Having just gotten back from vacation it struck me how good a job the people of Gideon's bible have done of distributing their bible. It's truly amazing that pretty much every hotel room I stay in (in the U.S. at least) contains a copy. The unfortunate thing is that they (Gideon) seem to have somewhat of a monopoly at the moment. Wouldn't it be great if there was a book (or maybe even a pamphlet?) sitting next to their bible that provided details of what non-religious people believe, based on… Continue
When a Christian decided to go soul fishing on the Unreasonable Faith site recently, his ignorance of the reality of non-belief and non-believers tripped him up.
Most Religionists are incredibly ignorant of what it means to be a non-believer. Fundamentalists of any brand are among the most naive in this respect. The gross inadequacy of their primary assumptions about the causes and characteristics of atheism is one of the reasons why attempts to reconvert the disillusioned faithful… Continue
Lots of folks like to assert that you cannot prove a negative, but this is a completely and obviously self-defeating position. We can prove that there are no cows in my apartment right now and that I cannot fly upwards at will or that there are no square circles. We might also point out that some of the most basic principles of logic are stated as negatives like the law of non-contradiction - No proposition can be both true and false at the same time and in the same respect. So, this leads me… Continue
What would it be like to have a US President who valued reason, objective reality and evidence as the bases of public policy, instead of superstitions, ignorance and magic? Well, it would be - it is - something like this:
The first half was good (despite Bultars speech) however the second half.
Kara (using Hereas drawings as coordinates) finds earth (our earth, the other one was a different earth) but they find it one hundred fifty thousand years ago. And they find humans on the planet. Humans that evolved independently from the Colonial humans (they came from Cobol).
The Colonials and the Cylons rebels get to earth and what do they do? They decide to abandon their culture, their philosophy’s,… Continue
Judeo-Christians use the phrase “God's Will”. They'll use it to explain why bad things happen to good people. They use it to explain weird and illogical rules in the Bible.
Christians will say God's will is clear. “It clearly states in the Bible, fag's shouldn't marry”. To get the full effect of the last quote read it again this time with a judgmental know-everything southern accent. “It clearly states in the Bible, fag's shouldn't marry”. Now you should look at your cousin… Continue
I do not appreciate nor do I respect religion. I mouth off to people, strangers, who say “bless you” to me when I sneeze. That said, you can imagine my annoyance when, after getting on a full train car this morning, I was accosted by a middle-aged, weave-haired black woman preacher holding a Bible in her hand and shouting her sermon at the top of her lungs. The entire train car, with the exception of one man who tried to order the woman to be quiet, sat there and took the abuse without comment.… Continue
As I travel making presentations on my book, inevitably several people want their copy autographed and want to tell me the story of how they escaped religion. The stories are at once fascinating and heart rending. It has been a joke for decades among former Catholics that they are recovering Catholics. It generally meant that they were actively trying to get over the programming and brainwashing in guilt and sexual repression taught in Catholic schools and churches. I would suggest a slightly… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on March 20, 2009 at 12:30pm —
To me, this video doesn't need any words to describe it...Enjoy!!!
Well, I guess I do have a favorite video, this one gets me every time.
Just wish they didn't disabled the embedding, but here is the YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNthqC2fsVw
Much Love & Peace, Kat ;D
Yet again, making the line between satire and fundamentalism even blurrier... I present the Brother Steve Winter's Winterband. Just listen to the lyrics before following the link - guaranteed awesomeness.
Shame, shame, shame
I Corinthians 14: 34, 35
34: Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith…Continue
A few minutes ago new years started in Iran and other countries which use Jalali (Persian) Calender .So happy new year to anyone who celebrate this.
The new years in Persian calendar starts at spring equinox .so today is “norouz” = “New Rooz ” = “new day” it's exactly the time that spring starts . It s one of few things that I love about Iran . Because this celebration and this most… Continue
Christianity Today Panel Discussion 5
Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does it Make? A Debate.
Panelists: William Lane Craig, James Denison, Christopher Hitchens, Doug Wilson, Lee Strobel
Moderator: Stan Guthrie
The New Atheists usually make two charges against Christianity: (1) that it is untrue and (2) that it is harmful. A panel of Christian apologetics experts responds to an atheist critic with… Continue
Added by John Benton on March 19, 2009 at 11:45pm —
While not specifically atheist, the "fortuneteller" episode reveals my favorite character, Sokka, as one of the best skeptics I've seen in a children's show since Chirp from "Peep and the Big Wide World."
It also has a great example of how exasperating and frustrating "believers" can be to such a skeptic.
I totally sympathize with Sokka's plight! Even if you don't know anything about the show, I still think you'll get a kick out of watching… Continue