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A better word than "creature"?

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"creature (n.) Look up creature at Dictionary.com

late 13c., "anything created," also "living being," from Old French creature (Modern French créature), from Late Latin creatura "thing created," from creatus, past participle of Latin creare "create" (see create). Meaning "anything that ministers to man's comforts" (1610s), after I Tim. iv:4, led to jocular use… Continue

Added by Ryan Shields on March 5, 2015 at 11:59pm — 2 Comments

I am Ham

Hi. My name’s Ken Ham and I run a Christian apologetics ministry called Answers in Genesis. I believe that the Bible is the infallible word of an infallible God who fathered a son called Jesus. As well as being God’s son, Jesus was also God himself as well as being a holy ghost (in collaboration with God).

Because the Bible is the infallible word of God, the Bible is infallible. So when the Bible suggests that the world is flat (which it does on several occasions), and the secularists…

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Added by Dave Godfrey on March 5, 2015 at 9:09am — 12 Comments

Why Does The U.S. Have So Many Irrational, Bigots Like Alex Jones On Their Television Networks?

I've been watching television networks in Australia for decades now and it keeps on amazing me that the United States has a massive number of characters on their airwaves that essentially, wouldn't get employment in Australian television or if they did, they would get ignored.

Maybe U.S. television is driven by controversy, so the more controversial their presenters are, they more funding they manage to acquire.

Which seems counter-productive for a nation that appears to be…

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Added by Dyslexic's DOG on March 5, 2015 at 6:47am — 4 Comments

These factors I want in a POTUS candidate

These factors reveal what I want in a presidential candidate: 

1)   easing the burdens on working parents, with sick leave, paid family and medical leave, childcare, eldercare, a higher minimum wages, tax incentives for companies that share profits with their employees;

2)   taking on the moneyed interests, large Wall Street banks, big corporations, and richest…

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Added by Joan Denoo on March 4, 2015 at 8:52pm — 2 Comments

Celebrating Is Better Than Defending

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I hate to admit this, but I have a trophy folder on my laptop. Not game trophy images. Not racks of deer I've hunted. Not the typical photos of my children standing all posed with academic or sport awards. No, it's a folder full of screenshots. Frozen images in time, with winning moments in…

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Added by Amanda Ashcraft on March 4, 2015 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

A Few Words on Faith and the Scientific Method to a Friend

A few days ago, I had a discussion with a friend who enjoys having informal debates with theists. This is not usually my thing. I find the discussions to be pedestrian on account of theists typically not understanding basic concepts of logic. Their arguments tend to get get muddled and if I can get them to understand that much, it might well be deemed a miracle by the Catholic Church and I could finally become Saint Patrick #2.

I find that inevitably the theist will fall back…

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Added by Patrick Brown on March 4, 2015 at 6:30am — 8 Comments

Future Work Skills 2020

Future Work Skills 2020

People with skills on the computer have a future, as far as employment goes. Individuals with talents such as those used here on Atheist Nexus will have the jobs of the future. Production of goods will continue to flow offshore, leaving the construction trades and service jobs for domestic employment. More people need training for international…

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Added by Joan Denoo on March 3, 2015 at 8:46pm — 2 Comments

Book Review Curiosity: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It

Not very often does a book come along that I feel is about me until I read Ian Leslie’s book “Curiosity: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It.” I shouldn’t be writing this review because I am biased, which a reporter should never be. However, within six-pages, “Curiosity,” it made me feel as if I had…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on March 3, 2015 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Americans Turning Away From Organized Religion in Record Numbers

A bit of good news, for a change, 

Americans Turning Away From Organized Religion in Record Numbers  

Why would anyone turn away from centuries old traditions and beliefs?

1)  Do religious beliefs held by an individual create opportunities for questioning, doubting, exploring, experimenting, inventing or do they offer feelings of discouragement, helplessness, depression,…

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Added by Joan Denoo on March 3, 2015 at 1:17pm — 5 Comments

truth

Added by jessica lynn on March 2, 2015 at 7:28pm — 2 Comments

To church she went

To church she went,

To church she went,

What is love? The little girl asked.

Well, God is love they said.

To church she went,

To church she went,

The elderly spoke the word of God.

God hates sin and he is watching you.

To church she went,

To church she went,

There is a heaven and a hell,

Do you know where God will make you end?

To church she went,

To church she…

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Added by Rosita on March 2, 2015 at 11:38am — 6 Comments

A More Friendly Atheist

So as most people know the comments section of You Tube is mostly filled with hate and very seldom filled with people actually talking to one another.

Well, I don't know what pulled me in.  Whether is was someone saying the earth is 6000 years old or someone saying that there is no evidence for evolution I was soon responding with responses and links.  What started as trying to teach and argue turned into me becoming a jerk to theists.  It became entertaining to always be getting some…

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Added by Daniel Kroeger on March 1, 2015 at 9:06pm — 4 Comments

Cliteracy Project.

CLITERACY project.

"feminist artist Sophia Wallace’s “work reveals the “phallic as neutral” bias in science, law, philosophy, politics, mainstream and even feminist discussion, and the art world. Her art will be…

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Added by Joan Denoo on March 1, 2015 at 7:43pm — 4 Comments

Yemen

I have been chatting with a person from Yemen on the internet and so looked into the history, politics religion, and geology of that ancient nation. It is an arid land and beautiful as that kind of temperature zone is in its way. One of the videos I watched gets at the heart of what I find so impossible to accept regarding Islam. Take a look and share your reactions. …

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Added by Joan Denoo on February 28, 2015 at 11:26am — 5 Comments

Part II "Ten Reasons Not To Believe"

The next essay in Pot Stories and Humanist Essays is “Ten Reasons Not To Believe.”  A couple of them are unique and especially important as they are key ideas in my philosophy and worldview.  Number One, of course, is obvious and should occur to everybody at one time or another.  God knows where you’re going, heaven or hell, and if the latter, created you anyway.  Think of it:  a constant, torturous, hopeless state of eternal pain and suffering.  No hope of ever getting out. …

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Added by Richard Goscicki on February 27, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Richard Wolff, The Costs of Capitalism's Crisis: Who Will Pay?

Richard Wolff. The Cost of Capitalism's Crisis: Who Will Pay?

Wolff Identifies the flaws of capitalism, the destructive influence it has on individuals, nations and international affairs. He and a group of many other people concerned about the investment in bombs and bullets instead of bridges between people. He describes the hegemony and how it works. The USA has…

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Added by Joan Denoo on February 27, 2015 at 4:44am — 1 Comment

When Atheist Lovers Collide

"Anyone who believes in that shit is an idiot. Feeble minded and stupid."



Man, that is pretty harsh an assessment of those who believe in religion, isn't it? It's even harder to hear when you don't share the same attitude towards…

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Added by Amanda Ashcraft on February 26, 2015 at 10:20pm — 7 Comments

Better to be Thought a Fool

I don’t know how many times I heard my father say, “It is better to be thought a fool, than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.” The first time I heard those words came while I was bragging about my Honor Roll performance in the sixth grade. I didn't know precisely what it meant, but I figured it out quickly…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on February 25, 2015 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

God--Man's Best Invention

So, I was told in school to write an essay on "Man's Best Invention". This is what I came up with....

God--Man's Best Invention 

An invention is something, typically a process or device that simplifies work. There are tons inventions which have changed our life, like the spinning wheel, electricity, plastic, antibiotics, etc. 

One can't…

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Added by Tirth Jain on February 25, 2015 at 2:43am — 1 Comment

Atheists vs. Superstition

I just started a new website called Atheists vs. Superstition.  I think the people on this site may be interested in it.  You can join the forum, blog or just read the content.  It does not have much in it as I just went public with it.  Maybe you could add a comment to the blogs or better yet join in and add something to the forum topics or start your own topic.  To see the topics that I started the forum with, or to make a comment on…

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Added by Stephen Gunn on February 24, 2015 at 6:19pm — 1 Comment

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