Last week, I got into an interesting conversation with a fellow atheist about de-converting Christians. My new atheist friend expressed the opinion that he thought moderate Christians were easier to de-convert and I expressed the opinion that I thought fundamentalists were easier to de-convert.
I am not actually sure that either of us could prove our position, but I do think we each had some interesting arguments to draw on. His main argument was that moderates were already more… Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on June 23, 2010 at 8:37pm —
Science and religion have pretty much always been in conflict. Both claim to be a means of determining knowledge and yet it is only through science that such a claim can be verified.
It really is amazingly ignorant of fundamentalist religious people to tell us through a computer that science is based on faith or that science is just another religion or that religion is better at determining truth. The fact is that ALL religious people use science EVERYDAY (even the Amish). Religion… Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on June 16, 2010 at 3:10pm —
For many young Christians, the belief in the literal resurrection of Jesus has become their primary justification for belief in the entire Christian system. One argument they use in particular is that they don’t believe that the apostles would have died for a lie.
These particular Christians often tell me how many of the apostles and early Christians were tortured for spreading the Christian belief and who in their right mind would die for a lie? Who indeed? Let’s look at this for a… Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on June 3, 2010 at 3:07pm —
One of the big advantages that religion has over the greater atheist/Humanist community is money. Christians are used to supporting and funding the propagation of their message. Many Christians even donate “their last dollar” to further “God’s Work.” In this world, money talks and so we need to start tithing for reason.
In the free market of ideas, there is little doubt that Humanist ideas are vastly superior to religious ideas. Religious people know it too and that is why it has… Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on May 21, 2010 at 10:25am —
Awhile back I watched a documentary titled: The Education of Shelby Knox. The documentary is about a teenaged girl’s attempt to bring comprehensive sex education to the fundamentalist controlled city of Lubbock, Texas.
Shelby Knox is a Christian. Her whole family is Christian and the film portrays the city as being almost entirely fundamentalist Christian. Throughout the film, she starts to have doubts about her religion as she continues to push for comprehensive sex education in her… Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on May 14, 2010 at 8:44am —
President Barack Obama has recently nominated Elena Kagan as his pick
for the Supreme Court. Is it a good pick? What is her record and/or
position on the issues of Church/State separation and other topics… Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on May 11, 2010 at 2:36pm —
I recent posted a blog for the second time and it was again singled out for deletion without notice. I have gone though this kind of bullshit before and because there is one asshole who decided to single me out, my blogs are being deleted while other similar blogs are not. This is bullshit. I think it is bullshit that atheists want to hate on other atheists and I think it is bullshit that some moderator wouldn't even give me the courtesy of asking for my side or for even simply informing me. I… Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on May 11, 2010 at 2:24pm —
Various forms of Presupposition Theology have become all the rage with theists lately. The concept, simply put is that Christians must presuppose the truth of the Bible. Christians who subscribe to the presupposition concept tend to argue that atheists take reason as a presupposition and on faith. They further argue that reason presupposes a God. In other words, the reason for reason is God.
It is not uncommon to hear a Christian ask an atheist about the foundation of reason these… Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on May 7, 2010 at 8:12pm —
On Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI visited the famed Shroud of Turin and prayed. One can only guess than he must have prayed that this entire pedophilia scandal would disappear. Read the rest of this article
Added by Staks Rosch on May 3, 2010 at 2:36pm —
I tend to get a lot of e-mails from angry fundamentalist Christians. There is a particular type of e-mail that I get often. This type is usually short and usually informs me that the Christian will enjoy watching me being tortured or burning in Hell for all eternity. Read the rest of this article
Added by Staks Rosch on May 3, 2010 at 11:00am —
You may have seen them on cars or t-shirts, the coexist message has become fairly popular with liberal Christians and other liberal religious people. On the surface, it sounds like a pretty cool movement, but I do have a few issues with it.
Have you seen this Bumper Sticker:
Read the rest of this… Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on April 30, 2010 at 11:39am —
Professor Stephen Hawking recently stated that aliens almost certainly exist and that it is probably unwise for humans to attempt to contact them at this time. Sure, in the context of his Discovery Channel television series such a statement seems innocent enough, but what the smartest man on the planet didn’t foresee was that every news station in the country would rebroadcast his comments to teabaggers. Read the rest of this… Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on April 28, 2010 at 10:47am —
The National Day of Prayer has apparently causing more controversy. The Reverend Franklin Graham, son of legendary televangelist, Billy Graham was apparently invited and then uninvited to the Pentagon to celebrate this unconstitutional event. This week, the Washington Post’s “On Faith” topic is: National day of prayer and controversy.
"Did the Pentagon do the right thing by disinviting evangelist Franklin Graham from a National Day of Prayer event next week? Should government officials… Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on April 27, 2010 at 6:00pm —
April 26th has been designated Boobquake Day. Women and I presume amply busty men as well, are called to wear outfits which show off their cleavage. The less modest the better, since the goal is to actually create an earthquake with nothing more than bared breast. Read the rest of this Article
Added by Staks Rosch on April 26, 2010 at 10:00am —
Added by Staks Rosch on April 24, 2010 at 6:30pm —
The Catholic sex scandal continues and the Vatican has continued to blame everyone except themselves. Most Catholics in America don’t even agree with the Pope on a growing list of important issues and yet they continue to go to church and donate money which gets funneled back to the Vatican to fight for and against issues they don’t agree with and to protect pedophile priests from getting prosecuted.
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Added by Staks Rosch on April 23, 2010 at 10:11am —
Yesterday was the much anticipated conclusion to South Park’s 200th episode which has been causing a great deal of controversy. While the episode didn’t depict the Islamic prophet Mohammad and did what seemed like a major cop-out in revealing that the bear-suited depiction of Mohammad was actually Santa Claus, this episode contained a coded warning to the Muslim world. … Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on April 22, 2010 at 7:07am —
It is pretty well known that Muslim fundamentalists freak out when anyone criticizes their religion or even depicts an image of their prophet Mohammad. In fact, Muslims are even known to get violent about it. Their severe reactions to such trivial things have frightened the media and the entertainment industry.Read the rest of this article
PS This is the most dangerous article I have ever written.
Added by Staks Rosch on April 21, 2010 at 11:32am —
Sunday, a fundamentalist Muslim website called, RevolutionMuslim.com “warned” the creators of South Park that they may have already stepped over the line and that if they continue, they risk violent retribution.Read the rest of this article
Added by Staks Rosch on April 20, 2010 at 10:16am —
There is a terrible double standard going on in the world today. Could you imagine how society at large would respond if the headlines of the morning newspapers reported that the largest atheist group in the world had allowed members of their group to molest children? What if the atheist group used member donations to help those who had molested children to move to other areas of the country or even other countries entirely in order to avoid prosecution? … Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on April 20, 2010 at 10:14am —