Posts tagged "humanist"

The male chauvinist god

The Jews, Christians and Muslims all believe in the god that originated in the Old Testament. This god was written to make man in his image. Therefor this particular deity looks like a man. He has two arms, two legs, eyes, nose, a mouth, and what else? Between his legs is a penis. Many religious... Read more »

Faith is not a virtue, but it can be

Having faith that god was with them didn’t make the Nazis virtuous people. The victims and perpetrators of terrorism both have faith. Having faith that they are doing god’s will doesn’t make Islamic suicide bombers virtuous people. The Catholic Church equating faith with morality makes perfect sense from a political and marketing perspective, but it’s... Read more »

All Christians and Muslims carry extremism

Every Christian and Muslim promotes extremism. That’s not what we hear of course. We hear over and over again about how most Christians and Muslims are warm, wonderful and fantastic human beings, and it’s true. We hear about how they perceive god as wonderful and gather strength from their beliefs to live an ethical life... Read more »
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Why be an atheist?

What religion are you? What supernaturalism do you subscribe to? What label do you choose? If you don’t pledge your allegiance to any religion or supernaturalism, you’re an atheist. It’s not about knowledge or belief as much as it’s about how you live. You don’t have any regard for spirits or a personal deity in... Read more »

“Lack of belief” blurs the line between atheist and agnostic

When Thomas Huxley created the term agnostic, he considered atheist to mean anti-theological “gnosis” while the religious side was theological “gnosis”. Agnosticism was meant to be anti-dogmatism more than anything else. Huxley was not agnostic regarding the Bible which he criticized heavily, nor was he agnostic regarding the evolutionary work of his dear friend Charles... Read more »

Ten Commandments of the Rationalist Warrior

1. We are all human beings on this earth for a short period of time. No one is deserving of worship and no one is deserving of oppression. 2. Every god known by man is a god made by man. There are no words of god, only words of men put into the mouths of... Read more »
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Fighting for Gay Rights in America

The Founding Fathers created a system of government that protected minorities from the tyranny of the majority. Upon this foundation and the unalienable rights listed in the Declaration of Independence, freedom has grown in this country as our society has progressed. Obtaining equal rights for many has not been easy, and the history of this... Read more »