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Drama Whores

Started this discussion. Last reply by John D May 12, 2010. 46 Replies

I have written about this topic here on Atheist Nexus before and every so often it seems I have to write about it again. I hate doing it. Everyone comes to sites like Atheist Nexus for their own…Continue

A Tale of Two Religions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kiru Apr 25, 2010. 14 Replies

Last night I wrote a great blog for today’s Dangerous Talk continuing the whole South Park controversy. Then, I posted it to the…Continue

Tags: catholic, pope, islam, south park

Dear Pope, We’re Coming For You

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jezzy Apr 14, 2010. 21 Replies

For a long time now, the people of the world have known that many Catholic priests have been sexually assaulting children. This happens so often that it has become a frequent punch line to jokes.…Continue

Atheism on TV

Started this discussion. Last reply by robert coughlan Feb 18, 2010. 35 Replies

There are some great television shows that have been on TV or that are currently on TV. Some of those shows are educational while other shows are more entertainment. What are your favorite shows that…Continue

Tags: atheism, television

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Staks Rosch replied to Earther's discussion Boy's Birthday Circumcision in the group Secular Sexuality
"We did NOT have our son circumcised when he was born. But I don't think we could win a fight to make it illegal. So I think we ought to concentrate more on convincing people that there is no reason for it except religious. Then we need to…"
Dec 3, 2010
Staks Rosch replied to Dustin Sanders's discussion Bumper stickers a bad idea?
"I'm with you Dustin. My parents are not all that religious either and told me the same thing. I live in PA, which has some fundamentalists, but not as much as SC. My bumper sticker is, "don't believe in god, you're not…"
Jun 28, 2010
deletedsoul commented on Staks Rosch's blog post Who’s Easier to De-convert: Moderates or Fundamentalists?
"Hm, that's a tough question. I was never a moderate, but I wouldn't say my de-conversion was easy. I can say that the de-converted Fundamentalist tends to be more passionate about their lack of belief than the de-converted moderate,…"
Jun 27, 2010
Petra Polovina commented on Staks Rosch's blog post Who’s Easier to De-convert: Moderates or Fundamentalists?
"This is really interesting... I was raised in an extreme, fundamentalist (redundant, I know) household and from childhood was deeply invested in my beliefs. It got to the point where I was even reading Christian apologetics so that I would be…"
Jun 26, 2010
Prog Rock Girl commented on Staks Rosch's blog post Who’s Easier to De-convert: Moderates or Fundamentalists?
"For some they keep their doubts quiet b/c it would be inconvenient, and risk losing their families and friends. It is true that some turn to religion when they're having a horrible time, but terrible times are also when people lose their faith.…"
Jun 23, 2010
Staks Rosch commented on Staks Rosch's blog post Who’s Easier to De-convert: Moderates or Fundamentalists?
"Actually Prog Rock, I don't think it usually takes a traumatic event for someone to lose their faith. In fact, my experience is that the direct opposite is true. People usually go to religion because of a traumatic event and leave religion…"
Jun 23, 2010
Prog Rock Girl commented on Staks Rosch's blog post Who’s Easier to De-convert: Moderates or Fundamentalists?
"That's an interesting question and I think it applies to any religion, not just Christian. Fundamentalists are often unable to practice what they preach (sex scandals, etc) and in their hypocrisy either have cognitive dissonance (some way to…"
Jun 23, 2010
Staks Rosch posted a blog post

Who’s Easier to De-convert: Moderates or Fundamentalists?

Last week, I got into an interesting conversation with a fellow atheist about de-converting Christians. My new atheist friend expressed the opinion that he thought moderate Christians were easier to de-convert and I expressed the opinion that I thought fundamentalists were easier to de-convert.I am not actually sure that either of us could prove our position, but I do think we each had some interesting arguments to draw on. His main argument was that moderates were already more reasonable…See More
Jun 23, 2010
Staks Rosch replied to scott martins's discussion IS EVERYBODY 100% POSITIVE THERE IS NO GOD?
"It depends on what you mean by "God." I am 99% sure that there is no vague higher power. I am 99.9999% sure that the God of the Bible does not exist (I only allow the .000001% in case there is an Imagination Land like the one in South…"
Jun 19, 2010
Gary Huckleberry commented on Staks Rosch's blog post Science vs. Religion
"Religionists often like to redefine "faith" as "knowledge" and so a debate (as defense of an idea) becomes even more silly. Like doing multiplication, when 4 can be 9, and 2 can be 5. Arguing with a wall makes passersby wondering…"
Jun 18, 2010
Staks Rosch posted a blog post

Science vs. Religion

Science and religion have pretty much always been in conflict. Both claim to be a means of determining knowledge and yet it is only through science that such a claim can be verified.It really is amazingly ignorant of fundamentalist religious people to tell us through a computer that science is based on faith or that science is just another religion or that religion is better at determining truth. The fact is that ALL religious people use science EVERYDAY (even the Amish). Religion simply put is…See More
Jun 16, 2010
Staks Rosch replied to Joe Fausnight's discussion Is anyone working on anything? in the group Atheist Writers
"I'm working on a book, but it isn't at that stage yet. I am concerned about finding a good writing agent though. Is your book self-published? I haven't seen it in bookstores."
Jun 9, 2010
Staks Rosch replied to SecularHumanBN's discussion Businesses who openly or covertly proselytize
"Chick-Fil-a pushes religion, but believe it or not Church's Chicken is not religious."
Jun 7, 2010
Staks Rosch commented on Piper's blog post Sometimes I can't decide if you're a really bad Christian, or a really good one
"If he were a really good Christian, he would have stoned you to death."
Jun 4, 2010
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Jun 3, 2010

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Who’s Easier to De-convert: Moderates or Fundamentalists?

Posted on June 23, 2010 at 8:37pm 6 Comments

Last week, I got into an interesting conversation with a fellow atheist about de-converting Christians. My new atheist friend expressed the opinion that he thought moderate Christians were easier to de-convert and I expressed the opinion that I thought fundamentalists were easier to de-convert.



I am not actually sure that either of us could prove our position, but I do think we each had some interesting arguments to draw on. His main argument was that moderates were already more… Continue

Science vs. Religion

Posted on June 16, 2010 at 3:10pm 1 Comment

Science and religion have pretty much always been in conflict. Both claim to be a means of determining knowledge and yet it is only through science that such a claim can be verified.



It really is amazingly ignorant of fundamentalist religious people to tell us through a computer that science is based on faith or that science is just another religion or that religion is better at determining truth. The fact is that ALL religious people use science EVERYDAY (even the Amish). Religion… Continue

The Die for a Lie Argument

Posted on June 3, 2010 at 3:07pm 0 Comments

For many young Christians, the belief in the literal resurrection of Jesus has become their primary justification for belief in the entire Christian system. One argument they use in particular is that they don’t believe that the apostles would have died for a lie.



These particular Christians often tell me how many of the apostles and early Christians were tortured for spreading the Christian belief and who in their right mind would die for a lie? Who indeed? Let’s look at this for a… Continue

Tithing for Reason

Posted on May 21, 2010 at 10:25am 8 Comments

One of the big advantages that religion has over the greater atheist/Humanist community is money. Christians are used to supporting and funding the propagation of their message. Many Christians even donate “their last dollar” to further “God’s Work.” In this world, money talks and so we need to start tithing for reason.



In the free market of ideas, there is little doubt that Humanist ideas are vastly superior to religious ideas. Religious people know it too and that is why it has… Continue

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At 10:45am on September 9, 2010, Keith Brian Johnson said…
Hey--I almost never look at my comment wall, so I missed yours. What am I up to? Well, I have a few projects in mind. Among other things, I'm working on a paper explaining why ontological proofs don't work (but it has stretched out so much, and I'm so unhappy with its prose exposition so far, that I'm probably going to do a massive rewrite, and have written a short form that I *am* happy with). I have a paper on the JTB theory of knowledge and the Gettier problem and global skepticism almost done.
At 4:46pm on August 28, 2010, muhab samer said…
Hi,
Are you originally atheist without any previous religious background, or a religion leaver? I am so happy to find atheists, as we all share the same thought, and all of us all over the world are one, as all of us are surrounded and targeted by the evil religious powers, and with their evil intents of religious slavery, tyranny, exploitation aiming at controlling, and governing the independent and the enlightened and the illuminated free thought and intellect.
At 3:37pm on May 19, 2010, Ally said…
Hey There!
Glad you like my "Steal this page!"
Please post your version, thanks.
Ally
At 1:26am on February 2, 2010, Roy The Infidel said…
Kilroy was here.


Welcome back! :)
 
 
 

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