March 2009 Blog Posts (277)

AtheistDoug Slim victory for science here in Texas, but still a victory! Thanks son!

AtheistDoug Slim victory for science here in Texas, but still a victory! Thanks son!
http://galink.us/13083/

Added by Kat on March 26, 2009 at 3:33pm — No Comments

THE RATIONAL STORY OF THE GARDEN OF EDEN

The story begins with Adam and Eve wandering happily around the garden without a stitch of clothing, just like small children. In spite of their nakedness they unashamedly chat with the Big Daddy Yahweh whenever he chooses to visit. They are blissfully unaware of the difference between good and evil so they do not realize that nakedness is immoral. Like children, they don’t have any responsibilities. There is no need to work because the garden is full of food that can simply be plucked off… Continue

Added by Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM on March 26, 2009 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

1st post is 1st

I heard about Atheist Nexus from a few people, but I haven't had the time to really play around with it yet. I'm planning on getting everything set up soonish, I'm just probably one of the laziest people ever to walk to Earth.



Recently my cousin got married. I'm really happy that she's happy and her new husband is really a good man for her. I was just very disappointed by the ceremony itself. Basically, the preacher spoke a lot about about men and women can only be happy with the… Continue

Added by Mel on March 25, 2009 at 11:29pm — 3 Comments

Family: A Rant

The night we returned from Texas I opened an email from my mother. She and my father divorced just about 20 years ago. She's in the middle of a move that signifies a change in her life, so she was going through old photographs, reflecting on the family she had, what was lost and some of her regrets. This turned into a long heartfelt letter to my father. I didn't read it but she gave me enough info to get the jist of it. Basically she on some level regrets the divorce and the path she has been… Continue

Added by Creature on March 25, 2009 at 11:27pm — 1 Comment

I like this quote!

I came across this quote.

Animals do not have gods, they are smarter than that. - Ronnie Snow

I just love this quote!

Added by Cheryl on March 25, 2009 at 8:27pm — 1 Comment

Two Types of Believers, Rought Draft

Belief



Is belief a matter of choice? This is a central question to me lately. Faith, is a matter of choice, dogma is a matter of choice, but when considering belief, the idea is a bit murkier.



According to the New Oxford American Dictionary the definition of belief is:



belief |biˈlēf|

noun

1 an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists

• something one accepts as true or real; a firmly held opinion or…
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Added by Jeremy on March 25, 2009 at 7:21pm — No Comments

Battlefield of the Mind

My grandma gave me this Christian book today. (I spare her the knowledge that I'm an atheist. She wouldn't be able to handle it.) She likes Joyce Meyer. Some of you who have been Christians may recognize her name.

My first thought was that the title by itself says a lot about the mentality. I know that I battled fruitlessly 24 hours a day when I was a Christian and now I have peace with myself and my thoughts. I of course sometimes feel confused and now and then attempt to adjust my… Continue

Added by Krista on March 25, 2009 at 7:19pm — 2 Comments

A job at Gamestop

I'm thinking about applying for a job at Gamestop. I've never had an official job before, and not a lot to put on my resume. Any advice for a newb?

I would perfer to work at Gamestop because I don't really need a high paying job, and I practically live for video games. I'm of age to apply, but I'd stil like some advice.

Added by Tyler Durden on March 25, 2009 at 5:48pm — 5 Comments

How you can be informed of desired events in atheist nexus

I saw some of AN members complain about that there there is no way to be informed about new discussions or blogs ,comments and ... so I decide to write this post to guide them. Here I am going to introduce RSS and a feed reader so if you already know these subject this post will not be useful for you ( I know RSS is not new technology and many people already use it but still many other don't know any thing about it)

I ll try to write in the simplest way without any technical info or… Continue

Added by ObscureAtheist on March 25, 2009 at 3:22pm — 4 Comments

Finding Life's Meaning

Theists frequently make the statement that, without religion and God, there would be no purpose or meaning in life. It's somewhat offensive, but definitely misguided. I decided to philosophize about it a bit in my latest blog post at RationalityNow, if you're interested.

Cheers!

http://www.rationalitynow.com/blog/2009/03/25/finding-lifes-meaning/

Added by Dan Gilbert on March 25, 2009 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Ethical Society and confronting the religious

I will be speaking this Sunday, April 29 to the St. Louis Ethical Society, 9001 Clayton Rd. St. Louis . Hope to see some of the Atheist Nexus members there.



I was discussing the issue of Atheist behavior toward theists with a colleague recently and thought I would put up my answer to one of his questions:



In my talks, I often try and discuss the four principles of communication with a theist (p. 182 of The God Virus). Unfortunately, I find that there is a good deal of… Continue

Added by Darrel Ray on March 25, 2009 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Fail?

fail owned pwned pictures
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What do they mean, Fail? I consider this an epic Win!

Added by BlueJeanGirl on March 25, 2009 at 12:01pm — 4 Comments

I would like to introduce you to my son, his profile & Atheist website.

I would like to introduce you to my son & his profile,

I think you might find a lot of interesting information not only on his profile, but his personal website as well...Enjoy...Much Love & Peace!




atheistnexus.org

Here is his About Me: I maintain the website Global Atheist, scripted and programed by yours truly. The idea was to take all the RSS feeds I was subscribed to and…
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Added by Kat on March 25, 2009 at 11:59am — No Comments

"PLEASE READ & SPREAD THE WORD" Poisoned cupcakes found in park near Durham, Ontario & Arizona US!

Poisoned cupcakes found in park near Durham, Ontario, making dogs sick.
Read & re-woof http://dogblog.dogster.com/2009/03/25/poison-in-the-park/

Added by Kat on March 25, 2009 at 11:09am — No Comments

Go to this site & check out the cool videos...Gotta love science!!!

One of my fav's is the butterflies, but I love these videos &
just wanted to share them with everyone...Much Love & Peace, Kat D


http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/03/tenlapse.html?npu=1&mbid=yhp

Added by Kat on March 24, 2009 at 11:59pm — 1 Comment

Hagee's Ministries Campus does not have Divine Wrath Option(tm) installed.

I ran through Hagee's Ministry's parking lot and campus this past Saturday (in San Antonio, TX) and was not struck by lightning or otherwise harmed. My knee twinged a little after I got off the site, but that has more to do with having a bad knee and not an attempt at divine retribution. I was concerned about being accosted by one of the church members, but realized I was the one in the running shoes and could easily escape.



i didn't realize it was that campus until I was in the… Continue

Added by Gary Oscar Laun on March 24, 2009 at 11:39pm — No Comments

Dog Tail-Chasing Linked to High Cholesterol

Dog Tail-Chasing Linked to High Cholesterol

Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News



March 24, 2009 -- A team of veterinarians has found a surprising link between compulsive tail-chasing in dogs and high cholesterol, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal of Small Animal Practice.



The finding adds to a growing body of evidence -- mostly from studies on humans -- that high cholesterol may be a marker for behavioral problems such as panic attacks and…
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Added by Kat on March 24, 2009 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Sick of My Screenname

Has anyone ever changed their screenname?

I've decided that I'm too old to be a punker anymore.

I was listening to an old CD and instead of rocking me to the core, it just gave me the jitters.

Forget about those tight jeans. I'll never give up faded denim, but when your flab sags out of those cute little bare patches and over the top of your fly, it's over, people. And there is no antithesis to gracefully growing grey like a shiny leather jacket festooned with chrome.

And… Continue

Added by HotMess on March 24, 2009 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Bringing the Funny! Humour as a path to Atheism.

I am not a Blogger at heart, I don't feel I have anything to say (that hasn't been said before or better by others), or any great wisdom to lay down. However this time, I think that this idea is interesting enough to be shared.



I see a lot of "why I am an Atheist" posts and blogs (mostly because I am looking for those things right now). I am still fairly new in embracing my Atheism, though I have been an agnostic/atheist for probably longer then I myself have… Continue

Added by JayBarti on March 24, 2009 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

What If You're Wrong?

I've seen Richard Dawkins answer this with astonishing precision. But the answer didn't sound like me. I was sitting down pondering and I finally got my version:



If I'm wrong, I really wouldn't care about my afterlife. If you are a good person to your fellow man, its irrelevant. If the Christian God would sent me to hell for all eternity, for not believing, he would be wrong, because alot of moral people of other faiths would be in the same category as evilest, is that really moral?… Continue

Added by Jennifer W on March 24, 2009 at 5:53pm — 3 Comments

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