Thursday

National Geographic: Naked Science - Solar Force


Wednesday

God on Trial - antitheist blog




 “Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing?
Then why call him God?” - Epicurus




This film to any not having seen it, is far more than the title suggests and it's way more than just another holocaust film; very thought provoking.


My favourite character is the man who didn't know he was Jewish until ending up where he did and his plea and insight on their verdict to me even as an antitheist, was quite profound.


Big Thinkers - Douglas Adams [Author]



Monday

James Randi - Psychic Investigator / Debunker - Antitheist

Famously James Randi offered up one million dollars for any psychic able to prove their abilities, to date no offers have even made it beyond the preliminaries. This is a great show exposing the many charlatans exploiting people's vulnerabilities. He debunks each of them, showing them up for what they are exactly. Hat's off to Mr James Randi for some sensibility in a business where none exists.


This year's PIGASUS awards aptly awarded on the 1st April annually, if they were not so tragic they would be funny. Instead they highlight the dangers of superstitious nonsenses, some awards even for quackery involving children's health. However harmless some bullshit may seem, somewhere it will be harming another. All superstition is harmful.









The world needs more people like James Randi. All superstitious nonsense needs to be debunked and shown for what it is, bullshit peddled very profitably by charlatans.  Spiritualists have to be up there with some of the most harmful, exploiting the grieving, accepting payment to stream live the spirit of somebody's dead kid or other dead relative.  This is where the intriguing to some, fun to others, turns into a disgusting fraud fleecing those at a very low point in life, it really is more than nauseating.

In my late teens I used to attend a spiritualist church with friends of mine, we treated it as a form of free theatre. There was speaking in tongues, healing sessions and of course the highlight of the show, talking with the dead. The inane stuff the dead made all that effort to return to say was in itself beyond belief.

After about half a dozen visits I was shocked to learn I have "the gift." The master of ceremonies (you can't have ceremonies without monies) approached me and said I should join the development circle and sharpen my abilities, the abilities that were apparently clearly visible to see above my head. I explained to her I had never spoken to the dead or had any psychic experience whatsoever, this didn't matter, she just knew I was one of them.

It turns out the development circles involve sitting in a circle unsurprisingly and working on trying to differentiate between, wishful thinking, thought, imagination and spirit. That there, coupled with her "knowing" I was gifted shows the crock of shit this nefarious charade is. After the initial fun and finding it funny, us trying to stop ourselves laughing during the services, I saw a congregation of very sad people who had lost a loved one and were desperate for the afterlife to be true, the mediums only had to throw out a part of a general story and the audience would complete it for themselves, and at the same time for the medium.

The Psychic Investigator shows many frauds up for exactly what they are.




Exposing Israeli Uri Geller.



BBC Bullshit Detectors Expose Three Mediums:
Whilst on the subject of debunking fraudsters, this ten minute BBC clip brilliantly exposes three mediums for the frauds they are.



Douglas Adams Lecture in Australia


Douglas Adams Lecture in Australia



Wednesday

Super Preachers - Underdog














All God’s Children - Antitheist blog film playlist



Through the eyes of three families, All God’s Children tells the personal story of the first boarding school for children of missionaries to be investigated for abuse at the hands of the parents’ missionary colleagues. The survivors and parents share their journey of seeking justice, redemption and healing.

The Beardslee, Shellrude and Darr families left North America for West Africa during the 1950s. They followed what they believed to be God’s Calling – to spread Christianity throughout the world.

Their children however – starting at the age of 6 – were required to attend the boarding school in Mamou, Guinea, run by the Christian and Missionary Alliance.

Cut off from their families for 9 months out of the year and without any reliable means of communication, the children quietly suffered emotional, spiritual, physical and/or sexual abuse at the hands of the all-missionary staff.

It took the children decades to acknowledge the effects the abuses had on their lives. When they finally dared to break the silence and speak out, the Church denied all allegations and refused to help
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Monday

Antitheist - Douglas Adams - South Bank Show 1992

Antitheist - Douglas Adams - South Bank Show 1992


Amusing  and quite personal interview with Douglas Adams on the South Bank Show in 1992. A great watch.



Sunday

Antitheist - Brief History of Disbelief


Jonathon Miller charts the history of atheism. In three episodes. 
  • Shadows of Doubt
  • Noughts and Crosses
  • The Final Hour

    The interviews for this series have made up the 'Atheism Tapes', a link for which can be found at the foot of this post.

    Shadows of Doubt

    Jonathan Miller visits the absent Twin Towers to consider the religious implications of 9/11 and meets Arthur Miller and the philosopher Colin McGinn. He searches for evidence of the first 'unbelievers' in Ancient Greece and examines some of the modern theories around why people have always tended to believe in mythology and magic. 




Noughts and Crosses

With the domination of Christianity from 500 AD, Jonathan Miller wonders how disbelief began to re-emerge in the 15th and 16th centuries. He discovers that division within the Church played a more powerful role than the scientific discoveries of the period. He also visits Paris, the home of the 18th century atheist, Baron D'Holbach, and shows how politically dangerous it was to undermine the religious faith of the masses.




The Final Hour

The history of disbelief continues with the ideas of self-taught philosopher Thomas Paine, the revolutionary studies of geology and the evolutionary theories of Darwin. Jonathan Miller looks at the Freudian view that religion is a 'thought disorder'. He also examines his motivation behind making the series touching on the issues of death and the religious fanaticism of the 21st century.




FOR THE ATHEISM TAPES PLEASE CLICK HERE

Thursday

Antitheists Opposing Harmful Doctrine Welcome Note

Thank you for joining Anti-Theists Opposing Religion

Just a short(ish) note to welcome you and to point out your contribution is not just welcome, it is invited.

Pro actively opposing religious doctrines is yet to be clearly defined, this will evolve as we do a group.

Assume that you agree with the basic aims and ideals of the group and if so hope you would be happy to start as we mean to go on and recruit those you know will find this of interest. Quality rather than numbers, click join forgets are not valuable at all. One proactive person is worth 1000's of benign members.

Opposition will not be violent. We are not out to unnecessarily hurt those of faith or single out any particular religion. If it causes no harm, then there can be little argument. Live and let live. Our argument and opposition is more with the higher levels of these organisations that the harmful prejudice, even hateful dogmas trickle down from.

Again assuming you agree with the above see our videos please and share along with liking and favouriting them on youtube to help us ensure a high retention value. Finally take a look please at methods and targets discussions on the page and your input would be valued.
www.facebook.com/antitheists

Our videos can be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/lowcoststart
Subscribers to our channel are also appreciated.

Since pages have lost the suggest to friends option we have an ongoing event we would like to invite you to as this offers the opportunity to still invite friends
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=165280253527721

Following in the footsteps of Fathers for Justice we have an additional group AntiTheists For Justice. The aim will be to generate publicity for our causes through the performance of newsworthy stunts. Stunts = news news = publicity publicity = awareness.
https://www.facebook.com/antitheistsforjustice
This group also doubles up as a back up to the main page.

Again thanks and welcome. Look forward to your assistance and input.

Peace and respect

Antitheists (opposing religion)

Friday

Family Guy Holy Crap [HQ] Antitheists


Family Guy Holy Crap [HQ] Antitheists





FAMILY GUY SEASON TWO - EPISODE TWO - HOY CRAP

Francis Griffin, Peter's staunchly Catholic father comes to stay, much to everyone but Stewie's dismay.  Stewie is in awe at how deliciously evil god and the bible are.



Holy Crap


Wednesday

Antitheist Long Sleeved Stylish Shirt - Customisable

Madalyn Murray O'Hair Godless in America Playlist

Madalyn Murray O'Hair - Godless in America Playlist.

Remarkable story of the life of Madalyn Murray O'Hair neatly organised into a playlist for ease of viewing.  There are several accounts circulating the internet and many are tarnished accounts written or published by christian propagandists.
This account is without any nefarious slant and is an accurate account of the events as they are known leading to the untimely death of Madalyn Murray O'Hair, Robin and Jon.





Also here is the complete Radio Phone In Show from 1968 with the Rev Martin, Madalyn Murray O'Hair and others.





More Madalyn Murray O'Hair Gems.



Madalyn Murray O'Hair on the Donahue Show.