July 2012 Blog Posts (108)

He Exists! And He Has an Unexpected New Commandment for Humanity!

Google hates me when I reproduce entire blog posts, so indulge me and go to http://www.richardcahill.net/1/post/2012/07/god-appears-in-glory-tells-humanity-to-shut-up.html for the rest of this breathtaking theological development.

Added by Richard Cahill on July 31, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

He Exists! And He Has an Unexpected New Commandment for Humanity!

Google hates me when I reproduce entire blog posts, so indulge me and go to http://www.richardcahill.net/1/post/2012/07/god-appears-in-glory-tells-humanity-to-shut-up.html for the rest of this breathtaking theological development.

Added by Richard Cahill on July 31, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Tragic Irony of Human Extinction

When I wrote Mirror Reversal in 2007, Global Warming was still uncertain and actively debated. Now massive destruction and human depopulation is as certain as the sinking of the Titanic once the fifth lower compartment was breached by the razor-sharp spikes of the iceberg. As the head engineer said, “It’s a mathematical certainly.”

My son, Rickie, a long-distance trailer driver recently told me that when he spends a night at a gigantic truck stop in the Texas, there’re…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on July 31, 2012 at 10:30am — 14 Comments

"An Atheist Reads the Torah" -- Why I Wrote It and Why You Might Want to Read It

(Several years ago, I undertook to read the Torah.  For specific reasons, see below.  But basically I wanted to find out, to my own satisfaction, just what it said, to the extent possible, given that it's such an ancient text that's been repeatedly copied and edited. 

To rabbis, thus to most Jews, it is a repository of priceless wisdom.   I set out to find it. 

What I found was both enlightening and disappointing. …

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Added by Alan Perlman on July 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — 11 Comments

Jealousy

Jealousy deconstructed. As Dr. Hall mentioned in his review of Sex and God, jealousy is an important concept to understand. While we tend to think of jealousy as a single idea, it actually has many component parts. Once the parts are taken apart and examined, it becomes clear that jealousy is a cultural construct that can change and even disappear depending on how it is constructed. The myth is that jealousy is natural. That it is innate. That we are born with…

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Added by Darrel Ray on July 30, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments

I’m Tired….

Hi all.  My new post is up.  You can read it here: I’m Tired….

Thanks for all of your support! 

     RB

Added by Reason Being on July 30, 2012 at 9:26am — No Comments

So the ladders CEO sent out this email...

The following email came to my husband this morning from 'The Ladders' CEO, he promptly unsubscribed, but now we know that 'magical thinking' is likely the reason they can't even seem to send him announcements that contain jobs in 'his' field, or even a close approximation... ladders indeed... rickety ones at best... Take a gander at this idiocy where within his little bubble, technology works like 'magic' and 'thus' equates with 'theos'!!!??? Is it any wonder…

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Added by Tammy S on July 30, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

I really hate Jesus.

Okay usually you get people that just like "historic Jesus" or think the concept is neat, or like the happy feel good hippy junk he preached about.

But no, I cannot stand Jesus, not at all.



Why is this?

Well it can be summed up as: He is an inconsistent, hypocritical, asshole.



Without getting too theologically involved, lets take the trinity, in which you believe "God" and "Jesus" (not their actual names but the most frequently used aliases the followers use when…

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Added by Lexi on July 29, 2012 at 6:42pm — 2 Comments

Diogo Mainardi: não acredito em deus, mas acredito na religião

Escritor e colunista de uma revista semanal brasileira, Diogo Mainardi, irmão ateu declarado, posiciona-se a favor do cristianismo nas escolas e até põe os seus filhos pra estudar em escolas confessionais.

http://conservadoresateus.blogspot.com.br/2012/07/diogo-mainardi-nao-acredito-em-deus-mas.html

Added by Pereira on July 29, 2012 at 4:14am — 1 Comment

Mondo Diablo Episode 352: The Sagan Series

This week includes the entire audio from The Sagan Series, which can be found on You Tube, and my rant to one of those Christians who says I'm Not One of Those Christians.

Playlist

The Sagan Series Part One

Alleee 1

Babs Gonzales * Prelude to a Nightmare

Tommy Durden and the Westernaires * Hula Boogie

The Sagan Series Part 2

Al Jolson * I Dream of Jeannie

Petula…

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Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on July 28, 2012 at 7:27pm — No Comments

Tune in and hear the difference - AMERICAN HEATHEN on ShockNet Radio!

Has listening to corporate talk-radio shills mouthing the same tired talking points over and over got you down? Are you seeking a TRUE alternative to overpaid, pampered, the-next-original-thought-they-have-will-be-their-first blowhards? If so, log on to ShockNet Radio at 8 ET/5 PT TONIGHT for American Heathen - a three-hour program of logic, reason, news, analysis, commentary, comedy and discussion that looks at…

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Added by Brent Feeney on July 28, 2012 at 2:19pm — No Comments

I'd Rather Be Lucky

Paul Kelly was my first football coach. Since he was a bit overweight with a stomach that would make a Sumo wrestler proud, we called him “Jelly Belly Kelly,” behind his back. Nevertheless, when it came to coaching football, he not only knew the game; he knew how to develop people. Of course, like any coach, he had a list of truisms he spouted regularly which we came to know by heart. One saying he particularly liked was ““Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”



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Added by Donald R Barbera on July 27, 2012 at 6:34pm — 2 Comments

Another PhD Candidate Goes Over the Edge

“Here’s an object more of dread / Than aught the grave contains – A human form with reason fled / While wretched life remains.”

Abraham Lincoln, letter to Andrew Johnson, Sept. 6, 1846

 

A heavily armed man explodes a gas canister in a theater, then opens fire,  killing a dozen, wounding many more.  Again, Colorado and the nation are in shock.  The eternal gun debate, which Obama had been keeping quiet, explodes, four months before an election.  There’s…

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Added by Alan Perlman on July 27, 2012 at 12:30pm — 8 Comments

Chick-Fil-A mess. The politicians are wrong

Is it me or has there been an extreme amount of hyperbole concerning a certain fast food restaurant that serves chicken sandwiches? I agree that there should be some discussion about the owner and his statements. The LGBT community and their supporters should not patronize this establishment for obvious reasons. All groups that support the equal rights of the gay community should raise their voices in protest. Any business that financially and vocally supports measures that limits the equal…

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Added by Michael Eppers on July 27, 2012 at 12:07pm — 5 Comments

Journal of Human Sexuality Review

Reviewed and enjoyed by David S. Hall, Ph.D., publisher for Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality



As this Journal’s publisher, I receive many books and films to review. I tend to shy away from books and films about religion except in my role as an educator. I need to expose my students to the wider view of sexuality held by the world’s religions. When this book arrived from Dr. Ray, author of The God Virus, I took it on as a learning project. I am very glad I did.…

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Added by Darrel Ray on July 27, 2012 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Another Example of Christian Apologetic Deceit

Hi all my new post is up:  You can read it here: Another Example of Christian Apologetic Deceit

Thanks for all of your support!,

           RB

Added by Reason Being on July 27, 2012 at 9:59am — No Comments

Weekly Articles By Teen Atheists!

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Added by Youth Humanist on July 26, 2012 at 9:42pm — 1 Comment

Criticism, where it is due, still has limits.

I often see people pointing out something that an atheist said wrong.  It is good that they are being corrected.  However there are some similar situations in which the atheist was doing the right thing, and I wanted to explore that.  [I’ll only be talking about criticisms of religion that are valid to someone’s actual beliefs, and some that just need to be…

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Added by bpansky25 on July 26, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

I think religion is a problem, not just "people".

[This was in a response to someone who posted something about "religion is not the problem, people are."]



I would first like to thank you for doing your part to try to correct some of the ignorance of the general population.  You pointed out some errors that people make with their reasoning.  That was great.

I was wondering if we could agree about a few…

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Added by bpansky25 on July 26, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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