All Blog Posts Tagged 'Thomas' (10)

Anselm (of Canterbury) & Thomas Aquinas, Now Just Amusing Naive Loonies?

Catholics and some Protestant Christian groups still quote and stand by the writings of these two , who were once considered wise men, but forget that in worldly knowledge and rationality, they can be beaten now by the average intelligent ten year old, in both knowledge and wisdom.

For Thomas Aquinas:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Aquinas…

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Added by Dyslexic's DOG on October 23, 2013 at 1:30am — 9 Comments

Started Reading "Lost Christianities" by Bart Ehrman...

I didn't expect it to be so funny!!

I've had (literal) laugh out loud moments (in public too!) 

Very very interesting.  And I can see now how it builds on works like "Jesus interrupted" - the revelation about the last 12 verses of Mark / Jesus being Angry / The Woman Caught in Adultery  - is just scratching the surface of the complexity in the world of beliefs prior to the New Testament actually being written.

This book is utterly fascinating.

Added by Richard Healy on February 9, 2013 at 3:05pm — 2 Comments

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

Click here for article(:

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

Even More catholic Whining

Back on June 13, 2011, I wrote the blog post More catholic Whining, in which I described the situations happening in some States like New York and Illinois, involving certain catholic charities having issues with their states making it illegal to discriminate against straight couples in common law relationships and to discriminate against gay couples when providing fostering and adoption services. Now I thought this story was…

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Added by Brian Bridson on July 15, 2011 at 2:30pm — 7 Comments

Unhindered by King or Priest: The Value and Necessity of Tolerance

I don’t believe in religion, but I do believe in religious freedom and religious tolerance. That doesn’t mean I am innocent of irascibility when it comes to my attitude about religion. I have all manner of opinions on the subject, but I find myself in the same position I imagine John Adams (also irascible) found himself in when he observed the Jesuits were coming to our newly founded republic.



I do not like the reappearance of the Jesuits.... Shall we not have regular swarms of them… Continue

Added by T Andrew Klatt on August 4, 2010 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Which Founding Father will the Texas Eduation Agency Axe Next?

Contrary to popular opinion I don’t hate Christians. That I am an atheist is true enough. But, just because I choose to live a life without gods does not mean that I hate those who choose to live according to the will of their imaginary friend. It’s not the Christians that I hate, but rather a large portion of their agendas that cause me to take umbrage. Think of my attitude as an atheist…

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Added by T Andrew Klatt on July 21, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Heroes

No, this is not a reference to the TV show. Nor to people in tights with "special powers" and an obsession to do good.



Instead, I wondered about some personal heroes--aka role models, guides, inspirational exemplars, etc.--from history that some folks around here might have. Please feel free to share.



Here are my top 5:





1. Gandhi: committed to non-violence and justice without oppression; focused on personal experimentation with one's "truth" and approaching… Continue

Added by Justin Van Kleeck on April 30, 2010 at 12:32pm — 3 Comments

As if the Texas BOE's decision couldn't get worse...

...I happened upon this little snippet from an AOL News article. Here's the excerpt that really boils my blood:



"...the original curriculum asked students to 'explain the impact of Enlightenment ideas from John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Voltaire, Charles de

Montesquieu, Jean Jacques Rousseau and Thomas Jefferson on political

revolutions from 1750 to the… Continue

Added by Ari MacIsaac on March 27, 2010 at 12:40am — 4 Comments

T. Paine

I'm currently taking American Literature 1 (from colonization to the Civil War) and had to read some Thomas Paine for class. Two excerpts from the Age of Reason, to be exact The First, sections 8 and 9. And in section 8 I found this quote:… Continue

Added by Rikka on February 16, 2010 at 9:54pm — 2 Comments

Barker visit, Part 2: roundup and personal reaction

Dan Barker



Here is Part 2 of my roundup on Dan Barker's visit on December 3 in Memphis. In this part, I'll mention a few more highlights as well as my personal reaction and thoughts. For Part I, click here. For an excellent recap of the Dan Barker event, read… Continue

Added by IAmTheBlog on December 10, 2009 at 8:33am — 1 Comment

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