February 2011 Blog Posts (130)

\m/ I KNEW IT! \m/

Added by Jennifer W on February 17, 2011 at 12:18am — 3 Comments

Hood Robin

By now, news of the President's budget proposal surely reached your eyes or ears. For many, the proposed cuts that project to reduce the deficit by $1.1 trillion over ten years is a case of robbing the poor to give to the rich. On the other hand some say the President's reductions  fall short and suggest the cuts go deeper.



Starting with the largest item not going under the knife, the military rocks the budget (54%) with $1,449 billion. Yet, it shows as only 20% of the budget, but a… Continue

Added by Donald R Barbera on February 16, 2011 at 8:24pm — 2 Comments

Your Small Action is Needed

Ask House to oppose ‘In God We Trust’ resolution

U.S. Rep. J. Randy Forbes (Va.) introduced a concurrent resolution in the U.S. House on Jan. 26 "reaffirming 'In God We Trust' as the official motto of the United States and supporting and encouraging the public display of the national motto in all public buildings, public schools, and other government institutions" (H. CON. RES. 13).…



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Added by Brady on February 16, 2011 at 2:15pm — 3 Comments

They Lie, They Lie, They Lie

“We voted for them because they promised less interference from government, a simplification of the tax codes and common sense legislation. They lied.” Read More: http://wp.me/pDkAX-5I

Added by David Rosman on February 16, 2011 at 11:07am — 1 Comment

For God or for Country

Did the new RNC chair, Riense Priebus, set a new tone for the question of Church and State separation? Read more: http://wp.me/pDkAX-5r

Added by David Rosman on February 16, 2011 at 11:03am — No Comments

"Twilight Zone" and Atheism, Part 3

 

In this segment of "The Twilight Zone" and Atheism, I'm going to take a look at one of the program's most popular episodes: "Time Enough at Last".

 

For those who have not seen this classic episode, it follows a thick-spectacled man who is obsessed with reading. He works as a teller at a bank, where he is frequently sidetracked from his duties because of his reading habit. When his boss brings up the issue, he explains that his wife won't let him read at home. His…

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Added by Gordon W Maples on February 16, 2011 at 1:12am — 4 Comments

Coming Soon- The American Theocracy

The move toward American Theocracy by the empowered evangelical 'elite' in the US has made it almost impossible for an atheist or difficult for a non-christian to be elected to office.  Schools are having their curriculum undermined by creationist who wish to revise history, remove evolution from science, and prevent teaching sexual health and pregnancy prevention.  Atheist fear reprisals for not being christian and are often discriminated against at work, socially, and most especially in…

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Added by Shannon on February 15, 2011 at 10:57pm — 6 Comments

What 'made' you an Atheist?

What event, book, lecture, or insight 'made' you and atheist? HMM?

 

While he was sick with cancer my dad once cut my religious comments off by saying, "I don't believe in that stuff."   It was like a thunderclap at the very moment he said he didn't believe.  I no longer believed.  I had essentially been given permission to leave god.  I had flirted with it before but it was just too far a leap for me.  His moment of honesty gave me permission.  After watching my parents suffer…

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Added by Shannon on February 15, 2011 at 10:16pm — 13 Comments

The Know-it-all Atheist

 

Every so often, someone will tell me that atheists are impossible to debate, because they think they know it all.  Someone will tell me that I am dismissing their claims before I have even heard them.  They accuse me of shutting out the “evidence” they have to “prove” god’s existence.  They say I am doing what I accuse them of doing:  sticking fingers in the ears and screaming, “La-La-la! Can’t hear you!”

Well, they may have a point.  I…

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Added by Andrew Garber on February 15, 2011 at 9:26pm — 1 Comment

Should I have been living in Iran for Valentine's day?

Every year I either forget Valentine's day OR i spend too much money for nonsense.

I don't normally believe in special days to do special things. I rather prefer normal days to do special things. But tell that to a woman.

So while i spent some 40 Euros getting the usual "i love you" evidence ... flowers, chocolate etc. and spend some extra time preparing ... cleaning up the house, installing ambient light, preparing the couch and the bed, telling the kids to quarrel NOW and keep quiet… Continue

Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on February 15, 2011 at 1:29am — No Comments

Global Warming and the Religious Right--They Will never Learn!

In its ongoing romance with the inane, insipid and ignorant, the Religious Right represents the Mariana Trench of junk science in its spurious misrepresentation of the reality of global warming. It is another round of religion versus science that the former is destined to loose, but undoing the damage caused by the deliberately duplicitous rantings of the Religious Right may go beyond the failsafe point.



Positions taken by the Religious Right clearly reveal the biblical agenda behind… Continue

Added by Donald R Barbera on February 13, 2011 at 11:20pm — 2 Comments

Inspired atheists convergence

Greetings and salutations to all my readers,

 

I propose  that on shorttermissues  as atheists we're very challenged indeed on getting the american public out of their lemmingrun towards certain doom . What is to stop them ? Leadership is meek  and badly underfunded  . Most certainly timelines can be drawn with futureanticipated milestones towards global citizenship soon!

Our next focus - in my (humble) opinion- should be the Energycrisis . With solar and wind /…

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Added by andrew j van der veen on February 13, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

A Thought That Royally PISSED me off...Momentarily.

So I was sitting at home chillin' when for no reason at all I start humming. What song was I humming? Wade In The Water. A slave song. Now what pissed me off was not from the fact that I know slave songs and am susceptible to humming them randomly. No what pissed me off... Is the fact that I picked that habit up in church. Made me wanna' slap my momma'. Momentarily.

Added by Alona Naga on February 13, 2011 at 4:20pm — 5 Comments

Thrown out of church again...

Love was in the air on Valentine's weekend and I was desperate to pick up a divorced soccer mom. Church seemed like the perfect place to go: Hundreds of lonely women on their knees, mouth open, eyes closed, and begging for attention. I don't think the pastor liked the cards I was passing out that said "If Jesus is touching you but can't seem to find the right spot, call me."

Added by Odin Zeus McGaffer on February 13, 2011 at 11:37am — 4 Comments

Promoting Atheism: the Entrepreneurial way

In today's market driven environment anything that has takers, sells. For any business endeavour or collective public initiative to succeed you either have to have ready takers or need to create them. Theists can sell concepts easily because of an existing universe of takers of their products but for atheists there exist none. And to find takers you need to go searching for the needy. Then find contributors who will support your efforts. Once that is done watch out for the competition lurking… Continue

Added by R K Sudan on February 13, 2011 at 12:54am — No Comments

An atheist’s profession of faith

An atheist’s profession of faith





Someone once asked what I did believe in if I did not believe in god.  This was my response.



I believe in freedom. I believe that choice is the backbone of freedom. As choice expands, so does freedom; as choice contracts, so does freedom. I believe the freedoms granted to Americans in the Constitution are awesome.







I believe in liberty, justice and equality for all. I believe these belong to everyone regardless of race,… Continue

Added by Andrew Garber on February 12, 2011 at 10:45pm — 1 Comment

Atheism and Child Custody Issues

So, I am one of those unlucky souls who happens to have an ex-husband who not only hates me, and would probably KILL me if he thought he could get away with it, that I have a child with.  Things have gotten to the level where if I were his wife, I would be pissed about the amount of time he wasted stalking me on the internet and finding things to use against me to try and gain custody of our 13 year old son.  NO DOUBT, he is reading this post.  Hi, and enjoy.... that's the back story, now…

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Added by Kelly M on February 12, 2011 at 8:30pm — 10 Comments

Glad to be here!

It's only been a couple of days since I've joined up here, and I'm happy I did. Just from the few comments I've received and the little bit of reading I've done this seems like a great community. It's a relief just to know that places like this do exist, where I can be myself completely-- I don't even dare post anything on Facebook that might give me away as an atheist since my mom friended me. One of these days, perhaps...

In the meantime, Happy Darwin Day to all!

Added by Monica on February 12, 2011 at 8:51am — 3 Comments

A god and the god not God!

 

 

It's quite frustrating to read atheists writing and using the word god as a proper noun when it is a common noun.  We expect theists to use it as a proper noun because they assume that the deity is real and specific.

 

A common noun is something that does not need to be capitalized and is not specific, examples are truck, house, dog, or man, whereas a common noun needs to be capitalized and is very specific such as Ford, the White House, Bulldog, or…

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Added by Geoff on February 11, 2011 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

My Atheist Anthem

This is a response to one of those emails that was floating around a while back. It was a poem, supposedly written by a 6th grade student, about liberals taking god out of everything U.S.

It's a little more aggressive than my usual approach but I was a little miffed. Since then my brother stopped sending me emails. Hm.

 

My Anthem

 



As I sit me down…

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Added by Rev. Mathew G. Thompson on February 11, 2011 at 9:42pm — 5 Comments

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