January 2010 Blog Posts (189)

Wonder if there are older atheists

Hello, I wonder where all the boomers are. Going to church or wishing there were other options?

Added by Eileen on January 25, 2010 at 12:22am — 8 Comments

My Deleted Soul - Part One

A few years ago I wrote a blog post entitled "Me at 17". It briefly outlined my move from a devout Christian to an agnostic. My beliefs have evolved a little since then, and I would like to give a little more back-story to my upbringing and journey. This will not be a full "story of my life", but will focus mostly on the religious aspects of my childhood, along with a few other milestones that are important to the… Continue

Added by deletedsoul on January 24, 2010 at 9:56pm — 1 Comment

UgandaBeKiddingMe

I just HAD to share this story. Some Pastor in Uganda showed "graphic gay sex" to an audience to "make a loud and clear statement that tough penalties are needed against homosexuals in Uganda.

This be him:

Added by Woody Bass on January 24, 2010 at 8:11pm — 2 Comments

CBC hosting atheist team in "Test the Nation:IQ"

Greetings,



I thought this would be a worthwhile post. Tonight on the Canadian

Broadcasting Corporation is the premier of "Test the Nation: IQ" featuring

diverse groups such as atheists, believers, twins, politicians, nerds,

among others. Here is the page introducing the atheist team:



http://www.cbc.ca/testthenation/episodes/iq/team_atheists.php



And the official website:… Continue

Added by Sophie Francoeur on January 24, 2010 at 12:55pm — 7 Comments

What I believe

When I read this passage from "Equations of Eternity" by David Darling, I experience a sense of awe (a feeling of profound respect or wonder). Here it is:



You are roughly eighteen billion years old and made of matter that has been cycled through the multimillion-degree heat of innumerable giant stars. You are composed of particles that once were scattered across thousands of light-years of interstellar space, particles that were blasted out of exploding suns and that for eons drifted… Continue

Added by Lin Bente on January 24, 2010 at 9:23am — No Comments

FAN MADE VIDEO FOR FREETHOUGHT M.C. SONG,"MODERN HUMANOLOGY" - 2009

Thank you to the fan in Germany - who has chosen to have their name withheld - for using my pictures and creating this wonderful masterpiece. BRILLIANT!!

By the way, that verse WAS done intentional; I did not mess up and there was no edting error. That verse goes: ...."wake up and enjoy my life each and every single day; said I'm gonna wake up and enjoy my life every and each single day...(that's my own Humanology...)". I "flipped" the words, just because it sounded… Continue

Added by FREETHOUGHT M.C. on January 24, 2010 at 1:54am — No Comments

What would we talk about, if no one had invented god?

A famous old seminary story went along the lines of an old, gentle priest bitterly complaining about atheists to a younger, somewhat shocked priest. "The thing I can't stand about atheists is that they always want to talk about God."

Well for one thing I'd be working in the garden, as my partner wants, instead of typing on this keyboard. Thank god for God!

Alex
Alex's Heresies

Added by Alex McCullie on January 23, 2010 at 4:13pm — 13 Comments

LSD + LDS?

I just finished watching "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dream Coat" because my significant other had never seen it. Seriously -- What the fuck? I love this movie. It's like reading the Old Testament on acid.

Added by Ariel on January 22, 2010 at 10:10pm — 1 Comment

Atheists of Florida "blast" Tampa city council prayer ritual

Yesterday morning (1/21/10), members of Atheists of Florida, including me, John Kieffer, showed up at the Tampa City Council to request ending the council’s practice of prayer rituals (aka “invocation”), which are officially included a the start of their public business meetings. Each of the seven of us spoke the allotted 3 minutes each (for a total of 21 minutes) about how stupid, intolerant, unfair and unconstitutional this government religious ritual is.



The seven council members… Continue

Added by John Kieffer on January 22, 2010 at 10:48am — 1 Comment

Regarding the Recent Supreme Court Decision

I have just sent the following to:



  • Ohio Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge
  • Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown
  • Ohio Senator George Voinovich


In the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision which, for all intents and purposes, strikes down the McCain-Feingold campaign finance laws, let’s get something straight here:



You were voted in by THE PEOPLE, NOT some corporation with deep pockets, NOT some lobbying group with a lavish budget, but the… Continue

Added by Loren Miller on January 22, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Science: WOW!!

By sheer providence today I was at a series of public lectures in science in Sheffield.



After buzzing about The BBC's "The Secret Life of Chaos" all last week: one of the speakers was the man who appeared in it - Dr Andrea Sella (1:40 episode 2) - and he performed the Berlusov experiment live on stage! Absolutely mad day.… Continue

Added by Richard Healy on January 21, 2010 at 2:00pm — 8 Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 236: Never Trust a German!





The clips this week comes from an old propaganda/brainwashing American men film, "Your job in Germany." Isn't it horrible how a country believes its so superior that it has the right to invade other countries so it can be the world's superpower? And the use of propaganda! Tsk! I guess the picture is right. They are born and bred with this belief of superiority. (snark)



Playlist



Your… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on January 21, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

An Unfortunate Film Review

I hate having to do this.



Defiling the sanctity of something I find precious--fiction. For whatever our beliefs (or non-beliefs), fiction is a personal forum, replete with all the amenities afforded to self-expression. With fiction, it doesn't matter what you believe or think, only that you're honest in the storytelling.



Which is why I find it distasteful to hear myself utter derisive sighs at the 2003 film Saints and Soldiers. A taut, unpretentious, intense,… Continue

Added by greyfoot on January 21, 2010 at 11:50am — 4 Comments

Atheists who swing to the right

From Not My God







I don’t often hear from atheists who are politically/socially conservative. I know they’re out there, albeit probably much fewer than their more liberal counterparts. I’ve heard at least one atheist say that he’s a truck driver, voted for Bush twice, etc., and no one would guess that he’s an atheist. True, I wouldn’t have.



I’m a liberal myself, although it does disconcert me to a… Continue

Added by Sarah Trachtenberg on January 21, 2010 at 11:02am — 5 Comments

"Haiti Gets Bibles – Needs Hospitals" - via Atheist Climber blog

Our universe is a place of massive physical forces, and given the microscopic size of humanity in the scale of it all, it’s not surprising that we get caught up in the midst of these forces. And when we do, lives and infrastructure are lost on a relatively massive scale.



In 2004, the Indian Ocean Tsunami, caused by a massive earthquake off the west coast of Sumatra, causing massive devastation of homes and communities, and taking more than 230,000 lives in Indonesia, Sri Lanka,… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on January 20, 2010 at 11:07pm — 1 Comment

notalwaysright.com - Messiah?

http://notalwaysright.com/buuuurn/883



Retail | Northern California, USA



(A man shoves himself to the front of a long line of people.)



Me: “Sir, I’m afraid you’re going to have to go to the back of the line.”



Him: “NO! I’m the Messiah!”



Me: “Wow. The Jews are in for a BIG disappointment.”



(He stands there for a second and shuffles to the back of the… Continue

Added by Nathan Hevenstone on January 20, 2010 at 9:50pm — No Comments

Ben Stein and Comcast. Let's Organize!

This is a letter I sent to Comcast internet and Cable provider today.



Dear Comcast,





My name is Jason Andrews and I have been a Comcast customer for many years. I know several of your technicians here in our city who have always been friendly and effective in seeing to our needs when they have arisen, though that has been infrequently. Because your company has been so reliable and our service good, we have been pleased to make recommendations to others for your… Continue

Added by J. A. on January 20, 2010 at 12:50pm — 3 Comments

From the Earth to the Moon

It’s a fact: unemployment consists mostly of boredom, at least in this day and age. This is a fact I’ve actually had very little problem in adapting to since 1) I like my own company and 2) I generally have no problem finding SOMETHING to do with myself under such circumstances. There is a degree of routine which you get into regarding dealing with the weekly exigencies of filing for unemployment, storing the notices returned by ODJFS, checking out the weekly job offerings from Monster… Continue

Added by Loren Miller on January 20, 2010 at 8:06am — 2 Comments

Can't the poor simpleminded theists ever defend their faith?

It's starting to really bother me. Every theist on facebook seems to be activey trying to convert me and no matter what the hell I do, they always just leave. It's extremely rediculous. What the hell could compell someone to presuppose that they are right and never bother to defend it? Every time they throw something at me that they thing sounds smart (irreducible complexity, order to the universe, etc)

I rip it apart peice by piece and rather than THINKING about what they thow at me, they… Continue

Added by Johnny on January 20, 2010 at 12:18am — 9 Comments

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