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"Darwin’s historic work showed that we were very likely related in an evolutionary sense with all the other beasts and vegetables on the planet. And there remain many people who are enormously offended by this idea."

Carl Sagan (via whats-out-there)

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"Religion has not civilized man — man has civilized religion. God improves as man advances."

— Robert Green Ingersoll (via divineirony)

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An interesting question.
Via Marion Moore

An interesting question.

Via Marion Moore

And told to you that it’s true by people hundreds of generations away from the original writers.
Via Kay H.

And told to you that it’s true by people hundreds of generations away from the original writers.

Via Kay H.

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via  Matthew Lee Loftus

"How can I approach my friend about religion. She posted something about the bible opening her eyes and how it's been a godsend.... How can I tell her there are better and more amazing things that can actually open her eyes rather then cover them up with bs?" by whynotscience

To be honest, I’m not really big on “converting” people away from their chosen religion or the Bible.  However, I suppose that if the Bible has opened her eyes, it might be the best tool to getting her away from it as well.  There are many horrifying and contradictory things within the Bible that should cause anyone to question it (it doesn’t, but it should).  The Bible also contradicts reality in many, many ways and perhaps pointing out these contradictions might open her eyes.

Along the same lines, another approach would be to say something like we know that the Bible was written by the hand of man.  People argue that it was dictated God, but there are enough problems with it to show that man must have gotten some things wrong.  The one thing that almost any believer will attest to is the idea that the universe would certainly have been created by the hand of God.  Therefore, if we wish to learn God’s intentions for us, we should look toward the universe as the primary source.

You might also point out that many of the stances supported by churches (abortion, birth control, gay marriage, etc.) are in fact nowhere supported in the Bible.  (Even if the Bible calls homosexuality an abomination, it does not say that therefore homosexuals should not get married.)  These are man made laws and as such may not reflect “God’s actual stance” (as if an actual stance could exist with a non-actual creator).

That said, I’ve never actively tried to change anyone’s stance on religion unless I’ve been asked to debate something.  I’ve never wanted to be accused of evangelizing for atheism.

~ Steve

+ I’ve been saying this all along.
via Freedom From Religion Foundation

I’ve been saying this all along.

via Freedom From Religion Foundation

+ I’m not sure how accurate this is, and the terms are more than a little vague, but here it is.

I’m not sure how accurate this is, and the terms are more than a little vague, but here it is.

+ via David G. McAfee

via David G. McAfee

+ via The Godless and Irreligious

via The Godless and Irreligious