So, I'm currently taking a course exclusively on "The Twilight Zone" and how it pertains to American culture. For those of you who don't know, TZ ran from 1959-1964, an era that was a stones throw from the height of McCarthyism. Anything considered liberal was vis a vis under the umbrella of communism. This was not a good time to be a free-thinker of any sort. Yes, this covers the Kennedy era, but this was a time in which being a catholic president was considered a progressive step… Continue
Added by Gordon W Maples on February 4, 2011 at 6:00pm —
Hey gang, looking for a talk-radio show from your perspective? Looking for a show that goes where others fear to tread? If you are, tune in to ShockNet Radio at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT TONIGHT for another edition of American Heathen - three hours of talk, news, analysis and commentary from an Atheist-Libertarian POV! It's the talk show OTHERS only wish they could be!:… Continue
Added by Brent Feeney on February 4, 2011 at 3:00pm —
Mustafa Qadri argues that the blasphemy laws of Pakistan are just as much a threat as the Taliban.
After reading his article
i can't but agree.
Something that caught my eye in the text however was the following passage:
Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on February 4, 2011 at 3:58am —
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Added by pantagruel1 on February 3, 2011 at 9:30pm —
"No me llames 'beaner" p!%$* gringo puñetero!" - Molotov
Una de las noticias del momento es la serie de comentarios racistas y ofensivos (y algo estúpidos) hacia los mexicanos (estrictamente, hacia un modelo de auto producido en México) de un grupo de presentadores británicos del programa de televisión de la BBC "TOP GEAR". Estos comentarios han generado una indignación a nivel nacional y muchos compatriotas se han -metaforicamente- vestido en la bandera nacional y arrojado desde la… Continue
Added by G.P.Plascencia on February 3, 2011 at 6:44pm —
Start off by linking to my other, older, far more oft used social networking sites.
I'm also on le reddit, for you /r/atheism peoples.
Friend me, follow me, tweet me, troll me, whatevs. I… Continue
Added by Gordon W Maples on February 3, 2011 at 1:29pm —
I was sitting at my desk earlier bored so I decided to entertain myself by going on DOS and ftp-ing myself to NCBI's genome database. I used the command line to get chromosomes 2a and 2b from the chimp (Pan troglodyte) and chromosome 2 from the human genome. I then ran the two against each other on BLAST to compare them for sequence similarties. Then I got a cookie, and diet coke.
Added by Yusuf Said on February 3, 2011 at 9:21am —
There are those who believe scripture is the true source of morals or rules for living and claim to base their morality literally on the Bible. This is consistent with the religious accusation that a materialistic view of the mind is inherently amoral and that religious conceptions are to be favored because they are inherently more humane. As an example of 'Biblical morality', consider two stories taken literally from the Bible. Continue
The first is an excerpt from Carl Sagan's book The Demon…
Added by Gary Renegar on February 2, 2011 at 2:42pm —
Unfortunately, not alive. I'm completely outraged over this murder and the mother involved...and with Nancy Grace for telling this 'mother' "all of America is behind you". Well, no I'm not. I feel terrible for the little boy and the agonizing death he must have… Continue
Added by mrs kelligurl on February 2, 2011 at 1:29pm —
This week, Francois takes over and rightly so, for this episode belongs to http://stardestroyer.net/
. The gentleman blogger describes to us how Star Wars in superior to Star Trek in every way. Now, before you send ME hate mail, let me tell you that this podcast is full of the hatemail Mr. Blogger gets. It brings out the child, the dreamer and the racist in these… Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on February 2, 2011 at 1:27pm —
Did anyone else see Doctor Oz and his treatment of faith healing? Yuck, in what was purportedly an objective presentation Oz left the audience with an appreciation for the efficacy of faith healing. If the American populace is not ignorant enough, the Doctor added a dollop of dumb.
Probably some religious parents with ill children will ask JC's intermediary for a favor.
Added by Glen Rosenberg on February 2, 2011 at 12:51pm —
I was asked by my father to join the Freemasons. I get that my being involved with that organization would be a source of pride for him. After a bit of research about the group, I found that they have three qualifying rules that must be met before being allowed membership. First, you must be a man. Okay, got that one without issue. Second, you must be at least 21 years of age. Again, no problem. Finally, you must have a belief in God. Well now! That's gonna be a problem. At first I… Continue
Added by Andy on February 2, 2011 at 12:09pm —
EELS! E.E.L.S. stands for "Examine everything logically, skeptically." It's an answer to the W.W.J.D. and F.R.O.G. products that Christians are wearing, but tailored to our lack of belief and skeptical natures. Plus, I just think eels are cool!
Added by The Big Blue Frog on February 2, 2011 at 11:32am —
How would you deal with me?
I am an ardent existentialist who does not believe in freedom or choice. I believe I am a cog in the wheel, as it were, and I neither take responsibility nor accept blame for anything that happens. I do not plan ahead (consciously) or worry, and I do not look behind and regret. In my philosophy, it is impossible to make mistakes because everything is only what it must be, and could not be otherwise, despite the human suspicion that many… Continue
Added by John Camilli on February 1, 2011 at 4:08pm —
So I had so many thoughts rush through my head. And thankfully, my ever grounded boyfriend was there to help me sort through the mess.
It all began with a rant on politics. I don't want to push religion(not religious) or demand everyone wear red and black. I just want rational and functional goverment.
Boyfriend's idea: When you are old enough, run for Senate.
I looked at him like he was nuts. But I won't say I'm NOT thinking of it...But I do believe they would… Continue
Added by Monica S. on February 1, 2011 at 3:25pm —
My neighbor's kids are assholes. Always screaming, whining, and throwing temper tantrums in the cul-de-sac for the world to witness. Little bastards. Ironically, their Christoholic parents LOVE to gloat about how Christianity is the foundation of a good functional family. MY ASS. By the way, aren't those parents supposed to drag those little fuckers out in public and stone them to death for being unruly? Deut 21:18-21 does not say "Take away the Nintendo Wii for one week." Come on you… Continue
Added by Odin Zeus McGaffer on February 1, 2011 at 9:28am —
Bypassing a bibliography containing numerous books, articles and journals regarding Intelligent Design and Creationism, which do not reach the level of junk science and would need numerous upgrades to reach that plateau, it is important to understand how such thing harms the country. A recent survey of the top developed countries in the world ranked the United States as number 34 out of 35 in the acceptance of evolution, an embarrassment as well as a finding with enormous economic… Continue
Added by Donald R Barbera on February 1, 2011 at 6:10am —
Socialism, or collectivism, is a consequence of a more fundamental philosophical mistake. This mistake is the opinion that you do not have a moral right to your own life, that you owe part of your life to others. This idea is called altruism, which is mistakenly thought to be a moral position. Well, the principle of altruism, if you wish to actually think about it, is one of self-sacrifice, that it is moral to sacrifice your life to others. This should be clearly distinguished from benevolence,… Continue
Added by MCT on February 1, 2011 at 2:30am —