All Blog Posts Tagged 'God' (175)

Mondo Diablo Episode 365: The Rise and Fall of God

This week's content comes to us from http://www.everythingisterrible.com/, from the DJ/collage artist Defenestrator III (look for his tag on the posts there). In honor of the great work he does for the collective, or whatever you would call the folks at Everything is Terrible, I will now be posting all my podcasts in 160 kbps. I don't think 82 megabytes…

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Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on January 10, 2013 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Prayer Warriors

A couple of prayer requests for the President came across my desk a few weeks ago. At first I just deleted them because they came from my religious friends and I didn’t want to offend them even though they probably never considered that the people on their mailing list may be of different religions or no religion at all.…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on December 19, 2012 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Why is There Even a Question About God?

This struck me funny this morning as I was contemplating -lost in thought.  Even the question itself, "Does God exist?", is bizarre.



My girls will watch a questionably scary movie and immediately be wary of the dark rooms in our house.  I have several rational arguments to belay, to ease their worries.  Arguments that allow me to run through creepy old houses in the dark no-problem.  Here's 2 examples...



Me stating rationally: There were no…

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Added by JP Carey on November 19, 2012 at 11:51am — 4 Comments

On “Modern Psychology’s God problem”

“The Biblical account of Noah’s Ark and the Flood is perhaps the most implausible story for fundamentalists to defend.  Where, for example, while loading his Ark, did Noah find penguins and polar bears in Palestine?

Judith Hayes

 

“We have fools in all sects and impostors in most; why should I believe mysteries no one can understand, because [they were] written by men who chose to mistake madness for inspiration…

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Added by Alan Perlman on November 16, 2012 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Religion, Evil and Insanity: Has God Been Talking to You?

“Men never do evil as completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.”

Blaise Pascal

 

“The religions of mankind must be classed among the mass-delusions of this kind.  No one, needless to say, who shares a religious delusion ever recognizes it as such.”

Sigmund Freud

 

Back in the day, the insane were considered evil, possessed.  You had to beat, torture or drown the demon within.  But the…

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Added by Alan Perlman on November 11, 2012 at 3:44pm — 10 Comments

Roofies Good, Morning After Pills Bad--God on Rape



A lot of you wonder how I feel about human life and when it begins. I get a lot of puzzled prayers on it. "Lord," these supplicants say. "do you really mean it when you say some four-cell blastocyst is the same as a real breathing human being like Ted Nugent or Honey Boo-Boo?"



To which I respond, Hell yeah. Life is sacred because I make it that way. All seven billion of you are made in My image, from the coldest Eskimo in Nome to the hottest stripper in…

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Added by Richard Cahill on October 30, 2012 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Creation and the Fall - Dogmatism

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,…

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Added by Sean McGuire on September 5, 2012 at 2:15am — 3 Comments

When Should Atheists Keep Their Mouths Shut? (And When Not?)

“God is the immemorial refuge of the incompetent, the helpless, the miserable.  They find not only sanctuary in His arms, but also a kind of superiority, soothing to their macerated egos: He will set them above their betters.”

H.L. Mencken

 

“I find it necessary to wash my hands after I have come   into contact with religious people.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

 

Recent A/N threads have generated much thoughtful…

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Added by Alan Perlman on August 25, 2012 at 5:02pm — 10 Comments

The Battle for Zachary’s Brain III: Religion Rears its Ugly and Divisive Head (rev.)

“If God wants us to do a thing he should make his wishes sufficiently clear.  Sensible people will wait till he has done this before paying much attention to him.”

Samuel  Butler

“I cannot believe in a God who has neither humor nor common sense.”

W. Somerset Maugham

Followers of the riveting “Zachary’s Brain” series will remember that Zach is my 6-year-old stepson (7 this month) whose task of configuring the world – his…

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Added by Alan Perlman on August 10, 2012 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

Am I Frankenstien or what?

I know I am not the only one who has thought of this, in fact I have pondered it before but with no real revelation.  This morning is a little different though.  Let me be clear, tho I am against teaching any religion period the hypocrit in me gives me thrills to think of it.  On the other hand, the psychological...science/social part of me can see real intelligence of the affect of my thought.  So here it is, in order to create more atheist thinkers teach that God is a woman. Please laugh…

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Added by Earther on July 10, 2012 at 9:11am — 1 Comment

The God Particle, and what it has to do with God



Oh how I wish the recently demonstrated Higgs Boson, which bestows mass on particles, had never…
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Added by bazie on July 4, 2012 at 2:51pm — 13 Comments

Let's All Get Spiritual! The Many Meanings of "Spirituality"

“Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.”

Confucius

 

I recently heard some women discussing a “women’s spirituality group.”  They wanted to determine whether there was such a thing as “female spirituality”?

It’s impossible to say, since no one can really be sure what someone else means when he/she uses this word.

Spirituality is very popular these days.  Everybody wants to be known as “spiritual.”  That’s not…

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Added by Alan Perlman on June 14, 2012 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

A Secular-Humanist Definition of "the Soul"

“I always wondered how much my soul was worth.  So when Cinemax asked me if I’d go on camera to interview soft-core porn stars on the set of its new series, ‘Sin City Diaries,’ in return for $2,000 and a free night in Las Vegas, I discovered that my soul was worth some amount less than $2,000 and a free night in Las Vegas.”

Joel Stein



In other writings I have defined two of the most vague yet most powerful religious buzzwords – “God”…

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Added by Alan Perlman on June 13, 2012 at 2:00pm — 8 Comments

An Atheist's Definition of God -- and Why People Still Believe

“Men make themselves believe that they believe.”

Montaigne

 

“The idea of God is the sole wrong for which I cannot forgive mankind.”

Marquis de Sade



What does it mean to “believe in God,” as 95% of the population professes to do? As an academically-trained linguist and a secular humanistic Jew, I’ve thought about this question for many years and listened to how people answer it. I’ve collected several…

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Added by Alan Perlman on June 12, 2012 at 3:00pm — 11 Comments

Bible's undeserved respect goes on and on

“Imagine the Creator as a low comedian, and at once the world becomes explicable.”

H.L. Mencken

Infidel, n.  In New York, one who does not believe in the Christian religion; in Constantinople, one who does.”

Ambrose Bierce

“Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.’

Isaac Asimov

“Our Bible reveals to us the character of our God with minute and remorseless…

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Added by Alan Perlman on June 7, 2012 at 8:29pm — 7 Comments

Creationists say the funniest things....

Stolen from an actual conversation on Facebook between "J" an Intelligent Design proponent who thinkings evolutionary theory is not to be believed and some fellow believers in woo....



Irony abounds...





J: Why is it that young-earth creationist papers (published in creationist journals and peer-reviewed by other creationists) generally quite explicitly start off by assuming what they're trying to prove?



K: Confirmation bias.



J: Many of the… Continue

Added by Richard Healy on May 30, 2012 at 1:27am — 4 Comments

Thank you god - for what exactly??

Chatting to a believer on facebook:

They had posted a status about their car. Thanks to a canny deal with the insurance this allowed them to pay off a loan outstanding and own their car completely, all the actions of which they attributed to the movement of the divine hand:

"we needed to give God another Acclamation (as He is due every moment of every day) for His next blessing in this saga. After giving us the value of the car in…

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Added by Richard Healy on May 27, 2012 at 9:30am — 14 Comments

Proof! Jesus is the only sensible mediator between God and Man!

(From Facebook)



Are you ready?




J:  Reading City of God, and St. Augustine just used Greek philosophy/paganism to prove that Jesus Christ is the only sensible mediator between God and man.



Richard: Proof? oh please do let us hear it!



Random Interjection: You could read it for yourself, rather than…

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Added by Richard Healy on May 15, 2012 at 1:42am — 17 Comments

Why Harris Lost the "Is Good from God?" debate to Craig

 

I just stumbled upon a year-old YouTube video named, “Sam Harris gets destroyed by Dr. William Lane Craig”. It’s the 2-hour University of Notre Dame debate held on April 7, 2011, between Harris and Craig. It was titled: “The God Debate II: Is Good from God?” The video can be found at the bottom of this page.

And guess what? Harris really was destroyed by Craig!…

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Added by Atheist Exile on May 6, 2012 at 10:02am — 11 Comments

Aligning Atheism

There's a fundamental disconnect between atheists and the word "atheist". Part of this is because there isn't complete agreement on what the word means.

  • Lack of belief in God
  • Lack of belief in God's existence


Lack of belief in God could simply mean a choice not to believe in God because he is cruel or undesirable for some reason -- but does not… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on April 7, 2012 at 12:00pm — 32 Comments

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