Feeling bummed and needing to vent.
I usually ignore the 'war on christmas' as an extremely closeted atheist. Surely, this isn't the first time I've had it shoved in my face so blatantly. Maybe I'm just more aware, or just tired of it.
I was at school working on a christmas door decoration contest. I have no problem calling this time of year christmas. I don't really care if someone says 'merry christmas' instead of 'happy holidays' if their intentions are to…Continue
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Pat says that he's been receiving comments about venturing into political territory. He says it's natural for him to do so because he believes, strongly, in democracy. That's his prerogative. But I do wonder: Why now (only recently)? With 106 videos under his belt -- almost all of them focused on religion -- perhaps he's running out of material or inspiration. What I do know is that he was on much firmer ground when discussing religion. I can't think of a single religion-related post of…Continue
Thrill as Hellbound Alleee lectures on the secular and pagan origins of Christmas, because she's going to keep doing it until everyone knows it and thinks they thought of it.
Christmas Traditions 1
Alleee1 Buddy and Bunny Burden * Frosty the Snowman
Father Malcolm Boyd and Charlie Byrd * It's Christmas Again, Jesus
Christmas Traditions 2
Dick Leibert * Home for…
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on November 29, 2011 at 11:47pm — No Comments
These are the best virtual walkthroughs, that I have ever seen:
The Frida Kahlo museum:
the Museo Anahuacali
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To Our Members and Nonmembers Alike:
We take this time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s to bring up a very serious issue, or group of issues. We hope that the questions we begin to ask will be answered with sincerity and your thoughts of solutions. We hope to pass this letter along to as many people as possible, so that United Under One can put together a platform to send to Washington, prior to the campaigning for the next presidential election. It’s important that these issues…Continue
It's that season to confront the Christians especially but not exclusively. We can use our right to Free Speech to share our ideas and experiences.
But what was the original purpose to give the right of Free Speech to the lowly citizen of this new country, the United States? I don't know if the idea to give all citizens the right to Free Speech originated in the U.S, but I am sure the founding fathers intended for it to have a purpose in our government.
I think that it was to…Continue
Added by AtheistTech on November 28, 2011 at 2:09pm — No Comments
Fundamentally, we Atheists would love to share our secret. We know how nonsensical religions are. We feel a collective freedom. We feel it's a better way to go through life, and we'd love for others to join us.
But what if this actually does happen. Atheism catches on, and 15% becomes 50%. Would this be a good thing? Maybe, maybe not. I imagine a scenario where the remaining believers become even more dug in, more fanatical. It almost has to be that way. In order to…Continue
Nobody enjoys a good argument more than I do, especially when I’m right. As a counselor though, I am very much aware that most of the time heated arguments only serve to solidify the position one has already taken. Consider the debates we see on the news. Democrats and Republicans regularly skewer
each other. We never see a Republican say “Gosh! You’re right! What was I thinking all this time?” Likewise, Democrats in debate generally don’t suddenly say “Wow! Reaganomics really…
I am just asking because I have to keep explaining just how impossible that is. I am curious if anyone else has this same problem.
I’ll commit a sin right here………..well a sin against proper intellectual inquiry!.
Here goes, when it comes to the balance of killing in the bible, who can claim the highest body count, god or satan? Well it has been a long time since I have read the bible and to be quite honest I cannot stomach turning the pages of that book again, so I will take others research at face value, yes what a charlatan I am......believing others without actually finding out for myself, that is my…Continue
A while ago I had a conversation with a friend on Facebook about dealing with the death of a loved one. This is part of that conversation.
I've been thinking about your note that we as people tend to fear death.
My grandfather was the most ethical man I ever knew. He never went to church and even used to joke that he wasn't worried about going to hell because he would be too busy shaking all of his friend's hands. :)
He died in December of 2000. I was in Chile…
I think it's amusing that Facebook and Family Bullshit can both use the initials "FB". That's all I seem to be getting lately. Here's the latest exchange I've had with my family.
My initial status read:
"The Bible sure is full of some crazy shit. Do believers really read this shit? If so, do they really understand this shit? Am I tripping? Am I feeling myself?"
It wasn't a very random thought. I was reading the Bible at the…Continue
Hey, saw a bunch of these and decided to add my two cents.
I was raised Catholic and kind of sort of believed in the way a person who doesn't know any better does. I made sense to my 5 year old brain and everyone else believed it. I certainly hadn't been exposed to any different points of view. In fact, when I had a Baptist friend tell me I was going to hell for being Catholic I was more confused than upset. "Wait, you're not Catholic?" That being said there was a bunch of…Continue
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When it was time to give praise to Jesus, I rolled my eyes and let out an obnoxious groan. When the rest of the congregation asked what was wrong, I told them that I just couldn't bring myself to worship a 33 year old virgin that still lives with his parents.
I understand the frustration that many, dare I saw all, atheists have when it comes to religion. Almost daily we are confronted with it on some level, it's just assumed that EVERYONE is a christian (I know that there are other religions, but all of my run ins have been with christians). If we are to make ourselves known, and more importantly, change perceptions how should we go about it?
Today I came across a t-shirt that said "FUCK GOD". That's a very strong statement. Don't…Continue
So lately I have been reading an interesting book about how each and every person on this planet has a unique story and something to contribute how does everyone feel about this? The name of the book is "the Art of Original Thinking" by Jan Phillips. But more to the point how does everyone feel about my question? Do you think that we are all an interconnected part of the world and that all of us individually have a part in creating not only our own stories but sharing them with…Continue