Lots of folks like to assert that you cannot prove a negative, but this is a completely and obviously self-defeating position. We can prove that there are no cows in my apartment right now and that I cannot fly upwards at will or that there are no square circles. We might also point out that some of the most basic principles of logic are stated as negatives like the law of non-contradiction - No proposition can be both true and false at the same time and in the same respect. So, this leads me… Continue
What would it be like to have a US President who valued reason, objective reality and evidence as the bases of public policy, instead of superstitions, ignorance and magic? Well, it would be - it is - something like this:
The first half was good (despite Bultars speech) however the second half.
Kara (using Hereas drawings as coordinates) finds earth (our earth, the other one was a different earth) but they find it one hundred fifty thousand years ago. And they find humans on the planet. Humans that evolved independently from the Colonial humans (they came from Cobol).
The Colonials and the Cylons rebels get to earth and what do they do? They decide to abandon their culture, their philosophy’s,… Continue
Judeo-Christians use the phrase “God's Will”. They'll use it to explain why bad things happen to good people. They use it to explain weird and illogical rules in the Bible.
Christians will say God's will is clear. “It clearly states in the Bible, fag's shouldn't marry”. To get the full effect of the last quote read it again this time with a judgmental know-everything southern accent. “It clearly states in the Bible, fag's shouldn't marry”. Now you should look at your cousin… Continue
I do not appreciate nor do I respect religion. I mouth off to people, strangers, who say “bless you” to me when I sneeze. That said, you can imagine my annoyance when, after getting on a full train car this morning, I was accosted by a middle-aged, weave-haired black woman preacher holding a Bible in her hand and shouting her sermon at the top of her lungs. The entire train car, with the exception of one man who tried to order the woman to be quiet, sat there and took the abuse without comment.… Continue
As I travel making presentations on my book, inevitably several people want their copy autographed and want to tell me the story of how they escaped religion. The stories are at once fascinating and heart rending. It has been a joke for decades among former Catholics that they are recovering Catholics. It generally meant that they were actively trying to get over the programming and brainwashing in guilt and sexual repression taught in Catholic schools and churches. I would suggest a slightly… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on March 20, 2009 at 12:30pm —
To me, this video doesn't need any words to describe it...Enjoy!!!
Well, I guess I do have a favorite video, this one gets me every time.
Just wish they didn't disabled the embedding, but here is the YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNthqC2fsVw
Much Love & Peace, Kat ;D
A few minutes ago new years started in Iran and other countries which use Jalali (Persian) Calender .So happy new year to anyone who celebrate this.
The new years in Persian calendar starts at spring equinox .so today is “norouz” = “New Rooz ” = “new day” it's exactly the time that spring starts . It s one of few things that I love about Iran . Because this celebration and this most… Continue
Christianity Today Panel Discussion 5
Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does it Make? A Debate.
Panelists: William Lane Craig, James Denison, Christopher Hitchens, Doug Wilson, Lee Strobel
Moderator: Stan Guthrie
The New Atheists usually make two charges against Christianity: (1) that it is untrue and (2) that it is harmful. A panel of Christian apologetics experts responds to an atheist critic with… Continue
Added by John Benton on March 19, 2009 at 11:45pm —
While not specifically atheist, the "fortuneteller" episode reveals my favorite character, Sokka, as one of the best skeptics I've seen in a children's show since Chirp from "Peep and the Big Wide World."
It also has a great example of how exasperating and frustrating "believers" can be to such a skeptic.
I totally sympathize with Sokka's plight! Even if you don't know anything about the show, I still think you'll get a kick out of watching… Continue
Why is it that people assume there are things beyond our understanding? What's preventing us from understanding everything? It seems to me that we can conceptualize anything. Granted there are some things beyond some people's current understanding, but I don't see anything preventing us from being able to understand everything. If something is beyond our understanding then maybe just maybe it's because there's a reason it doesn't make sense. Maybe we just haven't figured it out yet, or… Continue
I am a little scared .the Iranian revolutionary guards (the most cruel and brutish armed force in Iran) have arrested 26 people for anti religious activity on Internet .here converting from Islam or even saying something against it in public can cause death punishment. Honestly I admit that now I am more concerned about myself than being worried about those poor people who have been arrested for ambiguous accuses . I don't know any of them (in fact I don't know any active Iranian atheist on… Continue
On his trip to Africa, Pope Benedict XVI declared that traditional Church teachings are the only failsafe way to prevent the spread of STIs. So I decided to take a look at what science has to say about it and found that not only is traditional abstinence-only education an abject failure (ex: 82% of virginity pledgers deny their pledge later and have just one less partner than non-pledgers), it's also dangerous to the public at large. (… Continue