All Blog Posts Tagged 'rational' (12)

Fix your Linux Bash

Not really atheism related, but I know a lot of atheists that use linux (the rational choice for an operating system, just as atheism is the rational position on god claims - LOL). Here is how I fixed my bash vulnerability issue, aka the "Shell Shock" issue.

env X="() { :;} ; echo busted" /bin/sh -c "echo completed"

env X="() { :;} ; echo busted" `which bash` -c "echo completed"



#If you get busted, then do all of this:



mkdir src

cd src

wget…

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Added by Gregory Phillip Dearth on September 26, 2014 at 9:21am — 10 Comments

The Book Of Life

I have been often troubled by the many mortal human attitudes and behaviors many different deities have taken on in various holy texts. Petty emotions like jealously, bigotry, hate, anger, and lust, to name a few. All of these…

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Added by Amanda Ashcraft on February 13, 2014 at 9:59pm — 5 Comments

Rationality 101

rational |ˈra sh ənl; ˈra sh nəl|

adjective

1 based on or in accordance with reason or logic : I'm sure there's a perfectly rational explanation.

(of a person) able to think clearly, sensibly, and logically : Andrea's upset—she's not being very rational.

See note at sensible .

endowed with…

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Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on December 5, 2012 at 7:29am — 3 Comments

Why is There Even a Question About God?

This struck me funny this morning as I was contemplating -lost in thought.  Even the question itself, "Does God exist?", is bizarre.



My girls will watch a questionably scary movie and immediately be wary of the dark rooms in our house.  I have several rational arguments to belay, to ease their worries.  Arguments that allow me to run through creepy old houses in the dark no-problem.  Here's 2 examples...



Me stating rationally: There were no…

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Added by JP Carey on November 19, 2012 at 11:51am — 4 Comments

Aligning Atheism

There's a fundamental disconnect between atheists and the word "atheist". Part of this is because there isn't complete agreement on what the word means.

  • Lack of belief in God
  • Lack of belief in God's existence


Lack of belief in God could simply mean a choice not to believe in God because he is cruel or undesirable for some reason -- but does not… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on April 7, 2012 at 12:00pm — 32 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

Why I will never come out of the closet as an Atheist

It's cowardly I know, then again most people are cowards about most things. I will never come out as an Athiest. My two sons are scouts, my daughters best friend is a fundamentalist, and my boss is an Evangelical. Scouts have to believe in god as well as be heterosexual. My daughters friend would not be allowed to play with her if it was known that we are athiest. My boss would hound me mercilessly if he found out I didn't believe, first in an attempt to save me, and later in anger when I…

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Added by Shannon on December 12, 2010 at 7:37pm — 19 Comments

Silk Purses and Sow Ears


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Added by Donald R Barbera on April 19, 2010 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Surviving the Dawk Bust

Many of you should know by now the events that resulted in the crushing of the RichardDawkins.net forum. If you dont you can find a poigniant description on Peter Harrison's blog. I'm still dizzy from the disruption to my life and my virtual community so I need to chat, but I don't want to chat about those events.



I believe the Dawkins admin folk are planning to replace the forum with… Continue

Added by DanDare on February 24, 2010 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

God and Science Don't Mix - My Thoughts

My practice as a scientist is atheistic. That is to say, when I set up an experiment I assume that no god, angel or devil is going to interfere with its course; and this assumption has been justified by such success as I have achieved in my professional career. I should therefore be intellectually dishonest if I were not also atheistic in the affairs of the world.

— J.B.S. Haldane, “Fact and Faith” (1934)



"Last week, I [Lawrence M. Krauss] had the opportunity to participate in… Continue

Added by Richard Mankiewicz on July 30, 2009 at 11:37pm — 6 Comments

My approach to explaining atheism

My main approach to explaining atheism is not to deny God but, rather, to deny any knowledge about the supernatural: and I think we can all agree that God is as supernatural as it gets.



A common response to the above assertion goes something like, "What IS the supernatural, anyway?", or "That depends on what you mean by supernatural".



So let's clearly delineate the difference between the natural and supernatural realms.



The natural realm is the entire universe… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on July 14, 2009 at 8:40pm — No Comments

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Added by STA on July 7, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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