A friend of mine from L.U. told me that our mind is surrounded by three forces – the knowable, the unknown and the unknowable. Everybody has an idea what is known, right? And we all ponder the unknown. But the unknowable will remain…er…unknowable. God and mysticism belong to the unknowable.
This theistic pretext is not new. Time immemorial, the mystics believe that anything that transcends human understanding is unknowable. That’s what they call the limitation of… Continue
Added by John Paraiso on February 9, 2009 at 1:48am —
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From the Sydney Morning Herald
of all places. This is disturbing.
The problem I face is weariness with science-based… Continue
Added by Фелч Гроган on February 8, 2009 at 8:56pm —
Lets hope more people come our of their shell....EVERYTIME someone mentions god say
'GOD IS IMAGINARY'.
Added by Chris Davies on February 8, 2009 at 8:00pm —
I want to memorize bible verses and quote them to people who annoy me with their religion, in a way that makes them realize what they are saying or doing goes against the bible, or to pretend to agree with something they are complaining about and that any sane person would think is bad, yet is supported by the bible. It should be easy to do, since there are so many contradictory things in the bible, and so many times when horrible things are said to be good, so I imagine there is a verse for… Continue
Added by Moonbeam on February 8, 2009 at 7:30pm —
I posted a list of atheist blogs that I read over at VOX. Here's the link:
Added by Kasey on February 8, 2009 at 3:22pm —
Friday's Senate version of the Federal stimulus package cuts funding
for science and research, specifically the National Science Foundation (NSF), the top government program supporting investigator-driven scientific research in the US. If you're a scientist - or simply a person who wishes not to live in an ignorant nation - and you haven't called or emailed your Congresspersons yet, now might be a good time to do… Continue
Added by Planetologist on February 8, 2009 at 3:17pm —
I saw a clip of Tony Blair's speech at the National Prayer Breakfast (ugh) and found it insulting, to say the least. It was definitely blog-worthy.
Added by Dan Gilbert on February 8, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Guess what (finally) came in the mail. My very own Biblical Garden!!! So this sabbath morning, instead of resting I made my own little micro climate! And... it only took me twenty minutes at which point I said:
"Suck it, God. I totally beat your record!"
Because I'm competitive like that.
Granted, the seeds haven't sprouted yet as you can see:
Continue at: A Cleverer Version of Myself
Added by EnsignR on February 8, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Same three part formula...
1. Assumptions / Beliefs / Dogmas
2. Relationship to Evidence
Christianity vs Atheism
Assumptions of Christianity:
Triune Dogma of God,
Triune Dogma of the Bible,
Punishment / Reward in the Afterlife...
God is an Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnipresent entity.
God's revelation to man is the Bible;
the Bible is Inspired, Infallible, and Inerrant.
Inspired or God Breathed… Continue
Added by j on February 8, 2009 at 1:30am —
Fact: Cain married his sister.
Fact: Seth married his sister (this is where we came from).
Fact: God now doesn't permit sibling incest. Why?
"Do not have sexual relations with your sister,
either your father's daughter or your mother's daughter,
whether she was born in the same home or elsewhere."
"If a man marries his sister,
the daughter of either his father or his mother,
and they have sexual relations, it is a… Continue
Added by j on February 8, 2009 at 1:06am —
TEACH THE CONTROVERSY!!!
Statement: Cain married his sister; Seth married his sister.
Where is that
in the Bible?
How to prove Early Compound Incest:
Adam was alone;
God created no one secretly.
Genesis 1:18 through 1:22
The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.
Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He… Continue
Added by j on February 7, 2009 at 10:40pm —
Okay, do a search on that site...
Notice that Lee, or others, always says 'many atheists believe the universe is eternal' or 'that until recently scientists didn't believe the universe had a beginning...'
This false dichotomy is his first lie. Surely not the only one.
Anyway, Lee is apparently ignorant of what Genesis says about it.
Genesis 1:1 - the first day from Biblegateway.com, de-versed:
Added by j on February 7, 2009 at 10:39pm —
Having written for a business magazine, I'm baffled about Forbes publishing a trio of anti-Darwin rants on a seemingly random whim. And I have a few thoughts on the subject, most of them very negative. Forbes might be undermining its reputation and hurting the interests of its stakeholders by allowing ID friendly editors to use their media soapbox as a bully pulpit.
( my write-up on… Continue
Added by Greg F. on February 7, 2009 at 8:57pm —
Added by Bubba Tarandfeathered on February 7, 2009 at 8:18pm —
Added by Adam Johnson on February 7, 2009 at 7:13pm —
Let me ask you a question. Is there life in our galaxy apart from us? What is your answer? Yes? No? Or is it "I don't know". Religious folks around the world fear this statement. They have nightmares about "I don't know". Religion restricts this as a viable answer. This is why many people shy away from science. They fear the unknown. Whereas I feel "I don't know" is exciting and challenging. It gives my purpose to learn.
Religious people fill the void of "I don't know" with god and… Continue
Added by Adam Johnson on February 7, 2009 at 5:21pm —
I was reading through news and I came across an article about black coats in gray wolves and how they are becoming more prevalent in North America . Through studies they found that the darker coat doesn't improve camouflage as a predator or as prey. But further prodding revealed that the protein that causes the black coat is the same that helps prevent inflammation and infection in humans. I'll allow you to put 2 and 2 together but this is lovely evidence for evolution, speciation, and natural… Continue
Added by Adam Johnson on February 7, 2009 at 5:02pm —
Here's a video from a cable (?) born again bible pounder whose a "Home Boy
So it is just me? Or does he come across as the type of guy who has to take his pants off to think straight?
Is it safe to assume that if ANYTHING is written in a bible then it must be correct? So what if we print our own bible? You can turn a lot of things on its head that way.
King James, of the King James Bible was known as, "The wisest fool in all christiandom." Here's the… Continue
Added by Rick on February 7, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Has a great illustration of the silliness of religion with King Julian and his "Sacrifice to the volcano." If you haven't seen it. Watch it (the whole movie is pretty funny, anyway). That's all. :-)
Added by Jas Brimstone on February 7, 2009 at 12:25pm —
Accepting my place in society is something I have never been comfortable wit h. I've always been too fiercely independent. If it weren't so necessary for my survival I wouldn't conform nearly as much as I do. I'd rather be left to be me alone in my apartment a creature that only emerges when the mood presents itself. I don't like having to suck it up and pretend to be semi normal just to get through the day. I just want to look like me, and act like me but lets face it I'm not what most people… Continue
Added by Creature on February 7, 2009 at 1:05am —