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Death Penalty vs Abortion and Social Taboos

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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

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Two Analogies for the Christian God

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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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Gregory Phillip Dearth replied to Scot Hinson's discussion Suicide ?!?
"I never associated suicide with religious concepts. As a survivor of a failed attempt myself, I can speak first hand as to the motivations behind suicide, at least from my perspective. For me, suicide was an attempt to end my existence. I did not…"
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Gregory Phillip Dearth commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post the Deceptive God of Creationists
"I think we got side-tracked from the paradox. The idea is that a god created the unverse to LOOK billions of years old, create man to be smart enough to evaluate evidence, and yet also wants us to beieve in things that contradict the evidence he…"
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Gregory Phillip Dearth commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post the Deceptive God of Creationists
"As I was indoctrinated into fundamentalist Christianity, I know well the consequence of not teaching critical thinking skills to children first hand. It shaped my future. The Church of the Nazarene is a particularly stifling brand of theism. It…"
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Loren Miller commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post the Deceptive God of Creationists
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Bertold Brautigan commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post the Deceptive God of Creationists
">So is it any great surprise that this is how they want it? I think the fact that they don't want their children exposed to critical thinking skills pretty much says everything we need to know about these people."
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Freethinker31 commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post the Deceptive God of Creationists
"I have learned  it is impossible to have an intelligent  debate with a Theist because  they always  have to have  the last word. No matter what  proof  you can give them, they come up with an answer...If their…"
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Michael Penn commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post the Deceptive God of Creationists
"He argues that this is a "test of faith." Ask him where it says that in the bible. The simple facts are that bible writers had no idea of the universe or how anything in it really worked. Your friend is ignorant. Like most theists he wants…"
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Loren Miller commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post the Deceptive God of Creationists
"His god not only wants people to be irrational, he wants them to be GULLIBLE, to believe ANYTHING because some book which was written back when a sizable portion of the Earth's population still thought it was FLAT.  Not thinking for…"
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the Deceptive God of Creationists

Thinking about the creationist claims today. I was debating about the speed of light being finite, meaning that objects billions of light years away send their light on a trek that takes billions of years to reach us. As we can measure distances in space using various methods, and know the distances of remote objects, we can be sure that the universe is billions of years old since the light of such distant objects has indeed had time to reach us.The creationist, who believes in a 10000 year old…See More
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Tom Sarbeck commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Infinity, Possibilities, the Multiverse, and Misconceptions
"Idiosyncrasy."
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Gregory Phillip Dearth commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Infinity, Possibilities, the Multiverse, and Misconceptions
"A more useful analogy to the infinite multiverse problem came to me last night. Think about origami. You can fold paper to resemble damn near anything if you do it just right. Now, consider each unfolded piece of paper the neutral state preceding…"
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Gregory Phillip Dearth commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Infinity, Possibilities, the Multiverse, and Misconceptions
"I don't think so low of the human intellect. I think our minds are vastly more capable than we give ourselves credit. Rather, it has been thousands of years of religion that has programmed us to take a default position of humility and assumed…"
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Joan Denoo commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Infinity, Possibilities, the Multiverse, and Misconceptions
"WOW! This discussion is beyond my comprehension or imagination. I don't understand how we,as Homo sapiens can state there are restrictions, or conditions, or capabilities, or knowledge, or agency, or requirements, or infinity, or transcendence,…"
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Gregory Phillip Dearth commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Infinity, Possibilities, the Multiverse, and Misconceptions
"Penn, though it is possible that a god could be restricted to each universe, it is not necessarily the case. A truly transcendent entity could reside in such a state that it is independent of any universe and can interact with any universe at will.…"
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Michael Penn commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Infinity, Possibilities, the Multiverse, and Misconceptions
"One might as welll draw circles on a big cardboard and point to one saying this circle "is our universe and our earth system." This is the realm where we react and anything else inside of it can react with us as well. Now imagine all the…"
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the Deceptive God of Creationists

Posted on September 7, 2014 at 2:06am 7 Comments

Thinking about the creationist claims today. I was debating about the speed of light being finite, meaning that objects billions of light years away send their light on a trek that takes billions of years to reach us. As we can measure distances in space using various methods, and know the distances of remote objects, we can be sure that the universe is billions of years old since the light of such distant objects has indeed had time to reach us.

The creationist, who believes…

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Infinity, Possibilities, the Multiverse, and Misconceptions

Posted on August 23, 2014 at 12:22am 12 Comments

A common thing I see brought up in discussions about the multiverse is that god would have to exist because in an infinite number of possible universes that option would have played out. This is incorrect, and a common misconception regarding infinity, probability, and restrictions. It has a lot to do with our hesitance to even accept infinities as possible to begin with. 

The reason we humans recoil at the concept of infinities has much to do with our very limited…

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A Response to Zeno's Paradox

Posted on August 9, 2014 at 6:11am 11 Comments

You actually cannot divide a distance infinitely. There is a smallest unit of length, the Planck Length. You cannot subdivide the Planck Length. Thus there is a finite number of Planck Lengths between any two points. There is not an infinite subdivision of anything.

You cannot even subdivide time infinitely. There is a smallest unit of time that has any meaning, the Planck time. Anything smaller than that would be so unstable, so variable due to quantum fluctuations, as to make that…

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The Conflicting Resurrection Stories

Posted on August 9, 2014 at 2:45am 10 Comments

I did a thorough comparison of the four Gospels comparing the four versions of the resurrection story. The amount of discrepancies are ridiculous. The fact that the story does not better match between the four reports is evidence that the story did not actually happen as any of the four describe. They cannot all be right, as they contradict each other. But they can certainly all be wrong. 

Here is a table describing the differences side by side:…

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At 7:50pm on March 14, 2014, John Jubinsky said…

Hi Gregory! Welcome to Atheist Nexus and the Origins group.

I saw your post to the discussion I started about some people being indifferent to music and I very much share your love for music. I have it in my bones. What kind do you compose? (I have composed some also - only melody - and I am wondering if there is an overlap in our tastes.)

Also, since you have published there is a group called Atheist Writers that you might want to join. You can check it out at:

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

I too have done a little writing. I wrote a very logical and succinct disproof of the Biblical god concept that was published by the Science and Rationalists Association of India. Not only are all of the premises self-evident but it is founded in human limitations rather than having the weakness of depending on the proposition that there is something a god can't do. It is almost solipsistic. If you think it is valid feel free to use it provided of course that you give appropriate credit. I have a copyright on it and It is located at:

http://www.srai.org/the-biblical-god-concept-nullified/

 

Please get back to me about your music. Welcome again and I hope you enjoy the site.

At 1:48pm on March 1, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Gregory     

Welcome to Atheist Nexus---this Internet world of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking wisdom---a friendly haven from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses. 

We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 900  discussion topics and 4000 members. http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

Terry

At 9:31am on March 1, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

 
 
 

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