Blog posts with "The Thinking Atheist"

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The World's Biggest Dinosaurs!

Jun 7, 2013 11:23:04 AM
Jun 7, 2013 11:36:57 AM
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One candidate for Most Eye-Assaulting Website of the Year is for a "museum" that provides an "educational adventure" in the vein of Ken Ham's Creation Museum.  It's called "The World's Biggest Dinosaurs Museum." Now watch this. The website places degreed physicians at the top of their claims that "the theory of Darwinian evolution is fundamentally and fatally flawed." Benjamin S. Carson M.D. ("one of the world's most foremost pediatric neurosurgeons") is chief of pediatric neurosurgery at ...

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Pray For The Victims

May 21, 2013 9:40:00 AM
May 21, 2013 9:49:37 AM
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  It’s an unpopular topic in many circles, but in the aftermath of the devastating tornado that ravaged Moore, Oklahoma (and the countless Facebook posts that have followed), I want to say something on the subject of prayer. I completely understand why so many people invoke God and prayer during these terrible times. When I was a Christian, it was a reflex, and had I witnessed such destruction and loss of life, I would have undoubtedly encouraged others to pray. “Pray for the wounded, ...

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(Another) Letter to the Religious on this Page

May 7, 2013 6:19:28 AM
May 7, 2013 6:25:16 AM
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This post originally appeared on the TTA Facebook page.  It was so popular, the letter has been reposted here.  The "safe haven for atheists" aspect of the letter speaks more to our social media pages than the main website, but the larger message about the proselytizers stands.  -Seth ___ Dear Religious People On This Page: I feel the need to, again, make sure you haven't accidentally landed here instead of Answers In Genesis. (No doubt some of you were puzzled at the lack of sing-song pla...

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The Fool

May 6, 2013 8:33:53 AM
May 6, 2013 8:35:47 AM
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PSALM 14:1 - "The fool says in his heart there is no God."  Non-believers hear this charge frequently from Christians, and it carries about as much credibility as "I know you are...but what am I?" I can understand why this is such an attractive retort from the faithful to the atheist.    It uses its own book to validate itself, making broad claims about salvation and judgment (which is much like quoting from Harry Potter books to warn humankind against the sinister snares of Voldemort)....

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Bibleman!

Nov 2, 2012 4:28:46 AM
Nov 2, 2012 4:37:30 AM
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No, it's not satire. It's a legitimate show targeted (of course) to young children. It's called Bibleman.  (Click HERE to check out an episode, but keep your nausea medication handy.)    The original incarnation of Bibleman starred Willie Aames. Yeah, one of the middle children on the classic TV show "Eight is Enough." Robert T. Schlipp took over from 2003-2011. The plot line is priceless: Miles Peterson was a man who had it all. Wealth, status, success. Still, there was something missing;...

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Myths About Islam

Sep 23, 2012 9:42:45 AM
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Another contribution from guest-blooger Meg on the issue of Islam.  Worth reading and sharing.  -Seth____I wanted to clear up a couple of wide-spread myths as well as share this video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1lZnXUe0qY  Only 0.8% of the US population is Muslim. European countries have much larger Muslim populations, however Muslims still constitute a tiny minority within the general populace. There are about 1.2 billion (with a "b") Muslims on this planet. The voices you hear from...

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Ten Questions About God

Sep 19, 2012 7:26:52 AM
Sep 19, 2012 10:49:50 AM
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As a former Christian, I look back upon my religious days with a genuine fascination.  What governed my thinking?  How did I approach, examine, rationalize and ultimately accept the tenets of Christianity?  How well did I really know my bible?  Was I examining those verses with a rational mind?  Did I practice my faith or merely give it lip service?  How far would I have been willing to go if God had tested me like so many of the characters in scripture? Did I really believe what I beli...

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Islam Must Be Scrutinized

Sep 14, 2012 2:15:11 PM
Sep 14, 2012 2:22:22 PM
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My friend and fellow activist Maryam Namazie posted this today.  It's worth your time to read and watch. -Seth______ Dear Friend,The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain would like to make public its support for Tom Holland’s Channel 4 documentary 'Islam: The Untold Story."  We are indignant to learn that due to threats made on Holland, Channel 4 has cancelled a repeat screening of the historical inquiry into the origins of Islam similar to the kind of inquiry that has been applied to other r...

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9-11-12: Don't Let Cynicism Win The Day

Sep 11, 2012 6:34:42 AM
Sep 11, 2012 7:17:43 AM
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My hope on this 9/11 anniversary is that we do not let cynicism win the day.  For every one of us who remembers vividly those dark events and again feel the cold chill and the muted grief over the memory of the dead and wounded, there are who will mock and jest, assert that the attack was a non-event, or worse yet, it was deserved. In my mind, I see the attacks of September 11th to be the ultimate faith-based initiative, religion once again motivating humans to destroy each other to appease ...

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