There is a well-known thought problem called X(z)eno's Paradox, or the Dichotomy Paradox. The essential base of Xeno's dichotomy is what I allude to, while the basic conclusions and premises behind the argument I push aside as they are not relevant.
The dichotomy is this, to travel any… Continue
Added by goodthink on October 5, 2010 at 11:25pm —
I've written a piece at Life Without a Net about heaven
. For any of you folks who enjoy discussions with Christians, you might find this a helpful tool for re-framing and thinking critically about the concept of heaven and hell. Here's an excerpt:
Added by Hambydammit on October 5, 2010 at 7:18pm —
The photo essay that I posted a week ago (Look Around You) was,… Continue
Added by Dan on September 12, 2010 at 1:18pm —
Added by Diana Agorio on September 6, 2010 at 4:55pm —
For these reasons: - Thanks to the Bible: I was once a devout Catholic but regular Bible reading saved me.
Why? Because I so took notice contradictions in the Bible and found that the Christian… Continue
Added by Jan on September 4, 2010 at 9:54am —
I don't know the ngenral opinion on the ground zero "mosque" here because I haven't been as active as I should be but I know at least 1 (thunderfoo at youtube) atheist has used the argument.
This is not
Saudi Arabia this is America! The A in USA doesn't mean Arabia, it means America!
What am I talking about? Among the pathetic arguments against the "mosque" (its a cultural center you ignoramuses) the bigoted idiots spout out is "they don't allow churches in… Continue
Added by Lone Wolf on August 30, 2010 at 4:46pm —
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 —