January 2011 Blog Posts (173)

Too Damn Long

So I got distracted, life literally happened.

-Friend who attempted suicide back in life, and has gone full fundie. As in mercy ministries fundy.

 

-another friend died, his girlfriend insists it was suicide...but things just look to weird to say one thing or the other.

 

-family estrangement. stepgrandfather refuses to have anything to do with me because of my interracial relationship. Grandmother and mother,on my birthday, proceed to tell me how much of…

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Added by Monica S. on January 31, 2011 at 8:56pm — 1 Comment

Got out of Egypt just in time.

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

Added by Yusuf Said on January 31, 2011 at 8:01pm — 5 Comments

Decision Points

Did anyone else watch Q&A @ Southern Methodist University with Former President George W. Bush about his book "Decision Points" on C-SPAN this evening?

 

Added by Chris G on January 31, 2011 at 6:07am — 5 Comments

Confused History Teacher Calls for “Revolution”

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,…
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Added by pantagruel1 on January 30, 2011 at 10:12pm — No Comments

Free Yourself from Self Abuse

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 — No Comments

People and Religion

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

Added by Konopek Karl-Heinz on January 30, 2011 at 7:24pm — 1 Comment

Opposition from family for becoming an Atheist

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…

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Added by Aniruddha on January 29, 2011 at 11:34pm — 6 Comments

Shadow Boxing

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

Added by Donald R Barbera on January 29, 2011 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Few High School Biology Teachers Accurately Teach Evolution

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…

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Added by pantagruel1 on January 29, 2011 at 6:51pm — 6 Comments

Never Back Down

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

Added by Alona Naga on January 29, 2011 at 6:38pm — 5 Comments

Athée Voyous 無神論者悪漢

Added by Napoleon Bonaparte on January 29, 2011 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Chimeara

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

Added by Eddie Cuevas on January 28, 2011 at 5:40pm — 1 Comment

Mondo Diablo Episode 295: Tripping Housewives





This week, our entertainment comes from The Daily Mail Tabloid, and a video on the entry, seen here:… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on January 28, 2011 at 5:07pm — No Comments

American Heathen returns TONIGHT - and it'll be fun!

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,…

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Added by Brent Feeney on January 28, 2011 at 4:13pm — No Comments

So I Had This Conversation While Out On Date...

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…

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Added by Ryan Allstun on January 28, 2011 at 2:03pm — 5 Comments

Well.. Ouch!

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 



I have to say, I had a lot of fun reading…

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Added by Jennifer W on January 28, 2011 at 7:39am — 18 Comments

Stephen Asma's critique on the new atheists and the battle thereafter

Stephen Asma wrote a piece about the "New Atheists narrow worldview". Give it a try.

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…
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Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on January 28, 2011 at 6:26am — No Comments

Ugandan Gay Rights Activist Beaten to Death

You might remember the story about the Ugandan newspaper printing the pictures of the supposed top 100 homosexuals with a rather "obvious" statement demanding their death.



Sad news with video here





Kampala, Uganda (CNN) -- A Ugandan gay rights activist whose name was published on a list of the nation's "top homosexuals" was bludgeoned to death in his…
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Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on January 28, 2011 at 5:25am — 1 Comment

Top 10 Censored Education Stories of the Decade Rachel Norton posted the following list of top ed news stories of the decade. While I would agree that these were important education stories, they ar…

Top 10 Censored Education Stories of the Decade

Rachel Norton posted the following list of top ed news stories of the decade. While I would agree that these were important education stories, they are all well known to most of the public. Yet each also has a hidden story behind it that has been ignored by the media.…
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Added by pantagruel1 on January 27, 2011 at 10:43pm — No Comments

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