All Blog Posts Tagged 'Atheism' (145)

The existential philosophy behind the wisdom of King Solomon

Painting of King Soloman, 1872 or 1874, by Simeon Solomon, British 1840 - 1905.

Gift of William B. O'Neal, to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC 1995.52.170

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Added by D R Hosie on September 3, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Passive and Active Atheism

PASSIVE AND ACTIVE ATHEISM



Atheism is often defined as "the absence of god-beliefs". This

definition is useful in debate, because it does not assume any burden of…

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Added by John B Hodges on August 29, 2010 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

Rant: Whats the Meaning and Purpose of Meaning and Purpose?

Many theists say that with out god life has no meaning and purpose, we atheists say that with out an afterlife life has more meaning and we make out own purpose, they reply with "but its not objective", we point out that objective meaning and purpose are impossible. Well here is a new question: Whats the meaning and purpose of meaning and purpose? Do happy people give a shit… Continue

Added by Lone Wolf on August 28, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

I don't care about cosmic meaning

Copied from my blog



This is an extinction to a comment (3 actually due to the 500 character comment limitation) I am made to this video (under the name "thenamelessone83"). It is not a Christian video about some cosmic meaning (which is what it would seem like from my comment) it is an atheist video… Continue

Added by Lone Wolf on August 21, 2010 at 2:46pm — No Comments

A Simi-Agnostic Atheist Manifesto

Before you read this: if you have an allergy to stupidity don't read this.

"Journalist" Ron Rosenbaum has written an article for Slate Magazien called An Agnostic Manifesto. In the article he takes the agnostic fence sitting to its illogical conclusion. He has taken his misunderstanding of agnosticism, and mixed it with the holier than thou attitude of a religious… Continue

Added by Lone Wolf on August 16, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

A history of Life and the Universe Part 1: Before the Before

Its a question that people have grappled with for millennia: Where did the universe come from? People came up with creation myths to answer it but didn’t have any concrete answers and its still the same today. While we have strong and well supported theories to explain things all the way back to 10-34 seconds after the big bang but from before moment zero to then is still a mystery.

So the question still remains but that doesn’t mean there are not possible answers.



But wait,… Continue

Added by Lone Wolf on August 16, 2010 at 1:06am — 2 Comments

One less stupid idea

There is a view that is widely held in the atheist community that atheists are critical thinkers, freethinkers, scientifically minded, sensible people who are both liberated from taboo and practical, down-to-earth pragmatists.







This is complete and utter horseshit. It can be true. In my experience though, many atheists are just

people with one less stupid idea than theists. I admit that when I came…

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Added by Gary Connolly on August 12, 2010 at 8:00am — 11 Comments

How to Free A Terrorized Mind

Superstitions terrorize the mind. Just like obsessive compulsive disorders they can override simple common sense by creating a great deal of unnecessary anxiety. The afflicted person may understand, in theory, that there is a better way to live, but the compulsion to believe is so great that they cannot simply just discard them like a soiled tee shirt.



The treatment is simple despite being rigorous. All we must do is apply a firm and consistent use of reason and plain, old fashioned… Continue

Added by T Andrew Klatt on August 9, 2010 at 4:38pm — 2 Comments

Fellow atheists! Please help me put an atheist blog in my country's spotlight!

In my country, Peru, the contest "20 blogs peruanos" (20 Peruvian Blogs) has started. This contest will award 20 blogs in different categories. My blog, Su Nombre En Vano, is participating under the "Peruvian blog outside of the country" category.…



Concurso Blogs Peruanos, Estamos buscando a los 20 mejores Blogs del Perú
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Added by Diego on July 31, 2010 at 9:42pm — 8 Comments

A section from Atheist Story

A little section on my next story. Enjoy!


“I understand you have been asking questions about the ‘Unbelievers’,” The Grand Father asks me.





I nod my head, “Yes, I have,” and as an afterthought I add, “Grand Father.”





The Grand Father…

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Added by Andrew Lafont on July 28, 2010 at 9:52pm — No Comments

15 things you should know about debating.

1. You can't usually "win" a debate, the losing party usually scatter

when they've had enough.



2. Debating with your non-debating friends is like playing paintball

with inexperienced people. It's too easy, and if they're irrational,

immature and/or illogical they won't drop their belief or disbelief that

was wrong, they'll hate you for pointing it out and calling on it.



3. Personal attacks are commonplace. It only happens when the losing

party has… Continue

Added by Isaac on June 24, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

"Atheist Schools of Thought" - from Atheist Climber Blog

From Atheist Climber Blog



Writing this blog has been a huge learning experience for me. I've had a large amount of comments, on some threads particularly, which have ranged from enlightened thought through to downright insanity, but each has helped me formulate just where I stand in relation to religion, humanity and the universe. One thing has become clear to me when discussing issues with… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on June 7, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

The Benefits of Ballrooms - Why Attend a Humanist Conference?

I type this entry as I sit on the runway at Boston-Logan Airport, about to take to the sky for a 6 hour journey to San Jose. I will be traversing a distance of almost

2700 miles. If I were to go 600 miles farther, and in a different direction, I

could be in London, my hometown – this is a…

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Added by James Croft on June 4, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

"It's OK, it's part of my religion" from Atheist Climber blog

I published this piece at my blog and thought you all might appreciate it.



As you may know, my universe has no room for the possibility of a god. And in general I don't care what other people think and believe as long as their suppositions and practices don't affect me in any way. You can believe in fairies and unicorns and believe you have to bay at the moon 2 times a night to stop from… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on May 30, 2010 at 6:34pm — 5 Comments

The Myth of Good and Evil: From Hitler to Mother Teresa

(Reprinted from my blog HERE)



These days, the archetypes of good and evil in our society are Mother Teresa and Hitler, respectively. If you start with these two as the paradigms, it becomes pretty easy to figure out what "Good" and Evil" are really all about.



I admit that I have never met Adolf Hitler. Fortunately for this blog post, however, I have met Mother Teresa. It was in… Continue

Added by William Hopper on May 23, 2010 at 12:00am — 7 Comments

YouTube and I

Just a little note

I "The-Defeating-The-Bible-One-Chapter-at-a-Time" Guy, is now on YouTube

My Introduction Video

Viva Atheism!

Added by Andrew Lafont on May 20, 2010 at 5:20pm — No Comments

"Science, atheism and the search for more" - From Atheist Climber Blog



One of the innate human characteristics that separates us from other animals on earth is our insatiable need to find out "why". Our natural need to seek for things like food and a mate is shared with other animals, but the questioning of why things happen is a unique to humans. It is ingrained in us, from the first day we start searching… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on May 17, 2010 at 9:15pm — No Comments

"The truth is out there" from Atheist Climber blog







My recent blog piece "At the edge of knowledge" spawned an awesome amount… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on May 16, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

"At the edge of knowledge" from Atheist Climber Blog



We know nothing.



The collective knowledge of all the people on earth that have ever lived is but a drop in the ocean of all possible knowledge in the universe. (1) And the amount of knowledge any one person has is… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on May 9, 2010 at 10:31pm — No Comments

"Just One Fix" from Atheist Climber blog

Via Atheist Climber Blog



Religion really is an oddity in humanity. When citing religion, one can be excused for irrational behaviour or beliefs. It gives people an excuse to not take part in the cultural norms of the society they live in. It allows people rights and privileges that people not of that religion are denied. It regularly excuses wrongdoing and lawbreaking if these are done "in the name of God". It… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on May 4, 2010 at 10:41pm — No Comments

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