• Hello guys: Check out the Culture & Anarchy Podcast. I’m running an 8-Part series on the secular statism entrenched in New Atheism. It’s an attempt to cleanse the atheist palate of the statist and socialist agendas of some fundamental misunderstandings regarding liberty of conscience and freedom from aggression. I go into criticism of…[Read more]

  • An event on school choice would encompass the interests of both groups 🙂

  • I’m confused. Do I have to concede that there may be unicorns, dragons, purple polka dotted pixies? I say that it is rational to outright dismiss something for which there is absolutely no evidence. Otherwise, I must concede that reason has no value.

  • Do we know anything? As stupid as that question seems, it is regularly discussed as though it were relative to any discussion. Even in the current discussion, the question has at least some relevance. Indeed, the discussion of what constitutes agnosticism and what constitutes agnosticism implies the question, “Do we know anything?”

    Having…[Read more]

  • Ben,

    “The atheist is simply rejecting (or not believing) that claim, due to lack of evidence. Therefore, scientifically, atheism can be thought of as the null hypothesis. ”

    I politely disagree. The atheist does not simply reject a hypothesis, he/she states his/her own hypothesis, namely that God does not exist.  It is the agnostic that does…[Read more]

  • Youliy, you have that 180 degrees the wrong way around!!  The claim is made by the theist (“god exists”). The atheist is simply rejecting (or not believing) that claim, due to lack of evidence.  Therefore, scientifically, atheism can be thought of as the null hypothesis.  The burden of proof is upon the theist, just as the burden of proof is up…[Read more]

  • I agree with you, Youliy.  I, too, consider myself an atheist – but not a strong/positive atheist (depending on whose definition you read).  Emotionally, I think it is my disdain for religion and its terrible effects on one’s rationality that urge me to refer to myself as an atheist rather than an agnostic.  I’m just as much an agnostic about go…[Read more]

  • I agree with you, Youliy.  I, too, consider myself an atheist – but not a strong/positive atheist (depending on whose definition you read).  Emotionally, I think it is my disdain for religion and its terrible effects on one’s rationality that urges me to refer to myself as an atheist rather than an agnostic.  I’m just as much an agnostic about go…[Read more]

  • There is a problem with atheism. And it is that it is not justified. At least not according to the standard, scientific way  in which data/theories are accepted/rejected.

    So, in order to claim that God does not exist one has to give evidence. Such evidence however is missing. And because of this I can not claim that God does not exist.  As N…[Read more]

  • Prior to the age of 7, I don’t recall going to church at all.  My father is non-religious and my mother grew up Roman Catholic but left to search for truth elsewhere after overhearing the penance given to the person in the confessional right before she entered and having that very same penance given to her.  I say good for her that something s…[Read more]

  • Prior to the age of 7, I don’t recall going to church at all.  My father is non-religious and my mother grew up Roman Catholic but left to search for truth elsewhere after overhearing the penance given to the person in the confessional right before she entered and having that very same penance given to her.  I say good for her that something s…[Read more]

  • Prior to the age of 7, I don’t recall going to church at all.  My father is non-religious and my mother grew up Roman Catholic but left to search for truth elsewhere after overhearing the penance given to the person in the confessional right before she entered and having that very same penance given to her.  I say good for her that something s…[Read more]

  • Hey, so I will be co-president of my university’s libertarian group and president of the secular student alliance next year. Aside from a separation of church and state event, what might be a cool event or presentation to do that could help members of either group learn more about the other? Note: a large number of our campus’ libertarians are…[Read more]

  • Meg Gilliland replied to the topic Pastafarianism in the forum Atheism 5 years, 1 month ago

    I had not previously considered the necessity of dressing like a pirate all the time. You’ve opened my eyes, sir. I need to rethink some things…

  • Daniel Davis started the topic Pastafarianism in the forum Atheism 5 years, 1 month ago

    All hail the Flying Spaghetti Monster and his noodlly goodness. Is anyone else an advocate for Un-intelligent Design being taught in schools? What specific kind of beer do you hope to find in the beer volcano? Is it completely necessary to dress like a pirate all the time? These are questions that need answering. What do you hope for in Pastafarian heaven?

  • Fuck the underwear I just want my own planet.

  • Yeah it got pretty interesting sometimes. I was use to it though. The dancing, worm, jumping, and screaming didn’t bother me. It was the mind control. They scare the shit out of you when your a kid. Dressing up like the devil putting on Hell plays were scary. They seem laughable now but when I believed it there was a constant fear of dying without…[Read more]

  • I believe that the pro gun thing is embedded into the culture. Typically the fundamentalist religious are located in the south, at least from what I see. Southern people love their guns. Many enjoy hunting game and shooting for sport. The south also has a lot of resentment for Government taking things from them. Leftover feelings from the civil…[Read more]

  • I was raised Roman Catholic.  I accepted the existence of God, the same way I accepted that the color of the sky was called blue.  The problem I faced growing up was that, having a rational mind, the existence of an all powerful and loving creator didn’t fit in with the world I was living in.  I was praying to, and loving, a being that allowed ot…[Read more]