May 2012 Blog Posts (105)

Hitchens Takes on Fox News on Jerry Falwell

I've transcribed this segment from Fox News after the death of Jerry Falwell for your reading enjoyment. It has become a Hitchens youtube classic, with over a million views. It is obvious why this is the case: Hitchens is at his best here, and his concluding jab at Falwell is perhaps the greatest thing that has ever been said on the mainstream media. Without further ado:

Dramatis Personae:

Alan Colmes, former host of Fox News show Hannity & Colmes.

Sean Hannity, former…

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Added by Eric Tyler Powell on May 31, 2012 at 8:57pm — 3 Comments

They 'tried' with 'bible versus' to save Rudy Eugene, 31, in Miami.. obvious fail yet again.

So yet another victim from the non-mental health funding republicans all the way back to Regan. He knew there'd be this crap happening what with PCP, LSD, whatever pills, angel dust.. coke.. (all man made like god and all fail people)



http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/girlfriend-recalls-miami-face-eating-zombie-s-morning-1.3752692



I wonder now about the validity…

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Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on May 31, 2012 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Why do catholics allow their culture to be so ... fubar?

And the hating of America.. not so good.



http://www.womenofgrace.com/en-us/media/tv/details.aspx?id=20



I noticed that woman talking with a couple of priests or whatever level of crazy their at; they were pushing conspiracy theories like chemtrails and complaining about celphones/apps.. serious



they hate everything.. it's like another form of islam in catholischizm nowdays..

mormons?…

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Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on May 31, 2012 at 3:19pm — 1 Comment

And for my digital "coming out"

And if you were wondering, yes I am an atheist. I do not believe in the supernatural, and have not for a while now. I have finally, fully embraced reality in light of recent events. I believe in scientific proof, it is my job, and I am good at what I do. I believe in humanity and our ability to reason. We are part of, and created by the Universe, and our purpose in life is to make it better for everyone. The meaning of life is that there is no…

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Added by Nate Julian on May 31, 2012 at 2:21am — 1 Comment

The Battle for Zachary’s Brain II: Creating Cognitive Dissonance

“Christianity is the most ridiculous, the most absurd and bloody religion that has ever infected the world.”

Voltaire

 

“Properly read, The Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.”

Isaac Asimov

 

In an earlier post -- http://thejewishatheist.com/?p=391 , I referred to the battle for the religious brain of my young stepson Zachary, pitting…

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Added by Alan Perlman on May 30, 2012 at 2:23pm — 5 Comments

Freedom to Practice Religion is NOT the Freedom to Impose Religion

Hi all---Hope you are having a glorious and godless day!  My new post is up.  Please leave your comments there so that we can have a larger discussion.  You can read my post here: Freedom to Practice Religion is NOT the Freedom to Impose Religion

Thanks all,

     RB

Added by Reason Being on May 30, 2012 at 10:33am — No Comments

Creationists say the funniest things....

Stolen from an actual conversation on Facebook between "J" an Intelligent Design proponent who thinkings evolutionary theory is not to be believed and some fellow believers in woo....



Irony abounds...





J: Why is it that young-earth creationist papers (published in creationist journals and peer-reviewed by other creationists) generally quite explicitly start off by assuming what they're trying to prove?



K: Confirmation bias.



J: Many of the… Continue

Added by Richard Healy on May 30, 2012 at 1:27am — 4 Comments

New to open atheism, here is part of what recently allowed me to publicly affirm my beliefs.

Here is the setup, I am the only science teacher in my community. Four to five weeks ago, the bible study class for youth started on this small, remote island, with Austin at the head. Since then, I have been targeted by students because someone in the congregation, I’m not saying Austin directly, but someone is teaching these kids intolerance for science. I finally manned up and decided to address the problem at its most likely source. Here is the entirety of my initial email…

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Added by Nate Julian on May 30, 2012 at 12:23am — 2 Comments

Atheist of Louisiana Networking

We are trying to get all the groups from Louisiana to band together.  This is a group for Louisiana Atheists!!  http://www.facebook.com/groups/297861210305767/

Added by Louis Joseph LeJeune on May 29, 2012 at 8:46pm — No Comments

Threats to Religious Freedom?

Hi all.  Hope you had a great long weekend (those of you in the U.S.).  My new post is up.  As usual please leave your comments there so that we can have a larger discussion.  You can read my post here: Threats to Religious Freedom?

Thanks all,

          RB

Added by Reason Being on May 29, 2012 at 10:39am — No Comments

Well.. as the world turns.. for some.. in-the-know of logic and reason (past present)

like that vague title? ; )



here goes



from book 'the meaning of communism by miller and bancroft.. i hav the 'i think' original from 1968 hardcover.. wild illustrations etc..



aaand some funny stuff in email...…

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Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on May 29, 2012 at 9:51am — No Comments

Ceremonial Deism

If you want to hear me rant, just mention ceremonial deism. The courts have stated the the god in In God We Trust is so meaningless that it is not religious. Yet, citizens still use the fact the In God We Trust (IGWT) is our motto to continue the myth that the U.S. is a Christian nation. Yes, maybe to you justices IGWT is so ridiculous that it is meaningless, but to millions of Americans, it says, "We are a Christian Nation." E. Pluribus…
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Added by Rudy Ruddell on May 28, 2012 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Book Recommendation: Sleeping With Extraterrestrials by Wendy Kaminer

Amid the brilliance of Dawkins, Harris, Dennett and Hitchens' books, Wendy Kaminer's Sleeping With Extraterrestrials may have been overlooked. Written just a couple of years before 9/11, this book breaks some important ground in the New Atheist movement. Kaminer takes the wise step of refraining from criticizing a person's individual beliefs,…

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Added by Volly on May 28, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Thoughts on Memorial Day

Hi all.  Hope those of you in the U.S. are having a great long weekend!  My new post is up.  As usual please leave your comments at my site so that we can promote a larger discussion.  You can read my post here: Thoughts on Memorial Day

Thanks all,

     RB

Added by Reason Being on May 28, 2012 at 10:12am — No Comments

Good Reasons for "Believing" in God - Dan Dennett, AAI 2007

His speech to the AAI in 2007 was (to use the philosopher's craft) is an entertaining, thought provoking, full of ambiguous meaning, touching on many ideas - especially other peoples' ideas.

Professor Dennett introduced the word "brights" and "super" and others. What! He created the words, brights and supers? No, he (or someone he borrowed from) added another meaning or two those words. He is using religion's long time practiced tools to "evolve" the human language into a more…

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Added by AtheistTech on May 28, 2012 at 1:44am — No Comments

An interesting question...

Our law makers, our doctors, our artists, our engineers, and others make decisions every day without the complete information available on a topic. And the amount of information grows daily on any given topic. On TED:

Melissa Garren: The sea we’ve hardly seen is video I was watching when Melissa said something I have known for many years, but never had the thought I had when I was listening to her. The quote is between 30 to 45 seconds into the video which you can…

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Added by AtheistTech on May 27, 2012 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments

Adopt-a-Highway

Eeep!  I'm so excited.  Our group has adopted a highway in WI and our sign was just posted this week. I have always wanted to do an adopt-a-highway program and this is going to be such a fun group to do it…

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Added by Kristen Himsl Hunter on May 27, 2012 at 10:14pm — No Comments

Air Force Airman Wants Freedom From Religion

21 May 2012

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK

Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley spoke with Airmen today at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK. During the question and answer period, an Airman asked a question to the Secretary regarding rights for Airmen who are atheist, agnostic, humanist, or freethinking.

Here is the question that was asked:

I support & follow ALL Air Force regulations protecting an Airman’s religious freedom.…

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Added by Sameritech on May 27, 2012 at 9:01pm — 1 Comment

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