All Blog Posts Tagged 'First' (7)

On Philosophical Arguments for God

(JBH) Greetings- I have a thought I'd like to toss out for discussion.


A blogger I read recently said he had "backslid" from atheism to agnosticism, because he had read a new and improved version of a certain philosophical argument for the existence of God. He was aware that many such arguments have been refuted, and some past refutations have been overcome by revisions in the pro-god arguments, and so forth. There are still some professional philosophers…
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Added by John B Hodges on September 19, 2010 at 2:56pm — 1 Comment

A Christian? A Muslim? An Atheist? So What?

Not surprisingly, the vast majority of those who question Obama’s religious affiliation are those who oppose the president’s political agenda. What is surprising is that his supporters are increasingly questioning his religious affiliation. Read more:… Continue

Added by David Rosman on September 8, 2010 at 8:41am — No Comments

Unhindered by King or Priest: The Value and Necessity of Tolerance

I don’t believe in religion, but I do believe in religious freedom and religious tolerance. That doesn’t mean I am innocent of irascibility when it comes to my attitude about religion. I have all manner of opinions on the subject, but I find myself in the same position I imagine John Adams (also irascible) found himself in when he observed the Jesuits were coming to our newly founded republic.



I do not like the reappearance of the Jesuits.... Shall we not have regular swarms of them… Continue

Added by T Andrew Klatt on August 4, 2010 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

A response to David Harts view of the New Atheism

Hey Gang!

I'm not sure if anyone here read it, but there was an essay over at First Things regarding the New Atheism. I posted the following in the comments. I thought you might like it.

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I'm hardly surprised that a theist would prefer the agonized Atheism of Nietszche to that of Dawkins, Dennett, Harris, et al. But Nietszche had good…
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Added by Brian Dalton on April 27, 2010 at 1:30am — 11 Comments

Of First Cause (Karl Pearson)

The Grammar of Science, Karl Pearson
Chapter IV: Cause and Effect
Summary.
1. Cause is scientifically used to denote an antecedent stage in routine of perceptions. In this sense force as a cause is meaningless. First cause is only a limit, a permanent or temporary, to knowledge. No instance, certainly not will, occurs in our experience of an arbitrary first cause in the popular sense of the word.
2. There is no inherent…
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Added by AHB on February 27, 2010 at 10:55pm — 1 Comment

Protest Faith-based Offices!

I've been anticipating this for awhile now. It seems that the Pesident plans to keep his promises, but this is one promise we can't afford to let him keep, not without a fight. We need compassion not religion to help the needy. We recieved the following email from the FFRF earlier today. :



FFRF ACTION ALERT! URGENT!

We Need Your Help! Protest Faith-based Offices!



Dear FFRF Member:

The White House needs to hears an immediate outcry over last week's announcement… Continue

Added by Creature on February 10, 2009 at 1:37am — 2 Comments

Hello, fello Freethinkers, Humanists, and Atheists.

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 — 1 Comment

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