Without the shedding of blood is no remission...
I do not understand how there could have been a time in my life when that statement did not seem absurd to me. Now that the fog has been lifted, I see the absolute ridiculousness of the concept of blood atonement for the forgiveness of the sin of being a human being. I simply cannot understand how the concept of a god that required...even craved blood could in any way make… Continue
Added by cbenhamcox on August 31, 2013 at 12:02am —
All Christians, believing Jews, and those of the Muslim faith believe that the… Continue
Added by Anthony Jordan on April 1, 2013 at 11:57am —
NOTE: Before you start reading this, please be aware that this was my first blog post as an Atheist and I had only JUST begun to delve into the world on the internet. The most common question I ran into was the one of Atheist morality. I also had not yet heard about The Selfish Gene or knew anything about what it contained. I've watched probably hundreds of hours of natural history programs, mostly presented or produced by Sir David Attenborough. Dr. Alice Roberts quickly became a… Continue
Added by Nontheist Central on March 28, 2012 at 9:00am —
A common argument among theists and atheists centres around the nature of morality. We can all claim to have an idea of what is moral, but we often fail to agree why we think it is so. Many theists would argue that we are bound to objective moral standards which are immutable, regardless of perspective, opinion, or circumstance. An atheist may argue that our sense of morality is grounded in little more than this.
We could argue that determining which party is correct, rests on… Continue
Added by Mark Hall on February 24, 2012 at 8:25pm —
Nero fiddled while Rome burned. While considered only a rumor, the acrid aroma of rosin coming from the US House of Representatives is not. While the economy burns, the Republican led House is fiddling with "birth control."
As much as some men may desire it, becoming octomom is not a goal of today's woman, nor is staying barefoot and pregnant a desired state. Watching the shameful antediluvian political display of men discussing birth control for women would be laughable if not for… Continue
Added by Donald R Barbera on February 17, 2012 at 10:58am —
Your hosts bring in reinforcements to tackle a divine view on morality. God said it, people believe it, and we’re questioning it. Does this week’s moral theory stand a prayer’s chance? What’s wrong with saying God is good? And can he draw a square triangle? Join us as we spin our wheels trying to explain Divine Command Theory in this holy edition of Norm’s Conceptual Corner, with special guest Joel… Continue
Added by The Mile High Sanity Project on January 8, 2012 at 4:15pm —
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…
Added by Omnipotent Poobah on September 16, 2011 at 8:19pm —
Added by T Andrew Klatt on February 6, 2011 at 2:00pm —
Painting of King Soloman, 1872 or 1874, by Simeon Solomon, British 1840 - 1905. Continue
Gift of William B. O'Neal, to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC 1995.52.170
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Added by D R Hosie on September 3, 2010 at 1:30pm —
The languid success of logic and facts to dislodge believers from their mistaken beliefs, calls for a new course in the claim for morality’s mantle; religion fails humanity on ethics.
There appears to be no amount of reason or facts that will extricate believers from their cognitive biases, or the nucleus of their intractable, mistaken, and teleological beliefs. Non-theists, in my humble, yet scholarly opinion, need… Continue
Added by Frank J. Ranelli on August 23, 2010 at 6:00pm —
(Reprinted from my blog HERE
These days, the archetypes of good and evil in our society are Mother Teresa and Hitler, respectively. If you start with these two as the paradigms, it becomes pretty easy to figure out what "Good" and Evil" are really all about.
I admit that I have never met Adolf Hitler. Fortunately for this blog post, however, I have met Mother Teresa. It was in… Continue
Added by William Hopper on May 23, 2010 at 12:00am —
Akosombo Dam, The only Hydroelectric Dam in Ghana prayed for by group of pastors so rains come down or be restored to supply the country's energy. They believe its the devil stopping the rains. so wont look for any solutions or renewable sources of energy, they get an excuse like always its the devil and satan. Ignorance once again. Continue
Why do we as a people sit down, watch for a Dam like this to run out of water without looking at…
Added by Naked Satan on February 21, 2010 at 1:00am —
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There is no substantive evidence for an omnipotent father-figure deity as postulated by the Christian/Jewish/Islamic tradition. So without religion can there be morality? Certainly, because true moral behavior is based upon simple self-interest. The guiding ethic is to truly act in your own best interest. That would mean treating all people fairly,… Continue
Added by James Smith on December 12, 2009 at 3:13pm —
I am an avid fan of day dreaming, and unlike many people who muse of friendships, potential meetings with celebrities or other frivolous thoughts to occupy a bus journey, I happen to love thinking about science. Yes you could say this a post about me admiting a tendancy for geeky thoughts but I want to write about an opinion/ concept I have been thinking alot about lately.
The fact of evolution, is clear to many, and I do not want to spend my time here… Continue
Added by Bex Holmes on November 29, 2009 at 9:42am —
believe that without God, Atheists have no morality, and therefore the Root of All Evil.
Really? Do they believe that Atheists are immoral? Well, Let's take a look at the Christians
Once upon a time, there was a man, about 5' 6". He lead a revolution for the sake of his people, with the extinction of the old monarchy. He later crowned himself 'Emperor' and lead a war, which his empire almost stretched from the Atlantic Ocean to… Continue
Added by Andrew Lafont on October 8, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Recently while skimming through discussion threads on the Richard Dawkins forum, I was attracted to a thread discussing uproar by some members over the number of sexually themed discussion threads, with several members very upset over the number and the type of topics being discussed. The topics ranged from serious non religious based ethical queries into such topics as how one should view homosexuality or how one should define pedophilia, to more superfluous topics such as how long the perfect… Continue
Added by Terry Osburn-Sharff on August 6, 2008 at 7:09pm —