August 2011 Blog Posts (152)

BREAKING NEWS: Canadian NDP Leader Jack Layton Dead at 61

Wasn't sure where this might fit in on the discussion boards, so I thought I'd do this as a blog post. If anyone has any ideas where it could go, don't hesitate to let me know.

 

For our Canadian friends and anyone interested in international politics: Canadian New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton died early this morning at his home in Toronto, aged 61, of cancer. Here's the story from the CBC web site:…

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Added by Brent Feeney on August 22, 2011 at 10:16am — 1 Comment

Why Is the Bible True? by Ken Ham

Holy fucking shit Ken Ham, you brain damaged moron. The Bible is true because it says it's true? Congratulations on convincing an 9 year old with circular reasoning.

http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/kw/why-is-the-bible-true

Added by Odin Zeus McGaffer on August 22, 2011 at 9:49am — 5 Comments

It is official, I'm going to hide like a coward

I hate it, but from the way things are in the world right now, I am officially removing my name from this account.  People are being fired for all sorts of nonsense reasons, and I think it is time I got OUT of the game.

 

My account will still be here, my image will not change, but the name will be removed.  For those of you who know my name, please do not use it in response to me here.  The fewer Google an Yahoo hits the better.



I will still be an open atheist, but my…

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Added by John Secular Smith on August 21, 2011 at 6:47pm — 7 Comments

dad's birthday

So today is my dad's birthday. He is deceased (died the day after obama was elected). I have sat and thought about him quite a bit and have enjoyed my thoughts. Have I cried?? Certainly...I do miss him!! I am human for "god's sake"!! But I love how my christian family members have two responses to this...1-Why are you crying?? 2-Let's just pretend he never even existed...I love how my dad was the most faithful tither I knew..and he died of cancer. How many times do you have to tithe before you… Continue

Added by Kimberlee Williams on August 21, 2011 at 5:32pm — 8 Comments

Thrown out of church today.

Every week I bring in a barf bag and sit in the back row in order to silently puke while the preacher gives his sermon.  Not a bad idea, but he was on a roll today talking about how you can never disprove God.  Good thing the collection bucket came around at that instant because the bag was full.

Added by Odin Zeus McGaffer on August 21, 2011 at 10:47am — 4 Comments

Youth Unemployment in the UK

The unemployment rate for 16-23 year olds is the highest it's been in a generation in the UK, with record numbers of university graduates and school levers going straight on the doll. Even though this feels like a fairly recent news story, caused by raised tuition fees and extensive cuts implamented or planned by the fairly new coalition government, it really has been a growing problem for many years now. I graduated university in the year 2009, which, at the time, was considered the worst…

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Added by Stuart M Rees on August 21, 2011 at 8:14am — 1 Comment

72 virgins

 

Did you ever wonder what the woman of Islam  get when they die ?, if your a man and a suicide bomber  you get  72 virgins because you died a martyr , if  you  die of every day  cause in Islam you get  2 virgins when you get to paradise ,  but if your a woman ,  you  get  to have your husband back ! , you get to serve your husband for eternity  in paradise (along side of the virgins  i  might add ,NOW IF THIS INST PROOF THAT RELIGION IS MAN MADE I DON'T NOW  HOW ELSE TO CONVINCE…

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Added by michelliberty on August 20, 2011 at 12:26pm — 3 Comments

Can anyone explain what this means?

Can anyone explain what this means?

Peace and blessings manifest with every lesson learn,
If your knowledge were your wealth then it would be well earned

If we were made in his image then call us by our names
Most intellects do not believe in god but the fear is just the same

It was posted on my fiances Facebook Wall, and I'm having trouble understanding it.

Added by Chris Cook on August 20, 2011 at 12:10pm — 1 Comment

Why Jesus Would Be A One Term President

Here's a comedy bit I wrote up. Enjoy.

 

I was trying to come up with a topic to write about tonight. I was making some bread (yes, I make my own bread) when it hit me: Jesus would suck as a president. Here are the reasons.

 

10. Jesus surrounds himself with punks. Have you read the New Testament?  The apostles can barely get out of their own way. Who hired Judas?…

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Added by Andrew Hall on August 19, 2011 at 6:12pm — 5 Comments

Tonight, 8 ET/5 PT - the American Heathen SEASON FINALE!

Talk radio is one of the most predictable things out there - same well-paid shills mouthing the same old talking points day after day with the same results. Lather, rinse, repeat. It's enough to make any sane person almost want to do something drastic with their radios.

 

If you're looking for a program that's NOT the same predictable, set-your-clock-by-it sayings and routines - tune in to ShockNet Radio (…

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Added by Brent Feeney on August 19, 2011 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Campaign for 2012?

This will sound like a joke. But I'm asking everyone to consider it seriously.



Suppose that lots of us on the left half of the political spectrum pulled together an independent campaign, not connected to the Democratic Party. We set up an organization, raise money, recruit volunteers, print buttons and bumper stickers and lawn signs and all that, organize rallies and marches, spend money on media ads if we get enough to do that. With this theme:



RE-ELECT OBAMA: THE LESSER… Continue

Added by John B Hodges on August 19, 2011 at 2:24pm — 2 Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 318: One-Way Ticket to Hell





Various Christian scarefilm clips. Proving once again that the world would be much poorer in the Great Arts without the contributions of Christians.



Playlist



One-Way Ticket 1

Alleee 1

Link Wray & the Raymen * Batman Theme

Le Mur * Believe it or Kill Me 1

MAD Disco * Disco Suicide

One-Way Ticket 2

Armand Migiani and Couroyer * Venus

Le Mur *… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on August 19, 2011 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Hello

Well, I guess I am getting into the whole atheist community thing. Have a blog http://blog.wnyatheist.org/ and have been working on it for a month or so. Made a web page as well but am stumped as to what people actually want from a web page. It is a lot of work but I think it is paying off.  http://wnyatheist.org/Home.php. Also trying to do a podcast. Did a couple trial runs… Continue

Added by Joshua Billingsley on August 19, 2011 at 1:43pm — 1 Comment

Rick Perry, As We Say in KY: "Put Up or Shut Up!"

This may be less than timely, but whatever.

 

How many times does Texas Gov. Perry have to be snubbed by "the Lord" before he gets it?

 

April 2011, Texas is starting to suffer widespread drought for which there is no impending meteorological relief. Rick Perry organizes a "prayer" holiday for rain and the drought gets worse, continuing to this very day. Any good witch doctor knows you need to see the clouds building in the west before you schedule the rain dance.…

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Added by Jeremy Raines on August 19, 2011 at 12:36pm — 3 Comments

Rewinding evolution: Scientists alter chicken DNA to create embryo with 'alligator-like' snout

Scientists have undone the progress made by evolution by altering chicken DNA to create embryos with alligator-like snouts instead of beaks.

Experts changed the DNA of chicken embryos in the early stage of their development, enabling them to undo evolutionary progress and give the creatures snouts which are thought to have been lost in the cretaceous period…

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Added by Brady on August 19, 2011 at 9:02am — 2 Comments

Morning Questions

August 15, 2011

On summer vacation



It is somewhat early in the morning, I am sitting on the porch of our small summer house in northern Evia, able to gaze at the sea from a distance. Our guests are all still asleep and so is my wife. Only my two boys Odysseas and Iasonas are already up and playing nearby, as I am having my first morning coffee and reading the final chapter of “God Is Not Great” by Christopher Hitchens.

I pause my reading to take a glance at the boys,…

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Added by Marios Apostolou on August 19, 2011 at 5:11am — 3 Comments

Morality vs. Ethics

The questions are:

  • Do atheists have a moral ground for their perception of right and wrong? 
  • Is an atheist entitled to claim a sense of right and…
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Added by Karen Loethen on August 19, 2011 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

"We Are Atheism"

Link to my featured page: http://www.weareatheism.com/tony-ryan-the-coffee-loving-skeptic/

Main site: http://www.weareatheism.com/

Take a look, make a comment, speak out!

Added by Tony Ryan on August 18, 2011 at 5:26pm — 1 Comment

"Choice" Contradicts Thermodynamics

Riddle me this:

 

I stand before a counter with several types of food on it. I am hungry but I am currently not eating. Thermodynamics dictates that I will continue not eating until acted on by a force or forces. How do I generate the energy to choose a specific item and eat it?

 

I'll give you a hint: it's a trick question.

Added by John Camilli on August 18, 2011 at 11:44am — 6 Comments

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