July 2013 Blog Posts (57)

Cardinal explains what pope meant with gay comments..

 Cardinal Dolan (the same one who paid priests to leave and the same one to shuffle over 50 million dollars into a safe, untouchable place). He's as corrupt as the day is long and stands firmly against LGBT, women's rights/issues etc.…

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Added by Peter Pimentel on July 31, 2013 at 10:05pm — 7 Comments

Blasphemy vs. Free Speech

To the point, blasphemy laws intrude on the right of free speech and reflect a religious affectation meant to control what others say about theologically based matters. The idea of offending religious sensibilities to the point of punishment is in and of itself disgusting and distasteful, but…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on July 31, 2013 at 8:00am — 26 Comments

The Quest for truth is a magnificent obsession

A. What benefits do people get from their faith in God ?

First, the social support and sense of identity provided by belonging to a close-knit group belonging to a temple, church or mosque could be the operative mechanisms. After all, religion is usually not practiced in isolation but within a “fellowship of kindred spirits,” who share one another’s burdens, reach out to those in need, and offer friendship and companionship. Indeed, people who attend…

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Added by V.N.K.Kumar on July 30, 2013 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Love & Happiness

Not many people ever find one much less the other; in fact, what they tend to do is settle or agree to strive no more, which, in my opinion, is the same as giving up. There are few things in this world worthy of one’s life or dedicated energy, but if there is one it is either love or happiness.

Many…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on July 30, 2013 at 5:30am — 10 Comments

Latest from Kasese Humanist Primary School

Hello friends on Atheist Nexus,

I just want to share with you this article that appeared in the foreign press where i was featured in an article about the growth of Atheism in Uganda, a country where the majority are religious.

Read out this link  Atheism in Uganda

On another note, a fundraiser is on to generate funds to favor Kasese…

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Added by Bwambale Robert on July 30, 2013 at 2:30am — No Comments

Latest from Kasese Humanist Primary School

Hello friends on Atheist Nexus,

I just want to share with you this article that appeared in the foreign press where i was featured in an article about the growth of Atheism in Uganda, a country where the majority are religious.

Read out this link Atheism in Uganda

On another note, a fundraiser is on to generate funds to favor Kasese Humanist…

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Added by Bwambale Robert on July 30, 2013 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

Are Theists Confident Enough In Their Religions To Endure Scrutiny ?

What about it ? Can theists endure with confidence a close and careful examination of their religious beliefs, or do they fear that if they are scrutinized too closely those beliefs won't hold up, that they'll prove false and illogical ?

Since I am an American and most familiar with the Christian religion I will use that as my test case, but these questions apply equally well to Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, or any other theistic beliefs that may be out there.

Are…

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Added by Anthony Jordan on July 28, 2013 at 10:21pm — 3 Comments

Best Description EVER of the Dangers of the Habitual Way that Media Portrays Pseudo-Science, in Comparison to Science-Based Medicine.

The following is a quote from Time Magazine, concerning the addition of Jenny McCarthy to the cast of 'The View':



ABC might argue that hiring McCarthy does not mean endorsing her vaccine beliefs. Maybe not — in a way, it may be more dangerous, muddying a vital question of public health by framing it as a “controversy” that you can hash out in a roundtable before interviewing Bruce Willis about Red 2. Maybe ABC sees McCarthy as a lateral swap for Hasselbeck — another outspoken, blonde… Continue

Added by Bud the Wonderer on July 28, 2013 at 9:45am — 3 Comments

I know it's wrong, but...

When I first heard about a bus crash in Indianapolis killing 3 people, I cringed, as I do with most tragedies. How awful, I think.

But when I discovered this bus carried Baptists returning from a church camp, I said out loud, "Ha!". It was a spontaneous outburst. Why? I'm sure you know. Their all-loving, caring, saving (etc.) god failed them.

I know it's wrong, but I get some sort of perverse joy out of lightning burning down a church. I can just imagine the congregation asking…

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Added by Randall Smith on July 28, 2013 at 7:09am — 7 Comments

Opportunity costs of Deconversion

Makes me sad to think that most people waste so much of their time, energies & monetary resources on religion related activities like attending churches, doing mass prayers or listening to the inane sermons etc. But sametime I wonder what they might do with the time released from these preoccupations if they opt to be secular. Females might indulge in more gosssip, suffer depression and males might drink excessively, gamble and seek other unhealthy ephemeral pleasures. So there are…

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Added by V.N.K.Kumar on July 27, 2013 at 10:25pm — 2 Comments

My debate with a presuppositional apologist - Part 3

This is part 3 of my debate with YouTube presuppositional apologist Dan Marvin.…

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Added by Fanghur1123 on July 27, 2013 at 8:59am — No Comments

My debate with a presuppositional apologist - Part 2

Here is part 2 of my debate was YouTube presuppositional apologist Dan Marvin.…

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Added by Fanghur1123 on July 27, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

My debate with a presuppositional apologist - Part 1

I'm currently having a debate with a presuppositional apologist on YouTube, and as far as I can tell I am destroying him. I've been saving screenshots of each exchange in the debate to make sure I have a permanent record of it, as well as to put it into a blog post so that others can see it and perhaps gain a better understanding on how to deal with these people. For some reason Atheist Nexus saw fit to put a size limit on blog posts, so I'll have to do this in multiple posts. Here is part…

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Added by Fanghur1123 on July 27, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

My first debate with an American Evangelical Christian

I hope you all enjoy.  Please point out anything you'd like :)

The mission of the Alfred the Great Society is to provide resources for strengthening men and women in the ongoing struggle against paganism and unbelief. We do this through rebuilding the foundations of Christendom and fostering a culture that puts a premium on what is good, true and beautiful.

The Alfred the Great Society also seeks to fulfil this mission through direct…

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Added by David A. on July 25, 2013 at 6:02pm — 2 Comments

A Rambling Little Bit About Rock Lyrics

So, I’m tooling around Vegas a couple weeks back, listening to Ozzie’s Boneyard when I hear this story about the origin of No More Tears. Apparently, Ozzie was in the bathtub, so the story goes, when inspiration struck.

Read more here...…

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Added by Dan Wall on July 24, 2013 at 8:54am — 1 Comment

On Euhemerism, Yesterday & Today: Jesus, Elvis, and Antinous: Is Bieber Next?

While studying the occult for about a decade prior to becoming an agnostic, I read H. P. Blavatsky, Manly P. Hall, and, most valuably, Gerald Massey.  Blavatsky and Massey were sober critics of Christianity; the former became famous for saying "there is no religion higher than the truth," and the latter explored the death and resurrection myths that went into the making of the myth-in-chief: Jesus.  Blavatsky pointed out the similarity of the name, Krishna, to the name Christ, and Massey…

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Added by James M. Martin on July 23, 2013 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

Twenty Vile Quotes Against Women By Church Leaders from St. Augustine to Pat Robertson

This is where the Christian right and the Republicans get there training for their war on women.

Twenty Vile Quotes Against Women By Church Leaders from St. Augustine to Pat Robertson…

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Added by John Aultman on July 23, 2013 at 5:48pm — 3 Comments

Fun With the Book of Revelation

< Writers of the new testament 4+1 gospels (includes Acts) cribbed liberally from the OT, especially Isaiah. >>>

And where does The Book of Revelation fit in?  After all, it’s St. John the Divine’s bad LSD trip.  There has to be something sacred about that.

Aside:  How the heck do you get a name like St. John the Divine?  Do you think he called himself John the Divine?  He was a prisoner/slave working in the quarries on a remote Roman possession…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on July 21, 2013 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

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