All Blog Posts Tagged 'Religious' (26)

Brazil and Religion

(Image - Padre Cícero Statue. Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará)

As some of you know, I'm Brazilian. I live in a nation that is one of the largest Christian Nation in the world. 86% Christians, 64% of Catholics and 22% Protestants.…

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Added by Iran Filho on June 18, 2015 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

Main deity or religious belief systems

Aniconism: the worship of an object symbolizing, but not representing god or an opposition to icons or idols.

 

Animism: the belief that natural objects and phenomena and the universe itself possess souls and consciousness or the belief in spiritual beings or agencies.

 

Anthropolatry: the worship of a human being such “holy person” possibly similar to a deity yet not as a full god.

 

Anthropomorphism: the assignment of human shape and attributes to…

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Added by Damien Marie AtHope on June 8, 2015 at 10:59pm — No Comments

I Dream Of Mayberry

"I miss the good old days. You know, when things were simpler and more pure. Like Mayberry."



This is probably one of the most absolutely ridiculous notions in America…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on April 2, 2015 at 7:00pm — 7 Comments

Governor Pence and the Grim Silence of the Evangelical Right

"The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living... as they seem to be occupied with revolutionizing themselves and things, creating something that did not exist before, precisely in such epochs of revolutionary crisis they anxiously conjure up the spirits of…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on March 30, 2015 at 10:00pm — 14 Comments

Young Earth Creationism & Intelligent Design, should be considered as "Information Terrorism" and treated as such!

The US government should declare Young Earth Creationism as a danger to the minds of U.S. citizens and ban it as "Information Terrorism".

As Young Earth Creationism and its offshoot, Intelligent Design, is anti-information and anti-knowledge which as in Terrorism, they use fear and intimidation to gain converts and indoctrinate children.

Even Ken Ham demonstrates this in his "Raising Godly Children in an…

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Added by Dyslexic's DOG on January 2, 2015 at 2:58am — 5 Comments

Putting the Cart Before the Horse



Time and time again when speaking of atheists, the question of whether one can be moral and upright without God and/or religion unfailingly comes up. For years, I have believed that the…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on August 21, 2014 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

A Few Thoughts On The Whole "What If You Go To Hell?" Scenario

We have all had that conversation with friends, family, and even in our own minds have pondered the validity of the "What if you go to Hell?" scenario.



Images of devils, demons, exposed human flesh to flame, faces twisted in torturous poses, evil looking imps in observant reveries of delight. The overall themes being rejection, exile, physically unbearable pain, retribution, and guilt. Through many belief systems, Hell is a common thread that most agree upon.…



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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on August 19, 2014 at 1:47pm — 11 Comments

NWO, Illuminati, Blood Moons, And Hot Dogs: Practicing Political Atheism While Living In A Zealously Theistic Country

It seems over the last decade we have more things to be afraid of.

Between the advent of engineered disease, and surreptitious attacks of mind boggling computer viruses that could potentially bring down banking systems globally, it would seem we need to look at everything we…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on August 17, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Religious Propoganda In America

What is the difference between Islam's end times and that of…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on February 3, 2014 at 5:24pm — 2 Comments

Hypothesis: The Real History Of Religion

The development of complex languages, around 200,000 years ago, that can describe and pass on abstract thinking (like religious thought) has been likely the biggest force behind our cultural evolution, which has taken off exponentially since the first sentences were formed.

This use of language to describe complex and abstract notions sparked our cultural or cognitive evolution which recording in writing and now vocal/video/software has pushed along this exponential growth curve,…

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Added by Dyslexic's DOG on December 5, 2013 at 7:41pm — No Comments

Are Theists Confident Enough In Their Religions To Endure Scrutiny ?

What about it ? Can theists endure with confidence a close and careful examination of their religious beliefs, or do they fear that if they are scrutinized too closely those beliefs won't hold up, that they'll prove false and illogical ?

Since I am an American and most familiar with the Christian religion I will use that as my test case, but these questions apply equally well to Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, or any other theistic beliefs that may be out there.

Are…

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Added by Anthony Jordan on July 28, 2013 at 10:21pm — 3 Comments

A Church Centered Woman--RUN!

I’m a married man and have been for 31 years, but if I were of the age to be seeking a wife I know where I wouldn't be looking. From my standpoint any woman centered on the church is the kiss of death for any serious relationship. I’ve been an equal opportunity dater all of my life, but for this article my focus is…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on June 6, 2013 at 10:07pm — 9 Comments

Dish Network forcing citizens to have Religious channels in 'packages'

I signed up for Dish Network (it's a satellite TV company) here in Yuma AZ. The new customer package was just $19.99/month and included extended Movie stations like HBO, Starz etc and entailed about 200 stations. After 3 months, "New Customer Promotions" ended & if I continued with Dish, I was forced to choose continuing that Extensive Package *at normal prices* (very co$$tly!) or choose another 'Package'. I chose the Budget Package which has about 50 stations and now costs me $40/month.…

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Added by LBGT Atheist/Secular Humanist on May 15, 2013 at 8:58pm — 6 Comments

Child Abuse & Religion

Red States Whip Ass

A recent case that involved an infant stuck to a wall with super-glue and another dropped into a pot of scalding water set my parental fluids to a boil. Almost every evening there is another case of horrific child abuse or kidnapping and neglect. Living in the “Bible Belt”…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on March 7, 2013 at 9:00pm — 12 Comments

Jerusalem as an International city?

It seems simple, but it is hard to achieve.

We all know of the Religious killing each other over Israel and Jerusalem in particular. The Israelis have their state, the Palestinians want to have their own state. Lines have been drawn in the sand, nations of the world are backing either the Israelis or the Palestinians.  Fighting for Jerusalem has caused the city to be split into sections.

However, it seems that the answer is quite clear.

Why doesn't the UN simply make…

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Added by Andrew Lafont on October 26, 2011 at 11:51pm — 2 Comments

Chapter Eight; WHO IS ON YOUR TEAM? part thirty-five





So the top four areas of faith or lack there of, cover about 5 billion people. These are the best teams humanity has to offer for our posterity. To bad we cannot have head to head contest and the winners get the other adherents followers. A sort of “World Series of Belief”. Not so much to count numbers but to be educated in the others religion and judge it on its own merits.

Stephen Prothero in his book Religious Literacy makes the case for religion to be… Continue

Added by Thomas True on November 9, 2010 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Humanity Has No Need For God

Why do the most highly religious societies tend to be the most poverty stricken, crime ridden, hungry, illiterate, undereducated, unsafe, violent and aggressive societies on Earth? Even if religiosity is not a direct cause of these fundamental ills, why does it correlate so strongly with the worst tendencies and instincts humanity has to offer? Why is it that when religiosity insinuates itself more strongly in the secular world, that societies seem to tend…
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Added by Jeffrey A. Myers on October 19, 2010 at 12:27pm — 2 Comments

Unhindered by King or Priest: The Value and Necessity of Tolerance

I don’t believe in religion, but I do believe in religious freedom and religious tolerance. That doesn’t mean I am innocent of irascibility when it comes to my attitude about religion. I have all manner of opinions on the subject, but I find myself in the same position I imagine John Adams (also irascible) found himself in when he observed the Jesuits were coming to our newly founded republic.



I do not like the reappearance of the Jesuits.... Shall we not have regular swarms of them… Continue

Added by T Andrew Klatt on August 4, 2010 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Dear Religious Cult Member

Dear Religious Cult Member:



One:

I do not want to join your cult.



Two:

I do not care that you do not like being told that you are in a cult. You

are in one, deal with it.



Three:

Your belief in talking donkeys, angels, demons, a man surviving three days in the belly of a

whale, magic underwear, someone walking on water, living to be 900 years

old, someone rising from the dead, a flaming…
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Added by Joseph Franklin Cook on July 17, 2010 at 1:24pm — 3 Comments

My Response And Thoughs On Kirk Camerons Video "Origin Into Schools"

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 — 1 Comment

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