Hilariously apt approach to "spreading the gospel". The entire practice of "evangelizing" is no more than using manipulative techniques to convince a person of something that is clearly and obviously false.
IE "a guy rose from the dead 2000 years ago and that matters to you" is very hard to swallow for any thinking person, so you need to rephrase, use trickery, and manipulative techniques to sell the concept as "truth".
Fully aware of this, Campus Crusade for Christ,…Continue
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I found this website created by a scientist who is clearly in the "human caused global warming is a hoax" camp and found his reasoning fairly good, but other parts of his site seemed to wander into the polemic, which was a bit disappointing so I wrote him the following letter:
Preface: The following essay was written in 1998, for the IOS discussion list. More recently I have had an exchange of views on an Objectivist site called "Noodlefood" where they (1) claimed that I had totally misunderstood Rand's argument (2) refused to present her argument, saying only that the choice of whether to live or die was **FUNDAMENTAL**, and that I should go back and do my homework. I have added a postscript at the bottom, in reply to these…Continue
Yes, the classical definition simply means that you don't believe in a god.
Here's what I would like to see for the future, though:
-activism. A striving for equality and understanding.
I grew up surrounded by racism, class-ism, ableism, sexism, sizism, homophobia and a whole lot of other -ism's that are negative, and detrimental to society, by splitting it up into "us" and "them", and a lot of these are in religion, some are outside of it, but much of it, is…Continue
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To start off, I'm on a Sci-fi kick as of late. I've already posted a little bit about TZ and Atheism, but now I want to move on to my greatest sci-fi love: Doctor Who.
For those of you out of the loop, Doctor Who is one of the longest running television shows in history, and is personally my favourite import from the British Isles. The first season aired all the way back in 1963, and nearly 50 years later (save for a hiccup in the 90s) the show is still running to a…Continue
Domestic violence is a serious problem.…Continue
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So, here we are in our nexus, discussing things that interest us and I wanted to post something about the need to not preach to the choir. We all know that we don't believe, but how do we reach the folks who also don't believe but don't care enough about the fact they don't believe to get involved? Does it even matter?
Of course, we all think it matters, otherwise we wouldn't be actively involved in groups that express and promote our non-belief. We are almost all passionate…
So, I'm currently taking a course exclusively on "The Twilight Zone" and how it pertains to American culture. For those of you who don't know, TZ ran from 1959-1964, an era that was a stones throw from the height of McCarthyism. Anything considered liberal was vis a vis under the umbrella of communism. This was not a good time to be a free-thinker of any sort. Yes, this covers the Kennedy era, but this was a time in which being a catholic president was considered a progressive step…Continue
Hey gang, looking for a talk-radio show from your perspective? Looking for a show that goes where others fear to tread? If you are, tune in to ShockNet Radio at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT TONIGHT for another edition of American Heathen - three hours of talk, news, analysis and commentary from an Atheist-Libertarian POV! It's the talk show OTHERS only wish they could be!:…Continue
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Start off by linking to my other, older, far more oft used social networking sites.
I'm also on le reddit, for you /r/atheism peoples.
Friend me, follow me, tweet me, troll me, whatevs. I…Continue
There are those who believe scripture is the true source of morals or rules for living and claim to base their morality literally on the Bible. This is consistent with the religious accusation that a materialistic view of the mind is inherently amoral and that religious conceptions are to be favored because they are inherently more humane. As an example of 'Biblical morality', consider two stories taken literally from the Bible.
The first is an excerpt from Carl Sagan's book The Demon…
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