October 2009 Blog Posts (231)

Important reading: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-gabler2-2009oct02,0,7817347.story

Important reading:

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-gabler2-2009oct02,0,7817347.story Continue

Added by Larry Taylor on October 2, 2009 at 8:06am — 3 Comments

Workplace Discrimination- Atheism counts.

I've talked to people numerous times who've mentioned that they'd like to have something up which is pro-atheism in the office but they "know" that as soon as they do they'll be told to take it down by a theistic boss or complaints will roll in from coworkers, etc.



I know many people on here probably know this already but simply for any who don't... they can't. It's considered religious discrimination. Now an employer CAN say "no religious items" potentially. THIS however I'm not… Continue

Added by Caine on October 2, 2009 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

Religion - The Prison of the Mind

It’s by and far the largest and longest-lasting prison ever devised by man. Yes, the inmates can walk around freely and live their lives, but their minds are sentenced to a lonely prison cell that locks up their freewill to think, reason and be curious. The imaginary, sadistic warden of the prison demands complete obedience and divine worship. Cross him and he’ll sentence you to a false eternity in a nonexistent pit of fire.



These demands are ministered by his earthly, holy prison… Continue

Added by Dave Rogers on October 1, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Looking Sexy

A co-worker and I were examining a picture of some extreme and very expensive high heeled shoes that were quite obviously extremely dangerous to wear as well as insanely uncomfortable. I commented on how bizarre they were and my younger friend said that they were supposed to make you look sexy.



"Look sexy," I said, "Don't you mean they're supposed to make you look fuckable??



First she looked at me with a slightly stunned expression, which I initially thought was from me… Continue

Added by Bitsy Haywood on October 1, 2009 at 12:59pm — 8 Comments

How a kitten and a kid showed me the value of life.

The following story is true and contains explicit depictions of raw emotion and a little anthropomorphizing.

Early this past spring my wife and daughter brought home a pair of kittens they'd rescued from My grandparents- in-law's farm. They were weeks old and very ill. This is significant because I have an aversion to all things feline and bringing cats into my home, frankly, pissed me off. They were sick and needed nursing and I was the only one able to spend much time doing so. Did I… Continue

Added by William Hutton on October 1, 2009 at 12:58pm — 6 Comments

Choice: Another argument to combat the Judeo-Christian god

Much of Christianity is based on the assumption that people deserve to go to heaven based on their conscious choice to accept Jesus Christ and various other good choices that they make in their lifetime.



Now I would like to bring up: what is choice? What “choices” do we really have?

Let’s start with basic Psychology. If you are at all familiar with psychology, you are familiar with the nature/nurture debate, which is a debate between which is more important for cognitive… Continue

Added by Johnny on October 1, 2009 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Foundation Beyond Belief website is alive!

tree Y'all have been SO patient. At last it's October 1, and thanks to your generous support in the recent Fund Drive, the pre-launch website for Foundation Beyond Belief has gone LIVE!



This site will carry us through to the full launch on January 1. During this period, you can sign up for membership, watch a video about the Foundation, learn about our first featured causes as they are announced, nominate… Continue

Added by Dale McGowan on October 1, 2009 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Not Just Another Missing Link!!

Hot off the press... Don't you just love archeology??

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/10/091001-oldest-human-skeleton-ardi-missing-link-chimps-ardipithecus-ramidus.html

Added by Bitsy Haywood on October 1, 2009 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Happy Blasphemy Day!

To celebrate, I'm rocking at the lab with some awesome blasphemous music.

First, the awesomeness that is El Ultimo ke… Continue

Added by Madeline (Brigit) on October 1, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Mondo Diablo Episode 216: Betty and Barney and Carl





This is the story of Betty, Barney, a Dachshund, and their abduction and rape by SPACE MONSTERS FROM OUTER-SPACE. Most of it is told by Master of Mystery and Horror, Carl Sagan. So you know it'll be scary!



Playlist





Betty and Barney and Carl 1

Alleee 1

Andre Kostelanetz * Black Hole

Annette * That Crazy Place from Outer Space

Betty and Barney and Carl… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on October 1, 2009 at 6:08am — No Comments

A Monkey's Uncle

My granddad was a shrew, (1)
As true for me and you,
And Charlie Darwin too,
Though he never knew it.

Darn, I can't quite get the last line to scan!



(1) or at least a shrew like mammal present on earth over 65 million years ago...

Added by Ian on October 1, 2009 at 1:10am — No Comments

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