Tag: Religion

Douglas Adams: Radical Atheist

April 10, 2007 | By | 5 Replies More
Douglas Adams: Radical Atheist

Mr. “Life, the Universe, and Everything” makes some good points.

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Einstein’s God

April 8, 2007 | By | 14 Replies More
Einstein’s God

At Dangerous Intersection, we have often encountered definitional issues when we’ve cnsidered whether someone believes in “God.”  During a recent vigorous exchange several of us invoked the “Einstein” version of God.  Although I had read a few quotes of Einstein regarding his beliefs, I had not comprehensively read Einstein’s own words describing his “God.” The April […]

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Happy Easter, What?

April 8, 2007 | By | 2 Replies More
Happy Easter, What?

Enjoy this day celebrating the ancient festival of the resurrection of the seasons, the rebirth of the year, the celebration of the new year, or its newer interpretation as specifically about a particular one of the born-to-a-virgin, talked-to-god(s), performed-miracles, and died-to-rise-again messiah-candidates. All the popular symbols (hatching eggs, bunnies, flowers, etc.) are essentially non-denominational representations […]

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Want to adopt a baby from China? Not if you are an old, depressed, sick, poor, alcoholic, amputee, criminal, fat Jehovah’s Witness!

April 3, 2007 | By | 6 Replies More
Want to adopt a baby from China?  Not if you are an old, depressed, sick, poor, alcoholic, amputee, criminal, fat Jehovah’s Witness!

My wife and I adopted our two wonderful daughters from China on two separate occasions, in 1999 and 2001.  We very much appreciated the way that the Chinese orphanages took good care of our daughters.  When we traveled to China to meet our daughters, we were treated well by the many Chinese people we met […]

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Sam Harris and Christian Pastor Rick Warren discuss religion

April 1, 2007 | By | 16 Replies More
Sam Harris and Christian Pastor Rick Warren discuss religion

You’ll find this in the current edition of Newsweek.  Here’s an excerpt regarding the source of morality in the absence of religion: WARREN:  Sam, what are the secular sources of an acceptable moral code?  HARRIS: Well, I don’t think that the religious books are the source. We go to the Bible and we are the […]

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“Star Trek: Bring it on!” Bush and Cheney take command of a Starship

March 31, 2007 | By | Reply More
“Star Trek: Bring it on!”  Bush and Cheney take command of a Starship

My daughters and I have started to watch some of the episodes from the Star Trek Voyager series on DVD.  We are not disappointed at all.  All of us are finding that the series contains well-written, thought-provoking, stories. Here is a topic that might seem unrelated to Star Trek:  According to a recent poll, 29% of […]

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What would Jesus Do? What would Buddha Do?

March 31, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
What would Jesus Do?  What would Buddha Do?

Now there is a reasonably-priced way to know . . .

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Why Republicans deny global warming.

March 26, 2007 | By | 48 Replies More
Why Republicans deny global warming.

Jonathan Chait of Common Dreams raises a good question: why do Republicans disagree with climate scientists more at a time when climate scientists are accruing new terrifying evidence that human activities are truly responsible for warming the atmosphere?  Last year, the National Journal asked a group of Republican senators and House members: “Do you think it’s […]

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How does one raise a thoughtful, moral and religion-free child?

March 24, 2007 | By | 5 Replies More
How does one raise a thoughtful, moral and religion-free child?

Ebonmuse (one of our authors, who also writes thoughtful posts at Daylight Atheism) recently interviewed Dale McGowan who has edited a book of essays on raising a child without religion.  McGowan’s book, Parenting Beyond Belief, will be released next month. Ebonmuse writes: The book features original essays by Richard Dawkins, Julia Sweeney, Penn Jillette, Dan […]

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