Here's a question that arose on Yahoo! Answers, and my response
Atheists-How do you know what is right and wrong?
You can't really say "my conscience" because that would suppose something bigger than ourselves telling us what to and not to do and that would reveal another chink in the armor for evolution. Also, since you don't realize that God exists, where do these morals come from?
And here is how I responded:
Added by NH Baritone on August 3, 2008 at 5:30pm —
Jessie Ventura, on his way to the Minnesota Governors Mansion was asked at a rare press conference: "what do you think of organized religon Jessie?"
His answer was: "I think that "Organized Religion" is a "Crutch" for "Weak Minded people."
Now Jessie has successfully completed one term as the Governor of Minnesota, did not run fort a second term to the relief of Minnesota Lawmakers, however is now considering a run for the Minnesota Senate seat.
Being from the US Territory… Continue
Added by Doug Harrington on August 3, 2008 at 3:28pm —
Science is just amazing.
Added by LogicalMind on August 3, 2008 at 12:40pm —
Actually rejection would be strong because it was never a strong part of my upbringing. Because my folks were different. Very very different. No regular pooja, no emphasis on God or be Good else you will be punished. And I guess I turned out just fine. Morally speaking.
The rejection is of the irrational belief that because of the very strong blandishments society used around me. School was a rich diet of the Catholic creed. Moral Science Lessons every day except Saturday, which was… Continue
Added by Allytude on August 3, 2008 at 11:33am —
Followers of what seems to be the world's coolest religion are never as cool as their faith can make them. I am of course talking about the Hindu faith. A cultural Hindu( as opposed to a religious god-fearing one) I have every right to call it that. Limitless possibilities- 33 million gods and counting, 3000 years of history, no great mass exterminations(except the BJP inspired carnages in modern times), no defined "way of life", no defined holy books, nothing too sacred( not even the Holy… Continue
Added by Allytude on August 3, 2008 at 11:11am —
If you have been following the developments of Christianity then you have to be aware of the new attempts made by the Christian world to push God down our throats. These Christians claims that evolution is not true, it's just a theory and as a result, they want a new scientific idea to be taught in the schools. This bold new idea was first proposed under the name of Creationism which was turned down as a alternative to Evolution because it was clearly seen as an attempt to put religion in the… Continue
Added by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on August 3, 2008 at 8:37am —
So this is my attempt at a blog. I figure a good place to start where a lot of people seem to begin is why I'm an atheist and what I believe exactly.
I was raised in a household by fairly open minded Christian parents who went to church in childhood but never took me to church. We celebrate Christmas and Easter as a family but otherwise religion was rarely discussed in detail in my home. I think I will always celebrate these holidays simply because they have a lot of family… Continue
Added by Rea on August 3, 2008 at 4:09am —
On Yahoo! Answers Religion & Spirituality forum, I recently asked the following question:
ATHEISTS (FORMER CHRISTIANS): How have your morals changed since your "de-conversion"?
Here is a sampling of the answers I received:
* Honestly I feel more moral. I used to be against gays and felt weird around atheists and other religious people. But now the chains of intolerance have been broken! I… Continue
Added by NH Baritone on August 2, 2008 at 7:30pm —
I just got out of watching Bill Maher's new movie, Religulous at it's world premiere at the Traverse City Film Festival. It was one of the first films to sell out at the festival, selling out in just the first couple days of sales.
Security was very tight. Cellphones had to be turned completely off. It was repeatedly announced that anyone with an active cellphone would have it confiscated. If any images were found from the movie on the phone, then charges would be leveled against… Continue
Added by Brian on August 2, 2008 at 5:53pm —
I recently posted in the lost & found forum at dallas.craigslist.org. Someone stole my husband's backpack while he was there and I was hoping someone may find it discarded somewhere. ANYWAY, I noticed an excessive number of "stolen dog" posts. This troubled me enough to begin looking through news sites for evidence that increased dog-napping is occurring. I found this article
I am already a helicopter "parent" to my little dog,… Continue
Added by Dana on August 2, 2008 at 5:00pm —
America was not founded as a christian nation. I've gathered some quotes on my regular blog
from several of the Founding Fathers to help fellow Americans refute that false argument.
Selected quotes are from:
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) played a major role in the American Revolution. Atheist.
John Adams (1735-1826) The second President of the United States.
Thomas Jefferson… Continue
Added by Neece on August 2, 2008 at 10:55am —
The media keeps going on that Flew is supposed to be this well known atheist but I never heard from him before he decided to not be an atheist anymore and write a book about it.
I'm adding it here and on my own blog to reach as many people as possible.
So here's a poll about it:…
Added by Hugo on August 2, 2008 at 10:30am —
I often hear people speaking of how they want to be able to reach their “full” potential, as if they were currently operating at some lesser capacity. How I see it is, we are always operating at our full capacity because we only have one potential. Given the nature of causality, the engine of our deterministic environment, ones actions are determined by the conditions of the environment. There are no choices or options, only illusions of choices. There is only one path, one potential. Out of… Continue
Added by TJMorgan on August 2, 2008 at 10:30am —
I'm new here, and I am drawn to this site in a big way.
It was an idea I had long ago, but never got around to doing.
So glad someone was able to follow through on their plan, because it is a great idea.
Anywho, I'm Scott, I've been an Atheist for a few years now, was Agnostic a few months before, and a Christian the other part of my life.
I'm 16, which is a big excuse people make for my Atheism, claiming that I'm just rebeling.
That and that I "don't want to live by… Continue
Added by Scott on August 2, 2008 at 5:04am —
Maybe I'm doing this just to see how I like it? Maybe because I've fallen madly in love with writing and wish to waltz with it to the ends of this spheroid object we call Earth? But why here? If I want to express myself, well, that's what one of the two blogs I write for is for...
I think the main reason though is because I'm bored and I don't… Continue
Added by Elles on August 2, 2008 at 3:27am —
Like most decent and reasonable people, I’m repulsed and frightened by what are known as “fundies”. That is, religious fundamentalists of any sort, usually hardcore Christians. They frequently spew hatred toward women and homosexuals, call for making the United States a theocracy, go on long religious and conspiracy-theory rants, deny evolution despite all the overwhelming evidence, and show a general disdain for reality. But the thing I hate most about them is their complete and utter lack of… Continue
Added by Becky Garcia on August 2, 2008 at 1:22am —
Well, I do! How original! ;)
Ya know, if you're interested.
Added by Chris Morse on August 1, 2008 at 9:52pm —
I am a fairly active blogger, but I already host my blog in two different places.
I suppose I will use the space here to announce new posts and provide links.
My website url is www.fundamentallyflawed.com
I also post the blogs on my Myspace page, which can be found at www.myspace.com/labanzab
Please feel free to read and comment, but be… Continue
Added by Brian Barrish on August 1, 2008 at 9:13pm —
People believe in too many things. They can't answer their open questions, their doubts, and the easiest path is to believe.
There is no reason to believe a certain past or history. You were not there.
There is no reason to believe a teachings of a certain person. One can't be always right or good.
There is no reason to believe a cause for an event. They are just words, mere mathematics.
There is no reason to believe money. It is just a piece of paper.
There is no… Continue
Added by DieHappy on August 1, 2008 at 8:00pm —
I'm in the process of moving into my new apartment. I won't have internet until August 6th. Moving blows ass. Talk to everyone soon!!
Added by Jennie on August 1, 2008 at 3:31pm —