All Blog Posts Tagged 'religion' (477)

Are you sick of your wife spending all your money? I know I would be if I had a wife; money. What is a fella to do? Take a vacation to Saudi Arabia and beat that bitch’s ass! Homie don’t play that in…

Are you sick of your wife spending all your money? I know I would be if I had a wife; money. What is a fella to do? Take a vacation to Saudi Arabia and beat that bitch’s ass! Homie don’t play that in Islam! More Continue

Added by Randy Keating on May 12, 2009 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Teen Threaten By Theists Over Prom

Tyler Frost attends a fundamentalist Baptist school in Findlay, Ohio. Foot Loose High School, err, Heritage Christian High School doesn’t allow dancing, rock music, hand holding, or kissing. But that's not the isssue, its what Tyler wants to do off school grounds that has made national news. More

Added by Randy Keating on May 8, 2009 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Recovering from Religion, Contest Announcement

Recovering from Religion Logo Contest (Deadline for submission May 31, 2001)

We think RR should have a snappy logo and we know there are people who can help us create one. If you or someone you know, would like to participate, send them this announcement. If you want to know more about Recovering from Religion go to this link and let others know about this exciting new group:



http://recoveringreligionists.com/Purpose.html



Contest Announcement

We are taking… Continue

Added by Darrel Ray on May 5, 2009 at 5:16pm — No Comments

In Afghanistan, the U.S. Military Tried to "Hunt Souls"

A newly surfaced video shows U.S. soldiers and officers plotting to circumvent military regulation and begin proselytizing to Afghans. In the video you can clearly see bibles on the floor, turns out these bibles were specially made for this purpose. They were printed for distribution in Pashto and Dari, two local languages. More

Added by Randy Keating on May 5, 2009 at 1:10pm — 2 Comments

the most honest answer I'm likely to get

My mom and I are both going through therapy over her mother, my cult-leader grandma. So, tonight we had another conversation about religion, faith, faith-healing, Paul, Revelation, and the apocalypse. She told me about her sister's teeth being miraculously straightened, and that she believes in prayer. (My grandmother was a faith-healer, hence the heavy focus on this.) I told her that people of all different faiths can report miraculous healings, that they experience the sensation the Christian… Continue

Added by Angie Jackson on May 4, 2009 at 8:13pm — 6 Comments

Beliefs & Choices Part Two

Beliefs & Choices

Part Two

After I had gotten away from Jehovah's Witnesses, then from religion in general, and had shared stories with others of how it was like coming out of a cave you had been in all your life, and after reading Ingersoll's eloquence on how he felt upon become free of belief in gods, I was absolutely flumoxed by how people could believe such stuff as religion even AFTER being shown how illogical it was. How stupid could…
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Added by El Solo Lobo on May 2, 2009 at 12:11pm — 5 Comments

Evangelicals are Biggest Backers of Torture (Surprised??)

A Pew Survey found that 54% of Americans who attend church at least once a week support the torture of so-called enemy combatants “often” or “sometimes”. That number drops 12% for people who rarely or never attend services. But it was the evangelical Protestants, (you know, the literalists, the creationists, the kings of intolerance) who ran away with it. More

Added by Randy Keating on May 1, 2009 at 10:15am — 6 Comments

I want YOUR THOUGHTS on the Florida Jesus plates controversy

I’m know you have all heard that Florida Legislature is considering allow people to buy (from the state) Christian themed license plates. There are two new novelty plates being purposed, one depicting Jesus being crucified and another depicting a cross in front of a stained-glass window. I'm not sure where I stand on this, I'm curious to know what do other atheists think? More.

Added by Randy Keating on April 30, 2009 at 1:30pm — 12 Comments

Off to NYC

Off to New York today to do some fun stuff and talk to a couple of groups about my book. See these links:



http://atheists.meetup.com/24/calendar/10071213/



http://www.nyphilosophy.com/calendar/10116269/?action=detail&eventId=10116269



Next week we are making a big announcement about the new Recovering from Religion initiative. I think it is time we non-theists stepped out and helped those who are not totally infected with religion, find their way out. Help… Continue

Added by Darrel Ray on April 29, 2009 at 7:22pm — 7 Comments

Truth: still scarier than fiction

I suppose I've never really written about this before, because it seems like too obvious a point to need addressing. But people do keep making these same tired old arguments, displaying a very tedious lack of imagination or intellectual curiosity.

Read the full article here, on my blog.

Added by Cubik's Rube on April 26, 2009 at 2:56pm — No Comments

The Struggle is Against Faith, Not One Specific Doctine

Rethinking Our Positions Can Help Our Cause

I think as atheists, we need to be careful about the language we use (me included) in attacking religion. Too often we tend to argue against a particular religion, usually Christianity here in the U.S., or in my case, Islam. More

Added by Randy Keating on April 24, 2009 at 1:44pm — 4 Comments

Two Kinds of Non-Theists

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 — 4 Comments

"Discrimination? Naw, God is just punishing you!"

This is some seriously messed up nonsense.

I found this on Postsecret today. It reads:

"A while back my husband renounced his religion Then he lost his job Now we are about to lose our house

and possibly our marriage

I wonder when he will see the connection?"
I can think of at least two reasons why this is bullshit.



First off: He could very well have lost his job due to (non)religious persecution.… Continue

Added by Becky Garcia on April 19, 2009 at 9:42pm — 8 Comments

Clarity

It has been said that “clarity is the enemy of wonder.”I disagree. In fact, I think just the opposite. Looking through the view finder of a camera causes you to scrutinize

the world around you in very small pieces. Do that long

enough and you begin to get a sense of how these pieces

fit together. There is a profound elegance to the simple logic

behind it all when seen through eyes unclouded by superstition and irrational “faith”.

Elaborate religious dogma and deep…
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Added by Stephen Van Tuyl on April 18, 2009 at 12:28am — 1 Comment

putting the christ back in christmas

I know that this is an old, tired, beaten to death topic. But, I can't think of anything else to write about. I do not understand why some people care so much that I celebrate the birth of Christ on Christmas as opposed to just getting in the holiday spirit by celebrating the Santa Clause part of Christmas. Why can't they just celebrate whatever they want, and let me celebrate whatever I want?



I mean, I read an essay on this by Ben Stein. In which he talked about how, even though… Continue

Added by homo sapien on April 5, 2009 at 9:28pm — 9 Comments

Arguments Against the Existence of God

Lots of folks like to assert that you cannot prove a negative, but this is a completely and obviously self-defeating position. We can prove that there are no cows in my apartment right now and that I cannot fly upwards at will or that there are no square circles. We might also point out that some of the most basic principles of logic are stated as negatives like the law of non-contradiction - No proposition can be both true and false at the same time and in the same respect. So, this leads me… Continue

Added by SkeptiChris on March 21, 2009 at 11:50am — 2 Comments

science says: abstinence-only education is a public health hazard

On his trip to Africa, Pope Benedict XVI declared that traditional Church teachings are the only failsafe way to prevent the spread of STIs. So I decided to take a look at what science has to say about it and found that not only is traditional abstinence-only education an abject failure (ex: 82% of virginity pledgers deny their pledge later and have just one less partner than non-pledgers), it's also dangerous to the public at large. (… Continue

Added by Greg F. on March 19, 2009 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

This is a response to the question,"What brought you to atheism?"

This was a question that I was asked by another recovering Ex Jehovah's Witness:



[QUOTE]

you've briefly touched on your past a couple of times, but kinda glanced over exactly what it was that you were into after you left the JW world...

mysticism or something?

like Wicca type stuff?



can you tell me a lil about that...

what drew you to it?

and most importantly, what turned you off of it??



but seriously, i'd like to know what your… Continue

Added by Ravenone on March 16, 2009 at 10:02pm — No Comments

the religious mafia

There is a bit of schism, I believe, in the non-religious community. There are those who believe that the worst part of religions is the organization of them, the so-called "organized" religion. And then, there are people like me who believe that the worst part about religions is that they harbor irrational thought.



In my opinion, when you say that organized religion is bad, but that unorganized religion is just fine, or worse, good, then you are missing the point of what is at the… Continue

Added by homo sapien on March 12, 2009 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

Sexual Control in Religion

Why is sexual control so important in most major religions? This is the subject of my next two videos. I just put up part 7 today and will get part 8 up soon. Sexual control is important to religions NOT to help people to control sex but to put them in a double bind - caught between powerful biological drives and teachings that appear to oppose those same drives. Sexual guilt must be taught/learned. There are cultures where sexual guilt is not experienced or is a very minor part. Food control,… Continue

Added by Darrel Ray on March 10, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

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