April 2009 Blog Posts (286)

Sound and Fury

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

Added by Tak G. on April 21, 2009 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

the trouble with god

a really good example of why no one should believe in fables .



An all-powerful perfect being creates the world, but he screws it up so bad, he wipes it out with a flood and starts over.



Somehow, flooding it and starting over didn't work, so the all-powerful perfect being gets himself born as a human, gets himself killed, and that's supposed to fix things.



But this all-powerful perfect screwup still didn't fix things, so he promises to come back and blow… Continue

Added by michelliberty on April 21, 2009 at 8:01pm — No Comments

Smiling Pirates

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.



But, did you see him smile? He looked… Continue

Added by Larry Huffman on April 21, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Complex Organic Molecules Found In Space

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..

Added by Randy Keating on April 21, 2009 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Two Kinds of Non-Theists

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

Added by Darrel Ray on April 21, 2009 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Ken Ham and the Answers in Genesis Video

Ken Ham wrote an opinion piece about the new AiG video with the young boy pointing a gun at the camera.

I responded here: RationalityNow - Ken Ham Confirms His Moral Bankruptcy

For those of you who are interested. :-)

Cheers!

Dan

Added by Dan Gilbert on April 21, 2009 at 1:26pm — 1 Comment

Episode 195: Keeping the Faith





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?



Playlist



Keeping the Faith 1

Alleee 1



Carlo Montez * Go Go… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on April 21, 2009 at 10:12am — No Comments

What existential "Meaning and Purpose" do theists have which Atheists do not?

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

Added by Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM on April 20, 2009 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

In Somalia, A Return to the Dark Ages

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.

Added by Randy Keating on April 20, 2009 at 6:52pm — 7 Comments

The "Daily Devotional" combatant

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

Added by Dionysus on April 20, 2009 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

We Shall Remain

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

Added by Little Name Atheist on April 20, 2009 at 1:10pm — 9 Comments

Thanks to many of the biogots in my community, I looked and found this wonderful site!

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

Added by vivian on April 20, 2009 at 12:37pm — 3 Comments

Atheist Experience

I was on last night's episode - the second to last caller. Check it out!
http://www.atheist-experience.com/archive/

Added by Angie Jackson on April 20, 2009 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

Disturbing video.

Add another one to the list as to why religion can be harmful for someone (literally)!







Five people suspected of witchcraft were brutally murdered — burned alive — in Nyamataro, a village in Kisii, Kenya.



The victims are the elderly (over 80) and four of the five are women.



You can see victims trying to get out of the ditch only to be pushed back in. Some victims are just kicked around. Others are beaten with a stick.



If… Continue

Added by vivian on April 20, 2009 at 12:30pm — 9 Comments

Is Atheism a Religion

"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

Added by Darrel Ray on April 20, 2009 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Wow. A Good Email!

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…
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Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on April 20, 2009 at 2:55am — 7 Comments

My Favorite Curse

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.



Oh, and his favorite… Continue

Added by Tak G. on April 20, 2009 at 2:35am — 2 Comments

I think God...

...is stealing all the left socks out of my clothes dryer. And when I ask Him about it,he pretends He doesn't exist...well played,babydaddy of Jesus. I'll be watching you...

Added by Scorpion Moon on April 20, 2009 at 12:35am — 3 Comments

My Apperance On The Twitter Twooting Podcast

My interview for the Twooting Podcast has posted. I would like to thank Bo and Ryan for having me, and Pastor Anthony Coppedge for being co-interviewed with me.



Follow Us All On Twitter:



The Show: http://twitter.com/thepodcast

Anthony D. Coppedge:…
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Added by Richard Haynes on April 19, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

"Discrimination? Naw, God is just punishing you!"

This is some seriously messed up nonsense.

I found this on Postsecret today. It reads:

"A while back my husband renounced his religion Then he lost his job Now we are about to lose our house

and possibly our marriage

I wonder when he will see the connection?"
I can think of at least two reasons why this is bullshit.



First off: He could very well have lost his job due to (non)religious persecution.… Continue

Added by Becky Garcia on April 19, 2009 at 9:42pm — 8 Comments

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