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Is the question, "is there a god?" a valid inquiry?

Posted on March 25, 2011 at 4:00pm 2 Comments

Is there a god?

Which one are you referring to?

Are you asking me to deny your god or a specific god, or are you asking me to deny all gods?



I'll need you to elaborate more in order for me to give you a proper answer.



Are the defined gods with all-powerful or intervening attributes impossible?



Yes they are impossible. #1 all-powerful is an impossibility you cannot be so powerful that you can't do something because of your all-powerfulness. The concept… Continue

The online rules of debating that you should "always" refer to (you'll get the joke in a second)

Posted on March 24, 2011 at 6:17pm 3 Comments

Avoid the use of Never.

Avoid the use of Always.

Refrain from saying you are wrong.

You can say your idea is mistaken.

Don't disagree with obvious truths.

Attack the idea not the person.

Use many rather than most.

Avoid exaggeration.

Use some rather than many.

The use of often allows for exceptions.

The use of generally allows for exceptions.

Quote sources and numbers.

If it is just an opinion, admit it.

Do not present opinion as… Continue

The illogical compulsory religious defense and why it sucks.

Posted on March 24, 2011 at 3:00pm 1 Comment

As a logical man I have always considered those who willfully choose religion but do not solicit it to be awarded a respectable status of religious faith. Any other kind of garbage like sticking up for your religion (because your belief should hardly need the re-enforcement) I find rather contentious and soliciting in nature. And I know some people try to say that "Atheists have faith in science, and in logic, and refuting religion with scientific facts is sticking up for our own beliefs."…

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Growth numbers of non-religious in America

Posted on March 24, 2011 at 12:00am 5 Comments

From Wikipedia:



"A 2001 survey directed by Dr. Ariela Keysar for the City University of New York indicated that, amongst the more than 100 categories of response, "no religious identification" had the greatest increase in population in both absolute and percentage terms. This category included atheists, agnostics, humanists, and others with no theistic religious beliefs or practices. Figures are up from 14.3 million in 1990 to 34.2 million in 2008, representing a proportionate… Continue

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At 12:49pm on May 23, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Greetings, Shane! I'd like to invite you to a group where we talk about anything on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D

 


At 6:40pm on March 21, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi Shane. Welcome to this rational world of Internet atheism----a haven from the irrational superstitions and fictional god of the masses. You will find some great minds of atheism here. Thank science for atheism.

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 400 discussion topics and 2400 members.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

Terry Meaden
At 9:30pm on March 17, 2011, Ken said…
Hello and welcome!!  We are very glad to have you join us.
 
 
 

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