October 2010 Blog Posts (126)

Monotheism

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
link.

http://hambydammit.wordpress.com/2010/10/31/darrel-ray-there-are-no-monotheists/

Added by Darrel Ray on October 31, 2010 at 4:41pm — 3 Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 280: Jack Benny with Basil WRATHBONE





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.



Playlist



Jack Benny 1

Alleee 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 — No Comments

How Atheists can help mankind using their computers

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…

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Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on October 31, 2010 at 2:54am — No Comments

Birmingham England Humanists

Enjoyed

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 — No Comments

Insane

This is as wacky as Sarah Failin's 'anti-witchcraft blessing.


http://blogs.alternet.org/speakeasy/2010/10/30/we-put-our-foot-on-hawaii-we-will-rule-video-shows-gop-candidates-at-christian-supremacist-event/

Added by Bronwyn Caveney on October 30, 2010 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Chapter Seven; DOES ALLAH REALLY CARE? REALLY? part twenty-seven













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…
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Added by Thomas True on October 30, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Family Letter

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.



Family,



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 — 1 Comment

You Can't Do This Here

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 — 2 Comments

Freethought Kampala in TIME Magazine

Cross-posted from the Freethought Kampala blog.…

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Added by James Onen on October 29, 2010 at 2:56am — No Comments

Shout out to Stupid-Clint McCance





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Added by J Burgoyne on October 29, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

The Last Question

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 — 1 Comment

Life for a Life? (By God!!! I think the nun wins!)

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,…

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Added by Brian J Geisler on October 28, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Our Glorious Insignificance

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…

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Added by Jeffrey A. Myers on October 28, 2010 at 12:29pm — 4 Comments

God In Chaos; Chapter Seven; RELIGION SHINES ITS LIGHT part twenty-seven





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 — No Comments

The Silliness of Religion

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…

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Added by Rick on October 28, 2010 at 1:57am — No Comments

Scarlet letter pumpkin.

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…

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Added by Just Human on October 27, 2010 at 10:44pm — 3 Comments

How to Stay Healthy?

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 — No Comments

The Secret Atheist Plot to Ban Religion, Persecute Believers and Eat Children Revealed!!!

Many Theists cleave to an incredibly deranged and dystopian fantasy about Atheists. They seem to not only believe that we intend to prevent them from worshipping and impose some manner of Scientism on them, but that we will then discard all morality, destroy all civil and societal institutions and then drag us all down into a Hobbesian war of all against all.



My only question is how did they find out? And how did they miss the fact that we also like to eat…

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Added by Jeffrey A. Myers on October 27, 2010 at 2:52pm — 2 Comments

God in Chaos; Chapter Seven; Humans in The Mist part twenty-five.

When paleontologists, archaeologists, anthropologist and other professionals who research the history of Earth through geology, fossils, and ancient

sites of man and animals, a picture begins to develop. Like all

primates, humans are very social and territorial animals. Similar

characteristics are common to the varieties of primate species. But when

the dawn of man came, modern man arrived on the planet pretty…

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Added by Thomas True on October 27, 2010 at 11:51am — No Comments

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