I hope this post will connect with some newer atheists who still have trouble speaking, writing, or even thinking the phrase “I am an atheist.” I hope this especially helps those who, like me, grew up in fundamentalist Christian households and have been psychologically/emotionally conditioned to understand the word “atheist” as analogous to, and on the … More “I Am an Atheist”
The first few points are great. Many religious people simply cannot break out of their mental boxes and comprehend what Harris points out so clearly.
Sam Harris, with his uncanny ability to communicate clearly, sums up what “atheism” really is: “Atheism is just a way of clearing the space for better conversations.”
Sam Harris never ceases to blow my mind – as well as make me crack up laughing with his dry humor. Great video and a great book – Free Will.
Wow – if you’ve had the experience of growing up in an overbearing church, this video clarifies a lot. Thank you LovingDoubt!
She doesn’t have a YouTube account anymore, but she has a very interesting story and great insights. Here is the first video of her Journey to Atheism:
This is always said about people healed of invisible maladies, such as cancer, mental diseases, heart problems, or other sicknesses. Why does God never re-grow a lost limb? Why is it that people KNOW that once they lose an arm, they will never get it back and that praying for it would seem stupid and absurd – … More God – Heal Me!
Angie made a great point on one of her comments that I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of – there are people on this Earth that have suffered far more than Jesus on the cross. Prisoners of War, AIDS victims, slaves, torture victims, and cancer patients have all suffered far more than a few hours of agony. When … More Jesus’ Minor Suffering
There is no way you can read the New Testament and not think of Jesus as a separate entity from God and the Holy Spirit. Jesus demonstrates this fact himself, and believes it himself, through his prayers and dialogue with the father (“Father, why have you forsaken me?” or the prayer in the garden of … More Christianity is Polytheistic