Staks Rosch's Blog (83)

Who’s Easier to De-convert: Moderates or Fundamentalists?

Last week, I got into an interesting conversation with a fellow atheist about de-converting Christians. My new atheist friend expressed the opinion that he thought moderate Christians were easier to de-convert and I expressed the opinion that I thought fundamentalists were easier to de-convert.



I am not actually sure that either of us could prove our position, but I do think we each had some interesting arguments to draw on. His main argument was that moderates were already more… Continue

Added by Staks Rosch on June 23, 2010 at 8:37pm — 6 Comments

Science vs. Religion

Science and religion have pretty much always been in conflict. Both claim to be a means of determining knowledge and yet it is only through science that such a claim can be verified.



It really is amazingly ignorant of fundamentalist religious people to tell us through a computer that science is based on faith or that science is just another religion or that religion is better at determining truth. The fact is that ALL religious people use science EVERYDAY (even the Amish). Religion… Continue

Added by Staks Rosch on June 16, 2010 at 3:10pm — 1 Comment

The Die for a Lie Argument

For many young Christians, the belief in the literal resurrection of Jesus has become their primary justification for belief in the entire Christian system. One argument they use in particular is that they don’t believe that the apostles would have died for a lie.



These particular Christians often tell me how many of the apostles and early Christians were tortured for spreading the Christian belief and who in their right mind would die for a lie? Who indeed? Let’s look at this for a… Continue

Added by Staks Rosch on June 3, 2010 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Tithing for Reason

One of the big advantages that religion has over the greater atheist/Humanist community is money. Christians are used to supporting and funding the propagation of their message. Many Christians even donate “their last dollar” to further “God’s Work.” In this world, money talks and so we need to start tithing for reason.



In the free market of ideas, there is little doubt that Humanist ideas are vastly superior to religious ideas. Religious people know it too and that is why it has… Continue

Added by Staks Rosch on May 21, 2010 at 10:25am — 8 Comments

Review: The Education of Shelby Knox

Awhile back I watched a documentary titled: The Education of Shelby Knox. The documentary is about a teenaged girl’s attempt to bring comprehensive sex education to the fundamentalist controlled city of Lubbock, Texas.



Shelby Knox is a Christian. Her whole family is Christian and the film portrays the city as being almost entirely fundamentalist Christian. Throughout the film, she starts to have doubts about her religion as she continues to push for comprehensive sex education in her… Continue

Added by Staks Rosch on May 14, 2010 at 8:44am — 2 Comments

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on church and state

http://www.examiner.com/x-8928-Philadelphia-Atheism-Examiner~y2010m5d10-Supreme-Court-nominee-Elena-Kagan-on-church-and-state



President Barack Obama has recently nominated Elena Kagan as his pick for the Supreme Court. Is it a good pick? What is her record and/or

position on the issues of Church/State separation and other topics… Continue

Added by Staks Rosch on May 11, 2010 at 2:36pm — 9 Comments

Being singled out again

I recent posted a blog for the second time and it was again singled out for deletion without notice. I have gone though this kind of bullshit before and because there is one asshole who decided to single me out, my blogs are being deleted while other similar blogs are not. This is bullshit. I think it is bullshit that atheists want to hate on other atheists and I think it is bullshit that some moderator wouldn't even give me the courtesy of asking for my side or for even simply informing me. I… Continue

Added by Staks Rosch on May 11, 2010 at 2:24pm — 40 Comments

Atheism 101: Refuting Presupposition Theology

Various forms of Presupposition Theology have become all the rage with theists lately. The concept, simply put is that Christians must presuppose the truth of the Bible. Christians who subscribe to the presupposition concept tend to argue that atheists take reason as a presupposition and on faith. They further argue that reason presupposes a God. In other words, the reason for reason is God.



It is not uncommon to hear a Christian ask an atheist about the foundation of reason these… Continue

Added by Staks Rosch on May 7, 2010 at 8:12pm — 6 Comments

Pope dishonest about Shroud of Turin

On Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI visited the famed Shroud of Turin and prayed. One can only guess than he must have prayed that this entire pedophilia scandal would disappear.

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Added by Staks Rosch on May 3, 2010 at 2:36pm — No Comments

The Sadism of Some Christians

I tend to get a lot of e-mails from angry fundamentalist Christians. There is a particular type of e-mail that I get often. This type is usually short and usually informs me that the Christian will enjoy watching me being tortured or burning in Hell for all eternity.

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Added by Staks Rosch on May 3, 2010 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

The Problem with the Coexist Bumper Sticker

You may have seen them on cars or t-shirts, the coexist message has become fairly popular with liberal Christians and other liberal religious people. On the surface, it sounds like a pretty cool movement, but I do have a few issues with it.



Have you seen this Bumper Sticker:



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Added by Staks Rosch on April 30, 2010 at 11:39am — 2 Comments

On Aliens and Teabaggers

Professor Stephen Hawking recently stated that aliens almost certainly exist and that it is probably unwise for humans to attempt to contact them at this time. Sure, in the context of his Discovery Channel television series such a statement seems innocent enough, but what the smartest man on the planet didn’t foresee was that every news station in the country would rebroadcast his comments to teabaggers.



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Added by Staks Rosch on April 28, 2010 at 10:47am — 4 Comments

On Faith: National day of prayer and controversy

The National Day of Prayer has apparently causing more controversy. The Reverend Franklin Graham, son of legendary televangelist, Billy Graham was apparently invited and then uninvited to the Pentagon to celebrate this unconstitutional event. This week, the Washington Post’s “On Faith” topic is: National day of prayer and controversy.



"Did the Pentagon do the right thing by disinviting evangelist Franklin Graham from a National Day of Prayer event next week? Should government officials… Continue

Added by Staks Rosch on April 27, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Atheists try to create a boobquake

April 26th has been designated Boobquake Day. Women and I presume amply busty men as well, are called to wear outfits which show off their cleavage. The less modest the better, since the goal is to actually create an earthquake with nothing more than bared breast.

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Added by Staks Rosch on April 26, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

On Faith: Can religion handle sex?

Lately the topics of sex and religion have dominated the headlines due in no small part to Catholic priests who aren’t supposed to have sex and yet can’t seem to stop having sex with children. This is probably why the Washington Post’s “On Faith” section asks this week: Can religion handle sex?



Judging by the holy books of the Abrahamic religions it is pretty obvious that God hates sex, but he probably loves to…
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Added by Staks Rosch on April 24, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Catholics Should Leave the Church

The Catholic sex scandal continues and the Vatican has continued to blame everyone except themselves. Most Catholics in America don’t even agree with the Pope on a growing list of important issues and yet they continue to go to church and donate money which gets funneled back to the Vatican to fight for and against issues they don’t agree with and to protect pedophile priests from getting prosecuted.



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Added by Staks Rosch on April 23, 2010 at 10:11am — 1 Comment

South Park Warns Muslim to Back Off!

Yesterday was the much anticipated conclusion to South Park’s 200th episode which has been causing a great deal of controversy. While the episode didn’t depict the Islamic prophet Mohammad and did what seemed like a major cop-out in revealing that the bear-suited depiction of Mohammad was actually Santa Claus, this episode contained a coded warning to the Muslim world. …



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Added by Staks Rosch on April 22, 2010 at 7:07am — 6 Comments

Warning to RevolutionMuslim.com

It is pretty well known that Muslim fundamentalists freak out when anyone criticizes their religion or even depicts an image of their prophet Mohammad. In fact, Muslims are even known to get violent about it. Their severe reactions to such trivial things have frightened the media and the entertainment industry.

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PS This is the most dangerous article I have ever written.




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Added by Staks Rosch on April 21, 2010 at 11:32am — 7 Comments

Muslim fundamentalist threaten South Park

Sunday, a fundamentalist Muslim website called, RevolutionMuslim.com “warned” the creators of South Park that they may have already stepped over the line and that if they continue, they risk violent retribution.

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Added by Staks Rosch on April 20, 2010 at 10:16am — No Comments

Atheist Group Allows Members To Molest Children

There is a terrible double standard going on in the world today. Could you imagine how society at large would respond if the headlines of the morning newspapers reported that the largest atheist group in the world had allowed members of their group to molest children? What if the atheist group used member donations to help those who had molested children to move to other areas of the country or even other countries entirely in order to avoid prosecution? …



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Added by Staks Rosch on April 20, 2010 at 10:14am — 4 Comments

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