July 2010 Blog Posts (168)

What's a modern carnivore to do?

Cross-posted from my blog.



I have a lot of vegetarian friends and I've always found it interesting to hear their reasons for choosing to eschew meat from their diet. After all, meat is tasty and our bodies are designed to use it as a source of complex proteins. I've collected quite a few stories.



A guy I knew as an undergrad told me he stopped eating meat after taking an… Continue

Added by BacteriaWrangler on July 20, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Culture wars ground zero, United States public schools.

http://www.democracynow.org/1996/9/3/the_culture_wars_in_public_schools



FOR OVER A DECADE, THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT HAS BEEN WAGING A GRASSROOTS BATTLE OVER THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF SCHOOL CHILDREN. THE STRUGGLE, WHICH AT FIRST FOCUSED AROUND CURRICULA, HAS WIDENED



SERIES IS CALLED CAREFULLY TAUGHT: CLASHING VALUES IN THE CLASSROOM.



wow, dn.org… Continue

Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on July 19, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Thanks to Grundgetta

Sometimes you can't see the forest fire for the burning trees.

And I'm relatively new to social sites so I'm sure you will allow me some time to acclimate.

But...much thanks to Grundgetta for her suggestion to throw some t-shirt profit money towards Atheist Nexus.

50% COTTON 50% SHROUD OF TURIN T-SHIRT profit from orders via Atheist Nexus will be split, not so oddly enough, 50/50, with one dollar per shirt going to the Freedom From Religion Foundation and one dollar per…

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Added by Richard Halasz on July 19, 2010 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

You're Going to Hell!!!

Eight years ago, after quite a bit of scientific study and no small amount of soul-searching, I left the Christian Faith and began life anew as an atheist. My mother is, and probably always will be, crushed that I left, and is terrified of the prospect that I am (in her mind) going to burn in torment forever.



Occasionally she expresses this hurt and fear to me. It runs so…
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Added by Scott Popejoy on July 18, 2010 at 11:30pm — 8 Comments

Doubt in the Pulpit

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The brother-in-law doesn’t think I should go to church with my wife. He thinks it’s the height of hypocrisy for me to even set foot in a church, Christian or otherwise. When I confronted him with the statistics that say, just within his own 2000+ member church, there could be anywhere from thirty to three hundred and twenty non-believers, he maintained his denial. There are no atheists in his…

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Added by The Big Blue Frog on July 18, 2010 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Support Judge Barbara Crabb

In April of this year, U.S. District Court Judge (Western Wisconsin District) ruled that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional, and equated the 1952 and 1988 laws establishing the Day of Prayer as federally mandated calls for religious action. In so deciding, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb wrote that the government can no more enact laws supporting a day of prayer than it can encourage citizens to fast during Ramadan, attend a synagogue or practice magic.…

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Added by The Big Blue Frog on July 18, 2010 at 2:42pm — 4 Comments

Give Anarchy a Chance

"I don't wanna be a politician, Mama/I don't want to lie...." --John Lennon



What kind of governments will we have, if any, in a post-religious era? Yes, the question pre-supposes an enlightened time when Lennon's Dream will be fact, when almost everyone agrees that there's "no hell below us/Above us only sky." I would even settle for something like the quasi-utopian world that already exists in Scandinavia, according to Ed Doerr (reviewing a book by Phil… Continue

Added by James M. Martin on July 18, 2010 at 10:18am — 4 Comments

Rep. Zach Wamp preaches for votes

Rep. Zach Wamp made his message clear with few words: If you are not a

Christian, you lack the moral fiber necessary to defend your freedoms.

In a gubernatorial election that has seen many references to scripture

and appeals to religion, Wamp furthered the tone of

religious exclusivity with his July 4 visit to Higher Ground… Continue

Added by God is Pretend on July 18, 2010 at 1:46am — 2 Comments

So, I had to move back in with my fundamentalist parents while my husband studies for the bar and we set up his practice (I am going to be his office manager and business promoter while I go to schoo…

So, I had to move back in with my fundamentalist parents while my husband studies for the bar and we set up his practice (I am going to be his office manager and business promoter while I go to school). I won't write this on my regular blog because I have readers whose comments I do enjoy that are Christian. But here, where there are only atheists, I will say:THE CHRISTIANS ARE DRIVING ME CRAAAAAAZY!!!! And I do mean crazy. If I don't get out of here soon, I am going to have a nervous… Continue

Added by Laura on July 18, 2010 at 12:12am — 6 Comments

My first blog post ever

Hi guys.

I'm just trying this blog post thing out. I'm not really sure what to say.

Added by David Swenson on July 17, 2010 at 8:15pm — 1 Comment

Dear Religious Cult Member

Dear Religious Cult Member:



One:

I do not want to join your cult.



Two:

I do not care that you do not like being told that you are in a cult. You

are in one, deal with it.



Three:

Your belief in talking donkeys, angels, demons, a man surviving three days in the belly of a

whale, magic underwear, someone walking on water, living to be 900 years

old, someone rising from the dead, a flaming…
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Added by Joseph Franklin Cook on July 17, 2010 at 1:24pm — 3 Comments

How to Be a Good Atheist on Faceboook.

1. Take all the crap people give you.



2. After taking the crap, smile and say, “Thank you, may I have some more pretty please?”



3. Never ever file a complaint with Facebook unless it is against yourself because you are an Atheist.



4. Apologize non-stop for being an Atheist. It is also good to grovel at times.



5. Ask Facebook to make sure that everyone on Facebook around the world knows you are an atheist and see what Facebook can do to make sure that other… Continue

Added by Rick on July 17, 2010 at 4:29am — 4 Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 263: WOW! We're the Top of the Pops Where the Hits Don't Stop...s





I DO believe that this 60's radio-themed podcast included a recipe for



REGRETTABLE FIESTA



Here's the ingredient list:



2-3 pounds various slow-cook meats, diced, and/or ground

1 Onion

2-3 stalks celery

1 pepper, any color

1 TB butter

1 TB EVOO

1 grocery store packet spicy chili seasoning or your own chili seasoning choice (for a large… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on July 16, 2010 at 6:48pm — No Comments

God Hates Batman

Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church, which is led by Fred Phelps, plan to picket Comic-Con in San Diego.

The “Reverend” Phelps states…

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Added by Jim DePaulo on July 16, 2010 at 5:48pm — 10 Comments

Dublin Ireland

Had a great crowd at Science Gallery (in Dublin Ireland) last night to
talk about The God
Virus. It was well organized with a beautiful facility. We "shared a
pint or two" at a local pub after wards. It seemed a proper Irish thing
to do. I talk to Atheist Ireland tomorrow (Saturday).

Added by Darrel Ray on July 16, 2010 at 4:05pm — 1 Comment

Some Musings

Well, I do always like it when I get paid to work on my hobbies, which is kind of the biggest benefit of my job. I do enjoy time to relax and read and play on the internet. So, I don't really have a plan in writing this blog. I have been floating around Atheist Nexus for almost 2 weeks now. I have really enjoyed my time here and I can honestly say I haven't found a community online that has such a rich and interesting collection of discussions to participate in. Both in the forums and in the… Continue

Added by Dale on July 16, 2010 at 2:47am — No Comments

what i am going to do after i have this baby..:)

well...i have been chubby althrough my highschool years..and now that im pregnant...i am feeling that i really want to be thinner...and i have this exercising thing, that i havent used yet...and then i got pregnant, my boyfriend put it together for me...which was so sweet of him, so when i am done having this baby...i am going to do a ton of belly crunches, while listening to music...my goal is to get my stomach flat...i really dont care about my chubby legs...cause i think they are…

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Added by Amber In Missery on July 16, 2010 at 1:58am — 2 Comments

Hellfire and Buggery Part III: Telekine-what-inosis???

So picking up from where my last blog left off - my debate/rout/argument with AR took a turn from the merely strange and unusual into the TOTALLY WEIRD.



We begin things up with a small area of overlap, he's telling me how reality is a matter of… Continue

Added by Richard Healy on July 15, 2010 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

New Book Release: Life After Faith

The seventh book by former minister Chris Highland has just been released.

Life After Faith is available now through Createspace and Amazon.

A personal story of leaving religion, ministry and super-natural faith, the book brings along companions like Frances Wright, Thomas Paine,…

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Added by Chris Highland on July 15, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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