December 2010 Blog Posts (130)

Chapter Three; EVOLUTION AND RELIGION part ten

While many reasonable adherents do , to one level or another, believe in evolution. Why should evolution have any bearing on religion one way or the other? Some of these levels of belief range from belief in

“micro-evolution” to accepting most of the concepts and ideas of

cosmological and biological evolution, in view of an absent watchmaker.

So, what scientific reason can evolution have with such a seemingly

strong opposing view against it? After all, in March 2009, a…

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Added by Thomas True on December 31, 2010 at 4:53pm — No Comments

We are all connected

I have to tell you, I was moved to tears when I first watched this video last night, something only Mufasa's death in The Lion King has ever managed to do before. The thought that we are intricately and inextricably a part of the universe we live in is a beautiful one, one that is a million times more uplifting, enriching and awe inspiring than anything any religion or god could ever invoke.
As this is my last post of the year, I thought this would be a…
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Added by Jabu M on December 31, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Happy new year

I wish all good hearted, reasonable people a happy new year!

Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on December 31, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Going into 2011

I am sending out good wishes for all who have dared to log into sites such as this, seeking out like minded individuals. I will pop on every once in awhile but I really don't stay "wired in" or "linked up" or whatever the phrase is. So far, I haven't had the desire to purchase an I-phone for this reason, as well as the unnecessary expense. I attempt to keep my life as simple as possible in the hopes of retiring as soon as possible.



Try to infect others with the ability to THINK and… Continue

Added by Sunny Williams on December 31, 2010 at 12:20am — 2 Comments

How Many Secularists and Non-Secularists Can Dance on the Head of a Pin?

Poobah Self Disclosure: I'm an atheist. You may be a Christian...not that there's anything wrong with that.

America is an unhappy place these days. Opposing forces not only bludgeon each other bloody, but as…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on December 30, 2010 at 6:26pm — 1 Comment

Josh Brecheen hits the big time.

Looks like newly elected Oklahoma State Senator is getting a real education in foot in mouth disease. Since his editorial has been posted in The Durant Daily Democrat on December 22, 2010 there has been

national reaction in the forums blogs and other places as well. Sadly it

looks like we [none creation people] are going to be the losers in this

battle. If you have been keeping up with my blogs you know that I have

mentioned the idea that those that are faced with facts…

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Added by Thomas True on December 30, 2010 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Back to the Future



I perceive sad aspects of life that I do not like to admit to myself. In the face of death, we will do anything to survive. Our morals fall apart at the threat of non-existence. There is no such thing as truth or knowledge or progress. We are slaves to causality; to chemical compulsions that feel like our own doing. We will never understand our origins, our purpose, or our ends. Such questions are pointless, and decisions that would be motivated by their answers are…

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Added by John Camilli on December 30, 2010 at 12:47pm — 10 Comments

Chapter Three; LOOKING DEEPER part eight

While I was in the Army, stationed in The Republic of Panama, I started getting involved with hermeneutics. I was stationed there for 15 months and had a lot of free time to fill. I studied using The

Amplified Bible that was given to me as a gift from a good friend of

mine, in addition to other study books. Here is a quote from the web

site of The Amplified Bible about why it was made; “It attempts to take

both word meaning and context into account in order to…

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Added by Thomas True on December 29, 2010 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Hyperbole and a Half: The Year Kenny Loggins Ruined Christmas

Happy holidays everyone!



Here! Read the story of Jesus.



The Year Kenny Loggins Ruined…

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Added by Liz on December 29, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

God is good.

a little conversation from facebook I just had to post, after I pick my jaw up from off the floor.

 

J. I am totally blessed. Literally everyone in front of me where getting flights out on the 31st and Jan 2nd. I even thought of renting a car and then I prayed. My turn and the agent said there was one seat on a flight to Atlanta in 6 hrs from Boston . Delta would pay for the 2-3 hr taxi down. Then in Atlanta there was an 11pm flight to Nashville . I took it.…

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Added by ryan cameron on December 29, 2010 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

Atheist mention in coll.psyche book. 2pgs (believers and cults main subj.)

the saga continues. But science, uniquely original every time. Books become broken records,…

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Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on December 29, 2010 at 8:11am — No Comments

A Lack of Responsibility

Something that really bothers me is the lack of responsibility Christians are required to show for their actions. The whole idea is that as long as you believe in Christ, no matter what you have done, you will get into heaven. As long as you get away with crimes while here on earth, you will never EVER be held accountable for what you have done.

 

What does this mean? It means God doesn't really give a crap if you follow his commandments or live as Jesus has asked. He's going…

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Added by Greg on December 28, 2010 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

Chapter Three; THE RISE OF SCIENCE part seven

As mentioned before, the level of my religious experiences could fill many pages. So, while there is much more to be said, most is going to be skipped for now. I am just going to touch on a five main areas of why Christianity lost its hold on me.



1.The age of rocks on the Earth and the amount of time it takes for light to travel through space couldn't be rectified with text in the Bible. The best answer I received was, “God put all the things there when he created The Universe.” This… Continue

Added by Thomas True on December 28, 2010 at 6:01pm — No Comments

El dios invisible que nadie ha visto o el amigo imaginario

 

En días pasados leí la historia de unos padres que estaban desconsolados y angustiados porque…

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Added by Maria Rodriguez on December 28, 2010 at 5:15pm — 1 Comment

I saw someone laugh so hard on this...

I was lookn' for urine!

 

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Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on December 28, 2010 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Another update on Josh Brecheen.

It has been good to see the mostly positive reaction to the ill-conceived comments of Oklahoma State SEN Josh Brecheen. If this man is looking to make a name for himself, he

certainly is. He put an editorial in the local paper from his senate

district, The Durant Daily Democrat. In addition to the uproar over

several things wrong with attempting to try to have creation taught

in public schools, the comments in the newspapers website have…

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Added by Thomas True on December 28, 2010 at 10:51am — 11 Comments

Oh the sneaky sons of bastards

So I was planning on refreshing my memory a little and searching for any new advances in astronomy, and so googled "big bang theory". Under the results for the (amazingly funny) sitcom and the Wikipedia article was a promising link: big-bang-theory.com. I click it. Read a bit...some things raise a few warning flags, but I read on...surely the science is… Continue

Added by Jabu M on December 28, 2010 at 7:20am — 2 Comments

Tis the season for reason!





Our DNA is about 97% identical to chimpanzees. But the thing that separates us from animals is our ability to reason.

Leaders of institutions that demonize reason and would cause mankind to

act based on a fear-based motivational system of... carrots and sticks would essentially have the masses become dogs to satisfy their self-aggrandizement.



Reason is what makes us…
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Added by Jessica Brandenburg on December 27, 2010 at 11:32am — No Comments

Twenty Things Showing That god Is An Epic Troll

I found this on, I Heart Chaos, and just had to share. It is hard to comprehend that the believers don't have any issues with this stuff.

http://www.iheartchaos.com/post/2461450574/twenty-things-god-is-an-epic-troll

Added by Lance Van Valin on December 27, 2010 at 11:23am — 2 Comments

Online "closet" atheists annoy me. Does that happen to you?

Yes they do. I don't hate them, but there is something in them that makes me feel sort of uneasy.

 

I have counted myself among those without religion for quite some time. I'm pretty open about it and I'm always eager to talk about it when the occasion is right (which isn't all the time, of course). So, as much as I'm open about it "in real life", I'm open about it online. I don't hide my name, nor my face and whoever wants to find me online can do it with a couple of clicks.…

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Added by Diego on December 26, 2010 at 7:57pm — 9 Comments

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