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<b>The Towering Strength of Science versus the debility of dogmatic religion</b>

The Towering Strength of Science
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Millions of atheist scientists and other rational freethinkers know full well, through the application of unbiased commonsense and the results of millions of complex experiments and the calculations of astute experimental and theoretical physicists, that we humans inhabit a tiny part of what is a vast godless universe of immense age; and that we have good reason to infer that gods exist nowhere but in the imaginations, stories and lies of faith-driven men.

So how can bible-believers seriously defend their ever-shrinking part of the world against the supreme logic produced by elite scientists when there is no case to answer? Why are there faith-believers at all?

A principal reason is that once the fictions of faith get into people’s heads it is difficult to be rid of them. Indoctrinated when young, they indoctrinate the young of their own and of others, and the cycle of merciless irrationality continues.

These dogmatic bigots never let go—and that is because they never listen, their minds are already made up, and they are incapable of understanding and absorbing new knowledge no matter how thoroughly well-tested and proven the latter may be.

If freethinkers could only reason with the religious, there would be no religious. 
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Lord Byron: “Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves”.
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Only freethinkers and scientists see the universe clearly and correctly for its materiality and man’s place in it as an evolutionary accident but a marvel nonetheless.

Religionists sink inside the mental quagmire and nightmare of their own making for it is philosophically incontestable, when the evidence is well presented and the listener has a high enough level of intelligence and freedom of thought, that gods exist nowhere but inside people’s heads—and that is that.


Terence Meaden. 27 August 2008. Planet Atheism/ Enlightened Observer

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I wish a Merry IsaacNewtonMas to everyone, everywhere.

Posted on December 25, 2012 at 3:20pm 4 Comments

I wish a Merry IsaacNewtonMas to everyone, everywhere.

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We know to 100% accuracy that the great scientist and mathematician was born on 25 December, whereas there is only a 1 in 365 chance that Jesus was.

Burnt Toast: Atheist Sees Image of the 'Birth of Earth' in a Piece of Toast

Posted on August 26, 2011 at 5:30am 9 Comments

Atheist Sees Image of the 'Birth of Earth' in Burnt Toast



Yes it’s true.

This genuine picture was photographed in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England by science atheist Dr. Terence Meaden earlier this month.

He could barely withhold his excitement.

“I was having breakfast when this piece of ciabatta toast got burnt,” he said. “Suddenly I was aware that the pattern of light and darkness across the toast resembled what could have been…

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Origin of the term WINTER OF DISCONTENT as used for British Industrial strife from 1975 onwards

Posted on March 19, 2010 at 5:30am 3 Comments

ORIGIN OF THE TERM “THE WINTER OF DISCONTENT” as used for BRITISH INDUSTRIAL STRIFE FROM 1975

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A nerdy test

Posted on October 30, 2009 at 4:34pm 16 Comments

I came across this test a few minutes ago, so I had a go.


I am nerdier than 99% of all people. Are you a nerd? Click here to take the Nerd Test, get geeky images and jokes, and talk on the nerd forum!

Today is the first anniversary of founding the "Origins" group

Posted on September 15, 2009 at 4:30pm 11 Comments

Today 15th September 2009 is the first anniversary of founding “Origins”.



I had joined Atheist Nexus in August 2008 and soon thought that a group discussing the ideas and problems of “origins” of any kind, whether real (through responsible scientific research, discovery and rational contemplation) or fallacious (as with unproven beliefs including the fraudulent religions and other swindles, impostures, deceits and hoaxes) would be helpful.



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At 7:37pm on June 30, 2015, Michael Davis said…

Thanks Terry.  It looks like there is a lot to see here.  I don't know why it took me 2 and a half years to find it.  Thanks for the heads up on that group.  I will check it out!  

Mike

At 10:26pm on June 23, 2015, Elizabeth Rose said…

Thank you for the welcome, Terry! 

I'm VP of the Inland Northwest FreeThought Society (INFS: Spokane/Coeur d'Alene, started in 1992) and secretary of North Idaho Secular Society (NISS, started in 2013) and am happy to join you on here! 
Elizabeth
At 6:23pm on June 23, 2015, Christopher John Russell said…

Thanks for the hello!  Not from a hardcore religious background, but it has always just seemed the way.  THE GOD DELUSION made me see the light.

At 6:06pm on June 16, 2015, Paige Ackerman said…

Thank you for the welcome. I'm still trying to find time to explore, life is so busy :-/

At 12:36am on June 14, 2015, anji said…

Thank you

At 11:45am on June 12, 2015, Damien Marie AtHope said…

Thanks for the welcome.

At 11:51am on June 8, 2015, Robert Hutton said…

Thank you

At 7:48am on June 3, 2015, Robert Hutton said…

Thank You

At 12:28pm on June 2, 2015, Rounaq Biswas said…

Thanks for the warm welcome. It's a nice environment I am finding myself in.

At 11:53pm on May 29, 2015, Naomi Beebe said…

Thank you so much for the warm welcome.  I had to take a break from Facebook for a while, and some of the religious nuts on there.  I hate to say it, but I came from a family of missionaries and Moody Bible Institute grads and despite knowing my beliefs (or rather disbeliefs), they continue to post what "Jesus has done" for them today, etc.  It gets really taxing and I needed a place to get away from all of that nonsense.

At 11:49am on May 29, 2015, Harold E. Rice said…

Glad to be here. Gawd is Good. LOL

The BuyBull is also Good. LOL

At 7:57pm on May 28, 2015, Dan said…

Thanks for the greeting. I feel quite welcome.

At 4:31pm on May 26, 2015, Libertarian Atheist said…

Thank you.  I will check those out.  This is a new experience for me.  I live in a town and state in the US that is vastly dominated and run by fundamentalist Christians.  I literally stay in the closet to protect my career, home, and my wife and children from threats of violence.  It has become very unhealthy to live a lie and never be able to express my true personality.  I appreciate your welcome to the site and I hope I have something worth while to contribute.

Sincerely,

L.A.

At 1:06am on May 25, 2015, Carrie said…
Please excuse the typo above! :)
At 1:05am on May 25, 2015, Carrie said…
Thank you for welcoming me. I'm still trying to navigate the site from my phone, but in certain I'll figure it all out soon. Glad to be here.
At 9:05am on May 19, 2015, Jenny said…

Thanks for welcome!

At 1:54pm on May 16, 2015, Alex said…
Thank you for kind words, I really need some common sense in my life. Wish the woworlhad more people like you
At 9:07pm on May 14, 2015, Chris W said…
Thank you, this world needs more brave people like you in it.
At 1:38pm on May 9, 2015, chris carroll said…

Thanks, I am really new to using the internet for 1-on-1 interactions with other people but I will see if I can successfully open up a debate/discussion about it.  My grandmother is in failing health and it has taken quite a toll on me.  I am glad that I found this place when I did because I can use all of the friends I can muster.  My grandparents were really my "parents" growing up so it is my first real test of this spirituality stuff.  My views are non-negotiable, but it has been difficult to deal with the deep emotions of the people in my family especially when it comes to their faith in this particular circumstance.  

My grandmother is a staunch methodist and derives great comfort from her church community.  I, in no way want to take anything away from that with her.  I am in a position where I need to escort her to these functions so I can keep an eye on the complex machinery she has to tote around.  I am extremely protective of her and don't trust anyone else to be as thorough as I am with her well-being.  Again, not that I am a genius or anything, but I am a Biologist and while I don't hold a medical degree, I certainly feel that I am just as educated.  I am a science junkie.  

I appreciate having a place where I can "offload" to people that I barely know.  Sadly, my wife, kids and even my parents are not in a position where I can speak honestly about my feelings regarding the situation.  I simply cannot "sugar coat"  anything to myself with the hopes of getting some sort of comfort.  I appreciate that they are able to comfort themselves with the notions that "god is in control," and "she is going to a much better place."  I have prepared myself for a long time to deal with just such an occasion, but it still doesn't make it any easier.  

So if I ramble incessantly or fume with harsh language I apologize in advance, but I need an outlet somewhere.  I can't wait to delve into this website and get to know people.  FINALLY I have found a place where I can talk with like-minded individuals.  

 

At 8:34pm on May 8, 2015, chris carroll said…

Greetings, I am so excited that I have stumbled on this community. I was hoping that you might assist me in my quest to figure out WHY people people believe what they do. I know all about indoctrination during childhood. But I am looking for some good hard scientific data that points to aspects of "nature vs. nurture" as it relates to belief. For decades I have documented my own theories, but I want to wipe the slate clean and see if I can get a fresh perspective. Since my earliest memories (probably around five) I can remember always having a sense that something wasn't quite right about what the "grown ups" around me were doing in church. I don't put much stock in IQ when it comes to questions of faith, but I have to have had SOMETHING that caused my "bullshit meter" to always be set on high. My grandparents were Baptist and we went to church every sunday, but I can never remember a time when I saw it as anything more than just another "story." It was something that was very difficult for me as a child, but got easier as I approached my age of reason. There has to some type of correlative data out there that shines some light on this. I am very excited to have found like minded people as I often feel like I am going to crawl out of my skin. Even in my sixteen year marriage it is still a topic that my wife won't discuss. Thanks again for your kindness, I look forward to joining fellow explorers.

 
 
 

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