Adam Johnson's Blog – August 2009 Archive (3)

A Question

My friend asked me a question the other day. He said he has observed atheists becoming more and more like a religion so when does it get considered a religion? This was my best reply with the aid of a dictionary.

The simple answer is that atheism WILL NEVER be a religion. Why?

Because atheism is NOT a set of beliefs about cause, nature, and purpose of the universe. Atheism is the observation there is no evidence for gods. That's it. Atheists can also accept evolutionary… Continue

Added by Adam Johnson on August 2, 2009 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Belief in Science

I recently got into a discussion with a guy at work. He is a lutheran and I am an atheist, pearlist, humanist, whatever you want to label me as. He made a comment to me saying that he had his belief in god just like I have my belief in science. I haven't been able to quite wrap my head around this statement. I don't belief in science at all. I think as someone who is in school to be a scientist it would be very irresponsible to 'believe' in science. I accept the scientific method and what it… Continue

Added by Adam Johnson on August 2, 2009 at 4:22pm — 3 Comments

Billboard Preaching

So I've been back in the Southern United States for a months now so I've given myself something to write about. On I-95, driving from Florence SC to Raleigh NC, I noticed a copious amount of fear inducing billboards geared at strengthening the ranks of the religious right.

One that really stood out to me was one divided vertically. On the left there was clouds and a blue sky and the other had flames and black. Across the bottom it said "Heaven or Hell? The Choice is Your's." The… Continue

Added by Adam Johnson on August 2, 2009 at 4:15pm — No Comments



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