My Photo

The Out Campaign

Atheist Blogroll

Blog powered by Typepad
Member since 05/2005

« The Immorality of Heaven | Main | On the Ubiquity of Shaving »

Comments

David D.G.
"People who believe in nothing will believe in anything" is a terrible argument against atheism.

I doubt that it was ever intended to be an "argument" against atheism --- just an insulting soundbite against it. In terms of any kind of actual meaning, this catchphrase is completely contradictory; so as an argument, it just immediately self-implodes. However, the self-righteous nitwits who employ it would never realize or admit that.


~David D.G.

Alyson Miers

I believe in the power of expectations. I believe that there's no substitute for simply being a good person. Also, I believe that women's sweaters should have big, fabulous bell sleeves even if they get in the way.

What? Beliefs don't always have to be serious!

hoverfrog

It isn't that atheists believe in nothing. It is that atheists lack a belief in gods. Honestly when theists do come up with the gem that we believe in nothing you just know that you can't appeal to their reason. They are simply making excuses as to why they don't like the idea of unbelievers. It is my queue to ridicule them and their silly assumptions.

Broggly

I just found out that a few years ago a catholic cardinal in my country said that people are only worried about climate change because they're atheists or pagan, compared emmissions reduction to human sacrifice, and said that Christians don't believe in climate change because a benign god wouldn't let things get that bad so it must all be nonsense.

Cuntageous

We give oursleves too much credit as a species. We're just biological organisms responsing to our surroundings, like every other species. Altruism as well as self interest are evolutionary necessities. The notion of ethics or morality is a human contrivence. All is explained Dawkins' The Selfish Gene.

Paul

and said that Christians don't believe in climate change because a benign god wouldn't let things get that bad so it must all be nonsense.

Sounds like that guy has the Problem of Evil all figured out. I'd love to hear his solution.

Robyn Slinger

Doesn't it rather work the other way, that is: People who believe anything will believe everything? As illustrated by the following story reported in Pharyngula:
http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2009/12/life_lessons.php

The comments to this entry are closed.

Subscribe/ Donate to This Blog!

Books of mine

Greta on SSA Speakers Bureau


  • Greta Christina is on the Speakers Bureau of the Secular Students Alliance. Invite her to speak to your group!

Your email address:


Powered by FeedBlitz


Powered by Rollyo

Some Favorite Posts and Conversations: Atheism

Some Favorite Posts and Conversations: Sex

Some Favorite Posts: Art, Politics, Other Stuff