May 2011 Blog Posts (191)

Clarity of Thought

I do not have a blog. I only want to share a thought I had over dinner by myself thousands of miles from home:

 

Clarity of thought, appreciation of reality - these are the elements of understanding. As Carl Sagan said

"... abandoning your most cherished delusions and following where the facts take you, THAT is at the heart of science". Beautiful.

Added by Ronnie Lee Treat on May 25, 2011 at 6:47pm — 1 Comment

Spirituality may be beautiful but most likely is brain damage

I stumbled on this video the other day. It's worth watching.

 

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/lang/por_br/jill_bolte_taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight.html

 

A scientist whose field is brain studies talks about her personal experience of having an epiphany during a brain stroke. It's touching, and there's nothing supernatural in what she went…

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Added by Lord Phabinius on May 25, 2011 at 2:05pm — 1 Comment

URGENT

URGENT special request. Please pass along to relevant people. I have spoken to hundreds of people who have great stories to tell about how religion impacted their sex and sexuality. I cannot say much right now about why the urgency and who this is for, but trust me, it will be worth it.  I need people who have compelling stories about how religion impacted their sex life.  Contact me immediately with a 3-4 sentence description and whether you are willing to do one or more of these…

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Added by Darrel Ray on May 25, 2011 at 1:44pm — 1 Comment

Recent Natural disasters

This is going to be short. I figured I'd like to consider something.

 

Natural disasters in the last month:

April 27th: Huge thunderstorm spawned 137 tornadoes, 180 dead (US, Alabama), Dead fish hauled away in NY

 

May: Dead fish washup, Mississippi flooding.

 

May 3rd and 4th: More dead fish wash up.

 

May 3rd: Deadly tornado, New Zealand

 

May 15th: 6.5 Magnitude earthquake, Papua New Guinea

 

May…

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Added by Becky on May 25, 2011 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

Why I'm an Atheist

Written primarily for my Christian friends that don't understand why I would walk away from their faith...

http://centersolid.blogspot.com/2011/05/why-im-atheist.html

Added by Sean Asbury on May 24, 2011 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Threatened for using my freedom of speech

I posted a youtube video about draw Mohamad day last week, and I got an interesting comment last night. I guess this person has seen some of my videos from before and knew I live or lived in Egypt. So they decided to threaten me that if I didn't remove the video that they would call the Egyptian police to have me arrested for insulting Mohamad. Theist are so small minded and small in general. How sad. I of course am keeping the video up and told the person to go fuck themselves.

Added by Yusuf Said on May 24, 2011 at 5:53pm — 4 Comments

Top Ten Reasons Jesus Hasn't Returned

10. Jesus stubbornly wanted to build all those promised mansions himself the old fashioned way and people had sex (despite his and Paul's vain attempts to advocate celibacy) faster than he could finish them.



9. Yahweh had to maintain the pretenses that no one would know the day he would return despite the endless nutcases predicting every single day for the last 2,000 years.



8. Turns out, Satan successfully managed to tempt Jesus in the desert and even though Yahweh had to… Continue

Added by Ben on May 24, 2011 at 10:46am — 3 Comments

The end of the world (This shit's real, y'all!)

I've been doing some research and found that the world actually is coming to an end! Holy bandwagon, Batman!

 

That's right...the planet Earth will possibly end in 4 to 7 1/2 billion years. We're gunna party like it's 19,000,000,99!

 

Assuming our dear home avoids being flung around like a pool ball in the collision between the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies, the leading thought is that the Earth will be sucked into…

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Added by mistercliff on May 24, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Accidental gospel study

For the last couple days I've been working on writing a comedic parody of the life of the character Jesus. I won't tell you my storyline yet, but rest assured it's a laugh to write and hopefully it will be to read when done. An interesting consequence though of this project is that it's giving me the closest look I've had at the gospels since I was a kid and I'm noticing things I never did before.

 

The first observation--I'll put more later--is the frequent recurrence of…

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Added by mistercliff on May 23, 2011 at 9:27pm — 2 Comments

Non-Cognitive Survival

A narrative essay by – Heather Spoonheim

War stories often relate extraordinary tales of soldiers who have survived the grimmest of odds. As we zoom in on a soldier hanging on for dear life in the belly of a landing craft headed for Omaha Beach we can hear the screams of those being blown to bits in the landing crafts around his. As the front wall of the craft drops…

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Added by Heather Spoonheim on May 23, 2011 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Who's the more unreasonable Christian? Harold Camping or those who made fun of him?

In reality, nobody expected the rapture.  At least, almost nobody.  Impending doomsday theories are good lead stories, and they're fun to... well... make fun of.  And that's what everybody did.  The atheist blogosphere was full of scathing editorials.  Rapture parties were scheduled all over the country.  The Black Nonbelievers of Atlanta furnished refreshments for what turned out to be a huge event sponsored by the …

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Added by Hambydammit on May 23, 2011 at 3:19pm — 2 Comments

so the fact that I am an atheist finally came out at work. Waiting for the hammer to drop :(

mothafuckin preacher man kept pressing me. asking if I was "saved" I tried dancing around the subject as I have been the entire time, but one co-worker wouldn't drop it. kept asking me why I don't go to church yada yada yada. finally she's asks if I am an atheist. I'm not gonna lie about it cause anyone who knows me knows I am not ashamed of that (I wish the whole world were atheists) but I damn sure didn't want that coming out at work, I need my job. Honestly I'm kinda stressing, cause… Continue

Added by Alona Naga on May 23, 2011 at 2:51pm — 8 Comments

Psychopaths

To believe in, pray for and want the rapture to come (as

most Christians do) is to believe in, pray for and want the torture and death of

your fellow humans. There are many non-christians in the world and any half way

sensible person will know that they won't ALL be converted, EVER. So knowing

this and still wanting the rapture to come is SICK! What makes Christians

different from any other psychopath?

(Just thought I'd share this…
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Added by DAVID LAWTON on May 23, 2011 at 12:26pm — 4 Comments

Wow! How does this work?

Hi there! I didn't know Atheist Nexus had a blog option. Well, I guess I will just take a minute to share about some of our successes here in outreach for Center for Inquiry.

 

I recently discovered Reddit, something that I had never even really heard of before. It is a fun way for people to share all kinds of interesting and funny things on the internet. I made a profile to post some CFI links to make sure that I am doing my outreach job and spreading the word about different…

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Added by Dren Asselmeier on May 23, 2011 at 11:01am — 2 Comments

NY Post

The New York Post did a story on our research on Saturday.  Too bad we had to compete with Rapture Day.  I think our message has more practical value.

 

New York Post

Added by Darrel Ray on May 23, 2011 at 10:29am — No Comments

Primitive minds!

 

In the grand scheme of the universe, and the scale of our evolutionary time line, humans are young. Extremely young. Infants, struggling to stand on our own two feet. We know almost nothing of what there is to know. We can comprehend only a smidgen of what there is to comprehend. Our minds still struggle to accept the reality of our existence, our insignificance. We must evoke magical beings to fill our understanding, rather than accept that we simply don't…

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Added by Rational-Thinker on May 23, 2011 at 7:01am — 1 Comment

My friend, the evangelical.

I have this friend who I love dearly.  And she's pretty Christian.  We have a lot in common otherwise - we're both moms through adoption to three year old train enthusiasts (hers is a boy, mine is a girl).  We're both liberal Democrats, pro-choice feminists, supportive of the LGBT community, mouthy and smart. 

 

But she's a serious Christian.  Not a fundie like my brother and his wife, but she belongs to an Evangelical church and she is serious about it.  We rarely talk about…

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Added by Joy Cody on May 23, 2011 at 1:30am — 4 Comments

christen adds on this sight really?

as i type this i see add for a christen dating sight wow really? its like some inside joke. how would the Christians feel if we had adds on there web sight? its a little strange to me. kinda like the kkk asking the black panthers to join there little club. i know adds bring money but its a little like sleeping with the enemy. i might one day wish to buy a dodge but join a christen dating sight really? no thank you why?because im a atheist! is just is  little bit of a slap in the face that is all

Added by Azel Praer on May 23, 2011 at 1:17am — 11 Comments

Where's my rapture????

Oh wait.........

..................no god=no rapture.

Added by Just Human on May 22, 2011 at 10:37pm — No Comments

Can God create a stone so long large that not even he can lift it?

I love asking theists this hahaha

Added by Ricky Charette on May 22, 2011 at 9:20pm — 2 Comments

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