All Blog Posts Tagged 'god' (178)

Demythologizing Science and Religion

The usual way of creating a myth is very straightforward: You simply take an entity as it has come to be defined in ordinary experience and grandly alter some of its basic attributes to remove its limitations.

In Christianity, for example, the god myth was created by…

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Added by Joseph Hilton on July 20, 2014 at 10:15am — 3 Comments

From the Founding Father's of the USA

“Religions are all alike – founded upon fables and mythologies.” – Thomas Jefferson

“In no instance have . . . the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people.” – James Madison
“Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.” – Benjamin Franklin
“I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.” – George…
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Added by Rick on May 18, 2014 at 6:30pm — 9 Comments

Why You Can Be Certain Deities Do Not Exist

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…

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Added by Amanda Ashcraft on February 22, 2014 at 6:23am — 3 Comments

Creating God in One’s Own Image (discovermagazine.com)

For many religious people, the popular question “What would Jesus do?” is essentially the same as “What would I do?” That’s the message from an intriguing and controversial new study by Nicholas Epley from the University of Chicago. Through a combination of surveys, psychological manipulation and brain-scanning, he has found that when religious Americans try to infer the will of God, they mainly draw on their own personal beliefs.



Psychological studies have found that people are…

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Added by Loren Miller on January 26, 2014 at 9:50am — 9 Comments

Why are you so mad?

I do not wave a sign or go running into churches screaming "Hail Satan!". I do not stomp on wooden crosses, spit on the Holy Grail, or pee on the Virgin Mary. 

But

If you ask me straightforward what religion I practice or what God I believe in I will quietly and firmly let you know...I don't believe in sparkles and I don't practice fairy tales. But in a nice way.

And inevitably they have questions. Questions and questions....and oh...did I say questions.? If I happen to…

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Added by javaknowledge on January 9, 2014 at 4:48am — 5 Comments

Finding Purpose Without Religion

A fellow Bunch member of mine, Ben Kervin, recently said he was "surprised" that he was feeling a lack of purpose thanks to his deconversion to atheism a couple years ago:

It's great to be free from the superstitious thinking I once had, but sometimes wonder how god belief gave me an overall…
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Added by Our Daily Train blog on July 7, 2013 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

R.I.F.

A little poetry from my perspective. Working with veterans constantly reminds of how puny the idea of a god is when amputations, loss of sight and worse are not  have no hope of restoration except for the gigantic talents of men and women that create prosthetics and perform life saving surgery.

Reduction in Force

Your attendance has been abysmal.

Your attitude leaves a lot to be desired. Your work habits have been at best inept.

You’re lucky that you…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on June 3, 2013 at 10:08am — 1 Comment

Coming to a Head?

This one waited in the wings for me at least 20 years, but it took a gift from a well meaning friend to make it into an issue. This past December a friend of my wife gave her a Christmas gift in the form of a plaque which ended with the word’s “God Bless the Barbera’s.”

It had some other ridiculous schlock…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on May 18, 2013 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

Wealth, treasure and thrift in the Bible

So, I listened to a little bit of Dave Ramsey today on talk radio because, well, conservative talk is about the only option in East Tennessee, and I usually prefer talk with which I disagree compared with bad pop and worse rock. If you don't know who Dave Ramsey is, he's…

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Added by Our Daily Train blog on March 23, 2013 at 3:17pm — No Comments

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

Religious believe that science theory exists just to prove that God does not exist. Religious belief is also just a theory but not to the Fundi. Truly, belief and theory are synonymous. The fighting over what “nobody knows as fact” truly is a twilight zone script. This is a rhetorical battle of imagination where everyone loses and has for over 2500 years.  How long is it to continue? Do the religious realize that science is not fighting? Science simply goes about the daily business of…

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Added by sk1951 on January 17, 2013 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Why don't Atheists use empathy as an argument against Religious/biblical/god morality claims?

 

I have asked this of several different non-theist sources and have yet to get a satisfactory answer. So I thought I would pose it here for your thoughts. This article is how I've argued against biblical morality. This is Matt Dillahunty discussing this point. …

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Added by J. Morr on December 24, 2012 at 11:06pm — 6 Comments

Are the corrupt as phobic as their sheep? Riddle me that...

All I read (actually in 'good news' newspaper funded by I imagine all that's Bush etc.. Koch) is anti gay
anti secular

anti tech; anti green (unless bought out by the koch bros)
anti environment (hey how about those tourist dollars? what happened?)
anti life (imagine that)

anti thought

no imagination hey that's religion dugh!

the most dividing fucking bs mind control crap with gold encrusted bs sadists at the helms...

lame!

Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on October 15, 2012 at 8:45pm — No Comments

God is a woman? Gender identity, biological sex and the trans man Godess.

Just a small thing that has troubled me for some time - it may seen like a joke, but I'm genuinely curious.

 

In the catholic faith (the only one I know), god is always referred to as a man (He, the Father, et cetera...) and the only woman prayed to is Mary (not a godess, but as the mother of Jesus, son of god). This always appeared to me to be a way to make women into second class members of the church (that and a whole lot of other things in the catholic…

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Added by Justin Murray on September 10, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

gODS PLAN

When talking to theists, the theist will eventually say something to the effect like "It's part of

gODs plan".



Hmmmm......To me, when I make a plan I'm not sure of the outcome though I hope for a

positive outcome.



Example;



Lets say I want to go from Florida to Arizona. So...I get out my maps, calculator, pencil

and paper and make a list of what I need to do. THIS IS MY PLAN



Will my plan have a positive outcome? It's unknown till I reach…

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Added by Larry Smith on June 28, 2012 at 9:48am — 2 Comments

Family Feud: Devil trumps God

This video is full of surprises.

Name something that gets passed around

Added by Atheist Exile on May 8, 2012 at 11:50pm — No Comments

First Cause

I consider the Cosmological Argument the best argument for a creator God. Given the theme of this blog, I don’t consider it a particularly good argument, but it is the best none the less. What follows is the most fair, if not conclusive, rebuttal I have to give.



The argument from the origin of the universe, or the Cosmological Argument dates back to the beginning of apologetics. If you are interested in the history, Google it. I plan on…

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Added by Steven Murphy on March 29, 2012 at 10:13am — 2 Comments

The Reason Rally - My experience



We're Here! We're Godless!…

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Added by Richard ∑wald on March 25, 2012 at 10:00pm — 42 Comments

Some pearls of (un)wisdom from a creationist on facebook.

"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 — 6 Comments

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