"yes, sorry, not 'we'; more appropriately I should have used the pronoun 'one'.
Yes, of course, some texts are blatant. And I agree without question that god is an embittered, capricious, childish murderer.
But some texts, such…"
"If we are to be effective in our debates with Christians, we need to be careful with how some of these passages are approached and read. There is at least some textual ambiguity in some of them and they have been oversimplified in your…"
"A frankly derisory post.Firstly, 200 gay men won't reproduce? Really?! Even if you put 200 heterosexual men on a desert island you still wouldn't find that they reproduced. Not a well thought out analogy.Secondly, this post seems to…"
"Perhaps your references need not be so specific in terms of characters, ie, Boromir = Judas, Merlin = Gandalf, etcLord of the Rings is based on mythological archetypes, just as Merlin, Arthur et al are also based on exactly the same archetypes.…"
"There's a sentiment by Buddhist abbot Ajahn Brahm that goes something like this:
Spending your life/time with someone you love is like attending a concert by your favourite band. When the concert ends you don't feel bad; you never…"
"yes, it's not very bright is it? The parameters of their world are so narrow that for them the 'opposite' of God is the devil. They don't realise that the opposite of god is 'no god or anything associated with him' and…"
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I posted the bulk of this on another thread, but wanted to add some context separately.
I finally confronted my faith and embraced the fact of my atheism late last August, 2012. Days after I revealed my "epiphany" to a few friends who knew me from another message board, my sister died from Lou Gehrig's Disease (which pissed her off because she hated catching a disease from someone she never f---ed).
THAT was my sister, understand? She was a beautiful, life-loving, potty-mouthed…
OK. I am venting. My mother died two weeks ago. She was a “god fearing christian.” Before her death she refused all medical treatment. She wanted to be left alone. She even refused to speak with my brother who is a methodist minister. He is a pip, let me tell you! I suspect she did not believe, but a woman born in her time could not and did not state her actual beliefs. This is the opening salvo to all christians; FUCK YOU! I had so many people come and tell…
This probably should not have shocked me as much as it did (especially since I am in Texas). I actually thought my coworkers were playing a joke on me because they know I am an atheist. Sadly, this was no joke. This actually happened.
I work in a psychiatric hospital. The doctors who admit patients are general MDs. (Psychiatrists see patients after admission) Yesterday evening we received several calls from irate parents. A new doctor who was doing admissions yesterday actually…
No Jason Torpy it is you that should be banned for promoting atheism, a belief that has no foundation in reality and zero proof behind it. The letter was a mockery of your atheist beliefs. I request to the board here that they remove Jason for his unverifiable beliefs in atheism for which he has no proof other than his arrogance. The letter was a mockery of atheism. Atheism is stupid and it should be mocked and it…