February 2011 Blog Posts (130)

MY EPITAPY

 

            MY EPITAPH

 

With open mouth and open mind,

I came into the world to find

Life's riddle in one word defined

BELIEVE!

 

And now, that life is left behind

And though I know they would be kiind,

With open mouth and open mind,

I LEAVE.

 

Hal O'Leary

Wheelint, WV

Added by Hal O'Leary on February 11, 2011 at 3:41pm — 1 Comment

The Discovery Institute and Human Exceptionalism

First Things, "published by The Institute on Religion and Public Life, an interreligious, nonpartisan research and education institute whose purpose is to advance a religiously informed public philosophy for the ordering of society," has come out squarely against bestiality and science fiction books that deal with such issues. Given that…
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Added by Steve Ahlquist on February 11, 2011 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Dr Binayak Sen

Dr Binayak Sen

 

First, he is handed down life imprisonment under some 125 year old and obsolete sedition law and now his bail pleas stands rejected by the Chattisgarh  High Court. That is the funny case of Dr Binayak Sen's. The prosecution alleges that the searchers couldn't find a stethoscope from his place and he professes to be a medical doctor! How funny?

 

If a case is built on such findings then Mr Ramjethmalini's assertion that it was “a case of no…

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Added by R K Sudan on February 11, 2011 at 3:46am — No Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 297: In Bed with Personal Savior Betty Dodson (Praise Betty) and Susie Bright (Praise Susie)





Betty Dodson Wiki
Betty Dodson, PhD, (born August 24, 1929) is an American sex educator, author, and artist. Dodson held the first one-woman show of erotic art at the Wickersham Gallery in New York City in 1968. She left the art world to teach sex to women. She is widely known as a pioneer in women's, and to a somewhat lesser extent men's, sexual liberation, having…
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Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on February 10, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Would the (American) Founding Fathers want a theocracy?

After reading an article about the secular coalition writing to congress expressing their desire to vote down the resolution to incorporate "In God we Trust" everywhere, I got into a mature and structured...Facebook war... with my father. A quick overview of where he stands: he loves almost everything that Beck/Rush/Hannity/fox news says. He wasn't this hard headed 10 years ago, but now it's become ridiculous.



I post this hoping for advice, is there any hope for him? Any…

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Added by David Skoog on February 9, 2011 at 7:41pm — No Comments

A Really nutty paranoid website for Jesus

I am sure many, if not all of you, have seen these before but it just fills me with regret to see a website were the person puts out so much time and effort to create and support a delusion.

 

So without further dely here is a wacko website for Jesus.

 

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/

Added by Thomas True on February 9, 2011 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

SOME THOUGHTS FROM THE GOD DELUSION

Observation and thoughts derived from the book The God Delusion: Chapter 10, Dawkins wrote the statement that 96 percent of the population of the United States thinks that they will survive their own death. If one was to say that should I jump off this 12 story building unaided, after I hit the bottom of the pavement, I will survive that fall. Any reasonable person would have no other recourse but to find the nearest phone and call 911 for emergency services. Because my statement would…

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Added by Thomas True on February 9, 2011 at 6:58pm — 2 Comments

God or religion

While there is no god running our lives, there is religion. I keep coming back to this thought. What churches tell us and what they do is something. There is a real big something, it's not nothing. So while god does not exist, religion is something that does exist by their belief. They make something out of nothing.?

Added by Norma Lee on February 9, 2011 at 3:18am — No Comments

Putting the gay back in marriage

"OH MY GOD!!! IF THEY DON'T BAN GAY MARRIAGE IN THE CONSTITUTION, I WILL HAVE TO MARRY A PERSON OF THE SAME SEX AGAINST MY WILL!!!!!"

Is what seems to be the general mentality these days regarding gay marriage.



POINT 1-The best offense is a Gay defense.

Why do you care if gays get married? It may violate your religion, but it doesn't violate your personal life. With that mentality, you should actually be far more offended that I, a heterosexual atheist can get married. It… Continue

Added by Pascual H Romero on February 9, 2011 at 2:37am — No Comments

A random response to a randomly silly person

Responding to the article "Is Astrology Rubbish?" on Discovery.com

http://news.discovery.com/space/is-astrology-rubbish.html



Asia Gorton

I believe you are addressing 'magazine astrology'. Anyone who knows anything about astrology understands that 'astrology columns' are complete rubbish. I can't believe I just spent the last few minutes of my life, wasting oxygen and reading this opinionated,… Continue

Added by Pascual H Romero on February 9, 2011 at 2:35am — No Comments

I Think Therefore I Am: Not The First Of Three Valid And True Axioms

The first bit of awareness is not that you are thinking. It is of something. Something in reality. You sense first, then you think. It takes a multitude of sensations before you can have thought, or the manipulation and integration of concepts. As such, the very first statement, if you will, or thought you can make or the base of all cognition, epistemology and therefore philosophy is not 'I think therefore I am', but 'there is something I am aware of'. This entails an existent with identity… Continue

Added by MCT on February 8, 2011 at 11:00pm — 68 Comments

The Afterlife is an illusion

I was listening to a debate between Dan Barker and Dinesh D’Souza.  They eventually got to the afterlife as D’Souza has recently written a book about it.  D’Souza explained his evidence for the afterlife as follows:  There are thousands of people who have experienced a Near Death Experience, or NDE.  Where are they?  They are walking around, driving cars, going to work, etc.  If the mind is producing hallucinations at the time of death, how did the brain reverse this death process?  How can…

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Added by Andrew Garber on February 8, 2011 at 9:52pm — 2 Comments

I made a film in college that I'm not exactly proud of...

... j/k, it isn't what you think.

 

I recently entered a film contest with some fellow heathen buddies, and we created this short film. Keep in mind, none of us had any significant film experience beyond armchair criticisms.

It is a dark little apocalyptic film. Hope you…

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Added by Gordon W Maples on February 8, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Using Lord of the Rings quotes to explain my stance on religion? How nerdy can I get?

When I was growing up, my mum, who had been raised Catholic, still talked quite a lot about all things religious. She wasn't devout anymore; her mother had died when my mum was 15. Her one goal after that was to go to Heaven so she could see her mother again. But then someone told her that in Heaven you don't recognize people that you used to know. My mum then figured that there was no point in going to Heaven if she couldn't see her mother again, and mostly gave up her faith. I always…

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Added by Ellemar on February 8, 2011 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Why so Serious....

So I am supposed to be doing a paper for my Human Sexuality class, and yet....



I'm goofing off on here and Facebook talking about Black History Month and the like. To be honest, I don't really pay attention to it when it comes around. I mean, I acknowledge it, but I don't literally set time aside to purposefully learn about everything Black History. Doesn't mean I don't know stuff, it just means that I literally think that when it comes to history, every person(no matter what color)… Continue

Added by Monica S. on February 7, 2011 at 7:25pm — 1 Comment

The Good Samaritan

There is no hatred so intense as odium theologicum - hatred for those nearby who are religiously similar to oneself but nonetheless different. Through the ages, Christians, for instance, have been far more hateful to Jews, to Muslims and to one another than they have ever been to Buddhists or Hindus. In Christ's time, the Jews despised the sectarian Samaritans who possessed the Torah but not the prophets and who worshiped not in the Jerusalem Temple but on Mount Gerizim to the north. The… Continue

Added by Gary Renegar on February 7, 2011 at 2:47pm — 2 Comments

"Twilight Zone" and Atheism, Part 2

Follow me, fellow heathens, back into a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. Join me, here, in the Twilight Zone.

 

In my second installment of "Twilight Zone and Atheism", I'm going to take a look at one of the most famous episodes of the series: "It's A Good Life".

 

This particular episode focuses on a town crippled by fear, as many TZ episodes do. What sets this particular one apart, however, is what the townsfolk are afraid of: a child with…

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Added by Gordon W Maples on February 7, 2011 at 12:21am — 6 Comments

Superbowl Sunday

From my blog:

Well, it’s Sunday, the day of American Exceptionalism where we show the world that we have the best America Rules football team in the world (even…

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Added by TheOperative on February 6, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Freedom & Democracy For The People Of Egypt,The Middle East, and North Africa!

I have nothing but respect for the people of Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen, Algeria, Syria, and Sudan. For the citizens of any country who have for decades suffered under oppressive regimes to come together and peacefully demand their right to rule themselves - without the prompting of any leader or political party - is truly unprecedented and reassuring. My thoughts are with these people, and I hope that the 21st century ushers in an era in which truly democratic societies…

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Added by Cody Gaisser on February 6, 2011 at 2:20pm — 1 Comment

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