Everywhere I go - everywhere - I am surrounded by the din of "g0d, g0d, g0d" at every turn. I can't not hear it, I can't turn it off. It drives me crazy. Even just now in the commons I hear a conversation going on a few seats over about how we need a savior, about how gawd will help you, about how you need christ and blah, blah, blah... It's a private conversation, nothing harmful but... I wish I could go for one whole day without hearing or reading about g0d. That is the root of my… Continue
Did anyone see the pictures of the captured Somali pirate in the news recently, as he was being brought to New York for prosecution? It is quite revealing and shows clearly that the problems that we are facing in this world are not as clear cut and easy to parse as all that.
To begin with, he is a teenager...a minor. He will be tried as an adult, and I would agree that the crimes of priracy would normally hold such a stipulation.
Calls to Geo-Centric Intelligent Designer Went Unanswered
At the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science meeting this week researchers announced that they have detected complex organic molecules in a region close to the center of our galaxy called Sagittarius B2. More..
There seem to be two kinds of non-theists. The first kind (type 1) are those who were raised that way. Their parents were not religious and didn’t teach or encourage religious participation. The second (type 2) are those who were infected early in life and had to endure religious indoctrination and intimidation through their most formative years.
These two groups often have difficulty understanding one another. Type 1 non-theists often think religion is just to obviously ridiculous… Continue
She wants, terribly, to believe; to be comforted. A man, recently a celebrity for doing good, decides that she will be the one he saves. It doesn't sound too hard, really. She needs to believe. So why does he fuck it up so badly?
I often hear from theists that they could never become an atheist because they are afraid that they would have no purpose and meaning to their lives.
While I was a dedicated Christian I do not recall what was so meaningful and purposeful about my life during this stage. Nor do I recall why I feared that these feelings would dissipate if I ever lost my faith. The reality, if my memory is not too distorted, is that this part of my life was not particularly happy or especially… Continue
Doing exactly the opposite of what is reasonable, newly elected President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed caved into terrorists demands and announced Somalia would return to sharia, or Islamic law. Islamist worldwide get a boost as it becomes apparent they can push around some governments, and command failed states. Is the world heading for a new dark age? More.
A few weeks ago I came accross a woman who decided that she would post her daily devotionals in what was then an almost entirely secular group in the sense that no one else had ever thought to post religous topics, though I still have no idea how many believers vs non believers there are in the group. The theme of the online group was "a few good women" and I would imagine she felt that in order to be considered a good woman, she would show everyone how strong her faith in god and Christ is.… Continue
Tonight the second installment in the five part series We Shall Remain airs on PBS. "We Shall Remain" is a "provocative multi-media project that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history".
"At the heart of the project is a five-part television series that shows how Native peoples valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture… Continue
Last fall I found a forum called Tuscarawas County Online which is where I live, so I was pretty excited to talk to people from my own area. It was pretty cool, a mix of libs and cons that gave good agruments and tastfully agreed to disagree at the end of the day.
But then some new members joined and it became a right-wing nut job site for them to make fun of liberals. They bashed us and anyone who wasn't overly sarcastic and a conservative (which I am neither). They did alot of… Continue
"I get this question all the time from religionists. 'Isn't atheism a religion as well?' Aside from the cute responses like 'If atheism is a religion then bald is a hair color', it is really difficult for religionists to "imagine no religion". Its like they think humans cannot live without religion, so what ever they espouse, must be a religion. Here is the way I have taken to explaining it to them.
"Athiests have no imaginary friends, religionists do- its that simple. We live… Continue
Hello I had an interesting discovery today when I found that a post you made in 2005 http://hellboundalleee.blogspot.com/2005/08/live-with-hellbound-alleee-and.html Referenced something I had written on my website.
I need Jesus because I cannot bear meaninglessness, my sinfulness, and my inability to better myself.--Josh McVey
How I laugh at myself ..... then a Christian Minister.....Now an atheist.
I cannot say I am a strong atheist. Years of…
This morning I was watching Inside the Actors Studio. Dave Chappell was guest hosting interviewing ... James Lipton. I don't know why I don't watch ITAS more often - I really enjoy the show whenever I watch it. Interesting facts I learned include: Lipton was a 'manager' for a prostitute during his time in Paris as a youth; he was reading at age one and a half; his dad was a hippy; he wanted to be a lawyer and got into acting to pay the bills; he is an atheist.