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Atheism / The Atheist Bible
« on: August 21, 2012, 01:28:18 AM »


http://www.amazon.ca/The-Atheists-Bible-Illustrious-Collection/dp/0061349151

I saw this listed on another site and thought I'd share it here, too. It's really just a bunch of quotes and not a real "bible" so they probably should've called it a 'handbook' or something else.

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General Religious Discussion / Why can't we all just coexist?
« on: July 30, 2012, 03:23:30 AM »

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5bryo2P5r1qj9vkco1_500.jpg

I have my beliefs...you have yours. Let's get along, ok? :)

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http://laughingsquid.com/holy-land-experience-a-faith-based-theme-park-in-orlando-florida

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The Holy Land Experience is a 15-acre faith-based family theme park in Orlando, Florida owned and operated since 2007 by the world’s largest religious broadcaster, Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). It features attractions and interactive exhibits like Smile of a Child Adventure Land, The Scriptorium research library and museum, a “breathtaking, inspirational water show” called the Crystal Living Waters and much more.

At their Jerusalem Street Market, “you will travel back in time to an ancient land that is 2000 years old and 7000 miles away!” and at Calvary’s Garden Tomb, you can spend time “resting, praying, or reflecting on the meaning and significance of the empty tomb”. To experience “first century shopping”, head on over to The Old Scroll Shop. There are even live theatrical performances.

Have you ever visited a religious-themed amusement park before? Did it help the kids learn anything new or make you feel closer to any of the stories?

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Christianity / Don't forget to pray tonight...
« on: April 18, 2012, 03:40:05 AM »


I don't personally pray, but I thought this was a clever way of remembering why you should pray every night. :)

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Atheism / Telling family that you're an atheist?
« on: April 18, 2012, 03:38:00 AM »
I was reading a story a bit ago where all the adult kids "came out" to their mother that they were really atheists now. They grew up in a religious family and their mother was really religious, so they felt the need to team up and let her know they didn't believe.

Is this something that's important to do for most people? To announce they don't believe the religion any more to their family members who do?

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AChristian newspaper Eternity recently published a special issue focusing on atheism. It featured an article by Bible Society Australia CEO Greg Clarke in which he talked about ten things atheists ought to know about Christians:



But check out number 7. Freudian slip?

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General Religious Discussion / Children's training bible
« on: April 13, 2012, 10:09:26 PM »
I'm not personally religious and have no use for this, but I thought some of you others might:

http://raisingolives.com/2012/04/child-training-bible-giveaway/


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General Religious Discussion / Religious extremists
« on: April 13, 2012, 04:35:17 AM »


Realistically, no matter what the belief system, the extremists tend to be rather, uh, crazy, don't they?

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Mediumship / Proof that psychics are a fraud?
« on: March 20, 2012, 06:11:38 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0Z7KeNCi7g

What do you think? Does he give sufficient evidence that they're nothing but frauds? Or do you think that only his examples are fraudulent psychics and that there are still good ones out there?

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General Religious Discussion / Debt/children....curse or blessing?
« on: March 20, 2012, 05:07:18 PM »


I'm not a religious person myself, but this is probably one of the best religion-related quotes I've seen in a while.

What do you think? Is this a society shift overall? Have we strayed too far from finding children to be a "blessing" (or a 'good thing', if you're uncomfy with the term 'blessing')?

And somewhat straying here, what about those people who have 10, 11, 12 kids.....are they taking the 'blessing' bit too far or is there no gray area?

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General Religious Discussion / Richard Dawkins Hate Mail
« on: March 20, 2012, 03:43:16 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZuowNcuGsc

What baffles me is that the same people who oppose his ideas of evolution and gene research, are the ones who are generally religious and preaching things like "love thy neighbor." And yet, for whatever reason, they can turn around and say things like "I hope you get hit by a church van and die slowly." Wtf? How is this okay??

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Christianity / How do you view Jesus?
« on: March 20, 2012, 12:33:00 AM »


As a newborn baby?

A dying man?

An exalted king?

What comes to mind first?

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General Religious Discussion / Are you ever afraid?
« on: March 19, 2012, 01:36:36 AM »


I saw this image and was kind of surprised. Most people who believe in a god and follow what they believe are his words or instructions, find comfort in knowing they'll be guided. It seems odd to be afraid of what you may be persuaded to do one way or another.

So I'm curious. Can you relate to this card? If you're not religious at all, then this question doesn't apply to you, of course.

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Atheism / Atheism quotes
« on: March 14, 2012, 11:01:50 PM »
Stephen Roberts -- I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours


Richard Jeni -- You're basically killing each other to see who's got the better imaginary friend


George Bernard Shaw -- The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one



Steven Weinberg -- With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.


Carl Sagan -- You can't convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it's based on a deep-seated need to believe.


Carlespie Mary Alice McKinney-- Religion does three things quite effectively: Divides people, Controls people, Deludes people.

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Christianity / Chick-Fil-A removing Christian music
« on: March 14, 2012, 10:58:09 PM »
Chick-Fil-A has been fairly well known for their use of Christian music in their restaurants. It's gotten them a lot of complaints in the past, but it seems like they're finally buckling some. Now they're going to continue playing the music, but only as instrumentals and not the words, which has people all up in arms.

What do you think about the whole ordeal? Should they continue playing the words even though many of their customers find it inappropriate? Should they remove the words and upset their religious fans?

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