All Blog Posts Tagged 'logic' (30)

Hitchens death will be used by adhernts to convert more followers.

Let me begin by saying these fools speak as if they have some sort of special knowledge. The only thing they possess is being alive after Christopher Hitchens died. I find their bold faced arrogance immoral and distasteful.

These quotes are from The Christian Post. …

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Added by Thomas True on December 17, 2011 at 7:52pm — 1 Comment

God is logically impossible

If God provided proof that he exists, then it would be logical to believe in him.  The absence of proof leaves only faith for belief.  You do not need faith if you have proof and vice versa.  By God’s own choice, he can only be known by faith.



But why have faith in this particular God?  If God won’t give us proof, what’s to stop us from believing in Allah or Zeus?  To have faith is to deny logic.  What alternative is there to logic?  How do we think?  Mindlessness is the absence…

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Added by Atheist Exile on August 24, 2011 at 6:17pm — 4 Comments

Please Help... Discussion with Theist

http://forums.carm.org/vbb/showthread.php?64842-Why-I-dont-believe-in-leprechauns&p=1962522&viewfull=1#post1962522

 

Hopefully you can read that.

 

I'm not sure how to respond. If anyone can help, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Added by Nathan Hevenstone on August 16, 2011 at 3:28pm — 51 Comments

Omniscience is impossible

(Cross-posted from the Teapot Atheist)



Every Sunday, rather than offering commentary on a current event as I usually do, I present an argument from scratch, either against theism writ large or against some particular religion.



Among the many properties God is said to have (for reasons critically analyzed… Continue

Added by Christopher Ray on July 10, 2011 at 6:59pm — No Comments

How A Christian Lost His Faith

I thought it only appropriate for my first Atheist Nexus blog to be a story of how I lost my faith. Let it be a lesson on how to reason with the unreasonable. First a little background on where I came from.



I was raised in a Christian fundamentalist home. My uncle is a Petroleum Engineer which he thinks… Continue

Added by Moral Atheist on July 5, 2011 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

Physicalism vs. Dualism: An Idiotic Case Study

[Cross-posted from the Teapot Atheist]



With possibly a few very odd exceptions, opinions about the relationship between the mind and the brain come in two flavors. One, called dualism, holds that, despite the unusual correlation between brain injuries and mental impairments, the unusual correlation between active brains and active minds, the unusual correlation between… Continue

Added by Christopher Ray on June 21, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Misunderstandings of Atheists

In my last blog, ‘My Story’ I had mentioned the misconceptions of Atheists and said that this was a topic for another day. Well, today I will talk about this topic, and why it’s important to me to rid society of these stigmas, and why in fact(in my opinion) these misconceptions exist at all.

How do any group of people get misunderstood or labeled as ‘bad’? It can stem from a number of things and really isn’t…

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Added by Mark Bundy on February 22, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

My Story



Hi, I’m Mark, I am 24 years old, I was born an Atheist like everyone else, but early on in childhood I was introduced to Christianity. I was never baptized or ‘saved’ as they so arrogantly state.

As far back as I can remember my Mother always went to church,…

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Added by Mark Bundy on February 18, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

A refutation of one theist argument

Sometimes one will hear theists claim that religion is necessary because it buttresses morality or produces more moral people. When they do so, they implicitly concede several points.


The first implicit conception is that theists and non-theists both find morality (however defined) worthy of protection. After all, why ask non-theists to protect morality if they have no morality? This grossly undercuts the favorite ad hominem claim of our intellectual opponents, namely, that…
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Added by TB Godfrey on September 3, 2010 at 5:48pm — No Comments

One less stupid idea

There is a view that is widely held in the atheist community that atheists are critical thinkers, freethinkers, scientifically minded, sensible people who are both liberated from taboo and practical, down-to-earth pragmatists.







This is complete and utter horseshit. It can be true. In my experience though, many atheists are just

people with one less stupid idea than theists. I admit that when I came…

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Added by Gary Connolly on August 12, 2010 at 8:00am — 11 Comments

Atheists: when disbelief does not equal logic or critical thinking.

I've joined atheist forums all over the internet and even started my own local group of free thinkers to get together and have conversations that include logic and critical thinking, but I've started to notice something. A phenomenon that burst my smug little atheist bubble. There are so many articles and book and studies that say atheists are smarter, more logical, more open minded... I've come to understand that this statement is false. That's right.. I said it. Being an atheist does not… Continue

Added by Heather on May 7, 2010 at 10:41am — 70 Comments

Some thoughts

I dont describe myself directly as an Atheist, I describe myself as open minded and logical, if I was alive a thousand years ago I might believe in a God because at the time it might have been the logical thing to believe but now its quite clear there is no supreme power , there is no heaven and there is no hell. Im just wondering how many of you out there are just agnostic, open minded people like me rather then just Atheists because of a different reason.

Added by Brandin Ian MacDougall on May 5, 2010 at 2:39pm — 4 Comments

If you don't believe something, you will believe anything! WTF????? or Fundies = Zombies.

Ok, this is in response to the very interesting ads we are often subjected to on Atheist Nexus.

This is also a rant - just so you are warned!

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Added by Ally on April 13, 2010 at 1:36pm — 1 Comment

Belief in Science

I wrote a book called "Belief in Science and the Science of Belief." Here's a blurb about it:

"Our selective abandonment of reason to belief compromises our fundamental decision-making capacity, both in small personal matters and in critical public policy. This book will give you the insights and techniques you need to apply scientific rigor to your everyday decision-making. It will help you to understand how to verify facts, avoid logical pitfalls and belief-driven biases,…

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Added by Tyson Gill on March 28, 2010 at 8:33pm — 1 Comment

FIRST THINGS FIRST

Something I wrote about ten years ago.
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The following is, admittedly, 99% drawn from Ayn Rand. After thirty years of reading, and wandering all over the religious and philosophical MAP, I have decided that, on the ABC fundamentals I cover below, she was right. I have larger disagreements with her on ethics and politics.…
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Added by John B Hodges on March 17, 2010 at 2:02pm — No Comments

How to piss of a Christian

I'm always told that I should repent, I will have to account for my non-belief when I stand before God, and so on.

Here is my response, I'm sure many others have thought of this.

If God is all-knowing, he must already know my future.

If the future is known, then there is no such thing as free will. (See determinism)

So either, God did not give us free will, or he doesn't exist.



So Christians try to argue that God knowing our futures doesn't make free will… Continue

Added by Hekate Moon on November 14, 2009 at 7:27pm — 9 Comments

Is God Necessary?

The question as to whether or not GOD exists is a question which has many different answers. If perception truly is reality. That is the way in which one perceives the world is the vantage point from which one will see the world. So if you are a Christian for however long during that time you will see the world as a Christian. Or Atheist, whatever have you.



But, if perception truly is reality if everyone was born with no concept of a "GOD", "heavens" ,"hell" no concept of the… Continue

Added by Dre Smith on September 9, 2009 at 1:19pm — 1 Comment

Faith

Today, we're going to talk about faith.



You can't say I don't tackle the Big Important Topics here. In this one post, I'm going to cover the entire foundation of almost every religion in the history of ever, the pillar on which all theology is founded, and the subject over which perhaps more hours of scholarly work and profound philosophising has taken place over the centuries than any other. The one elusive, ethereal concept whose significance has plagued the most enlightened and… Continue

Added by Cubik's Rube on August 31, 2009 at 1:47pm — No Comments

On the relation between toilet brushes, subjective existence and gods or: How I learned to deny material gods and debunk the illogical claims of shit-for-brain know-it-all pricks

Abstract



This is a brief attempt to clarify certain ideas that deal with observers, their observations, physical objects and certain traits that require a mind to exist.



Objectively true statements are true whether they are observed or not; subjectively true statements require an observer, thus they are never objectively true.



If a certain trait requires a mind to exist, then it is a trait that logically doesn't exist outside the mind; it is a subjective… Continue

Added by Tapio Kortesaari on August 1, 2009 at 3:00am — 3 Comments

Gatesgate To End In Beer Pong Tourney

Lately it's hard to turn on the news and not see something about someone named Gates.

Maybe it's just me, or maybe it's the gazillions of years he's spent in the limelight, but if I just hear a casual reference to a member of the Gates clan I naturally assume...

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Added by Kelley Clark on July 31, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

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