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Why the Christian God is Impossible by Chad Docterman Introduction Christians consider the existence of their God to be an obvious truth that no sane man could deny. I strongly disagree with this assumption not only because evidence for the existence of this presumably ubiquitous yet invisible God is lacking, but because the very nature Christians attribute to this God is self-contradictory. Proving a Universal Negative
Christopher Hitchens: Religion Poisons Everything Posted on Jun 6, 2007 By Jon Wiener
10. It is Absurd: This may seem like I am re-stating what this list sets out to show. However, this is misleading. When someone comes to us with an extravagant claim the most common reason we may discount the claim is because, to put it curtly, we find it absurd. The reason why the majority of people don't believe in Scientology, reincarnation, Mormonism, Greek Gods, etc. is not because they have extensively researched the historicity and veracity of the claims, it is because they don't believe such things happen in the world.
Jean Meslier Jean Meslier (15 June 1664 [ 1 ] – 17 June 1729) was a French Catholic priest who was discovered, upon his death, to have written a book-length philosophical essay promoting atheism . Described by the author as his "testament" to his parishioners, the text denounces all religion . [ edit ] Life Jean Meslier was born in Mazerny in the Ardennes . He began learning Latin from a neighborhood priest in 1678 and eventually joined the seminary ; he later claimed, in the Author's Preface to his Testament , this was done to please his parents.
By Ricky Gervais Getty Editor’s Note: Earlier this week, in an essay that drew a deluge of comments, British comic, actor and filmmaker Ricky Gervais argued against the existence of God.
George Carlin (1937–2008) Satirical comic; free-speech activist I would never want to be a member of a group whose symbol was a guy nailed to two pieces of wood. -- George Carlin ( attributed: source unknown ) I credit that eight years of grammar school with nourishing me in a direction where I could trust myself and trust my instincts. They gave me the tools to reject my faith. They taught me to question and think for myself and to believe in my instincts to such an extent that I just said, "This is a wonderful fairy tale they have going here, but it's not for me." -- George Carlin , in the New York Times, August 20, 1995
Jesus Myth - The Case Against Historical Christ By - January 03, 2007 The majority of people in the world today assume or believe that Jesus Christ was at the very least a real person. Perhaps he wasn't really "the Messiah", perhaps he was not "The Son of God", and perhaps he didn't actually perform miracles and rise from the dead, but he really was a great moral teacher who traveled around Galilee with followers and got arrested by the Jews and crucified by the Romans right?
A weekly comic strip, covering politics, pop culture, and the absurd. Atheist Holiday Traditions Decorating the Phylogenetic Tree Taking the Kids to Visit Professor Claus at the Local University "Have you been a good little humanist" Gingerbread Darwins Atheist Symbol Wreath Building a Richard Dawkins Snowman to Debate the Neighbors' Parson Brown Nietzsche Sweaters "God is Dead" Hominidae Creche A Charlie Brown Atheistmas "Yes, the Church took Saturnalia and turned it into Christmas, but it's fun to pretend, Charlie Brown." Instead of elves, Professor Claus has grad students. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
To become a religion it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy. Religions are what dreams are made of. Like all religions, the Holy Religion of the Invisible Pink Unicorn is based upon both Logic and Faith. We have Faith that She is Pink; and we Logically know that She is Invisible, because we can't see Her.
Wednesday, 24 February 2010 21:52 Staff More intelligent people are significantly more likely to exhibit social values and religious and political preferences that are novel to the human species in evolutionary history. Specifically, liberalism and atheism, and for men (but not women), preference for sexual exclusivity correlate with higher intelligence, a new study finds. The study, published in the March 2010 issue of the peer-reviewed scientific journal Social Psychology Quarterly , advances a new theory to explain why people form particular preferences and values.
From FreeThoughtPedia Many people say, despite the controversy, Christianity is a force for good in society. It's true that there are definitely good Christian people who do nice things. But there is no proof that in the absence of religion, these same people aren't also capable of goodness. More importantly, despite any good claims that can be made about Christianity, these are overshadowed with a number of problematic characteristics that might make one reconsider the value of this belief system: 1.
May 25, 2009 at 3:02 am neece While most atheists are faced with answering how they can be moral without a god, I have a list of 10 reasons that the irreligious are morally superior to religious fundamentalists. In my experience, the bible goes on, especially in the old testament, about how to treat people who are different than you. It’s full of hate and cruelty, with some arbitrary rules thrown in. Only a few of those rules are sensible.