I invite you to read my newest commentary.
"It was this preliminary conclusion that caused the “outburst.” When I asked why I hated God, my conversation partner said it was because I was an atheist and all atheists hate God. In fact, he continued, all atheists hate religion. Knowing it would not make a difference if…
Added by David Rosman on October 21, 2010 at 10:00pm —
From my blog
People have been warning that "society is going to collapse" since the dawn of societies millennia ago. Despite a track record of failure spanning longer than recorded time, some modern day religious people like to pull out this gem to argue that refusing to adhere to their world-view will cause the downfall of life as we know it. In actuality, it is the world view of the religious person that will collapse if everybody… Continue
Added by Dustin Sanders on October 21, 2010 at 7:32pm —
I don't really want to stray into politics, but as the election draws near, please indulge me this once - at least until the next election season. I apologize for the ranty polemic.
Modern Conservatism is an utterly failed, worthless, bankrupt ideology whose policies have led to utter disaster and offers no solutions to any of the problems that confront the modern world. In place of solutions, modern conservatism has degenerated into an incohate mass of anger, rage,… Continue
Added by Jeffrey A. Myers on October 21, 2010 at 1:33pm —
Why is it that every time something positive happens which (perhaps) people thought of as improbable or impossible someone comes along and thinks that THIS is then a miracle of God?…
Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on October 21, 2010 at 6:11am —
Lars Vilks finished his lecture in Uppsala this week.
We all remember what happened…
Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on October 21, 2010 at 5:40am —
What does it take these days to get people out of church?
Obviously in some regions of the world it is sufficient to let the church speak out and inform the people about its basic teachings.
After a TV discussion programme on homosexuality in Finnland people flee the church like they would flee a stinking corpse.…
Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on October 21, 2010 at 2:56am —
I couldn't help myself last week, when a man was coming through the attraction i worked at, at ScreamPark and yelled "Do you think God would approve of this?" I stopped for a sec, looked back over at him, using his phone to get through, pussy. So i just walked up behind him and said "Of course not, thats why i asked the magical fairy. He said go for it, so im with him now!" And just walked off, he got so pissed that he went to find me, screaming "God will not forgive that comment, he will… Continue
Added by Timothy Warner on October 20, 2010 at 10:39pm —
I've been listening and reading about the movement to get atheists to "come out" about their lack of belief and can't help but notice the similarity to people who are coming out to their family/friends as homosexuals. Although I cannot possibly understand what a gay or lesbian person has to deal with during their process, I feel that atheists can relate to their experience at least on some level.
Personally, my parents are fine with my belief and share the same feelings. However, my… Continue
Added by Greg on October 20, 2010 at 1:30pm —
The Myth of Original Sin does far more evil than merely inverting our inherent desire for knowledge and understanding and turning our greatest and most beautiful attribute and turning it into a means of debasement. Perhaps even more vile, the Myth of Original Sin seeks to replace our greatest attribute, our rationality and understanding with Faith.
While there is an extensive epistemological discussion on what constitutes Faith elsewhere on this page, the brief summary is… Continue
Added by Jeffrey A. Myers on October 20, 2010 at 12:30pm —
his is the first report of my
experiences with individuals who feel that they have had personal
contact with extraterrestrials. More are forthcoming. Where
appropriate, names have been changed…
out-sized forehead, black almond-shaped eyes
Laughlin, Nevada is the kind of place where vegetarianism is… Continue
Added by Douglas Mesner on October 20, 2010 at 9:04am —
Few Religionist traditions are more patently offensive than the myth of Original Sin and its dogmatic progeny, the myth of fallen humanity. What is our Original Sin? What is our great, intractable failing? What was our deep vileness that was so abhorrent that a SINGLE human's action would be sufficient to condemn our entire species for all eternity?
Our inherent quest for knowledge. Our curiosity. Our desire to understand. God creates us with an inherent longing for… Continue
Added by Jeffrey A. Myers on October 19, 2010 at 7:09pm —
My mother-in-law loves to say: “maternity is a matter of fact and paternity is a matter of opinion.” Opinions about the parentage of Jesus expose the origins of his story in Palestinian…
Added by Diana Agorio on October 19, 2010 at 6:00pm —
Why do the most highly religious societies tend to be the most poverty stricken, crime ridden, hungry, illiterate, undereducated, unsafe, violent and aggressive societies on Earth? Even if religiosity is not a direct cause of these fundamental ills, why does it correlate so strongly with the worst tendencies and instincts humanity has to offer? Why is it that when religiosity insinuates itself more strongly in the secular world, that societies seem to tend… Continue
Added by Jeffrey A. Myers on October 19, 2010 at 12:27pm —
I haven’t posted in a while. To be honest with you, I’ve really found nothing that has made me want to “post.” But in the last couple of days, the election of a Senator in Kentucky, where Rand Paul is running has caused me to want to post.…
Added by Rick on October 19, 2010 at 3:00am —
Thanks to the wonders of searchable databases, locating specific provisions of the seminal religious texts has never proven easier. What used to be a cumbersome task requiring a Concordance is now the work of a few minutes at a computer. As a result, building a textual case against Biblical Morality, or against Yahweh or Allah as the Greatest Conceivable Being has never been easier. These seminal religious texts explicitly endorse slavery and describe in tooth grinding detail how to purchase… Continue
Added by Jeffrey A. Myers on October 18, 2010 at 5:52pm —
You Luscious Sin…
Added by Brian J Geisler on October 18, 2010 at 11:00am —
When I first realized (truly realized) there might not be an afterlife, I pondered the idea for a bit. It led to my trying to wrap my mind around the idea of non-existence ... lol ...it doesn't work, it's kind of freaky. This put me in such an eerie state of mind, and I felt exactly why people have the tendency to create/join religions. (I knew why before, but this time I really felt it in the pit of my soul-hole - lol)
The knowledge that we can never know anything for certain when it… Continue
Added by Sarah Bova on October 17, 2010 at 9:00pm —
White light reflects the white floor, through a beautiful fountain I walk by.
All the people smile to each other with open minded.
No possession, no money, no war, no business, no religion.
All the people live as one with peace and… Continue
Added by Atheist Hippy on October 17, 2010 at 8:40pm —
Why don't the Jewish people follow the teachings of the Old Testament? I am glad they don't, otherwise there would be honor killings by Jews, but I would like someone to educate me as to why the Jews do not stone adulterers as ordered in the word of God. At least the Christians can say that Jesus did away with the old law. How do the Jews justify disobeying god? I Googled it and the best answer I found was that there was "New Covenant" but that just says the law will be "written in their… Continue
Added by Rudy Ruddell on October 17, 2010 at 7:46pm —
Okay, not really, but it really seems that way lately. I've finally started back to school, taking an intro to Geology course as my last prerequisite for a Masters in Education. Trying to take any school with my job though is pretty crazy. Throw on top of that health issues (my migraines are in full swing again...I'm guessing from trying to do too much) and dental fun time (I'm getting my wisdom teeth cut out soon) and I've been too busy to really think enough to be on Nexus.
I will… Continue
Added by John Secular Smith on October 17, 2010 at 5:02pm —