality. Sam Harris: Can we ever be right about right and wrong? (1/2) tag:www.thinkatheist.com,2008-10-27:1982180:Video:6706 2008-10-27T07:32:10.351Z Christy http://www.thinkatheist.com/profile/Christy <a href="http://www.thinkatheist.com/video/1982180:Video:6706"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com/files/oBfhtDLNSOE8H6KAkRZ*YutOsJBw9*R8j6We80KS9dWFbQHCRkZyKu*niRIMItnmQvwzOV6zSVl3gp6ysJdEobluUZ-uW-ZQ/140631872.bin?width=128&amp;height=96" width="128" height="96" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Can we ever be right about right and wrong? Sam Harris states that findings in neuroscience and psychology will soon provide an objective framework for morality. <a href="http://www.thinkatheist.com/video/1982180:Video:6706"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com/files/oBfhtDLNSOE8H6KAkRZ*YutOsJBw9*R8j6We80KS9dWFbQHCRkZyKu*niRIMItnmQvwzOV6zSVl3gp6ysJdEobluUZ-uW-ZQ/140631872.bin?width=128&amp;height=96" width="128" height="96" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Can we ever be right about right and wrong? Sam Harris states that findings in neuroscience and psychology will soon provide an objective framework for morality. Jesus Did Exist tag:www.thinkatheist.com,2008-10-18:1982180:Video:6260 2008-10-18T21:14:48.048Z Christy http://www.thinkatheist.com/profile/Christy <a href="http://www.thinkatheist.com/video/1982180:Video:6260"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="97" src="http://api.ning.com/files/QC1TVrbez*61GMLDoWXoJRNNyIvYsq90XadTWKZ2d7HXX7McmN*jlnMpkVbW7k3vIS72Evy74zpADAVXUx-y6lXiIoJk48I8/135932703.bin?width=130&amp;height=97" width="130"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>As an Atheist and a former Christian, I am frequently confronted by Christians claiming that Jesus was real and I should believe in him again. These Christians fail to realize that I do believe Jesus existed. I believe he may have been crucified. I do not believe he rose from the dead. If Jesus existed then there are a few possibilities. He was either, the actual son of God, a con artist, a… <a href="http://www.thinkatheist.com/video/1982180:Video:6260"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com/files/QC1TVrbez*61GMLDoWXoJRNNyIvYsq90XadTWKZ2d7HXX7McmN*jlnMpkVbW7k3vIS72Evy74zpADAVXUx-y6lXiIoJk48I8/135932703.bin?width=130&amp;height=97" width="130" height="97" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />As an Atheist and a former Christian, I am frequently confronted by Christians claiming that Jesus was real and I should believe in him again. These Christians fail to realize that I do believe Jesus existed. I believe he may have been crucified. I do not believe he rose from the dead. If Jesus existed then there are a few possibilities. He was either, the actual son of God, a con artist, a mentally deranged man, or a normal man that had embellished stories written about him after his death. We can examine evidence to determine which of these is most likely.<br /> For those who are not sure he existed, there are several people that have written about the existence of Jesus outside of the Bible. Cornelius Tacitus in 55 AD wrote that Christ suffered at the hands of Pontius Pilate. This is an example of a non biblical writer recording the existence of Jesus. There are several others. These writings make a strong argument for the existence of Jesus. But did Jesus have powers?<br /> <br /> In the past few decades several people have claimed to be God or a messenger from God. But in today's society these people are seen as con artist or delusional. There are a few who fall under the spell of deception and believe these people really have some magical powers or believe they are God, but the rest of us are not fooled. We know these people are not special and have no magical powers.<br /> <br /> We see their followers in highly emotional states claiming their new friend is the messiah, and we know they have been deceived or brainwashed. David Koresh made claims like this and had many people believing his deceit. Now he is dead, but there are still people who believe he was God. Yes, there are a few Branch Davidians still around. If his followers pass these beliefs onto their children and friends, in the future they may become just as numerous as the followers or other religions. Why is this any different than Mohamed, Joseph Smith, Marshall Applewhite, Jim Jones, or Jesus?<br /> <br /> We can clearly see that people that make these ludicrous claims today are not magical. Why is it any different when the story is passed down for thousands of years? Does the passage of time make the story more valid? Not one shred of evidence was left by any of Jesus' alleged miracles. Due to the lack of evidence and the sheer ridiculous nature of the stories I do not believe Jesus had any magical powers and was not the son of any God. So was Jesus a con artist?<br /> <br /> At the time of Jesus' life, knowledge about the world was only a fraction of what it is today. This advance is not just in science. People now question things that sound either too good to be true or not realistic. This type of questioning mind is far more advanced than primitive man. We know today that if a man is seen walking on water it is just a trick. If we see someone claiming to bend spoons with there mind, they are simple using slight of hand. No magical powers are needed to perform these deceptions.<br /> I am not claiming everyone today is a skeptic. Unfortunately we still have people today who believe in ESP, psychics, ghost, UFOs, Bigfoot, Unicorns, Dragons, and faith healers. These are the same people that would most likely believe someone claiming to be a messiah.<br /> <br /> Would it have been easier to fool people in the first century? Imagine, if Houdini had time traveled back to the first century and performed his illusions for hundreds of people and also claimed to be the son of God. Then today we would likely have millions of Houdini churches, with all the followers worshiping the magician.