My stepson is a devout Catholic. It bothers him that I have an atheist website and a presence on several atheist forums. He has an account on my member forum, at AtheistExile.com, and follows the conversations there as a lurker instead of a participant.
He told me I should try prayer, just for a little while, to see if they come true or not.
I never approach my family members on the subject of religion but if they approach me about it, I don't hold back unless I see them… Continue
Added by Atheist Exile on December 1, 2009 at 7:30pm —
First, lets forget I asked that question because even if someone says I can't - I DON'T CARE BECAUSE I DO.
But seriously, is there anybody else out there who doesn't believe in Gods but thinks there could be a different plane of existance.
I've seen a few Ghosts, mostly Family members or fallen pets and other just random people who clung to this world after death I suppose. I've never felt scared or threatend by any of them, well... one time I thought my room shaking a bit odd… Continue
Added by Alex Tyler on October 30, 2009 at 4:00am —
My partner replied that she does not believe and then gave a simplified version of evolution. I was impressed. What would you do?
Alex's Heresies - Embracing a Physical Reality
Added by Alex McCullie on October 24, 2009 at 10:00pm —
As of 9:25 am Central Time, “No God” has gone from 8th or 9th to 2nd on the Trending Topics. **UPDATE** It is now the
top trending topic. Some people are voting for Know Peace = No God / No God = Know Peace, while others are voting for No God = No Peace. Check it out and make your voice heard!
Even if it’s not an in-depth discussion of religion, it’s apparently getting… Continue
Added by IAmTheBlog on October 20, 2009 at 2:03pm —
1. - Why is Atheism such a bad thing? Atheists: never burned others at the stake, never started/engaged in a Crusade and just want to be left alone for the most part.
However with the threat of FORCED CONVERSION
, anyone would be pissed and come out swinging. Likewise, do you think we would just allow you to publicly deface our belief and ESPECIALLY with such non-sense as you, Kirk Cameron, have presented as "fact"
? Why do Extremists think Atheism is such a threat to their… Continue
Added by Alex Tyler on October 20, 2009 at 8:51am —
Now all that is left is that pesky Pledge of Allegiance. The original version was published on October 11, 1892 and the current version was published on June 14, 1954.
The words to the current Pledge of Allegiance are:
I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands:
one Nation under God, indivisible,
With Liberty and Justice for all.
Now, I will not say that the entire Pledge is wrong. Just… Continue
Added by Andrew Lafont on October 16, 2009 at 9:30pm —
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 —
"Yeah thats right! Super Mecha Death Christ 2000 Version 4.0 Beta - BITCH!"
- The Angry Video Game Nerd
aka My Personal Jesus's father and therefore God... along with Geddy Lee, Dave Mustaine, Tony Kakko and my Grandfather who was the best man I ever knew and will ever know. If there is a Heaven, he better have a seat in the best part or else I'll be pissed off big time.…
Added by Alex Tyler on October 11, 2009 at 8:04pm —
A lovely article by Mitchell Kahle who "de-God" his money:
Spending Godless Money By Mitchell Kahle
Recently, I started drawing and writing on my debit card like a high schooler on their yearbook. It felt cathartic to grab a Sharpie and start scribbling unspoken thoughts. Of course some bank tellers and store clerks find it odd but if Capital One can hand out customized plastic like candy then why not… Continue
Added by Annie Roark on October 6, 2009 at 12:42pm —
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 —
Adam and Eve; God created them with “free will”. Problem being that he didn’t give them intelligence to choose their all-powerful creator, whom they knew personally, and left them ignorant enough to choose to believe a talking snake instead. Since god knew this would all happen and created them as they were anyway, including the creation of angels that would rebel and deceive mankind, it is clear that this god intentionally wanted mankind to sin and not choose him. Why else would he create… Continue
Added by Saint on September 8, 2009 at 10:01pm —
This will be nice and quick for my first post.
As i was driving home today whilst going through a small town in NOTTS i noticed a huge board which read out like a questionnaire with the question highlighted being 'Is there a God?'.....
The answers were as follows 1) Yes 2) No and 3) (as far as i can remember was) Probably not.
It made me smile especially as it was directly opposite a church.
I was really tempted to tick a certain box but i didn't have a… Continue
Added by Luke Hymas on September 8, 2009 at 5:13pm —
September will be a very busy month for me and for Recovering from Religion. It looks like we will add another two groups in the next couple of weeks. I am speaking five times in the LA San Diego area Sept. 17-20, and several times in Oct. in San Francisco, Portand. and maybe Seattle.
Added by Darrel Ray on September 6, 2009 at 11:45pm —
Hey, AN: Just thought I'd let you know what's going on at Good Reason News. You can read this here or visit me there and catch up on any posts you've missed, if you're interested.
Added by Billy Deaton on August 11, 2009 at 8:50pm —
Really though. If God truly did exist, and truly wanted all of us to be aware of his presence it would be pretty easy. I mean he is omnipotent right? Yet, the biggest crime one can commit in reference to the Bible is denying the existence of the Holy Spirit. Its the one surefire ticket straight to Hell. All God would have to do is show up again like in the good old days, perform a few miracles and I would be satisfied. But unless that happens I'll… Continue
Added by Jake Collyer on August 3, 2009 at 12:08pm —
AN: I've been following this story pretty closely, but I'm happy to announce there's finally a suspect in the senseless killing. You'll never GUESS who it is! reposted from Good Reason News:
Although he looks like a confused teenage goth who likes to play with his sisters dolls, Hector Salva
is South Jersey's… Continue
Added by Billy Deaton on July 28, 2009 at 11:23am —
I'll be speaking to the Las Vegas Atheists next Sunday, August 2. If you know anyone in Vegas, let them know. Here it the link to the meetup announcement: http://atheists.meetup.com/30/calendar/10539156/
Added by Darrel Ray on July 25, 2009 at 12:08am —
Ok, I am finally getting around to the best part of my trip. As I mentioned in my last blog on the trip, I got caught behind a major wreck outside of Columbus, Ohio. I didn't end up in Cincinnati until 5am, and I was going to be at the museum when they opened the doors. I slept a few hours and pulled into the museum at 10am. I hope they were prepared for a grumpy atheist because that is exactly what they got.
At 10am, I entered the gates behind… Continue
Added by John Q. Antichrist or Rosco on July 23, 2009 at 1:02pm —
98% of theists (don't ask where I got those statistics. I don't know.) I've talked to for some reason think this is an end-all good argument, when it really is a poor one.
They usually start out by asking if you believe in good and evil. My answer is yes, with a but. Yes but...people aren't all good or evil. Good and evil are very vague and broad terms, especially the word good. The idea of Good and Evil isn't the same for all people, but generally most people living in the same place… Continue
Added by Hekate Moon on June 29, 2009 at 8:16pm —
My interview on Chariots of Iron Podcast came out today. I talk about The God Virus and Recovering from Religion. Eli, Mark and Lamar really did their homework and had great questions. I think we explored the Civil Religion idea better in this forum than in any others I have done. Having three guys interview is a trip. It was more like we were all sitting around the table with a beer and having some good laughs. The interview portion is in the last half of the podcast.
Here is the… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on June 24, 2009 at 5:16pm —