September 2011 Blog Posts (155)

Freethinking News, September 4, 2011

Video transcript:

Good evening, and welcome to Freethinking News.

This is the night of Sunday, September 4th, 2011.

In our top news, Hurricane Irene has been pounding the East Coast like Ron Jeremy on speed. American icon Glen Beck was quick to offer reassuring words to those suffering in the wake of the tragedy saying “How many…

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Added by mistercliff on September 3, 2011 at 11:17pm — No Comments

Let the game begin...

I come here to get sound advice...I separated from my partner of six years several months ago.  She moved out a week ago.  We are still friends and still communicate with one another.  I work at a boarding school where the people here are so close that its like a home away from home or a second family.  I have the awful task of breaking this news to my students in about a week.  I'm not sure how they will handle it.  I am also a rookie at the dating game because I was not allowed to date… Continue

Added by Kimberlee Williams on September 3, 2011 at 6:24pm — 9 Comments

Clergy to "Take on atheism"

http://coffeelovingskeptic.com/?p=788

 

According to a new report, in Britain, backed by the Archbishop of Canterbury. 

Added by Tony Ryan on September 3, 2011 at 10:32am — 3 Comments

On Faith and Killing in the Name of Faith

I wonder sometimes, if there was no religion, would the hairless apes of Planet Earth simply latch onto some other ideal or philosophy that they would be willing to kill for? Someone once told me that faith was the culprit in clashes like this one rather than belief in a god or a religion.



Faith can be placed in anything I suppose, whether it is a person, place, thing, idea, or philosophy. However, it seems to… Continue

Added by Mike Haynes on September 3, 2011 at 9:29am — 3 Comments

'till Death do us Part

Christianity has an awesome propaganda machine that regularly pumps out information, misinformation and down right lies, which the media regularly promotes as gospel rather than investing a little critical thought and just a smidgeon of skepticism (default mode for real journalists).



A good example of poor journalism, sloppy work and plain laziness comes in a story picked up by the national media from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. As a research organization, Pew's… Continue

Added by Donald R Barbera on September 2, 2011 at 10:43pm — 5 Comments

Sacred Secularity?

This essay was just published on State of Formation, primarily a site for inter-religious discussion among theists in educational institutions.  The premise won't appeal to every atheist (or theist of course) but those of us who live and work with theists need to find some new, creative ways of presenting a viable alternative.  This is one I offer.

Added by Chris Highland on September 2, 2011 at 10:31pm — 3 Comments

Free Will

A video response on the question of free will:

 

Check out the blog at …

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Added by mistercliff on September 2, 2011 at 8:47pm — 2 Comments

Just another reminder: ShockNet Radio's American Heathen is on hiatus

Hey folks, hope all is well with you today. For those who are interested in or have tuned into ShockNet Radio's American Heathen - hosted by RJ Evans, David 2 and 2Buck Chuck - just another reminder that the show's season ended with the episode of Aug. 19 and will return in January with all-new shows.

 

For those curious about American Heathen, here's the web site: http://www.americanheathen.net/

 

However, the show's…

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Added by Brent Feeney on September 2, 2011 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Evil Puppets

When I was a little boy in Primary (elementary) school, I remember every once in a while we would be called into a special assembly. It was only every couple of months, maybe three times a year, but it was a day we, the children, would always be excited about. They were our favourite days. On special assembly day a travelling puppet theatre troupe would come and entertain us, it would take up all morning and would always have us rolling around with laughter. There were two puppet masters, a…

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Added by Stuart M Rees on September 2, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Is Back but obviously needs a nap

So, we(the family), got a new Desktop(yaaaay). That I have to share with EVERYONE(boooo).

 

Nothing really big happened except I actually drove a car(well, SUV) and mom is getting the hint that BWPC and me equals more fodder for therapy. So there is a win.

Reclaiming a life after abuse(spiritual or otherwise) is quite arduous..but I feel as if I don't get to know myself now and stand on my own two feet that I'll always be a broken rod. It sucks living in the country…

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Added by Monica S. on September 1, 2011 at 9:37pm — 3 Comments

A short post on recommended books

I have not read it yet, but fellow freethinking pilgrim Sam Harris has recommended a book on Buddhism, saying:

"Buddhist doctrines about meditation, compassion, and well-being have begun to greatly enrich the scientific study of the human mind--but we have long needed a careful analysis of the philosophical merits of these ideas. In The Bodhisattva's Brain, Flanagan has delivered it in fine style. This is an unusually wise and useful book." --Sam…
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Added by mistercliff on September 1, 2011 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

JESUS PAID THE PRICE, DURR HURR!!

"Jesus paid the price for you" is probably the second dumbest thing I have ever heard. What do you mean "paid the price?" What the fuck did he buy me? Funny, I don't recall asking him to do ANYTHING for me. Now this asshole wants to be repaid? Blow me!

Added by Odin Zeus McGaffer on September 1, 2011 at 7:14pm — 5 Comments

the ever winding road

so it has bin a bit sence i have done something on here and consider this my greeting back to  you all. i drank my self in to a fine stooper i have fallen THEN  i have gotten back up. so how does one know that they are ready for a change? that can feel it i men actually feel it. in your bones your skin hell even your vines. im ready to embark into the next chapter of my life so who will i have to leave behind? and who will have have to embrace on this new road?  i guess that is just up to me… Continue

Added by Azel Praer on September 1, 2011 at 5:43am — 1 Comment

Why We Believe in God. - Book Review

Why We Believe in God(s) by J Anderson Thomson

A Review.

At the first glimpse one wonders why this 140 something page small format book was brought out in a book form when all this could well have been…

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Added by R K Sudan on September 1, 2011 at 4:00am — 5 Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 319: Hurricane "Bob"





Another Bobby show this week, in honor of Mr. F Le Mur, and Hurricane Irene.



Playlist



Bob Drum Loop

Alleee 1

9090 Ministries

The Mind Expanders * Love Syndrome

Abnormal Fetus

Jim Helms * Children's Games * Kung Fu Soundtrack

Bob Song

Doggie Devo

Tom Siddevelt & Kid Baltan * Song Of The Second Moon

Dr. Laura

Fanfarlo *… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on September 1, 2011 at 12:08am — No Comments

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