All Blog Posts Tagged 'Spirituality' (6)

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

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

The Hell With Atheists After the Foxholes

Many people say, “There are no atheists in foxholes.” As a practical matter this obviously isn’t the case, but the Army’s new Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program (CSFP)…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on December 24, 2010 at 1:08pm — 3 Comments

Do I deserve the opprobrium? (A blog about insulting the dead)

Was in a discussion about what is spirituality and it's relationship to the supernatural on a thread on a website that includes a fair few Christians and religious sorts and one person related in a public forum this story to the OP:





I cared for a young dying AIDS patient years ago. X. When he died I threw a rose into the ocean back home in Ireland to remember his passing. I said, "IF you are 'up there' - you get your… Continue

Added by Richard Healy on June 20, 2010 at 5:32am — 7 Comments

The Real

I.

The physical encompasses all, it is existence itself.



It is the beginning and the end.



To speak of before, after or beyond the physical is nonsensical.



The physical has no opposites or complements, it is singular.



It is the source of all things, ever creating new forms.



The physical is ever-changing, ever in motion.



II.

The physical is awe-inspiring and majestic.



It is compelling in its… Continue

Added by Will on September 8, 2008 at 6:28pm — No Comments

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