“I don’t believe in atheists.” That’s a phrase I’ve been seeing a lot lately. It passes for clever in apologetics blogs and it helps many a drive-by tweeter to troll the atheist hashtags. I somehow doubt the majority of these people are making references to the Chris Hedges book from 2008, but who knows how the meme rolls. The…Continue
This is still the most common excuse I get from agnostics and even some non-church going Christians.
They Don't Want To Be Wrong about God's Existence, so they are playing it safe, hoping that if there is really a God and an afterlife, they will be in for a place in Heaven.
They are thus living an Irrational Delusion.
For starters, how do they know that they are worshiping or believing in the correct God, there are hundreds (presently worshiped) and thousands of…Continue
This weekend was a personal test for my parenting. As an atheist parent, I am pretty adamant in presenting both sides of an argument and using context when discussing religious belief with my kids. The only confirmation of how fair of a job I am doing is when the kids end up in awkward…Continue
This is from a speech I gave in 1999 as we were about to move into 2000. I thought it might be appropriate as we near Halloween.Continue
Between the advent of engineered disease, and surreptitious attacks of mind boggling computer viruses that could potentially bring down banking systems globally, it would seem we need to look at everything we…Continue
Foreigners are not particularly impressed with most Americans' mental abilities and with good reason in some cases. For instance, nearly 25% of the American people believe President Bush knew about the 9/11 attacks in advance, but even worse 30% of Americans did not know when 9/11 …Continue
"It is very important not to mistake hemlock for parsley; but not at all so to believe or not in God." Denis Diderot [i]
One of my sons asked me if I was a nonbeliever and of course I asked, "a nonbeliever in what?" I was not trying to be flippant, but there are…Continue
From my atheism blog http://tonyjordan37814.blogspot.com/
Nearly all believers in every religion make the claim that religion is good for societies, that belief in their particular God, whether it be Yahweh, Jesus, Allah, or the various gods of Hinduism, leads to unity, health, wealth, peace, and stability. But is this claim reflected by the facts of reality ? Consider the following:
Phil Zuckerman is a Professor of…
With the recent shooting at a school in Newtown Connecticut and the shooting in Aurora Colorado violent video games are in the news again. The old men in the old media are blaming violent video games as they always do when a shooting hits the national news.
Violent video games have been the target of old media and conservatives for years. They will spout dubious studies and claim there is a link. They will blame any act of violence on violent video games even if the perpetrator never…
I often tell people that faith is not even a rung on the ladder of truth.
However, there is room for faith as long as it is backed up by facts.
I do a lot of performances with a christian friend of mine named Kevin. He is one great drummer and I have faith that when we perform he is going to be outstanding.
Faith, though, will not guarantee that he will, just as it will not guarantee that the Earth…Continue
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You know, I guess you can say that I came to my self-belief, and my opinion about religion later in life. Like many things. Though I reason that kind of thing would be like a discussion of spilled milk. Truly the only thing one can affect is now, this very moment. Not the last moment, nor the next moment. This moment.
My belief in self, as well as my assessment about Christian mythology has been an evolutionary process. This section is my…Continue
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In high school I had three BFF’s (Best Friends Forever!) all of them had higher grades than I did and being somewhat insecure about that I thought that meant they actually knew more than I did. I am still friends with one of them but this tale involves the other two, I’ll call them Jen and Jane. During a conversation I only vaguely remember I used the word “cobbler” as in “He lives across the street from a cobbler.” Be aware that I grew up in Calgary, AB Canada, but my parents…
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