All Blog Posts Tagged 'Religion' (170)

A Hell of a Way to Rally People to Your Cause

 

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One man’s immorality is another man’s religion, even if the immorality of that religion is pointed out by atheists. It’s common for religious adherents to sometimes act immorally – and sometimes hypocritical – despite what their religions supposedly teach. The same is true for atheists and what they believe. People…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on September 16, 2011 at 8:19pm — 4 Comments

Pat Robertson is Divorced From Reality

 



When you’re talking about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) a good defense is apparently a good offense – and no one is more offensive than…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on September 15, 2011 at 3:37pm — 1 Comment

Tax Exemptions: The Business of Religion

Disclaimer: The Omnipotent Poobah, aka Jack Koeneman, is a former Christian turned atheist. He has nothing against most theists and respects their beliefs – up to the point where they step on his.



I have dozens of theist friends. Our discussions are generally polite and lean toward the relative merits of atheist and theist beliefs, not mundane secular topics like religious tax breaks. But with the hew and cry over…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on September 10, 2011 at 3:37pm — 1 Comment

A Christian is a Christian is a Christian

When it comes to things Christian, religious bias runs through nearly every major poll conducted in the United States, whether it comes from Gallup, PEW or the Barna Research Group, the numbers are often misleading, confusing or just plain wrong!

 

Surveys regarding religious issues are not broken out by faith groups such as Catholics, Methodists or Mormons, instead it is done by subdivisions such as born-again, non-born-again, evangelical, fundamentalist and other…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on August 18, 2011 at 10:56am — 2 Comments

My Atheism Doesn’t Need Evolution

Atheists are often portrayed as die hard believers in evolution, and atheism is quite often portrayed as being dependent upon believing in the validity of evolution. But you know what? Some people, such as myself, did not need to rely on Darwin to steer our courses off the path of religion and onto the path of reason.

 

Consider:

 

The bible was not created by a god nor inspired by the word of any god. It was written by a number of people who tried…

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Added by Brian Bridson on July 17, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Christian College Bans National Anthem

In a bit of a twist, a Christian school has banned the National Anthem. “As a result of a thoughtful, thorough, prayerful period of listening, learning and discerning,” the Goshen College Board of Directors said, “it…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on June 16, 2011 at 8:39pm — 3 Comments

Beware of Islam

 

The recent "victory" claimed by the United States government, the killing of Osama Bin Laden, seems a good thing at first. However, it's really just another poke in the eye of this back and forth between the western world and Islam, (or maybe between Christianity and Islam?) A retaliation is sure to follow, that's just the way it works. So while the American people are celebrating in the street, I'd be running for cover.…

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Added by Rational-Thinker on May 7, 2011 at 4:49pm — 5 Comments

One Nation, Over God: A Lecture By Aaron Bissell

I just want to say, throughout this, I talk about mostly about the Christian religion since that is the one I researched the most.



So, lets cover the basics of religion. Now, I understand that people WAY back then would believe such things as a sun god, a moon god sky god etc. They didn't have modern science. So, they just made up certain stories. Many people from different cultures made up there own gods (well, Christians just picked certain things from other religions and…

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Added by Aaron B. on April 28, 2011 at 3:26pm — No Comments

SOCIETAL SHARED ERRORS

"Religion is comparable to a childhood neurosis. The whole thing is so patently infantile, so foreign to reality, that to anyone with a friendly attitude to humanity it is painful to think that the great majority of mortals will never be able to rise above this view of life."  – Sigmund Freud

 

Professing dogmatic faith in popular superstitions and ancient myths handed down by our primal…

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Added by Adebowale Ojowuro on March 14, 2011 at 4:29pm — 3 Comments

Judgement Day - May 21, 2011

http://www.cnn.com/2011/LIVING/03/06/judgment.day.caravan/index.html?hpt=C1

 

Judgement Day = 5.21.2011 with the world ending in November 2011.  What will these people do when (not if) the world doesn't end 5 months later?  

Added by Lynn on March 6, 2011 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

Bigotry

Love to hear thoughts on this.

 

If anyone knows how to link a blog - please let me know...

 

http://centersolid.blogspot.com/2011/02/bigotry.html

Added by Sean Asbury on February 18, 2011 at 6:45am — No Comments

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

Few High School Biology Teachers Accurately Teach Evolution

I hate to bag on my own colleagues, but the evidence is overwhelming: most high school biology teachers either do not teach evolution or undermine their own teaching by giving nods and winks to creationist ideas. (See Most high school biology teachers don’t endorse evolution, by Valerie…

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Added by pantagruel1 on January 29, 2011 at 6:51pm — 5 Comments

Facebook Friends

I am not an avid user of Facebook, but I do use it occasionally for events.  After people found out I had finally joined the Facebook hive I started getting friend invites from a whole lot of people.  At first I accepted them all with open arms thinking I'm was the coolest guy on the internet.  But then reality kicked in and I found out that I don't really give a fuck if someone is going to go work out today, or if someone just painted their toenails.  But then there is the worst of it…

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Added by Ryan Allstun on January 20, 2011 at 10:24am — 5 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

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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