All Blog Posts Tagged 'God' (185)

Please Help... Discussion with Theist

http://forums.carm.org/vbb/showthread.php?64842-Why-I-dont-believe-in-leprechauns&p=1962522&viewfull=1#post1962522

 

Hopefully you can read that.

 

I'm not sure how to respond. If anyone can help, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Added by Nathan Hevenstone on August 16, 2011 at 3:28pm — 51 Comments

What atheism SHOULD mean

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“A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition.” ~José Bergamín
Many people mistakenly believe that dictionary definitions tell us what words mean. But it’s the other way around. We, by our actual usage of words, tell dictionary lexicographers how to define words. English is a fluid… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on July 17, 2011 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Omniscience is impossible

(Cross-posted from the Teapot Atheist)



Every Sunday, rather than offering commentary on a current event as I usually do, I present an argument from scratch, either against theism writ large or against some particular religion.



Among the many properties God is said to have (for reasons critically analyzed… Continue

Added by Christopher Ray on July 10, 2011 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Reduction in Force

Rummaging through my reconstructed disk drive I found a bunch of stuff I thought lost forever. I got it all back and then some. I won't linger. Here's a poem I wrote in 1999. Nuff said.

 

Reduction in Force

Donald R Barbera, 1999

Your attendance has been abysmal. Your attitude leaves a lot to be desired.

Your work habits have been at best inept. You’re lucky  you…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on June 21, 2011 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Theists Say the Darnedest Things...

In a light conversation with theist coworkers this morning, one of them dropped this gem after I said that I didn't believe in the existence of God or Satan because I didn't believe in any supernatural deity or deities:

"God isn't a deity. He's a god!" o.O

Added by Mike Haynes on June 20, 2011 at 3:38pm — 3 Comments

Help Get 'This Non-Religious Life' to Texas for 'The Response'

Our Story



‘This Non-Religious Life’ was born out of a chance interview on Zombie Popcorn’s other show, ‘The Talking Dead’ which was meant to cover the May 21, 2011 rapture prophecy. At the last minute, Brother Mike of May-212011.com threw his hat into the ring. Bob, interested in being in on the conversation from the start, jumped at the opportunity to be in on the discussion.

After the two-hour live show was over, we decided that the material was too good to allow it to… Continue

Added by Kenneth Montville D.D. on June 13, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Harold Camping, Penny Guru of Spiritual Scams or The Emotional Price of a Failed Rapture

I’m an Atheist who sees god. Do laugh, but don’t click away, yet. Seeing or perceiving god is really easy, even for a non-believer. Even in my godfree world, God is a collage of artistic-aesthetic re-presentations, a sensory response to the magnificent beauty of a stunningly decorated church, a life-like statue, a painting, a ritual song or dance, a poem, etc. To me, God exists as an awe inspiring anthropological artifact which can never be fully dead as long as I retain the ability…

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Added by Michel-Camille Bordeau on May 27, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Obama ignores athiests



Today was a great day. Osama has just been pronounced dead! The man who killed many innocent 9/11 victims has come to justice. This is a great thing all Americans can be happy about, while also sad by remembering the victims. HOW CAN THIS GO WRONG? the answer is simple prejudice agents atheists. Obama wrote a speech… Continue

Added by fullmetal atheist on May 2, 2011 at 5:40pm — 3 Comments

Married Women Abort for Secret Desire to Make Lesbians Equal



As a former Virginian, I’m all too aware of the asshatery that is Pat Robertson. I once lived a short distance from his colonial palace cum religious law school and occasionally saw some of his on-air “journalists” at the local Farm Fresh. I…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on April 29, 2011 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Bachmann Hears The Voice of God!

It just gets loonier and loonier.

But hey, it's 'lection season!

Michelle Our Belle

Added by Chris Highland on April 16, 2011 at 4:39pm — 1 Comment

For God or for Country

Did the new RNC chair, Riense Priebus, set a new tone for the question of Church and State separation? Read more: http://wp.me/pDkAX-5r

Added by David Rosman on February 16, 2011 at 11:03am — No Comments

SOME THOUGHTS FROM THE GOD DELUSION

Observation and thoughts derived from the book The God Delusion: Chapter 10, Dawkins wrote the statement that 96 percent of the population of the United States thinks that they will survive their own death. If one was to say that should I jump off this 12 story building unaided, after I hit the bottom of the pavement, I will survive that fall. Any reasonable person would have no other recourse but to find the nearest phone and call 911 for emergency services. Because my statement would…

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Added by Thomas True on February 9, 2011 at 6:58pm — 2 Comments

Shadow Boxing

Speaking with God seems to be quite common among religionists. It would seem that in these conversations the directions for solving world hunger, curing cancer and a host of other diseases might be a topic, instead of new ways to bilk Barnum's favorite group.



With that type of connection, it would seem that God might at least pass along a few hints and tips about parting waters or stopping the sun so we could have daylight longer and work 24 hours to catch up on the bills. Of course,… Continue

Added by Donald R Barbera on January 29, 2011 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Freedom of No-Religion!!!???

Added by Surya on January 18, 2011 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Story of Religion

Religion easily has the best bullshit story of all time. Think about it.

Religion has convinced people that there’s an invisible man…living in the sky.

He watches everything you do every minute of every day.

And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn’t want you to do.

And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer, and burn, and scream,… Continue

Added by Surya on January 18, 2011 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Is It Just Me?

Recently, I've found that my patience and manners when dealing with religionists to be nearly absent; in fact, I've been accused of being excessively curt and even belligerent. After reviewing my behavior I found that my critics were right and I must add, quite lenient as I reviewed several recordings where I was not only truculent and abrasive, but downright rude. At first I attributed my behavior to aging, but that was not the reason as I heard the exasperation and tiredness in my voice.… Continue

Added by Donald R Barbera on January 8, 2011 at 8:45pm — 9 Comments

How Many Secularists and Non-Secularists Can Dance on the Head of a Pin?

Poobah Self Disclosure: I'm an atheist. You may be a Christian...not that there's anything wrong with that.

America is an unhappy place these days. Opposing forces not only bludgeon each other bloody, but as…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on December 30, 2010 at 6:26pm — 1 Comment

The Hell With Atheists After the Foxholes

Many people say, “There are no atheists in foxholes.” As a practical matter this obviously isn’t the case, but the Army’s new Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program (CSFP)…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on December 24, 2010 at 1:08pm — 3 Comments

I'm a little tired of God getting all the credit.

This is just a rant.  But it was brought into the front of my mind by something I saw recently.  It was "Letters to Santa" at the post office, and they were reading letters of some of those in need. It was heart wrenching, and one story in particular stuck in my mind.  It was a man, former military, unemployed, and struggling to feed his kids.  He talked about how he was scrapping for any small job he could take to make a little money, and then he thanked God for keeping his children…

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Added by Dr. Cowboy on December 21, 2010 at 6:45pm — 2 Comments

Don’t Do Unto Others As They May Decide to Do Unto You

Guns and Bibles

GUNS AND BIBLES - Ameican Christians like to howl about their persecution, but it's hard to feel their pain. Having control over almost all political posts, have unlimited money and influence, and can demonize and run rough-shod…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on December 19, 2010 at 4:48pm — 1 Comment

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