I have come to notice that there tend to be MANY more vegan atheists than theists per capita (at least that I have observed).
Why is that?
Could someone vegan give me the secular reasoning?
Does it have something to do with the thinking that we are no better than any other creature? Or perhaps through witnessing or reading about cruelty to animals in the processing industry?
Added by Johnny on November 26, 2009 at 12:40pm —
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving I got to go eat with the family and It wouldn't be so bad if for one thing.
Charlie my great uncle is not so great! He leads us all in prayer over the meal..Something no body but him cares about. Any family gathering without him in it is prayer free. I could handle "the father thank you for the food part" But the "Save the lost part" annoys the crap out of me Because it's basically saying make us all Christian.
What's the point of blessing… Continue
Added by willybilly30 on November 26, 2009 at 1:30am —
When people assume I am a theist, I usually correct them and say "I'm an atheist." Usually, they usually stop assuming, or at most get offended like I just confessed I eat babies or am a satanic priestess. The demand to know at that moment "What?! You don't believe in God, Why?" There is usually no pause after that, but it is filled with a rant (if they are Christian) about how Jesus (AKA God) came down and died for your sins and loves YOU personally...
When pressed like this what do you… Continue
Added by Hekate Moon on November 26, 2009 at 12:21am —
My blog on the ridiculously unimaginable scales of things, and how ridiculous it is to believe our tiny gods had anything to do with anything much less creating it all.
Added by ryan cameron on November 25, 2009 at 11:43pm —
Thanksgiving noms with NPR.
Thanksgiving Cooking Tips
Dizzie Gillespie * Hey Pete! Let's Eat Some Meat
Benny Goodman * Stealin' Apples
Bing Crosby FDR Thanksgiving
Eric "Two Scoops" Moore * Big Buffet
Louis Armstrong * Struttin' with some Barbecue
Guy Clark * Homegrown Tomatoes
Berenstein *… Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on November 25, 2009 at 9:27pm —
Anthropogenic Global Warming fact of the day:
More than 31,000 scientists have signed a petition agreeing with the following statement:
"We urge the United States government to reject the global warming agreement that was written in Kyoto, Japan in December 1997, and any other similar proposals. The proposed limits on greenhouse gases would harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology, and damage the health and welfare of mankind.
There is… Continue
Added by John C on November 25, 2009 at 8:51pm —
A few months ago, some acquaintances who are Missouri Synod Lutherans bore false witness when they claimed to belong to a new breakaway storefront House church that went rogue from the Missouri Synod Lutherans (LCMS). Apparently, there was a clear disagreement, hence the split. Given my lack of trust in Christians, after all they have the 10 commandments so they can break them, I did a little research. Turns out the pastor of this breakaway house church is still a pastor in good-standing with… Continue
Added by Turtle Poser on November 25, 2009 at 7:58pm —
Had a great interview with DJ today. The show will be up late this week on Point of Inquiry at this link: http://www.pointofinquiry.org/
or on iTunes for listening on an iPod.
Added by Darrel Ray on November 25, 2009 at 7:06pm —
I want to try out this blog and I thought a good first topic would be Why I think God don't exist.
For one thing I have asked God on many occasions whether it existed or not.. I have a letter on a myspace blog I wrote 2 years ago to God guess what he said...Nothing! No visions, no booming voice nothing not even a grilled cheese with a face to sell on eBay.
People say Well, what if your wrong and See a God when you die?..Well, I got a damn good argument why didn't you tell… Continue
Added by willybilly30 on November 25, 2009 at 11:30am —
Thanks & blessings be to the Sun & the Earth
for this bread & this wine,
this fruit, this meat, this salt,
thanks be & blessing to them
who prepare it, who serve it;
thanks & blessings to them
who share it
(also the absent & the dead).
Thanks & blessing to them who bring it
(may they not want),
to them who plant & tend it,
harvest & gather… Continue
Added by Paxdora Kosmosian on November 25, 2009 at 8:02am —
It seems that I have made a mistake about the Family Guy show. It seems that I'm months behind in my viewing. I watch it on Adult Swim.
Along with the Venture Brothers.....
The show as some have pointed out has already been broadcast. And yes Brian did come out as an atheist. Most of the "Family" on Family Guy were not happy with it. Seems that Meg also finds "God
Ya know....with the is "God" person being lost and… Continue
Added by Rick on November 25, 2009 at 6:07am —
So we are expecting Drake to arrive sometime in the next 3 weeks and I am trying to finish my first semester of grad school, yikes!!! Stress city.....
Added by Ambre on November 25, 2009 at 2:21am —
I can tell. this is gonna be a long debate. I'll post it in chunks as it progresses. How am I doing so far? He's in bold.
The "God" Debate
Sat at 1:28pm | Edit Note | Delete
This will be a theologcial debate involving Tyler and myself.
Others are welcome to spectate, but I wouldn't want there to be the unfair advantage of multiple critiques. Also, if we get too many people to respond to, it will get messy.
I think it is… Continue
Added by Johnny on November 24, 2009 at 11:32pm —
So, I HATE
group punishment and my professor did just that a few days ago. Keep in mind he's a Veteran. So I write an essay a little larger than 500 words and turn it into him about how group punishment is not only unfair but unjust when he has flawless evidence that a few in the group have done nothing but what is in the right. And so he calls me up after class to talk about this and goes on about how it was disrespectful and things.... which I did not curse but okay, I can see where he… Continue
Added by Christina Crowder on November 24, 2009 at 9:54pm —
So I got to thinking, in the next few years my fiance and I plan on getting a dog (Neither of us are eager to have children, and with him being 40 and all the window of opportunity is closing more and more each day, and I'm alright with that). We have come to terms with the fact that we are homebodies, somewhat lazy individuals, and I'm okay with that too lol. My idea of a good time on most days is just cuddling on the couch to talk, read, watch a movie or whatever the case may be. I decided to… Continue
Added by Sarah Elle on November 24, 2009 at 9:30pm —
The Debate: Is The Catholic Church a Force for Good?
I travelled down to London especially to attend this event, and it was worth every penny.
Hitch in full flow is a thing to behold (and also the broadcast version is only about half of what was covered in the debate which is a crying shame: the full list of catholic evils took about 20 minutes for him to work his way through) but we are thankful to have some record of it preserved on the interweb.
Added by Richard Healy on November 24, 2009 at 9:00pm —
(See prior article to explain title and excuse the poem, but it'll help me.)
(This was a spin off to one of my favorite songs called Boy With a Coin by Iron and Wine. It was playing today on shuffle and this idea just came to me. If you listen to the song you can get the tone of the poem.)
Boy with a coin and boy with a gun
Winner goes to Heaven and now God has won
For Satan never wins a fight in the clouds
Of a murders, vile saved one of the… Continue
Added by Christina Crowder on November 24, 2009 at 7:59pm —
I thought I knew what it was, but in my debate with a theist (which I'll post when completed), he brought it up and I told him to explain it so that we get a clear understanding of the argument I have to deal with.
here's how he started it:
"ok johnny here is my view of the T.A.:
Law of Identity
Something is what it is, and isn't what it is not. Something that exists has a specific nature.
For example, a cloud is a cloud,… Continue
Added by Johnny on November 24, 2009 at 6:22pm —
Organized religion is incorrect and inappropriate. The doctrines, beliefs, and liturgies of Catholicism, Islam and Judaism should be classified with other mythologies.
It is the Earth and the natural environment that is sacred and deserves our love and respect—not plastic figurines of Christ, Moses or the Holy Prophet (may anxiety be with him for screwing up so many heads.)
Biodiversity must be preserved. The dwindling wildlife and deplorable extinctions at human hands are… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on November 24, 2009 at 5:56pm —
What is it about organized religion that irks me so? It’s like being on the Titanic as they headed for the iceberg. “Hey, you dopes, we’re headed for disaster. What the heck are you saying prayers for? Turn this oversized ego trip. You can still avoid hitting it.”
For centuries the Church has done the most sick, most demonic and most cruel work, via the Inquisition, to suppress Species Consciousness. The popes seemed to know that if people learned how we got here, their life of pomp,… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on November 24, 2009 at 5:53pm —