Many atheists have long intended on promulgating the atheist symbol; an all encompassing atheism symbol. Let us consider the obstacles to their goal and then review some of the proposed symbols.
Month: April 2009
Filial Misanthropy? In another instance of agreement with Richard Dawkins, Dan Barker wrote:
Charles Darwin famously quipped about the sort of book that “a Devil’s Chaplain might write.”I wished to focus on his imagining what the Devil’s Chaplain would write about the “low and horridly cruel works of nature.”[fn] From Charles Darwin’s letter to Joseph D. Hooker – July 13, 1856[/fn]It seems to me that it indeed would …
“To babies, objects ought to obey the laws of physics“ And I wondered why New Scientist is referred to as the National Enquirer of science.
I thought that it may be of interest to glean some information from various Barna Group studies with regards to the lives of atheists and their views on various issues. Following will be other interesting tidbits.Note that the following categorizations are my own while the hyperlinks to the Barna Group updates are the titles given …
Shame On You Solomon!Dan Barker wrote: “How many regular sexual partners did King Solomon have?…One thousand sexual partners. –At least one thousand. Another fine example of family values from one of God’s favorites.” He then refers to 1st Kings 11:1-3 which refers to Solomon’s seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines. He then states:
Pop-Cultura Ex-Cathedra: As a metaphor let us mention that Roman Catholicism is a particular culture that is centered around the temporal, human, leadership of the Pope. It is a Pope-Culture, if you will. Yet, there are competing cultures that claim equal status and authority, one such faith is Pop-Culture. Both, Pope-Culture and Pop-Culture claim infallibility …
Sometimes, actually, quite often, I wonder if I am misreading or making too much of something> But then again I think that sometimes some atheist are such the deep-within-the-box thinkers and so busy elbowing each other in the ribs at the expense of Christians that they think that they are making sense when they are …
If I did not believe in spiritual warfare considering such question as “How many days was Jesus in the tomb?” would convince me.This is because such questions are indicative of the veil that hangs over the eyes and minds of unbelievers. That the Bible is read, considered, dissected like no other written text surely says …
John Horgan, who wrote the article which I reproduced here, had occasion to interview Francis Collins who headed the Human Genome Project.[fn] John Horgan, “Francis Collins The Scientist as Believer,” National Geographic, Feb 2007, p. 34-39[/fn] It was an interview from which some interesting, telling and typical statements came forth.
Substandard Double Standard:
Child Sacrifice: Sanctioned and “the right thing to do”?
Happy Easter! He is risen! Appropriately, our special guest blogger is Pastor Stephen Kingsley whose website and blog are foud at The Easter Answer.Following is his contribution: ———————
These just keep coming do they not? More and more atheists are claiming that it is their particular sect that will, finally, provide atheism a much needed facelift in the form of a happy face public image.Of course, this is also a “happy” face.
This post will serve as a very succinct comment on the debate between William Lane Craig and James Robert Brown entitled, “Does God Exist?” (audio file here). I say succinct for at least two reasons: 1) I have not found a transcript and transcribing lengthy statements is simply an impossibility for me right now given …
On very rare occasion I decide to pull an interesting article from directly from another website and repost it here.
Child Stoning? Dan Barker commits another common fallacy which he shares in common with both Prof. Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris. Dan Barker wrote, “How should parents treat a stubborn and rebellious son?…He should be stoned to death.”[fn]FFRF Bible Quiz, “What Do You Really Know About The Bible?“[/fn]
“…rampant speculation….I’m sure I’m right…” Professor Richard Dawkins, “we are survival machines – robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes.” Author Tom Robbins, “Humans were invented by water as a means of transporting itself from place to place.” Genesis 1:27,