All Blog Posts Tagged 'rationality' (10)

Some pearls of (un)wisdom from a creationist on facebook.

"You are checking theism with twisted, naturalistic logic. The two are completely incompatible, and thus one cannot define the other. That is the greatest fallacy of those who support Naturalism, thinking that they have an upper hand in defining the undefinable."



"If God wanted himself to be able to be tested by his own creation, then we could do so. We can't, and thus He doesn't."



"Since God works 100% through natural methods (meaning he rarely comes down to earth and… Continue

Added by Richard Healy on March 16, 2012 at 2:46am — 6 Comments

The Difference Between Hedonistic And Epicurean Atheism

The Difference Between Hedonistic And Epicurean Atheism



I think there are two different varieties of atheism, based upon very different dynamics in and predispositions of the brain.  
  • Hedonistic Atheism is mainly anti-religious.   It is caused and determined by an aversion to religion based upon observations and experiences of the…
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Added by Maruli Marulaki on October 4, 2011 at 6:21pm — 10 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

Heroes

No, this is not a reference to the TV show. Nor to people in tights with "special powers" and an obsession to do good.



Instead, I wondered about some personal heroes--aka role models, guides, inspirational exemplars, etc.--from history that some folks around here might have. Please feel free to share.



Here are my top 5:





1. Gandhi: committed to non-violence and justice without oppression; focused on personal experimentation with one's "truth" and approaching… Continue

Added by Justin Van Kleeck on April 30, 2010 at 12:32pm — 3 Comments

Are Theists Unnatural? My Shot At An Answer

I've been reading the post and discussion from Alber Crombie's discussion, "Are Theists Unnatural?" with great interest. I started writing an entry to their discussion and found myself writing the proverbial War and Peace in response. Rather than deluge their discussion with my… Continue

Added by Loren Miller on January 17, 2010 at 2:32pm — 2 Comments

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

Positive Atheism

Frequently, the writings of atheists tend to be critical of religion, theistic beliefs, and dogma rather than positive toward non-belief. It’s a necessary tack to take on a regular basis when confronting religious activism in politics, education, health care, and science. I do it myself. However, sometimes it seems that there isn’t enough written about the positive aspects of atheism… how non-belief is beneficial rather than how theistic beliefs are harmful. Sometimes we’re so busy defending… Continue

Added by Dan Gilbert on June 17, 2009 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Two Types of Believers, Rought Draft

Belief



Is belief a matter of choice? This is a central question to me lately. Faith, is a matter of choice, dogma is a matter of choice, but when considering belief, the idea is a bit murkier.



According to the New Oxford American Dictionary the definition of belief is:



belief |biˈlēf|

noun

1 an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists

• something one accepts as true or real; a firmly held opinion or…
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Added by Jeremy on March 25, 2009 at 7:21pm — No Comments

A Short Survey For Atheists About Belief and Rationality

The other day I wrote about atheists and how we're not all evolved alike. We're all very individual with how we got to where we are regarding religion and our beliefs.

Today I created a short 6 question survey about reconciling belief and rationality. I'd love… Continue

Added by Neece on January 24, 2009 at 12:56am — 10 Comments

It is done...Professor PZ Myers rules!

One of my personal heroes of rationality, Professor PZ Myers, has finally put the infamous cracker out of it's misery...

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2008/07/the_great_desecration.php#more

Added by Brad Feaker on July 24, 2008 at 1:52pm — 3 Comments

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