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ORIGINS OF RELIGION, MORALITY AND BELIEF—select quotations. PART 1

ORIGINS OF RELIGION, MORALITY AND BELIEF—select quotations. PART 1



“If we go back to the beginning we shall find that ignorance and fear created the gods; that fancy, enthusiasm, or deceit adorned or disfigured them; that weakness worships them; that credulity preserves them, and that custom, respect and tyranny support them in order to make the blindness of men serve its own interests.” Baron D'Holbach





Natural Morality:

If human morals and values do not arise… Continue

Added by Dr. Terence Meaden on October 23, 2008 at 3:43pm — 5 Comments

Deleting a duplicate entry.

Deleting a duplicate entry. Continue

Added by Dr. Terence Meaden on October 23, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

ORIGINS OF RELIGION, MORALITY AND BELIEF—select quotations. PART 1

ORIGINS OF RELIGION, MORALITY AND BELIEF—select quotations. PART 1



“If we go back to the beginning we shall find that ignorance and fear created the gods; that fancy, enthusiasm, or deceit adorned or disfigured them; that weakness worships them; that credulity preserves them, and that custom, respect and tyranny support them in order to make the blindness of men serve its own interests.” Baron D'Holbach





Natural Morality:

If human morals and values do not arise… Continue

Added by Dr. Terence Meaden on October 23, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Indie Music

My fave indie music label Serious Business just released their latest album by the band Secret Dakota Ring. You can watch the video for the decidedly nifty single "The Fade to Black", download an MP3 for free if you like the song or better yet buy the whole album and thus support independent music by clicking here:… Continue

Added by Rosa on October 23, 2008 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Society in a Squirt

I am a sucker for learning new things. That is, some new things. I sometimes willfully ignore learning how to do something so I don't have to do it in the future. Working in an automobile dealership provides ample instances of things I never want to do or learn to do. But this is about something new I learned. I was reading a discussion (http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/atheistexecutives/forum/topic/show?id=2182797%3ATopic%3A97530) a while ago and one of the posters used the abbreviation: viz.… Continue

Added by Roger Rotge on October 23, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

On the subject of Glarbism





I was recently reminded of glarbs on Bronze Dog's blog. I find the Glarbism phenomenon fascinating.



Have you ever met a Glarbist? I haven't, but nonetheless, I still find Glarbism fascinating.



According to Glarbists, glarbs are flarschnikit. I kid you not.…



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Added by Dikkii on October 23, 2008 at 8:24am — 5 Comments

Homosexuality

I've got a good debate going on my blog, www.createcognitivedissonance.wordpress.com, regarding Homosexuality and Prop 8. I've had a New Church minister attempt to defend his position on homosexuality, and the comment lines have been full of a very lively back & forth. Check it out!

Ben Barnett

Added by Ben Barnett on October 22, 2008 at 11:41pm — No Comments

Tray Tables Up! Flights of nonsense landing in Texas schools

texflag32988 The next act in the long and ugly creationist end-game will take place in Texas. After the previous two acts, my confidence is high.



One of my dearest hopes for the next generation is that they get a real shot at understanding evolution. My own teenage understanding of the theory was fuzzy around the edges, since we touched on it for all of about eight minutes in high school. I didn't encounter it again until Anthro 1 at Berkeley--at which point it dazzled me so much I… Continue

Added by Dale McGowan on October 22, 2008 at 5:39pm — No Comments

I am looking for someone to go to see Religulous and some fun discussion about Religulous afterwards tonight.

Anyone live in the bay area looking for someone to go to the show with. I can't take my friends to see this because everyone I know is religious. I feel like an island.

Mike
earlyriser3900@yahoo.com

Added by Mike on October 22, 2008 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Kill my blog? No!

Its been a while sense I posted anything so why not start by defending blogging.

I read an article in Weird called "Kill Your Blog". (You can read it here (it has a different name which made it hard to find)) His arguments are that that blogging has been flooded by "Cut-rate" journalists, underground marketing campaigns that are "drowning out the authentic voices of amateur wordsmiths" its hard to get readers,… Continue

Added by Lone Wolf on October 22, 2008 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Faith and Society

Faith of the arrogant

Where is the arrogance in

Judging the world owes me no deference

Accepting the earth, sea and sky stand in indifference

Seeing no grand schemer fixated on my every move

Believing ones only support comes from within

Expecting nothing because nothing is owed, giving nothing when nothing is earned

Doing what's right without need or assumption of external approval

Exchanging with equals to fill needs

Being honestly, always and… Continue

Added by Michelle on October 22, 2008 at 2:00am — No Comments

Tuesday, 21 October, 2008 21:13

Tuesday, 21 October, 2008 21:13



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

And there are those times...

that you need to sit and think;

stop your life and think.



It really feels weird to be writing this.



And scary, definitely.



I'm going to be on hiatus for a coupla weeks.



I will be reading e-mail, and following the journals that I always follow, but after thinking about yesterdays' entry, I'm going to break the news habit, and the writing habit...… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on October 21, 2008 at 9:28pm — No Comments

I think I just feel more comfortable here.

Now to be perfectly honest I have 2 other blogs. I have my live journal, mostly because my brother does and he's in Korea. I also have my myspace blog...which is my main blog. I don't think I really feel comfortable there anymore. One of my "friends" recently told my husband he had "loose morals" because he didn't have jesus in his life. I feel more comfortable here. I'm kind of excited to see what other atheists might say about my views without being attacked for my lack of faith.

Added by Auntie Meggles on October 21, 2008 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Why do we think religion is necessary, again?

When it's used to justify setting an eleven-year-old girl on fire, it's probably time for all of us to rethink the "respect" we give to religion, to its practitioners, and particularly to leaders who endorse extremism in its name.

Kill ’em all and let their gods sort ’ em out.

Added by warreno on October 21, 2008 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

Religious

Just got back from seeing "Religious" with the The Palm Springs Atheists. What a wonderful, thought provoking movie, I highly recommend it to all who question religion!

Added by Angela Gallacher on October 20, 2008 at 10:19pm — 2 Comments

Monday, 20 October, 2008 21:28

Monday, 20 October, 2008 21:28



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

And the lady wins.

yes, The lady always wins.

Damn! it's only right.



And here I thought that I had gotten over dental anxiety... I should have taken a pill.



The dentist didn't really hurt me that much, but I had a lot of anesthetic injected.



It's the psychological pain that I wasn't prepared for, I guess.



Once the temp crown was on and I was home, I cancelled my plans for… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on October 20, 2008 at 9:56pm — No Comments

Slow to get going

Well I was hoping to spend some time getting some thoughts down here and with the various groups and of course time has gotten away from me. Fall is a very busy time here where I work. We are in the agricultural field and so business is tied closely to the seasons. I was also planning a little project to act as a kind of framework for posts, but that has also been slow as I was trying to contact some people about it. Oh well. But I have been taking some notes and listening to podcasts and have… Continue

Added by John "Direwolf" Pollock on October 20, 2008 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Blogging

Not sure how I'm going to use this blog feature. I suspect that it'll just be too hard to do my main blog and keep this one up to date as well, but I'll have a bash.

In the meantime, my main blog is here: Dikkii's Diatribe

And we'll see if that's that.

Added by Dikkii on October 20, 2008 at 9:10am — No Comments

Sunday, 19 October, 2008 21:27:

Sunday, 19 October, 2008 21:27:



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

Jazz music, I love...

I just wish that I could do it,

and bring you pleasure.



Heh, you thought yesterdays' entry was short and non-informative, todays' is more so.



And no fancy shit like spell-chesking, either.



Verrrrrrry crummy night... bowel problems, 'nuff said.



Lana was not feeling well today either... allergies.



I started feeling better in the afternoon, and… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on October 19, 2008 at 9:52pm — No Comments

Mercy Ministries and False DMCA claims

It seems Mercy Ministries itself started a Youtube account precisely so it could retrospectively back up its false DMCA claims( ok this is speculative but Mercy watchers have been on the ball so far).

The wise and all powerful Thunderfoot has commented on their silly attempts here

How do the young ones say?

EPIC FAIL Mercy Ministries

I encourage you all to make a comment

Added by Sean the Blogonaut on October 19, 2008 at 9:48pm — No Comments

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