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Death By Trolley: What does it mean to be openminded?

A few weeks ago I was considering going to a dinner party called “Conscious Collective Gatherings: Non-Denominational Conversation”. It sounded pretty new age hippie-esque, which is totally not me, but I figured “hey, I might meet a few people there that are intellectually curious and not necessarily the left-wing equivalents of young earth creationists”.

Since . . . → Read More: Death By Trolley: What does it mean to be openminded?

Death By Trolley: Is belief in God a choice?

The following satirical video, “Gay Scientists Isolate Christian Gene”, pokes fun at the concept of a “gay gene” and religious opposition to homosexuality.

The proportion of people who believe that homosexuality is chosen is decreasing. That’s not to imply that homosexuality is the phenotype expressed by a “gay gene”. Just that whatever makes one . . . → Read More: Death By Trolley: Is belief in God a choice?

The Scott Ross: We Need Uninformed Voters As Much As We Need Informed Ones

Just as you need a brain and a heart, a country needs voters who know the issues and voters that don’t.

As the election for the American President looms, after months, if not years of campaigning, countless ads, two debates so far (not counting the twenty or so for Mitt Romney), and four years . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: We Need Uninformed Voters As Much As We Need Informed Ones

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – God is Love and Poseidon is the Sea

“Do you believe in god?” “No.” “Well, do you believe in love?” “Sure.” “Then you must believe in god, as god is love” “Wha…?”

I’ve heard the ‘god is love’ bit quite a number of times, but never as a proof for its deistic existence. When it is merely an assertion about a god already . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – God is Love and Poseidon is the Sea

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – You Can’t Explain It: Must Have Been God

There is a conversation that happens all the time between theists and non-believers. I have engaged in it many times myself as well as observed others engaging in it more times than I can count. While there are a number of seemingly valid ways atheists could deal with this conversation, I have come to believe . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – You Can’t Explain It: Must Have Been God

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – A Sermon On Prayer

*In the style of the most stereotypical evangelical sermon voice you can imagine **congregation responses in red

Brothers and Sisters! As I was perusing the web the other day, I heard a disturbing sound!

*Amen

I SAID As I was perusing the web the other day, I HEARD a DISTURBING sound!

*AMEN!

It was the . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – A Sermon On Prayer