December 2009 Blog Posts (224)

Jesus and Hockey

So I heard this today, lol.

Jesus used to play hockey, but he quit cause he kept getting nailed to the boards.

Added by Bradley Mitchell on December 31, 2009 at 10:15pm — No Comments

Jews, Crucifixion, and Blame

It's good to visit fantastic worlds of Christian web-sites. A recent one said that blaming the Jews for the death of Jesus was unChristian and with no biblical support. Blaming all Jews, or any people for that matter, for the death of any real or imagined person some 2000 years ago is nonsensical and is usually for dangerous purposes. However the "no biblical support" - you have got to be joking.



So I revisited the Gospel passion narratives as well as one of Paul's letters in… Continue

Added by Alex McCullie on December 31, 2009 at 9:13pm — 1 Comment

Check out Ted.com if you like this video.

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Added by Howard S. Dunn on December 31, 2009 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

2009 - 2010 A new year

Well, after arguably enduring the worst decade in the last 50 years. My hopes are that, the next decade would be slightly better. 2009 was a sick year full of false hope and plenty of disappointment, anguish and agony. But merely putting forth a packet of good wishes will not change a thing. I am not very optimistic about the future, how do you think?

Added by _7654_ on December 31, 2009 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

Does Quantum Physics Prove God?

A Druid online acquaintance of mine sent me an an email on another site stating for one thing that "Interestingly, quantum physics has proven the interconnectedness and the existence of Divine Universal Energy that the mystics have spoken of for thousands of years."



I responded in my next letter with "'Quantum physics has PROVEN the interconnectedness and the existence of Devine Universal Energy?'. I've seen several documentaries and lectures that included quantum physics and… Continue

Added by Ron Peacemaker on December 31, 2009 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

For the New Year - How I quit smoking without drugs, therapy, or very much in the way of will power.*

A little over fifteen years ago my brother and I calculated how much we smoked over the course of our lives so far. A cigarette contains about a gram of combustible material (not all tobacco.) That's about 28 and a third cigarettes per ounce. That's about 454 cigarettes per pound or 23 packs per pound. (people in civilized countries that use the metric system can do the math much more easily.)



It turns out that, in ten years, I had smoked about 180 pounds of combustible cigarette… Continue

Added by Howard S. Dunn on December 31, 2009 at 12:36pm — 3 Comments

Is nothing sacred ...

One thing about being an atheist that is crystal clear to me is that the realization that this is the only life I have makes it many times more precious to me than it was when I believed in an after-life. Actually, believed isn't really the term. Indoctrinated, imprinted, bamboozled - these are more accurate terms.



Nevertheless, the concept of immortality cheapens life. So, in a sense, all religions that offer it reduce this life's sanctity. (If you wish to… Continue

Added by Howard S. Dunn on December 31, 2009 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

The Skeptic's Prayer

I did a little creative writing project. tell me how you like it!



The Skeptic's Prayer:



Hey god,



I don't know if you exist or not but if you do and created me the way I am I thank you for that because I like being able to think for myself. I don't know what you're like or if you speak English since we are praying ot the Hebrew god and all, but I have a couple family members here who feel comforted by me praying so I'll proceed to thank you for a couple… Continue

Added by Johnny on December 31, 2009 at 1:00am — 4 Comments

99% of all believers are actually Atheist

1st things 1st, I copied this from my mysapce blogs, but its all mine and would like to hear the comments from all of you on it, also the comment that I quoted in the blog is from a myspace blog, attacking atheist if anyone of you would like to read where it came from here is the link…



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Added by Mark Ritenour on December 30, 2009 at 8:22pm — 5 Comments

To No Man or God: Restating my atheist manifesto for 2010

Okay, I'm jumping the gun a little here. Even for Australia, if only by twelve hours or so. But in the usual bout of New Year's nostalgia and contemplation I was compelled to go back to the very first time I became properly angry about religion - the point where I first arrived at the edge of agnosticism and glanced into the depths of proud, firmly-realised anti-theism. As 2010 looms (no... that makes it sound foreboding. But "dawns" is a bit too flowery, and premature in any case), I am moved… Continue

Added by Fox Lee on December 30, 2009 at 8:05pm — No Comments

Blood Moon Chapter 2 Rewritten

Blood Moon Chapter 2 rewrtten

I was dissatisfied with the existing chapters, the story wasn’t bad but the writing was terrible so I rewrote them.



“I do apologize to you young man but I can not go with you. I am banished.” The old man said.

“My master has the full authority of the Shia Empress Djamila Attia.” Iosif said. “What ever you where banished for-”

“I banished my self!” The old man… Continue

Added by Lone Wolf on December 30, 2009 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

A Fair and Balanced look at Armageddon.

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch.

By Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.

With so many one-sided versions of pre-creation, creation, the original schism and the on-going fight for human souls that is to end with the battle for the title of ... Ruuuler - of the Earth; it is refreshing to read a story that takes both sides into account. We are given this unique perspective through the eyes of two agents from opposing regimes stationed on earth with… Continue

Added by Michelle on December 30, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Escaping the Dichotomy

World religions build their theology based on a dichotomy of good and evil, light and darkness. One cannot exist without the other, unless of course (like in Christianity) the absolute good overpowers the absolute evil. And so, this is how many people have come to view the world as we know it.



However, this dichotomy, as you may know, is hardly productive and mostly a polarising force. Anyone in the United States during WWII and/or the Cold War will remember this - or anyone who… Continue

Added by Emekan A'dem on December 30, 2009 at 1:08pm — 9 Comments

911, Hitler, facial hair, gay, African, Asian, creature, grace, soul, spiritual, and the usurpation of valid styles and terms.

In June of 2001 I was laid off from my design job in Manhattan in the bloodbath that ensued when the internet bubble burst. Bloodbath was the term then. The term reverted to its more literal form only a few months later.



On Monday, September tenth, I interviewed for a great job only miles from my house. It went really well. They asked me back Wednesday for what could only be the 'how much?' interview. Wednesday was my daughter's birthday. Could anything feel more… Continue

Added by Howard S. Dunn on December 30, 2009 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

Becoming Free

Blame it on my parents. They always told me to "think for myself". I doubt they ever considered what would happen if I really did that.



Now, I suspect what they meant was, "Think what we tell you but do it in your own words." Too late. When I was 13, I began to question everything and soon the total absurdity of religion became apparent.



Because I have been “encouraged” (forced) to read the bible many times, it was easy for me to see the contradictions in the book, what… Continue

Added by James Smith on December 30, 2009 at 11:02am — 2 Comments

Who Wants Some Atheist Ringtones?

I found a great website to upload/download ringtones, wallpapers and all sorts of stuff. Ever wanted to have "Christians Murdered Indians" by Corporate Avenger or "Enemy Of God" by Kreator as your Cellphones ringtone? Well my fellow godless heathens - YOU CAN. If anyone would like a custom ringtone from any song, PM me here and I'll get to it as soon as I can. When it's uploaded I'll PM you a link and you can send it directly to your phone. No sign up required on your end… Continue

Added by Alex Tyler on December 30, 2009 at 9:02am — 1 Comment

Hilldale Baptist: A Poem

I wrote this for a creative writing class. It got really high reviews from my classmates and I thought that you might enjoy reading it.







"Hilldale Baptist"

by Aidan Maslow





Here is the home of the fundies,

healthy development is far from mundane.

Oppression is free on Sundays,

Authoritarianism joyfully unconstrained.



Their doctrine is creation,

evolution – a chimera for the lame.

Evidence is truth imitation.

Why… Continue

Added by Aidan Maslow on December 29, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

2 youtube vids I think everyone will love

The 1st one is what would happen if all of us atheist left the USA and the 2nd one is how all of us should start to look at religion. By the way I also have a myspace account and I spend I lot of my spare time on there picking on the religious bloggers(its pretty easy to pick on simple minds!!) I also have good blogs on there if you want to check them out.



http://www.myspace.com/markritenour





this is… Continue

Added by Mark Ritenour on December 29, 2009 at 8:02pm — 12 Comments

Why It’s Okay To Call Ourselves Atheists (And Why We Should)

A hotly-debated topic in the worldwide community of purposeful unbelievers is whether or not "atheist" is the right title to use when representing ourselves to the public. As I've written before, the word strictly applies to only one position of belief: do Gods exist? Because of this, great diversity can exist in the atheist community. An atheist can be a conservative or a liberal. She can be a skeptic or a believer in pseudoscience. She can accept Anthropogenic Global Warming or deny it. She… Continue

Added by Brian on December 29, 2009 at 2:33pm — 7 Comments

The Onion admits Christian bias

Here is the cover of the most recent print edition of The Onion. I scanned and uploaded it to my blog since it doesn't appear to be in the online version. I think it pretty much sums up the situation for all major media outlets in the US (but ironically enough, not The Onion itself since they often publish irreligious… Continue

Added by IAmTheBlog on December 29, 2009 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

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