All Blog Posts Tagged 'supernatural' (12)

Some Fears are Just Hard to Shake

    What lead me down the road to becoming a non-believer has also been the very same thing that has lead me to debunk other beliefs I have had. I used to be suspicious of vaccines; I’ve even refused to take the anthrax shot while I was deployed, which was a stupid move on my part. I even use to be anti-GMO and a believer in the Ancient Aliens show.

    All those beliefs came…

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Added by christopher jaime on August 6, 2015 at 12:00am — 8 Comments

Godwinks or Hoodwinked?

Have you heard about Godwinks yet?



They are new in the “feel good” style media line up lately. I was introduced to these once a month motivational segments while at work the other morning when one of our clerks went on her break, tuning in to the ever popular wine drinking duo of Kathy Lee and Hoda on the Today show. This…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on May 20, 2015 at 4:58pm — 2 Comments

God is irrelevant

It is not essential to believe in God or in the historical Jesus or in Christianity. What resonates for me is a deeper meaning than prayers or ritual or litanies can provide. It is an awareness and understanding of who I am, personally, and professionally. It is in being able to think and reason and pay attention to what is real and distinguish that which is superstition or tradition. It is being willing and able to think of others, including other…

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Added by Joan Denoo on October 13, 2014 at 12:58pm — 11 Comments

Why You Can Be Certain Deities Do Not Exist

Whether you used to believe in Jesus or Yahweh, Mohammed or Allah, Krishna or Zeus, I can assure you that none exist. I will even take you further than that and guarantee they do not exist. It is all about your perception of the concept that a god/goddess is. Not a…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on February 22, 2014 at 6:23am — 3 Comments

Morality, Survival and Religion

Martin Luther King Jr.

Morality is a human construct, by and for humans. If not, we'd have to get it from a natural source . . . or a supernatural one. I'm an atheist, so a supernatural source isn't a serious alternative to me. That leaves one alternative: Nature. But I can't detect the slightest whiff of morality in nature. Mother nature is red in tooth and claw. She is indifferent to violence,…

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Added by Atheist Exile on December 23, 2013 at 2:00am — 31 Comments

What do magic and magic have in common?

Magic and magic, what do they have in common? Perhaps I should clarify. What do prolific supernatural beliefs have in common with conjuring tricks?



In between study, I work as a close-up magician, performing at weddings, coorporate dinners, birthday parties and other such events. My passion for creating illusion has led me to perform for thousands of people, and to spend countless hours in front of the mirror, fiddling with cards, and studying the techniques and psychology of magic.…

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Added by Joe Williamson on September 25, 2012 at 11:20pm — 1 Comment

Some pearls of (un)wisdom from a creationist on facebook.

"You are checking theism with twisted, naturalistic logic. The two are completely incompatible, and thus one cannot define the other. That is the greatest fallacy of those who support Naturalism, thinking that they have an upper hand in defining the undefinable."



"If God wanted himself to be able to be tested by his own creation, then we could do so. We can't, and thus He doesn't."



"Since God works 100% through natural methods (meaning he rarely comes down to earth and… Continue

Added by Richard Healy on March 16, 2012 at 2:46am — 6 Comments

What's it Like Being an Atheist?

 

It’s a lot like being the only sober person in a car full of drunk people,    

and they refuse to pull over and let you drive.

 full on STEAL from:  http://freethoughtblogs.com/bluecollaratheist/…

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Added by Karen Loethen on September 19, 2011 at 11:09pm — 3 Comments

Chapter Three; LOOKING DEEPER part eight

While I was in the Army, stationed in The Republic of Panama, I started getting involved with hermeneutics. I was stationed there for 15 months and had a lot of free time to fill. I studied using The

Amplified Bible that was given to me as a gift from a good friend of

mine, in addition to other study books. Here is a quote from the web

site of The Amplified Bible about why it was made; “It attempts to take

both word meaning and context into account in order to…

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Added by Thomas True on December 29, 2010 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Morgan Freeman's "Through the Wormhole" on the Science Channel

The collection of channels including the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Animal Planet, the History Channel, etc, are quite controversial for their programs. Torn between love and hate, critics criticize the programs on these channels for dumbing down scientific, naturalistic, and historical subjects to the point of absurdity.



My personal take is that they have their place. I am endlessly fascinated by shows such as "The Universe", "Planet Earth", "Life",… Continue

Added by Nathan Hevenstone on June 3, 2010 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

The Supernatural, Dogma and Fraud

At the micro level -- individuals and local churches -- religion often provides comfort and community. However, at the macro level of organized religion, the consequences of belief systems based on the supernatural become clear.



Because they all make exclusive claims to God, the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) have been THE most persistently divisive influence in all of human history. If you doubt that, just turn on the news or visit the library or Google it.… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on July 14, 2009 at 8:36pm — 5 Comments

everything in moderation…

There’s a bizarre symmetry when believers and unbelievers debate the existence and influence of the supernatural on our temporal world. Both sides offer an answer, one side using an ancient book and the other deferring to science. But as flawed as a book of uncertain origins and a tumultuous history may be as a guide, using the word of a PhD to confirm that science knows something for sure isn’t always the right way to go either. Atheism and theism are fundamentally different and when… Continue

Added by Greg F. on January 25, 2009 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

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