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March 2010 Blog Posts (260)

In Support of Smut for Smut

A University of Texas San Antonio student group called The Atheist Agenda has created a program on their campus called “Smut for Smut.” The atheist group is giving away pornography in exchange for Bibles. This apparently has caused quite a stir both among Christians and surprisingly among other atheists.

I get why Christians are up in arms. For one thing, most Christians haven’t read their Bibles and don’t realize that there are a few passages in Psalms which are very smutty. Those… Continue

Added by Staks Rosch on March 3, 2010 at 10:01am — No Comments

Welcome new life!

The LONG awaited arrival of the newest addition to our family finally has happened.
At almost 3 am, an 8 lb. 4 oz. beautiful, healthy baby girl was born on 3-2-10. That is all.

Oh, and her name is Rayna. (thanks "Nerd" for pointing out my lack of savvy with these things, and letting me know the wonderful things they can do nowadays. ;-) )

Added by Jas Brimstone on March 3, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

On Faith: Is proselytizing overseas religious freedom or coercion?

With the recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, Christian missionaries have been mobilizing to those nations. With devastation, pain, and grief comes an opportunity to proselytize and spread the “Good News” about Jesus. This week, the Washington Post’s “On Faith” section asks: Proselytizing overseas: Religious freedom or coercion?

“What is the real problem with proselytism overseas by U.S. religious groups? Isn't sharing one's faith part of religious freedom? When does it cross the… Continue

Added by Staks Rosch on March 2, 2010 at 10:54pm — No Comments

California Love Story

A man was lying in bed with his new girlfriend.

After having great sex ... She spent the next

hour just rubbing his testicles ...…


Added by richard lee on March 2, 2010 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

My 20 - Politically Speaking

  1. If it ain't broke, don't fix it - but if the wheels are falling off - fix it
  2. If you can do a better job, do a better job
  3. Don't drop bridges,…

Added by Howard S. Dunn on March 2, 2010 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Are we atheists scientific dogmatists?

Robert Winston, renowned British scientist, BBC doco presenter, and occasional Christian apologist, was defending the efficacy of science on BBC interview show, Hardtalk. In a throw-away line he suggested that atheists take the unreasonable position of automatically accepting the factuality of scientific claims without question (attacking Richard Dawkins et al. ?). By implication non-atheists are able to take a more nuanced view of science's strengths and…


Added by Alex McCullie on March 2, 2010 at 3:14pm — 6 Comments

Need a Job? Become a Psychic Medium

How can these people make so much money. Glen Klausner makes 250-300 dollars for a reading.

Now listen to him blunder about and try to draw this poor phone caller out.He hedges and generalizes and then tries to manipulate the first caller.

What can't we relate after we think about vague spiritual readings. look at him make excuses for his…


Added by Gary Epstein on March 2, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Review: The Education of Shelby Knox

Over the weekend I watched a documentary titled: The Education of Shelby Knox. The documentary is about a teenaged girl’s attempt to bring comprehensive sex education to the fundamentalist controlled city of Lubbock, Texas.

Read the rest of the Review

Added by Staks Rosch on March 2, 2010 at 7:43am — No Comments

Utah, how could you be so dumb? Outlawing miscarriage

I read in an article: that Utah is trying to "outlaw" miscarriages. Never mind 1 out of 4 pregnant women suffer miscarriages, they will investigate all of them.
The dumbest thing about this law is it's vague wording. Being "knowingly…

Added by Hekate Moon on March 1, 2010 at 11:08pm — 2 Comments

New study claims atheists are more intelligent than religious

The atheist community is abuzz about the new study by the London School of Economics and Political Science. After correlating the data from the study, evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa claims that atheists have a higher IQ than people who claim to be “very religious.”

The study claims to have used a “large sample” of adolescents from grades 7 through 12 during the 1994-1995 school year and then interviewed them again in 2001 and 2002. According to the study, those who claimed… Continue

Added by Staks Rosch on March 1, 2010 at 10:00pm — 10 Comments

OK, that's new (spam filtering)

I just spam filtered myself. I sent an e-mail to myself-- from one of my e-mail addresses to another-- and it got filtered.

Added by John C on March 1, 2010 at 9:56pm — No Comments

Atheist @ the Olympics!!!

Thought my fellow AN people would enjoy this. This guy was on Granville street in downtown Vancouver last night for the Olympics closing day celebrations! Awesome! Oh and don't mind that douche in the background hahaha he's actually pretty cool.…


Added by Sarah Elle on March 1, 2010 at 7:02pm — 3 Comments

Baby on the way!

After a trip to the OB this morning to potentially set up a hospital induction, the wife was far enough along for the midwife to come out and break waters. Waters were successfully broken at 2:30 pm.

Now it's just the last leg of the "hurry up and wait" game as we anxiously await good contractions and heavy labor. This part can take a few hours before there's any real progress of note, but we can be certain of one thing. This baby will make her debut in the world either tonight or… Continue

Added by Jas Brimstone on March 1, 2010 at 7:01pm — 2 Comments

Make your own creation myth

This is somethimg I thought would be interesting: Write a creation myth. It doesn't have to be the creation of this world it can be the creation of a fantasy world, alien world, etc. You can have one god, many gods or no gods.

Heres one for a story idea I had that would probably be allot better off as a game scrip.

In the beginning there was only void and from the void came Phoenix and Lóng. Phoenix and Lóng battled, from their battle came Air,…


Added by Lone Wolf on March 1, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Search For Alien Life Gets Serious - FINALLY!

First off, it would be rather iggnorant to think that in all the vast reaches the entire Universe that we Earth dwellers are alone and/or the highest form of life. My personal belifs are that there should be at least some other planet that is still sustaining life on it. If it happend here on Earth, why can't it happen elsewhere?

ON THE TOPIC OF HOSTILITY WITH/FROM OTHER WORLDLY LIFEFORMS: the number 1 rule to remember is show that you…


Added by Alex Tyler on March 1, 2010 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

New Article

A new article just came out on Recovering from Religion. Take a look at this link:

Brenda Green did a great job of summing up the reason this group is needed.…


Added by Darrel Ray on March 1, 2010 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Power: What You Have, and What You Don't

(Originally posted on Left Agenda)

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.…

Added by Caleb Owens on March 1, 2010 at 2:25pm — 2 Comments

The Mysterious Atheist White House Briefing

Despite President Obama’s rhetoric about transparency in government, the White House has made the delegates from the Secular Coalition of America (SCA) take an oath of secrecy.

I have talked about this more in my Examiner article which I hope everyone will check out. But I want to say a bit more about this issue. Since we don’t know… Continue

Added by Staks Rosch on March 1, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

2010 Pledge

I'm angry and frustrated. I went to an Atheist/Humanist/Secularist convention at Oxford last weekend. Nice people but they were very apologetic over their position. One of the student groups had done a poster for an event which had a drawing of a…

Added by Richard Francis on March 1, 2010 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

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