Growing up I remember the sights, sounds, and smells of Egypt well, and always enjoy my time there. Sure the streets are dirty, there are a lot of poor, and there are more mosques than people but there is something cozy about Cairo that always makes me feel at home. The culture is all about food, avoiding work and responsibility, and sleeping in very late. Nothing there is convenient or legitimate, as everyone avoids responsibility and everyone takes a bribe. Despite it's third world tendencies… Continue
With protests breaking out against repressive regimes throughout the Arab world, it is not surprising that people here would feel inspired. However, the activities in the Middle East are not revolutions, at least not yet. People are not calling for new forms of government or economic systems. They are simply asking for the bad guys to get out. Perhaps inspired by the Tunisians and Egyptians,…
Stefbot has produced some great YouTube videos that a worth a look. A few of which happen to fall under child abuse and how it affects us well into adulthood. The most recent one I watched was this one:
If you have time, I also encourage you to watch The Bomb in the Brain series. The statistics he uses are from The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, which is an organization that does research on childhood abuse and its effect on adults. So… Continue
Added by MoshingTick on January 30, 2011 at 9:16pm —
I like to say ,every deep-?????? thinking christian ore(other Religion's) Person feel the POWER that religion give's you over other's,the Vatican is the proof the Priest the Pope the Mullah and so on ,and now the normal People in her own little Circle of live ,depress all other - free thinking -Human,with fear and verbal abuse ,and ending this allway's with ( bat God love's you!!) thank you very match .
believe mean's not…Continue
Hello Everyone! This is my first blog post on this site. Recently I became an Atheist after reading Richard Dawkins's God Delusion. I am seventeen years old. But as I would expect from any concerned family, my family couldn't come to terms with the fact that I am an Atheist. I explained to them why god cannot exist. I explained to them the truth in evolution and natural selection. That there was no place for God in all of this. They vehemently argued against my scientific claims. In fact the…
Speaking with God seems to be quite common among religionists. It would seem that in these conversations the directions for solving world hunger, curing cancer and a host of other diseases might be a topic, instead of new ways to bilk Barnum's favorite group.
With that type of connection, it would seem that God might at least pass along a few hints and tips about parting waters or stopping the sun so we could have daylight longer and work 24 hours to catch up on the bills. Of course,… Continue
I hate to bag on my own colleagues, but the evidence is overwhelming: most high school biology teachers either do not teach evolution or undermine their own teaching by giving nods and winks to creationist ideas. (See Most high school biology teachers don’t endorse evolution, by Valerie…
I am very open about the fact that I'm an Atheist.I am Assertive/borderline aggressive. I grew up in an aggressive environment so I do not fear threats. I do not back down when challenged on the subject by ANYONE, immediate family & friends included. Example. I have a very close circle or friends in my current location who I have known since I was 14. As I stated above I am very open about it, but I have been really lucky that none of my close friends have taken offence to my recent… Continue
You took a time bomb and a case of crackes and
you made a maelstrom of organic debris
Then you took a work bench and a rusty anvil and
you polished them for everyone to see
You have created an unhealthy monster, but you're nowhere,
nowhere to be found
So I guess I'll just cope with my provisions from now until
the day they lay me down
You took a baboon and you made him perfect
You took a lion and stripped him of his pride
Then you took a… Continue
Hey folks, still out there looking for talk-radio that speaks to you as an atheist? A show that takes no BS, pulls no punches and calls it as it really is?
You can do worse than tune in to tonight's edition of American Heathen on ShockNet Radio! Airing LIVE at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on ShockNet (and simulcast on Freethought Radio, with repeats during the week), it's three hours of truly original talk radio hosted by my buddies RJ Evans and David 2 - an extravaganza of news,…
Went on a date this past weekend and our conversation inevitably turned towards religion. At first I tried to change the subject, because as we all know, the 2 things you never talk about around new people are religion and politics...unless of course, that's why you are talking to them in the first place.
So anyway, she was talking about her religious history and about how much of an important role it is in her life, when she asks me the dreaded question....what…
I'm in this dating site called PlentyOfFish. Here was a guy's the first initial message:
After reading your profile I think you'll get that line and atheist = open minded. Great taste in music as well, Fade To Black was the first Metallica song I ever heard and its just beautifully written
According to these soldiers of reason, the time for religion is over. It clings like a bad gene replicating in the population, but its usefulness is played out. Sam Harris's most recent book, The Moral Landscape (Free Press, 2010), is the latest in the continuing battle. As an agnostic, I find much…