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How do you argue against this?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Aultman Apr 21, 2013. 11 Replies

This pops up from time to time, how would you argue?Professor : You are a Christian, aren’t you, son ? Student : Yes, sir. Professor: So, you believe in GOD ? You've probably seen this…Continue

Original sin and science.

Started Jan 24, 2013 0 Replies

I would like to know to who else this has occured and for which religions (other than cristianity) this applies.Eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge and learnig to tell right from wrong is the…Continue

Just curious about something they told me.

Started this discussion. Last reply by DarkBlack Nov 8, 2012. 4 Replies

Back when I was christian I was told that there is a type of satanist that believes they are thier own god and credit themselves with everthing they achieve (oh the horror).I was wondering if anyone…Continue

The compatibility of religion and science.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jerry Wesner Sep 29, 2012. 21 Replies

There are many people who desperately want religion and science to be compatible, having been one of them I see why they want this.However wanting something to be true doesn't make it true.Usually…Continue

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DarkBlack replied to Luara's discussion Root of all evil?
"I'd rather say "greed", money and the love of it can be a good thing, if viewed as a physical manifestation of effort or work; i.e. a token representing what one has produced or contributed. As such money is a reward (motivator) for…"
Oct 24, 2013
DarkBlack replied to Steph S.'s discussion As An Atheist Can Your Life Have Purpose and Meaning?
"Everything ends. Great empires fall, no matter how many lives where lived for them. The mark we make in the world fades, be it memory or monument. The world we create will be reformed and our planet will die with our star. I understand how this…"
Aug 21, 2013
John Aultman replied to DarkBlack's discussion How do you argue against this?
"Here is the link to Snopes. http://www.snopes.com/religion/einstein.asp"
Apr 21, 2013
Greg replied to DarkBlack's discussion How do you argue against this?
"The instructor demonstrated the student had no reason to believe in god other than faith. Correct me if I'm wrong but the student attempted to demonstrate that science (and the instructor, as a stand in), knew nothing because it didn't…"
Apr 21, 2013
Lillie replied to DarkBlack's discussion How do you argue against this?
"I agree Brandi.  Religious ideas began long before the Bible existed and was in response to misunderstood disasters in the natural world like storms, earthquakes, etc.  These ideas were expanded upon (and exaggerated around campfire…"
Apr 21, 2013
Loren Miller replied to DarkBlack's discussion How do you argue against this?
"Hmmm ... "The link between man and god is faith."  So ... the relationship between a man who demonstrably exists and an invented concept which has no verifiable existence is a practice of belief without substantiation.I suppose it…"
Apr 21, 2013
Tor Hershman replied to DarkBlack's discussion How do you argue against this?
"a video with Einstein in it "
Apr 21, 2013
Daniel W replied to DarkBlack's discussion How do you argue against this?
"Loren, thank you for the research and debunking.  The style seemed artificial to me, and Einstein identiifying himself as christian seemed odd. Also, Einstein and religion here. This post looks like one of those chain-letter emails and is a…"
Apr 21, 2013
Nathaniel Summers replied to DarkBlack's discussion How do you argue against this?
"First, it is obvious from the style of the writing that the first and last halves were written by different authors. Einstein was also basically an Atheist. His "god" could be better understood as the foundational principles from which…"
Apr 21, 2013
Loren Miller replied to DarkBlack's discussion How do you argue against this?
"Faith is belief without evidence of any sort (unless you want to count the bible as "evidence").  If I Trust that something is true, that trust is based in evidence.  The professor's brain AND the student's are evinced…"
Apr 21, 2013
DarkBlack posted a discussion

How do you argue against this?

This pops up from time to time, how would you argue?Professor : You are a Christian, aren’t you, son ? Student : Yes, sir. Professor: So, you believe in GOD ? You've probably seen this "conversation" before, christians feel good about posting it and it surfaces now and then.So what are your arguments (i.e. how would you rip this apart)? Student : Absolutely, sir. Professor : Is GOD good ? Student : Sure. Professor: Is GOD all powerful ? Student : Yes. Professor: My brother died of cancer…See More
Apr 21, 2013
DarkBlack commented on Earl H Smith's blog post WHY I DETEST RELIGION
"I have a few reasons, which include yours. Right at the top of my list is the loss of potential. What I might of done instead of my past religious activities or the monks, nuns and priests wasting thier lives (at least some of them could be doing…"
Mar 21, 2013
DarkBlack replied to Matt VDB's discussion The Dangers of Atheism
"Your point on capitalism bring up an interesting point on lables. When asked I proudly say I support capitalism (or I am a capitalist), similar to how Loren says that he is an atheist. What I often forget is that the word does not mean exactly the…"
Mar 9, 2013
DarkBlack posted a discussion

Original sin and science.

I would like to know to who else this has occured and for which religions (other than cristianity) this applies.Eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge and learnig to tell right from wrong is the "orignal sin". To me this translates to: getting the ability to learn and having morals is what makes us so very terrible in god's eyes.This leads to 2 points:1: As a scientist I devote my life to (and "believe in") the oringinal sin and therefore is right at the top of the list of people that god…See More
Jan 24, 2013
DarkBlack replied to Jedi Wanderer's discussion Oh Hell...
"This is only part of it. At the very foundation of christianity is the idea of redemption to forgive sins (most of all original sin, just to get everyone). Original sin and many of the sins are only a problem according to the bible and other…"
Jan 18, 2013
DarkBlack replied to Jedi Wanderer's discussion Oh Hell...
"When I was in Sunday school this came up a few times over the years, they never really explained why we shoud not sin all we want and repent later but gave some dodge about pleasing god and possible extra reward in heaven. As far as I know deathbed…"
Jan 18, 2013

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At 9:23am on September 30, 2012, Luara said…

A book you might like is "Mars - A warmer wetter planet" by Jeffrey Kargel. 

He's an astrogeologist, and it's a fascinating book.  I wrote a review on Amazon.com, as "Light Pebble". 

At 6:38am on June 29, 2012, katalyzt said…

Welcome to the Atheist Nexus.

Katalyzt

At 6:32pm on June 28, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello DarkBlack

Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know as an atheist and freethinker like me.

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 700 discussion topics and 3500 members.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

Terry

At 5:24pm on June 22, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome,DarkBlack ! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also like Real Talk for New Atheists and Recovering from Religion. After you've searched for topics of interest in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

At 10:42am on June 21, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

 
 
 

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