Bill Hamby recently put up my essay "There Are No Monotheistic Relgions" as a guest blog.
This is a look at how religionists try and set the agenda and how
non-religionists can redefine the playing field. Take a look at this
Added by Darrel Ray on October 31, 2010 at 4:41pm —
On this night, Jack and his adult children pals dress up (Benny as a red devil) and go on a Perchtenwalk to scare their rich neighbors. Basil Rathbone, famous as Sherlock Holmes, is his target.
Jack Benny 1
Marty Manning * The Lost Weekend Theme
Hier im Halloween
Jack Benny 2
King of Pants * Silence of the Cannibals
Jack Benny… Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on October 31, 2010 at 9:53am —
I've been a member of the World Community Grid for several years now and finally decided to join the atheist and agnostics team instead of having my PC run alone in the vast universe of WCGs members. The best way to show a ludicrous pseudo-moral theistic… Continue
Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on October 31, 2010 at 2:54am —
Added by SecularCortex13.x on October 30, 2010 at 9:34pm —
a very full afternoon and evening with the Birmingham, England
Humanists. The Q&A period after was great. About 20 of us retired
to the Pub after to continue the conversation. There was good
representation from the Univ. of Birmingham student humanists as well.
We then went to a great Indian restaurant for m...ore fun, wine and conversation. I doesn't get much better than this. Speaking in Nov. to the University of Kansas, Colorado State U. and North Texas… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on October 30, 2010 at 9:00pm —
Added by Bronwyn Caveney on October 30, 2010 at 6:26pm —
I must add here the crimes of Muslim men that are being committed against innocent women just because the men think everyone should think the way they do. Though Muslim men make up a small part of most communities in Europe they make up a large part of the men convicted of rape and sexual assault. The men do not feel guilt since they blame the non-Muslim for not…
Added by Thomas True on October 30, 2010 at 1:30pm —
I've been so frustrated with my family lately so I thought I would get some of my frustration out with a little therapeutic writing exercise. This is the letter I wish I could send to all my family members, as a sort of coming out, but I cannot for fear of rejection. Also I'm a pretty big wuss.
In the past it may have appeared to you that when the topic of religion comes up I promptly find the nearest exit. Its not that I feel uncomfortable with the topic, I just don't… Continue
Added by AletheaT on October 30, 2010 at 2:00am —
I am a Federal Employee. Fair enough that this site should be blocked, as we should only be doing work things, but are others? Let's make sure. I can keep my Atheism at home, as long as the Theists do, and they don't do a great job here. I see religious jewelry all the time. Block everyone, or I will dare to wear a scarlet A and see what happens.
Added by Bronwyn Caveney on October 29, 2010 at 7:57pm —
Here is a cut and paste from the Beyond Morality Group:
As a moral relativist, I have spent a lot of time on A/N shooting down
the attempts of others to create a universal moral code. I think it's
sort of a fool's errand, but here I go:
All organisms demonstrate a tendency to avoid harm. Even amoeba will
avoid aversive stimuli. This is one of the basic premises of behavioral
psychology's operant conditioning. Behaviors that yield pleasing results
tend to… Continue
Added by Edward Teach on October 29, 2010 at 11:56am —
Cross-posted from the Freethought Kampala blog.… Continue
Added by James Onen on October 29, 2010 at 2:56am —
Added by J Burgoyne on October 29, 2010 at 2:00am —
When a person 'cuts' himself or herself, we recognize the need to intercede and treat their mental instability.
When a catholic practices 'moritification,' they are deemed to be closer to Christ, therefore heaven.
Before we take a peak into the practice of, and justification for mortification, let us examine the upcoming release by the American Psychiatric Association regarding "Self Injury."
read the article here:… Continue
Added by Richard H. McCargar on October 28, 2010 at 9:39pm —
I was just reminded of Robert Heinlein and his stories about a theocratic dictatorship in a future U.S., which got me to thinking about all those other writers from the so-called "golden age" of science fiction. Then I noticed a discussion elsewhere regarding the discovery of exo-planets. Then somehow Isaac Asimov's wonderful short story "The Last Question" came to mind. Considering it was written in 1956, one can forgive the portrayal of Multivac and the rather erroneous conjecture about the… Continue
Added by david perry on October 28, 2010 at 9:09pm —
Gas ‘em, Poke ‘em, or Zap ‘em?
Is the death penalty fair? Is it humane? Does it deter crime? Regardless of religion, political affiliation, gender,… Continue
Added by Brian J Geisler on October 28, 2010 at 3:00pm —
We are, all of us, unimaginably small. Our entire planet, everything that we are as a species, all of the plants and animals that make up our world, our entire biosphere is infinitesimally small. While our world and our civilization and our individual societies and their attendant squabbles are profoundly important to us, their importance is purely relative - in any sort of cosmic scale, they dwindle into utter insignificance.
Carl Sagan, discussing the first picture of… Continue
Added by Jeffrey A. Myers on October 28, 2010 at 12:29pm —
Religion has truly surpassed the power of every invention that has followed it. As the
Bronze Age, Iron age, middle ages, the age of enlightenment and the
Modern ages have come and gone and gone, religion has been the enemy of
progress every step of the way. To the faithful, things like the Hubble
Space Telescope, nuclear weapons, and climate change are nothing
compared to the power of a faith that believes in a god. If anything man can… Continue
Added by Thomas True on October 28, 2010 at 11:00am —
The Silliness of Religion
I was doing some reading and came across George “Goofy” Bush’s statement that, “God wanted me to be President….”
And all this time I thought it was a frivolous lawsuit filed with the U.S. Supreme Court.
Was I one of… Continue
Added by Rick on October 28, 2010 at 1:57am —
Tonight I, along with my wife and two daughters, decided it was time to carve the pumpkins for halloween. This year I wanted to try something different that the usual jack-o-lantern, so I carved a scarlet letter design. It was really quite simple although time consuming. I do plan to post a couple pics in the near future. If anyone wants to try this for themselves, just follow these steps.
1) Cut off the top of the pumpkin and hollow out the insides. Save the top so you can put it… Continue
Added by Just Human on October 27, 2010 at 10:44pm —
We all need to stay healthy to continue living so what should we do? Our basic knowlege of health is to eat properly, exercize regularly, and What? Well the what is our minds, mental health. We need to keep healthy minds. I bet your thinking sex, right? Well that is part of our minds but it is not all of it. How do we pay for it? The financial part of taking care of our body and mind is another part of it. So, as a civilized nation what do we do for ourselves and what do we do for our nation?… Continue
Added by Earther on October 27, 2010 at 6:55pm —