From my blog
People have been warning that "society is going to collapse" since the dawn of societies millennia ago. Despite a track record of failure spanning longer than recorded time, some modern day religious people like to pull out this gem to argue that refusing to adhere to their world-view will cause the downfall of life as we know it. In actuality, it is the world view of the religious person that will collapse if everybody… Continue
Added by Dustin Sanders on October 21, 2010 at 7:32pm —
The Myth of Original Sin does far more evil than merely inverting our inherent desire for knowledge and understanding and turning our greatest and most beautiful attribute and turning it into a means of debasement. Perhaps even more vile, the Myth of Original Sin seeks to replace our greatest attribute, our rationality and understanding with Faith.
While there is an extensive epistemological discussion on what constitutes Faith elsewhere on this page, the brief summary is… Continue
Added by Jeffrey A. Myers on October 20, 2010 at 12:30pm —
Few Religionist traditions are more patently offensive than the myth of Original Sin and its dogmatic progeny, the myth of fallen humanity. What is our Original Sin? What is our great, intractable failing? What was our deep vileness that was so abhorrent that a SINGLE human's action would be sufficient to condemn our entire species for all eternity?
Our inherent quest for knowledge. Our curiosity. Our desire to understand. God creates us with an inherent longing for… Continue
Added by Jeffrey A. Myers on October 19, 2010 at 7:09pm —
PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS!! I NEED FEEDBACK ON MY ATHEIST MEMOIRE IN PROGRESS!!
From time to time memories of my former life as a Protestant Christian come back. Some of them are pleasant, some unpleasant, others simply perplexing.
There is one that came to mind today that is still perplexing to this day.
Years ago, I had decided to confirm myself into the church, ironically, this was only a year before my dramatic… Continue
Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on September 9, 2010 at 8:05pm —
A reader writes:
How do you explain healing again? Here's a video of Delia Knox being healed. And at…
Added by Hambydammit on September 8, 2010 at 1:48pm —
The seventh book by former minister Chris Highland has just been released.
Life After Faith is available now through Createspace and Amazon.
A personal story of leaving religion, ministry and super-natural faith, the book brings along companions like Frances Wright, Thomas Paine,… Continue
Added by Chris Highland on July 15, 2010 at 4:30pm —
This has just been posted on the Natural Bible blog. Please be respectful and wipe your feet before viewing (and make sure there are no sacred symbols on the doormat).
Added by Chris Highland on July 15, 2010 at 11:11am —
My seventh book, Life After Faith,
will be published in the next few weeks. Based on almost a half-century as an insider, it tells the story of my emergence from super-natural faith to practice a down-to-earth kind of "natural spirituality." This will not please extremists on either side of the divide!
Some atheists will throw garbage and some people of faith will throw prayers, but it's a personal story of leaving faith, ordination as a Protestant Minister… Continue
Added by Chris Highland on June 19, 2010 at 7:49pm —
I am reading Christopher Hitchens' book 'god is not Great' and chapter 5 concludes with an obvious but, nonetheless, important point.
Actually, the "leap of faith" - to give it the memorable name that Soren Kierkegaard bestowed upon it - is an imposture. As he himself pointed out, it is not a "leap" that can be made once and for all. It is a leap that has to go on and on being performed, in spite of mounting evidence to the contrary. This effort is actually too…
Added by Tom Thompson on June 13, 2010 at 2:00pm —
I believe the best way for me to "add content" is to present a portion from my book: "EVERY MAN AND WOMAN AN ISLAND, The Individual Human Being As PRIME In The Universe." (published by Trafford and listed on Amazon.) Then, periodically I could add additional portions pertinent to atheism (aka non-theism or anti-theism.) This first entry comes from chapter eight starting with a quote from novelist/philospher Ayn Rand, "Theism's myth declares that he ate of the fruit of the tree of knowledge--he… Continue
Added by robert a clapp on June 4, 2010 at 3:02pm —
I was thinking of writing to the Oxford English Dictionary recommending a new definition of the word ‘faith’.…
Added by Richard Francis on May 25, 2010 at 6:30am —
A lot of religion’s power lies in the laity’s fear of what happens to us when we die. The “flaw” in atheism (they say) is that it can not explain the “afterlife”. Well, here ya go: an atheists explanation of death:
What I have learned is this: The brain works on an electric charge that is roughly equal to your average car battery. This electricity jumps from neuron to neuron, interacting with other bits of electricity to create a sense of self. In order to leap across the… Continue
Added by William Hopper on May 20, 2010 at 5:00pm —
How to Kill Faith and Win Arguments with Religious Zealots
Most Christians would roughly define faith as a ‘belief without evidence
‘ that comes as a gift from a just and loving God. Of course, they also believe in talking snakes, pregnant virgins, and people rising from the dead, so it gets a tad fuzzy trying to follow their logic.… Continue
Added by William Hopper on May 20, 2010 at 1:13am —
I love The Simpsons for saying what we all want to say, in a way that few of us can. The most recent episode has a line so good I simply had to share it with anyone who may have missed it.
"Faith is what you have in things that don't exist." -- Homer… Continue
Added by Tom Thompson on April 22, 2010 at 6:14am —
I had some Jehovas Witnesses call round a few days ago. There is a mission a couple of streets away. The conversation ended a draw but I think I had more of the ball. It was interesting to argue religion in real time for a change.
The bottom line finally arrived at was that they needed to believe in some higher power because without that, their life would have no meaning or purpose. So they choose to hang on to a belief because their reality could not exist without it. A friend of my… Continue
Added by Yiggoto on April 16, 2010 at 2:53pm —
Does atheism require faith of any sort? It's a question I've been thinking about.…
Added by Manning Bartlett on April 2, 2010 at 9:00pm —
Religious folks of many types are fond of that saying added as a condition when they ask you to consider their ridiculous propositions. I've heard it from Mormons concerning "asking God to give a sign to let [me] know that [their] religion is right." I've heard it from new-agers concerning so-called psychic readings and other such woo. And I've heard it most recently in the letter posted by Pope Ratzy regarding pedophile priests.
It seems to me this is just another religious… Continue
Added by Jas Brimstone on March 19, 2010 at 10:22am —
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 —
This was my response to a request from Patheos, an interreligious website, asking people of faith and no faith to offer 100 words or less on Who/What is God?
Who/What is God?
One day we may discover that the universe
Added by Chris Highland on February 24, 2010 at 3:01pm —
I wrote this blog on Myspace, intended for christians to read. I have posted it here to help other newly converted atheists in their quest for helping other theists to realize that God, in the biblical term, cannot exist.
Below are a series of questions. These are questions that I had asked toward the end of my christianity, and was never given a good answer for any of them. I challenge other believers in a god to ask these questions as well. If these questions could be… Continue
Added by Jasyn Taylor on December 22, 2009 at 10:47pm —