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Preconceived belief – the only way Prayer works

As I am examining WordPress’s “Latest Posts” section I note an interesting blog entry entitled “Does Prayer Really Work?”. Interested, I followed the link and read the article. Apparently a woman suffered a stroke with partial paralysis and her husband (as well as her friends and church members) began a campaign of prayer to beg the All Mighty to heal her of her sickness. The husband then asks the question “Does Prayer Really Work?” and describes how his wife’s recovery progressed dramatically and immediately declares that “Yes! PRAYER REALLY WORKS!”

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May 15, 2007 Posted by | Discussion, People, Religion, Scams | 10 Comments

Religion claims to require ‘Faith’ – but does it really?

“You have to have faith” is the rallying cry of any believer you talk to once you’ve decimated their arguments with science, proof, and rational thought. It’s their last line of defense. “God cannot be proven or dis-proven – he requires Faith!” Perhaps ‘a god’ or the possibility of ‘a god or gods’ cannot, at this time, be proven, but there is ample evidence disproving the current versions of god going around (god, allah, Ra, etc). But who needs evidence when one has faith right?

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May 10, 2007 Posted by | Discussion, People, Religion | 13 Comments

Religion advocates ignorance

While watching television today I experienced a commercial for religion that makes me wonder if people of religion are really that stupid or really that blind.

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February 25, 2007 Posted by | Discussion, People, Religion, Scams | 4 Comments

Did people recognize they were moving into something bad?

I look around at the world today and it honestly makes me wonder if people realized what direction the world was moving just before it did during those horrific times in history such as Nazi Germany, The Inquisitions, the Crusades, etc. Surely some people would have recognized that things were on the verge of changing for the worse. One can only imagine how someone during the Salem witch trials would view their small community changing overnight from something safe and comforting into something confusing and wrong.

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January 30, 2007 Posted by | Discussion, People, Religion, television | Leave a comment

Believers (‘Fundies’) do indeed say some of the darndest things

If you are ever in need of some hilarious reading then you must check out the “Fundies say the Darnedest Things” website to see what those crazy believers are saying. It truly is amazing at the depths of ignorance these people voluntarily take themselves. Most of what you read will have you rolling in your seat, while some of it will simply piss you off that such ideals and beliefs actually exist today. Or perhaps it may even make you sad that there are such people in this world? Continue reading

January 9, 2007 Posted by | Discussion, Religion | Leave a comment

Why religion is so dangerous

Here is an example of why I find religion to be one of the deadliest things that mankind has ever created. It is an article revealing how commonly understood science is suppressed and people simply accept it because no one wants to challenge religion, or is afraid to.

In this article you will discover that the Bush administration is responsible for suppressing knowledge in order to further a religious agenda by refusing to allow simple geological facts. Continue reading

December 31, 2006 Posted by | Discussion, Religion | Leave a comment

Self inflicted ignorance is another way to say “I have faith”

After almost 30 years of fighting everything life could throw at him (disease, injury, amputation, cancer, and more) my father in law finally ran out of steam and passed away Dec 27. Through it all he tried to keep a positive outlook on life and kept himself involved with his neighbors and neighborhood as much as he could. When we looked back upon his life and the various battles he had to fight, we could only stand in awe at the man’s power, strength, fortitude, courage, and tenacity in the face of all the crap he went through.

Then came the comments that made me want to start slapping people. Continue reading

December 30, 2006 Posted by | Discussion, Religion | Leave a comment