All Blog Posts Tagged 'faith' (103)

Primitive minds!


In the grand scheme of the universe, and the scale of our evolutionary time line, humans are young. Extremely young. Infants, struggling to stand on our own two feet. We know almost nothing of what there is to know. We can comprehend only a smidgen of what there is to comprehend. Our minds still struggle to accept the reality of our existence, our insignificance. We must evoke magical beings to fill our understanding, rather than accept that we simply don't…


Added by Rational-Thinker on May 23, 2011 at 7:01am — 1 Comment

My record as an Atheist Activist (Your opinions sought....)

I have been, in the past, accused of endlessly whining about religion generally and Christianity specifically and not doing more about it. I respond usually that my activism has included going on marches and writing to my MP.


Here is an example of a recent exchange between me and my MP on the reform of the house of lords which proposes an increase in the religious representation and not as I would prefer the removal of this anachronistic oddity and the advance of a secular…


Added by Richard Healy on May 12, 2011 at 12:43pm — 2 Comments

Death anxiety prompts people to believe in intelligent design? - Why am I different?

Yesterday I came upon an article posted through RD.Net.

Researchers at the University of British Columbia and Union College (Schenectady, N.Y.) have found that people's death anxiety can influence them to support theories of intelligent design and reject evolutionary theory. .....

"Our results suggest that when confronted…

Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on April 1, 2011 at 4:25am — No Comments

Four Year Old Sees Heaven, Writes a Bestseller, Destroys Atheism!

It's all true.  We have to believe this story.  From the mouth of a child.  Buy the book.  Support heaven and the blue-eyed Jesus.  Why wouldn't you just believe?  I mean, here's what the publisher says:

“This was a very down-to-earth, conservative, quote-unquote normal Midwestern family. We became fully convinced that this story was valid. And also that it was a great story that would just take off.”…


Added by Chris Highland on March 11, 2011 at 1:17pm — 3 Comments

Pope says: God was behind Big Bang

The pope demonstrates the difference between scientific thinking and faith again.

And he shows a profound lack of knowledge again.


God was behind the big bang?


"The universe is not the result of chance, as some would want to make us believe," Benedict said

Well first of all I do not…


Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on January 17, 2011 at 5:45am — No Comments

Chapter Two; MAKING THE SPIRIT REAL part six

Other adherents will offer this option to me, “If you only would trust your heart, then you would know that God is real.” To this I say, “I have followed what I felt was the Lord's leading in my life for many things as surely as you feel that you are now.”   This also includes for family, friends, in jobs, relationships, where to go for trips and much more. There is not a single area that I didn't try to “bring under” the power of God.  Even my marriage.  But the facts of reality must be…


Added by Thomas True on December 21, 2010 at 3:05pm — No Comments


Somewhere between my curious nature and my desire to interact with my environment, I looked critically at the world. So as a child, when my family went to church, I really had no idea what it was about. I liked the children sermons given at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. It was fun to go in front of the sanctuary and sit with the other kids beside the pastor, since he seemed to be the reason everyone was there.…


Added by Thomas True on December 13, 2010 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Chapter One; THE NATURAL WORLD part one

God in Chaos

The purpose of this book is to examine and understand the purpose of religion in the view of the Theory of Evolution and Natural Selection. It is hoped that you and I will work to explore some of the ideas of God, Religion, and…


Added by Thomas True on December 10, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Be Good For Goodness' Sake

Holy cow — the atheists are proselytizing! I unveil Connecticut Valley Atheists' latest offering to the Vernon Green and demonstrate how the myths of religion and Santa Claus teach believers to behave in order to earn a reward, while atheism offers the only path to true, unrewarded morality in this week's CVA Vlog.…


Added by Dan Xenatro on December 7, 2010 at 4:49pm — 1 Comment

New book by author

Hi all, This is my first post, but be aware that I am in the middle of a marketing frenzy, trying to promote my new book... SO!!

With that in mind, please allow me to submit my latest press release to you, so you can find out a bit more about me, my book, and just what all the fuss is about. I will be sure to come back soon and contribute without $$ dancing around in my head..
all the best..



Added by Ray J. Egan on November 26, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Society will collapse without god!

From my blog

People have been warning that "society is going to collapse" since the dawn of societies millennia ago. Despite a track record of failure spanning longer than recorded time, some modern day religious people like to pull out this gem to argue that refusing to adhere to their world-view will cause the downfall of life as we know it. In actuality, it is the world view of the religious person that will collapse if everybody… Continue

Added by Dustin Sanders on October 21, 2010 at 7:32pm — No Comments

Faith - Last Refuge of Irrationality

The Myth of Original Sin does far more evil than merely inverting our inherent desire for knowledge and understanding and turning our greatest and most beautiful attribute and turning it into a means of debasement. Perhaps even more vile, the Myth of Original Sin seeks to replace our greatest attribute, our rationality and understanding with Faith.

While there is an extensive epistemological discussion on what constitutes Faith elsewhere on this page, the brief summary is…


Added by Jeffrey A. Myers on October 20, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Insipid Myth of Original Sin

Few Religionist traditions are more patently offensive than the myth of Original Sin and its dogmatic progeny, the myth of fallen humanity. What is our Original Sin? What is our great, intractable failing? What was our deep vileness that was so abhorrent that a SINGLE human's action would be sufficient to condemn our entire species for all eternity?

Our inherent quest for knowledge. Our curiosity. Our desire to understand. God creates us with an inherent longing for…


Added by Jeffrey A. Myers on October 19, 2010 at 7:09pm — 3 Comments

A Cold Stare - Planned section for a book called "A Journey of 'Faith': Memoire of a Transformation from Christian Child to Atheist Adult"


From time to time memories of my former life as a Protestant Christian come back. Some of them are pleasant, some unpleasant, others simply perplexing.

There is one that came to mind today that is still perplexing to this day.

Years ago, I had decided to confirm myself into the church, ironically, this was only a year before my dramatic…


Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on September 9, 2010 at 8:05pm — 1 Comment

Faith Healings

A reader writes:

How do you explain healing again? Here's a video of Delia Knox being healed. And at…


Added by Hambydammit on September 8, 2010 at 1:48pm — No Comments

New Book Release: Life After Faith

The seventh book by former minister Chris Highland has just been released.

Life After Faith is available now through Createspace and Amazon.

A personal story of leaving religion, ministry and super-natural faith, the book brings along companions like Frances Wright, Thomas Paine,…


Added by Chris Highland on July 15, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

God Hates Dirty Feet

This has just been posted on the Natural Bible blog. Please be respectful and wipe your feet before viewing (and make sure there are no sacred symbols on the doormat).

Added by Chris Highland on July 15, 2010 at 11:11am — No Comments

Life After Faith, New Book On the Way

My seventh book, Life After Faith, will be published in the next few weeks. Based on almost a half-century as an insider, it tells the story of my emergence from super-natural faith to practice a down-to-earth kind of "natural spirituality." This will not please extremists on either side of the divide! Some atheists will throw garbage and some people of faith will throw prayers, but it's a personal story of leaving faith, ordination as a Protestant Minister… Continue

Added by Chris Highland on June 19, 2010 at 7:49pm — No Comments

Theists invalidate their position with evidence

I am reading Christopher Hitchens' book 'god is not Great' and chapter 5 concludes with an obvious but, nonetheless, important point.

Actually, the "leap of faith" - to give it the memorable name that Soren Kierkegaard bestowed upon it - is an imposture. As he himself pointed out, it is not a "leap" that can be made once and for all. It is a leap that has to go on and on being performed, in spite of mounting evidence to the contrary. This effort is actually too…


Added by Tom Thompson on June 13, 2010 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Pursuit of truth.

I believe the best way for me to "add content" is to present a portion from my book: "EVERY MAN AND WOMAN AN ISLAND, The Individual Human Being As PRIME In The Universe." (published by Trafford and listed on Amazon.) Then, periodically I could add additional portions pertinent to atheism (aka non-theism or anti-theism.) This first entry comes from chapter eight starting with a quote from novelist/philospher Ayn Rand, "Theism's myth declares that he ate of the fruit of the tree of knowledge--he… Continue

Added by robert a clapp on June 4, 2010 at 3:02pm — No Comments

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