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Woman...Be Silent!

Posted By: The Thinking Atheist    Oct 20, 2011 12:46:47 PM
Date Modified: Sep 5, 2012 4:08:40 AM

Anyone else think it’s ironic when Christian women spout instructional and inspirational scriptures on Facebook and elsewhere?  I saw several examples only yesterday, including a ditty from one friend (I’ll call her Julia) which read in bold text, “YOU WERE MADE BY GOD AND FOR GOD, AND UNTIL YOU UNDERSTAND THAT, LIFE WILL NEVER MAKE SENSE!" The comments that followed from her religious friends were the same, predictable litany of bumper stickers we’ve come to expect, but I decided to...

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Funny About Facebook

Posted By: The Thinking Atheist    Oct 6, 2011 3:43:35 PM
Date Modified: Sep 5, 2012 4:09:05 AM

Arguing with theists on Facebook is usually like telling your grandmother how to set the digital clock on her microwave oven.  No matter how carefully you give the directions, she ignores you and blathers on about the good ol’ days of wind-up watches and wood-burning stoves. I try to resist those kinds of Facebook exchanges.  I try to remember that I’m a solitary atheist surrounded by devoutly religious family and friends, remembering that their posts will naturally reflect the allegi...

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Adolf Hitler - The World's Most Infamous Creationist

Posted By: Seth    Jan 28, 2011 2:17:29 PM
Date Modified: Sep 5, 2012 4:10:35 AM

This week, we've talked quite a bit about tactics that the religious use against atheists in a debate.  One of the most inflammatory charges of the believer is that Hitler was an atheist, and the influences of Darwin were responsible for Hitler's atrocities in the mid-20th century.  I heard this very argument from my theist mother. A (German) friend and page fan has experience with this subject.  She asked for permission to correct the record on Hitler, and to give ammunition to the rest o...

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A Letter To Our Subscribers...

Posted By: Seth    Jan 28, 2011 2:07:10 PM
Date Modified: Sep 5, 2012 4:11:24 AM

A Letter to Our Subscribers, Users and Fans To all TTA page fans, subscribers and supporters: In May of 2009, when my YouTube page was created, I could count the subscribers on one hand. I had just written and produced a video called \"The Invisible God\" in my spare time, not really having an audience for it. It was mostly an exercise...a bullhorn to amplify some of the freedoms and frustrations I was experiencing. I just needed to get it out. "The Invisible God" wasn't a masterpiece by any ...

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Islamaphobic Racist!

Posted By: Seth    Jan 28, 2011 2:04:06 PM
Date Modified: Sep 5, 2012 4:12:46 AM

Anytime I deviate from my usual skewering of Christianity (my former faith) and dip a toe into the pool of Islam, there are always knee-jerk accusations that I am a hater. A fear-monger. A divider. Ignorant. Islamaphobic. My friend and page fan, Meg, has first-hand education and experience (and very strong opinions) on Islam and the Qur'an, and I asked her for her perspective. She wrote a blog, which appears below the line. It's not a short read. But it's a compelling, interesting one.  Let ...

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Why Can't You Leave Religion Alone?

Posted By: Seth    Jan 28, 2011 2:00:54 PM
Date Modified: Sep 5, 2012 4:13:14 AM

The protests come every day from the religious, and they go something like this: * "Why spend your time disproving God?" * "Why not just let people believe what they want to believe?" * "Why can't you leave religion alone?" As one YouTube commenter said recently, "No one can explain to me why it is so important to convince theists to abandon their beliefs." The answer is simple. Pages like this one exist because religion exists. Religion permeates our culture, shows up on our doorsteps with l...

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The Official TTA Response to The Christian Post

Posted By: Seth    Jan 28, 2011 1:58:59 PM
Date Modified: Sep 5, 2012 4:13:40 AM

On Friday January 21st, my update of “The Story of Suzie” video was the subject of an article in the religious publication, The Christian Post. For reference, here’s the link: The day before the article went live, three hours before her publication deadline, the article’s author Katherine T. Phan sent me an email request for a phone comment. Her initial email was intercepte...

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Isn't Atheism Just Another "Belief System"?

Posted By: Seth    Jan 28, 2011 1:53:11 PM
Date Modified: Sep 5, 2012 4:14:52 AM

I address a common debate tactic used by the religious. Your comments welcome. This is a question that came up several times this week, including one Facebook message from a religious acquaintance (I'll call him Steve) who asserted that science had no more definitive answers than faith. Steve then charged me to give an example of anything that I believe, but cannot prove. Of course, he was making the classic argument that non-belief is actually a belief system in itself. Baiting me to demonst...

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Put the "X" back in XMAS

Posted By: Seth    Dec 20, 2010 9:52:05 AM
Date Modified: Sep 5, 2012 4:16:04 AM

If you look at history, mythology and even the holy bible, you'll notice that Jesus isn't the Reason For The Season. If you look at history, mythology and even the holy bible, you'll notice that Jesus isn't the Reason For The Season. Every year at this time, on cue, an entire culture cries foul over the term XMAS, proclaiming that Christ is being systematically deleted from his own birthday. And after all, Jesus is (to quote the cliché) the Reason For The Season.  XMAS is an insult to Chris...

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The Dream of my Father

Posted By: Seth    Apr 7, 2010 2:19:47 PM
Date Modified: Sep 5, 2012 4:16:25 AM

  Exploring the consequences of "coming out" as an atheist in a religious family. It’s funny. When you’re growing up, you never dream that one day you’ll break your father’s heart. You certainly don’t plan for it. Or even desire it. But 2 months ago, that’s exactly what happened. 2 months ago, I officially “came out” and told my father I was an atheist. Dad wasn’t born into a particularly religious family. But he chose God at an early age, became educated in theology, and h...

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