Why do the most highly religious societies tend to be the most poverty stricken, crime ridden, hungry, illiterate, undereducated, unsafe, violent and aggressive societies on Earth? Even if religiosity is not a direct cause of these fundamental ills, why does it correlate so strongly with the worst tendencies and instincts humanity has to offer? Why is it that when religiosity insinuates itself more strongly in the secular world, that societies seem to tend… Continue
Added by Jeffrey A. Myers on October 19, 2010 at 12:27pm —
This Saturday, I shall be in London, at the gathering in Hyde Park protesting The Pope's official state Visit to these islands, before marching on Downing Street.http://www.protest-the-pope.org.uk/2010/07/march-and-rally-main-event-for-the-protest-the-pope-campaign/
And I'll be taking… Continue
Added by Richard Healy on September 16, 2010 at 8:00am —
Painting of King Soloman, 1872 or 1874, by Simeon Solomon, British 1840 - 1905. Continue
Gift of William B. O'Neal, to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC 1995.52.170
Not on View - Public Domain http://www.nga.gov/cgi-bin/tsearch?artistid=9868…
Added by D R Hosie on September 3, 2010 at 1:30pm —
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… Continue
Added by John B Hodges on August 29, 2010 at 6:00am —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 Continue
people with one less stupid idea than theists. I admit that when I came…
Added by Gary Connolly on August 12, 2010 at 8:00am —
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 —
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.…
Added by Diego on July 31, 2010 at 9:42pm —
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…
Added by Andrew Lafont on July 28, 2010 at 9:52pm —
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 —
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 —
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 Continue
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…
Added by James Croft on June 4, 2010 at 12:30pm —
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 —
(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 —
Just a little note
I "The-Defeating-The-Bible-One-Chapter-at-a-Time" Guy, is now on YouTube
My Introduction Video
Added by Andrew Lafont on May 20, 2010 at 5:20pm —
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 —
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 —