October 2011 Blog Posts (175)

Fall 2011 Series Impressions - UN-GO

Un-Go is one of the series I've picked up for Fall 2011. The first episode is out and it's time for a little feedback.



Un-Go is in the detective anime classification right now (see: Dantalian no Shoka, Gosick, etc.) and in the first episode we find ourselves in a murder mystery at an elaborate period ball. Rumors abound that the victim, Kaoru Kanou, was about to be arrested. Who wanted him silenced?



The challenge to solve the mystery falls to two competing parties -…

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Added by Kyu on October 16, 2011 at 2:39pm — 1 Comment

Gullibility And The Choice Of A Belief

A gullible person's belief is another person's claim taken as true without doubt.    In this context, it makes no difference, if the belief is in the existence of an entity or in a contingency.   It also makes not difference, if it contradicts science, has never been scientifically evaluated or just cannot be proven or disproved.  



Gullible people choose their preferred belief depending on the kind of trouble and their personality.   The following…
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Added by Maruli Marulaki on October 16, 2011 at 2:50am — No Comments

The Next Evil Promoted by Religion: Racism

Racism



A good example of how religion distorts and perverts the worldview is the treatment of racism.



The Bible doesn’t say much about racism but, just as with slavery, the belief or doctrine that certain races are inferior to others is rampant and pervasive throughout history. Just look at racism in America before MLK and the civil rights movement. As wrong, unfair, and illogical as it is, the Holy Scriptures have done little to encourage and exhort followers to… Continue

Added by Richard Goscicki on October 15, 2011 at 3:14pm — 4 Comments

Emery Emery walks through the airport TSA with The Bill of Rights printed on a metallic card that he got from Penn Jillette.

Emery Emery walks through the airport TSA with The Bill of Rights printed on a metallic card that he got from Penn Jillette.…

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Added by Heather Henderson on October 15, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Not Collecting Stamps

Last Sunday, barely 10 minutes after I’d managed to drag myself out of bed, I got a phone call from my sister, Tam. Normally, this appalling crime warrants a stream of profanity-laden verbal abuse, but as she’d only called to let me know that Richard Dawkins was on BBC1′s “Big Questions” programme, and that the topic was whether the bible was still relevant, I was quite content to drop all charges. My abject lack of tolerance for religious nonsense, and my appreciation for the works of…

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Added by Kris King on October 15, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Well...these 15 questions for us "evolutionists" really stumped me....

 

Not really...these questions are actually insulting my intelligence. Wonder how others feel about them?

15-questions-for-evolutionists-s.pdf

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Added by PaleoAnthroEvo on October 15, 2011 at 10:40am — 14 Comments

Ket's Weekly(ish) Anime Recommendation!™ (Ergo Proxy)

Since the Fall 2011 anime season is just kicking off, it's a bit hard to make a recommendation from what I'm watching currently. So, we'll take a look back at some older series.



This week, I'd like to recommend Ergo Proxy to those of you who have yet to see it. Unfortunately it seems like it's been pulled from Hulu, but this -is- the internet and I'm sure you're all familiar with how Google works by now. If not,…

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Added by Kyu on October 14, 2011 at 6:59pm — 2 Comments

Zombie Muhammad? Atheist Attacked by Muslim During Halloween Parade

Zombie Muhammad? Atheist Attacked by Muslim During Halloween Parade

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Added by Sassan K. on October 14, 2011 at 12:32pm — 15 Comments

21st Centry American Slave Trade

This post is nothing new but it does bear repeating. In America, The United States of America, more than 1 percent of our population [3,000,000 people] is in jail. This is of great benefit to the prison corporations that make money off other people misery and leads to a system that is more interested in getting people in prison than having justice done.



I will post some numbers form the BBC show "QI" hosted by Stephen Fry with a four member panel and a link to that normally quite…

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Added by Thomas True on October 14, 2011 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

The Gods In Epicurus' World

The Gods In Epicurus' World



The reason or triggers to become atheistic differ, depending on the kind and trait of the deity to be discarded and the general level of available scientific knowledge.   
The question, how much Epicurus was a theist and why he did not become an atheist as would be consistent with his philosophy as expected from our modern view, can only be…
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Added by Maruli Marulaki on October 13, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Cain, 999, 666

Pizza up!  Is this business man going to continue being a mathmatician trying to solve the world problems?  My prediction, he is not going to last long.  I think when he is pressed to speak of policies other than money he will be off beat. For now he is singing the song 999.  How about that Michelle Bachman's comment "the devil is in the details", what a joke! 

Added by Earther on October 13, 2011 at 6:22pm — 4 Comments

HELP!!!!!

My childs name is "Addox" and he is a 4 year old living with hydrocephalus. He is very high functioning and a very active kid. We are going through a tough time with him right now in regards to 3 brain surgeries in 1 month and we are currently in childrens hospital awaiting another that will hopefully fix him! I am an athiest that believes prayer is not beneficial at all, but allow family and facebookers to pray because we know they mean well. However, we have been flooded with pastors from…

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Added by Steven Morrow on October 13, 2011 at 1:50pm — 13 Comments

Group For Rapid City?

Willing to start a group for thoes of us in Rapid and the surrounding areas. If you think you would like to help start a group send me an e-mail or a friend request and I will see what kind of intrest there is. Hope to hear from you.

Added by Spencer Lakeman on October 13, 2011 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Steve Jobs - Jerk or Saint?

I found an article today as I was browsing the Net that was rather interesting to me.  Just as all papers are giving their own renditions of Steve Jobs, his business, his personal life, his personality, and now his death, this particular article spoke of his faith.  While Jobs wasn't considered the religious man, his most apparent religious connection was to monastic Buddhism (One that I find rather interesting, merely for its peaceful nature).  He walked barefoot in his office often, and at…

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Added by United Under One on October 13, 2011 at 12:05pm — 11 Comments

Press Release - Pre-release sales open for David Rosman's "A Christian Nation?"

A Christian Nation? An examination of Christian nation theories and proofs. by David Rosman

Paperback: 238 pages

IVC Publishing

ISBN-13: 978-0615545776 

ISBN-10: 0615545777 

BISAC: Religion / Religion, Politics & State

 

Available at: http://Books.InkandVoice.com

 

 

David Rosman and IVC Publishing are pleased to announce that David’s new book,…

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Added by David Rosman on October 13, 2011 at 9:52am — No Comments

Thoughts about race and personality.

I'm a big, white, balding male with glasses who was born in the Netherlands, but what does that say about me as an individual or what I stand for? I can tell you how Dutch culture has influenced me, and how the educational system in the Netherlands has helped me to "escape" from religion, but that doesn't make me feel "Dutch", whatever that means.

 

When I was younger, the fact that I wore glasses was more of an issue then it is nowadays. When I was younger kids teased me with…

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Added by Rob van Senten on October 13, 2011 at 8:08am — 5 Comments

"More from the religion of peace" - 12-year old Christian girl kidnapped & raped until she converted to Islam

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2048261/Christian-girl-12-kidnapped-raped-beaten-converted-Islam.html

Christian girl, 12, kidnapped, beaten and raped for eight months until she converted to Islam

  • Asian Human Rights Commission claim girl was lured…
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Added by Sassan K. on October 13, 2011 at 6:35am — 3 Comments

My little boy

So, I have this beautiful little four and a half year old boy named Eric. We've done a pretty good job at raising him in a secular environment, but what troubles me are outside influences. My parents are pretty good at respecting our wishes, but it seems that my in-laws aren't so good at it. My son has been coming home chatting about god and how he made everything like trucks, roads, and buildings. My husband and I corrected him by saying that people make these things and that god was…

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Added by Jeorgia Nicole Simons on October 12, 2011 at 4:59pm — 12 Comments

The best way to spread the most important message in the universe is to whisper in the ears of a few ancient, barbaric, desert roaming retards, tell them to write a book, and hope they don't make any…

The best way to spread the most important message in the universe is to whisper in the ears of a few ancient, barbaric, desert roaming retards, tell them to write a book, and hope they don't make any translation or contextual errors. Continue

Added by Odin Zeus McGaffer on October 12, 2011 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Miracles?

Have you ever gone to the phone to call a friend, only to have the phone ring first and find your friend on the other end of the line? What are the odds of that? Not high, and your patternicity intuition probably signaled to you that there was something special about this event. Was there? Probably not. Here is why: the sum of all probabilities equals one. Given enough opportunities, outlier anomalies will inevitably happen. The question is not: What is the probability that a friend…

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Added by PaleoAnthroEvo on October 12, 2011 at 7:30am — 13 Comments

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