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Death as an Atheist

Death will never be easy, but the common misconception that it is easier as a christian is entirely false in my experience.



My father was diagnosed with lung cancer a little over a month ago, and this morning he passed away. It was expected, and in a way it was a relief that he went now while he was feeling comfortable rather than it dragging on as he deteriorated, but obviously it's tough.



I loved my dad, and we were close. He was one of the few people who knew I was an… Continue

Added by Steve on January 27, 2015 at 10:02pm — 2 Comments

Why natural selection doesn't work

Natural selection is no mere idle fancy. Every so the logic behind it stirs a call for eugenics. Last time around evolutionists acted as sponsors and consultants for over 30 states in the USA, promoting surgical interventions to stall our species' descent into oblivion. Now "Unless we embrace genetic engineering, we will become a sickly and frail species" says Johnjoe McFadden, reader in molecular microbiology at the University of Surrey. Is natural selection so established a theory that we…

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Added by Shaun Johnston on January 27, 2015 at 5:17pm — 1 Comment

Midnight, 24:00, 12 AM

What is the difference between an assassin, killer or murderer? Without resorting to purposeful nuance and practiced subtlety, the differences are negligible and more often than not rely on degree and perspective to sort out the…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on January 27, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

THE BIG FAT SURPRISE

For nearly all my adult years (>50),  I've been told to eat what was recommended to be the most healthy foods and avoid the "bad guys". No to whole milk. No butter. No red meats. No eggs. White poultry meat only. Eat lots of grains and carbohydrates.

We've been duped into believing that eating fat makes you fat, and that a high fat diet increases cholesterol numbers which in turn leads to heart diseases. No proof, just common sense. For 50 years the American Academy of Pediatrics…

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Added by Randall Smith on January 27, 2015 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

Designing the tribute quilt

To me it is very important that the color scheme reflect and celebrate diversity. My nephew is in an interracial relationship, and has an amazing daughter Grace, of whom we expect great things. I would like to have our family members' names embroidered onto the quilt and have enough space for new names to be added. Quilting is celebrated in African-American and many other traditions. My mother learned it from her grandmother and we are hoping that…

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Added by kenyatta yamel on January 27, 2015 at 6:40am — 1 Comment

Most Christian Apologists Attacking Atheism are themselves Frauds!

Analysing debates between Christian apologists and Atheists has led me to the conclusion that the vast majority of Christian apologists who do such attacking of Atheism in public, demonstrate quite clearly their disingenuous belief system by the nature of and the fallacies within their arguments.

These disingenous people are really simply using religion to print money.…

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Added by Dyslexic's DOG on January 27, 2015 at 6:00am — 8 Comments

This Is How Private Prison Companies Make Millions Even When Crime Rates Fall

This Is How Private Prison Companies Make Millions Even When Crime Rates Fall

"The Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the nation's largest owner of private prisons, has seen its revenue climb by more than 500 percent in the last two decades. And CCA wants to get much, much bigger: Last year, the company …

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Added by Joan Denoo on January 27, 2015 at 1:59am — No Comments

Challenge fundamentalist religious on public policies and practices

The challenge to fundamentalist religious must be thorough, in the present, and with teeth. The harm of those who use their beliefs based on superstitions injure people, flora and fauna, and the Earth. For individuals to put their confidence on legends of the ancients may bring them comfort and a purpose for being, however, we can not tolerate fundamentalists imposing their beliefs on others.   

It isn't enough to confront the public policies and practices of…

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Added by Joan Denoo on January 26, 2015 at 2:40pm — 1 Comment

An another case torturing after accused as witch in January 2015

Pacho saren of remote village Baliguma, P.S.- Joypur, Dist Bankura was accused as a witch and then he was brutally  tortured  by the villagers. It was an incident of last week of December 2014. Pacho went to nearest hospital and he was admitted at that time. On 4th January 2015, when he released by the…

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Added by BIPLAB DAS on January 25, 2015 at 11:58am — 2 Comments

An another case of torturing after accused as witch in January 2015

Pacho saren of remote village Baliguma, P.S.- Joypur, Dist Bankura was accused as a witch and then he was brutally  tortured  by the villagers. It was an incident of last week of December 2014. Pacho went to nearest hospital and he was admitted at that time. On 4th January 2015, when he released by the…

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Added by BIPLAB DAS on January 25, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Reasonings on Thus Spake Zarathustra

This blog was originally written for The Autarkist.

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Nietzche’s Zoroaster, the Atheistic Prophet 

When Zarathustra was alone, however, he said to his heart: “Could it be possible! This old saint in the forest hath not…

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Added by Hiram on January 23, 2015 at 8:07pm — 1 Comment

From ignorance to Enlightenment

I, as so many others of my generation, grew up in tightly knit christian farming communities with little exposure to "other" races and religions. We were taught that Roman Catholics and Jews were of the devil and the only way to heaven was through the christ.

WW II changed all that. Strong, young men were swept out of the farming communities to go to war or to building wartime facilities. My father and uncles went away for the duration of the war, with the exception of one uncle who…

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Added by Joan Denoo on January 23, 2015 at 12:49pm — 7 Comments

What is it like to live in a theocratic country ?

 

It’s 4:30 am and I jump awake from my sleep. a loud voice from the mosque can be heard “allahu akbar” this is Adhan or the Muslim call to pray and ….it’s a long one ; I try to go back to sleep because I set the alarm clock for 7:30 am . After eating the breakfast, I have to decide what I’m going to wear that is considered right and “Safe” by the “moral police”. Moral police is an organized patrol force licensed by the government, their duty is to look for what they consider…

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Added by Martin DH on January 22, 2015 at 5:00am — 14 Comments

You Have To Be A Die Hard Cynic To Be Religious

You Have To Be A Die Hard Cynic To Be Religious

Most of my mornings are filled with top 40 hits of pop music as I commute to work, kids in tow. This radio station is a clear favorite for all of us with its variety, and usually I can ignore the music and let the kids enjoy a little be bopping before going to school. Recently though, we discovered that on Sunday mornings there is a half hour of…

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Added by Amanda Ashcraft on January 21, 2015 at 8:36pm — 3 Comments

My thoughts on the State of Union

I liked most of what I heard President Obama tell us last night in his State of the Union address. Let me go through a brief checklist:

  1. Taxing the rich: check and double-check. The rich have made out like bandits and basically own the Congress due to a horrendous Supreme Court decision in Citizens United. I could tell by the sour expression on the face of Mr Orange, John Boner, that the President had struck a…
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Added by kenyatta yamel on January 21, 2015 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

Scouring the Shire

One of my favorite pieces of literature is the last chapter of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Despite Tolkien's famous dislike of allegory the fact is that his stories resonate so strongly in us because of their multifaceted ie. allegorical nature. In the story, the heroes return victorious only to discover their homeland overtaken by the very philosophy against which they were fighting. What sets the heroes apart from their native cohabitants is two fold: perspective and…

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Added by Čenek Sekavec on January 21, 2015 at 11:18am — No Comments

Matt Slick (Apologist) gets used as a door matt by Matt Dillahunty.

Yes, Matt Dillahunty wipes his feet on Matt Slick.

Slick is not so slick, producing a fallacy a minute in this debate with Dillahunty.

Demonstrating clearly that even the best apologists are nothing but fallacious, moronic nutjobs.

Added by Dyslexic's DOG on January 21, 2015 at 3:30am — 7 Comments

A banned documentary about Islam

It seems fair and well researched. Why banned? I don't know.. maybe it hurt someone's feelings..? 

Added by juha the stupid on January 20, 2015 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

Reasonings About Sam Harris’ The Moral Landscape

The following piece was originally written for The Autarkist.

After reading Sam Harris’ The Moral Landscape, I’ve decided to finally articulate some of the praise and criticism that, for some time now, Harris and his work have inspired in me.

The goal…

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Added by Hiram on January 20, 2015 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

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