March 2010 Blog Posts (260)

Exorcized The Demons

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 — No Comments

Belief can be Troublesome

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 — No Comments

Bees in the Tree

I hope you can hear the buzzing. If you stood where I was filming, it had a stereo…

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Added by HotMess on March 25, 2010 at 11:36pm — No Comments

Stork Theory



A Sumi-e 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."… Continue

Added by TJMorgan on March 25, 2010 at 10:28pm — 1 Comment

I need more sleep!

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…

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Added by Jennifer Lovejoy on March 25, 2010 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Oh the horrors of atheism!

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…

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Added by Marshall on March 25, 2010 at 10:17pm — No Comments

The Better Question(s) to Ask...



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 — 2 Comments

Defeating the Bible , One chapter at a Time! (Genesis Chapter 3)

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

in the garden?" The woman answered the serpent: "We may eat of the

fruit…

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Added by Andrew Lafont on March 25, 2010 at 8:55pm — No Comments

Painting of Atheist Tim Minchin wins Major Australian Art Prize

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.


Read more on Podblack's blog.


Yay Tim and artist, Sam Leach.…


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Added by Chrys Stevenson on March 25, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

"Oh, you're just trying to be different."

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…

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Added by Matt on March 25, 2010 at 7:50pm — 4 Comments

House Democrats report increased threats since health care vote

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 — No Comments

New Beginning

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 — No Comments

Need a bit of help

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 — 1 Comment

Proving That God Exists

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





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Added by Staks Rosch on March 25, 2010 at 9:22am — No Comments

Atheist aren't alone in Athens, OH - (Letter to the Athens News)

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 — No Comments

Sunshine Coast Atheists Run Amok at Melbourne Atheist Convention!

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…
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Added by Chrys Stevenson on March 25, 2010 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

The BIG "F" You!

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 — 11 Comments

Poll asks if President Obama maybe the anti-Christ

While it is no revelation that America is politically polarized, the role that religion plays in this polarization is something of note. Recently, Harris Interactive decided to measure people’s beliefs about our current President. One of the things they found was that fourteen percent of all Americans believe that President Barack Obama maybe the Anti-Christ as described in the Biblical book of Revelations.…



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Added by Staks Rosch on March 24, 2010 at 3:37pm — 3 Comments

lookin' snazzy

I just got my American Atheists 2010 convention haircut...sweet.

The convention is next week in Newark, New Jersey, USA. You can find more information and register at atheists.org .

If you are already planning to go then I'll see you there.


Added by Greg Lammers on March 24, 2010 at 3:37pm — 2 Comments

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