Pope Francis shocked the world recently by stating that atheists can go to Heaven if they are good. This is no shock to Catholics who are well versed in their faith. While the Catholic Church is the sole beacon from which one can be saved in Jesus Christ, she is not the only means Christ uses. Those who are good and through no fault of their own did not hear of Christ or His Catholic Church can go to heaven. However, this does not apply to atheists who do evil and uncharitable things...Read Full Story
Amazingly, theists seem to imagine that trotting out the aphorism, "There are no Atheists in Foxholes" somehow vindicates their irrational belief in an imaginary protecting friend in the sky. The argument seems to be that, if other people are irrational under stress, it makes my irrational superstition, which I have even when not under stress, somehow more rational.
But what more can we expect from those who base their beliefs not on the rational but on irrational, evidence-free superstition...Read Full Story
Humanist groups and atheists across the U.S. have banded together to help a fellow atheist who survived the massive tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma earlier this week.
Rebecca Vitsmun was being interviewed by Wolf Blitzer of CNN on Tuesday when the “Situation Room” anchor said, “I guess, you gotta thank the Lord, right? Do you thank the Lord?”
Vitsun replied politely, “I’m actually an atheist.”
She handled the situation graciously, which is more than could be said for erstwhile Fox News...Read Full Story
Conservative radio host Glenn Beck says that “forces of spiritual darkness” at CNN arranged to have Wolf Blitzer ask a atheist tornado survivor if she thanked the Lord as a plot to promote atheism.
At the conclusion of his Tuesday interview with Rebecca Vitsmun, Blitzer told the woman who lost all of her worldly possessions that “you gotta thank the Lord, right? Do you thank the Lord?”
“I’m actually an atheist,” Vitsmun politely replied, adding, “I don’t blame anybody for thanking the Lord...Read Full Story
As an atheist, prayer was always suspect to me. How can one solve life's problems merely by talking to oneself? Is this wishful thinking? These are some of the questions I asked whenever I saw fellow classmates pray before exams, or witnessed Muslims spread out a rug and pray in the middle of a public area. Atheists claim that prayer does not work. To them, it is merely superstition. This is interesting because prayer is the means by which believers "talk" to God and "listen" to God. I...Read Full Story
A community portal about Atheism with blogs, videos, and photos. According to Wikipedia.org: Atheism is the state of disbelief or non-belief in the existence of a deity or deities. It is commonly defined as the positive denial of theism, or the deliberate rejection of theism. However, others—including most atheistic philosophers and groups...more
A community portal about Atheism with blogs, videos, and photos. According to Wikipedia.org: Atheism is the state of disbelief or non-belief in the existence of a deity or deities. It is commonly defined as the positive denial of theism, or the deliberate rejection of theism. However, others—including most atheistic philosophers and groups—define atheism as the simple absence of belief in deities , thereby designating many agnostics, and people who have never heard of gods, such as the unchurched or newborn children, as atheists as well. In recent years, some atheists have adopted the terms strong and weak atheism to clarify whether they consider their stance one of positive belief that no gods exist, or of mere absense of belief that gods exist.