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 »

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 »
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“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 »