Damon Linker, a writer[?] for The Week, posits that we no longer are honest about our atheism. He is short of calling us lame duck atheists and in this post, I disagree with his thesis pointing out that instead of death of god leading to bleakness and despair it creates the greatest opportunity for human progress and development.
For most people, the debate over freewill and determinism, I think is one fought over a misunderstanding of the debate or of words. To most freewill believers, they take determinism to mean a person with a gun behind your back forcing you to act in a certain way and this I assert is wrong.
In this post I respond to some of the misconceptions by the OP and those who have responded to…Continue
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POLLY AND THE ONE AND ONLY WORLD has been selected as a finalist for the Indiefab 2014 YA Best Book of the Year Awards. The winners will be announced in June at the ALA Convention in San Francisco. I doubt I'll be flying out to SF, but, truly, this is a gratifying achievement in itself.
Here in Eco-fiction is an interview with the author.
Here is a post I wrote in response to a pastor who believes there are some core beliefs each atheist must accept and continued to say there can't be any good atheist.
I answer to the affirmative and show this to be the case in this post where I respond to W. L Craig's essay that life is unlivable in atheism
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An atheist witch? You bet!
Let me keep my friends here apprised of the status of POLLY, my edgy YA fantasy, released in October by Green Writers Press. The novel features a maiden witch of tender ability in the craft as she navigates her way through the perils presented by a much-diminished future America. Her hateful pursuers are Christian dominionists. If they catch her, they'll kill her.
Reviews so far have been strong, though hard to come by. It's so difficult…
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would like contact with other athiests
Do i have to say anything, what shits these people are.
Tomorrow is the day of Ashura, the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar..
Here are some funny information about that day,, Shia will beat themselves up remembering the death of Imam Hussain (the second Shia Imam), while Sunnis will fasting that same day remembering Moses and calling it the day of atonement as the day on which the Israelites were freed from the Pharaoh,, It is similar to the passover but in a different calendar.
Shia Muslims believe in that this day has…
Autistic people deal with the uncertainties of life’s events in markedly differing ways. Quite frequently it is often only after significant time has been spent reflecting on a given “problem” that its core elements and distinctive characteristics become clear. My job at a TV golf style network in Hartford, CT, provided the patterns and lessons that made this blog possible.
1. Ask to be told in straightforward language. As an autistic person, one of the first challenges…Continue
I WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE severe autism by retreating to the safety of a Library. Look deep into the nature of this complex neurological disorder, and then you will understand that autism is the mysterious inability of the mind to order things in sequence. What characterizes it most is the disregard of reality and the withdrawal into a certain ritualistic life. Behind this insistence for sameness and order there is a striving for predictability, which is not possible without sequential…Continue
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The 911 caller of this event misrepresented the account and should be tried for a false 911 call. http://www.democracynow.org/2014/9/25/no_charges_in_ohio_police_killing
The Argument from Incorporeality
So, I have been using this counter-apologetic for a while now on Twitter:
1. A being is a thing has the ability to exhibit intelligent behaviour equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human (including consciousness and sentience).
2. All known beings exist in time and space.
2. God is immaterial (outside time and space).
3. Therefore, god cannot exist.
What do you reckon?
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As a sociologist, I can not rely on naturalism or materialism (especially methodological naturalism).
The study of social life would be impossible from any of those positions.
Thus it is important to understand the epistemological and ontological basis of all worldviews, even if they do not lead to truth. It is enough that people believe them to be true (because sociology is not about truth, but about how people make sense of the world.
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Here is a challenge that seeks answers to the age old question of the historicity of Jesus. A question that was at the centre of debate in the early years of Christianity and still goes on to this date.
I have here added just a few more questions to the…Continue
i d like to get your ideas about the types of atheism and if they all are justifiable form of atheism. Because if you make arguments about the non- exisistance of god or gods , counter arguments are soon forged against your rational arguments. My question is shoud we base our atheistic views on evindence or arguments ?