All Blog Posts Tagged 'religion' (452)

Quotes 'n Jokes









"I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy next to me."

Woody Allen



"Hearing nuns' confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn."

Fulton Sheen.



"In the beginning there was nothing and God said 'Let there be light', and there was still nothing but everybody could see it."

Dave Thomas.



"If absolute power corrupts… Continue

Added by Valles Marineris on September 6, 2008 at 11:04pm — No Comments

Illusional & Religious Experience

Humans have flawed systems of perception and attention. It is little wonder that many of the leaders in the skeptical / freethought movement are current or former magicians (e.g., James Randi, Penn Jillette & Teller, Richard Wiseman, D.J. Grothe, etc.), because magicians capitalize on the vulnerabilities of human perception and attention.



There are several examples of ways our senses can be fooled, but optical illusions are perhaps the easiest to display on the…
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Added by NH Baritone on September 4, 2008 at 7:12am — No Comments

Dubiosity

My blog is called Dubiosity, and you can find it at dubiosity.net.

On it, you'll find my writings about various topics, like atheism, religion, science, politics, medicine, space, and whatever else I find interesting.

Added by Bevans on September 3, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

On Spiritual Humanism (or religion based on reason)

For the first time since jumping off the fence I have been tempted... at www.spiritualhumanism.org apparently you can be ordained as a member of the Spiritual Humanist clergy with only one requisite, agreeing to the following statement Religion must be based on Reason.



Spiritual Humanism defines itself as a religion based on the ability of human beings to solve the problems of society using logic and science. Furthermore, the site goes on to explain how Spiritual Humanism… Continue

Added by Rosa on September 3, 2008 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Finally, Justice for the Religiously abused.

Today, in the liberally minded England, a Manchester Crown Court jury found a Muslim man guilty of child abuse. Not that unusual....except that the abuse was a religious rite!



I don't think that anyone needs comment that this is real justice, and a real precedent establishing some of the criminal acts that religions have been able to get away with.



Thumbs up to that jury, even though I am sure that at least half of them were just Muslim hating Christians...at least they… Continue

Added by Tex on August 28, 2008 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Being religious is (sometimes) easier

Dear reader,



I was raised (loosely) as a Roman Catholic. I went to a Catholic comprehensive school in London on the weekdays and church on Sundays. Well, most Sundays. One time I snuck away with my brother and we bought comic books with the collection money. That was more fun than church! But over time I have become an atheist. As I grow older and spend more time thinking about life, I cannot bring myself to stay religious. The more I think about it, the less I am able to buy into… Continue

Added by Buford Twain on August 26, 2008 at 3:28am — 2 Comments

On Faith

Figured I would post this writing from college, since it kind of applies.







Questioning Faith



We live in an artificial reality. The world around us is the result of thousands of years of culture and beliefs being abstracted over generations. There is little we "believe" and "feel" that makes any rational sense, but our actions usually can be traced directly to our basic instincts of survival. We hunger for more, both in ways that are necessities to our success as… Continue

Added by Coyote on August 25, 2008 at 8:57pm — No Comments

The Catholic Church and Hitler

Recently I saw that a bible thumper laid the blame of atheism on Hitler and the Nazis. Of course, I thought that was crazy, and wrote up a blog post about it. What I wonder is, seriously, has anything truly good ever come out of religion? Anything? I mean, wars, the Dark Ages, so much bad stuff, but I can't think of anything good.

And apparently my… Continue

Added by Neece on August 24, 2008 at 8:28pm — No Comments

“A Deck of Cards” (originally published in Polluto Magazine Issue 1) in the articles section

A deck of cards is an amazing teaching tool. With it, I’ve taught students elementary concepts such as addition and subtraction as well as advanced concepts in Algebra and Geometry. As a teacher trainer and lead teacher for my district, I have built up my reputation with eleven years of dedicated teaching, yet a few seconds could demolish my reputation and possibly cost me my job if word got out that I am an atheist.



Although I teach in a public school, the vast majority of the… Continue

Added by Jess Freeborn on August 24, 2008 at 11:50am — No Comments

De-Christianizing

Today I blogged about de-christianizing actions and thinking. Full post here. I am curious as to how you feel about the need to remove religious expressions and actions from our lives as much as possible.

Do you think it's necessary? Do you have any suggestions for… Continue

Added by Neece on August 21, 2008 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Catholics don't have freedom of religion, freedom of conscience, say leading Catholics

[Cross-posted on Artificial Habitat]



The Vatican owes me another irony meter.



Here are a couple of occurances that will be familiar to those who have encountered Catholics in online discussions:



1) They often (always?) claim that any criticism of their superstitious crap by 'intolerant secular bigots' represents a concerted attempt to deny Catholics their freedom of religion.



2) Any comments to the… Continue

Added by Andrew on August 21, 2008 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

New Calvinist and Universalist/Multicultural Evangelicals

There is an interesting article in the Star-Telegram today about the fragmentation of Evangelicals:Religion: American evangelicals are fragmenting:



Evangelicals need to do something fast. One response says the movement must tighten up. Evangelicals need to hew even more closely to the most conservative and literalist standards of the Bible. They need to stop making…
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Added by AtheistJoy on August 17, 2008 at 9:31pm — 1 Comment

Atheism Tapes - interviews





In these off-the-record interviews, neurologist turned playwright, filmmaker and self-described atheist Jonathan Miller filmed conversations with six of today’s leading men of letters and science: biologist and New York Times best-selling author Richard Dawkins, philosophers Daniel Dennett and Colin McGinn, distinguished… Continue

Added by V1ktor on August 14, 2008 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Sometimes they just make me sad.

I'm browsing Facebook roups right now, and I just found one called "I'M NOTHING WITHOUT GOD."



...That's just really sad, isn't it? They've just explicitly stated that they are nothing without God. It's like they see themselves as worthless. What about all the good things they have done? What about all of their abilities and accomplishments? How can you se your self as "nothing" without God?



It sure helps… Continue

Added by Becky Garcia on August 9, 2008 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Top fundamentalist\creationist Christian responses to science, intellectualism, reason and empirical evidence. These are only common responses that have arisen within the short time I’ve really start…

Top fundamentalist\creationist Christian responses to science, intellectualism, reason and empirical evidence. These are only common responses that have arisen within the short time I’ve really started using the internet to rape fundamentalists; there are, of course, countless other hilarious things that come up in conversation, and countless other hilarious proofs against God. This is a very small starting point, but it amused me.



1. “Biological life cannot come into existence from… Continue

Added by Blue on August 9, 2008 at 6:06am — No Comments

Atheism: more than a word in a dictionary.

New post up on my blog. One you're probably not going to like.



Here's a snippet:



"Many atheists fiercely argue against any suggestion that atheism is anything like religion. Not only that, many expressive posts have also been written about how atheism is most definitely not an ideology or a philosophy, only to then describe a common set of beliefs, similar… Continue

Added by Mark on August 6, 2008 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

World Youth Day roundup - a poke at the Pope

Re-post from Subjects Of Interest Blog



For those of you who live somewhere other than Australia you may not realise that Sydney recently become the epicentre of all things Catholic. World Youth Day, whatever it actually is, kicked off with a concert of truly biblical proportions. It featured the best Christian talent the Catholics could afford such as Guy Sebastian, Damien Leith (representing the Irish protestants) and Shannon Noll… Continue

Added by Subjects Of Interest on August 5, 2008 at 5:59pm — No Comments

New gods! They're yummier then those old ones!

With the help of a good friend I've stumbled upon a simple (yet very effective) recipe for religion. You might question this but take a look at the foundation of mormonisim...



Hess and 'loops Religion



serves: humanity

2 - godless heathens

1 - internets (can substitute 1 intertoobs or 1 webbernets)

1 - news article detailing wacky fundie traning camp



Chat and let simmer for 3 - 4 hours (cooking times vary in high… Continue

Added by Hessenroots on August 4, 2008 at 10:39pm — 1 Comment

Birth of A Religion!

How does a religion come into being? Well, in this day and age, maybe by instant message between two friends, late at night, while surfing the internet for interesting stuff…



Here’s the recipe for Hess and Fruity’s Religion:



serves: Humanity



2: godless heathens



1: internets (can substitute 1 intertoobs, 1 webbernets or 1 ripe interwebs)



1: news article detailing wacky fundamentalist training camp



Chat and let simmer for 3-4 hours… Continue

Added by Neece on August 4, 2008 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Replace Religion?

It's a common meme: If you are an Atheist, and you support science, you are frequently accused of trying to replace religion with science. A recent example is here: What's wrong with science as religion? The zen answer to that question, of course, is mu. What exactly is wrong with the question? Few if any Atheists have actually advocated such a thing. What… Continue

Added by Feshy on July 31, 2008 at 11:39am — No Comments

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