No Fulfillment Without God?

What are some of the things in your life that make you happy? What are the greatest joys in your life? What gives you the greatest sense of achievement, and what are the moments in your life that you remember as the most important ones? Does religion play a part in any of these moments, feelings or personal possessions? Because according to many religious folk, the greatest thing in their life is their faith in God. This troubles me. To many,...

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Religion is Anti-Intellectual

The major religions teach people that their version of the history of the world is true. Each of them tells a different story, and yet all claim to be the right one. Of course this can’t be the case, there can only be one true path that history has taken, albeit multi-threaded. The odd thing is that Christianity and Islam are rife with messages proposing that one not question the words of the religion, and thereby are not only insulating...

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TMBG – “Science is Real”

Thought I’d just share this one again. They Might Be Giants are so cool for making this album. I have many friends who are teachers that have found “Here Comes Science” to be an invaluable tool in teaching science to kids, and you should too. It shows the ideas of science as well as a good example of the scientific method (see “Why Does The Sun Shine?” and “Why Does The Sun Really Shine?”). Enjoy! VN:F...

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Comments on Proof of Teapots and God

I received the comment below on the post “Russell’s Teapot, God and Proof” and thought it worth following up. The comment came from someone calling themselves “Noah”: “Couple of general things to keep in mind. One person’s inability to prove something does not make the converse true. Inability to conceive an experimental proof does not render insight invalid. The average man in the street is unlikely to...

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Of Teapots, Santa Claus and Doubt

It was pointed out to me in a comment this morning about Bertand Russell’s Teapot, that theists dismiss the ideas of Santa Claus and The Celestial Teapot outright because of the silliness of the ideas and the incredible unlikeliness that they exist, but fail to see their own shortcomings in judgement about their belief in god or Gods along the same premise. I see why this is, after all, who in their right mind would believe a Teapot could...

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