The languid success of logic and facts to dislodge believers from their mistaken beliefs, calls for a new course in the claim for morality’s mantle; religion fails humanity on ethics.
There appears to be no amount of reason or facts that will extricate believers from their cognitive biases, or the nucleus of their intractable, mistaken, and teleological beliefs. Non-theists, in my humble, yet scholarly opinion, need… Continue
Added by Frank J. Ranelli on August 23, 2010 at 6:00pm —
I have just got back from watching this film and it was incredible.
At last, a feature film from the atheist's viewpoint. This doesn't mean… Continue
Added by Richard Francis on April 26, 2010 at 1:36pm —
Akosombo Dam, The only Hydroelectric Dam in Ghana prayed for by group of pastors so rains come down or be restored to supply the country's energy. They believe its the devil stopping the rains. so wont look for any solutions or renewable sources of energy, they get an excuse like always its the devil and satan. Ignorance once again. Continue
Why do we as a people sit down, watch for a Dam like this to run out of water without looking at…
Added by Naked Satan on February 21, 2010 at 1:00am —
This post was copied from my official blog: "The Atheist Goddess"
You can find it here:
Okay... on with the test:
Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on February 17, 2010 at 10:00am —
I was originally going to publish this at Associated Content but they don't give up front payments for opinion articles so I published it there under a non-exclusive license and will publish it else where including my blog
Beliefs in gods is as old as civilization as is religion. But is the belief in god(s) and religion necessary? Does it benefit society or does it harm society? It is my belief that a belief in god(s)… Continue
Added by Lone Wolf on February 1, 2010 at 4:44pm —
From Not My God
Not My God focuses on persecution and hatred of atheists. I’m not saying that I equate anti-atheism rhetoric with segregated bathrooms under Jim Crow laws or genocides. What I am trying to say is that many people in the US hate atheists, all else being equal. I’ve heard time and time again of people saying that they didn’t believe in God– without sarcasm, without “and neither should you,”… Continue
Added by Sarah Trachtenberg on January 28, 2010 at 11:13am —
From Not My God
I don’t often hear from atheists who are politically/socially conservative. I know they’re out there, albeit probably much fewer than their more liberal counterparts. I’ve heard at least one atheist say that he’s a truck driver, voted for Bush twice, etc., and no one would guess that he’s an atheist. True, I wouldn’t have.
I’m a liberal myself, although it does disconcert me to a… Continue
Added by Sarah Trachtenberg on January 21, 2010 at 11:02am —
I know that a lot of religious people think that most atheists are angry, but the truth is we know that this is our one and only life so most try to live it the best we can. Life is not a dress rehearsal for the big show. Atheists haven't caused as much harm as religious people by a long shot. No wars were ever started in the name of atheism, but they have in the name of god (any god). I have heard people say that Stalin and Hitler were atheists, but if you look at any of their writings,… Continue
Added by Natalie on January 13, 2010 at 9:00pm —
In an emotional display, Kevin Rudd PM told the story of a couple that he knew personally, who died tragically whilst doing a good deed, to the Australian Christian Lobby’s annual conference in Canberra. Allan Taylor, the husband, was a school chaplain. Rudd intends to give $42.8mil in funding to the National School Chaplaincy program which was due to end late 2010.
Rudd used personal testimonies of Taylor, by friends, students, teachers, and colleagues as evidence of the importance… Continue
Added by Paul Gee on December 1, 2009 at 12:50am —
From Not My God
Don’t pastors’ kids make the best atheists?
November 19th, 2009
Those of you who read my sample chapter on Janet (which was also published) have read the story of a PK (preacher’s kid) who experienced one of the worst things that could happen to a child. Her father urged her to pray to forgive the man who sexually abused her, something she was not able to do. This was a pivotal moment in… Continue
Added by Sarah Trachtenberg on November 19, 2009 at 2:11pm —
Indianapolis public schools, in a clear breach of church-state separation, are banning students from viewing the websites of only certain religions, as well as atheist and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) sites.
According to a Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) press release
, Indianapolis public schools are illegally discriminating… Continue
Added by IAmTheBlog on November 14, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Father Copleston vs. Bertrand Russell:
The Famous 1948 BBC Radio Debate on the Existence of God
This debate was a Third Programmme broadcast of the British Broadcasting Corporation in 1948.
A DEBATE ON THE EXISTENCE OF GOD
Bertrand Russell [hereafter R:] and F.C. Copleston [hereafter C:]
C: As we are going to discuss the existence of God, it might… Continue
Added by Atheist Exile on October 13, 2009 at 10:30pm —
So, who is the god of Abraham? Is it Yahweh, God, or Allah? Or, are they all simply one in the same?
It depends on how you define things. The Christian god is supposed to be the same god as Allah, but obviously you can’t actively believe they are all one in the same. Why? Because of the differences of laws, beliefs, and the judgments those gods are involved in. A Christian is not going to look at the things attributed to Allah, such as the prophet Muhammad and the insistence that… Continue
Added by Saint on September 8, 2009 at 10:02pm —
Here's the original.
"If you're descended from monkeys, does that make you think you can act like one?"
No, the truth is much more hopeful. You see, our Lord God saw fit to craft us from dirt. Which means we should act like... dirt... human... things... with ghosts...
Yeah, I'm not sure how anyone can go through their whole lives and not notice… Continue
Added by Jenny Done on August 24, 2009 at 2:00pm —
I'm just going to link to my original blog post. I posted this last Sunday and I'm making it a weekly review of the entire Bible. Enjoy!
Here you go.
Added by Jenny Done on August 22, 2009 at 8:00pm —
There are dozens of offshoots of Christianity: Catholicism, Protestantism, Lutheranism, Greek Orthodoxy, Jesuit churches, Baptist churches, Latter-Day Saints, Eastern Orthodoxy, Evangelism (Born-Again churches), Mormonism, Branch-Davidian churches, Methodist churches, ad infinitum. These are all separate churches (schools of thought) dealing with the same faith; the same holy book - that book being the Bible.
Now, you'd think that - if the Holy Bible is the true and infallible word… Continue
Added by Robert Head on August 22, 2009 at 12:00pm —
More evidence, as if it were needed, of the way religion likes to think itself inclusive but is anything but comes to us in a report
on the Ekklesia website.
A girl wanted to get into a Christian “faith” school in Wrexham, UK. But she was the wrong kind of Christian, so couldn’t.
It’s called the St Joseph's Catholic and Anglican School, but Aston Padley (11) is not from an Anglican or Catholic family.
Added by Andy Armitage on July 16, 2009 at 3:30am —
Bible knowledge is on the decline
in Britain. Fewer than one in twenty are able to name all of the Ten Commandments, and a number of youngsters thought the Bible “old-fashioned”.
Well, it is, I suppose. It’s been around for quite a while now.
A survey, according to the Reuters story linked to above, says that 40 per cent “did not know that the tradition of exchanging Christmas presents… Continue
Added by Andy Armitage on July 12, 2009 at 4:00am —
"Sexuality isn't complex. God made man and woman to be united as one. Sin makes sex complex."
This statement was directed toward me on the forum for "A Christian and An Atheist" Podcast. The author was a rather… Continue
Added by NH Baritone on May 23, 2009 at 8:56am —
What's so great about Christianity?
Not much in my opinion. Nonetheless and despite my atheism, yesterday I checked out the book by the same name from my local library. The author, Dinesh D'Souza, has a big task ahead of him. I think he may have bitten off more than he can chew.
In the book D'Souza (supposedly) reveals the following, which is laid out on the inside flaps of the… Continue
Added by Valles Marineris on April 23, 2009 at 7:28am —