Isaac Asimov (1997) The Roving Mind. Prometheus Books. p.349
I feel the same way.
[gif of Bill Nye saying, “One half of the humans are female, so one half of the scientists should be female.”]
Bill Nye is my favorite
Dawkins needs to get over himself
Dawkins looks like his misogynistic, racist brain is about to explode from how much he disagrees with Nye here.
As he ages, he looks more and more like the depictions of colonizers from Britain in Disney cartoons. I wonder why that is. Oh wait, no I don’t.
Reasons I’m an Atheist
Christopher Hitchens (via halfprincesshalfgoddess)
While I can’t say that I have any sympathy for Young Earth Creationists, I can at least see why they are so desperate to hold on to their beliefs. Virtually every traditional concept behind Christianity falls apart when one considers evolution the true age of the universe.
I don’t want to be a total dick and send this to my Christian friends but I really honestly can’t grip how one could read this and not question their beliefs :/ I really just don’t get it. I’ve passed the phase where I wanted to deconvert my friends, but I see things like this and I want to tear my hair out.
I think Facebook may have an agenda going on here…
By Jack from Better Off Damned.
Suppose the god of the bible does in fact exist… are Christians cowards?
Let me briefly qualify the reasoning behind my question. I see whether god does or does not exist as a separate issue from whether he is or is not worthy of worship. Yet there are some things which are practically unheard of. Such as anti-theist Christians.
It just so happens that god and the believer always see eye-to-eye. Logically this cannot be possible. Christians who believe in free will should agree, no? When was the last time you heard someone say god is a capricious, immoral monster… yet believes he exists?
How many Christians think god hates gays, but they themself do not have a problem with homosexuality? It seems that the Christians who do not have a problem with homosexuality tend to believe neither does god. And they tend to go to different churches or belong to a different denomination of Christianity with very different preachments and interpretations.
I will state my opinion up front. I believe that once you come to the conclusion that your god is immoral, you are no longer hindered by the dogmas which indoctrinate you. Once you oppose god you no longer need to make apologetic excuses and illogical rationalizations for your beliefs. And it doesn’t take long for you to thereafter lose your faith and realize it’s all bullshit.
Some Christians will say there is no such thing as an atheist, and that we are just acting as though there is no god so that we may defy him. But why the pretense? Pretending there isn’t a god won’t help us if there really is one. An omnipotent being would see right through that.
So, why are there no one who both disagrees with god AND believes he exists? Is a believer who disagrees with god too cowardly to admit it, or too fearful to not worship a god they believe to exist?
If god actually existed, wouldn’t there be a larger percentage of ‘believing non-worshippers’? If his existence were so obvious, and so undeniable, then those of us who are anti-theists would not necessarily be unbelievers. The lack of these sort of people suggests that either believers are all too afraid to stand against god, or is one further implication that he likely does not exist. Or possibly… both.
Ask your Christian friends. I have never used this before, but I think it is a strong common sense agrument. Let me know if you’ve ever made a similar argument, or if you use this, let me know how it works out.
Stella Young: Why she kicks ass
- She is a comedian and disability advocate.
- She is an Editor of ABC’s Ramp Up website, the online space for news, discussion and opinion about disability in Australia.
- She began her disability activism at 14 when she conducted an access audit of the shops in the local main street.
- She is a member of the Victorian Disability Advisory Council, Ministerial Advisory Council for the Department of Victorian communities and Women With Disabilities Victoria.
- She is a two-time state finalist in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Raw Comedy competition.
- She has hosted eight seasons of Australia’s first disability culture program No Limits, which aired on Channel 31 and community stations across the country.
- She has worked with Youth Disability Advocacy Service to establish the LiveAccess project, advocating for better access to live music venues.
- She holds a degree in Journalism from Deakin University and a Diploma of Secondary Education from the University of Melbourne.
- Before joining the ABC, she worked in Public Programs at Melbourne Museum, where she taught kids about bugs, dinosaurs and other weird and wonderful things about the world.
- She was part of the global atheist convention in Melbourne during April 2012.
- Places you can find her: website, twitter, youtube, archive of ABC articles written by Stella, Don’t Look Past My Disabled Body - I Love It, Ramp Up (the website she is an editor of), Eulogy For A Wheelchair.
“She was part of the global atheist convention in Melbourne during April 2012.” - AND I SAW HER, LIVE! :D She was kicking ass.
If you’re rational
Did any of you guys ever notice that in the Pledge of Allegiance, you all say, “One nation, under God”?
You might. I don’t. I’m quiet during that part.
Did you know that this was added to a godless pledge in the 1950s during the cold war?…
If they didn’t live in America, why would this pertain to them in the first place?
Because your post said “Dear atheists”, not “dear American atheists”. Atheists exist in other countries, you know.