June 2011 Blog Posts (142)

McDonalds, Hot Coffee … and You

So, you think you know the story about the woman who went to McDonalds for coffee, spilled it on herself and sued, eh?  Sure, you heard about it, maybe you even saw the parody on an episode of Seinfeld, but I’ll bet you a cup of coffee that you have no idea of the whole story.

 

Indeed, I’ll bet you didn’t know that:

 

  • That coffee wasn’t just hot, it was scalding.  McDonalds mandated temperature spec for its coffee at that time was between 180 and 190…
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Added by Loren Miller on June 28, 2011 at 6:46am — 9 Comments

Changing the Status quo of religions to Mythology

I would like to have your opinion about the discussion below. Our organization is quite young and we don’t have enough legal nor technical knowledge in this area. Meanwhile we are conscious that it is a huge endeavor to be carried out without international support and collaboration.

We at…

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Added by Jeronimo Lemos de Freitas Filho on June 28, 2011 at 3:15am — 5 Comments

So I run faster, but he caught me here

I started therapy and seeing a shrink for about a month or so now(or is it two months? crap..). Things have been a bit tense lately, and well, being honest about things to a person who doesn't know you that well..is akin to taking a too small bandaid off of a festering, gaping wound.

 

In other words, it hurts like hell. But keeping it all in hurts even more. I really wished, however, that someone would have warned me of the "overflow" that occurs after a therapy appointment.…

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Added by Monica S. on June 28, 2011 at 12:28am — 7 Comments

Non-Theism in the mid-west.

I'm just gonna shoot the shit here no specific point of topic, the only one being atheism in the mid-western states of the U.S.  Being an atheist can on occasion be difficult, and in other times it is very easy.  Location in my experience seems to have a lot to do with this I have been many places all over the U.S. and to a few other countries and rarely do I experience the amount of disdain for conversing with anyone than the amount I feel when conversing with people from home.  Being…

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Added by Jeffery Noble Zeckser on June 28, 2011 at 12:00am — 5 Comments

Lying In The Name Of Christ

Too many people have lied in the name of Christ for anyone to heed the call” - Crosby Stills and Nash, Cathedral

 

What if the Bible is not just wrong or full of legends? What if it was also full of lies?

 

This is the premise of Bart Ehrman’s new book Forged. In a nutshell, he documents the deceptive practices…

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Added by Curtis Wolf on June 27, 2011 at 6:22pm — 5 Comments

Michele Bachmann

"When I pray, I pray believing that God will speak to me and give me an answer to that prayer, and so that’s what a calling is,” she told CBS News on Sunday, explaining that she had prayed about her decision to seek the presidency. “If I pray, a calling means that I have a sense from God which direction I’m supposed to…

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Added by Keith G. on June 27, 2011 at 5:46pm — 10 Comments

First Aid Kit - A Girl Folk Duo

http://thisisfirstaidkit.com/

 

Please listen to the song on the webpage (you'll see the sound cloud in the upper right). Now I have no idea if these girls are atheists, but damn, that is an amazing song.

 

 

Actually, it's called "Hard Believer", and here's a link directly to the Soundcloud page:…

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Added by Nathan Hevenstone on June 27, 2011 at 12:55am — 1 Comment

Cheapskates and Computer Clumsiness

My sketchy computer/internet skills led to me posting a favorable comment on one blog when I meant it for another. (In my childhood, there was no television, let alone computers.)

In one of Odin Zeus McGaffrey's Blog post's, he made a joke in which the underlying assumption was that Jews are cheap. First of all, that's a sweeping generalization & racist as well. Secondly, there may be some Jews who wouldn't find this hurtful, but in my opinion, many would. And finally, O.Z. Mc G.…

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Added by Pat Star on June 26, 2011 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Unconditional worship is NEVER an appropriate attitude for humans to hold

[Cross-posted from the Teapot Atheist]



Every Sunday, rather than offering commentary on a current event as I usually do, I present an argument, either against theism writ large or against some particular religion.



God is usually defined as having the maximized forms of certain categories of properties: power, freedom, goodness, etc.; he is said to be… Continue

Added by Christopher Ray on June 26, 2011 at 4:35pm — No Comments

How the "love" of "god" is so Mathematically Incorrect.

Mathematics

 

Good Sunday everyone! :)

 

I watching a presentation called "Mathematics" that a believer sent me...hmmm, all i can say is...actions speak louder than words!

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Added by Dakota Marquette on June 26, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Thrown out of church today

Everyone was in a pissy mood because the sinful, blasphemous, God hating State of New York gave the sinful, blasphemous, God hating homosexuals the right to marry.  So when I walked in wearing my "Jesus had two daddies" tee shirt, I think they might have misinterpreted (as they often do) what I was really trying to say. I wasn't saying "Jesus was gay," I was actually saying, "Ha, ha, you fucking lost again you immoral, mindless dipshits."

Added by Odin Zeus McGaffer on June 26, 2011 at 10:04am — 1 Comment

Intelligence

I wonder if I am smart enough to be a member on this site.

Although the only requirement is you be non-religious, it almost seems like to "fit in" you need a degree in cosmology with a working knowledge of quantum physics, psychology, ecology and global history, and a minor in world religions and or philosophy.

I AM an atheist, I know there are no gods and I do know a little bit about A LOT of different things, but read a book about geophysics? No Thank you..I think Phineas and…

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Added by Peggy Wilson on June 26, 2011 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

The slightest stroke of luck is good enough evidence for most Christians to believe that their God not only exists, but is constantly working in their favor. You might think they would change their m…

The slightest stroke of luck is good enough evidence for most Christians to believe that their God not only exists, but is constantly working in their favor. You might think they would change their mind after their grandmother gets hit by a drunk driver in a stolen garbage truck. No, they only try to understand their God's mysterious sense of humor and try to develop some sort of poetic meaning to her extraordinarily odd death. Continue

Added by Odin Zeus McGaffer on June 25, 2011 at 11:32pm — 1 Comment

"God is Love"

There came a point in my life one time when I loved everything in a right-side-of-the-brain swimming elation.  I woke up and I was in love with/toward not only the person who had been the target of such emotions of mine in the recent past, but also everyone else.



I even, though it was painful at that time to even realize it, let alone to admit to it, loved the people that I hated.  Now, those who I hated, I hated dearly.  They were and, I…

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Added by Jared Lardo on June 25, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

GEEKANOLOGY: On Ghosts & Out-Of-Body Experiences

A post I posted over at my "Geekanology" website:



In my opinion it is ludicrous to believe in things like ghosts, they are last bastion of those reaching out to something they suppose (wrongly I think) will take them beyond life's clutches. Ghosts/spirits are, and please correct me if I'm wrong, the "real essences" of people and animals (usually dead). They continue to exist after we die and… Continue

Added by Kyuuketsuki on June 25, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Debates with Capitalist Conservatives, Vol. 3

I will be chronicling my conversations with those who appear to be unaware of social awareness, and quite surprisingly, comfortable with our current system of administration thank you very much!



Behold, the masses (Their identities shall be concealed for their own protection):…
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Added by Evil For All Time on June 25, 2011 at 8:06am — No Comments

Tears of Saying Goodbye

My daughter is in Grade 3, this year,they lean how to observe butterfly ,from egg to being butterfly.

 

June 7th, the teacher showed them to get eggs from plants of school , she chose a big one, one day

later, a worm was out from that egg, very pretty ,and green in whole, so everyday she is busy to choose leave for it,also clean plastics box for it, changing now tissue with water, so carfully looked after the baby worm.

 

Weekends, she took it back home,…

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Added by Selen on June 24, 2011 at 11:07pm — 2 Comments

Ignorance Knows No Limits

Despite being 11 years into the 21st century, in the United States the train of ignorance rolls on and shows no signs of slowing down. Before, I start in on this rant (yes, it is a rant) I must admit that I am highly disgusted by the colossal amount of misinformation the black church passes along. I am incensed by the ignorance it encourages and more importantly, I am frightened by the amount of, what else can I call it, bullshit the community actually…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on June 24, 2011 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

My grandmother is dying.

[Cross-posted from the Teapot Atheist]



Atheism grips one's character most weakly when a loved one is dying- this is a critique well-taken, at least of the emotional appeal of atheism, though not at all of its truth. Right now, my mother's mother is probably on her last go-round, and this is inviting only for being contemplative.



She has lived with my parents for the better… Continue

Added by Christopher Ray on June 24, 2011 at 7:23pm — 1 Comment

Three GOOD hours of talk radio - 8 ET/5 PT TONIGHT!

A lot of talk radio shows are often the same old talking points over and over again - Point A, Point B, Point C, lather, rinse, repeat. A lot of folks think that's what passes for good radio these days.

 

I beg to differ, and so does the crew at ShockNet Radio's American Heathen - airing at 8 ET/5 PT TONIGHT (http://www.shocknetradio.com, simulcast on Freethought radio -…

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Added by Brent Feeney on June 24, 2011 at 12:13pm — No Comments

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