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Ross Douthat swings and misses... twice

Ross Douthat of the Atlantic needs to rethink his line of attack when he goes after the atheist menace on his blog. Why? Because when facing people asking for empiricism and tangible evidence, focusing on probability and unconvincing recounts of things like personal experiences just doesn't work. His first instance of completely missing the point was in his invocation of the Pope in a post about the atheist bus campaign he labeled "anti-theist" in a case study of a poisoning the well… Continue

Added by Greg F. on February 2, 2009 at 12:20am — No Comments

What good is History?

I found this today as I was looking for some paperwork. It is a position paper from a History class I wrote sometime last year. Just some food for thought.



What good is History? (A question proposed by Dr. McGee)



This is a simple question, with a complex answer. History means something different to all. History can be something spiritual, rhetorical, and sometimes literal. It is difficult to know who we are until we know who we have been. We all need a sense of beginning.… Continue

Added by Leslee Love on January 29, 2009 at 11:18am — 2 Comments

5 Evil and Crazy christian Movements

christianity drives me nuts. I find it to be reprehensible in most aspects but here are a few issues that top my list at the moment. Please feel free to add to the list, and to include islam and any other religion. I found it overwhelming to even get as far as I did. It's rather depressing how evil it all is. See the list at HDC along with links.

Have a great day, my… Continue

Added by Neece on January 28, 2009 at 8:46pm — 4 Comments

Large Hadron Collider (LHC)


What can we learn from the LHC? Read my Large Hadron Collider (LHC) comic to find out! Enjoy!

Added by TJMorgan on January 27, 2009 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

What if you are wrong?

What if you are wrong

My first comic! Enjoy! Click on it to see the whole thing.

Added by TJMorgan on January 26, 2009 at 7:26pm — 3 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

religion, now with aliens?

In May of last year, the director of the Vatican Observatory, Father Gabriel Funes, attracted a few sideways glances after he said that not only could intelligent aliens exist on other worlds but they would be free from original sin since there’s nothing in the Bible about aliens eating the forbidden fruit. But while his article in a Vatican newspapers has been published as an novel oddity, does it represent a future trend of religious institutions rushing to make a definitive statement on… Continue

Added by Greg F. on January 21, 2009 at 7:38pm — 2 Comments

your book vs. my universe, a science writer's statement of purpose

This is a post from my popular science blog, Weird Things which I thought would be of interest to Atheist Nexus's community since I'm trying to summarize the atheist/agnostic stance on life and provide a rebuttal to the theist charge that atheists and agnostics are angry and bitter because we have a very limited worldview. Here's the post in its entirety...



I periodically get asked why I write about creationism and creationists and try to use a scientific battering ram on people who… Continue

Added by Greg F. on January 20, 2009 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

IN THE NEW ERA OF THE 44th PRESIDENT OF THE USA, ATHEISTS EXIST BUT CANNOT PARTICIPATE.

A pivotal change in history was made in the USA today. A man of mixed race and skin color has been elected as President.



In his inaugural speech the new President acknowledged not only the racial mix of the nation, but the religious mix as well. This included reference to the presence of citizens with no religious beliefs.



In this inauguration the racial mix of the US Nation was acknowledged and peoples of various racial lines and mixtures were given pride of place and… Continue

Added by Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM on January 20, 2009 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

Religion in Sports

If only one side can win, and God is the one who chooses the winner, why play at all?



Sports. A big part of our society. Especially in school. Weather it is Grade School, or Junior High , High School, College or Professional Sports.

Now, before the sporting event, a lot of the teams or individual players pray or have a group prayer. There have been some court cases on this matter dealing with schools. Well that’s not what… Continue

Added by Rick on January 12, 2009 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Politics and Religion

These are two of my favorite songs by two of my favorite artists. Very poignant.…



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Added by sunshinegirlie on January 11, 2009 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

2nd blog tonight! evolution and religion.

Now by the title I know what many of you are thinking. The difference in beliefs of the religious and evolutionists. Well not tonight. I have had my rant tonight so I'm going to convey what I believe and has evidence to substantiate this claim.



I personally believe that religion is a human evolutionary trait. If one believes in natural selection and survival of the fittest then we can move on from there. Well lets first consider the human mind. The human mind is so complex even in… Continue

Added by Adam Johnson on January 9, 2009 at 3:19am — 2 Comments

I'm getting so irritated (understated)

The atrocity going on in the Gaza Strip is a prime example of the poison of religion. The death toll is now over 600 including civilians. This is all because of a disagreement of religion. They want this 'sacred' plot of land. We're talking about the massacre of children in a UN school and blatant disregard for 'collateral damage'. People are losing their homes, families and lives over this trivial medieval idea of god. I know its asking a lot but it would be nice for these blind, brainless… Continue

Added by Adam Johnson on January 8, 2009 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

Religious Atrocities History (Christianity Main Emphasis)!!

Christianity has been more of a threat to society. Let the historical record speak for itself...



Ancient Pagans



* As soon as Christianity became legal in the Roman Empire by imperial edict (315), more and more pagan temples were destroyed by Christian mob. Pagan priests were killed.



* Between 315 and 6th century thousands of pagan believers were slain.



* Examples of destroyed Temples: the Sanctuary of Aesculap in Aegaea, the Temple of Aphrodite in… Continue

Added by Dre Smith on January 7, 2009 at 3:04pm — 4 Comments

Sex, drugs and rock'n roll! Oh, and beer. But no stankin' gods!

I am finally getting around to telling of how my atheism came to be. I guess it really did begin as a child. I must admit though that I have grown up in church surroundings and have not been an atheist all my life (or maybe I subconciously have been). I was christened as an infant in to the Catholic church, attended pre-school at a church, and have attended many churches growing up. I think I was more in love with the buildings and the architecture than god, or the idea of god. I think I just… Continue

Added by Leslee Love on January 6, 2009 at 12:39pm — 8 Comments

20 Reasons I Am godless

Today I wrote about 20 reasons I am godless. I'm sure there are lots more than 20, but it was a good start. Suggestions and refinements to my list are most welcome. :)

Added by Neece on January 4, 2009 at 12:12am — 4 Comments

Freedom and it's limits...

...do freedom exist?



It is possible that something such as "freedom", that is, the state in which a person can do anything she/he wants whenever she/he wants to do it without having to make any excuse, nor feel guilty about it nor regret. Thus, being "free" is a superior state that is like the Nirvana. That is: freedom is a mental state which go beyond all worldly things (society) and returns people to a more primitivecondition.



The question here is: can a person or a… Continue

Added by Anarel on December 31, 2008 at 8:33pm — 1 Comment

First post

Hello to everyone, i just thought since i am recently registered to the comunity, i would introduce my self.

I am a iguitar player, love music, specially metal.

I work with web development, for 11 years now.

I am a Atheist, i strongly believe religion is one of the biggest problems ins the world today.

Am married.

Have 5 black cats.



I run a few blogs, one of them is particularly against religion, and more focused on christianity, since i am currently living… Continue

Added by deathvult on December 28, 2008 at 12:33am — 2 Comments

No Brain Activity Required For Church



I wanted to share this with you. A new study shows that the brain shuts down when someone experiences transcendence. Well, the right parietal lobe, to be exact. That part of the brain also helps with the ability to do math. So that might explain why religious folks have trouble with the difference between 4.5 Billion years and 6,000 years. LOL!



EDIT: the study that shows that… Continue

Added by Neece on December 25, 2008 at 12:00pm — 12 Comments

Hardcore Atheist meme

Yeah, I finally gave in and did it. But if you want to read it, this time you're going to have to go to my personal blog. I normally cross-post, but I don't have time right now!

Added by Andrew on December 20, 2008 at 2:42pm — No Comments

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