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Christopher Hitchens said that his ‘time’ is coming as he made his first public appearance in months at the weekend.

The controversial writer and fervent atheist, who is suffering from esophagus cancer, attended the Atheist Alliance of America conference in Texas where he was presented an…

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Underground Skeptic

Hey, I just thought some of your readers might be interested in my new blog undergroundskeptic.tumblr.com ; I’m in college right now and living with some hard-core Evangelical Christians and they don’t know that I’m a skeptic.  So I’m just playing along with all their Christian shenanigans and posting my thoughts online.  Sociopathic?  Sure.  But it’s bound to be a blasphemous good time.

Submitted by Underground Skeptic

Anonymous asked:

"To doubt God is to doubt one's own conscience, and in consequence it would be to doubt everything."

There is nothing wrong with doubting everything, nothing wrong with being a skeptic as opposed to a credulous person. Personally I do not see any merit in being gullible or in promoting such a mindset.

Oh and “conscience” is nothing more than that internal conversation each and everyone has with themselves. Nothing “godlike” about it. I like to think I have a high opinion of myself but not so much to think that I or a part of my psychological make up can be labeled or equaled to the term god.

Take care anon. Hopefully in the future you will put more thought before posting such nice sounding quotes that say absolutely nothing.

In reason:

-FA

Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but…will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones
Marcus Aurelius
OVERCOMPENSATING: The Journal Comic With a Seething Disdain for Reality.
"No doubt you’ve heard about the Texas Board of  "Education“‘s decision to rewrite history books to give history a “makeover” and have it be  more in line with “American Exceptionalism”.  I’m trying to think of  similes for this but there aren’t any.  It’s just stupid.  We’re  Americans and we got some flaws.  People are stupid and greedy, and  that’s why an unregulated free market doesn’t work all that well, and  it’s pretty much exactly why we’re in the mess we’re in. We did some bad things as a  country, and a lot of them have already been swept under the carpet for many of these reasons.  Americans are very fortunate, and a lot of  that fortune comes from learning from mistakes we’ve made.  Ignoring mistakes you’ve made in the past in order to  justify your current actions is, quite honestly, crackhead mentality. History is there for a reason, idiots.”

OVERCOMPENSATING: The Journal Comic With a Seething Disdain for Reality.

"No doubt you’ve heard about the Texas Board of "Education“‘s decision to rewrite history books to give history a “makeover” and have it be more in line with “American Exceptionalism”. I’m trying to think of similes for this but there aren’t any. It’s just stupid. We’re Americans and we got some flaws. People are stupid and greedy, and that’s why an unregulated free market doesn’t work all that well, and it’s pretty much exactly why we’re in the mess we’re in.

We did some bad things as a country, and a lot of them have already been swept under the carpet for many of these reasons. Americans are very fortunate, and a lot of that fortune comes from learning from mistakes we’ve made. Ignoring mistakes you’ve made in the past in order to justify your current actions is, quite honestly, crackhead mentality.

History is there for a reason, idiots.”

Scooter the Skeptic here. I am a kid and I am a skeptic. I’m eleven and live in the south. My being a skeptic here is not a good situation. I can not be myself. I have to pretend I believe like everyone else. My mom says that I don’t have to pretend, but if I were to be myself I would be hated. I think that the people in my town would like everyone to believe what they believe. They believe some things that I can’t ever imagine believing.  Sometimes they see Jesus on toast…TOAST!

There are billions of pieces of toast. It’s kind of obvious that eventually one would resemble Jesus. One probably resembles a chair, a snowball and possibly the number 36. If I ever get my hands on that Jesus toast, I am going to EAT it.

-Read the whole thing. It is great.