As I'm sure was the case with many of you, I was up in arms when I found out about this:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/12/texas-education-board-app_n_497440.html
Seriously? How do you remove Thomas Jefferson from history? How can anyone justify misrepresenting history in order to push their own agenda?
Thankfully, a friend sent me this NPR interview which helped put… Continue
Added by BacteriaWrangler on March 26, 2010 at 2:27pm —
Added by Howard S. Dunn on March 26, 2010 at 12:12pm —
I love it when movies about exorcism and demons come out because those films really show just how fictional these things really are. We live in the 21st century and yet the Catholic Church is still running around chasing demons and satanic monsters.
Today I posted a story on my Examiner
page about how some Bishop in Australia believes that Harry Potter… Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on March 26, 2010 at 9:36am —
I like to think of myself as a rational person, but I have had my moments. When I was 8 or 9 years old, I fervently believed that there was a bear living under my back porch who would eat me if I went into the backyard at night. I have no idea where this belief came from. There was no evidence to support it, and I never told anyone else about it because I knew they would think I was just being silly. I even felt silly believing it, but the fear was still there. Regardless of what I could… Continue
Added by BacteriaWrangler on March 26, 2010 at 2:07am —
I hope you can hear the buzzing. If you stood where I was filming, it had a stereo… Continue
Added by HotMess on March 25, 2010 at 11:36pm —
style brush painting I created illustrating Stork Theory. Other than the stork's folkloric role as a bringer of babies and harbinger of luck and prosperity, Stork Theory is often used as an example to demonstrate how ridiculous it is to "Teach the Controversy
Added by TJMorgan on March 25, 2010 at 10:28pm —
It seems the older I get the lighter the sleeper I become. There was a time that you could shine a bright light in my eyes and blast music in my ears and I would not awake.
After the birth of each of my children I would instantly wake to the sounds of them crying or even moving around in their beds but I could sleep through anything else. Eventually I'm pretty sure I slept through some tears.
My last duty station in the Army our housing was near a tank range and… Continue
Added by Jennifer Lovejoy on March 25, 2010 at 10:28pm —
This entry was a response to recent email I received from a theist who argued that individuals following “atheistic philosophies were responsible for more deaths than any other group in human history”. Obviously he was referring to the millions who have… Continue
Added by Marshall on March 25, 2010 at 10:17pm —
It is said that, "The truth is always simple, but never easy." In this respect, I understand how theists, especially Christians, have trouble letting go of a belief system that has (in most cases) permanently scarred the individual, in question and it can be difficult to let go of your only perceived form of comfort, fellowship and acceptance. However, the question you must ask yourself is, "Are my firmly… Continue
Added by David Curry on March 25, 2010 at 9:15pm —
Welcome back Kiddies.
We are in week three.
Here we go!!!!
“Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the animals that the LORD God had made. The serpent asked the woman, "Did God really tell you not to eat from any of the trees Continue
in the garden?" The woman answered the serpent: "We may eat of the
Added by Andrew Lafont on March 25, 2010 at 8:55pm —
This painting of out and proud atheist, Australian singer/writer/comedian, Tim Minchin, won Australia's most prestigious art prize for portraiture this week - the Archibald Prize.
Yay Tim and artist, Sam Leach.…
Added by Chrys Stevenson on March 25, 2010 at 8:30pm —
Don't expect me to believe you don't believe in God like the rest of us. You just have some need to be different.
I've known you all your life. You were never as athletic or as smart or as popular as the other kids, so instead of finding something to do where you'd be as good as them, you had to go looking for some way to be better than them, something that they never heard of and didn't care about. This "atheism" thing is just your way of resolving your inferiority… Continue
Added by Matt on March 25, 2010 at 7:50pm —
CNN - House Democrats report increased threats since health care vote
Washington (CNN) -- Democratic congressional leaders Wednesday demanded Republicans join them in condemning a spate of threats and vandalism that has followed Sunday's vote on a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. health care system.
More than 10 Democrats have reported trouble since the weekend vote, House Majority Leader Steny… Continue
Added by George on March 25, 2010 at 7:37pm —
Being pressed for time, I cannot write too much on my first entry. However, I will say that I'm tired of feeling oppressed concerning my thoughts and beliefs (or lack thereof) in any deity. Like my friend TheIrishFrog, I was raised in a very religious family, regularly attending church. As time passed on and I began to explore other possibilities for myself, I realized that there are many possible gods to believe in - I set forth on my own adventure to learn about these other possible gods,… Continue
Added by Bailesie on March 25, 2010 at 12:43pm —
I'm writing a paper on how conservatism in religion brings penalties in legislation and has a negative impact on society.
I'd LOVE some support from all of you. I know that somebody's going to make a great point that I might have missed.
Rough sketch of supporting ideas:
1. God is not moral by modern standards (Bible primary reference)
2. The penalties that conservative religious values have on society (oppressive psychological bonds that limit reasoning skills,… Continue
Added by Johnny on March 25, 2010 at 9:50am —
I know I am known for being a vocal atheist, but the other night I realized the proof for God that I just can’t deny. Now I know that God really does exist. So today I will show you this proof and see if anyone can disprove it.
Posting any more will give away the surprise.Read the rest
Added by Staks Rosch on March 25, 2010 at 9:22am —
For too long, the Atheist community has been almost
non-existent within southeastern Ohio, with the exception of student
organizations, such as the O.U. Skeptic's Society. Too many of us are
sitting in our homes, fearful of the renunciation and rejection we may
face, should we ever show our true beliefs to the people around us,
within our own communities. The persecution of non-believers is a
process that is done so subtly and passively, that rarely does… Continue
Added by David Curry on March 25, 2010 at 7:24am —
Thanks to Nexus members Karen and Luke for this great video on our local group's experience at the Global Atheist Convention.
Highlights - PZ Myers getting up close and personal with two of our gorgeous Sunshine Coast heathenettes, and Warren Bonett from Embiggen Books
getting something of a man-crush on AC Grayling (after Grayling offered to do a book signing at Warren's…
Added by Chrys Stevenson on March 25, 2010 at 2:30am —
To the People in My Life:
I believe I have reached a point in my life, where I am not only
able, but eager to see where my "true friends" stand on the subject of
my life. For some time, this has been building inside of me and I have
been too… Continue
Added by David Curry on March 25, 2010 at 2:30am —
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