Have you tried Stumbleupon.com? I put in Atheism and got this, just having some fun...Suz
When I was in uni some friends and I went to see a truly dreadful play called “The Son, The Lover, and The Holy Spin,” It starred two people, a young blonde woman with the emotional articulation of a sea sponge but far less absorbing, and a young man in a wheelchair. I’m not sure what ailment he suffered from, but it wasn’t that his legs just didn’t work or were amputated, they were small and misshapen. He spent the play both in the chair and hand-walking on the floor with…
Added by Stuart M Rees on February 26, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
This in response to an opinion piece on CNN by what appears to be an atheist from the U.K. that thinks atheists should learn from religion.
I think I know what this fellow is trying to say, but his misunderstanding of atheists and secular society is so muddled, one can’t really tell what he means.
He thinks he speaks for atheists? That was the most irritating thing in this opinion piece. He doesn’t seem to know very many atheists and if he is one, he is an uneducated,…Continue
I listened to Weekend Edition on NPR radio one day in January, 2012 and thought for a moment I was tuned to the wrong station. Rachel Martin’s interview with Alvin Plantinga was such a pile of softball pandering to Christian mythology I found myself smacking my forehead in disbelief.
Plantinga, a self-proclaimed Christian, begins by professing his discomfort with science being at odds with his religion – essentially admitting his goal is to find some way to defend his faith by…Continue
New blog post:
I have a 2 year old son. I'm interested in different ways of exposing him to as many religious mythologies as possible. I would love him to investigate, compare and independently ask questions about religious claims as a freethinker. First in a series.
Go here to read the rest. Thanks for coming over and reading if you do!
I've been promoting the ShockNet Radio show American Heathen here at the Nexus for some time now. Tonight's edition - which airs at 8 ET/5 PT TONIGHT - may well be one of the most important episodes in the show's history. First off, however, here's the show's NEW website: http://www.americanheathen.net/index.html
Why is tonight's show so important? I'll let co-host David 2 explain, in this post from the…Continue
I knew we had a lot of hard-won freedoms in the US, but I never knew about this one. Apparently, people are allowed to assault anyone who has offended them without being convicted. If they’re lucky, they might even be commended by a judge.
Yes, this did really happen. Cumberland County Magisterial District Judge Mark Martin of Pennsylvania dismissed a case against a Muslim immigrant, Talaag Elbayomy, who was accused of harassing a man dressed as “zombie Mohammed” during a…Continue
Added by Katie VA on February 24, 2012 at 9:50pm — No Comments
I've actually read the Jefferson Bible in one evening a few weeks ago. Jesus is still the end times prophet preached about today, and in it he still threatens damnation to all those who do not believe in him. I could not disagree more with Jefferson who seemed to think Jesus was a great moral teacher. On page 38 you will find the popular quote, "...they shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth". Jefferson may have cut out the miracles, but he left…Continue
New blog up here. Thanks for your support everyone! It has been fun. As always please leave any comments you have there to further discussion with everyone.
Added by Mark Hall on February 24, 2012 at 8:25pm — No Comments
I am planning my book tours. Dates and locations are not locked in, but if you are in these areas, keep an eye on my calendar at ipcpress.com or contact me if you might want me to do a talk in an area that is not on my calendar. If you are in these areas, contact your local leaders to see they are sponsoring or might help promote. These dates and places are subject to change and addition. Here are the proposed locations:
April 24 Detroit or Toledo
April 25 Columbus
Added by Darrel Ray on February 24, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
i'm going to have to say NO FUCKING WAY! listen, these same kids can get all the access to this information either online or at church. a public sanctioned class that would be nothing other than teaching the flaws in evolution is both unconstitutional and dangersous. …Continue
Hi all--my new blog is up. I really enjoyed reading a bunch of your blogs yesterday. Some really good stuff on here. Thanks for your support. I look forward to any comments that you have, if possible please leave them on my site as I am really trying to encourage discussion there. Here is also good, if you want to keep them more personal. Anyway you can read my new post here.
Added by Reason Being on February 23, 2012 at 10:47am — No Comments
This will be a live Webcast from Oxford on Thursday at 4:00 pm (London Time). I am thinking about 8:00am est. 12:00pm Alaska Standard Time (Where I live)
The Archbishop of Canterbury
Sir Anthony Kenny
Professor Richard Dawkins
Should be interesting. Go to the "Origins of Nature" website to find out more info. (You may also need a world time zone map.) Also look for…Continue
First the rumor and the fact that I did not find any supporting evidence for it: Pharmaceutical companies are actively suppressing cures in favor of treatment therapies for economic reasons.
What I found was an August 2011 report on the results of a clinical trail where they used T-cells from the patients' own blood to modify the…Continue
Book: What are we up to, sweetheart? River Tam: Fixing your Bible. Book: I, um... [alarmed] Book: What? River Tam: Bible's broken. Contradictions, false logistics - doesn't make sense. [she's marked up…Continue
Riots in Kabul over the burning of some books
Iran pushing it's luck with it's nuke program.
Warhawks in the US already sharpening swords.
Israel always praying for a reason to fight. (PS They have nukes)
The rest of the Middle East praying that Israel makes a move.
Putin (despite the wreck he made of the Russian economy...Except for the petro industry) solidly in charge of an always Ready -For- Action Military.
China gonna have to choose a…Continue
I think that donating to a cause like looking for the cure to cancer, aids, diabetes, and many others is a very noble and caring gesture. But today, a thought popped into my head that stems from a cynical coversation about the government I just had.
That thought was: Who is doing the research and where are they doing the research?
We all know that pharmaceutical companies are in it for profit. Are they controlling the majority of the research? If so, does anyone know which…Continue
Listen to the previous week's episode of AA at 6pm PST.
Join us again for another LIVE Ardent Atheist at 7pm PST!
The following folks will be in the studio:
NIck Arnette - http://www.nickarnette.com/
Cat Purcel -…
Added by Heather Henderson on February 22, 2012 at 2:27pm — No Comments