April 2009 Blog Posts (286)

If the Bible Was True: A Case *for* Fundamentalism

I was raised pretty damn fundamentalist. In fact, we looked at churches like Saddleback and thought "Pff! They aren't TRUE believers." Frankly, we didn't have much respect for people who didn't take their faith seriously enough to entertain the notion of drinking a little poison now and again or handling venomous snakes. I mean, come ON - the Bible says if you really have faith you can do it and not be harmed!



Actually Christians and atheists all seem to agree on one thing: My… Continue

Added by Angie Jackson on April 26, 2009 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Truth: still scarier than fiction

I suppose I've never really written about this before, because it seems like too obvious a point to need addressing. But people do keep making these same tired old arguments, displaying a very tedious lack of imagination or intellectual curiosity.

Read the full article here, on my blog.

Added by Cubik's Rube on April 26, 2009 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Bibles in Juryroom- important decision by United States Supreme Court

A Texas death row inmate, Khristian Oliver claimed his constitutional rights were violated by jurors bringing bibles and discussing the bible during deliberations of his punishment. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that it was not error, that the decision of death penalty was not harmful error by the jurors having bibles and discussing that whomever kills by an iron rod shall die. The United States Supreme Court refused to hear the case, on April 20, 2009.

My friend Winston Cochran… Continue

Added by Jeffrey Gelb on April 26, 2009 at 2:31pm — 4 Comments

A conversation between a Chrisitan and an Atheist

Just a warning, this is kind of a long one... I copied a facebook conversation I've been having because it's been pretty interesting. This all started when an old friend of mine started posting updates on my news feed about how people are so ignorant to think that Plato is a better source for morality than the "ancient wisdom" of the Bible. I replied and asked her to fill me in and we moved our conversation to a more private form of communication because others started to jump in and we… Continue

Added by Roxanne on April 26, 2009 at 2:08pm — 3 Comments

"Pointless Numbers"

I've got a secret

And you're dying to know

I'm not as pretty as you think

Would you love me if you knew me,

All my ugly, dirty parts?

Thirty by twenty-three

Figures you won't understand

And poetry you won't know how to read

Two hundred to eight hundred

One hundred twenty-nine

All the pointless numbers

All my desperate lies

Trying to love myself

Trying to destroy myself

I've got a secret

And you're just dying to… Continue

Added by Angie Jackson on April 25, 2009 at 7:04pm — 2 Comments

Same sex marriage

Why is it so hard for people to understand that civil marriages exists? Why do they think that because they believe a certain thing. That that is how it should be? We are not a theocracy!

Added by Susan Stanko on April 25, 2009 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

OCD & Religious Belief

I have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. The short description of this condition is having obsessive thoughts that get looped in my brain and won't go away, unless I perform a compulsive act, called a ritual. One well-known form of OCD is germophobia. The affected person has obsessive thoughts about germs, about being sick, about contaminating others, etc. and has to wash hands in a ritualistic way. For me this means using lotion soap, followed by foaming soap (gets under the nails better) and if… Continue

Added by Angie Jackson on April 25, 2009 at 9:41am — 2 Comments

Protest against the 'gay cure' conference, 25/04/2009, 13.00 - 15.00, London

Very, very short notice (I only found out about it this morning via this link a mate posted on Facebook.)



From the organiser's press release:



"The protest is taking place outside the Emmanuel Centre, 9-23 Marsham Street, London SW1P 3DW on 25 April 2009 between 13:00 - 15:00



Rates of Mental Health problems in the LGBT community (particularly in young gay males) are much higher than in the wider…
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Added by Dave P on April 25, 2009 at 3:30am — 4 Comments

Christian pre-school moms.

I hate where I live, hate it, hate it, hate it!!!



I've tried talking my husband into moving, I want to go far away and then we'll have to leave family and friends behind..blah..blah..blah.





There's not even a decent preschool I can send our kids to where they aren't judged. I don't want to go to jail for smacking another mom, but I don't know how much more I can take and I still have 14 years of this!



OK, let me start from the beginning now that I cooled… Continue

Added by vivian on April 25, 2009 at 12:49am — 5 Comments

Ray Comfort and I get the Norel Pref treatment



Norel Pref is best known for his audiocollage mashups, which can be heard on Hour of Slack and Puzzling Evidence Subgenius shows. Here (the first mp3 on the list) you can hear Ray and me done the Norel Pref… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on April 24, 2009 at 10:45pm — No Comments

I love the Adam Carolla Podcast!!

Thanks to an old thread in A/N. I have a new addiction to Adam Carolla's podcast! I listen to it on my iPod every morning! I have a general attraction to people who act like their general truthful selves and Carolla is just fantastic at it! He has a general annoyance to society as I do at times, and then he can get on the silly times. He always tries with his guests as well! I have to admit I get a bit uncomfortable when he talks about male masturbation, but sometimes it still gives me a… Continue

Added by Jennifer W on April 24, 2009 at 8:41pm — 1 Comment

Penn & Teller: BS! The Bible, Fact or Fiction?

I just watched this video, and I must say it was well done.

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=18020610

Added by MJ on April 24, 2009 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

The Struggle is Against Faith, Not One Specific Doctine

Rethinking Our Positions Can Help Our Cause

I think as atheists, we need to be careful about the language we use (me included) in attacking religion. Too often we tend to argue against a particular religion, usually Christianity here in the U.S., or in my case, Islam. More

Added by Randy Keating on April 24, 2009 at 1:44pm — 4 Comments

The Brick Testament: now with Revelations!



I'm assuming most of you have read the Brick Testament. But if you haven't, it's really a legitimate way of reading the bible from start to finish. Of course, it's a work in progress.



From the website:



The Brick Testament is the largest, most comprehensive illustrated Bible in the world with over 3,600 illustrations that retell more than 300 stories from The Bible.…
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Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on April 24, 2009 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

Inappropriate Logo

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on April 24, 2009 at 11:27am — 7 Comments

Tricky questions from kids:

From my 3-year-old nephew: "What is a prayer?" and "Did ghosts live at the same time as people?" !?



My sister told me that my nephew (her son) asked her the question about ghosts. Apparently he had already been taught (correctly) that dinosaurs never lived at the same time as people. While reading a Halloween themed children's book with the usual Halloween entities in it he asked "Did ghosts live at the same time as people?" My sister said that this one nearly stumped her. "First of… Continue

Added by MP Lockwood on April 24, 2009 at 11:07am — 7 Comments

Lisa vs. bible beaters; 5:30p; Starbucks

A few minutes ago there was a knock at the door. I usually don't answer the door - it's always bible beaters. Well, it was. :-D

They said I was the first atheist they had come across. We talked for a few minutes and they were interested in setting up a time to meet and talk further. I'm meeting them when my shift ends today at starbucks... this is going to be FUN!!!

Added by Lisa Hamilton on April 24, 2009 at 10:06am — 7 Comments

Satan & God

Satan & God!



So ... about this Satan bloke ...



I've been on and around the internet and involved in religion one way or another for well over a decade and for many more with religion and a few things have occurred to me.



One of the things we're constantly being told by our Christian brethren is that Satan is the arbiter of all evil in the world but I think what is really interesting about the whole Satan thing is the whole one-sidedness of it all and I…

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Added by Kyuuketsuki on April 24, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Warm Greetings to Everyone especailly my freinds on Atheistnexus.

Hi, welcome. For years,I have dragged my feet about starting a blog of my own. This has been because I wasn't able to make up my mind what the theme of my blog should be.



My interests are varied and my mind wanders all the time like a butterfly. I haven't found it easy to decide on what exactly I should be blogging about. But suddenly today I have had a brain wave.



Surely, I do not have to blog about anything in particular.I can blog about me,my biography and my wandering… Continue

Added by Micheal on April 24, 2009 at 7:11am — 3 Comments

The God Delusion

I actually wrote about it here: Mostraumbloggen

Added by Eva Mostraum on April 24, 2009 at 3:18am — 2 Comments

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