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Alice, 22 // 'The God Delusion' by Richard Dawkins

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I’m reading The God Delusion because I wanted to challenge my thinking. I’ve always been envious of the faithful, but it’s time to accept my true beliefs and that’s why I’m challenging myself to read dishy Dawkins. 117 more words


Anyone who knows me also knows that I am not a religious person. In fact, the longer you get to know me and the more I become comfortable with you, you will realize that I tend to take an extremely bleak view of religion in general and attribute most strife, war and adversity in some way or the other to religion. 3,608 more words


John Loftus on Arguments for God’s Existence (Why I became an Atheist Ch. 4)

The Kalam Cosmological Argument

  • Everything that begins to exist has a cause.
  • The universe began to exist.
  • Therefore the universe has a cause.

Loftus contends: “It simply is not an obvious intuition to conceive of an event prior to the first event in time. 3,661 more words

William Lane Craig

Challenges From Atheism

Atheism remains an important challenge to faith throughout the Western world, especially in the United States. Many of its critics believe that the movement has lost its way and that its intellectual credentials and cultural appeal have dwindled in recent years. 1,378 more words


Read Recently -- February 2018 -- Science

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: a natural history of four meals by Michael Pollan

Let me start out by saying I’m a vegetarian. To be totally honest, I never really cared much for the taste of meat, and after a while it was just easier to take it out of my diet all together. 621 more words

Speech: Richard Dawkins explains the adaptive valley

I want to spread the ideas of others, but I don’t want to plagiarize them. So, for the next few weeks, I will run a series called “Speech Highlights” wherein I’ll link to some fascinating speeches and discuss them. 321 more words


Are Children Born Atheists? Science Suggests Otherwise.

A few years ago, I read the following claim pastor-turned-atheist Bruce Gerencser:

“Every child born into this world is born an atheist. They don’t know one thing about god or religion.

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Defending Genesis