One reason that so many “modern” people still “believe” in supernatural silliness is that so many people are so amazingly ignorant: recall the fatwa of the top cleric in Saudi Arabia threatening anyone who didn’t believe that the world is flat, recall other rulings of Muslim clerics that evolution is false.From such (and more) the conclusion seems inescapable that the majority of religious fundamentalists are just ignorant bumpkins. Recall the tautology: “Half of all people have…Continue
I am, as many of you already know, a habitual quote-monger, as evinced by multiple posts and comments here on Atheist Nexus. Over the six or so years of my avowed atheism, I have amassed a fair collection of brief statements and longer works by significant freethinkers who share in the cause of secularism and opposition to irrational belief. One of the more recent of these is a piece by Sam Harris, entitled simply, An Atheist Manifesto.
This treatise, a touch over 4,600…
Once again, I have to thank Sunday morning television for informing me of an important and noteworthy event. In this case, the information came in the form of a 30-second commercial, not just about a film but yet another salvo against the catholic church and the pedophile priest scandal: Spotlight. This docudrama purports to tell the story of how the Boston Globe newspaper staff researched and revealed the massive child abuse…Continue
Sreeni: When someone declares “There are no gods”, others regard this as an expletive of a highly depressed person. When people hear or say this, it is often associated with nothing going right in the life of the person proclaiming it, or it is heard being said after a tragedy occurs.
Me: Yes that happens but these four words do not need to be linked to a fatalistic or bleak outlook but instead can be reassuring, refreshing…
To liberals who are doctrinaire...ya makin a mistake.
The deviation from core principles escapes the doctrinaire liberal in the examination of Islam. Why is the topic off limits? Those who criticize it are islamophobes. We cant criticize a culture. Right?
If that is the conclusion then we absolve abuse on a massive scale.
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Small caps can be big too!
If you have an investment portfolio, you might be focusing on the big figures that can potentially get you big profits.…Continue
It has been 35 years since I conducted my research on the roll of women in 32 nations of the world, from China and Indonesia, Mexico, Alaska, nations in Europe from Ireland to Turkey,…Continue
http://www.thespiritualbeacon.net/blog The number of woman Jesus Christ has reportedly sexually abused continues to increase as attorney Gloria Allred brought forth three more alleged victims, who each shared disturbing details of their encounters with the 2000 year old deity.
Brenda Standish, Kelly Nash, and Sally Leland sat down with the lawyer and recounted to reporters their frightening encounters with Christ…
God can never change his mind
Assuming hypothetically that there is a God, let me prove that God cannot change his mind, because he is assumed by all religions to be perfect. There is always a best choice in any situation. For someone to change their mind, they have to deem their new choice better than their old one.
Suppose, for example, that god thought initially that one plus one equals three. God then changes his mind to thinking that one plus one equals…
I exist, a scion of unknown ancestors that began with the splitting of cells and transformations that changed everything over time. I was nothing before my conceptions and I return to that place. I am alive, with all my senses informing me of who I am and who I am becoming. Trust the process! I, you, we, all exist on the same plane, going through transformations every day until our final breath. Then, life goes on changing, individuals change, the universe changes. I return to the stuff of…Continue
As an atheist, a lot of little things bother me-- two, in particular.
How often, after a tragedy of some sort, do we hear "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families"? How inane is that sentence? Yes, I realize it's meant to be wellmeaning and supportive, but is it really necessary? What else can be said? I heard it many times after my father died last month. I inwardly cringed and said thank you. But I wanted so much to say, please don't pray for me.
Far worse than that…Continue
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In a dramatic turn of events, Adam de Eden and his wife Eve have been found not guilty of being the cause of a ‘curse on all mankind’ and bringing sin into the world by eating a piece of illicit fruit. While neither deny consuming said berry, they claimed in court that the fruit tree's owner had lied to them, and that they were unaware of how dire the consequences of their ‘crime’ would be.
The judge in the case, Lord AG. Gnostic, accepted the de Eden's story, which went as…Continue
Free enquiry is important to me. I believe that people have a right to air their views. I do not wish to live in a society where the state can accuse you of thought crime and silence you. Who gets to decide what ideas constitute thought crime or for that matter who has committed thought crime? I suggest that we should not allow the state to decide. We must uphold freedom of speech without exception, but let us add the proviso that in those cases where one is in fact inciting to…Continue