All Blog Posts Tagged 'doubt' (9)

Doubt

God of the gaps means whenever you cannot explain some thing then "god did it." I know of no other thinking process, except superstition, to define it.

Science is all we have. All of life, indeed, all of the universe is so complex we can’t possibly know all the answers. We can observe and describe and think and still we don't have all the answers; we may never know them. It is to rationalize to say “god did it”! How do you…

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Added by Joan Denoo on August 15, 2014 at 7:55am — 2 Comments

The Unholy Trinity Tour: Part 2 of 3- Seth Andrews - Doubt

Seth Andrews' presentation on May 3, 2014 in Albuquerque, NM

Questions that lead to doubt arise as one reads and hears the stories from the bible. I doubt it is healthy or morally sound to take the flesh and blood of christ in communion. I doubt the story of Adam and Eve and the incest implied in the population of the Earth with Homo sapiens. I doubt enslavement of the Hebrew people in Egypt and the walk back to the land that they claim god gave them. I doubt…

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Added by Joan Denoo on August 8, 2014 at 8:55am — 8 Comments

The Battle for Zachary’s Brain V: Tears on His Pillow; The Consequences of Unbelief

“Do you know that many people believe in God?

They think God made the world and runs the universe.

Some people grow up and learn that God is JUST PRETEND like Santa.

But some people still believe God is real. . .

Some people believe in a god who gives rewards to favorite people.

They imagine a place called Heaven with gold and crowns and music and no pain or work.

Some people believe in a god…

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Added by Alan Perlman on February 9, 2013 at 7:23pm — No Comments

When In Doubt

So, you find yourself questioning the existence of your god. No matter your religion, that’s pretty frightening. All these years, raised to believe that an all-knowing, all-loving being was out there, somewhere, and that he had a plan for you. That your parents and community knew the ‘Truth.’ Most importantly, you’ve been instructed that when you die -if you followed all the rules, or asked for forgiveness- you’d join your loved ones for eternity in a paradise of sorts.

Maybe this…

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Added by Emily Dietle on November 9, 2012 at 10:04am — 2 Comments

Be Good For Goodness' Sake

Holy cow — the atheists are proselytizing! I unveil Connecticut Valley Atheists' latest offering to the Vernon Green and demonstrate how the myths of religion and Santa Claus teach believers to behave in order to earn a reward, while atheism offers the only path to true, unrewarded morality in this week's CVA Vlog.…


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Added by Dan Xenatro on December 7, 2010 at 4:49pm — 1 Comment

Doubt in the Pulpit

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The brother-in-law doesn’t think I should go to church with my wife. He thinks it’s the height of hypocrisy for me to even set foot in a church, Christian or otherwise. When I confronted him with the statistics that say, just within his own 2000+ member church, there could be anywhere from thirty to three hundred and twenty non-believers, he maintained his denial. There are no atheists in his…

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Added by The Big Blue Frog on July 18, 2010 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Would it be easier just to lie to myself and say: “I believe”

For the longest time, I considered myself Atheist/Agnostic. I couldn’t believe in a god without proof, couldn’t accept blind faith as reasonable. And I was convinced that even if I had proof, I couldn’t worship. The things carried out in the name of god or religion, are some of the most atrocious acts in history. Burning woman on stakes or wars based around religion, I couldn’t wrap my head around the idea. Why is killing wrong, but it’s ok to do it in the name of god?



I never… Continue

Added by Tara Price on March 4, 2010 at 12:05pm — 9 Comments

Chatting with a Mormon Missionary: Take 3

"You are speaking live with Andrew, who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Information provided in this session is to provide assistance only and is not an official statement of the Church."



Andrew: Hello Angie!



Me: Hi Andrew :)



Andrew: How may i help you today?

(Already I'm impressed with his use of the Shift key! So much better than the last two dear boys.)



Me: I wanted to ask about LDS and women. What… Continue

Added by Angie Jackson on May 22, 2009 at 5:03pm — 11 Comments

Another Sad PostSecret

A little while ago I posted an entry about very depressing PostSecret in which a wife suggested that all of her husband's troubles were the result of God punishing him for renouncing his faith. There's another one like that in this week's secrets.

"I'm scared my husband won't come home because I don't believe in God."
It's kind of a… Continue

Added by Becky Garcia on May 17, 2009 at 1:31pm — 6 Comments

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