All Blog Posts Tagged 'reason' (46)

Everything has a reason

So, when I act like I am frustrated

and slap my head, 

I have a very good reason!

Added by Joan Denoo on October 9, 2014 at 3:00pm — 16 Comments

Reason Day

“Civilization will not attain to its perfection, until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest.”

Emile Zola



On the summer solstice, there is more light than on any other day of the year.  Light is a metaphor for knowledge, so let us set aside at least one day a year to intentionally do one thing to advance the light of reason.  Read a book, join a secular group, write a letter to the editor, give a talk, have a thoughtful discussion,…

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Added by Alan Perlman on June 21, 2012 at 7:48pm — 10 Comments

Long Live Al Jazeera

Surely 20,000 atheists descending onto the National Mall in Washington would be a spectacle worthy of some news coverage.

With a groan I realized I was wrong.

Read the rest of the post at: Long…

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Added by Godless Poutine on April 1, 2012 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

blowing the dust off!

wow, its been like two-three years since i last posted a bit of anything here.

in that time i've been employed at the mailroom job and finally got a raise and new job title and work at a better site (im a full-time contractor). in fact i have a second job part time at a retail office supply store (hint: its so EASY to work there nights and weekends). its the sign of the times but i am grateful for all of the work i have to do.

mentally, i'm better than i have…

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Added by raequel aka systris on March 27, 2012 at 8:03pm — 1 Comment

Josephine

“Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone, when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one's soul; when birth places have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are…

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Added by Godless Poutine on March 23, 2012 at 6:03pm — No Comments

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

Pissing in the wind...

I've been around the block.  Because I have an obsession with knowing things I have learned things I wish I didn't know.  Human ignorance and depravity are far deeper than the average person, whose head is stuck firmly in the sand, can even fathom.  For every "good thing" there are a thousand opposites.  I've learned things I cannot tell any other person for fear it would fuck up their head permanently, as mine has been.

I reject the notion of a creator because of the Hubble Deep…

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Added by Ted Gresham on February 28, 2012 at 1:39pm — 1 Comment

The glory of sin!

      Timothy Keller informs us that we can get that true happiness by acknowling that we are sinners! God would then take away that guilt of sin and make us truly happy. We must never tempt Him by sinning, but we'll sin and get that absolution. When bad things happen, we can still have happiness as knowing that He loves and protects us.

        As His own  son,  [amongst His others who had children by…

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Added by mlg.lamberth on August 30, 2011 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

What atheism SHOULD mean

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“A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition.” ~José Bergamín
Many people mistakenly believe that dictionary definitions tell us what words mean. But it’s the other way around. We, by our actual usage of words, tell dictionary lexicographers how to define words. English is a fluid… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on July 17, 2011 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Tolerance

Islam, as I stated in my last post, is an evil religion, however, I would like to say that fundamentalist Christians are not much better. Their attitude towards homosexuality is appalling, (as is Islam's by the way), and their conviction in their beliefs are no less baffling. The difference is the actions that are taken based on these beliefs. While fundamentalist Christians might picket a soldier's funeral, waving banners with vile claims of their god's hatred of “fags”, they still do not go… Continue

Added by Rational-Thinker on May 7, 2011 at 4:52pm — 4 Comments

I'm taking my stand against the christians and to lead by example of spreading our words of reason and reality.

 

Christians in general are some of the most scariest people of all the religions on this planet. They force there beliefs on you and if you don't believe them they will beat you, yell at you, and tell you lies to try to scare you into believing what they want you too. Only people who have the brain to think for themselves and make there own opinions are the strong ones because we can think for ourselves. In the words of Corey Taylor "Angels lie to keep control" If you look at most of…

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Added by Ivy Bickl on April 15, 2011 at 9:52am — 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

From Use Of Which Of The Following Can You Obtain Knowledge? Feelings, Intuition, Prayer, Reason, Hope, Emotions Or Faith.

Intuition is not valid. Feelings, intuition, prayer, hope, faith and revelation are not valid sources of knowledge. There is only the noncontrictory integration of perceptual evidence, otherwise known as reason. To be valid, a concept must fit without contradiction into your knowledge base both:



HIERARCHICALLY-perceptions(colors/shapes) -->1st order concepts (chair)-->2nd order concepts (furniture)-->3rd order concepts (goods). Spirit is not valid because it is not made up… Continue

Added by MCT on January 26, 2011 at 1:24am — 49 Comments

Tis the season for reason!





Our DNA is about 97% identical to chimpanzees. But the thing that separates us from animals is our ability to reason.

Leaders of institutions that demonize reason and would cause mankind to

act based on a fear-based motivational system of... carrots and sticks would essentially have the masses become dogs to satisfy their self-aggrandizement.



Reason is what makes us…
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Added by Jessica Brandenburg on December 27, 2010 at 11:32am — No Comments

What We Believe

In the past weeks I have been trying to develop a brief statement of beliefs that could possibly encompass a worldview that freethinkers of many stripes could agree upon. I have had some assistance here and would like to present the latest version for your comments. (I have removed prior versions to prevent confusion.) Thanks to all for helpful comments. Version IV begins now.

WHAT WE BELIEVE (IV)…

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Added by Tony Maitland on December 15, 2010 at 11:24am — 8 Comments

Be Good For Goodness' Sake

Holy cow — the atheists are proselytizing! I unveil Connecticut Valley Atheists' latest offering to the Vernon Green and demonstrate how the myths of religion and Santa Claus teach believers to behave in order to earn a reward, while atheism offers the only path to true, unrewarded morality in this week's CVA Vlog.…


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Added by Dan Xenatro on December 7, 2010 at 4:49pm — 1 Comment

Pascal's Wager 2 - Xeno's Wager

Xeno's wager






There is a well-known thought problem called X(z)eno's Paradox, or the Dichotomy Paradox. The essential base of Xeno's dichotomy is what I allude to, while the basic conclusions and premises behind the argument I push aside as they are not relevant.


The dichotomy is this, to travel any…
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Added by goodthink on October 5, 2010 at 11:25pm — 7 Comments

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