"It may be that ministers really think that their prayers do good and it may be that frogs imagine that their croaking brings spring." Robert Green Ingersoll, "Which Way?" (1884)"
Yesterday was the National Day of Prayer. Every year, true believers – mostly Evangelical Christians gather to encourage "every individual the need for personal… Continue
Added by MC Pickard on May 8, 2009 at 9:10am —
Actually, no. Don't look. You don't know I'm an Atheist yet. . .
Now, since this is the beginning of my blog... I think... I should probably start at the beginning. And naturally, at the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth, riiiiight? :D
So I'll start at Genesis, and see how far I get before I get bored with myself.
First off: What up with Lilith?
It's impossible to get the full story unbiased or full, but I've known the basics for… Continue
Added by Jezzy on April 27, 2009 at 11:18pm —
There seem to be two kinds of non-theists. The first kind (type 1) are those who were raised that way. Their parents were not religious and didn’t teach or encourage religious participation. The second (type 2) are those who were infected early in life and had to endure religious indoctrination and intimidation through their most formative years.
These two groups often have difficulty understanding one another. Type 1 non-theists often think religion is just to obviously ridiculous… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on April 21, 2009 at 3:00pm —
A few weeks ago I came accross a woman who decided that she would post her daily devotionals in what was then an almost entirely secular group in the sense that no one else had ever thought to post religous topics, though I still have no idea how many believers vs non believers there are in the group. The theme of the online group was "a few good women" and I would imagine she felt that in order to be considered a good woman, she would show everyone how strong her faith in god and Christ is.… Continue
Added by Dionysus on April 20, 2009 at 3:00pm —
This is the sequel to “Why I Became a Militant Non-Believer” on this blog.
Humanity is in a race with itself and we're running out of time. The planet is in dire straights. Nature has given mankind the power of reason, and in return, like Frankenstein’s monster, humans destroy her with the power of science. The waste of billions of years of evolution is unbearable to contemplate.
It’s the arrogance and stupidity that’s so hard to take. Instead of blessing nature with joy… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on April 2, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Theists frequently make the statement that, without religion and God, there would be no purpose or meaning in life. It's somewhat offensive, but definitely misguided. I decided to philosophize about it a bit in my latest blog post at RationalityNow, if you're interested.
Added by Dan Gilbert on March 25, 2009 at 2:55pm —
from a muslim internet forum. . .
an actual quote:
lisen to quran.. plenty of awesome recitors there with a range of styles. much better than music
you couldn't make this stuff up. . .
Added by jc morrison on March 17, 2009 at 8:30am —
As most of you probably already know, the bible contains a lot
of contradictions and inconsistencies. A favorite of mine occurs right in Genesis in chapter 2 when God tells Adam and Eve not to eat from the Tree of Knowledge.
It's a great way to start of the bible... with a supposed omnipotent, omniscient, benevolent being either lying to Adam or making an error. Go figure.
For the details of my take on it, go to… Continue
Added by Dan Gilbert on March 15, 2009 at 8:29pm —
I will be talking about my book on kkfi radio tomorrow, see: http://www.kkfi.org/ then speaking to the Kansas City Community of Reason at 1-3:00 Sunday afternoon.
Added by Darrel Ray on March 7, 2009 at 4:50pm —
Just a summary
Church to me, felt/feels like a chore. I know the people there will act so holy in church and when they are back home, they go back to their greedy lives. I've always noticed how women would wear their best clothes to church like it was a fashion show. I actually started questioning the bible when I was 12 or 13. I asked my sunday school teacher if the bible was completely valid or reliable after being translated so many times. His answer, I can't remember… Continue
Added by Ida on March 6, 2009 at 9:00pm —
I have to tell the world about this: I just saw the weirdest thing ever!!!!
But first some critical analysis for what was a seeming culmination of supernatural phenomenon. The event:
at approximately 10:40 this evening, February 19 (pacific time) a white utility truck (?) drove up the street with it's lights blaring in the surrounding darkness and the diver unscrewed the cap to a yellow hydrant, releasing all the water gushing out in to the road. That is weird right? A… Continue
Added by Rickr0ll on February 19, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Speaking of doomsday, did you know we’re living in the end times? Yeah, I know, we’ve been living in the end times during the fall of Rome, the Dark Ages, Black Death and an invasion into Spain by Muslims as well as both world wars and the Cold War. But all the disasters, wars and epidemics are nothing compared to now. The end is almost here as it’s written in the Book of Revelations. Unlike the Mayan prophecy of 2012, the belief that we are the last generation on Earth isn’t just embraced by… Continue
Added by Greg F. on January 23, 2009 at 6:09pm —
As expected, Barack Obama did have to swear the Oath of Office a second time, this time in a more intimate setting with just a few of the press corp. However, some Americans may feel the new President has made yet another blunder by not swearing on the Bible. Amazingly, given the God-squad in America, not a bible was found anywhere near the swearing in. As the TimesOnline reported, one blogger snarled "Expect a third oath when bitter small town gun- and Bible-toting America finds… Continue
Added by Richard Mankiewicz on January 23, 2009 at 2:38pm —
An occasionally used creationist tactic is declaring that evolution isn’t a scientific theory but a circular argument preached with the zeal of a religion. Evolution, they say, isn’t repeatable under laboratory conditions and if it’s not repeatable, it’s not science. Can we put evolutionary mechanisms to the test and show exactly how we can reproduce them in a lab?
( read on...
Added by Greg F. on January 22, 2009 at 8:03pm —
A Turkish creationist's stunt contest offering 7.5 trillion
lira or $4.6 trillion U.S. is still open and will be for a very long time. But can you expect anything else from someone who thinks that evolution is a Zionist/Freemason conspiracy to enslave his countrymen?
Added by Greg F. on January 20, 2009 at 10:30pm —
Christianity has been more of a threat to society. Let the historical record speak for itself...
* As soon as Christianity became legal in the Roman Empire by imperial edict (315), more and more pagan temples were destroyed by Christian mob. Pagan priests were killed.
* Between 315 and 6th century thousands of pagan believers were slain.
* Examples of destroyed Temples: the Sanctuary of Aesculap in Aegaea, the Temple of Aphrodite in… Continue
Added by Dre Smith on January 7, 2009 at 3:04pm —
I wish everyone a prosperous and healthy new year in 2009! I declare 2009 The Year of Enlightenment. It will be the year that humankind of all walks of life will embrace logical and rational thinking, and to final reject all war, in favor of diplomacy and dialogue. "War is not the answer, for only love can conquer hate." From the eternal Marvin Gaye.
Added by Khemisi on January 2, 2009 at 1:06pm —
Jesus Christ had seen many problems with Old religion Judaism as a young man of whom seemingly was a free thinker. Of who not only questioned his own religion but those of other surrounding cultures?
Israel was not cut off from the world traders from Asia and from the Roman empire would relate their own cultural beliefs when on their travels to and throw in the middle east. Greek philosophy and the philosophy’s of Asia would of course be a conversational norm in… Continue
Added by Robin Johnson-Perkins - Babel Fish on December 17, 2008 at 8:36pm —
As out spoken Atheist we are always bitching about the stupid things we see in the Christian Bible (well I do, lol).
A few weeks ago I was thinking well look this guy Christ I can believe he walked on earth 2000 years ago. But magic no, I have seen how such tricks are done it’s all slight of hand, lol But of course I throw coins sometimes in to a wishing well and have a vague idea that I have a 1000000 to 1 chance of my wish to come true. Other than being the King of England of… Continue
Added by Robin Johnson-Perkins - Babel Fish on December 16, 2008 at 8:30pm —
I think that many atheists, when deciding or coming to terms with their own moral precepts, eventually fall into one of several philosophies for guiding their decision-making.
Law and order
(this list is by no means comprehensive, but I think that it encompasses a lot of us)
A socialist atheist follows the precept that the good of the community promotes the ultimate good of… Continue
Added by Your girl Friday on December 14, 2008 at 12:00pm —