All Blog Posts Tagged 'Religion' (165)

Religion…Enough With This S***! (…or, “You People Taking This Way Too Seriously!”), Part 1

"With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil — that takes religion."

--Steven Weinberg

As an agnostic, I have to admit that I have no way of putting myself in the cultural shoes or the socialized mindsets of individuals so obsessed with, and so fanatically devoted to their religious beliefs that they often engage in behavior which—contradictorily—turns the very precepts of their beliefs on their heads. The only…

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Added by J. Sims on March 9, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

I Smell Crapweasles

Proving the Poobah’s posts are prescient, it’s seems the threat to smite the Mormons over posthumous baptisms caused them to collapse into mint jelly and quash the practice.

Maybe.

After the recent string of religious recycling, the…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on March 9, 2012 at 11:33am — 2 Comments

While Rome Burns

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 — 13 Comments

Religion vs Science

I figure one of the major differences between religion and science is it takes much, Much, MUCH longer for religion to admit when it's wrong.

Added by Terry Groff on February 16, 2012 at 1:14pm — 4 Comments

Mormons! I Smite Thee in the Name of Common Sense

Get a Brain Mormans Theists, I appreciate your prayers for my heathen soul, but there’s no need. Really. I’m an atheist. I’m good. And Mormons, posthumous baptism is even more than one step over the line. That’s even more unneeded, creepy, and unwanted – unless you want to modify that whole…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on February 15, 2012 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Norm's Conceptual Corner: Divine Command Theory



Greetings, 

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…

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Added by The Mile High Sanity Project on January 8, 2012 at 4:15pm — 2 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

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

Press Release - Pre-release sales open for David Rosman's "A Christian Nation?"

A Christian Nation? An examination of Christian nation theories and proofs. by David Rosman

Paperback: 238 pages

IVC Publishing

ISBN-13: 978-0615545776 

ISBN-10: 0615545777 

BISAC: Religion / Religion, Politics & State

 

Available at: http://Books.InkandVoice.com

 

 

David Rosman and IVC Publishing are pleased to announce that David’s new book,…

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Added by David Rosman on October 13, 2011 at 9:52am — No 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

Tax Exemptions: The Business of Religion

Disclaimer: The Omnipotent Poobah, aka Jack Koeneman, is a former Christian turned atheist. He has nothing against most theists and respects their beliefs – up to the point where they step on his.



I have dozens of theist friends. Our discussions are generally polite and lean toward the relative merits of atheist and theist beliefs, not mundane secular topics like religious tax breaks. But with the hew and cry over…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on September 10, 2011 at 3:37pm — 1 Comment

A Christian is a Christian is a Christian

When it comes to things Christian, religious bias runs through nearly every major poll conducted in the United States, whether it comes from Gallup, PEW or the Barna Research Group, the numbers are often misleading, confusing or just plain wrong!

 

Surveys regarding religious issues are not broken out by faith groups such as Catholics, Methodists or Mormons, instead it is done by subdivisions such as born-again, non-born-again, evangelical, fundamentalist and other…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on August 18, 2011 at 10:56am — 2 Comments

My Atheism Doesn’t Need Evolution

Atheists are often portrayed as die hard believers in evolution, and atheism is quite often portrayed as being dependent upon believing in the validity of evolution. But you know what? Some people, such as myself, did not need to rely on Darwin to steer our courses off the path of religion and onto the path of reason.

 

Consider:

 

The bible was not created by a god nor inspired by the word of any god. It was written by a number of people who tried…

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Added by Brian Bridson on July 17, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Christian College Bans National Anthem

In a bit of a twist, a Christian school has banned the National Anthem. “As a result of a thoughtful, thorough, prayerful period of listening, learning and discerning,” the Goshen College Board of Directors said, “it…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on June 16, 2011 at 8:39pm — 3 Comments

Beware of Islam

 

The recent "victory" claimed by the United States government, the killing of Osama Bin Laden, seems a good thing at first. However, it's really just another poke in the eye of this back and forth between the western world and Islam, (or maybe between Christianity and Islam?) A retaliation is sure to follow, that's just the way it works. So while the American people are celebrating in the street, I'd be running for cover.…

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Added by Rational-Thinker on May 7, 2011 at 4:49pm — 5 Comments

One Nation, Over God: A Lecture By Aaron Bissell

I just want to say, throughout this, I talk about mostly about the Christian religion since that is the one I researched the most.



So, lets cover the basics of religion. Now, I understand that people WAY back then would believe such things as a sun god, a moon god sky god etc. They didn't have modern science. So, they just made up certain stories. Many people from different cultures made up there own gods (well, Christians just picked certain things from other religions and…

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Added by Aaron B. on April 28, 2011 at 3:26pm — No Comments

SOCIETAL SHARED ERRORS

"Religion is comparable to a childhood neurosis. The whole thing is so patently infantile, so foreign to reality, that to anyone with a friendly attitude to humanity it is painful to think that the great majority of mortals will never be able to rise above this view of life."  – Sigmund Freud

 

Professing dogmatic faith in popular superstitions and ancient myths handed down by our primal…

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Added by Adebowale Ojowuro on March 14, 2011 at 4:29pm — 3 Comments

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