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Death Penalty vs Abortion and Social Taboos

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Jul 10. 64 Replies

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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ASMR and Personal Experiences related to Religion

There is some debate over whether ASMR, Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, is just some big hoax or if people actually are experiencing something real. I feel this relates to atheism as a common defense of theists is their subjective personal religious experiences. The argument opens up the rather difficult arena of subjective and objective, of the properly basic nature of the senses, and of how to define 'real' in general.Anyone unfamiliar with ASMR should type that acronym into youtube and…See More
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Freethinker31 commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Irrational Christian Concepts
"To Michael Penn......We actually agree on something....See if enough replies are given we are bound  to  agree once in awhile.......just saying .....   "
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Gregory Phillip Dearth commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Irrational Christian Concepts
"Thank you, Freethinker31. That is why I do blog about this crap. I finally cured myself of the god virus a while ago and wouldn't bother talking about it otherwise. But I care about the future of humanity - an empathy and compassion I have…"
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Gregory Phillip Dearth commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Irrational Christian Concepts
"I agree Penn. The rebellion in heaven indicates that the inhabitants had free will. It also indicates that the inhabitants were at least not content with their situation. So heaven is not infinitely blissful as the mainstream Christians would have…"
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Freethinker31 commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Irrational Christian Concepts
"I guess  that says it all why Athiesm  is becoming  more and more popular with former  Theists...Well done  GPD,  I hope any theist  reading  your  blog will use Rational Thinking and see the Light......."
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Michael Penn commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Irrational Christian Concepts
"Exactly right, GPD. Some of my studies were from Finis Jennings Dake who had an elaborate literal fundamentalist biblical system worked out. Today I use a lot of his teachings in ways he did not intend, but that is OK. There would have to be memory…"
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Gregory Phillip Dearth commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Irrational Christian Concepts
"And Michael Penn, that raises a good point. If people in heaven have a view of hell, does that not require god to bypass our sense of empathy for there to also be no suffering in heaven? So that leaves the inhabitant sentient beings without any…"
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Gregory Phillip Dearth commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Irrational Christian Concepts
"Wow. Excellent scripture pull Loren Miller. I should have included that baby in my blog post! Kind of cuts to the chase in one blow.  What I was also getting at was the way different books contradict each other so severely to make the belief…"
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Michael Penn commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Irrational Christian Concepts
"I'm looking for the scripture and it evades me for the moment. I think it's in Revelation and it says those in heaven can look down and see those in hell. Now imagine some of those in hell are your relatives and I'm sure you have some…"
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Loren Miller commented on Gregory Phillip Dearth's blog post Irrational Christian Concepts
"As it comes to "evil" as a concept, that one can be laid in Yahweh's corner without so much as a blink.  His prophet even says so: I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these…"
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Irrational Christian Concepts

 Christian Irrational ConceptsThere 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 Bible.Let us examine these concepts and how they contradict each other. According…See More
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Michael Penn replied to Gregory Phillip Dearth's discussion Death Penalty vs Abortion and Social Taboos
"Like you, GPD, I understand and respect that idea. I can still see the picture of the mile high like carcasses when the government tried to exterminate the buffalo to eliminate the Indians' food supply. Very ignorant all the way around."
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ASMR and Personal Experiences related to Religion

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 6:17am 0 Comments

There is some debate over whether ASMR, Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, is just some big hoax or if people actually are experiencing something real. I feel this relates to atheism as a common defense of theists is their subjective personal religious experiences. The argument opens up the rather difficult arena of subjective and objective, of the properly basic nature of the senses, and of how to define 'real' in general.

Anyone unfamiliar with ASMR should type that…

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Irrational Christian Concepts

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 1:51am 9 Comments

 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…

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Profound Experiences and the Stretch of Calling it Divine

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 4:39am 8 Comments

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…

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Entertainment's Poor Portrayal of Atheists

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 5:35am 9 Comments

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…

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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

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

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

 
 
 

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