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Why Religion and God are Unnecessary in the Modern World

I was originally going to publish this at Associated Content but they don't give up front payments for opinion articles so I published it there under a non-exclusive license and will publish it else where including my blog.



Introduction

Beliefs in gods is as old as civilization as is religion. But is the belief in god(s) and religion necessary? Does it benefit society or does it harm society? It is my belief that a belief in god(s)… Continue

Added by Lone Wolf on February 1, 2010 at 4:44pm — 3 Comments

It’s not persecution if it’s against Devil Worshippers

From Not My God







Not My God focuses on persecution and hatred of atheists. I’m not saying that I equate anti-atheism rhetoric with segregated bathrooms under Jim Crow laws or genocides. What I am trying to say is that many people in the US hate atheists, all else being equal. I’ve heard time and time again of people saying that they didn’t believe in God– without sarcasm, without “and neither should you,”… Continue

Added by Sarah Trachtenberg on January 28, 2010 at 11:13am — No Comments

Atheists who swing to the right

From Not My God







I don’t often hear from atheists who are politically/socially conservative. I know they’re out there, albeit probably much fewer than their more liberal counterparts. I’ve heard at least one atheist say that he’s a truck driver, voted for Bush twice, etc., and no one would guess that he’s an atheist. True, I wouldn’t have.



I’m a liberal myself, although it does disconcert me to a… Continue

Added by Sarah Trachtenberg on January 21, 2010 at 11:02am — 5 Comments

Imagine No Religion

I know that a lot of religious people think that most atheists are angry, but the truth is we know that this is our one and only life so most try to live it the best we can. Life is not a dress rehearsal for the big show. Atheists haven't caused as much harm as religious people by a long shot. No wars were ever started in the name of atheism, but they have in the name of god (any god). I have heard people say that Stalin and Hitler were atheists, but if you look at any of their writings,… Continue

Added by Natalie on January 13, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Chaplaincy in Australia's State Schools...

In an emotional display, Kevin Rudd PM told the story of a couple that he knew personally, who died tragically whilst doing a good deed, to the Australian Christian Lobby’s annual conference in Canberra. Allan Taylor, the husband, was a school chaplain. Rudd intends to give $42.8mil in funding to the National School Chaplaincy program which was due to end late 2010.



Rudd used personal testimonies of Taylor, by friends, students, teachers, and colleagues as evidence of the importance… Continue

Added by Paul Gee on December 1, 2009 at 12:50am — No Comments

Don't pastors' kids make the best atheists?

From Not My God





Don’t pastors’ kids make the best atheists?

November 19th, 2009



Those of you who read my sample chapter on Janet (which was also published) have read the story of a PK (preacher’s kid) who experienced one of the worst things that could happen to a child. Her father urged her to pray to forgive the man who sexually abused her, something she was not able to do. This was a pivotal moment in… Continue

Added by Sarah Trachtenberg on November 19, 2009 at 2:11pm — 6 Comments

Indianapolis schools ban only selected religions, as well as atheist and LGBT sites, from students' Internet.

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Indianapolis public schools, in a clear breach of church-state separation, are banning students from viewing the websites of only certain religions, as well as atheist and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) sites.



According to a Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) press release, Indianapolis public schools are illegally discriminating… Continue

Added by IAmTheBlog on November 14, 2009 at 1:00pm — 17 Comments

Russell vs Copleston, 1948 Debate

Father Copleston vs. Bertrand Russell:

The Famous 1948 BBC Radio Debate on the Existence of God

This debate was a Third Programmme broadcast of the British Broadcasting Corporation in 1948.

A DEBATE ON THE EXISTENCE OF GOD

Bertrand Russell [hereafter R:] and F.C. Copleston [hereafter C:]

C: As we are going to discuss the existence of God, it might…

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Added by Atheist Exile on October 13, 2009 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

The God(s) of Abraham?

So, who is the god of Abraham? Is it Yahweh, God, or Allah? Or, are they all simply one in the same?



It depends on how you define things. The Christian god is supposed to be the same god as Allah, but obviously you can’t actively believe they are all one in the same. Why? Because of the differences of laws, beliefs, and the judgments those gods are involved in. A Christian is not going to look at the things attributed to Allah, such as the prophet Muhammad and the insistence that… Continue

Added by Saint on September 8, 2009 at 10:02pm — 1 Comment

Doodlemastery Bible School Part 2: God's Image = dirt

Here's the original.



"If you're descended from monkeys, does that make you think you can act like one?"



No, the truth is much more hopeful. You see, our Lord God saw fit to craft us from dirt. Which means we should act like... dirt... human... things... with ghosts...



Yeah, I'm not sure how anyone can go through their whole lives and not notice… Continue

Added by Jenny Done on August 24, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Doodlemastery Bible School Part 1 (this is late)

I'm just going to link to my original blog post. I posted this last Sunday and I'm making it a weekly review of the entire Bible. Enjoy!

Here you go.

Added by Jenny Done on August 22, 2009 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

The truth about Christianity.

There are dozens of offshoots of Christianity: Catholicism, Protestantism, Lutheranism, Greek Orthodoxy, Jesuit churches, Baptist churches, Latter-Day Saints, Eastern Orthodoxy, Evangelism (Born-Again churches), Mormonism, Branch-Davidian churches, Methodist churches, ad infinitum. These are all separate churches (schools of thought) dealing with the same faith; the same holy book - that book being the Bible.



Now, you'd think that - if the Holy Bible is the true and infallible word… Continue

Added by Robert Head on August 22, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

All Christians together? Hmm!

More evidence, as if it were needed, of the way religion likes to think itself inclusive but is anything but comes to us in a report on the Ekklesia website.



A girl wanted to get into a Christian “faith” school in Wrexham, UK. But she was the wrong kind of Christian, so couldn’t.



It’s called the St Joseph's Catholic and Anglican School, but Aston Padley (11) is not from an Anglican or Catholic family.



“Under… Continue

Added by Andy Armitage on July 16, 2009 at 3:30am — No Comments

Does it matter that Bible knowledge is on the decline in Britain?

Bible knowledge is on the decline in Britain. Fewer than one in twenty are able to name all of the Ten Commandments, and a number of youngsters thought the Bible “old-fashioned”.



Well, it is, I suppose. It’s been around for quite a while now.



A survey, according to the Reuters story linked to above, says that 40 per cent “did not know that the tradition of exchanging Christmas presents… Continue

Added by Andy Armitage on July 12, 2009 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

The Complexity of Sexuality





"Sexuality isn't complex. God made man and woman to be united as one. Sin makes sex complex."



This statement was directed toward me on the forum for "A Christian and An Atheist" Podcast. The author was a rather…
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Added by NH Baritone on May 23, 2009 at 8:56am — 1 Comment

What's So Great About Christianity?







What's so great about Christianity?

Not much in my opinion. Nonetheless and despite my atheism, yesterday I checked out the book by the same name from my local library. The author, Dinesh D'Souza, has a big task ahead of him. I think he may have bitten off more than he can chew.






In the book D'Souza (supposedly) reveals the following, which is laid out on the inside flaps of the…
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Added by Valles Marineris on April 23, 2009 at 7:28am — 2 Comments

Unfair Trade Commission 1-877-382-4357



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNBHuRgY0YE





Unfair Trade Commission 1-877-382-4357



American Civil Liberties Union(A.C.L.U.)

http://www.aclu.org/contact/index.html



File your reports A.S.A.P. to put a stop to this and to make Goggle accountable for their part in this and their misconduct by their own words. Get IPs if at all possible so they to can be reported.



This is a mirrored vid that contains some contact info for… Continue

Added by Atheist Insurgency on April 15, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Who is more stupid(or more dangerous) pope or Muslim mullahs?

most times when I compare Christianity with Islam I found it less dangerous and more tolerate-able . but some times priests and the Pope change my mind !

take a look at this New York Times article (his first statement about condoms)

Pope Says Condoms Make AIDS Problem Worse

here at least in Iran mullahs have no problem with condoms or other birth control methods or STD prevention .

How can… Continue

Added by ObscureAtheist on March 19, 2009 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Is God Lying or Making a Mistake?

As most of you probably already know, the bible contains a lot of contradictions and inconsistencies. A favorite of mine occurs right in Genesis in chapter 2 when God tells Adam and Eve not to eat from the Tree of Knowledge.



It's a great way to start of the bible... with a supposed omnipotent, omniscient, benevolent being either lying to Adam or making an error. Go figure.



For the details of my take on it, go to… Continue

Added by Dan Gilbert on March 15, 2009 at 8:29pm — 2 Comments

Hypocrite among christians?

Sometimes I feel such a hypocrite...



Am I? The reason I ask myself this question and now put it to all of you is what started the last summer and continued until a couple of weeks ago.



During the summer I was working with a couple of guys at my college. Both of them really nice, a Japanese guy and an American of Lao descent. The Japanese guy, let's call him Taro, one Friday invited me to a party "for international students". I said sure, let's go. I hadn't gone to any… Continue

Added by Diego on January 30, 2009 at 12:48am — 6 Comments

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