September 2010 Blog Posts (136)

Explorator Urbanicus, part three

Now, I know that I promised to do more blog posts than I actually have, so I'll do a third one now to try to keep up with the pace I set for myself.


This time I won't even bother trying to hide where I went because the moment you see the pictures it will be obnoxiously obvious where I…
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Added by Louis on September 26, 2010 at 3:00am — No Comments

Explorator Urbanicus, part two

Sorry I haven't updated. A few other locations beckoned, I've taken a lot of pictures, and I've been separating the wheat from the chaff. Why god would make chaff at all... well... that's anyone's guess.


Ok. So, after I had gotten my feet wet exploring the abandoned missile station I went a…
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Added by Louis on September 26, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

This was a facebook post that happened. One of my friends is studying to be a nurse and she updated her status as saying she couldn't believe how anybody could believe in evolution. Her belief is tha…

  • This was a facebook post that happened. One of my friends is studying to be a nurse and she updated her status as saying she couldn't believe how anybody could believe in evolution. Her belief is that the human body is so complex somebody had to create it. This is what ensued.…





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Added by Rucareanu Valentin on September 25, 2010 at 1:57pm — 7 Comments

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

When two adolescent owls are relocated, they are faced with a choice: go along with it, or do the right thing. Drawing from the great stories of yore, the animated Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole is an aesthetic wonderment that captured my attention and used the occasional depth of plot to hold me tight.



The cynical Kludd (Ryan Kwanten), his cheerful brother Soren (Jim Sturgess), and their freakishly adorable little sister Egaltine (Adreinne DeFaria) live nestled safely… Continue

Added by LaRae Meadows on September 25, 2010 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Saint's Revenge interview

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGrKmbwO3MI

Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on September 24, 2010 at 11:11pm — No Comments

No concentration camp unless you choose to join the believers.

Hey, Obama is still potus!

I'm not in a concentration camp run by jesus nor muhammed Inc. made in China built here?

so, let's see, captured or killed, (2 that I know of) fundamentalists militant cults (possible race-driven connections) on Obama admin's watch, CHECK! all that WITHIN THE UNITED STATES.



Next time someone complains about America's current representative in the world;

make them listen to a speech from, pick a fascist fool from the past or dry-drunk present, tie… Continue

Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on September 24, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Opinions about the Bible are like noses: Everyone has one

I am surprised by the heat in discussions about the Bible, even amongst atheists. Questions about myth and history in the Old Testament and Jesus as a historical or mythical character resulted in people slinging references from their favorite experts, back and forth. I could see the weaknesses of these arguments; but, it took awhile for me to formulate an explanation for why everyone was a…

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Added by Diana Agorio on September 24, 2010 at 9:30pm — 6 Comments

We are Gods

When many people hear about things like genetic modification, geoengineering, etc, many scream “Your playing god!” Well in a sense we are gods. Look at us, look at what we have done, look at what we can do. We can communicate with people on the other side of the world with small devices we hold to our heads, we can heat food by putting in in a metal box, we can cure diseases that have plagued humanity for thousands of years, we can build buildings hundreds of stories tall, we can fly faster…

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Added by Lone Wolf on September 24, 2010 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Joining an atheist social organisation.

Until recently, I felt quite happy to merely support atheist-type causes such as the UK's National Secular Society & the like. Since I've moved to Germany, I'm much more exposed to religious control of (what I regard) as entirely non-religious and useful social services - specifically, kindergartens. It's looking increasingly likely that I'll have to get my son christened in order to get him into a kindergarten. I'm told that he's much more likely to get to the front of a waiting list if… Continue

Added by Rob Williamson on September 24, 2010 at 3:39pm — No Comments

What Ally Week means to me

In about a month, the GSA hosts what they call "Ally Week" in order to bring attention and to help end anti-gay bullying in schools. This week has special significance to me. Before I transferred to my current school, I attended a Christian college.
I have always been a kind of outsider which has attracted me to other outsiders like me, and to my great surprise, among that fringe group were the college's homosexuals. The shock came from the fact that in the rules of the college do not allow…
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Added by Rachel McAtee on September 24, 2010 at 12:56pm — No Comments

I Wanna Be A Macho Man: The Prosperity Gospel According to Eddie Long

By Sikivu Hutchinson

Who was it who said that it would be easier for a camel to get through the eye of a needle than a filthy rich pastor with a $350,000 Bentley to get into the Kingdom of God? And how long will it be before the Lord, working mysteriously, delivers New Birth Missionary Church Bishop Eddie Long--Bentley ditched for a Pinto--sobbing Jimmy Swaggart cum Ted Haggard-style in a warm lather of repentance on cable TV?



Accused of sexually abusing young men in…

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Added by Shutch on September 24, 2010 at 9:34am — 4 Comments

Church Sign 2

Sometimes, I pass church signs that display a truly flawed message based on opinion and misinformation. When this happens, I cannot help wanting to write a letter or in this case, send an email making these people aware of their errors. I figure, these people make the claim of having the ultimate truth, I would think that they would be grateful for a tip that their church sign makes them look like a bunch of idiots. This sign is in no way as bad as the first sign I responded to,… Continue

Added by Brian Bradsher on September 24, 2010 at 5:29am — 5 Comments

Age of the earth

I told my kids the other day that my great great grandfather was an alien. I told them that our ancestors came to earth about 4 billion years ago on a comet. I've told them the earth is about 4.5 billion years old. My son didn't have a problem with it. He said that he suspected it for years. Now, I've read some stuff on the internet about a young earth. Any ideas?

Added by Richard Hewitt on September 23, 2010 at 3:54pm — 5 Comments

'Did Jesus exist?' vs. 'Did God exist?'

In the beginning was the word, and the word was, like all words, a human invention, to label something that humans want to label. This gave shape to a concept that eventually led to an ontological fallacy (God-the-greatest-thing-I-can-imagine does indeed exist as a concept - that's the whole point - but that doesn't mean that God-the-greatest-thing-I-can-imagine also exists) ...



Whether a word represents 'the truth' is beside the point -… Continue

Added by Sigmund on September 23, 2010 at 11:29am — 62 Comments

"Heroin" Of the people

الدين "هيرويين" الشعوب…

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Added by Ihsan Masri on September 23, 2010 at 11:28am — 1 Comment

How to undo years of indoctrination and significant phobias?

I was indoctrinated with catholocism in my early years to teen years. I also was indoctrinated with supernatural / occult / paranormal beliefs from middle school through my twenties. The occult has scared the crap out of me since I was a child and my family would play the ouija board, tell me there were poltergeists in the house and think they saw ghosts. When I grew up those fears were reinforced by psychics, healers, etc. who told me I had demons haunting me because they said my family…

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Added by New Atheist on September 22, 2010 at 11:29pm — 5 Comments

"The Grand Design" by Stephen Hawking!! I finished it!!! My opinion :) short and sweet....

So I got all nervous thinking that I wasn't going to comprehend what was written in this book. After the first chapter, big sigh of relief. I'm not going to babble on about the theories and laws Hawking and Mlodinow used to lead up to their theory of how we came into existence. I think the point of this book, IS there is finally a theory.

I feel like this book was meant to put out a rational non fantasy based argument for the existence of a uni/multiverse that doesn't have god in it.… Continue

Added by Kelly M on September 22, 2010 at 11:17pm — No Comments

A Former Neo-Pagan Reflects on the Autumnal Equinox

This is going to be all very off the cuff. I didn't even think this was something I would be writing about. I have eschewed careful copy editing in favor of actually trying to roughly sketch my thoughts on my old neo-paganism, my new secular humanism and what the Autumnal Equinox means to me in light of this fundamental change in worldview.



When I say I didn't think I'd be writing about this, I mean it. I had forgotten that today is the Autumnal Equinox; well, not… Continue

Added by Sarah Walton on September 22, 2010 at 4:42pm — 4 Comments

Where Is The Christian Forgiveness?

In my last blog post, I mentioned the reaction from my Christian friend to the atheist quotes I posted. There was quite a bit of back and forth on Facebook with basically ended with her saying, rather smugly, that I certainly don't seem very happy now that I've abandoned religion.


Of course, her point was that since I've given up religion, that's why I'm not currently happy. I replied that I'm no more unhappy than I was with I was a theist and that since life isn't perfect,…
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Added by Jay Walker on September 22, 2010 at 11:16am — 2 Comments

Crimes Against Our Humanity

The other day, I posted the following quotes on my Facebook and Twitter accounts:…

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Added by Jay Walker on September 22, 2010 at 10:59am — No Comments

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