This is my first blog post; a brief and baffling observation:
I logged on to further investigate this wonderful forum.
At the top of the page, I saw a video with a link to click.
I assumed because the title included the word 'Mormon',
that it must be there for a reason; perhaps it was posted by a nexus member,
for educational and/or 'recreational' purposes.
To my surprise, it was a micro-documentary about a woman who has adopted
some disabled children, their… Continue
Added by Andrew on October 24, 2010 at 9:09am —
The Atheist Foundation of Australia has taken it upon themselves to redefine the meaning of atheism thereby hijacking the atheist agenda in Australia in order to exclude those that don't fit their "unique" criteria. One of those groups that are excluded by the AFA is Buddhists. As a Buddhist I must respond to this distortion of atheism for their own agenda and show that the AFA is not in fact an atheist… Continue
Added by Vangelis Stamatopoulos on October 24, 2010 at 12:43am —
About 2 days ago, lines of christians stood or sat along 5th Avenue here in Huntington, WV with signs. At first glance, I wasn't sure what their message was because the first sign stated, "Jesus forgives you". I thought at first that maybe it was regarding some incident at Marshall University that I was not aware of since I don't go to that school. As I continued along, various anti-abortion signs were being shown by young and old alike. Instantly I was filled with a uncontrollable rage.
Added by Jason Aylsworth on October 23, 2010 at 10:53pm —
It's true, I am heterosexual and I wear a toe ring. I know I am not the only man doing this, but I do think I'm the only one in this right-wing conservative town. I have gotten some funny looks from people, but a few compliments have been given as well. My wife doesn't see it as a problem; in fact she encourages me to be myself and ignore the closed-minded sheep. The compliments came from my doctor and a nurse that works for her. (Yes my doctor is female and so is the nurse.) Both of them said… Continue
Added by Just Human on October 23, 2010 at 11:49am —
Efforts to ban the niqab, an Islamic face veil required under some interpretations of Sharia, are met with resistance and hostility by fundy Muslims and even some moderate and liberal Muslims. This is terrible thing, but understandable given… Continue
Added by Steve Ahlquist on October 23, 2010 at 8:43am —
While I reject the idea that the Universe is governed by some supremely powerful entity who exercises sovereignty over the cosmos and intervenes in the daily lives of humble monkeys inhabiting a tiny planet at the ass end of nowhere, I fully recognize the reality that the Universe is governed by a vast number of physical properties and principles. The critical difference between ascribing the wonder and complexity of the Universe to the machinations of a deity…
Added by Jeffrey A. Myers on October 22, 2010 at 2:22pm —
The government of Iran is upset because of a film made that accurately depicts the execution by stoning of a woman accused and convicted of adultery. This is the garden level hypocrisy of the religious.
According to Sky News
The film's director, Cyrus Nowrasteh, has dedicated the screening to Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani currently…
Added by Steve Ahlquist on October 22, 2010 at 9:30am —
Added by Noah Petersen on October 22, 2010 at 7:57am —
Taken from my blog
Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on October 22, 2010 at 3:27am —
I invite you to read my newest commentary.
"It was this preliminary conclusion that caused the “outburst.” When I asked why I hated God, my conversation partner said it was because I was an atheist and all atheists hate God. In fact, he continued, all atheists hate religion. Knowing it would not make a difference if…
Added by David Rosman on October 21, 2010 at 10:00pm —
From my blog
People have been warning that "society is going to collapse" since the dawn of societies millennia ago. Despite a track record of failure spanning longer than recorded time, some modern day religious people like to pull out this gem to argue that refusing to adhere to their world-view will cause the downfall of life as we know it. In actuality, it is the world view of the religious person that will collapse if everybody… Continue
Added by Dustin Sanders on October 21, 2010 at 7:32pm —
I don't really want to stray into politics, but as the election draws near, please indulge me this once - at least until the next election season. I apologize for the ranty polemic.
Modern Conservatism is an utterly failed, worthless, bankrupt ideology whose policies have led to utter disaster and offers no solutions to any of the problems that confront the modern world. In place of solutions, modern conservatism has degenerated into an incohate mass of anger, rage,… Continue
Added by Jeffrey A. Myers on October 21, 2010 at 1:33pm —
Why is it that every time something positive happens which (perhaps) people thought of as improbable or impossible someone comes along and thinks that THIS is then a miracle of God?…
Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on October 21, 2010 at 6:11am —
Lars Vilks finished his lecture in Uppsala this week.
We all remember what happened…
Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on October 21, 2010 at 5:40am —
What does it take these days to get people out of church?
Obviously in some regions of the world it is sufficient to let the church speak out and inform the people about its basic teachings.
After a TV discussion programme on homosexuality in Finnland people flee the church like they would flee a stinking corpse.…
Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on October 21, 2010 at 2:56am —
I couldn't help myself last week, when a man was coming through the attraction i worked at, at ScreamPark and yelled "Do you think God would approve of this?" I stopped for a sec, looked back over at him, using his phone to get through, pussy. So i just walked up behind him and said "Of course not, thats why i asked the magical fairy. He said go for it, so im with him now!" And just walked off, he got so pissed that he went to find me, screaming "God will not forgive that comment, he will… Continue
Added by Timothy Warner on October 20, 2010 at 10:39pm —
I've been listening and reading about the movement to get atheists to "come out" about their lack of belief and can't help but notice the similarity to people who are coming out to their family/friends as homosexuals. Although I cannot possibly understand what a gay or lesbian person has to deal with during their process, I feel that atheists can relate to their experience at least on some level.
Personally, my parents are fine with my belief and share the same feelings. However, my… Continue
Added by Greg on October 20, 2010 at 1:30pm —
The Myth of Original Sin does far more evil than merely inverting our inherent desire for knowledge and understanding and turning our greatest and most beautiful attribute and turning it into a means of debasement. Perhaps even more vile, the Myth of Original Sin seeks to replace our greatest attribute, our rationality and understanding with Faith.
While there is an extensive epistemological discussion on what constitutes Faith elsewhere on this page, the brief summary is… Continue
Added by Jeffrey A. Myers on October 20, 2010 at 12:30pm —
his is the first report of my
experiences with individuals who feel that they have had personal
contact with extraterrestrials. More are forthcoming. Where
appropriate, names have been changed…
out-sized forehead, black almond-shaped eyes
Laughlin, Nevada is the kind of place where vegetarianism is… Continue
Added by Douglas Mesner on October 20, 2010 at 9:04am —
Few Religionist traditions are more patently offensive than the myth of Original Sin and its dogmatic progeny, the myth of fallen humanity. What is our Original Sin? What is our great, intractable failing? What was our deep vileness that was so abhorrent that a SINGLE human's action would be sufficient to condemn our entire species for all eternity?
Our inherent quest for knowledge. Our curiosity. Our desire to understand. God creates us with an inherent longing for… Continue
Added by Jeffrey A. Myers on October 19, 2010 at 7:09pm —