February 2009 Blog Posts (248)

i understand

I often hear hear from theists that i just don't understand or you don't know or i just don't get it, etc. I started explaining that I do understand and I do know and I do get it, but when written down it sounded more like a poem so here's a poem i guess.



"I Understand"



I know where you're coming from, because I was once there.

I've heard it all before, because I've said it all before.

I thought the same things, because I thought the same way

I believed the… Continue

Added by TravCav on February 1, 2009 at 10:17pm — 2 Comments

THE ATHEIST'S NIGHTMARE OR SO WE'RE TOLD....snicker snicker...

Having some free time on my hands I decided to waste it surfing the net. So I’ve really gotten into being an atheist lately. Now I’ve been one since I was in the first grade. I was about 6 or 7 at the time so I’m not new at this. And I did try religion when I was in the 3ed grade but it just wasn’t “right” for me.



Now I’ve been exposed to it all my life. Went to a high school run by a Lutheran minister. But he didn’t preach at us. Really he didn’t and he was pretty cool looking back… Continue

Added by Rick on February 1, 2009 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

What is it with sheep?

From my blog



I had yet another religious pamphlet waiting for me on my car again today. (Like something telling me how I’m a horrible sinner and I need to buy their product in the form of converting to their church is going to make me see the “light”) Anywho, this pamphlet prominently featured a background image of sheep, with the big title “The lord is my shepherd.”



Now I get the whole “lord is my… Continue

Added by Dustin Sanders on February 1, 2009 at 1:35pm — 4 Comments

Keep Religion Personal Not Political

This is a very well written article.

MJ



http://www.buzzflash.com/articles/Davidow/59



FINDING A VOICE by Ann Davidow



People really have to stop referring to this country as a Christian nation. The founders took great pains to avoid incorporating religious references into the Constitution, even going so far as to state plainly that no religious test should ever be considered a prerequisite for holding office. Somewhere along the line things have gone way off… Continue

Added by MJ on February 1, 2009 at 12:01pm — 3 Comments

My Secret Shame

I work at a Christian-based retail store. Occasionally, customers ask me if I go to church. I only say "no," volunteering as little information about myself as possible. Then I'm always invited to visit their church. I listen politely to the directions and service times. And smile as they walk away.



A few weeks ago, a co-worker asked if I was atheist and instead of telling the truth, I dodged the question. "Why would you ask ME that?" "Who told you that?" "Where did you hear… Continue

Added by Jennifer on February 1, 2009 at 11:24am — 18 Comments

Usual Sunday Morning Argument

Talked to my Dad, a rare ex-atheist, now Xian (long story, basically lots of psych problems, decided to try spirituality to see if that might help, conscious choice of Xianity because it's the big one to be around here, followed by much self-delusion, years of wasted time studying the bible, and many arguments.)



Dad: You know, in my relationship with God...

Me: Dad, God doesn't exist, I don't want to hear about it. (Sound mean, but I know it's the prelude to an argument I'm… Continue

Added by Moonbeam on February 1, 2009 at 10:52am — 11 Comments

One of the things that really pisses me off about the religious.

I found this blog post while researching corporal punishment news for P-TAVE (Parents and Teachers Against Violence in Education). I am appalled that people are so okay with this that they post it for the world to see. I can't believe the idiocy of these parents and I have much sadness for these poor children.



Saturday, January 31, 2009

Obeying Jesus

Yesterday morning started off wonderfully. Then, about mid-morning, Gilbert couldn't take it anymore and started to act like… Continue

Added by Sheryl on February 1, 2009 at 6:30am — 9 Comments

Galileo and the Vatican - comments on new Osservatore articles

The Vatican has decided to join the events of the International Year of Astronomy 2009. It is also nearly the 400th anniversary of the publication of Galileo's Starry Messenger (Sidereus nuncius). The Osservatore Romano has recently published two articles concerning these events. On the 30th January is the piece "Galileo's revolution 400 years later" and on 31st "The "Galileo Case" as an opportunity for dialogue". The style of the Osservatore, and of course the Vatican, is always tortuous when… Continue

Added by Richard Mankiewicz on February 1, 2009 at 3:30am — No Comments

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