On another forum I'm on there is a section for photography. Someone has been trying to take some portraits, and obviously not having much luck getting everyone to smile/look good at the same time. There has been a topic title on the forum all day today, "How many heads do I want to move?" referring, of course, to photo manipulation in order to get the portrait to look good.
So is it bad that all I can think every single time I see that thread title is the snide answer, "Well, that… Continue
Added by Jas Brimstone on July 14, 2010 at 11:02pm —
It's been a long time since I followed a long anime series. A friend of mine was insisting me to watch Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood, arguing it was like nothing I had seen before. So I decided to give it a try. After the third episode I have to say I will continue watching the whole thing.
If you have time, watch this episode. There are still many gags and situations that might be boring or just silly unless you're 12 years old. But in general is a very good example how religion… Continue
Added by Diego on July 14, 2010 at 8:02pm —
For the past few weeks, I have peppering the "Pieces of Flair" Facebook application with little Atheist gems. Why? I have a few good reasons. First, I like playing with graphics, so it is enjoyable to me simply as a hobby. I mess with fonts, edit backgrounds, manipulate pictures. It's a lot of fun for me. Second, I figure Facebook, as a social network, is a great place to send out atheist messages to younger people. Teens, twenty-somethings use Pieces of Flair a lot, so throwing a couple of… Continue
Added by ungodlynews on July 14, 2010 at 6:23pm —
After making several heated but ultimately empty threats toward my cats (who saw fit to wake me up at 5 this morning yowling to get out, yet run the other direction every time I attempted to let them out) I came to ponder the following and thought it might be yet another argument in the arsenal against the biblical god.
The bible says blasphemy is the one truly unforgivable sin, right?
I've heard many Christians define blasphemy as the same as "Taking the Lord's name in vain."… Continue
Added by Jas Brimstone on July 14, 2010 at 12:39pm —
So lets explore the basis
of all human races
Added by R. Ryan Nelson on July 14, 2010 at 3:01am —
From Su Nombre en Vano
I don't write much about the Jews. This is mostly because either Christianity or Islam commit more atrocities and make their nonsense more obvious to the world. Which doesn't mean that the Jewish people are not guilty of anything, but in those cases, there is a huge percentage of the population (especially liberals) that will "stand for Palestine" and criticize Israel. Finally, I have to admit I don't know… Continue
Added by Diego on July 13, 2010 at 8:47pm —
Immediately following on from my last blog
, about how I'd posted a video on Facebook about Homosexuality and Christianity, received one angry message from a Christian who promptly de-friended me (how shall I ever live with myself ? ? ? ) - someone began commenting on the video.
Turns out - as you'll see - he's something of a spiritual, new age kind with a penchant for CRAZY and lists, LOTS of lists… Continue
Added by Richard Healy on July 13, 2010 at 5:30pm —
Ideally in a debate there are two sides, one makes a claim, the other tries to refute that claim. Both sides try to avoid logical fallacies and use objective, nonpartisan facts to determine in a claim is valid or not. If the evidence does not support the claim, then the side that made the claim admits they were wrong and everybody moves on. It would be wonderful if the world followed that… Continue
Added by Dustin Sanders on July 13, 2010 at 2:30pm —
imagine that your socially isolated and literally inaccessible to others, and also you don't want to talk to anybody, cos it really don't make any sense, so you retreat from all social liabilities and attachments. what will you be doing in this condition!?
Added by carl on July 13, 2010 at 1:01pm —
I just responded to some theist claiming that Hitler, Stalin, and Pol Pot were "atheists". It occurred to me, no, they were actually theists.
What is God to his followers? An unquestionable, all knowing, undebatable perfect being who is all powerful...correct?
What was Hitler to his followers? An unquestionable, all knowing, undebatable, perfect being who was all powerful.
The punishment for being skeptical of God in most mainstream religions is death (or some… Continue
Added by ryan cameron on July 13, 2010 at 12:30pm —
Like many in my generation, I mostly remember Julia Sweeney as a cast member on Saturday Night Live during the show's early 90s heyday. Like some of her cast mates (Dana Carvey, Kevin Nealon, Jon Lovitz), I hadn't heard much about her over the years. So I was fairly astonished to find out that she had gone on as a working actor, appearing in straight-to-video films and -- more importantly -- putting together a monologue entitled "Letting Go Of God".
I listened to this one woman show… Continue
Added by Nicole Cushing on July 13, 2010 at 9:37am —
Sorry mate, mocking my choice of religion isn't a good thing. I'm going to remove you from my friend's list. Peace.
Don't send flowers. *sniff*
I wonder if incorrect use of an apostrophe is a hell-worthy? It should be.
I demand if I am going to be told to 'fuck off', it should be done so grammatically.… Continue
Added by Richard Healy on July 13, 2010 at 6:30am —
My father has gone. I do not know what will happen next. I will miss him. He was 79 years old and possibly the most amazing person in my life.
He was generous and kind and he never knew a stranger and he is now gone and I am feeling a great deal of pain right now. Dad was cremated so we had a viewing and a memorial service for him. I did a short eulogy. It had to be short because I knew that my composure would last only a short while.
The day was a day of tears… Continue
Added by LeeLah on July 13, 2010 at 2:47am —
One of the great things about Atheist Nexus is that I have a place to talk about my journey to atheism. Probably nothing new to you all, but I'm still getting used to it. So, I'm putting my toe in the water by writing about my experiences.
I thought I would write about my deconversion. I kept trying to pin down "when" I became an atheist. I suspect I'm not alone in that mine is a long and twisted road that led me here. There was a moment when I realized my nonbelief, but it sure didn't… Continue
Added by Citizen Roe on July 13, 2010 at 12:51am —
Sometimes I feel so ignorant. When I was in HS and college, I loved physics and science. It seemed that I understood the more difficult concepts when others did not. I loved it! It was so amazing to learn all of that crazy stuff.
Has science made some giant leap since I left college 9 years ago? I am watching Through the Worm Hole with Morgan Freeman and I feel like I am ON one of those planets they are talking about. I seriously have a freakin headache. Did I somehow become a dirt… Continue
Added by Sicile on July 12, 2010 at 9:35pm —
So, I did something 'a little wacky' - or as my fiance refers to it, childish. I think it's an important, if overstated, attempt at what I've been trying to do for a long time. Enough preamble.
I went to Walgreens and bought a package of 15 'Hello, my name is' tags. I scratched the 'my name is' and underneath wrote 'I am an' and in the space for the name in bolded letters: 'Atheist'.
I should explain why I'm doing…
Added by Jeffrey P. Murphy on July 12, 2010 at 7:30pm —
(This was written shortly after September 11, 2001, for a general audience.)
I've followed, more or less, the discussions about who the "enemy" is, in the "war on terrorism"; the "Clash of Civilizations" thesis, and so forth. I confess I think of it in different terms. The enemy is theocracy. It comes in Islamic, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, AND secular forms.
The freethinking, skeptical, scientific "frame of mind" is functionally and… Continue
Added by John B Hodges on July 12, 2010 at 1:45pm —
I have sometimes encountered Christians who argue that the concept of a fiery Hell was not part of Jesus' original teaching; rather that it was introduced some centuries later by Church theologians. For easy reference, I have collected the following.
Added by John B Hodges on July 12, 2010 at 1:23pm —
ATHEIST ETHICS IN 500 WORDS. John B. Hodges, Dec. 21, 2007.
How can you have any ethics if you don't believe in God?
The question must BE questioned. How can you have any ethics if you DO believe in a god?
Religious folk misunderstand morality at its roots. Religion teaches a child's view of ethics, that "being good" means "obeying your parent". Just as religious faith is believing what you are told, so… Continue
Added by John B Hodges on July 12, 2010 at 1:07pm —
This is my version of the Pledge of Allegiance.
"I pledge allegiance to the Constitution of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it was written, one nation, under the laws of said document, indivisible, where liberty and justice should be for all."
After all, the flag is just a symbol of the nation. It's the constitution that makes the nation what it is (or should be). I mean, even when you join the military you are vowing to defend the Constitution,… Continue
Added by DAVID LAWTON on July 12, 2010 at 9:54am —