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May 2014 Blog Posts (44)

When Might Makes Right?

   Not half an hour ago, I called 911 for only the second time in my life.  Was there a car accident nearby?  Someone staggering around clutching their chest?  Screams in the night?  Blood?  

   Nope.  It was just my neighbors,exercising their Second Amendment rights as they do nearly every nice day or weekend, and, as irritating as listening to a couple of hours of target practice may be, it's nothing compared to the alarm of hearing assault weapons fire at night.  

  That's…

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Added by Dorris Journeay on May 31, 2014 at 1:36am — 12 Comments

Realization

REALIZATION

 

One day I realized just why religious people, or that fraction of “Believers” hate atheists, is that they are literally scared of us.

They are simply afraid that their beliefs will be shown to be false.

And with that, the made up afterlife will not be there for them.

There is no great beyond.

There isn’t a “higher order” or that they are the “Chosen” of the all mighty.

Their lives are, at least in their eyes, limited, or…

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Added by Rick on May 30, 2014 at 2:07am — 4 Comments

Prison Planet

The US arrests and prosecutes more people on the basis of their ‪#‎HIV‬ status than the rest of the world combined http://is.gd/ZdjiFl

Added by Alan Sammet on May 29, 2014 at 8:36am — 4 Comments

Veterans Administration

This faux outrage over ‪#‎VA‬ is infuriating since it is now established that it is systemic and been reported for over 10 yrs. That is how long I have been reporting the same issues to my own Senator Claire McCaskill-D and Representatives JoAnn Emerson-R and Jason Smith-R. So, it is a bipartisan, systemic, bureaucratic failure…

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Added by Alan Sammet on May 29, 2014 at 8:33am — 5 Comments

Evolution of Homo sapiens and institutions as a consequence of chaos

It is difficult to believe that Iraq was once a garden of Eden that supported large populations and had lush fields of crop and a thriving culture. Climate change ended that era. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey: The Immortals: Contemplate the future with a hopeful vision explains the history of that ancient part of the world from 5,000 years ago, the city of …

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Added by Joan Denoo on May 29, 2014 at 12:29am — No Comments

Tears down

I joined to a place that people thinking, I don't feel to keep my tongue to don't hurt idiot people out any more :)

Added by Ghazal Ladani on May 28, 2014 at 8:22am — 4 Comments

Wondering....Just Wondering....

I've not been on Facebook for some time as an atheist.  I've used several user names and at a certain point I get kicked off.

Now originally I was kicked off because of complaints field against me by "religious" nut jobs.

Now these nut jobs seem to have nothing else better to do then hunt down people who declare themselves as non-believers in some invisible guy in the sky.

I went on as an atheist, but was not looking for trouble just trying to hook up with others like…

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Added by Rick on May 28, 2014 at 12:51am — 2 Comments

How UC–Santa Barbara Can Turn Grief Into Action: Divest From Gun Manufacturers

"if UCSB students, alumni, faculty and staff want to channel their feelings into constructive action, here’s a suggestion: ask the University of California Regents if its $88 billion endowment is contributing to gun violence by being invested in gun companies that fund the National Rifle Association (NRA) and obstruct common-sense gun policies. If it is, they should demand that the UC system divest itself from these merchants of death."…

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Added by Joan Denoo on May 27, 2014 at 10:15pm — 2 Comments

Reference comment on Christianity

As an atheist I spent some years reading philosophy to gain an understanding of the secular foundations of ethics, and reached an understanding that satisfied me. (for those interested, see http://www.atheistnexus.org/pr... ). Then I heard a Christian declare that the Absolute Truth about ethics was the teachings of Jesus. So I asked "What DOES Jesus teach about ethics?" I went through the…

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Added by John B Hodges on May 25, 2014 at 6:05am — 1 Comment

STARING MORTALITY IN THE FACE

One of the truisms of life is this. That which is alive will die.  It happens to be true of every living thing we see or have ever come in contact with. Cats, dogs, birds, deer, crocodiles, cockroaches, flies, trees, grass, flowering plants, and the myriad varieties of bacteria. All will eventually die. Each and every one of us included. It was the American author William Saroyan who famously said, Everybody has to…

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Added by Pat on May 24, 2014 at 1:43pm — 23 Comments

The Psyops of the Bible

  Please...visit..comment...subscribe ...help a 'brutha' out http://askaleister.blogspot.com/2014/05/with-permission-of-jordan-zevon-from.html

Added by Aleister Gates on May 22, 2014 at 11:43pm — 2 Comments

Mind Viruses

Please if you will..comment on the blog..or subscribe... :-)

http://askaleister.blogspot.com/2014/05/mind-viruses.html

Added by Aleister Gates on May 22, 2014 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Dismantle the F'king Machine

From my blog 'Ask Aleister'.. for your consideration...not an atheist post...but all the same ... http://askaleister.blogspot.com/2014/05/dems-are-in-office.html

Added by Aleister Gates on May 21, 2014 at 11:07pm — No Comments

How Low Can You Go? (Part II in Places to Visit Series)

“The sins of the fathers shall be visited upon his sons unto the 7th generation”—Wording may change, depending on which of the hundreds of biblical conversions available.

I was just a kid when I first saw limbo dancers bend back a scoot themselves under a thin pole nearly walking…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on May 21, 2014 at 8:41am — 6 Comments

God didn't do it! Give yourself some credit!

Rather than just rewrite the whole blog here..Im just going to link to my blog:  http://askaleister.blogspot.com/2014/05/god-didnt-do-it-give-yourself-some.html

Added by Aleister Gates on May 20, 2014 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Atheists should not hide

     I'm sitting here  wondering if anyone here has ever considered what the repercussions would be from atheists on the internet all going to safe zones where religious people are not allowed...I mean...should not the objective be...to have the material we create out there for all of those that are on the wire and undecided? Safe is certainly not courageous. And in the age of information...where bad information is shuffled around more than accurate information..at the speed of light..should…

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Added by Aleister Gates on May 20, 2014 at 12:03am — 14 Comments

THe Ugly MotherF'ing Quran

The Quran contains upwards of 109 verses that command muslims to wage war(jihad) with non-believers (or...as they are fond of calling them...infidels) for the sake of islamic rule... some are explicit and violent ...demanding the lopping off of heads and other body parts and the killing of infidels wherever possible... muzzies that do not join this fight are subjected to severe societal pressure and threats of hell if they do not pick up their blades and get to hacking...how is that for…

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Added by Aleister Gates on May 19, 2014 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

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