All Blog Posts Tagged 'religion' (472)

Preaching On Social Media - via rottingthoughts.wordpress.com

We’ve all been there at some point. You log onto your favorite social media website like Facebook, and as you scroll through the many status updates in your news feed with highlights about your Aunt Martha’s cat, or your friend’s son that lost a tooth, you see this:

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If you are irreligious like myself, all you see is this:…

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Added by Amanda Ashcraft on October 16, 2014 at 1:26pm — 1 Comment

Update on life, death, Mom, and the rabbi

Thanks to all who read my previous post.  I found out today that Mom is in hospice and sinking fast, so I launched the letter (previous blog entry) to the Rabbi, slightly edited.  Done and done, right?  Not so fast.  Here's the auto-reply:

Thank [sic] for your email.

I will not be reading my emails during the Jewish Holiday of Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah or the Sabbath following them.

I will look forward to reading and responding to my emails…

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Added by Alan Perlman on October 15, 2014 at 3:00pm — 16 Comments

Religion creates havoc in people's lives

I have often wondered why christians can use such dastardly deeds to achieve their ends. Obvious examples are The Crusades, The Inquisition, the destruction of the native cultures all around the globe, the acceptance of slavery and all its cruelties, the maltreatment of women, Blacks and GLBTQ. The pretense of loving those who are different than they reflects a hate that is palpable. 

I have read the old and new testament from cover to cover. I noted the injustices and cruelty…

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Added by Joan Denoo on October 9, 2014 at 11:11am — 10 Comments

Religion creates havoc in people's lives

I have often wondered why christians can use such dastardly deeds to achieve their ends. Obvious examples are The Crusades, The Inquisition, the destruction of the native cultures all around the globe, the acceptance of slavery and all its cruelties, the maltreatment of women, Blacks and GLBTQ. The pretense of loving those who are different than they reflects a hate that is palpable. 

I have read the old and new testament from cover to cover. I noted the injustices and cruelty…

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Added by Joan Denoo on October 9, 2014 at 10:53am — No Comments

Letter to Rabbi Rosin

FELLOW HERETICS: I AM ACTUALLY GOING TO SEND THIS LETTER (OR SOME VARIATION OF IT) TO THE RABBI IN MY MOTHER’S (AND MY FORMER) HOME TOWN. COMMENTS WELCOME.

Oct. 5, 2014

Dear Rabbi Rosin,

Thanks so much for visiting my Mother today. I know you’re really busy with the High Holidays. As in my youth, it’s still the only time everybody shows up, as if God doesn’t notice their non-observance the rest of the year, so you have to make the most of it. I do appreciate the time you…

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Added by Alan Perlman on October 5, 2014 at 8:30pm — 17 Comments

Stone Age Church

Added by Raymond Betancourt on October 5, 2014 at 10:18am — 3 Comments

USA citizens are a colonized people. It begins with religion

The citizens of the United States of America have become colonized by factions that do not believe and do not act in ways that take the freedom of people as the fundamental foundation of our nation. Rather, religion and money colonize all aspects of our lives. It buys our government, it buys our political parties, it buys our votes. If we are to change things, it means we must think and act like people who think critically who act politically. Those who are colonized, who resisted the misuse…

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Added by Joan Denoo on October 3, 2014 at 1:10pm — 8 Comments

Religions Should Accept Findings Of Science:

I'm in discussions with Theists who are in constant denial of Science that goes anywhere near not supporting their Faith.

They claim to understand science and the findings of scientists, accept health warnings and findings in Cosmology and Geology, but only up to where the sciences don't interfere with their faith.

Once there is conflict with faith, they completely deny and deride scientific findings.

Now we know that Genesis and the…

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Added by Dyslexic's DOG on September 16, 2014 at 10:24pm — 1 Comment

I see good things coming out of Atheist Nexus

Each one of you, Loren, Pat, Bertold, and Daniel, and others on this Atheist Nexus site are such decent men and women, full of experiences from life, and a healthy quality of skepticism. You see the cons of religious dogma and the terrible things people do in the name of their gods. We all know the good that religion has done, however, that does not mitigate the injury that is made possible through dogma. I feel distress when moderate religious remain silent in the face of atrocities done in…

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Added by Joan Denoo on September 15, 2014 at 2:26pm — 13 Comments

RR Excerpt #16: Science vs. Religion "Reconciliation Theories"

This is excerpt #16 from The Reason Revolution: Atheism, Secular Humanism, and the Collapse of Religion, a short, FREE e-book available at Smashwords, Goodreads, and Amazon

Readers are invited to post online reviews at the download…

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Added by DAN DANA on September 10, 2014 at 10:05am — 2 Comments

RR Excerpt #14: The Collapse of Religion

This is excerpt #14 from The Reason Revolution: Atheism, Secular Humanism, and the Collapse of Religion, a short, FREE e-book available at Smashwords, Goodreads, and Amazon

Readers are invited to post online reviews at the download…

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Added by DAN DANA on September 6, 2014 at 12:26pm — No Comments

A New Icon for Atheists - Frank Sinatra!

I can remember the voice of Frank Sinatra from back when I was a kid.  My father wasn't quite a fan, but he had more than a couple albums which got played regularly and which I can still recall in my head when I want to.  Certainly, Ol' Blue Eyes was a vocal technician of the first water.  His intonation, treatment of even the simplest phrase, breath control and overall execution place him deservedly in a rarefied atmosphere shared with a scant few other artists, and that by itself is…

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Added by Loren Miller on September 4, 2014 at 7:19am — 12 Comments

Atheist Sunday School: Reading about religion

Now that my Grandmother Fish Kickstarter is over (and successful!), I've restarted my blog, Atheist Sunday School. Yesterday's post was about the books I've read that treat religion as a social rather than metaphysical phenomenon. What do Haidt, de Botton, Wade, Wilson, Greene, Wright and others say about religion, especially any social benefits it may…

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Added by Jonathan Tweet on September 1, 2014 at 11:41am — 8 Comments

Can we please call the enemy by its real name?

We now face a new menace in the Mideast: a body of fanatics (armed with weapons we left) who will kill anybody who gets in the way of their turning the clock back to 1500.  They're openly threatening the US.

Once again politicians dance around the real problem.  It's not terrorism.  It's not even Dubya's "evildoers."  

No public figure has the guts to call the enemy by its real name: RELIGION.  A vicious, ineradicable set of shared beliefs that is responsible for 90% of the…

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Added by Alan Perlman on August 28, 2014 at 2:30pm — 36 Comments

NWO, Illuminati, Blood Moons, And Hot Dogs: Practicing Political Atheism While Living In A Zealously Theistic Country

It seems over the last decade we have more things to be afraid of.

Between the advent of engineered disease, and surreptitious attacks of mind boggling computer viruses that could potentially bring down banking systems globally, it would seem we need to look at everything we…

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Added by Amanda Ashcraft on August 17, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Doubt

God of the gaps means whenever you cannot explain some thing then "god did it." I know of no other thinking process, except superstition, to define it.

Science is all we have. All of life, indeed, all of the universe is so complex we can’t possibly know all the answers. We can observe and describe and think and still we don't have all the answers; we may never know them. It is to rationalize to say “god did it”! How do you…

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Added by Joan Denoo on August 15, 2014 at 7:55am — 2 Comments

Recovering from Religion

I recently signed up to volunteer for 'Recovering from Religion.' http://recoveringfromreligion.org/

I had to furnish contact information for two individuals.

My perspective is that religion causes people to suffer in a variety of ways, and I'm trying to reduce that suffering.

Added by Andrew Bradford Hoke on August 10, 2014 at 12:36pm — 18 Comments

Slavery in the Bible

The right to own slaves runs deeply in our history, creates traditions that benefit some while harming others. The moral teaching of the bible supports slavery in both the old and new version. To pretend that christianity supported abolition of slavery is to deny history and delude oneself into thinking that the scriptures are a fit place upon which to build…

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Added by Joan Denoo on August 8, 2014 at 10:31am — 9 Comments

RR Excerpt #3: The One True Religion?

This is excerpt #3 from The Reason Revolution: Atheism, Secular Humanism, and the Collapse of Religion, a short, FREE e-book available at Smashwords, Goodreads, and Amazon

Readers are invited to post online reviews at the download site. …

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Added by DAN DANA on August 3, 2014 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Intellectual Dishonesty And Being Certain Gods Do Not Exist

There is nothing more aggravating than being in the middle of a discussion about the parameters of what constitutes a God, and another atheist in the discussion says to you,”You are being intellectually dishonest by saying deities absolutely do not exist.…

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Added by Amanda Ashcraft on August 1, 2014 at 6:11am — 14 Comments

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