I was wondering what other people thought about this.I realize we weren't born with a purpose. No creator or "higher calling".But as a non believer can your life have meaning and purpose without god?Continue
Whenever I come out Atheist .. they assume I must have no ethics or morals whatsoever and that I am willing to do just about anything --- like lie, cheat and steal.Anyone else have this happen to them?Continue
I was asked by an Xtian if I decorated for Christmas.When I answered "NO" - I got the questions I have heard before."Are you against Religion? Are you against Christmas."(Religion is bad - so yes I am against religion)Any of you here get these same…Continue
What sort of ethics and moral code do you follow in your life?Do you follow the Humanism principles? As a Humanist I try to follow these.The Affirmations of Humanism:A Statement of PrinciplesWe are committed to the application of reason and science…Continue
I love this quote from Penn Jillette and a wonderful interview.…Continue
My thanks to debzilla for telling me about the wonderful news!Victory for evolution in TexasJuly 22nd, 2011Pop the champagne corks. The Texas Board of Education has unanimously come down on the side of evolution. In a 14-0* vote, the board today…Continue
I got a Jury Duty summons and I have to go on Monday.How do Atheists handle the swearing in?Can you ask for a secular swearing?And what about the "so help me god" part?Anyone know anything about this?Anyone serve on a jury and have some advise.Continue
Drawing on years of research and real-world experience, Dr. Peter Boghossian gives a crash course on how to talk people away from faith and towards a life of reason. If you find this talk interesting, be sure to check out his book "A Manual for…Continue
Just thought this was news worthy - you have to be very careful online. (CNN) -- A California man is accused of raping a woman he met on a Christian dating website -- and police fear there may be other victims.Sean Banks, 37, met the victim on the…Continue
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"Take some time and put the Bible on your summer reading list. Try and stick with it cover to cover. Not because it teaches history; we've shown you it doesn't. Read it because you'll see for yourself what the Bible is all about. It sure isn't great literature. If it were published as fiction, no reviewer would give it a passing grade. There are some vivid scenes and some quotable phrases, but there's no plot, no structure, there's a tremendous amount of filler, and the characters are painfully one-dimensional. Whatever you do, don't read the Bible for a moral code: it advocates prejudice, cruelty, superstition, and murder. Read it because: we need more atheists — and nothin' will get you there faster than readin' the damn Bible."
"The Bible: Fact or Fiction?", Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, season 2 episode 6, Showtime, 6 May 2004
“To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson