By Eddie Mileshttp://www.theeverydayskeptic.comIn the wake of the explosion of sex abuse accusations aimed at the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI has moved to rebuild the world's confidence in the Church by replacing the most popular and least read book, the Bible, with a new "Code of Conduct" for Priests/Pedophiles as well as all other servants of the lord.The idea came to him in the form of a hot news article. Late last year, news broke of…See More
By Eddie Mileswww.theeverydayskeptic.comWith all the talk about atheists being the most distrusted segment of society and with the fact that many of us can’t even come out of the proverbial closet to our own friends and family, it’s easy to forget what we have going for us. In fact, what a lot of non-believers don’t realize is that we really have it made right now. We can make some claims that theists just can’t make… Well, they make the claims…See More
By Eddie Mileswww.theeverydayskeptic.comLast month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services conducted an exhaustive audit into the practices of the Heavenly Office of Divine Intervention in response to numerous complaints of unanswered prayers regarding health issues, among many others. On Friday, the results of the audit were released to the public, exposing a massive overburden within the HODI, causing billions of prayer requests to be…See More
By Eddie Mileswww.theeverydayskeptic.comOne thing I like to bring up from the start in my debates with those who call themselves "Christians" is the fact that they may not really even be "Christians". In fact, I could be a "Christian" and not even know it. Even Christopher Hitchens could be a "Christian"!I'm sure you're wondering why I use parentheses. The reason is that in most circles, to be "Christian" is to be "Christ-like" and it is literally…See More
"I'm not egotistical. But, then again, I'm better than most people, even other atheists. It amazes me how much better I am. My ego is sooo in check and no one can tell me differently. LOL
No, I don't think we are. We appreciate truth,…"
"Bill, I think egotistical is right. Or maybe egoist, an ego-ecentric view. Whose opinions aren't though, I wonder? Well, actually, the answer is the theist. Their views, while they swear are their own, aren't. They either believe…"
"Some things are perceived as egotistical but it is mostly because theists are wounded by the idea that someone doesn't believe in their god and doesn't want to humor them. Yet it isn't considered egotistical when someone of any…"
" Egotistical? Do you mean arrogance? Ego is merely our sense of"I". All primates have a healthy dose of this so I don't consider ego a four letter word(?) Arrogance however,among other things presumes to know what it…"
"I'd give it the same percentage as right-wing...
perhaps some of the frontline leftwing is egotistical
just like the frontline of the rightwing... thing is the education level, wether it's continued into adulthood and not replaced…"
By Eddie Mileswww.theeverydayskeptic.com I know most of you atheists/baby eaters have heard all about how egotistical you are for just assuming that your "belief" is the correct one. But is there anything to this accusation? Are we really pompous to think that our method of gaining knowledge is the best one? I ran into a really ironic situation recently. My father-in-law came to visit and brought with him a puppy named Allie (short for hallelujah,…See More
"Yes I agree with that. My creationist mother often attributes the random chance of good fortune or other windfalls to prayer or intervention from god. The people who will never de-convert and will be delusional forever are the ones that believe that…"
"I see. I apologize for misunderstanding.
Another reason they think it "works" is that some of the things that they pray for have a reasonable chance of coming to fruition anyway, like when they pray for a new job and suddenly get a call…"
"Yeah I was never saying it actually worked, that's why I put it quotes. I just said that as theist believe it "works" and I was saying the probable reason it appears to work is due to the placebo affect. I know of one study that was…"
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