Today is ten weeks since the group ORIGINS was founded in Atheist Nexus, and today we had our 100th member. Again, welcome to everyone and to future new members.

The group debates origins of life, Earth, humanity, religion, gods, atheism, etc. using rationality, commonsense, evolution, Darwinism, cosmology, geology, archaeology and science to reject the fantasy nonsense that is religion and above all repudiate biblical creationist fictions.

In the course of time we expect to cover aspects of most matters regarding 'fundamental origins' that interest the rational open minds of intelligent freethinkers.

"The fundamentals necessary for religious belief are a dependence on the credulity of the multitude through the quackery and deception of others. Surely life on Earth did not evolve in order to produce humans in such a state of mass gullibility. If so, this would mean that the human brain is only part way to evolved perfection.
Religion is the outward manifestation of false beliefs that exist nowhere but inside people’s heads. ‘God’ is nothing but a fancy of storytelling that is just clever enough to convince the trusting young and credulous older people but not silly enough to be revealed to them as the imposter that it is; while being nonetheless blatantly obvious to the uninfected brains of the world’s freethinkers". Terence Meaden.

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“No man who ever lived knows any more about the hereafter than you and I; and all religion is simply evolved out of chicanery, fear, greed, imagination and poetry.” Edgar Allan Poe. 1809-1849

“Gods are all in the mind. They are the imaginations of wishful thinkers who do not think enough because they have not learned enough. In short, god exists only in the head, and not outside of it.” Terence Meaden. Atheistweb 17 February 2008

“One might ask “How can you prove that a god does not exist?” One can only reply that it is scarcely necessary to disprove what has never been proved.” David A. Spitz

“Religions are fairy-like fictions. Once created (usually by men who are the makers of male gods), they are promulgated by priests (usually men who promote and sustain patriarchies) and succeed because they nourish easily-satisfied cerebral needs for most people (who are fearful once indoctrinated) in providing personal comfort and solace.” Terence Meaden. Atheistweb 6 January 2008.

Albert Einstein: “The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this.” (Albert Einstein, in a recently discovered letter, reported in The Guardian, May 2008)

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Comment by Dr. Terence Meaden on February 12, 2009 at 6:03am
Modern people who claim to be intelligent by virtue of the nature of their work or life and yet believe in gods or creationism are thoroughly and completely intellectually lazy, being biased against scientific truths through the action of brainwashing in their earlier years.
Comment by Clarence Dember on December 12, 2008 at 11:41am
Great & coherant information Dr. Terence Meaden.
Thanks for posting.
Comment by Ronald G. on November 29, 2008 at 2:08pm
I suggest you tread carefully. Paranoia, psychosis, depression, and such that produce illusions are also in the mind, but they are also *real*. I suspect the *gods* were similarly real for the originators of said religions.

We don't want to overstep our bounds, lest we oversimplify and underrate the intelligence or perception of the originators whom I have a higher regard than I (we) have for the lunacies of today. Otherwise, we might oversimplify the origins of religion in the same regard some religions oversimplify the origins of the universe.
Comment by Dr. Terence Meaden on November 26, 2008 at 4:14am
I appreciate the musical interlude provided by the Tchaikovsky Overture.
I am a lover of classical music, especially symphonies and concertos.
Comment by Dr. Terence Meaden on November 26, 2008 at 4:12am
Praying is utter humiliation, in which the brain is stupidly submitted to the world of absolute nonsense.
Comment by Evil Eye on November 25, 2008 at 8:35pm
Prayer is precicely the posture of slavery. On your knees, wrists bound, head bowed awaiting your fate.



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