All Blog Posts Tagged 'history' (46)

Religions Should Accept Findings Of Science:

I'm in discussions with Theists who are in constant denial of Science that goes anywhere near not supporting their Faith.

They claim to understand science and the findings of scientists, accept health warnings and findings in Cosmology and Geology, but only up to where the sciences don't interfere with their faith.

Once there is conflict with faith, they completely deny and deride scientific findings.

Now we know that Genesis and the…

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Added by Dyslexic's DOG on September 16, 2014 at 10:24pm — 1 Comment

Young Forever

In the last years of the eighteenth century, Thomas Young began to think about the properties of light, and in 1801, he presented a paper to the Royal Society on what has come to be known as Young's Double-Slit Experiment.

What he discovered was that light from…

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Added by Joseph Hilton on July 19, 2014 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 375: The Man-Bear-Pigman Hunts of Newhaven

Witches were not the only Disney characters to be executed in the colonies of the New World. It seems that even men suffered from sexual repression, so Zoophiles and "buggers" were also executed. Well, there are maybe two accounts of women convicted of bestiality. I say "convicted of," not "guilty of." I hear the epithet for these men was "Pigman." Maybe they were worried that the outcome would be…

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Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on October 24, 2013 at 12:18pm — 7 Comments

Birds of Paradise - A Great Evidence of Evolution

Birds of Paradise form a great evidence of evolution. The mystery behind their awesome beauty is the process of evolution. The write-up - The Exquisite Birds of Paradise – History and Mystery Deciphered!! - adidarwinian answers the question that why the history of the Birds of Paradise is considered a mystery? The process of Evolution has made these birds so…

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Added by charles stibs on April 2, 2013 at 7:54pm — 1 Comment

Just when we thought Glenn Beck couldn't get crazier ...

Beck goes and makes a comparison between what appears to me to be an ill-cast Satan character in the History Channel series, "The Bible" and Barack Obama. Here's a side-by-side:

From Beck's perspective, this was just another opportunity — he doesn't really pass up any —…

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Added by Our Daily Train blog on March 23, 2013 at 3:12pm — 6 Comments

That’s a Rap (Science)

Science is not a subject that is often pushed in the African American community except during black history month when the same scientists of the 20th century and earlier are trotted out again and again to the point that they have lost their meaning other than as place holders. With exception of Neil deGrasse Tyson, most African Americans would be hard pressed…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on March 2, 2013 at 9:07am — 6 Comments

Angry Atheist in MO - Morals and ethics in atheistic anarchy (1)

In today's installment of this new episodic essay, I harangue readers with some thoughts on what I'll call "existential anarchy" from an angry, atheistic point of view. I want to consider the roots of two ideas:

A-theos: without gods.

An-archos: without rules.

Both words are defined by what they lack. Without the missing subject, each object would be meaningless, just as "no-thing" is ill-defined without the implicit missing subject -- the…

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Added by Joseph Edwards VIII on June 21, 2012 at 3:44pm — 3 Comments

Transhumanism is Atheist

Transhumanism is not related with any religion category as polytheist, monotheist, or non-theist. Religion is not the problem of metahumanism.

 

The religion is the problem of the human being category.

 

Metahumanism (whether as transhumanism or posthumanism) is meta-human the same as in the other conceptual areas.

 

Metahumanism category do not have to be busy of human beings’ problems. It is human beings’ problem.

 

Human beings will…

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Added by Reha ULKU on December 17, 2011 at 2:06am — No Comments

Religion, History, Government

Religion seems to have played an important role in government throughout history. As we have seen through religion through many years, it has been an effective tool to “teach” and to bestow obedience among people. Religion has been so good at this in fact, that it is not uncommon to see absolute obedience among avid people who participate among religion. Religion throughout the years has avidly taught not to question much, to work hard, and to suffer, with the hope that you may one day be…

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Added by KickingtheCross on November 25, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Melissa Harris Perry. Great speaker.

http://melissaharrisperry.com/media.html



@Tulane Univeristy, on CSPAN 2? 351 on directv

blew my ignorant mind.



http://youtu.be/tvTh5hzAAyM



http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/10/new_orleans_transplant_has_a_l.html

HERE!!!!!…

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Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on October 2, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

My book and blog

Hi everyone - I'm just starting out at atheist nexus so I thought I'd post links to my blog (Holy Blasphemy) and my book (Jesus Potter Harry Christ). I'm doing my phd in literature, so my blog basically deals with literary theory, comparative religious…

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Added by Derek Murphy on April 8, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

The poverty of miracles

I remember one of my many steps towards atheism was taken when I was at school. It was in history, when we leant about Custer's last stand and the events leading up to it - and finally we arrived at something called the ghost dance - a ritual steeped in cultish logic (and unsurprisingly toxic Christian Missionaries ) seeking divine intervention from a messianic figure , the ressurection of the dead to restore the nation,… Continue

Added by Richard Healy on January 9, 2011 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 287: This Podcast Shall be the Finest Podcast in the Whole of London This Christmas!





This show is a treat, I tell you, a treat, because not only do you get Alastar Sim as Scrooge, you get ME informing you of Important Education Things. And nothing says "Christmas" like Lectures.



Playlist



Scrooge * More brrread...No more brrread.

Alleee 1

Ruth Welcome * Jingle Bells + Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

John "Bowtie" Barstow * Do You See What I… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on December 13, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 284: Vomit Collector's Christmas





Welcome to your Atheist Christmas Podcast for the Year of Our Overlords, 2010. This year, I'm looking back at Christmas past. "Your past" you ask? No, long past. Looooong past. Go back, back, back before that cloudy April when some guy who may have been named Jesus but decidedly didn't perform any miracles and wasn't born of a virgin and may or may not have been a prophet or a rabbi, and may or may not… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on November 28, 2010 at 7:52am — No Comments

Opinions about the Bible are like noses: Everyone has one

I am surprised by the heat in discussions about the Bible, even amongst atheists. Questions about myth and history in the Old Testament and Jesus as a historical or mythical character resulted in people slinging references from their favorite experts, back and forth. I could see the weaknesses of these arguments; but, it took awhile for me to formulate an explanation for why everyone was a…

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Added by Diana Agorio on September 24, 2010 at 9:30pm — 6 Comments

The Jews Killed Jesus - Christianity's Biggest Lie?

i was just watching this video on youtube, "the hidden jesus" where a christian theologian explores other religions with stories similar to the jesus story.


what got my attention was in part six where he makes the claim that "for the last 2000 years christianity and judaism have been at war over jesus. why? because of what some consider christianity's biggest lie."…


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Added by markystar on August 30, 2010 at 6:11am — 1 Comment

no one expects the spanish inquisition!!!

not sure anyone is interested in this or not, but i stumbled across a multi-episode documentary from canada on the inquisition. it's kinda low budget, but still interesting.



the first episode is a little slow, but episode 2 and 3 are good.



it really gets me pissed off at points... torturing and killing people for nothing.

and occasionally there is a catholic priest who makes some comment like "well, we have to take these things in context of the society at that… Continue

Added by markystar on August 17, 2010 at 7:05am — No Comments

i've started a series on early church history on youtube

it's called "shady church history" and i base it on my background in classics and early medieval history.



i haven't used my youtube channel in this way before, so i'm not sure how it's gonna be received. (probably just ignored, as there are a lot of good videos made from atheist angles out there, lol.)



anyways, i have 2 episodes finished so far. the first is an introduction to the series, the second deals with lies propagated by the church and how one in particular led to… Continue

Added by markystar on August 16, 2010 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Alert Local Public Stations about "Birth of Freedom"

Free Speech and Stealth Evangelism
If you haven't seen this it is worth noting that a slick production called "Birth of Freedom" is being shown on some public television stations. This sectarian slaughter of both American and World History is appalling for its inaccuracies and not-so-veiled attempt to paint America once again as a Christianist nation. I would recommend…
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Added by Chris Highland on August 9, 2010 at 1:15pm — No Comments

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