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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

Someone Tell Stephen Hawking That Magical Creation Is Impossible, That Nothingness Cannot Have A Characteristic, And That It Is Not Science That Tells Us With Certainty There Is No God

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…

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Added by MCT on December 15, 2011 at 6:47pm — 11 Comments

Science vs. God: How About Some Peace on Earth?

As America rearms for the annual War on Christmas™, a new study from the…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on December 2, 2011 at 4:33pm — No Comments

What is god? An expansive theory of an "omniscient" force.

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Added by KickingtheCross on November 29, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Gods for nutters only!

Will God etc, one day, only be believed in by schitzophrenics and the mentally infirm?

Added by Stuart Jeremy Oxley on November 18, 2011 at 7:03pm — 5 Comments

Is This Really Necessary?

God Fearing Guy
IN GOD WE TRUST - This religious display is quite appropriate and didn't need an act of Congress to do.

I'm an Atheist, but I like most Theists. Really, I do. Admittedly I don't agree with them, but I'm also…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on November 1, 2011 at 4:55pm — 7 Comments

Book Review. The Last Testament Of God

 

If an atheist rewrote the Bible in the 21st century, what would it look like?


Probably a lot like, The Last Testament of God: A Memoir by God / with David Javerbaum. Lol.


Here it is, folks. God Telleth All. Finally!


Here are the answers to your questions about the Bible and why Christians, particularly…
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Added by Trance Gemini on November 1, 2011 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Are you addicted to God? Take the test and find out!

 

I found this Alcoholism Screening Quiz and changed drinking with God or God a related word.

 

1. Do you lose time from work because of God?

 

2. Is God making your homelife unhappy?

 

3. Do you go to church because you are shy around other people?

 

4. Is God affecting your reputation?

 

5. Have you ever felt remorse…

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Added by Andrew Hall on October 4, 2011 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

A Hell of a Way to Rally People to Your Cause

 

Theist Board

 

One man’s immorality is another man’s religion, even if the immorality of that religion is pointed out by atheists. It’s common for religious adherents to sometimes act immorally – and sometimes hypocritical – despite what their religions supposedly teach. The same is true for atheists and what they believe. People…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on September 16, 2011 at 8:19pm — 5 Comments

Pat Robertson is Divorced From Reality

 



When you’re talking about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) a good defense is apparently a good offense – and no one is more offensive than…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on September 15, 2011 at 3:37pm — 2 Comments

God is logically impossible

If God provided proof that he exists, then it would be logical to believe in him.  The absence of proof leaves only faith for belief.  You do not need faith if you have proof and vice versa.  By God’s own choice, he can only be known by faith.



But why have faith in this particular God?  If God won’t give us proof, what’s to stop us from believing in Allah or Zeus?  To have faith is to deny logic.  What alternative is there to logic?  How do we think?  Mindlessness is the absence…

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Added by Atheist Exile on August 24, 2011 at 6:17pm — 4 Comments

Please Help... Discussion with Theist

http://forums.carm.org/vbb/showthread.php?64842-Why-I-dont-believe-in-leprechauns&p=1962522&viewfull=1#post1962522

 

Hopefully you can read that.

 

I'm not sure how to respond. If anyone can help, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Added by Nathan Hevenstone on August 16, 2011 at 3:28pm — 51 Comments

What atheism SHOULD mean

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“A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition.” ~José Bergamín
Many people mistakenly believe that dictionary definitions tell us what words mean. But it’s the other way around. We, by our actual usage of words, tell dictionary lexicographers how to define words. English is a fluid… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on July 17, 2011 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

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