All Blog Posts Tagged 'god' (187)

On Atheism

I like this, taken from the BHA:



Live your life based on humanity and reason and recognise that moral values are properly founded on human nature and experience alone. Base decisions on the available evidence and an assessment of the outcomes, not on any dogma or sacred text. Atheism and agnosticism is an active and ethical philosophy far greater than any negative responses to religion. Foster individual rights and freedoms but believe that individual responsibility, social… Continue

Added by Enlightened Observer on December 6, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments

And god was born..

This is a basis of a story I am writing but first a bit of history about where I began.



I remember that I was in 4th grade and my teacher asked, 'What do you think about god?' to everyone. Everyone said a few lines about how god was the power and the giver the provider and stopped. When it was my turn to speak, I was a little nervous initially but then I said, 'I don't believe in god'. My teacher was horrified, the next half hour was spent trying to explain to me that I was an… Continue

Added by Ravi on November 27, 2008 at 4:23am — 4 Comments

Holy humor - is religion too serious?

In July 2008 I wrote some articles to make my column and blog readers think each being presented as a piece of humor and a different slant as seen through this poor old atheist eyes. I now wish to share these small humorous articles with my new friends and audience on gather.com



The first deals with the problem of a second coming of the Christian savior Jesus Christ of whom I think as one of the worlds greatest philosophers.





I am the son of… Continue

Added by Robin Johnson-Perkins - Babel Fish on November 27, 2008 at 1:15am — 1 Comment

Oh, Isaiah lets down the profile of God?

It’s never ceases to amuse me that the following passage translated from the original old testaments the within the Jewish Bible, the torah has been adapted from its original meaning in most Christian publications of the Old Testaments



Isaiah Chapter 45.7 (Torah)



I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil; I am the LORD, that doeth all these things.



It of course highlights the fact that the Jewish author made a bold statement that God… Continue

Added by Robin Johnson-Perkins - Babel Fish on November 26, 2008 at 4:26am — No Comments

Open letter to Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI

The Vatican

Rome

Italy



Tuesday 17th November 2008



Dear Papa,



I know you’re a well known defender of traditional Catholic doctrine and values, but there is a problem within the third World countries such as the Christian nation I presently live in. The Philippines consists of hordes of faithful Catholic followers that live in poverty.



The problem seems to be looked at the wrong way by you and your present administration… Continue

Added by Robin Johnson-Perkins - Babel Fish on November 26, 2008 at 4:00am — 4 Comments

Moral Master 2.0



via videosift.com Just came across… Continue

Added by Creature on November 25, 2008 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

There Probably Isn't!

Name: Travis Morgan

Location: Roscoe, Illinois

Age: 31



Biography:

Born and raised in Rockford IL, I was enlisted in the U.S. Marines from 1996-2000, I am a father or four, husband, poet, philosopher, music artist, graphic and web designer, and truth seeker.



STORY:

I don’t believe there is a god or gods to believe in or to disbelieve in. It is because, for the most part,… Continue

Added by TJMorgan on November 25, 2008 at 9:21am — No Comments

Wikipedias List of "Fictional" Deities



Wikipedias Entry for: List of "Fictional" Deities



As if there were any deities other than fictional.… Continue

Added by TJMorgan on November 18, 2008 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

"Somebody Up There Loves Me!"

At 2:30 AM on Friday, I sat watching the TV, unable to turn it off and go to bed. Embers had been blown from a rapidly moving brush fire into a mobile home community in Sylmar, Ca., and now I was watching horrified as random homes in the densely populated park began to go up. As I watched, scared and frantic residents scrambled to get what few belongings they could and got out. The police and fire department, trying to prevent destruction were then quite literally chased out of the park by the… Continue

Added by Larry Huffman on November 17, 2008 at 1:55pm — 1 Comment

How to get through to believers

Understanding causality, who can justify condemning believers for believing, since they were after all, shaped, molded, and ultimately conditioned to believe just as non-believers where conditioned to not believe? Yet, we just can’t stand by watching them fritter their lives away being motivated, moved, and ultimately being hijacked by this contagious and dangerous god meme. Why can’t we? Because to survive as a species we need to acknowledge and address reality. We can’t just stand by, because… Continue

Added by TJMorgan on September 30, 2008 at 2:40pm — 1 Comment

AAI 2008 "Unsinkable Atheism" slide show

Added by V1ktor on September 30, 2008 at 12:02am — No Comments

Don't push your beliefs on me!

How many of us have heard our friends and relatives say those few words: Don't push your beliefs on me? I can not count the times I have heard from people that their biggest complaint about religion, any religion, is when the practitioners push their beliefs. This can manifest in a look, a snide comment, or the phrase, "holier than thou" being tossed around.



Sometimes, the person who is feeling pressured is the same religion as the person doing the pressuring. A believer may chastise… Continue

Added by Roger Rotge on September 22, 2008 at 9:38pm — 1 Comment

Is God Pro Life?

Added by Mike Grattan on September 22, 2008 at 12:11am — No Comments

If there is no god…ohnoes!

Fundamentalists news websites, how I love thee, especially WorldNutDaily. WND never ceases to provide amusement in the form of fundie logic and wacky advertisements. Claiming itself as a ‘news source’ this beyond right-wing rag makes Fox news look like the Disney Channel. I used to get pissed at the B.S. they sling but I’ve come to embrace it for what it really is; satirical humor. Some people can take this stuff with a grain of salt and some can’t, so steer clear if you’re easily aggravated by… Continue

Added by Hessenroots on August 22, 2008 at 1:00am — No Comments

Atheism Tapes - interviews





In these off-the-record interviews, neurologist turned playwright, filmmaker and self-described atheist Jonathan Miller filmed conversations with six of today’s leading men of letters and science: biologist and New York Times best-selling author Richard Dawkins, philosophers Daniel Dennett and Colin McGinn, distinguished… Continue

Added by V1ktor on August 14, 2008 at 5:02pm — No Comments

To Clarify My Position

I had a discussion with a friend the other day about religion - surprise, eh? - and in the wake of that I should probably briefly clarify my views.



I would love religion to vanish, but that's not a reasonable thing to want or strive for. I really don't mind religion as long as it doesn't affect the outside world. My main issue, which I think a few people have misunderstood (probably because I ramble and rant) is that religion isn't open to question and criticism, seemingly because… Continue

Added by Blue on August 9, 2008 at 6:59am — No Comments

Keep It Inside Your Head Or Your Head Is Forfeit (Bitch)

Further to my note of a few days ago, about the Sikh girl who managed to get her personal delusions championed over mere secular beliefs.



It occurs to me that the position religion occupies within the British judicial system – or seeks to occupy, with a great deal of success – is similar to the position it seeks to occupy in science. Fundamentalist religion challenges a varied range of scientific theories, but the alternative hypotheses supplied often function as refutations of… Continue

Added by Blue on August 9, 2008 at 6:55am — No Comments

Religion: Removes 100% Of All Known Consequences

This just in: the world is stupid. Again.



A Sikh girl, attending a school with a no jewellery policy, was excluded for wearing a religious bracelet. The report on this, which was dripping with shots of the girl staring bleakly through windows, detailed how she was winning support and legal advice on the issue.



To me, it seems reasonably simple. No jewellery. Religious jewellery is still just jewellery, worn for entirely personal reasons. See my rant on Secular\Non Secular… Continue

Added by Blue on August 9, 2008 at 6:53am — No Comments

Why Are Religious And Secular Fashions Different?

I’ve been thinking about some stuff recently. It’s sort of interesting, but hardly very original. Stick around, though – this will likely anger or confuse you.



I work in Vodafone now, which as you may know is a nest of fouls. My job so far has required me to stand at the door and apprehend all comers for the purposes of selling them a Nokia N95. This means I see a lot of people per day. Some of them are hilarious. Here’s some examples:



The utterly punked-up guy who had… Continue

Added by Blue on August 9, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

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