I purpose this as a way to get at the core of these, or any belief system.
This is a three part tool to evaluate belief
systems. It is not the only way to do it, nor the best way...but a
better evaluation tool would include these categories and others...
1. Assumptions / Beliefs / Dogmas
2. Relationship to Evidence
Christianity verses Science
Assumptions of Christianity:
Triune Dogma of God,
Triune Dogma of the… Continue
Added by j on January 28, 2009 at 6:30pm —
I recently went to see Prof. Myers speak in Calgary. It was quite interesting I think. There was the requisite YEC passing out misleading papers with "questions" that "Prove" that the universe is less than 10,000 years old. There was one young man who seemed to have taken some offence at Prof. Myers' treatment of religion, he stormed out at the beginning of the question period rather than voice is concerns in a rasonable matter.
These are some of the major points that I took away… Continue
Added by Nelson Milum on January 28, 2009 at 5:47pm —
Okay, this guys a real Koran pounding ass hole. Now, his father was a Mullah, his brothers were Mullah’s. They rallied against Saddam and paid the price. Saddam had them killed (wished he'd done us all a favor and gotten junior too, but well, one can only wish..).
Now this guy is the baby of the family. He went off to study to be a Mullah. He didn’t even finish the first part. He quit. But I guess when your dad is a honcho in a… Continue
Added by Rick on January 28, 2009 at 4:30pm —
"Eso es aquí. Eso es casa. Eso es nosotros. Sobre él, todo aquel que amas, todo aquel que conoces, todo aquel del que has oído hablar, cada ser humano que existió, vivió sus vidas. La suma de nuestra alegría y sufrimiento, miles de confiadas religiones, ideologías y doctrinas económicas, cada cazador y recolector, cada héroe y cobarde, cada creador y destructor de la civilización, cada rey y campesino, cada joven pareja enamorada, cada madre y padre, cada esperanzado niño, inventor y… Continue
Added by sara garcia on January 28, 2009 at 1:01pm —
I found this video on YouTube and 99% of the commenters seem to think this guy is a genius -- I just don't get it. There are people claiming to have been atheist who say this video converted them.
Essentially, he seems to be saying that since he says he can prove that time and matter didn't always exist that something had to have created it. And because things are complex, that proves that the creator is incredibly intelligent. He says he has us "cornered" and that some us don't… Continue
Added by Jude Johnson on January 28, 2009 at 10:31am —
I feel as if Obama sent a strong "Don't f**k with me" message to the Republicans the other day:
(Sorry - my link thingy won't work for me)
You can google "Obama"+"I Won" to find a large cache of articles about this.
I also got a charge out of the steely glare that he leveled at Chief Justice Roberts as he bungled his delivery of the presidential oath during the… Continue
Added by HotMess on January 28, 2009 at 12:30am —
I keep a wordpress blog called the Not Quite So Friendly Humanist. It can be found here
Added by Mike Williamson on January 27, 2009 at 9:57pm —
[ Draft ]I was invited by Kenny Nipp of Tulsa Atheists to speak the their group last Sunday. I presented on my book, The God Virus: How religion infects our lives and culture. It was a great group. Great questions and discussion. If someone had told me 20 years ago I would be speaking to an atheist group in Tulsa, I would have asked, "What are you smoking?" My first trip to Tulsa as a child was when my parents took the whole family to the North American Christian Convention. That tells you a… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on January 27, 2009 at 6:00pm —
James Randi shares a great sentiment about who we thank in a… Continue
Added by Charles Hollingshead on January 27, 2009 at 5:30pm —
I just applied to Coker College to enroll in either their english education(9-12) or biology education(9-12) programs. Its been a few years since college but I think this will be interesting and… Continue
Added by Adam Johnson on January 27, 2009 at 3:29pm —
and the automated response from the Stu account was one of the douchiest things I've read in awhile:
Catch us in Columbus on our new station 103.9FM!
My myspace page is here: www.myspace.com/sturadio
And read Cliches: The Worst Thing Since Sliced Bread available at glennbeck.com.
The TV show airs on Headline News at 7pm, 9pm, and midnight eastern.
Glennpedia.com for tons of info on the… Continue
Added by Creature on January 27, 2009 at 2:58pm —
Here's the letter going to Beck's Executive Producer/ Head Writer:
Recently I watched a clip from the Glenn Beck Show about the moment of silence being removed from public schools. I must confess I was both shocked and disgusted with the way in which Mr. Beck conducted himself. It's not his opinion about the issue that I found so appalling, in a free society we have a right to dissent. It was his bigoted juvenile antics and use of false information to support his claims. It one… Continue
Added by Creature on January 27, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Added by Adam Johnson on January 27, 2009 at 1:41pm —
Romance without god(s) is an interesting thing. The end of it, especially, I think. For a believer, when something ends, there is someone to blame. To be angry with. To “lean” on. To rage at.
My acceptance of my own atheism coincided with a rocky and over-emotional marital relationship that often found me fighting the urge to beg, demand and negotiate my situation with some sentient fairy god-person. Sitting on the cold severe bathroom floor, seven months into the hormonal nightmare… Continue
Added by thelittlepecan on January 27, 2009 at 12:49pm —
What can we learn from the LHC? Read my Large Hadron Collider (LHC)
comic to find out! Enjoy!
Added by TJMorgan on January 27, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Joke of the Day:
After the christening of his baby brother in church,
Jason sobbed all the way home in the back seat of the car.
His father asked him three times what was wrong.
Finally, the boy replied,
"That preacher said he wanted us brought up in a Christian home, And I wanted to stay with you guys!"
Added by MJ on January 27, 2009 at 9:47am —
These guys really don’t get “much” do they. These boys have some really deep seated issues. Sexual repression is so rampant it’s sad. I wonder how the girls ran in the body scarf?
In a way theykind of remind me of the Communists when they took over Russia and made the USSR. You know, morals, social standards, a straight laced environment. Well at least their attempt at it.
Iran: Men vs. women soccer game draws punishment
By ALI… Continue
Added by Rick on January 27, 2009 at 5:30am —
First let me just say I'm playing Devil's Advocate for the sake of inspiring thought:
But I don't understand why striking out the moment of silence in schools is so offensive to some atheists. I actually appreciate taking a moment of silence to reflect the passing of a co-worker/friend/family member without prayer.
And although the idea of prayer is ridiculous to me, I can't see how the mention of the word would hurt.
I understand that some families have gotten… Continue
Added by Roxanne on January 27, 2009 at 2:44am —
I just finished my email to Glenn Beck and James Dobson, I just have the one to Beck's writer to go. I'd appreciate any input, if any of you see anything that's not quite accurate please let me know. I don't plan on sending them until tomorrow morning.
Letter To Beck:
Recently I watched a clip of your show about the moment of silence being removed from public schools. I have to admit that I was appalled by the way in which you conducted yourself. It wasn't your opinions… Continue
Added by Creature on January 27, 2009 at 2:25am —
There are two main approaches that Atheists take when trying to open a religious mind, and release the seed of reason trapped inside. One group, such as Dawkins, Harris, Dennet, use mainly their own reason as a pry bar to try and accomplish this, while another group, people such as Hitchens, Bill Mahr, or any number of other comics like Doug Stanhope, prefer to use the hammer of ridicule to bust the piggy bank wide open. Which method is best?
Most Atheists, I think can appreciate… Continue
Added by Kozz on January 26, 2009 at 9:58pm —