February 2013 Blog Posts (70)

'Moral Compass," new atheism website

Hi everyone:



If it's not too crass of me, I'd like to invite you all to take a look my new non-proft website, at www.moralcompassblog.com.



Moral Compass takes a closer look at how true the faithful are to their avowed moral principles. We offer no theological arguments, no hermeneutical essays, nor do we slap believers upside the head with insults. Instead, Moral Compass is simply a compendium of religious wickedness. By quoting…

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Added by Terry Firma on February 28, 2013 at 10:52pm — 3 Comments

Evolution

The religious would have us believe intelligent design...  I don't wish to convert anyone, but I'll state what I learned.  I raised & studied wolves & hybrids for 20 years.  Started with white Siberian Wolf and white G. Shepherd mix.  Recessive genes?  I gradually increased wolf % in hybrids.  A number of mutations * occurred!  A few, in nature, might have led to new, survivable kinds.  Others were degenerate.  It's too much to go into here.  My point is that it all appeared RANDOM! …

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Added by Earl H Smith on February 28, 2013 at 4:21pm — 1 Comment

This is the world that He created

http://chartsbin.com/view/wwu



According to Genesis, God gave the world to Adam and Eve, to put it another way, to humanity. But look at the figures in the above link. Nearly 70% of the Earth is covered in salt water, so is generally uninhabitable to mankind. Of the land less than 10% is good, arable farmland. Man is essentially unable to survive on more than 90% of the Earth's surface. Gee, that's some gift. Thank you for your generosity,… Continue

Added by Dave Godfrey on February 28, 2013 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Printed News

After a lifetime of newspaper subscription(s), I went cold turkey last October (2012) and cancelled all printed versions of the so-called news.

I had many reasons, and I won't bore you with them. I realize newspapers have some value. I hate to contribute to their demise. However.....

I haven't missed my morning newspaper one iota. It's actually a relief not to feel I have to get my money's worth out of reading every word. I certainly don't miss the ads or the local sports. Or…

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Added by Randall Smith on February 28, 2013 at 8:13am — 3 Comments

rudeness and cruelty on both sides of the isle

most of the people i grew up around where religious, my ma and pops where as moderate as possible though (thank....well the universe lol). but i grew up around alot of rude and bigoted extreme type ones too. but also i"ve met alot of atheists and agnostics who happen to try to offend people of religion on purpose, now both sides have the right i mean in america anyway. but don't you think ignorant religious people and people without belief who are ignorant are both in the wrong, both can…

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Added by michael piusinski on February 27, 2013 at 6:20pm — 2 Comments

Questions for Atheists

The video, Islam - the True Message of God, poses questions for other religious points of view.  The questions for Atheists are:

  • Who created you?
  • Who made you from nothing?
  • Why are you created?
  • So, you are born then you die and become forgotten, do you like to live in such a state?

The video also makes the statement, “Every human has to believe in some power to…

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Added by Janine White on February 27, 2013 at 6:14pm — No Comments

A Question of Arrogance

I keep seeing that word, "arrogant", being thrown around by the religious. Scientists are arrogant. Atheists are arrogant. And those invitations to debate - "talk with me, but don't be arrogant!" What they mean is, don't show me up, don't make me look like a fool, don't push my out of my comfort zone. Don't be confident, don't be informed, don't behave like you know what you are talking about. Don't be…
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Added by Anwyn Davies on February 27, 2013 at 5:18pm — 3 Comments

What does it mean to be an Atheist Pagan?

Hey all!

It's been a battle, having this as an identity. People think its a contradiction of terms. Atheist and Pagan, like the two can't coincide, like they are .... mutually  exclusive or something. Well, I'm here to say they are not. Cause first off, no one said that being a pagan required you be a polytheistic believer or a wiccan dual theistic believer. There is no template, there is no dogma, there is no book except what you claim as your own. For me, being a pagan is…

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Added by Ronni on February 25, 2013 at 7:58am — 7 Comments

Are men obsolete?

Given that the tasks for which men may have been necessary no longer require them (via the invention of IVF, vibrators, the mechanisation of typically masculine work, the ability of women to work & jar opening technology), can we say that men (in the roles by which they have traditionally been known) are obsolete?



Partly a joke (at least the jar opening bit), but mostly serious.



The 21st century may be a good time for men to reconsider…
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Added by Justin Murray on February 24, 2013 at 6:51pm — 2 Comments

Thomas Jefferson: Politics and Religion

Having just read a book about Thomas Jefferson, I couldn't help but compare the politics of then to now. "The more things change, the more they stay the same". 

In his day, it was the Federalists vs. the Republicans--conservatives vs. liberals. (Today's Democrats were yesterdays Republicans.) The bitterness, insults, and accusations were much the same, if not worse, than they are today. Vicious. Nothing will ever change, so we might as well accept the fact that the two sides will…

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Added by Randall Smith on February 24, 2013 at 7:48am — 1 Comment

Interview with Katherine Stewart

Media lines are blurred beyond recognition as we podcast an interview with an investigative reporter about her hardcover book (!). Our guest is Katherine Stewart, author of “The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children”. Yes, that’s right: Christian fundamentalists have found a way to feed their proselytizing agenda in our public schools.  This is an important issue everyone should be aware of, and we are as horrified as Katherine is about what’s going.…

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Added by The Mile High Sanity Project on February 23, 2013 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Interview with Richard Dawkins

The Project scales mount improbable to bring you an interview with one Richard Dawkins, the noted evolutionary biologist and bestselling author ofThe God Delusion. Richard joins us in the war room to chat about the new book by Katherine Stewart, The Good News Club: The Christian Rights’s Assault on America’s Children. It’s time to update your…

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Added by The Mile High Sanity Project on February 23, 2013 at 6:39pm — No Comments

MHSP New Website Launch

The Mile High Sanity Project podcast is back with a new and improved website! Check out our newest content, featuring special guests Richard Dawkins and Katherine Stewart.

Added by The Mile High Sanity Project on February 23, 2013 at 6:38pm — No Comments

What Am I?

The greatest question to me at this moment is "what am I?"

Not just as it pertains to my social label of Humanist, atheist, agnostic, irreligious, skeptical, etc., but in relation to my mere existence. This fuzzy feeling I get when crawling around in the darkness of existentialism seems too real. I keep finding new ideas and experiences and when I press their "on" buttons to see what they do, it changes my perception of reality. It's more than just being objective when playing with…

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Added by Jordan V. on February 22, 2013 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Bodie Hodge is a raving lunatic (and his God is even worse)

Even by the standards of Ken Ham and the Answers in Genesis mob, Bodie Hodge is a mad man.

Read this http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/2013/02/22/misunderstanding-god and you'll understand why I say this. Quite apart from his usual pathetic attack on atheists (we're just chemicals, you know), it at least reveals the nature of the God he (or they) have invented Here are some of the…

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Added by Dave Godfrey on February 22, 2013 at 10:36am — 1 Comment

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