Web siteI'll give just a link: http://www.godlessgeeks.com/WhyAtheism.htm
      – BorgClown, 2009-04-22 at 04:14:26   (16 comments)

On 2009-04-22 at 04:15:06, BorgClown wrote...
"Please describe your topic, don't just give a link". Pfffa!
On 2009-04-22 at 04:19:48, BorgClown wrote...
Now seriously, I've been reading the extensive article linked in the topic, taken from Lee's RSS feed. Very well researched, I wish it was in Spanish so I could share it with some of my religious friends. I'm starting to rethink my position that atheism is an act of faith, the negative extreme of theism. I regarded agnosticism as the ideal equilibrium, but I dislike agnosticism because it's too forgiving towards obvious nonsense. I also dislike allowing faith in my personal philosophy, so that article has been very enlightening.
On 2009-04-22 at 04:21:24, BorgClown wrote...
Just wanted to share it, and thank Lee for finding it.
On 2009-04-22 at 09:00:01, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I shall have to read it myself some time. (-: As far as agnosticism goes, I've seen the videos where theists trick atheists into admitting that since they cannot prove that, say, the Christian god doesn't exist then they must in fact be agnostic. (And, since they originally said they were an atheist, they must therefore be untrustworthy, as though atheism and agnosticism are mutually exclusive, which they aren't). As the idea of Russell's teapot shows, however, we're all agnostic about an infinite number of possibilities - anyone can invent a particular god and there's no more reason to believe in one than there is any other. For me, stating that I'm agnostic would be misleading as there's simply no reason to believe in any specific god - they're clearly all invented by man. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell%27s_teapot
On 2009-04-22 at 21:32:35, Lee J Haywood wrote...
@BorgClown: Can you find anything interesting on this page...? http://www.abarnett.demon.co.uk/atheism/atheism_index.htm
On 2009-04-25 at 01:29:13, BorgClown wrote...
@Lee J Haywood: Atheism is always interesting for me. I even subscribed to the ArheistsOfSiliconValley mailing list to know how the people there treat issues. It seems that there are many idiot atheists too: One wanted to sue a government official because she has a framed cross in her tax-bought desk. Sheesh, wasting effort and money fighting a desk figure when creationism is creeping in the educational system...
On 2009-04-25 at 01:31:46, BorgClown wrote...
Many of our discussions about religion and atheism are covered in the article in the topic. I thought you had already read it.
On 2009-04-28 at 18:04:11, George wrote...
I'd never heard of the Russells Teapot thing... I like Bertrand Russell though, seems like he was a clever chap. It's a bit like the 'prove that there are no white ravens' thing. Lee, perhaps you should write a document about the existance of a small china teapot in the solar system and lobby hard for it to be theologised. Then... maybe in 2,000 years or thereabouts, somebody will actually start to believe there is one. Of course you could always go the extra mile and actually arrange to put a small teapot into orbit, or into the sun's orbit even better, and that would _really_ mystify people. Then Bertrand Russell = John the Baptist. And a lot of people would start drinking tea!
On 2009-04-28 at 20:17:06, Baslisks wrote...
I bet theres a group out there trying to get a teapot into orbit.
On 2009-04-29 at 05:22:06, BorgClown wrote...
Only NASA and ESA are capable of putting a teapot in a decent orbit right now. I get the feel it doesn't count if you put it in terrestrial or comet-like orbit.
On 2009-04-29 at 05:30:16, Baslisks wrote...
hmm, well... if we put some electronics inside it maybe we could convince people to send it up.
On 2009-04-29 at 08:31:55, Lee J Haywood wrote...
@George: I'm already associating myself with the Invisible Pink Unicorn, and have her emblem on my web site, the back of my car and pinned to my tie. http://www.invisiblepinkunicorn.com http://www.rof.com/product_p/2170-pq.htm http://www.rof.com/product_p/6175-lpg.htm
On 2009-04-29 at 13:15:11, Thelevellers wrote...
Woo for the invisible pink unicorn! Blessed be it!
On 2009-04-29 at 18:18:07, Lee J Haywood wrote...
You mean Blessed be Her Holy Hooves! You can see my IPU emblem in the image I've been using since September... it's the little thing on the lapel, although I normally wear it on my ties. http://discussionator.com/IPU_zoom.jpg
On 2009-05-01 at 21:52:26, Lee J Haywood wrote...
@BorgClown: You may find this interesting. http://www.daylightatheism.org/2009/04/a-dialogue-with-quixote.html http://www.daylightatheism.org/2009/04/a-dialogue-with-quixote-ii.html
On 2009-05-02 at 02:33:09, BorgClown wrote...
I'm sorry, I'm pretty involved in research this weekend =P http://loyalkng.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/salma_hayek_1.jpg I kid, I'll read those and comment later.