Category Archives: atheism

Raised Mormon: Kip Thorne, Cosmic Visionary

Kip Thorne was recently named to Time magazine’s “100 most influential people” list. Tribute by Christopher Nolan, Acclaimed Film Director [1] About 1.3 billion years before Kip Thorne was born, a pair of black holes collided in space, rattling the fabric … Continue reading

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Traditional Churches Are Obsolete . . . Now What?

Traditional religious institutions are rapidly becoming obsolete.  They are unable to keep up with the rapid advances that are occurring in science, technology . . . and with the acceleration of change in general.  There is a need for an … Continue reading

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What Can Mormons (and Other Christians) Learn from Atheists?

In a Q&A session posted on amazon.com, atheist author Sam Harris answered the following question:  What do you think the role of religion is in determining human morality? It is generally an unhelpful one.  Religious ideas about good and evil … Continue reading

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An Atheist’s Thoughtful Observation

In Time magazine (29 Sep 2014), the following question is put to British novelist Ian McEwan.  His answer is very enlightening. A family in [your new novel The Children Act] wants to withhold medical treatment for their child because they’re Jehovah’s Witnesses. … Continue reading

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Atheists: Borrowing from Religion?

Atheist Alain de Bottom has written a new book titled:  Religion for Atheists:  A Non-Believer’s Guide to the Uses of Religion.  His premise is that religion stripped of the supernatural has elements to offer atheists; that there are some things that … Continue reading

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“Losing Faith”

Recently there was an article in City Weekly (12 Jan 2012) by Greg Wilcox titled:  “Losing Faith:  Finding a New  Path Without God.”  The focus of the article was on several young individuals leaving Mormonism, becoming atheists, and joining a … Continue reading

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Transhumanism, Immortality, and Prolonging Human Lives

Stefan Lorenz Sorgner makes the following statements about Transhumanist and Immortality: Transhumanists . . . aspire for a type of immortality, though, in most cases, this is not literal immortality but rather a long life or a prolonging of human … Continue reading

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Science and Religion

The following are quotes from a column from USAToday titled:  Science and religion aren’t friends (www.usatoday.com/cleanprint/?1286810821171) by Jerry A. Coyne, professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago: Science and faith are fundamentally incompatible, and for … Continue reading

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Eternal Progression

“When Carl Sagan, the late astronomer and science advocate and popularizer, gave the Gifford Lectures (published as The Varieties of Scientific Experience), he–the (soft) atheist–speaking of the relation between science and religion describes science as “informed worship”.  His wife, the … Continue reading

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Toward a Better Understanding of God

Religion needs a more evolved perception of God.  The Old Testament tyrant was outmoded by the New Testament.  The more mellow New Testament model also needs updating in light of today’s dynamic scientific achievements.  And this was Joseph Smith’s and Brigham … Continue reading

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