““All religions are the same. Religion is basically guilt, with different holidays.”
"Praying is like a rocking chair. It’ll give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.”
Gypsy Rose Lee
Church signs are a never-ending source of wonder and speculation for us humanists: assuming that there is nowadays an endless source of them (the Internet assures an endless supply of… Continue
Added by Alan Perlman on May 9, 2014 at 8:43pm —
Anyone here watch Grey’s Anatomy? It’s rather a scattered potpourri of mostly doctors at a fictitious Seattle hospital, playing out multiple plotlines, medical and interpersonal and too frequently with about as much reality involved as the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, but that’s beside the point. There was one particularly refreshing event which occurred in the most recent episode, broadcast naught but a handful of minutes ago as this was written, between Drs. April Kepner and Jackson… Continue
Added by Loren Miller on April 18, 2014 at 8:00am —
Whether you used to believe in Jesus or Yahweh, Mohammed or Allah, Krishna or Zeus, I can assure you that none exist. I will even take you further than that and guarantee they do not exist. It is all about your perception of the concept that a god/goddess is. Not a… Continue
Added by Amanda Ashcraft on February 22, 2014 at 6:23am —
It is with some trepidation that I write this article because the death of a child is probably the worst thing that can ever happen to a parent. The case of Jahi McMath who was declared brain dead after a "routine" tonsillectomy" made headlines after her parents refused to allow doctors to shut down the ventilator keep her… Continue
Added by Donald R Barbera on January 23, 2014 at 8:49am —
John B. Hodges
September 25, 2007.
Added by John B Hodges on August 26, 2013 at 4:57am —
Will Sexton, an attorney for the county, explained that neither the religious monument nor the atheist display implies that the county is either establishing a religion or denying one. In fact, he noted,… Continue
Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on June 25, 2013 at 12:27pm —
So a friend reminded me about how I rewrote the words to "Hail Mary" to her name. Most of which I remember and is a running joke. However, what she keeps forgetting was my lyrics to a musical number that I never wrote music for. I thought I'd share the lyrics. Continue
It..just.. takes... just a little faith, just a little faith.
Grab some bread, get some juice, now you have what's for use for
Just a little faith, just a little faith
wear a robe, grow your hair, look like a mess?…
Added by Rachel Riley on June 20, 2013 at 2:52pm —
For friends, family, and fellow freethinkers you may ask why I’m not a Christian. I submit some random rambling thoughts. I'm neither a writer nor an English major, so forgive me for which you're about to read. I’d rather tell you why I’m not religious, as that should answer more effectively the question at hand.… Continue
Added by Todd McCarty on March 21, 2013 at 5:53pm —
“Put on your yarmulke;
It’s time to celebrate Hanukkah…”
Adam Sandler, “The Hanukkah Song”
“Hanukkah celebrates the triumph of Jewish backwardness.”
Added by Alan Perlman on December 8, 2012 at 3:30pm —
To ease people out of fantasies that is fused with the real love of parents
etc could be a important thing and i start to belive it goes for the one
among us too who have revolted out of faith/thought crime hell.… Continue
Added by Jim R S Björklund on October 17, 2012 at 1:01pm —
This post is the first installment of a three-part series examining the question: Is it fair to question Mitt Romney's Mormonism?
“[T]he kingdom of God... is to be a POLITICAL INSTITUTION THAT SHALL HOLD SWAY OVER ALL THE EARTH; TO WHICH ALL OTHER GOVERNMENTS WILL BE SUBORDINATE AND BY WHICH THEY WILL BE DOMINATED.” B. H Roberts, The Rise and Fall of Nauvoo, 1900, p. 180 … Continue
Added by Charles Miller on August 24, 2012 at 10:25am —
Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on August 1, 2012 at 2:13pm —
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Yet faith remains a recurring theme in the story of Eugene’s life — and in his horrifying death. It is why he evangelized, led a Bible study for friends and had recently been looking for a church home. It is what sent his mother door to door, looking for a church that would have her son’s funeral. It is why police found verses ripped from his Bible scattered across the MacArthur Causeway a few feet from his body. And, perhaps, it is what helps people understand what…
Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on July 16, 2012 at 1:27pm —
“Men make themselves believe that they believe.”
“The idea of God is the sole wrong for which I cannot forgive mankind.”
Marquis de Sade
What does it mean to “believe in God,” as 95% of the population professes to do? As an academically-trained linguist and a secular humanistic Jew, I’ve thought about this question for many years and listened to how people answer it. I’ve collected several…
Added by Alan Perlman on June 12, 2012 at 3:00pm —
"Mystery [the divinity of Jesus Christ] is made a convenient Cover for absurdity."
"Every other sect suppos[es] itself in possession of all truth, and that those who differ are so far in the wrong: like a man traveling in foggy weather, those at some distance before him he sees wrapped up in the fog, as well as those behind him, and also the people in the fields on each side, but near him all appears clear, tho' in…
Added by Alan Perlman on June 10, 2012 at 11:30am —
“Imagine the Creator as a low comedian, and at once the world becomes explicable.”
“Infidel, n. In New York, one who does not believe in the Christian religion; in Constantinople, one who does.”
“Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.’
“Our Bible reveals to us the character of our God with minute and remorseless… Continue
Added by Alan Perlman on June 7, 2012 at 8:29pm —
There's a fundamental disconnect between atheists and the word "atheist". Part of this is because there isn't complete agreement on what the word means.
Lack of belief in God
- Lack of belief in God
- Lack of belief in God's existence
could simply mean a choice not to believe in God because he is cruel or undesirable for some reason -- but does not… Continue
Added by Atheist Exile on April 7, 2012 at 12:00pm —
"You are checking theism with twisted, naturalistic logic. The two are completely incompatible, and thus one cannot define the other. That is the greatest fallacy of those who support Naturalism, thinking that they have an upper hand in defining the undefinable."
"If God wanted himself to be able to be tested by his own creation, then we could do so. We can't, and thus He doesn't."
"Since God works 100% through natural methods (meaning he rarely comes down to earth and… Continue
Added by Richard Healy on March 16, 2012 at 2:46am —
Before you sharpen your pitchforks and light the torches, let me qualify that title with: Not all of them!
Those who are child molesters, or knowingly aid such vile excuses for humans deserve all of the scorn and contempt they get from any thinking human.
That said, I was thinking the other day of how religion is basically a mind virus that has permeated and infected much of humanity for millenia. Then the thought struck me that if that is the case, should we not feel… Continue
Added by Jas Brimstone on February 28, 2012 at 1:10pm —
I know everyone here knows the answer is yes, but I am writing this for the ones that have not figured that out yet.
Added by Mike Wasdin on January 29, 2012 at 9:47am —