Posts Tagged ‘Atheism’
Posted by doctore0 on July 19, 2016
Ken Ham’s “Ark Encounter” has been hyped – by some – as a tour de force of biblical truth, adventure, and potential tourism dollars. It officially opened on July 7th.
Our four (atheist) panel guests were there for the occasion: David Silverman, Tracey Moody, Dan Broadbent and Aron Ra. They give us the report from the field.
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Posted by doctore0 on June 28, 2016
The Bible says in John 14:13-14, “And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” Mark 11:24 assures the faithful, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
Christians (and those of other religions) worldwide pray fervently for the cures to cancer, disease, and all manner of malady and misfortune. Are those prayers activating the healing hand of God as promised in scripture?
This is a difficult and often unpopular conversation, but a necessary one. And amid the global avalanche of human suffering, we must address and understand what prayer is, why we do it, what results it does (or doesn’t) bring, and the nature of the god who receives our desperate pleas. We must also reevaluate our models for compassion, help and healing…and the agents of rescue and goodness who are so often, tragically, ignored.
This presentation by Seth Andrews, given at the “Shift to Reason” conference in Regina, Saskatchewan on April 30, 2016, is far from a complete examination of the subject, but it explores some important, key questions regarding faith, divine protection, suffering, prayer and healing intervention.
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Posted by doctore0 on June 20, 2016
An interesting philosophical discussion between Lawrence Krauss and Ray Comfort during the 2016 Reason Rally in Washington D.C. — and yes, bananas are discussed.
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Posted by doctore0 on May 31, 2016
“The Order of Elijah” is a metalcore band from Joplin, Missouri. Since their debut album “Accession” released in 2012, they have been identified as a Christian band. Yet lead singer Shannon Low recently declared that he – and the band – no longer held to the Christian faith. Low is an atheist, and he is being very public about it.
Shannow Low joins Seth Andrews for a candid discussion about Christianity, the business of Christian music, his apostasy, the backlash, and the future of a “formerly Christian” band.
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Posted by doctore0 on May 12, 2016
Mass-murder memorial …. when gawd killed the whole world to punish us for his own mistakes, so nice
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Posted by doctore0 on April 30, 2016
David Silverman (President, American Atheists) and Paul Provenza (comedian) join Dave Rubin, discussing the big ideas surrounding atheism, terrorism and religious extremists, the presidential candidates, and spirituality without religion
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Posted by doctore0 on March 19, 2016
For the first time ever, there are more in Norway who say they don’t believe in God than those who say they do. On top of that, there is a large group that is in doubt.
A new survey from the annual social-cultural study Norwegian Monitor (Norsk Monitor) shows an historic level of Norwegians who don’t believe in the existence of God, Vårt Land reported.
To the question “Do you believe in God?”, 39 percent responded “no” while 37 percent said “yes”. Another 23 percent of respondents said they did not know.
The survey, which was sent to 4,000 Norwegians by post, marks the first time that non-believers outnumber the religious. Two years ago, the number of believers and non-believers was equal. When the question was first asked in 1985, a full 50 percent said they believed in God while just 20 percent did not.
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Posted by doctore0 on March 3, 2016
The man speaks the truth, there is no god. Stupid Russia Mafia Theocracy
Gawd, kiss me darling comrade Gawd
A man in southern Russia faces a potential jail sentence after he was charged with insulting the feelings of religious believers over an internet exchange in which he wrote that “there is no God”.
Viktor Krasnov, 38, who appeared in court Wednesday, is being prosecuted under a controversial 2013 law that was introduced after punk art group Pussy Riots was jailed for a performance in Moscow’s main cathedral, his lawyer Andrei Sabinin told AFP.
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The charges – which carry a maximum one-year jail sentence – centre on an internet exchange that Krasnov was involved in in 2014 on a humorous local website in his hometown of Stavropol.
“If I say that the collection of Jewish fairytales entitled the Bible is complete bullshit, that is that. At least for me,” Krasnov wrote, adding later “there is no God!”
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Posted by doctore0 on February 29, 2016
Crazy religious nutters
and free from dogma
A Saudi Arabian court sentenced a man to a ten year jail term and 2,000 lashes for expressing his atheism on Twitter. He almost wrote hundreds of such social media posts to express his disbelief towards Quran and its verses.
According to a report this 28-year-old man has accepted being an atheist and does not feel guilty as he says that whatever he shared, is his personal view and he has the right to express it. Although, the report does not name the person.
Al-Watan, online daily reported on Saturday that the ‘religious police’ found more than 600 such tweets denying the existence of almighty and ridiculing the Quranic verses and accusing all the prophets to utter lies along with claiming the teachings to ignite hostilities among people.
The court also fined him 20,000 riyals (US$ 5,300). According to the report released from Human Rights Watch, in 2014, under the late Saudi King Abdullah, the oil-rich kingdom introduced a series of new laws which defined atheists as terrorists.
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