Let's assume for argument's sake that God created everything as Genesis states. We shall consider Genesis to be perfectly accurate. The problems encountered are far greater than incongruence with reality.
If God has always existed, is all-good and is the origin of everything, I have some questions.
Where does evil come from? If God is to be considered the origin of everything/everyone, then God somehow created evil. If God is omniscient, he did so intentionally. Further,… Continue
Added by Sean McGuire on September 5, 2012 at 2:15am —
Stephen Hawking is great and happens to be correct about there not being a god, as we all know (or think we might, for all you 99%ers), and he is an excellent example of why physicists need to be reminded that they have necessary epistemological foundations to their knowledge and the ability to obtain it. We do not live in one universe of many. There is one universe. It consists of distinct and possibly overlapping expansions. This expansion should be called a sub-verse or mini-verse or… Continue
Added by MCT on December 15, 2011 at 6:47pm —
I thought it only appropriate for my first Atheist Nexus blog to be a story of how I lost my faith. Let it be a lesson on how to reason with the unreasonable. First a little background on where I came from.
I was raised in a Christian fundamentalist home. My uncle is a Petroleum Engineer which he thinks… Continue
Added by Moral Atheist on July 5, 2011 at 2:00pm —
While many reasonable adherents do , to one level or another, believe in evolution. Why should evolution have any bearing on religion one way or the other? Some of these levels of belief range from belief in Continue
“micro-evolution” to accepting most of the concepts and ideas of
cosmological and biological evolution, in view of an absent watchmaker.
So, what scientific reason can evolution have with such a seemingly
strong opposing view against it? After all, in March 2009, a…
Added by Thomas True on December 31, 2010 at 4:53pm —
It has been good to see the mostly positive reaction to the ill-conceived comments of Oklahoma State SEN Josh Brecheen. If this man is looking to make a name for himself, he Continue
certainly is. He put an editorial in the local paper from his senate
district, The Durant Daily Democrat. In addition to the uproar over
several things wrong with attempting to try to have creation taught
in public schools, the comments in the newspapers website have…
Added by Thomas True on December 28, 2010 at 10:51am —
Please leave comments here or on the full page about what this lawmaker is saying. Let's get his misinformation dealt with by using facts.
One of the bills I will file this year may be dismissed as inferior by “intellectuals” so I wanted to devote particular time in discussing it’s merits. It doesn’t address state waste, economic development, workers comp reform or lawsuit reform (although I have filed bills concerning each) but it is nonetheless worthy of…
Added by Thomas True on December 22, 2010 at 10:30pm —
To this statement, [Assurance of Salvation] I can already hear the devout and the faithful saying that I must not have been truly saved or filled with the spirit. First, one cannot say that according their own belief system. They cannot know my sincerity and willingness to know more of God. Also, I was one of the most devout and on fire believers that one would come across. But it will be said, never the less.
One of the main reasons that I went through the process of covering…
Added by Thomas True on December 18, 2010 at 1:27pm —
I heard about this place being planned when I was coming back home from Skepticon III In Springfield, MO a few weeks ago and just got around to finding the link. I am not sure what stages they are at but it is clear on the radio that they are moving ahead with this perversion of science.
So here is the link for The Creation Museum of The Ozarks: http://www.creationmuseumoto.org/
Share and enjoy!
Added by Thomas True on December 3, 2010 at 5:06pm —
2009 was the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin birth and also the 150th anniversary of the publishing of On The Origins of Species In 1859. In The United Kingdom the Royal Mint has issued a commemorative two pound coin with the stuck pose of Darwin on the right facing across from a portrayal of chimpanzee. On the front of the coin is, of course, the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The coin is issued in a limited edition and you may be able to order on from the website listed… Continue
Added by Thomas True on November 18, 2010 at 10:08am —
I am so tired of hearing people argue that creation and intelligent design should be taught in science classes alongside evolution. This would be a devastating move. First off, America is already fallen so far behind the rest of the world in terms of science education. Now that we are starting to make some improvements in this sector the religious idiots want to teach creation and intelligent design as science. There is no evidence for the existence of god or creation. The same must be applied… Continue
Added by atheistfightingback on September 28, 2009 at 6:48pm —
Ok, I am finally getting around to the best part of my trip. As I mentioned in my last blog on the trip, I got caught behind a major wreck outside of Columbus, Ohio. I didn't end up in Cincinnati until 5am, and I was going to be at the museum when they opened the doors. I slept a few hours and pulled into the museum at 10am. I hope they were prepared for a grumpy atheist because that is exactly what they got.
At 10am, I entered the gates behind… Continue
Added by John Q. Antichrist or Rosco on July 23, 2009 at 1:02pm —
I am taking a little trip to Pennsylvania this week for a family reunion where I know no one, and I have been dreading this trip for so long. To make matters worse, my cousins have cancelled on me and now I'm making the drive alone. I have been pretty bummed about the entire affair until a little idea popped into my head. I said to myself, "Self, you should stop by and check on Ken Ham over there in Kentucky." That is what I'm going to do and hopefully I will be able to find that dinosaur with… Continue
Added by John Q. Antichrist or Rosco on June 30, 2009 at 5:45pm —
The 14th foundational falsehood of creationism: “Creation is evident”
In May of 2007, former child actor, Kirk Cameron and fellow advocate of idiocy, Ray Comfort, promised to scientifically prove the existence of God on national television,
“100% absolutely –without the use of faith”.
Of course that didn’t happen. Religious beliefs –as everyone knows- are assumed on faith in lieu of proof and regardless of evidence. Cameron and… Continue
Added by John on January 9, 2009 at 11:21pm —
The 13th foundational falsehood of creationism: “Evolution is a fraud!”
By: Aron Ra
Ernst Haeckel was a pioneer zoologist and taxonomist whose numerous contributions to biology go largely unnoticed compared to a couple rather odd errors. First, he proposed that “ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny", suggesting that embryonic development reflects the organism’s evolutionary ancestry. To illustrate this, he produced about a hundred drawings of embryos at various stages.… Continue
Added by John on January 9, 2009 at 11:19pm —
The 11th foundational falsehood of creationism: “Macroevolution has never been observed.”
By: Aron Ra
You share more traits in common with your siblings than you do with your cousins due to the recent ancestors you share with them, your parents. Deeper down, you share more in common with those in your extended family than you do with neighbors and classmates, etc., people you don’t recognize as part of your biological family. But you must realize that on some level… Continue
Added by John on January 9, 2009 at 11:13pm —
The 10th falsehood of creationism; “The evolutionary ‘tree of life’ is nowhere implied neither in the fossil record, nor in any aspect of biology.”
By: Aron Ra
Creationists often complain that science supposedly says there was only one universal ancestor of all livings and that along the way, we evolved both into, and then from, bacteria. But that doesn’t seem to be the case. 21st century revelations in genomic research now imply that the origins of evolution come… Continue
Added by John on January 9, 2009 at 11:08pm —
The 9th falsehood of Creationism:“No transitional species have ever been found.”
By: Aron Ra
When Charles Darwin published his landmark observations in 1859, he lamented that the fossil record was still quite poor at that time. It was only in the last century or so earlier that anyone had even proposed the possibility that a single species could completely die out, and the first dinosaur wasn’t discovered until Darwin was a boy. Fossils were known by previous… Continue
Added by John on January 9, 2009 at 11:03pm —
The 8th foundational falsehood of creationism: “Mutations are rare, harmful decreases in genetic information.”
By: Aron Ra
"Mutations are genetic disorders that occur in the DNA in a random and unconscious manner.
Like all accidents, they cause harm and destruction.
...The changes affected by mutations can only be like those experienced by people in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Chernobyl; that is death, disabled, and the freaks of… Continue
Added by John on January 9, 2009 at 11:01pm —
The 7th foundational falsehood of Creationism: “Evolution is random.”
“Do you believe in fate, Neo?”
“Because I don’t like the idea that I’m not in control of my life.”
Some say it is a contradiction to believe both in prophesy and simultaneously in free will –for they can’t really co-exist. Because if anything a time traveler does in the past might dramatically alter the present, then anything done in the… Continue
Added by John on January 9, 2009 at 10:49pm —
The 6th falsehood of Creationism: “Evolution-ism” (Part II) “Evolution must explain the origin of life, the universe, and everything.”
By: Aron Ra
It is fair to say that none of the people who deny evolution exhibit any understanding of what it is. But it's not always their fault because many of the people promoting evolution don’t know what it is either. Hollywood producers certainly don’t!
“Are they the next link in the evolutionary chain?
Added by John on January 9, 2009 at 10:45pm —