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Faith, Reason, and other mutually exclusive terms

Posted on February 24, 2011 at 9:36pm 1 Comment

It never ceases to amaze me how much believers want to convince me that they are not “blind followers”, that they have come to their religious beliefs through reason, just like me.  No, I’m not going to refute the claim that atheism is a religion here.  That will have to be another blog.  What I want to address here is that people want me to believe that they have used reason, not “blind faith”, to come to religion.  They say that they use logic and find Christ. 

Now, I should start…


The Know-it-all Atheist

Posted on February 15, 2011 at 9:26pm 0 Comments


Every so often, someone will tell me that atheists are impossible to debate, because they think they know it all.  Someone will tell me that I am dismissing their claims before I have even heard them.  They accuse me of shutting out the “evidence” they have to “prove” god’s existence.  They say I am doing what I accuse them of doing:  sticking fingers in the ears and screaming, “La-La-la! Can’t hear you!”

Well, they may have a point.  I…


An atheist’s profession of faith

Posted on February 12, 2011 at 10:45pm 1 Comment

An atheist’s profession of faith

Someone once asked what I did believe in if I did not believe in god.  This was my response.

I believe in freedom. I believe that choice is the backbone of freedom. As choice expands, so does freedom; as choice contracts, so does freedom. I believe the freedoms granted to Americans in the Constitution are awesome.

I believe in liberty, justice and equality for all. I believe these belong to everyone regardless of race,… Continue

The Afterlife is an illusion

Posted on February 8, 2011 at 9:52pm 2 Comments

I was listening to a debate between Dan Barker and Dinesh D’Souza.  They eventually got to the afterlife as D’Souza has recently written a book about it.  D’Souza explained his evidence for the afterlife as follows:  There are thousands of people who have experienced a Near Death Experience, or NDE.  Where are they?  They are walking around, driving cars, going to work, etc.  If the mind is producing hallucinations at the time of death, how did the brain reverse this death process?  How can…


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At 4:36pm on May 29, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Greetings, Andrew! I see you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since Feb. We have a new group where you might feel more at home. Please consider joining  Hang With Friends , where we can share our stories and laugh, and discuss anything on our minds.

At 6:29am on February 14, 2011, Fr33think3r said…
Hi and welcome.

Here is a question for you. Maybe you heard it. I heard it on the reasonable doubts podcast.
If god is perfect and thus everything was perfect before god created the universe then why did god create the universe? If you change perfection doesn't that make imperfection? That leads to the question why does god needs us?

Welcome to the group. I am sure you will find freethinking persons in the Terre Haute area.
At 10:05pm on February 13, 2011, Rev. Mathew G. Thompson said…

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for the invite and the thumb up for my poem.




At 5:49pm on February 9, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi Andrew, and welcome to this wonderful world of Internet atheism----far from the superstitions and what is the fictional god of the American masses.

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 400 discussion topics and 2300 members.

Terry Meaden




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