August 2014 Blog Posts (71)

The Price of Being a Woman Online

Phone threats of rape with a blowtorch by a man who claimed I insulted his god went on day and night for some weeks. I made the same decision as Robin Marty, at first I was afraid; then realized I had no control over him and I did have control over my reaction. He wanted me to stop writing about his god as dominator, exploiter, manipulator and hate-monger; if I stopped writing, he would silence me and for what purpose? I had to write what I know first hand. I realize there are loonies out…

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Added by Joan Denoo on August 4, 2014 at 11:48am — 10 Comments

Sadism and injustice

"Sadism involves gaining pleasure from seeing others undergo pain or discomfort. It's the way in which individuals not only display, but also take enjoyment in committing sadistic acts. Individuals possessing sadistic personality display recurrent cruel behavior and aggression."

"Sadism include the use of emotional cruelty, purposefully manipulating others through the use of fear, and a preoccupation with violence."

Wikipedia



If some one convicted with crime then punishment… Continue

Added by Rick Springfield on August 4, 2014 at 9:22am — 4 Comments

Barb Oakley - The Science of Learning

Barb Oakley - The Science of Learning

Brain/Mind research reveals so much about how the gray matter works that can only be found since fMRI and other techniques have become available that explains much of what goes on in neurological processes. One researcher adding to the body of knowledge is Barbara Oakley, author of …

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Added by Joan Denoo on August 4, 2014 at 7:54am — 4 Comments

Hinduism and Science: A Research Project

Attn:  Adherents of Hinduism

This research is designed to examine the faith vs. science "reconciliation theories" of Hinduism and other religious belief systems.  That is, how do believers of Hinduism reconcile the tenets of your faith with science-derived knowledge that may be, or appear to be, incompatible with those beliefs?



Please contribute to this research by articulating how Hinduism (or your personal interpretation of it) may be reconciled with natural…

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Added by DAN DANA on August 4, 2014 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

RR Excerpt #3: The One True Religion?

This is excerpt #3 from The Reason Revolution: Atheism, Secular Humanism, and the Collapse of Religion, a short, FREE e-book available at Smashwords, Goodreads, and Amazon

Readers are invited to post online reviews at the download site. …

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Added by DAN DANA on August 3, 2014 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Vow of Poverty

This article is about the lavish homes of American Arch-Bishops:

http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2014/08/us/american-archbishops-lavish-homes/

Not very consistent with the whole 'vow of poverty' thing.

Also, I'll bet few on this website are surprised :)

Added by Andrew Bradford Hoke on August 3, 2014 at 10:13am — 1 Comment

Adventures in the Anthropocene, by Gaia Vince

"On the geological timescale, humans have only been around for the blink of an eye. Yet since the end of the last ice age roughly 10,000 years ago, we’ve risen to control the planet in every conceivable way. Gaia Vince argues we have now entered an entirely new, human dominated era, the Anthropocene."

Adventures in the…

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Added by Joan Denoo on August 2, 2014 at 7:50pm — 5 Comments

Manipulative religion

Magic uses the partial blindness to fool our mind, our mind doesn't see every thing that our eyes look at, our mind only see things associated with movement or voice.

Religion was invented to make people comply and follow the orders of who benefits from religion.

Now how religion get to these blind compliance?

usually religion start with very small request like to accept Jesus as Savior of mankind, or say Muhammad is messenger of Alla and the reward for this small request is very… Continue

Added by Rick Springfield on August 2, 2014 at 11:56am — 1 Comment

Is the perception that non-theism is negative correct?

Of course, the concept that theism is positive, and non-theism is negative is two edged sword. If one is convinced that a supernatural entity or entities that dwell in a supernatural world created humanity for the purpose of developing a sentient creature that can understand the creators “power and majesty” and that will worship it/them to their death for the promise of eternal life; then, of course, theism is very positive and non-theism is so negative as to deserve (in some…

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Added by Martin A. Moe, Jr on August 2, 2014 at 11:43am — 6 Comments

Fear or rage

The idea of no creator and no one control the rain, victory or breeding is relatively new to human.

this idea is very revolutionary like the idea that earth is not center of the universe.



all our ancestor are religious in some way, they believe that there is some sort of supernatural power control everything , the sun , the death , the disease ,and they believe that some acts of human will make god(s) angry, and they don't want the supernatural power to be angry, so people… Continue

Added by Rick Springfield on August 1, 2014 at 7:18am — 8 Comments

Intellectual Dishonesty And Being Certain Gods Do Not Exist

There is nothing more aggravating than being in the middle of a discussion about the parameters of what constitutes a God, and another atheist in the discussion says to you,”You are being intellectually dishonest by saying deities absolutely do not exist.…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on August 1, 2014 at 6:11am — 14 Comments

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