Beliefs

ozatheist on December 4th, 2008

Austin Cline at atheism.about.com wrote two articles titled: You Might Be an Uncle Tom Atheist If… and Avoiding Uncle Tom Atheism. I was going to provide my take on these articles but others have already beaten me to it. VJack at Atheist Revolution asks Who’s a Real Atheist? and is already creating some interesting debate. [...]

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ozatheist on September 24th, 2008

Image via Wikipedia News from UK. A British jury acquitted environmental activists who damaged a coal-fired power station. The Court cleared the six activists of criminal damage, accepting they had a “lawful excuse” to damage the Kingsnorth property to try to prevent the even greater damage of climate change. The defence of “lawful excuse” under [...]

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ozatheist on May 6th, 2008

Sam Harris is calling for volunteers – Christians and Non-Christians to take part in surveys which will help study belief. From the site: We are preparing to run another fMRI study of belief and disbelief, and we need volunteers to help us refine our experimental stimuli. This promises to be the first study of religious [...]

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ozatheist on March 26th, 2008

Austin Cline from atheism.about.com has created some Christian Propaganda Pictures in the style of those old WWI/WWII posters. As Austin says: As outrageous as the Christian Right’s overall agenda is, their specific arguments and beliefs can be worse. The idea behind developing these posters was to satirise the beliefs of the Christian Right. These might [...]

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ozatheist on February 26th, 2008

A few weeks ago Hemant posted about a German children’s book, which he termed “the god delusion for kids“. A couple of days ago he posted that the book is now available in English for free. The pictures can be viewed separately here. The book tells the story of how piglet and hedgehog find a [...]

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ozatheist on February 7th, 2008

I think I may have stumbled upon the most wacko fundamentalist religious site on the net, or an amazingly clever parody. Unfortunately I think it’s the former. Have a look at this picture, and then read the following text taken from the website: The Seven Thousand Years of Human History By my calculations, according to [...]

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ozatheist on January 29th, 2008

Well it seems that nothing would convince some people that God exists/doesn’t exist, but at least you provided reasons why. The aim of the original discussion was to make you think what might convince you. So I have created ‘The Thinker Award’,┬áto be given to the person who, IMHO, thought about it the most. You [...]

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ozatheist on January 25th, 2008

What would convince you that God is real? This post is purely a mind game, a hypothetical, a ‘what if’. For this post I am not interested in why you believe in god or not, I’m not trying to convert anyone either way. What I’m asking is for you to think what would convince you [...]

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ozatheist on January 22nd, 2008

Roger, on the AFA forum, posted a link to The Bulletin’s article “Religion: Is God Real?”. A well written piece which covers both sides of the argument. Many religious people ask why atheists are sometimes┬áso vocal and anti-god, and why, if we don’t believe in god, do we talk so much about religion. I think [...]

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ozatheist on January 16th, 2008

Those fundies can sure make you laugh (and cry and scream). From fitness comes some interesting quotes, which in turn came from, what may be my new favourite website, Fundies Say the Darndest Things (FSTDT). Here’s a few examples: Jesus is not a Jew. Jesus was Jewish. awesomelegend, gaiaonline.com [Comments (75)] [2006-Nov-18] and [Talking about [...]

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