The latest translation of the bible does not use the word virgin to describe Mary. It calls her a young lady. This is much closer to the original Aramac word used to describe her. A expert at UNC…Continue
"I'm not expecting proof; for many Christians, the empty tomb is "proof" that Jesus was resurrected. And the Jesus in the NT is not an Essene, but his teachings may be adapted from the Teacher of Righteousness, who lived a couple…"
"I remember a recent discussion here on Militant Atheism. How do you distinguish it from anti-theism ? I probably come within the definition of both but I have never described myself this way. I don't use the words. Despite its definition the…"
"I think religion is crazy and pointless, but I wouldn't have a problem with it if religions didn't encourage behavior that is silly, useless, and sometimes even dangerous. Unfortunately, that is not the case, nor will it ever be, so I have…"
"The word atheism comes from the centuries old French word athéisme which derives from the Greek 'atheos' which means without gods. It means disbelief in the existence of god or gods.
The word antitheism seems to have been used…"
"Wait a minute... It looks like people are using a lot of different definitions of antitheist. It doesn't mean you're opposed to theists, it means you're opposed to theism. That's pretty different. I love…"
"I think you have nailed it. The problem with Antitheist is that most believers in the man in the sky are so stupid they have no idea what the word means. Really, I am not kidding. Netflix has a wonderful file called…"
"It all depends on the surroundings. Wen I visit my Female friend, I am a gentle atheist. She is a deist of Buddist origin. When the fundies are "knocking at the door", (I mean that figuratively except in the case of…"
"Being anti-theist, would basically mean anti-god no? Whereas atheist is without a god.
Being anti-god kind of sounds like believing in a god, but wishing there weren't any.
Maybe the best name would be Realist, and it just so happens…"
Am I the only one who feels like the US is no longer my home. I was born here. I don't know who is crazier Charlie Sheen or right wing Republicans I read a recent poll that said 51% of Republicans do not believe Obama is a US citizen. I don't know why I can't just let it go but it is driving me crazy. I would love to move to Canada but it is too damn cold there. People in the world do not hate Canada like they do us. Are Americans really so dumb that they don't know about all the evil that the… Continue
Hi John. I found your comment on another page regarding a bumper sticker:
"You don't Have To Believe In God To BE Good"
I found a great site with bumper stickers, buttons, t-shirts, etc., and they have one which reads "Humanists are good without god." You can find it here on page 3 under "Stickers." The way it is designed you could actually cut the word "Humanist" off the top if that part doesn't appeal to you.
You should definitely check out the site. It's full of great stuff.
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