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jlamere:

February 24, 2012
religiousragings:

kaijufenrir:

The most perfect response. Mother of god…

Beautiful response.  This is a keeper.  ~Steve

religiousragings:

kaijufenrir:

The most perfect response. Mother of god…

Beautiful response.  This is a keeper.  ~Steve

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February 3, 2012

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January 20, 2012
nonplussedbyreligion:

 
Russell’s argument
In an article titled “Is There a God?” commissioned, but never published, by Illustrated magazine in 1952, Russell wrote:

Many orthodox people speak as though it were the business of sceptics to disprove received dogmas rather than of dogmatists to prove them. This is, of course, a mistake. If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes. But if I were to go on to say that, since my assertion cannot be disproved, it is intolerable presumption on the part of human reason to doubt it, I should rightly be thought to be talking nonsense. If, however, the existence of such a teapot were affirmed in ancient books, taught as the sacred truth every Sunday, and instilled into the minds of children at school, hesitation to believe in its existence would become a mark of eccentricity and entitle the doubter to the attentions of the psychiatrist in an enlightened age or of the Inquisitor in an earlier time.

In 1958 Russell elaborated on the analogy as a reason for his own atheism:

I ought to call myself an agnostic; but, for all practical purposes, I am an atheist. I do not think the existence of the Christian God any more probable than the existence of the Gods of Olympus or Valhalla. To take another illustration: nobody can prove that there is not between the Earth and Mars a china teapot revolving in an elliptical orbit, but nobody thinks this sufficiently likely to be taken into account in practice. I think the Christian God just as unlikely.

nonplussedbyreligion:

Russell’s argument

In an article titled “Is There a God?” commissioned, but never published, by Illustrated magazine in 1952, Russell wrote:

Many orthodox people speak as though it were the business of sceptics to disprove received dogmas rather than of dogmatists to prove them. This is, of course, a mistake. If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes. But if I were to go on to say that, since my assertion cannot be disproved, it is intolerable presumption on the part of human reason to doubt it, I should rightly be thought to be talking nonsense. If, however, the existence of such a teapot were affirmed in ancient books, taught as the sacred truth every Sunday, and instilled into the minds of children at school, hesitation to believe in its existence would become a mark of eccentricity and entitle the doubter to the attentions of the psychiatrist in an enlightened age or of the Inquisitor in an earlier time.

In 1958 Russell elaborated on the analogy as a reason for his own atheism:

I ought to call myself an agnostic; but, for all practical purposes, I am an atheist. I do not think the existence of the Christian God any more probable than the existence of the Gods of Olympus or Valhalla. To take another illustration: nobody can prove that there is not between the Earth and Mars a china teapot revolving in an elliptical orbit, but nobody thinks this sufficiently likely to be taken into account in practice. I think the Christian God just as unlikely.

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December 29, 2011
nonplussedbyreligion:

Atheists, policing our own morals and doing just fine.  ~ Kim

nonplussedbyreligion:

Atheists, policing our own morals and doing just fine.  ~ Kim

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December 23, 2011
abaldwin360:

What atheists are concerned about.

abaldwin360:

What atheists are concerned about.

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December 21, 2011

If TV News was broadcast in 1200 BC.

December 7, 2011
tumblingatheist:

…

tumblingatheist:

November 18, 2011
sinfulsophia:

Isn’t that the truth?

Truth and half, sister.

sinfulsophia:

Isn’t that the truth?

Truth and half, sister.

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November 8, 2011
muchtoocynical:

abaldwin360:

When they say “evolution is just a theory”
Original Content! (I even drew the guy)

This.

muchtoocynical:

abaldwin360:

When they say “evolution is just a theory”

Original Content! (I even drew the guy)

This.

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