Political Correctness has become a Religion for Naive Fools and Idiotic Politicians to Follow.
I have just read a News Release that they are now starting an entire Psychological Study in order to understand why Youth who were raised in dysfunctional, sometimes violent, parental or guardian environments appear to be more resilient when it comes to dealing with hardship and depression.
Those children brought up in…Continue
You may know of Loewen from his popular "Lies" books including "Lies My Teacher Told Me," "Lies Across America" and "Lies My…Continue
I wanted to write this post for quite some time. To preface, I have been an atheist for about 4 years and a vegan (someone who abstains from using animal products, for food or otherwise) for about 10 months. My change to veganism was not sudden (25 years as an omnivore.) But I feel as though my rational mind helped me break from the cultural norm. I feel as if there is a lot of evidence for why we should all become vegans (I've linked a few below.)
For me, I have always let…
By the time I was thirty I had gone through my De Sade phase of Atheism where I was acting like an injured person lashing out. I had reached a stage where vilifying believers wasn't satisfying. I felt a need to understand why so many people believed in god. To do this I used the faculty I had learned as a philosophy student and motorcycle mechanic, empiricism. As an empiricist I observed god the only place I could find him/her/it, other peoples beliefs. The predominate pattern that emerged…Continue
I have started an interesting debate on debate.org concerning The place of Theism in human Cultural Evolution>
I'm having a lot of fun with this one, though I would like a little support and ideas from the great resource of Intelligent people we are assembling…Continue
The new Secularite Magazine just launched. I think it will be a fun addition to the current line up. Take a look and consider subscribing to support these innovative team that also produces The No God Cast. The first issue is excellent.
Added by Darrel Ray on December 13, 2013 at 2:47pm — No Comments
I just joined this site, and while I haven't had a lot of time to devote to perusing everything yet, I'll get the hang of it eventually, lol. Honestly, I am kind of a social network retard....I abhor Facebook etc. But right now I am just going to jump in to a topic, that is close and personal for me, and I welcome any insight anyone has to offer.
I have been a strong atheist for about 5 yrs now, before that I termed myself agnostic for gosh....at least a…Continue
I was standing in the check-out line at the local Walmart (in Central City,Ky) when the line was stopped. The cashier refused to check the lady ahead of me because she was buying beer. Me, being me, asked what the problem was? The clerk said she couldn't scan the beer because "It"s against my religious convictions". So the lady with the beer, and I, had to wait until a manager was called up to scan the beer onto the ticket.
I laughed about it. It's so outlandish! So, the…Continue
With today (December 10) being "Nelson Mandela Day", so to speak, I am reflecting on my family progression in racial tolerance. Much has changed in past 100 years.
My grandfather Smith, while raised in Northern Indiana (b 1890), was quite the bigot. I well remember his language regarding blacks--and he didn't call them "blacks". It was all he could do to tolerate a black person playing major league baseball.
And while the apple falls not far from the tree, his son, my father (b…Continue
Steve Wells' "Drunk with Blood: God's Killings in the Bible," is a book-by-book tally of God's killings in the Bible. Reading Wells' book is a gruesome reminder of the Bible's flood of genocide, slaughter, massacres and murder. Wells strings yellow tape around all the crime scenes in the Bible where God's…Continue
Added by BIPLAB DAS on December 9, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments
I've been around Buddhist teachings for years; the truths about the transient and selfless nature of reality and how the mind creates suffering due to ignorance of reality and cravings based on that ignorance... it spoke to me. I took up meditation (sometimes) and continued to study, and eventually become a moderator on a Buddhist forum that was open to people of all traditions (and none), which gave me plenty of variance in individual perspectives on what the Buddha taught. I didn't believe…Continue
Added by Steve Earley on December 9, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Christmas isn’t a big deal here in Taiwan, so it’s hard to get “in the season” or riled up by this “War on Christmas” controversy. But I want to celebrate the meaning of Christmas by giving away two things I really want, rather than buying them for myself.
First up is this amazing Christmas “ugly-sweater” with Baphomet on it.…Continue
Added by Derek Murphy on December 9, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
"The most preposterous notion that H. sapiens has ever dreamed up is the the Lord God of Creation, Shaper and Ruler of all the Universes, wants the saccharine adoration of His creatures, can be swayed by their prayers, and becomes petulant if He does not receive this flattery. Yet this absurd fantasy, without a shred of evidence to bolster it, pays all the expenses of the oldest, largest, and least productive industry in all history."
"God is omnipotent, omniscient, and…Continue
Added by Čenek Sekavec on December 8, 2013 at 5:35pm — No Comments
Atheists are a diverse bunch of people. There's no single set of beliefs or ideas that unite all atheists under a single banner. In fact, the only thing they have in common is that they don't believe in any deities.
This can make understanding the atheist community rather difficult for an outsider. Doesn't it make more sense to unite with people based on shared beliefs or identifying by what you are rather than what you are not? After all, it makes sense to start a…
this is a real conversation i had with a believer over facebook messages. the names were deleted to prtect his anonymity and the times were erased to make the reading easier.
As a secular society, we must strive to never be lax in our language, and have a firm understanding of what we mean when we utter the dreaded phrase "Happy Holidays," Bill O'Reiily thought he had a Checkmate, Atheists moment when he gleefully pointed out that there are no holidays until Christmas. We poor, poor atheists would therefore be fools to use this greeting. To say the word Christmas should sting…Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on December 6, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments