May 2009 Blog Posts (269)

Introducing...Foundation Beyond Belief

Being a humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.Kurt Vonnegut


I don't give as much as I'd like to the causes I care about. I consider myself a pretty generous guy, and when I give, I give generously. But I get to the end of each year and realize that I just haven't given as much as I wish I had. Again.



Another thing: When religious folks give through… Continue

Added by Dale McGowan on May 31, 2009 at 11:43pm — 2 Comments

Pam and Lindsay

The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book "Exodus from Zion".



Warning: This post contains graphic descriptions of abuse.



Outside our summer programs of VBS and choir, most of the time my siblings and I played with the other kids on our block. Ryan and Justin were my brother’s age. Unfortunately, Ryan was usually grounded due to his grades, and Justin was a bully. I remember once when Justin punched me in the side of my head and my brother beat him up… Continue

Added by Angie Jackson on May 31, 2009 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

Hello Fellow FAs!

I just found this group after doing a google search for "feminist atheist." I frequent blogs on both topics individually, but often found that one completely ignored or went completely against my views on the other. It's refreshing to know there are more people out there like me and I'm so excited to become a part of the community!

Added by Libby on May 31, 2009 at 7:14pm — 2 Comments

Fruits of the Spirit

Come on over to Angie the Anti-Theist where I muse on the good old fruits, and how an atheist doesn't need any ghosts to be joyful, peaceful, loving, kind, good, patient, gentle, and self-controlled. Faithful is another story.

Added by Angie Jackson on May 31, 2009 at 7:02pm — No Comments

Which Constitution has the last say? A States or the US?

n the last week, California has seen two violations of human rights. The first being the California Supreme Court upholding Prop 8, and the other in San Diego County where a families right to assemble for a bible study has been violated. (I know Im shocked I am defending them too.. but they have that right)



So here is my question... Which Constitution has the last say? A States Constitution? or the US Constitution?



Naturally I make my argument in my blog:… Continue

Added by Woody Bass on May 31, 2009 at 6:46pm — 1 Comment

I have been so busy, but now that's over.

I have a lot of reading and blog posts to catch up on. My big project got bigger and bigger the last couple of weeks, but it will be done by sunset tonight. (My part is already finished.)



I actually felt a little depressed about it this morning. My phone has been ringing constantly and my emails have been busy. Now that the show is over everything will be quiet. That is good, but in a way it is bad. If you're lonely all the time you get used to that. If you're busy talking to people… Continue

Added by Kasey on May 31, 2009 at 1:33pm — 3 Comments

Proof the Endmeme Is Real

Clive Hamilton in CounterPunch posted on May 25, “Bush’s Shocking Biblical Prophesy Emerges: God Wants To “Erase” Mid-East Enemies “Before a New Age Begins.”



In Mirror Reversal, I conceptualized the neologism “endmeme” back in 2004, a year after President… Continue

Added by Richard Goscicki on May 31, 2009 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

Some good news on Blasphemy

Council of Europe attacks blasphemy laws



Blasphemy is part of a person's freedom of expression and should not be made illegal, a Council of Europe advisory body said in a report published Wednesday. The body’s constitutional law experts, the Venice Commission, argued that while inciting religious hatred should be a criminal offence, as is the case with almost all of the Council of Europe's 56…
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Added by Paul on May 31, 2009 at 2:50am — 2 Comments

Quote of the Day: God is great...for men

The intimate and inescapable connection that contemporary liberal believers like to see between God and love, theism and compassion, is largely a modern invention. It's far from universal now and it was vanishingly rare in the past. St Francis was an eccentric, not an exemplar. The painful truth is that still, to this day, most people who believe in a god believe in a god who is often vindictive, punitive and sometimes just plain cruel.
- Ophelia Benson on why God hates… Continue

Added by Paul on May 31, 2009 at 1:51am — No Comments

Billboard sign I saw

I was driving to my in-laws tonight when I saw this billboard. The sign seems to change alot, and the message usually on this particular billboard is usually anti-abortion or a hotline # for unwed mothers. The topics may have something to do with the church/daycare across the street, but I'm only guessing. When I saw this sign I wanted to say WTF! but had my 4 and 3 year olds in the backseat. Apparently, the fact that the divorce rate for christians is higher than atheists means nothing to… Continue

Added by vivian on May 30, 2009 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

atheism behind the iron curtain: religion in the former USSR and its effect on the Cold War

Lately, there seem to be more and more blogs posting about how the author is leaving religion or how someone is embracing atheism and after reading one such post earlier today, I realized that I could never make an announcement like that. Why? Because I was born in a country where religion was just not very important and I never had a religion to renounce or have to come to terms with my lack of belief. I just never really believed and the society around me said it was perfectly logical for me… Continue

Added by Greg F. on May 30, 2009 at 7:23pm — No Comments

A holy mission: Is this the real reason Blair went to war in Iraq?

The NSS Newsline is usually a pretty good source of information which is why I'm not immediately dismissing this article as being nothing more than a conspiracy theory.



What they are suggesting is that Blair's enthusiasm for the invasion of Iraq was inspired by a belief, shared with Bush, that the invasion was a “holy mission” and "a fulfilment of Biblical prophecy".



Personally, I don't think… Continue

Added by Paul on May 30, 2009 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Dark Age memetics

Both creationism and environmental denial are almost daily news. Their vile triplet, anti-vaccination crusading, hasn't reached quite the same level yet, but this article is a fascinating read -



A Broken Trust: Lessons from the Vaccine–Autism Wars



It's quite a sobering reminder of the actual scale of the assault being mounted against reason. Recommended for those who are still… Continue

Added by Фелч Гроган on May 30, 2009 at 11:08am — 7 Comments

Dr. Ron Paul: Campaign For Liberty

Campaign For Liberty's Mission
Our mission is to promote and defend the great American principles of individual liberty, constitutional government, sound money, free markets, and a noninterventionist foreign policy, by means of educational and political activity.

Added by Subrata Banik on May 29, 2009 at 11:18pm — No Comments

Rumsfeld's Iraq War Bible Briefings to Bush

http://men.style.com/gq/features/topsecret

Added by Subrata Banik on May 29, 2009 at 9:47pm — 1 Comment

Fatboy Slim - Right Here, Right Now

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R795KiMD4zs&feature=PlayList&p=389C3DE48CFF17E8&index=0&playnext=1&fmt=18

Added by Subrata Banik on May 29, 2009 at 7:43pm — 1 Comment

Chatting with a Mormon Missionary: Take 4

Come join me on my blog Angie the Anti-Theist to see Part 4 of my ongoing battles for the minds of young Mormons! Meet today's chatting missionary, Matthew: Master of the Shift Key, and learn what happens when I use the same email address to confront the religious on uncomfortable facts too many times.



And while I'm shamelessly pimping my site, would you follow, comment, rate,… Continue

Added by Angie Jackson on May 29, 2009 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Site Updated, I got Laid Off, Time to bring the Delivered From Dogma Show to You!?!

Hey all.



I just got laid off form my regular day gig, which is a mixed bag, but has given me time to update www.deliveredfromdogma.com, changing the look and feel, and streamlining things quite a bit. Plus, I can do as much comedy as physically possible now, which is good.



More content is coming as quickly as I can get some of my old blogs edited and online.



If anyone knows how to get comments working in… Continue

Added by Jeremy on May 29, 2009 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Coming home soon

I've been on the mainland for the last few years but will be coming home in the next few months. It's sure good to know that I won't be the only atheist in Hawaii.

Added by Damien McLeod on May 29, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

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