June 2010 Blog Posts (130)

Mormons are Perfectly Content to be Dishonest With Themselves

Mormonism has a holy book, much like the bible, which they consider the "keystone of their religion". This is the Book of Mormon (BoM). They claim, and have claimed all along, that if this book is true then the church is true. If it is false, then the church is false. They have always been willing to state this, though they obviously do not mean it...because modern technology has proven the claims of the Book of Mormon are not true. Based on the bold claims, you would think that Mormons… Continue

Added by Larry Huffman on June 10, 2010 at 1:11pm — 5 Comments

Ground Zero mosque - why not?

There’s a lot of argument going on about the plan to build a community center with a mosque near Ground Zero in NYC. First of all, it’s NEAR. Not AT. An important distinction – I would oppose building any singular religious center there as people from all faiths and no faiths at all died there. It is, by virtue of what happened there, a most solemn…

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Added by Carol Everhart Roper on June 10, 2010 at 12:45pm — 18 Comments

Truly Dumb Sh!t - "Chevrolet," NOT "Chevy"

I feel like that cartoon character who, having heard or seen something so fantastic as to be beyond belief, he remarks to the camera, "Well, now I've seen EVERYTHING." And maybe I have.



Believe it or don't, General Motors has decided that, to help preserve the brand and therefore protect it from extinction, Chevrolet will no longer be referred to as "Chevy." Don't believe me? Check out… Continue

Added by Loren Miller on June 10, 2010 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

Let's Talk Abstinence

This isn't a real post from me, but a few people were interested in learning about what's really going on in abstinence class. Here are some links:



Sugar & Spice, Virtue & Vice



No More Money



WAIT Training (an actual abstinence… Continue

Added by Piper on June 10, 2010 at 12:25am — 10 Comments

The Hint From A Cat And A Hen

About 15 years ago, I had a lovely hen and a clever cat. As we know, the hen is born from egg, never get milk for food, but the cat is born from body of cat, get milk as food, we say viviparity animals are much clever than others according Darwin's theory.

my cat, is always clever than my hen.

When he was alone in the yard, it is a very clean and peaceful place for him,also for me. He slept under the sunshine, his sleeping style is so beautiful, lightly,warmly…

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Added by Selen on June 9, 2010 at 9:03pm — 3 Comments

Hey

My name is Jim, but most online friemds call me Okie Tokie or OT. I have had Sarcoidosis for 24 years. Lungs, Lymph, Skin, Kidneys, Spleen and suspected Bwain.



I would like to finger-talk to other sufferers who do not believe in magic/prayer groups/Healing touch and other supernatural type cures.



Most of the other Sarcoid groups I have joined are full of Christian Fanatics who are there to save your soul before you die. I ask them is their Invisible friend is so… Continue

Added by Okie Tokie on June 9, 2010 at 12:26pm — 3 Comments

The United States was not "Founded" as a "Christian Country"

I am an American.

On top of that I am also a Texan.

I was born in Texas and can trace my family coming to Texas in the 1850’s.

Most of my family came from the United Kingdom. The rest came from Europe.

Some have been in the United States since the early 1700’s. Some fought in the American Revolution against England.

For what I can tell, they all were “Christians” of some sort or another.

I am an Atheist.

I’ve been an Atheist since the age of six.…

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Added by Rick on June 9, 2010 at 7:14am — 9 Comments

Anti-Christian satire series!

Hello everyone on Atheist Nexus! We are Cose2Cose Productions and we make a show called "Bible Answers". It's an anti-christian satire about a Bible call in show where the christian host fails to answer anyone’s questions. The point of the show is to make people aware of Bible flaws, contradictions and impossibilities. Last year we filmed 13 episodes, those episodes made up season one. We are now posting new episodes every Sunday starting with episode 14. We would love to here from people on… Continue

Added by Cose2Cose Productions on June 8, 2010 at 9:47pm — No Comments

Why such a difference?

I am not a biblical scholar. I can't even say I've read much of the Bible since it's so boring and illogical. But with what I have read and have picked up from others who quote it in different areas I have been in I noticed something wild. I never even thought about it until one of my favorite comedians, Lewis Black, made mention of it. Did you notice the fundemental change in the man-in-the-sky between the Old and New Testaments? It's like night and day! In the Old Testament he was (as…

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Added by Paul T. Bennethum on June 8, 2010 at 3:42pm — 4 Comments

Rites of Passage

Hi all,

Here in Ireland it's the "FirstHoly Communion" season. This "Season" has been long a manner in which young kids are "captured" by the prevailing religion for their dogma. If you are a kid of approx 7-9 years, a fesitval at which you are the certre is very appealing. It is tradition here (and I'm sure elsewhere) that these kids are brought around to the neighbours and friends whrer thay are tipped to a great extent in order to celebrate the great day.

Should we as parents (and… Continue

Added by Jack Butler on June 8, 2010 at 1:01pm — 5 Comments

Triad Pride 2010

Well we did it! Despite seemingly

homophobic issues from a few members of our group, diminishing funds and

last minute issues, the Greensboro Atheist Organization got a booth at

the LGBT pride festival here in Greensboro, NC. Yay! Our first outreach

booth- and it was a whopping success. It drew more participants from the

group than almost any other meeting and got people excited as well as

getting several new members that same day on our meetup group. Just as… Continue

Added by Heather on June 8, 2010 at 12:17pm — 9 Comments

Pepsi

My mother posted a status update on facebook that states:

" DON'T BUY THE PATRIOTIC PEPSI CAN coming out with pictures of the Empire State Building, and the Pledge of Allegiance on them.Pepsi left out two little words on the pledge,"Under God."...Pepsi said they didn't want to offend anyone. So, if we don't buy then they will not be offended when they don't receive our money th...at has the words 'In God We Trust' ..... HOW FAST CAN YOU REPOST"

I am infinitely…

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Added by Adam Johnson on June 8, 2010 at 10:19am — 2 Comments

Pursuit of truth #4

That, if this god is somehow not interested in or somehow can't deal with evil---He/She can't be worth much. That, if this god were capable and wanted to stop evil, then why the hell does evil run the world? Why doesn't that irresistible force do the obvious --Just stop it? Theism's historically deviant answer, "Human intelligence is not "meant" to understand the mystery; it must taken on "faith," simply doesn't work anymore, not even among the very young. They intuitively or rationally see the… Continue

Added by robert a clapp on June 8, 2010 at 9:43am — No Comments

GHOSTS

I had an interesting discussion at work with the new girl. She said something about the house being creepy and I said that it is even creepier in the dark. She said, "no way! I bet it's haunted" and I told her that a lot of people think so. She asked if I thought the house was haunted.

When I told her no, she asked why the house would not be haunted (I work at an old folks home and it is a big house with lots of rooms and many people have died there - woooOOOOOoooo)…

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Added by Tak G. on June 7, 2010 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind) by Randy Newman

"Cain slew Abel Seth knew not why

For if the children of Israel were to multiply

Why must any of the children die?

So he asked the Lord

And the Lord said:



Man means nothing he means less to me

Than the lowliest cactus flower

Or the humblest Yucca tree

He chases round this desert

'Cause he thinks that's where I'll be

That's why I love mankind



I recoil in horror fro the foulness of thee

>From the squalor and the filth and the… Continue

Added by Paul T. Bennethum on June 7, 2010 at 3:47pm — 2 Comments

Logical questions.

Ok, so God is all-powerful, huh? All-seeing, all-knowing and the creator of everything that is, ever was or ever will be, do I hear you Christians, Jews and Muslims right? Ok, then riddle me this Batman! If your god is so completely perfect, then why did he create other life forms (humans to be exact) that are so incredibly faulty? And as you claim, they are in his image to boot! Then, to make matters even crazier, this kooky diety of yours blames each human being for their own faults (calling… Continue

Added by Paul T. Bennethum on June 7, 2010 at 2:10pm — 2 Comments

"Atheist Schools of Thought" - from Atheist Climber Blog

From Atheist Climber Blog



Writing this blog has been a huge learning experience for me. I've had a large amount of comments, on some threads particularly, which have ranged from enlightened thought through to downright insanity, but each has helped me formulate just where I stand in relation to religion, humanity and the universe. One thing has become clear to me when discussing issues with… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on June 7, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

An Ontological Argument for the Denial of God

I brought this over from where I first posted it, earlier today, at Modern Atheist.org - D R Hosie

If…

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Added by D R Hosie on June 6, 2010 at 11:00pm — 9 Comments

Chemistry, Love and Purpose

It seems to me that for a huge number of people that once included myself, getting over religion wasn't really the hardest part of letting go of the idea of a spiritual realm.


I think the hardest part is the existential crisis presented by the notion that who we are and what we are boils down to electrochemical reactions. Love, meaning, purpose, identity, etc. aren't any more real or valid at the end of the day than lightning. There's a kind of profound reticence we feel…
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Added by Howard S. Dunn on June 6, 2010 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

Evidently





What elicited this reaction: http://cafewitteveen.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/oh-science-fairs/



"the scientific proof for evolution is about the same."…



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Added by Matthew James Shepherd on June 6, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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