I have been debating theists on myspace, the rrs, and now even youtube. It is amazing to me that from the most ignorant to the most intellectual (such as the apologists) the theists are always redefining themselves in order to over come the logical fallacies presented to them by the rational thinkers. It's almost as if their religoin is "evolving" and molding itself to fit science's or just even plain rationality's complete annihilation of their arguments. The best is when they use straw men arguments, because it's the only way they can then argue defeat an argument (that they themselves set up). They argue from ignorance and they usually chase red herrings. And when all else fails, they throw the faith card at ya.
today i joined the squad, today was that day that i finally did smth to contribute to the growth of society.
may be i`ll write a few lines about how i`m became an atheist.
I was "born" as or raised as a Unitarian, and i was lucky cuz that cristhian religion is the most tolerate to reason and science, in religion classes i was told kinda how to reason with catholics and other cristhian wich differt a lot from this.
So 9th grade i find myself in a Roman-Catholic school not if i or my parents wanted to but i kinda didn have any other choises. Lot of religion classes, prayers at the beginin of every day , at noon of every day and at the end of every day , of course i didn pray but the others did. I was a believer but i was really againts the dogma. I find myself arguing with spirutual father (the school priest) at religon classes about that for me 1 doesnt equals 3 no mather what (trinity, god is only 1 but in some cases 3), that did piss me off that time and arguing that than catholicism is a politheistis religion and so on. So i got quite good in arguin thanks to a priest and after a time i started listening to myself and realizing that god in no mather what contexts interpretation doesnt make any sence, and i became an atheist not an outspoken one but still one.
I wish to thank Rook for reviewing my website. I should pull the Einstein tract. It seems fallicious, dubious etcetra. I will pull it if Rook will review another tract that I will post this week, entitled "The True Meaning of Christmas." or the one regarding "Easter Sunday is a great Day." This is a small blog entry just to thank Rook Hawkins. He's a gentlemen in that I have not responded much to his sincerity in searching scriptural arguments to counter mine. I must respect him for his effort.
I just saw this blog feature and thought I'd vent a little.
My boyfriend's mom sent us a letter in a pink envelope with curlique handwriting. And on the inside, pictures of burning demons. She made sure to highlight the areas about "living in sin"
Imagine that you have a home, a life. You have a job, and all the knick-knacks and bric-a-brac that make your home just a little brighter. Your spouse also has a nice job, and between the both of you, and a good budget plan, you are able to pay your bills, buy food for your family, and occasionally you manage to treat yourself to a show or a good restaurant or maybe purchase something deeply desirable.
Now, imagine that you lose your job, and find yourself unable to find employment elsewhere. Perhaps it is that you cannot find employment in the field to which you are trained and you don't know how to do anything else. Perhaps you are just too old and in a state or city where nobody wishes to hire someone of such advanced years. For whatever reason, you simply cannot find work. You start to get really depressed.
It was interesting... I was honestly wanting him to show me his claims. I started it in a personal chat so he could talk to me without random comments from people, thinking this would make it easier for him.
voiderest: hey grav what is your claim
garyvit: Sapient is an idiot.
garyvit: That is my main claim.
voiderest: so how is he dumb?
garyvit: How is he not?
voiderest: aren't you the one making the claim here?
garyvit: Who says I can't ask questions.
voiderest: It looked like you wanted me to prove something
voiderest: So what is an example of him being an dumb?
I'm often reminded that atheists are not impervious to exhibitions of poor critical thinking, something that the theists who visit this page may find solace in. A good friend of mine has even backed off slightly from his activism against religion to be replaced by activism for solid modes of thought because as he's seen the real problem isn't religion, but it's poor critical thinking skills. Atheism does not always equal rationality or high intelligence or ones ability to abstain from making poor assumptions. I almost feel as if I should qualify my last sentence to note that theistic belief is never rational, as you might assume our position has changed in some way.
In these days of political correctness, it is considered anathema to suggest that there are more differences between males and females than just genitalia. The field of evolutionary psychology has been criticized heavily for every hypothesis that supports such a contention.
Look to a children's show for depicting some obvious behavioural differences between the sexes.
In one episode of The Backyardigans, the three male characters were engaged in play where they were pretending to be heroes in Hawaii. They called themselves "the Luau Brothers" and were enjoying the beach and the sands when they heard something coming from a nearby cave. Inside they encountered the two females, who had dubbed themselves "the Volcano sisters".
What happened when a man lost his faith?
Most people will say that he will become an atheist. Others will say he will just look for a new religion. These frequent answers are the reason why most people think that atheism is a religion and that all atheists are a bunch of angry, cynical theists who just hate God.
I really don’t think that a person angry with his religion or angry at god is automatically considered as an atheist. There are a lot of ways to handle such anger other than going to non-belief. Heck! This is just a reason a Christian believer would like to happen. You know, angry theists are very easily to be converted or re-converted.
I was surprise to find out that Dr. Christina Yang (portrait by Sandra Oh) from the TV series Grey's Anatomy is an atheist. Well, she said it herself, she doesn’t believe in Santa Clause and she doesn’t believe in God.
The episode was about this kid who’s getting a heart transplant. His mother keeps telling him that his heart came from Santa Clause, yet the kid figure it out that it was all a lie. Dr. Preston Burke (played by Isaiah Washington), the cardiothoracic surgeon (I think he’s Dr. Yang’s boyfriend) had an argument about this and was kind of insulted about Dr. Yang’s attitude towards his religion…’er spirituality as what he wanted to call it. For Dr. Yang spirituality and religion is just the same. Dr. Yang’s boyfriend says that the reason he considers a being “higher than himself” is because without it he feel very helpless.