Today is ten weeks since the group ORIGINS was founded in Atheist Nexus, and today we had our 100th member. Again, welcome to everyone and to future new members.
The group debates origins of life, Earth, humanity, religion, gods, atheism, etc. using rationality, commonsense, evolution, Darwinism, cosmology, geology, archaeology and science to reject the fantasy nonsense that is religion and above all repudiate biblical creationist fictions.
In the course of time we expect to cover aspects of most matters regarding 'fundamental origins' that interest the rational open minds of intelligent freethinkers.
"The fundamentals necessary for religious belief are a dependence on the credulity of the multitude through the quackery and deception of others. Surely life on Earth did not evolve in order to produce humans in such a state of mass gullibility. If so, this would mean that the human brain is only part way to evolved perfection.
Religion is the outward manifestation of false beliefs that exist nowhere but inside people’s heads. ‘God’ is nothing but a fancy of storytelling that is just clever enough to convince the trusting young and credulous older people but not silly enough to be revealed to them as the imposter that it is; while being nonetheless blatantly obvious to the uninfected brains of the world’s freethinkers". Terence Meaden.
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“No man who ever lived knows any more about the hereafter than you and I; and all religion is simply evolved out of chicanery, fear, greed, imagination and poetry.” Edgar Allan Poe. 1809-1849
“Gods are all in the mind. They are the imaginations of wishful thinkers who do not think enough because they have not learned enough. In short, god exists only in the head, and not outside of it.” Terence Meaden. Atheistweb 17 February 2008
“One might ask “How can you prove that a god does not exist?” One can only reply that it is scarcely necessary to disprove what has never been proved.” David A. Spitz
“Religions are fairy-like fictions. Once created (usually by men who are the makers of male gods), they are promulgated by priests (usually men who promote and sustain patriarchies) and succeed because they nourish easily-satisfied cerebral needs for most people (who are fearful once indoctrinated) in providing personal comfort and solace.” Terence Meaden. Atheistweb 6 January 2008.
Albert Einstein: “The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this.” (Albert Einstein, in a recently discovered letter, reported in The Guardian, May 2008)