atheism

Pope Francis declares Big Bang theory compatible w/ Church teachings, but doesn’t understand evolution

While I applaud Pope Francis' statement that the Big Bang Theory and evolution are compatible with the Catholic Church's teachings about God and creation, the Pope  doesn't appear to understand the modern theory of evolution and the origins of life. In his statement,...

Marcus Aurelius quote about the gods – misattributed

Though this quote appears to be misattributed to Marcus Aurelius, it offers a lot to think about. Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If...

Stephen Fry’s reply to God

I so identify with atheist Stephen Fry's reply to the question: If you were to die and discover there is a God, how would you respond? Stephen pulls no punches and strikes directly at the thought in the back and forefront of everyone's mind—Why all the goddamn...

Pope Francis to Jesus: “You shouldn’t have provoked them” ~ by Heathwood & Lee

This cartoon commentary by Heathwood and Lee illustrates so brilliantly my reaction to Pope Francis' recent...advice...that one should expect a physical or violent reaction if criticizing another's faith, so just don't criticize. Would Pope Francis have said the same...

Marcus Aurelius quote about the gods – misattributed

Though this quote appears to be misattributed to Marcus Aurelius, it offers a lot to think about. Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If...

Stephen Fry’s reply to God

I so identify with atheist Stephen Fry's reply to the question: If you were to die and discover there is a God, how would you respond? Stephen pulls no punches and strikes directly at the thought in the back and forefront of everyone's mind—Why all the goddamn...

Is the King James bible the word of God? Seriously?

After reading the history-based critique below, it's hard to believe the King James version of the bible could possibly be the word of God. It's this kind of historical tracing (which I first learned about in a Hellenistic Religions class in college) that began the...

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What atheists need to ask the faithful ~ JT Eberhard

JT Eberhard is a persuasive young man. An atheist and advocate for freedom of thought, he speaks regularly about atheism and how to discuss religion and atheism with religious believers. During this talk, JT Eberhard asks a number of questions that hit home and trace...

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Quote that gives me chills

Truly, this quote gives me chills.... "If there is a God, He will have to beg my forgiveness." ~Phrase carved into concentration camp cell by a Jewish Prisoner Source ~ reddit 

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What democracy demands of religious values ~ Obama quote

This is a superb quote from President Barack Obama. As a former Catholic, this speaks to how I feel religious values should inform the laws and government policy of our democracy. It seems the only way if we hope to stay a true melting pot of cultures. “Democracy...

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Glenn Beck talks to Penn Jillette ~ Wonderful discussion

Excellent discussion between Glenn Beck and Penn Jillette. Civil. Respectful. Really quite surprising. The common ground is a libertarian view of the government as described by the U.S. Constitution. Quite a revelation to hear the views Jillette and Beck share. I...

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Stephen Fry ~ Catholic Church is not a force for good

Stephen Fry makes a strong case that the Catholic Church is NOT a force for good. I can't agree that it's an all or nothing proposition, but I totally agree with Fry's critique regarding the Church's position on contraception and the many deaths that thoughtless...

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Religion is like your coccyx…

Religion is like your coccyx…

Religion is like your coccyx: While it may have played a very crucial role for our ancestors, these days you can usually just ignore it. Every once in a while, though, it becomes  an enormous pain in the ass. Substitute "appendix" for "coccyx," or "graduate school"...

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