February 2009 Blog Posts (248)

Dictators & Atheism

If I had a penny for every time a theist told me that on many occasions in history, atheism has been the cause of genocide...particularly Pol Pot, Hitler and Stalin.



I wrote a blog post about Hitler and Stalin in particular over at my blog: http://www.odd-innuendo.net. I won't bother reposting it here, as I would just be preaching to the choir.



I'm getting tired and frustrated. Maybe I need to take a break and do what I enjoy...photography and art...but then again, I just… Continue

Added by Odd Innuendo on February 23, 2009 at 10:04pm — 7 Comments

Delivered From Dogma Comedy Tour Standup Comedy Evolved National Headliner Jeremy Whitman along with featured act Riggs will take to the stage April 26th, 2009 at Tacoma’s Jazzbones for the first…

Delivered From Dogma Comedy Tour





Standup Comedy Evolved





National Headliner Jeremy Whitman along with featured act Riggs will take to the stage April 26th, 2009 at Tacoma’s Jazzbones for the first ever performance of their new Atheist/Agnostic and Freethinkers comedy show. The Delivered From Dogma Comedy Tour intends to provide top notch entertainment for freethinkers of all shapes… Continue

Added by Jeremy on February 23, 2009 at 7:52pm — No Comments

Aussies Complete First Major Political Project for AN

Over the past three months, Australian members of Atheist Nexus have been working on a major submission to Australia's Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. Last year, the Commission called for public submissions on a discussion paper entitled, "Freedom of Religion and Belief in the 21st Century". The last study of this kind was conducted in 1998 and attracted input from many of Australia's leading atheist, humanist and rationalist groups.



We have been pleased to add our… Continue

Added by Chrys Stevenson on February 22, 2009 at 11:00pm — 8 Comments

Matt Dillahunty vs. Matt Slick on the Transcendental Argument for the existence of god

Matt Dillahunty challenges Matt Slick on his 'Transcendental Argument' for the existence of god

in this video of The Atheist Experience episode #593 here.



The argument referred to is here.



It's a bit heady. A strong math, logic, and or computer science background helps in following this one. Check… Continue

Added by Mike Haynes on February 22, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Republicans should have their own planet!

I am sooooo sick of the party of "NO" and their obstructionist approach to our new and improved President's efforts to undo some of the "fat cats" reign of greed! The fact they are a part of the religious right just makes me more frustrated. I am seriously considering creating a website entitled
"Republicans should have their own planet" what do you think?
Submitted by Marilyn the Crone from Lucerne, CA

Added by Marilyn on February 22, 2009 at 9:06pm — 3 Comments

Republicans should have their own planet!

I am sooooo sick of the party of "NO" and their obstructionist ways always negative and not willing to give our new and improved president a chance to undo the ravages of the fat cats' reign of greed. Of course they are a part of the 'religious right' which of course they are not and never have been ( right )! What say you thinking people?

They could pollute their own waterways and air for the sake of profit. Of course they wont have a work force to exploit with low wages and no benifits.… Continue

Added by Marilyn on February 22, 2009 at 9:05pm — No Comments

The Atheist Way

Oh, I just don't feel like writing a review now, but I enjoyed the book, and the author was interviewed on the Atheist Talk. I really like the discussion of how to choose your own meaning. I guess I am an existentialist and just never knew the word really applied me. Sortoflike the way I learned I was an atheist and then a sceptic and then a humanist and so forth. Here is a huge segway. During my college years, I was telling a girlfriend's father that I really liked Isaac Asimov. He said,… Continue

Added by Jonathan Kraus on February 22, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Vilification

Do we need to vilify the messenger?

It appears that some people are starting to get tired of correcting the information over and over again. Everyone is tired of defending the same arguments over and over again.



There is always some new punk who comes into town and says "Draw Mister!" And, we begrudgingly thumb through our old notes and paste them into new blogs.



The problem is the bridge these punks cross over. Where is it? Does it matter? We can do two things. We… Continue

Added by Atheist Insurgency on February 22, 2009 at 7:28pm — 2 Comments

Empty The Haunted Air

If you haven't seen "Known Universe" on the National Geographic Channel, you should go tell your Tivo to record it, or find it on YouTube, or otherwise, go to a friend's house. It's a fantastic show for the "Science Fan". Scott and I were watching it this afternoon when it covered the composition of the atom.

We all grew up being taught that atoms are composed of protons and neutrons with little electrons whizzing around, quite close, to the nucleus:

The electrons are actually… Continue

Added by EnsignR on February 22, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Counselling for Mentally Ill Evangelicals

Yellow flowers of Gazania rigens
Image via Wikipedia
John… Continue

Added by Sean the Blogonaut on February 22, 2009 at 5:47pm — No Comments

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Added by Radiosucks on February 22, 2009 at 5:36pm — 4 Comments

Evolution is Not the Same as Social Darwinism - another in my educational series on evolution

This article is another in my series of articles about what evolution isn't. My aim is to get people talking about evolution and to see how bloody ignorant it is to be anti-evolution.



There seems to be some confusion, especially in the conservative Christian community, between the Theory of Evolution and Social Darwinism.



"Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" which came out in 2008 was a film created to arouse anti-science and anti-evolution sentiments among viewers. To that… Continue

Added by Kylyssa Shay on February 22, 2009 at 11:05am — 1 Comment

An Afterlife Worth Dying For

I live in a world full of faith and fear. I do not believe and I am not afraid. I always found it interesting that atheists I know are often the bravest people I know. Is it because the fear of having no god and no afterlife makes people panic?



This Earth is supported by billions(or trillions) of life forms or organisms. In nature, there are cycles, elements, touch, beauty, scent, reality, and crude, unaltered truth. Nature does not lie to us or deceive us. It nurtures, houses, and… Continue

Added by Javin32 on February 22, 2009 at 12:30am — 7 Comments

Lasik stuff

So I went to the local Lasik place here this morning for a consultation. After a quick check on a very snazzy machine that gave my prescription after only 2 minutes of making a little pinwheel image come into focus for each eye (it not only gave my Rx but also was able to tell that I had astigmatism in both eyes!), I got to hear the real scoop on cost.



$2745 total!! (Unless I need permanent "plugs" to help with tearing. Those are an additional $398.)

I looked into this guy and… Continue

Added by Jas Brimstone on February 21, 2009 at 10:28pm — 3 Comments

Is Rupert Murdoch God?

This section is gonna focus on a quintessential aspect of British culture but one that strangely but completely shares the same principles and creates the exact same negative sociological effects as…well, i’ll get to that later, but this blog is all about that Great British Icon…The Sun…that’s the newspaper, not the really hot planet…just so you know…good.



The Sun is quite an enigma really. It has the highest circulation of any Daily English language newspaper in the world. It has… Continue

Added by coughlan666 on February 21, 2009 at 10:01pm — 2 Comments

Thunderf00t's YouTube Issues

Thunderf00t's account has been suspended due to his confronting YouTube about their silence on votebots attacking skeptic/atheist (and others) videos. The video in question has now been downloaded and I've mirrored a copy of not only his first video but his part two he has released after his account suspension.



Part 1









Part… Continue

Added by Douglas Christensen on February 21, 2009 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Pat Condell on Freedom from Islam

Pat Condell discusses freedom, sharia law, and liberal… Continue

Added by cj the cynic on February 21, 2009 at 7:32pm — 1 Comment

Just got done watching "Religulous"

Wow, that was great! It should be required viewing for everybody in the world.

Added by Moonbeam on February 21, 2009 at 6:56pm — 5 Comments

My Own Bias Atheist Pamphlet

I just recently read a religious pamphlet it was so bias it was ridiculously funny. As a bit of a graphic designer. I decided to make one of my own (feel free for any input I may make this even for a joke):



The Cover:



Does God Love You??



No. He does not exist. Does Mother Goose love you? Does Santa Clause Love you? Highly Improbable. If you believe these things than you have problems.



How can you explain… Continue

Added by Jennifer W on February 21, 2009 at 4:51pm — 5 Comments

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