All Blog Posts Tagged 'the' (108)

Enough Already--They Ain't That Great

After the famed “Scopes Monkey Trial,” it might seem the state of Tennessee would avoid doing anything that put religion on display in a public place. Apparently, no wise men reside in the state because an old truism says, "a word to the wise is…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on April 11, 2012 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Mormons! I Smite Thee in the Name of Common Sense

Get a Brain Mormans Theists, I appreciate your prayers for my heathen soul, but there’s no need. Really. I’m an atheist. I’m good. And Mormons, posthumous baptism is even more than one step over the line. That’s even more unneeded, creepy, and unwanted – unless you want to modify that whole…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on February 15, 2012 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics, which is the study of the smallest elements and forces of matter and how they react and interact and create all that we know

All things are made up of Atoms both living and nonliving all matter is made up of Atoms. But now we know that an Atom isn’t the smallest thing in our universe of reality. We also know that electromagnetic force, or light hold electrons and protons together in Atom and which hold Atoms together to make molecules.

At it’s must basic…

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Added by KickingtheCross on December 8, 2011 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Jerusalem as an International city?

It seems simple, but it is hard to achieve.

We all know of the Religious killing each other over Israel and Jerusalem in particular. The Israelis have their state, the Palestinians want to have their own state. Lines have been drawn in the sand, nations of the world are backing either the Israelis or the Palestinians.  Fighting for Jerusalem has caused the city to be split into sections.

However, it seems that the answer is quite clear.

Why doesn't the UN simply make…

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Added by Andrew Lafont on October 26, 2011 at 11:51pm — 2 Comments

Opium of the People

Until a few days ago, I always interpreted Marx's famous quote "Religion is the opium of the people" as a metaphor.  



A few days ago, I changed my mind.   I was sitting at a bus stop and got into talking with the woman sitting next to me, who in less than a minute presented herself as a Jehova's witness.   Usually I avoid religious discussion as a completely futile attempt to get through the believers' delusion.   They believe, what they feel a…

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Added by Maruli Marulaki on October 22, 2011 at 6:13pm — 4 Comments

If Congress truly represents us...

I received the following in an email, with a request that include it in a blog post. I thought it was worth sharing for its well thought out ideas that would be good for our country. However, when I expressed my doubts, to the sender, about the lack of members of congress lining up to jump on the bandwagon he had this to say.

It's a pipe dream. Still, there's no harm in spreading it around. The more people that see it, the better the chances that some of them will say something…
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Added by Honjii Li on August 17, 2011 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Omniscience is impossible

(Cross-posted from the Teapot Atheist)



Every Sunday, rather than offering commentary on a current event as I usually do, I present an argument from scratch, either against theism writ large or against some particular religion.



Among the many properties God is said to have (for reasons critically analyzed… Continue

Added by Christopher Ray on July 10, 2011 at 6:59pm — No Comments

If you will be at TAM - Come to Penn Jillette’s Private Rock & Roll, Doughnut and Bacon Party

http://www.amazingmeeting.com/optional-events

Penn Jillette’s Private Rock & Roll, Doughnut and Bacon Party



Friday 11:00pm



Be forewarned —



This really is Penn’s private party. He’s paying for everything and JREF has nothing to do with it. This party will be whatever Penn wants; it’s not a JREF…

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Added by Heather Henderson on June 21, 2011 at 12:52pm — 1 Comment

A Bible For Believers And Nonbelievers Alike

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/04/11/leading-atheist-publishes-secular-bible/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9446000/9446028.stm



What if you took the Bible and edited out all the supernatural references and got to the core of its ethical teachings? That’s not quite what the new release by…

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Added by Jared Sloan Cowan on May 27, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Harold Camping, Penny Guru of Spiritual Scams or The Emotional Price of a Failed Rapture

I’m an Atheist who sees god. Do laugh, but don’t click away, yet. Seeing or perceiving god is really easy, even for a non-believer. Even in my godfree world, God is a collage of artistic-aesthetic re-presentations, a sensory response to the magnificent beauty of a stunningly decorated church, a life-like statue, a painting, a ritual song or dance, a poem, etc. To me, God exists as an awe inspiring anthropological artifact which can never be fully dead as long as I retain the ability…

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Added by Michel-Camille Bordeau on May 27, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

The end of the world (This shit's real, y'all!)

I've been doing some research and found that the world actually is coming to an end! Holy bandwagon, Batman!

 

That's right...the planet Earth will possibly end in 4 to 7 1/2 billion years. We're gunna party like it's 19,000,000,99!

 

Assuming our dear home avoids being flung around like a pool ball in the collision between the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies, the leading thought is that the Earth will be sucked into…

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Added by mistercliff on May 24, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

PZ Myers and Tom Flynn featured at Anti-Superstition Bash on Friday the 13th!

All Atheist Nexus people are cordially invited to attend:

 The Freethought Society’s (FS) Anti-Superstition Bash will be held on Friday, May 13, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM in the beautiful…

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Added by Carol Everhart Roper on May 6, 2011 at 9:08am — No Comments

Book Review: The Good Atheist - That's what he/she said!

I bent the binding of The Good Atheist, Living a Purpose-Filled Life Without God, by Dan Barker, in hopes that I would either come out of it in some way affirmed or finally have a resource for a person struggling with the decision to let go of their faith.  When I closed the book, I felt like a sore eared member of the choir.  The majority of Barker’s book is an appeal to authority and celebrity, a mishap of astonishing proportion when speaking about, to, or for, a community that…

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Added by LaRae Meadows on May 5, 2011 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Hell

hell is a place of suffering and punishment for those who do wrong, even tho as long as you are saved nothing u can do can get you in hell.

Someone who rapes and murders people every night for 20 years straight before getting caught and and put in prison for 20 years. he gets out after serving his time, but within 3 years he goes right back in for killing 10 people. Then this time he is given the death sentence will go to hell right? he will pay for his crime for what he did and will be… Continue

Added by George hawkins on April 27, 2011 at 8:46am — 2 Comments

Star Wars Is Overrated

Edit: I didn't name this? I are dumb.

Now before you jump down my throat I'm not saying it's bad, the original trilogy is good for the most part but it is not the gold that people seem to view it as. There are many good parts but there are bad parts as well.

I know someone will say in response to some of my criticisms: "in the novelisation ..." I don't care. I doesn't matter what the novelisation says, the movies are what matter, not the novelisations of the movies. Another…

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Added by Lone Wolf on April 22, 2011 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

End of the World is Near....Again!

Mark your calendar because May 21 is Judgement Day!

 

Another wacky bunch is going around preaching the world will end this year. Here's the link

 

I wonder if they are willing to give me all their money and assets on May 20th?

Added by Brady on March 8, 2011 at 11:12am — 2 Comments

I Think Therefore I Am: Not The First Of Three Valid And True Axioms

The first bit of awareness is not that you are thinking. It is of something. Something in reality. You sense first, then you think. It takes a multitude of sensations before you can have thought, or the manipulation and integration of concepts. As such, the very first statement, if you will, or thought you can make or the base of all cognition, epistemology and therefore philosophy is not 'I think therefore I am', but 'there is something I am aware of'. This entails an existent with identity… Continue

Added by MCT on February 8, 2011 at 11:00pm — 68 Comments

Top 10 Censored Education Stories of the Decade Rachel Norton posted the following list of top ed news stories of the decade. While I would agree that these were important education stories, they ar…

Top 10 Censored Education Stories of the Decade

Rachel Norton posted the following list of top ed news stories of the decade. While I would agree that these were important education stories, they are all well known to most of the public. Yet each also has a hidden story behind it that has been ignored by the media.…
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Added by pantagruel1 on January 27, 2011 at 10:43pm — No Comments

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