February 2009 Blog Posts (248)

Ensign Rose's Neighborhood.

When I was a kid, I loved Mr. Roger's Neighborhood. I mean I REALLY loved it. I loved it so much that, in one episode, when a man in a music shop snapped at Mr. Rogers, I got about as mad and upset as I've ever been in my life. As an adult, I've come to see how much Mr. Rogers influenced me and other children, and what an amazing person he was.



Now, I work with kids, planning activities and doing programs with children of all ages. Sometimes, when planning a program, I feel kind of… Continue

Added by EnsignR on February 28, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

decided this is the only social networking site i need & bsg shite

so i said fuck myspace and deleted my account... frak all that drama-- even with people who don't know you... have to start shit...wtf?? so yeah fuck that- i'm happier here and with my twitter anyways...



comp still going nuts... organ still trying to escape... nothing new... just actually got the computer to work and i felt the need to say FUCK YOU RON MOORE>>>> JUST FUCK YOU.... yeah... bsg has me all wound up after last night...



i'm thinking starbucks father… Continue

Added by Shiny Rage on February 28, 2009 at 7:04pm — 2 Comments

Miracles or Anti-miracles?

Why do religious people (or any people) consider good conclusions to bad situations to be miracles? Going about daily life on an average scale free of tragedy is not a rare, precious thing. It is the default. The real "miracle", or "anti-miracle", is that such a tragic and terrible thing happened in the first place. The odds are against planes crashing, being held at gunpoint, or being attacked by a shark. Just because one of these life-threatening situations ends in survival does not make it a… Continue

Added by cj the cynic on February 28, 2009 at 5:48pm — 1 Comment

innervated



pull my chord from the wall

at the same time saying you won’t.

shake the trees to sway the sky

as if your motives are elusive or intriguing.

well who's unbound now?

this circuit board, sparked and igniting,

memory-mute and blood-solvent,

my switch is thrown.



gave in then up but not back --

stared-down from the distance

of separate corners in the room

and now expected to… Continue

Added by ColdLogic on February 28, 2009 at 2:16pm — 2 Comments

LEGALIZE POT ON RELIGIOUS GROUNDS

Pardon me if I banter Christians more than the other organized religionists; I’m a product of the Catholic school system from grammar school to Boston College. The other religions are equally as farfetched. It’s just that I’m better acquainted with the doctrines of the church than the conventions and convictions of Judaism or Islam.



I rejected religious ideas at a very early age. The fables were too unbelievable, even to a seven year old: Jonah living in the belly of a whale; Adam… Continue

Added by Richard Goscicki on February 28, 2009 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Blasphemy Day International 2009

Blasphemy Day International is an international campaign seeking to establish September 30th as a national day to promote free speech and stand up in a show of solidarity for the freedom to mock and insult religion without fear of murder, violence, and reprisal. It is the obligation of the world's nations to safeguard dissent and the dissenters, not to side with the brutal interests of thugs who demand "respect" for their beliefs (i.e., immunity to being criticized or mocked or they threaten… Continue

Added by Paul on February 28, 2009 at 8:07am — 22 Comments

Wow.

I argued against the Virgin birth.

A Muslim guy didn't like what I said about it being impossible for Mary to be a virgin - and told me he hopes I get brain cancer for saying what I said.

Wow, religion REALLY teaches human compassion. It's oh so evident.

Added by Odd Innuendo on February 28, 2009 at 3:30am — 9 Comments

My god

I don't understand blind faith. Since we all evolve from simpler organisms, doesn't it make sense that God is an eventuality, not a precursor of life?

This is why I worship my friend, Evan.

Simply because I can see him, experience him, and KNOW that he is there.

And if I pray to Evan, he might actually be able to help me with my problems.

And I'm waiting for the day when we're together and someone else brings up the subject of faith and asks me, "Well, what do you believe… Continue

Added by Emma on February 28, 2009 at 1:16am — 2 Comments

Religion wants to be atheist/secular....?

It seems to me that the religious people, the thinking religious people who attempt to argue for their religion, do so by convincing the unbelieving listener that he is just like them. He begins to speak of the "mercy" of his religion, he speaks of how "Moses" was concerned with mankind, or that Muhammad freed the women of Arabia.

My point is: if you really believe that Islam or Judaism is REALLY the right way, then why would you apologise for it by attempting to adjust to a more secular… Continue

Added by Apostate Muslim on February 27, 2009 at 7:57pm — 3 Comments

Catholics Living in God's Light.

More reasons to get rid of religion



It has always been asserted that illicit sex has been going on among the religious body of the Catholic Church. Besides the known priest sexual abuse of young boys, charges of Nuns having sex with priest, priest having sex with priest and Nuns having sex with Nuns have always been put forth. Are these charges real or just allegations? Well, a former Nun tells her story, “which details illicit relationships, sexual harassment and bullying… Continue

Added by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on February 27, 2009 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Taboo subjects and video

I just put up a short video briefly discussing aspects of guilt and religion and sexual control and religion. You can find it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ajdwru77hnc



I am very interested in talking about some subjects that have been taboo in discussing religion. For example; How does religious infection affect sexual performance or the ability to enjoy or develop healthy sexual relations? How does religion affect marriage and interfere with relationships? Religionists are… Continue

Added by Darrel Ray on February 27, 2009 at 3:41pm — 4 Comments

Discovering the secularist cause: New post at Examiner.com

Here's my latest at Examiner.com, under my new title, "DC Secularism Examiner." It's a brief history of what brought me to writing about atheist activism.



A taste:



As I put my career in professional theatre temporarily aside (populated by a generally liberal and socially tolerant demographic) and toward politics, I came to realize that while my own…
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Added by Paul Fidalgo on February 27, 2009 at 2:58pm — 6 Comments

Who Says Atheists Can't be Altruists?

Some might call me a "social Darwinist". Let's face it, evolution is all about adaptability and our monkey brains evolved to meet the demands of a time 50K years prior to our own. Someone wonders why we're all stressed out and on meds? It's no secret to me ... we're not evolved to meet the conditions of this time - and it's only changing faster.



So I'm pretty comfortable with those who can't hack it not being able to produce as many offspring as those who can. That's how the species… Continue

Added by Lojiko on February 27, 2009 at 2:39pm — 3 Comments

meds and computers and organ prolapses oh my

my computer is really freaking out on me... windows opening and closing on their own- the mouse going all over the screen- just being crazy- keep getting uniprocessor errors??? wtf??



so being on the internet is totally limited for now...



stupid ehlers-danlos syndrome has me down *again* first i lost my gallbladder - now it seems my bladder is prolapsing... not good... i don't recover well or quickly from surgery and it seems i may be in for some sort of surgery to keep my… Continue

Added by Shiny Rage on February 27, 2009 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

Promoting my Examiner.com page

Yes, I realize this is somewhat whorish, but I don't care!



I just got a gig at Examiner.com writing about atheism.



Micki Schmalfeldt: Milwaukee Atheism Examiner



Read it! Often. Link to it! Spread it around. Digg it! Stumble Upon it! You know what to do!



Hey, I'm unemployed... I can use the extra pennies this… Continue

Added by Michele Rickard on February 27, 2009 at 10:17am — 1 Comment

Adam and eve

Added by Radiosucks on February 27, 2009 at 1:30am — 5 Comments

Therefore Repent! - come get your rapture fun!

Seriously awesome graphic novel about post-rapture world. Not aimed at Christians. I think it has gay angels. Now its free!

Therefore Repent!

Added by Krista on February 26, 2009 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Bobby Jindal, creationist, spirit warrior and next presidential candidate? Really?

Unless GOP star and amateur spiritual warrior, Bobby Jindal, can exorcise the recession, it's doubtful he's going to lead the Republican party anywhere good. (read on...)

Added by Greg F. on February 26, 2009 at 8:53pm — 2 Comments

Convention on the Rights of the Child

This morning at work the news was on. Annoyingly on Fox News. I don't know what that woman's name is that comes on in the morning but i can't stand her ... I won't rant about her right now. Anyway she declared that the evil childrens' rights treaty which was accepted by everyone but the US and one other horrid country will keep people from teaching their kids religion, spanking, and giving time outs. These things were actually listed in text. She repeatedly said "some people in Geneva will get… Continue

Added by Krista on February 26, 2009 at 8:42pm — 4 Comments

AA Welcomes Don Lacey as Its Arizona Director

American Atheists Welcomes Don Lacey as Its New Arizona Director and Salutes Monty Gaither



American Atheists welcomes Don Lacey as its new director for Arizona. Don is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and is now looking forward to devoting more of his time to Atheist activism. He is the founder of Tucson Atheists, a group that is affiliated with American Atheists, and is well respected in the state’s growing Atheist community.



Don takes over the duties as state director… Continue

Added by Blair Scott on February 26, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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