Archive for February, 2007
d’oh looks like i’ll be burning in hell thanks to your internet based trickery…might’ve got away with it if it hadn’t been for you pesky atheists
Looks like someone doesn’t understand the nature of atheism.If I claim I’m an atheist, I’m not bound by any “rights and responsibilities” nonsense just because I’m an atheist. Atheism is denial; it is negative in its nature, and does not have any positive assertions of its own right. It’s an “other” category. Stop embarassing atheists [...]
In: About atheism, Criticism
A number of times in my replies to your letters I have mentioned that I consider personal revelation to be irrefutable (but only personally compelling) evidence for the existence of a deity. That is, if there was an all-powerful deity, that deity could reveal itself to an individual in such a way that the individual [...]
I was and am interested in the amount of forethought and lack of raving used to get your point across… Of course it hardly seems fair as debunking the existence of a god is like shooting fish in a barrel… But you are still nice (and well thought out) about it in the blog… I [...]
In: Compliment, Dealing with religious folks, Thanks
You talk about Atheism as if it is a religion itself. Do you really see it that way? Unfortunately the thing is that the word Atheism itself is religious oriented since it defines the lack of beleaving in God. But if there is no God then is it not wrong to base a definition upon [...]
Not to happy about rule 7 You may not be happy about it, but as a moral person, you still have to follow it.
I have been raised as a Mormon for 17 years. And only in the past two have I come to reject it. At first it was not conciously done, now I am fully athiest. This has led to inevitable conflict with my family, especially since I still have to go to church and keep up [...]
There is an argument against creationism that some time ago occurred to me and, as you have publicly demonstrated your willingness to discuss such matters maturely, I would be honoured to read your opinion of it. It is not an argument that I claim to be of great depth or sophistication, but a simple point [...]
In: Dealing with religious folks, Evidence
I’m unable to accept atheism for the same reason I’m unable to accept theism; they are both faith-based systems; they both require belief in the absence of proof. There is not proof that there is a god, but there is also not proof there is not one. Both systems lack the intellectual courage to say [...]
What do you think about gay marriage? I think that there is something good to be said about committing to a relationship, no matter who you are. Anything beyond that is pretty much just vocabulary.