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Cenk Goes Ballistic on Fundamentalist Religion - YouTube
Sam Harris simply destroys catholicism
Bob Thurman: We can be Buddhas
It’s very odd timing. In the final month of the shittiest calendar year in my memory, after the worst run of romantic luck in my life, after getting sick and losing my job due to it, after dropping my medication and the return of the mood swings, and smack-dab in the middle of my recent irreligious awakening…. …Amuma dies. Experiments in Faith
Can we bring the Greek Gods back, please? "One of the biggest problems with the Judeo-Christian God that Christian scholars have tried to rationalize over the centuries is how a good and loving god could allow evil to exist." Nope, this isn't a conundrum at all. It's been stated several times through multiple sources that God values free will to a very high degree, and if free will is allowed to exist then there will always be people that choose to exercise that free will in a manner that could best be described as evil. Basically, so long as mankind is imperfect and flawed, you cannot have free will without also experiencing evil and tragedy. Without free will however, you also cannot experience charity, and true good will.
Deaf Heaven Near my father’s house, where this one is currently located, there is a small Catholic prayer garden, a beautiful, hexagonal affair wreathed in trees and centered upon an alabaster Virgin Mary. The Holy Mother looks up towards the sky with that look (perfected through centuries of sculpture) of divine bliss and tranquility, her serenity still palpable though bits of her have begun to chip off. The branches from the nearby foliage bend low over her, shading her during the hot summer days.
Can't we talk about this? : atheism
BBC Nature - Birds hold 'funerals' for dead
"If you want to be awe inspired.." (Christopher Hitchens)
How I felt after coming to r/atheism
How do we break the habit of excessive thinking?
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Slavoj Zizek: God in Pain: Inversions of Apocalypse conversation with Jack Miller
Alan Watts - Jesus, His Religion
A new Gallup poll measures Americans' belief in the origin of human beings, and how this belief correlates with church attendance, political party affiliation and education level. The poll was conducted by interviewing a random sample of 1,012 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. The following question was asked to determine Americans' views on origin of human beings: Which of the following statements comes closest to your views on the origin and development of human beings? 1) Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process, 2) Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God had no part in this process, 3) God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so. 46% Americans Believe In Creationism According To Latest Gallup Poll
Sam Harris - Death and the Present Moment
In an exchange at Slate with Will Saletan, Ross Douthat writes: [T]he more purely secular liberalism has become, the more it has spent down its Christian inheritance—the more its ideals seem to hang from what Christopher Hitchens’ Calvinist sparring partner Douglas Wilson has called intellectual “skyhooks,” suspended halfway between our earth and the heaven on which many liberals have long since given up. Say what you will about the prosperity gospel and the cult of the God Within and the other theologies I criticize in Bad Religion, but at least they have a metaphysically coherent picture of the universe to justify their claims. Whereas much of today’s liberalism expects me to respect its moral fervor even as it denies the revelation that once justified that fervor in the first place. It insists that it is a purely secular and scientific enterprise even as it grounds its politics in metaphysical claims. All Ethics Are Secular Ethics
Sam Harris Makes An Excellent Analogy For Religion
Psychology Professor sent this email to all of his students after a class spent discussing religion
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Douglas Rushkoff on returning to religious core values.