Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on August 1, 2012 at 2:13pm — No Comments
This week includes the entire audio from The Sagan Series, which can be found on You Tube, and my rant to one of those Christians who says I'm Not One of Those Christians.
The Sagan Series Part One
Babs Gonzales * Prelude to a Nightmare
Tommy Durden and the Westernaires * Hula Boogie
The Sagan Series Part 2
Al Jolson * I Dream of Jeannie
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on July 28, 2012 at 7:27pm — No Comments
“I used to think my brain was the most wonderful organ in the universe. Then I realized who was telling me this.”
(From a fictional exchange between two extraterrestrial intelligent machines, regarding the dominant life-form on Earth:)
“So…what does the thinking?”
“You’re not understanding, are you? The brain does the thinking. The meat.”
“Thinking meat! You’re asking me to believe in…Continue
I just finished reading the personal diaries of Eve and Adam - you know, the original humans. It would appear that Mark Twain discovered the original manuscripts and succeeded to translate the ancient hieroglyphs somehow (perhaps he used a top hat) and published them to the world. I will be…Continue
“Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.”
“If the kind of God exists who would damn me for not working out a deal with him, then that is unfortunate. I should not care to spend eternity in the company of such a person.”
“Prayer is like a rocking chair: It’ll give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.”
Gypsy Rose Lee
The following maps were originally published by the London Times Faith Central blog. It's an interesting contrast between religion and science.
As much as we hear about U.S. Christians pushing I.D. in public schools and building multi-million dollar creation-themed parks, it's good to…Continue
I look up at the night sky, and I know that, yes, we are part of this Universe, we are in this Universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the Universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up—many people feel small, because they’re small and the Universe is big, but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars.
- Neil deGrasse Tyson
Recognize that the…Continue
Added by Godless Poutine on April 14, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
We're Here! We're Godless!…Continue
I've been reading a series of books by David Weber called the Safehold series. Weber is an interesting writer. I'm not really a "fan" as in I adore his works and all that but his books do keep one busy. The plot of Safehold is complicated. It begins eight hundred years before the main part of the story gets underway at a time the human race was at war with a race called the Gbaba that was determined to extinguish humanity from the universe. Humanity was loosing the war. As a last ditch…Continue
Added by Ted Gresham on March 2, 2012 at 4:50pm — No Comments
I listened to Weekend Edition on NPR radio one day in January, 2012 and thought for a moment I was tuned to the wrong station. Rachel Martin’s interview with Alvin Plantinga was such a pile of softball pandering to Christian mythology I found myself smacking my forehead in disbelief.
Plantinga, a self-proclaimed Christian, begins by professing his discomfort with science being at odds with his religion – essentially admitting his goal is to find some way to defend his faith by…Continue
I think it is time to redefine “belief”, or at least to limit its use a little. While it is true that the dictionary defines belief as “an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists”, in many cases people seem to add “as a matter of faith” or “in spite of a lack of evidence”.
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"The intellectual - and thereby the rational - foundation of Islam results in the average Muslim having a curious tendency to believe that non-Muslims either know that Islam is the truth and reject it out of pure obstinacy, or else are simply ignorant of it and can be converted by elementary explanations; that…Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on September 19, 2011 at 2:10pm — No Comments
Hopefully you can read that.
I'm not sure how to respond. If anyone can help, I'd greatly appreciate it.