I have been engaged in a discussion elsewhere regarding my position on abortion. I wanted to run this by the atheistnexus community as the perspectives here are particularly rational and helpful most…Continue
Imagine you were the smartest chemist ever. You already know how any substance mixed with any other substance will react. You don't even have to conduct experiments anymore because you know…Continue
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"Tools for Debating Atheism" just released. Handy information for atheists that often have conversations with theists. I explain the logical fallacies often heard in theist arguments, some good science in layman's terms, apologetics, solipsism and much more.
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Christian Irrational Concepts
There is a real problem in Christian beliefs that is worth outlining. The relation between free will, omnipotence, and omniscience are mutually incompatible concepts. Yet Christians never think deep enough to see the blatant irrationality of these beliefs. This is due to the dogma also teaching their believers to not rely on their own understanding and not question the validity of the…
I have to admit I was a little nervous just before my son was born (on June 13th). I had been told by theists that they can actually see god in the eyes of a child, or that the experience itself would make a believer out of me. But I am open minded, an agnostic atheist. So I did not discount them immediately for implying that I might have to change my mind about the existence of god at this event and went into this knowing there was a possibility that they…Continue
David Boreanaz is one of my favorite actors. So when my wife recently discovered the TV series Bones, my interest was peaked. I was also intrigued by the concept of two leading characters with an interesting dichotomy: one is a theist and one is an atheist. Toss in some reasonably gruesome (and good) props, a dose of science, a bit of super-tech make-believe, and FBI murder drama, and you should have a pretty awesome show. In fact, it has been renewed for a 10th season. So by most…Continue
The second step of most 12-step addiction programs is typically "Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity." What if the individual cursed with addiction does not believe in a power greater than ourselves?
I used to be an alcoholic. Back when I was a theist I managed to go through a rather secular program and successfully am no longer addicted to alcohol. I might have a couple beers per month or a bottle of wine a couple…Continue