Nobody enjoys a good argument more than I do, especially when I’m right. As a counselor though, I am very much aware that most of the time heated arguments only serve to solidify the position one has already taken. Consider the debates we see on the news. Democrats and Republicans regularly skewer Continue
each other. We never see a Republican say “Gosh! You’re right! What was I thinking all this time?” Likewise, Democrats in debate generally don’t suddenly say “Wow! Reaganomics really…
Added by Kevin Benbow on November 27, 2011 at 10:48pm —
Metaphysics states that false existence claims are impossible. How can some people say that God does exist? Probably they believe that there is something outside the World. Still, they maintain, this being is somehow real. They simply think about some unnatural class and say something not meaningful.
Added by Maciej Matiaszowski on April 3, 2011 at 4:30am —
An epiphany...I have been doing a great deal of reading on atheism. While I am sure that many people have come to this same conclusion before me I am still impressed that I came up with this on my own in my own little mind.
I was reading about the god of the Old Testament and as we all know he was fairly unpleasant. This seemed to be so different from what my parents taught me about god. They did warn me however that god was watching over me and that he was keeping track of my… Continue
Added by LeeLah on June 2, 2010 at 7:35am —
I went to dinner with my brother-in-law and his son (my nephew) at the mall food court tonight. (Yeah, I'm a cheap date. Are you listening ladies?) I got my food and sat down with my nephew while his dad was getting their food. A nice young gentleman of perhaps 25 walked over and invited us to church. I said no thanks, and that I'm a confirmed atheist. He said, "So you don't believe that the Bible is the divinely inspired word of God?" I stressed each syllable of, "Not at all." I refrained… Continue
Added by Jason Spicer on February 18, 2010 at 2:00am —
There are few things that can get under my skin like the education system in America. We do not do enough to teach our kids about the real wonders in the world through logical inspection and we fail miserably to teach them to respect or understand history. Schools that respect the secular requirements of our government fail to impart the importance of these subjects. What education are we denying children when they are educated by a school district that makes “belief in god” a goal in their… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on August 29, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Lately, the active atheist community on Facebook has found their Facebook pages being disabled for abuse when theists, offended by our point of view, report us as being abusive. Numerous atheists on Facebook have been disabled or have had warnings that they will be disabled. Many emails and messages have been exchanged between non-theists about this issue. Many, if not most atheists are reinstated. Some have even been issued apologies.
I am only the latest in a long line of atheists… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on August 22, 2009 at 3:08pm —
So I asked him a simple question on why we should interpret the bible differently now then the way we used to because if it's the infallible word of God then it shouldn't need to be "Interpreted". His answer? "God works in mysterious ways" I was at an utter loss for words.
Added by SayNoToTheism on June 7, 2009 at 6:51am —
There’s a bizarre symmetry when believers and unbelievers debate the existence and influence of the supernatural on our temporal world. Both sides offer an answer, one side using an ancient book and the other deferring to science. But as flawed as a book of uncertain origins and a tumultuous history may be as a guide, using the word of a PhD to confirm that science knows something for sure isn’t always the right way to go either. Atheism and theism are fundamentally different and when… Continue
Added by Greg F. on January 25, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus born 27 February 272 was the undisputed Roman Emperor from 306 to 324 to his death. He was the first Christian Emperor and in fact had a great deal to do with how the Christian religion was organized and its initial ceremonies.
In the year 313, he declared the Edict of Milan which proclaimed religious toleration throughout the empire.
First Council of Nicaea
He had great influence over the First Council of Nicaea and wanted… Continue
Added by Robin Johnson-Perkins - Babel Fish on December 16, 2008 at 10:00am —
It’s never ceases to amuse me that the following passage translated from the original old testaments the within the Jewish Bible, the torah has been adapted from its original meaning in most Christian publications of the Old Testaments
Isaiah Chapter 45.7 (Torah)
I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil; I am the LORD, that doeth all these things.
It of course highlights the fact that the Jewish author made a bold statement that God… Continue
Added by Robin Johnson-Perkins - Babel Fish on November 26, 2008 at 4:26am —