September 2010 Blog Posts (136)

Simon Le Bon on losing his faith...

from a while back, but it's still a good story... especially if you love duran duran.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8zY2ESCvxk

Added by markystar on September 19, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

Sparing the rod ... a response to another blog post

In a blog where I am an unwelcome commenter, Jo Jerome wrote: "How many Xians today swear that 'Spare the rod, spoil the child' is from the Bible when it isn't?"



She is both correct and incorrect. I thought it may be fun to examine the phrase and its historical evolution, and use it as a text case as to why translations of biblical texts, even the much vaunted KJV translation, are utter bullshit. Also, I just had a quarter bottle of bourbon, and this is what I like to do when I… Continue

Added by Al-KADIM on September 18, 2010 at 8:54pm — 20 Comments

I'm surrounded!

On March 18, 2008 I was diagnosed with a terminal illness. I was given a year to live. Happily the doc missed the deadline. Unfortunately, the church ladies have been trying to save my soul. Oh no! It's relentless. I know that they mean well but it's so bothersome. I wish they would afford the same courtesy to my lack of beliefs as I do their superstitions. Sorry. I just needed to vent a little.

Added by Richard Hewitt on September 18, 2010 at 12:23pm — 4 Comments

Agnostic's Serenity Prayer

Got the "serenity prayer" from a friend via email recently:



God, grant us the...

Serenity to accept things we cannot change,

Courage to change the things we can, and the

Wisdom to know the difference

Patience for the things that take time

Appreciation for all that we have, and

Tolerance for those with different struggles

Freedom to live beyond the limitations of our past ways, the

Ability to feel your love for us and our love for each other and… Continue

Added by Mike Gonsalves on September 17, 2010 at 7:28pm — No Comments

The first blog entry

Hello, Miles here. 40-something, Minneapolis. Employed (not an interesting job, but honest work nonetheless). I have been a conscious non-believer since age 16 (both my parents came from a Lutheran background but were not church-goers and felt that we would make our own decisions in that direction).



I do not consider my own non-theist attitudes to be my most important or interesting attribute. My main atheist activities so far involve following podcasts and PZ Myers' blog, and my… Continue

Added by Plastic Exploding on September 17, 2010 at 2:47pm — No Comments

A QUOTE I JUST HAD TO SHARE...

I did not write this but gee I wish I had....



RELIGION IS LIKE A PENIS.



It’s fine to have one.





It’s fine to be proud of it.





But please don’t whip it out in public and start waving it around.…



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Added by Rick on September 17, 2010 at 3:34am — No Comments

Lifelong Learners

Lifelong Learners





I wanted my home, our homeschool experience to produce two children with the ability and desire to become a lifelong learners. What do I mean by this? I’m not sure an official definition of “lifelong…

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Added by Karen Loethen on September 16, 2010 at 11:35pm — No Comments

Seriously, Life interrupted

Obviously, I had made an exit from Atheist Nexus. I feel that I need to explain why it was okay for me to spend my time on other social sites, yet avoid this one like a plague.

My daughter's father had decided to attempt to get custody of our child. In most rational minds this would be impossible, as he had been absent for over 10 years of her life. BUT! He took the case to Michigan. I had lived in Michigan the year before he attempted custody. Here's where it gets a bit ugly.…

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Added by Jennie on September 16, 2010 at 11:02pm — 2 Comments

How Feelst Ye About The Boy Scouts?

Shut up. Feelst is a word.



Surely you've noticed that as a culture, we Americans love the

boyscouts. We love them SO hard.

But just as surely, as an Atheist, you've probably noticed that they are

a piece of shit organization. Probably.



By which I mean this: The Boy Scouts receive copious amounts of federal

moneys. Yet, um. They're a religious organization. They rejectify (also a

word, shut up) atheists, agnostics, homosexuals, and women.… Continue

Added by Jezzy on September 16, 2010 at 6:06pm — 6 Comments

The Start of Something Grand

This is what I do with my spare time. Re-color Spiderman sprites and make them say things. Expect more. -06

Added by Zero_6ix on September 16, 2010 at 5:39pm — 1 Comment

Totally ripped off

I totally ripped this off from someone on DeviantArt. Their words, not my own. Still super funny. Particularly tasty entries get highlighted (by the power of bold!) Stupid commentary by me gets bold and italics! Because I am awesome.

FIFTY REASONS I DON'T BELIEVE IN EVOLUTION

1.) Because I don’t like the idea that we came from apes… despite that humans are categorically defined and classified as apes.



2.) Because…

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Added by Zero_6ix on September 16, 2010 at 3:25pm — 3 Comments

Health Update

I got the the hospital for my stress test this morning. It took half an hour for them to find a good vein for the IV then another half hour to get the EKG wires attached and do the resting set of echo pictures of my heart. Then the cardiologist came in so we could start the treadmill part of the test. After asking me a few questions about the pains I'd been having over the past week, she decided that since I'd been having some instances of pain with no exertion, that stress test would be…
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Added by Jay Walker on September 16, 2010 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 272 is Bacchanalia Part IV: The Death of Some Guy





We end this Opus with the story of PDQ's actual composing period, his relationship with Prince Fred and his cousin, Betty-Sue Bach, his death and burial, and finally, an interview of Peter Schickele, the discoverer of PDQ, by Tom Snyder. I can only hope, in some small way, that these podcasts aided in bringing the truth about J.S. Bach's last and least son to the internet… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on September 16, 2010 at 11:41am — No Comments

Being a Homeschool Mom





I am a good homeschooling mom and I’m going to muse on why I am good. What do I do that makes me certain, confident, comfortable, and

effective as a mother homeschooling the two more important people on

earth? I have honestly never adequately put this into words. I’ve

tried, but I have never been satisfied with it. I’ll try again…

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Added by Karen Loethen on September 16, 2010 at 11:09am — 4 Comments

Protest The Pope

This Saturday, I shall be in London, at the gathering in Hyde Park protesting The Pope's official state Visit to these islands, before marching on Downing Street.





http://www.protest-the-pope.org.uk/2010/07/march-and-rally-main-event-for-the-protest-the-pope-campaign/





And I'll be taking… Continue

Added by Richard Healy on September 16, 2010 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

The “Historical Jesus” is a Sideshow

Does anyone have a count on how many books and other media materials purport to describe the “real” Jesus? There are so many theories describing a human Jesus that the most important fact about Jesus is lost: the gospel stories about him are mostly myth, if not completely myth.…

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Added by Diana Agorio on September 15, 2010 at 5:00pm — 41 Comments

Health Update

Some of you know that I was in the hospital last week with chest pains. Fortunately, all the tests were negative. Tomorrow morning I will be wired up and and forced to run on a treadmill until:


a) I reached the desired sustained heart rate for the desired amount of time


b) I have a heart attack


c) I stumble, fall and break my nose on the hand rail.
(I'm hoping for "a" but "c" is a distinct possibility. I'm…
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Added by Jay Walker on September 15, 2010 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Of skateboards and religions gone awry...



Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on September 15, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

What I don't think about atheism

On a certain public site (which shall remain faceless), there are comment threads supposedly about atheism.
I felt compelled to write this.

Added by david perry on September 14, 2010 at 10:55pm — No Comments

A priest, a rabbi, an archaeologist, and a historian, are sitting together on a train.

A priest, a rabbi, an archaeologist, and A historian, are sitting together on a train.

The historian asks the archaeologist: “Is there really no evidence of the city of Nazareth from the 1st century CE?"

The priest pipes up: “Of course there was a 1st century CE Nazareth because Jesus lived in Nazareth.”

The rabbi cuts off the archaeologist with: “Jesus was a Jew which…

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Added by Diana Agorio on September 14, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

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