Archive for February, 2007
I agree that we’ll remain in disagreement about #1 (and similarly agree that that disagreement isn’t important enough to argue), and I agree that I could have been more careful with my word choice as you point out in #2. That said, my first point still stands: you say on your website that atheists are [...]
If I can recommend a most excellent book, try hunting down the elusive “Atheism: The Case Against God” by George H. Smith. Of all the theological literature I’ve read, that book provides the most sensible perspective of the world of theists and atheists. In particular, it gives a very thorough, very reasonable explanation of terminology [...]
What is it in Atheism that deems that I should not cheat on my significant other? There is nothing inherent in atheism that requires moral behavior. However, atheists are bound by the same basic rules of morality that all people are bound by. Cheating on someone is immoral, no matter what your feelings about religion.
Re “The founding fathers intended the United States to be a Christian nation. Atheists aren’t welcome.” Actually a number of the founding fathers were probably deists and certainly not Christians. They didn’t hardwire the separation of church and state into the constitution on a whim. THEY REALLY MEANT IT! Thomas Jefferson: “I have examined all [...]
In: Founding Fathers
This is a lot like that time I was tricked into being gay by sitting next to that guy that said he was straight but he was actually gay. Thanks a lot. No really, now that I have no God, I am 100% certain that I am a winner and it’s okay to be gay. [...]
I was tricked to come here by your tinyurl and thats not nice. I might be an atheist now but that doesn’t mean my Priest can’t exercise me. So there! You can bet I will tell my Priest about this place too, and he will have something to say about it. Yeah, you better be [...]
Hmmm… Well how about this quote from a phsyc book: The only person that keeping quiet helps is the abuser/antagonist, etc? And the “victim” is always lost in this manner. While it is not a quote from this arena I wonder about the implication for theists and atheists? While I do not spend much time [...]
In: Dealing with religious folks
I rather take offense to Responsibility #7: “Don’t fool around on your significant other.” Could you please amend that with “unless they’re into that sort of thing”? Thanks. Otherwise I won’t be allowed to strip for my girlfriend in front of all her other friends. That’s not fooling around on your significant other, it’s fooling [...]
In: Criticism, Suggestion
I am an atheist and believe in the modern Scientific method. Which means that science till date has not found any evidence of existence of God. So unless proven wrong by modern scientific methods, i am an atheist. Sounds good to me! (And I promise to update this Web site if science ever proves that [...]
I really like this site, because, well, it knows how I’ve felt since I was 6. I actually used some of the comebacks you posted, thanks!