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…
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.
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…Continue
It's great to be free from the superstitious thinking I once had, but sometimes wonder how god belief gave me an overall…Continue
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…
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…Continue
Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on April 2, 2013 at 7:24am — No Comments
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…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by sk1951 on January 17, 2013 at 10:28pm — No Comments
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. …Continue
All I read (actually in 'good news' newspaper funded by I imagine all that's Bush etc.. Koch) is anti gay
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)
no imagination hey that's religion dugh!
the most dividing fucking bs mind control crap with gold encrusted bs sadists at the helms...
Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on October 15, 2012 at 8:45pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Justin Murray on September 10, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
When talking to theists, the theist will eventually say something to the effect like "It's part of
Hmmmm......To me, when I make a plan I'm not sure of the outcome though I hope for a
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…
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
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…
We're Here! We're Godless!…Continue
What do you blog about when you don’t feel like blogging and don’t have anything to say? The Bible! Nothing like a bit of Bible study to get you going right? Right.
I thought that today, I’d go back to the beginning. You know, this bit:
1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
I think even some Christians might recognize that line. It’s the first line of the Bible (the King James version anyway…). And I know…Continue
Added by Shawn Hamman on February 4, 2012 at 7:10pm — No Comments
I know everyone here knows the answer is yes, but I am writing this for the ones that have not figured that out yet.