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Jacob Alan Ross liked Sicile's discussion Any good things going on in Memphis?
Oct 17, 2013
Jacob Alan Ross replied to Sicile's discussion Any good things going on in Memphis? in the group Tennessee Atheists
"Well, I'm in Memphis. That makes everything perfect!"
Oct 17, 2013
Tony Carroll commented on Sicile's blog post fiction or non-fiction
"Here is an exchange I had with a mormon over belief, but it might fit in here also; Tony Carroll May I ask a question? What do you mean when you say "I know that ___________ (insert assertation, i.e., the church, the bom, Joseph Smith, etc.)…"
Oct 4, 2012
roland707 commented on Sicile's blog post fiction or non-fiction
"Of course it's fiction. But maybe you could call it "reference"."
Oct 4, 2012
Daniel B commented on Sicile's blog post fiction or non-fiction
"I like your point that conflicting texts can't all be true and that simply believing a story is true does not make it so, but I'm still feeling stumped on this one.  I'm hoping to see everyone else's answer."
Oct 2, 2012
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fiction or non-fiction

Ok, so it goes without saying that I think the Bible, the Koran, the Torah, and all other religious books should be considered fiction.  Now, how the hell do I convince others of this?We were having a discussion at work (i am a teacher) about fiction and non-fiction.  A student asked a teacher if the bible was fiction or non-fiction.  The teacher said the student should ask his parent.  I thought that was a cheap ass answer, I mean the kid deserves a straightforward answer.Another teacher said…See More
Oct 2, 2012
VeganAquarianAtheist left a comment for Sicile
"Hi Sicile, Sorry for the long delay... haven't logged-in in several weeks... just found your comment re: going vegan... congrats... one more convert into the fold... several hundred million to go... LOL Been Vegetarian since '77... Vegan…"
Sep 20, 2012
Sicile replied to Scott Stewart's discussion Calling all Tennesseeans especially Memphis
"Hey Scott,   Im in memphis too!  it can be hard to find folks out here!  I meet with a few different atheist groups in the area - will be glad to give you some info if you like -  Take care - Sicile "
Aug 26, 2012
Sicile commented on Earther's blog post Flash Mob in the Work Place
"This happens all the time at my school. Our principal will ask those of us who "are of mind to" to bow heads and pray before we eat at just about every PTA meeting we have.  I always wonder what our muslim family thinks when she prays…"
Aug 15, 2011
Sicile commented on Kim D's blog post My husband wants my child to say grace.
"Well, to start with, have your husband read the 6th chapter of Matthew where christ tells his followers how to pray.  What your husband is doing (and asking your child to do) go goes against this teaching.  When I was a xtian, this really…"
Jul 12, 2011
Brian George commented on Sicile's blog post Devine Transfers ... who knew?
"Good deal Johnny! I never knew that."
Jul 11, 2011
Sicile commented on HALEY SAID's blog post More Facbook Hatred
"Halo - this experience is why I am so hesitant to come out of the closet.  My family is HUGE and ALL xtian.  I just dont think i want to face that all the time.  I love your idea about posting all the latest atheist news - if they are…"
Jul 11, 2011
Sicile commented on Sicile's blog post Devine Transfers ... who knew?
"Interesting Cliff - Didn't know about that...  I can't believe he is still going strong and people still follow him.  People looking for the easy way out I guess.  You would think he would get busted for fraud... Thanks for…"
Jul 11, 2011
Sicile commented on HALEY SAID's blog post Atheist Nexus Badge
"I throw up in my mouth a little each time I read my home page from FB b/c of the prayer requests, god praises, and general ignorance of so many people.  It is all I can do not to come back with some smart @$$ comment.  Sorry this happened…"
Jul 11, 2011
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Devine Transfers ... who knew?

You have got to be f'ing kidding me!  I just sat slack-jawed watching a con artist on BET.  The good Reverend Peter Popoff was just on.  Did you know that if you call his number he will send you his Miracle Spring Water (for either drinking or anointing yourself - your choice) and he will send you his special anointing tool?  All for FREE!  BUT WAIT! there's more! if you send him some "seed money" on faith of course, and you take all of your bills out and you pray over them, he will write you a…See More
Jul 11, 2011
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fiction or non-fiction

Posted on October 2, 2012 at 7:43pm 3 Comments

Ok, so it goes without saying that I think the Bible, the Koran, the Torah, and all other religious books should be considered fiction.  Now, how the hell do I convince others of this?



We were having a discussion at work (i am a teacher) about fiction and non-fiction.  A student asked a teacher if the bible was fiction or non-fiction.  The teacher said the student should ask his parent.  I thought that was a cheap ass answer, I mean the kid deserves a straightforward…

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Devine Transfers ... who knew?

Posted on July 11, 2011 at 12:14am 2 Comments

You have got to be f'ing kidding me!  I just sat slack-jawed watching a con artist on BET.  The good Reverend Peter Popoff was just on.  Did you know that if you call his number he will send you his Miracle Spring Water (for either drinking or anointing yourself - your choice) and he will send you his special anointing tool?  All for FREE!  BUT WAIT! there's more! if you send him some "seed money" on faith of course, and you take all of your bills out and you pray over them, he will write…

Continue

Santa Clause is not real?

Posted on December 26, 2010 at 6:57pm 2 Comments

I asked my family this weekend why they as Christians feel it is OK to lie to their children about Santa Clause.  I explained that, to me, it seemed quite hypocritical that one of the Christian tenants is not to lie, but yet in celebration of the very beginning of Christianity Christians lie to their children about this man who brings toys. The answer I got was because it brings so much joy to the children.  So, is it one of those "ends justifies the means" types of…

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He was sworn into office on the Koran! Bugger!

Posted on September 12, 2010 at 10:56pm 6 Comments

My dad (Christian) said to me today after hearing that a person had been sworn into office on the Koran, "That is so stupid! I can't believe they swore him in to office on the Koran! This is a Christian nation!" I silently thought, " I can't believe they use the Bible to swear people in all the time!"



You know, it's interesting, that a person can't just take an oath on their own - like their word is not good enough and is meaningless unless it is put on the bible (or Koran). When did… Continue

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At 8:51pm on September 20, 2012, VeganAquarianAtheist said…

Hi Sicile,

Sorry for the long delay... haven't logged-in in several weeks... just found your comment re: going vegan... congrats... one more convert into the fold... several hundred million to go... LOL

Been Vegetarian since '77... Vegan since '79... has always worked for me... health-wise, & with peace of mind for all the animals spared.

Not comfortable with details in open posts... can exchange emails if you have questions, etc..

At 10:36pm on June 2, 2011, michael oliver said…
hey just dropping by to say burn in fictional hell I know I plan on it.
At 10:23am on March 8, 2011, Jack Butler said…
Hi Sicili,
Sorry about delaying in getting back to you (time zones etc.)
You'll remember my recommending the Ceide Fields in Mayo (Link; www.museumsofmayo.com/ceide.htm and www.heritageireland.ie/en/west/ceidefields/ and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Céide_Fields )

If you're going to Dingle town go via the Connor Pass from Tralee (there's a fork in the road about half way from Tralee, Take the right fork). After Dingle I recommend you travel around Slea Head and view the Blasket Islands. If you have time you might like to climb Mount Eadle near Ballyferriter -the locals will indicate the route. its not a difficult climb and the views are magnificent. It takes about an hour each way, but check the weather before you go and bring warm and waterproof clothing and suitable footwear.
Note that due to a controversial decision by a government minister who thinks he can re-introduce the Irish Language to every day use thorughout the land, ALL roadsigns in Gaelteacht areas (Irish Speaking Areas) are in IRISH. Sometimes the Irish name for a place bears NO relation or resemblance to the name in English. For example the Irish name for Dingle is An Daingean or An Daingean Ui Cuishle. If you do not have a GPS Navigator, make sure you get a map that has both English and Irish placenames shown. Your car rental company should be able to provide one but if they try to charge for it don't bother but buy one in a gas station or at a tourist office.
If I can be of any further help let me know. If in Ireland and you want my cell phone number just send me an e-mail address to jackb@ireland.com (please keep it private)
Regards
Jack
At 12:50am on January 1, 2011, Jas Brimstone said…
Hey, sorry I didn't respond sooner, but I just wanted to say thanks for the comments and adding me as a friend. :-)
At 7:44am on October 21, 2010, Jack Butler said…
Hi Sicile,
Sorry about the delay in replying, but I got your message on my smart-phone last night (time difference Ireland - US I guess ) and I needed a laptop to answer properly. No problem with info. though.
A few clarifying questions for you though;
When you say you would live to visit the northern section do you mean the geographic north or Northern Ireland (part of the UK).
Again when you refer to the north, do you mean the very north or just north of where you were the last visit?
What Airport are you flying to or is that still open to choice?
What kind of holiday are you planning? Will you rent a car, a bike or use public transport? Are you planning to stay in hotels, bed & breakfasts, hostels, just camp or use a mixture of these? What are you looking for in a holiday? Night-life, beaches, mountainsides, museums, scenery, festivals or what?
Finally, when are you coming and how long will you be hear?
If you can let me know some or all of the above together with any other info you think relevant, I'll help with any info I can.
regards,
Jack
At 12:02am on September 30, 2010, Rip Woodward said…
Hey Sicile. I had a good time meeting all you guys. I felt a little out of place but I am sure that will change with more meetups. I enjoyed our middle of the table conversation. lol looking forward to many more!
At 11:27pm on July 22, 2010, Scott Popejoy said…
Thanks so much for your thoughtful comments Sicile! I certainly would recommend coming out with the atheism...when you're ready of course. After my deconversion, church was/is the most uncomfortable place in the world for me. If I didn't come out with it to the family, I would be expected to go & I just can't do that...not even as a social gathering. Nothwithstanding, I still like Anselms quote from long ago, Every saint has a past, every sinner has a future. The next step for me now is bridging the silence & actually talking about the "Elephant in the Living Room." Gently of course.
At 3:28pm on July 12, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Dear Sicile
I can tell you about some videos to watch that have been recommended within the "Origins" group. There are many of them.

e.g. excellent on Darwin
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin/forum/topics/stanford-university-lectures

If I trawl back through the early discussion topics on "Origins" (especially around November 2008 to February 2009) I can find numerous good videos placed there about the Universe and everything else.

But what I suggest is this. Rewrite your message as a discussion question topic, asking the members of "Origins". Richard Healy could be among those who respond as regards the video answer. That way others too will benefit from the advice given about books, films, videos etc.

So prepare your topic message and post it as a discussion topic. If you need help to how to post it, ask me of course.
Good luck and best wishes, Terry.
At 10:51pm on July 11, 2010, Daniel W (Sentient Biped) said…
Thanks for your comments! It was nice of you! I need to put a different bible verse up, that one has been there for a while - still, I'm glad you liked it.
At 3:02pm on July 11, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Delighted to help. Terry
 
 
 

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