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An Afterlife Worth Dying For

I live in a world full of faith and fear. I do not believe and I am not afraid. I always found it interesting that atheists I know are often the bravest people I know. Is it because the fear of having no god and no afterlife makes people panic?



This Earth is supported by billions(or trillions) of life forms or organisms. In nature, there are cycles, elements, touch, beauty, scent, reality, and crude, unaltered truth. Nature does not lie to us or deceive us. It nurtures, houses, and… Continue

Added by Javin32 on February 22, 2009 at 12:30am — 7 Comments

Lasik stuff

So I went to the local Lasik place here this morning for a consultation. After a quick check on a very snazzy machine that gave my prescription after only 2 minutes of making a little pinwheel image come into focus for each eye (it not only gave my Rx but also was able to tell that I had astigmatism in both eyes!), I got to hear the real scoop on cost.



$2745 total!! (Unless I need permanent "plugs" to help with tearing. Those are an additional $398.)

I looked into this guy and… Continue

Added by Jas Brimstone on February 21, 2009 at 10:28pm — 3 Comments

Is Rupert Murdoch God?

This section is gonna focus on a quintessential aspect of British culture but one that strangely but completely shares the same principles and creates the exact same negative sociological effects as…well, i’ll get to that later, but this blog is all about that Great British Icon…The Sun…that’s the newspaper, not the really hot planet…just so you know…good.



The Sun is quite an enigma really. It has the highest circulation of any Daily English language newspaper in the world. It has… Continue

Added by coughlan666 on February 21, 2009 at 10:01pm — 2 Comments

Thunderf00t's YouTube Issues

Thunderf00t's account has been suspended due to his confronting YouTube about their silence on votebots attacking skeptic/atheist (and others) videos. The video in question has now been downloaded and I've mirrored a copy of not only his first video but his part two he has released after his account suspension.



Part 1









Part… Continue

Added by Douglas Christensen on February 21, 2009 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Pat Condell on Freedom from Islam

Pat Condell discusses freedom, sharia law, and liberal… Continue

Added by cj the cynic on February 21, 2009 at 7:32pm — 1 Comment

Just got done watching "Religulous"

Wow, that was great! It should be required viewing for everybody in the world.

Added by Moonbeam on February 21, 2009 at 6:56pm — 5 Comments

My Own Bias Atheist Pamphlet

I just recently read a religious pamphlet it was so bias it was ridiculously funny. As a bit of a graphic designer. I decided to make one of my own (feel free for any input I may make this even for a joke):



The Cover:



Does God Love You??



No. He does not exist. Does Mother Goose love you? Does Santa Clause Love you? Highly Improbable. If you believe these things than you have problems.



How can you explain… Continue

Added by Jennifer W on February 21, 2009 at 4:51pm — 5 Comments

"Nerds"

I find the topic of the definition of a "Nerd" fairly interesting. What exactly is a nerd? A person who's into "geeky" things? If that's the case, then what exactly is "geeky"? Now, when you think fo a Geeky thing, you'd think of things like Star Wars, Star Treck, Video Games, and the lot. Now, how is that geeky? Perhaps because the concept of a universe such as the Star Wars world requiers much thinking to understand it fully? If this is the case, then Nerds think fairly often. Nerds are… Continue

Added by Tyler Durden on February 21, 2009 at 4:48pm — 4 Comments

anyone want to help me sue Adnan Oktar?

Here's a random idea. I've written before about Turkish evolution denialist Adnan Oktar who believes that evolution is actually a Freemason/Zionist conspiracy to "reduce his countrymen to an animalistic state." As you might see in the article, he's offering a $4.5 trillion for proof of a transitional fossil but there are three basic problems with his contest:



1. It's a jury of him… Continue

Added by Greg F. on February 21, 2009 at 3:37pm — No Comments

JESUS ACCORDING TO Jim Walker

No one has the slightest physical evidence to support a historical Jesus; no artifacts, dwelling, works of carpentry, or self-written manuscripts. All claims about Jesus derive from writings of other people. There occurs no contemporary Roman record that shows Pontius Pilate executing a man named Jesus. Devastating to historians, there occurs not a single contemporary writing that mentions Jesus. All documents about Jesus got written well after the life of the alleged Jesus from either: unknown… Continue

Added by michelliberty on February 21, 2009 at 9:01am — 2 Comments

THE CANON A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science

I just started reading The Canon and it is very pleasant. (I haven't purchased it, I do most of my reading at Borders in the somewhat comfy chairs.) You can tell the writer is a writer who likes science as opposed to a scientist who happens to be writing a book. It's something about the imagery heavy sentences. Angier’s very engaging but sometimes there is way too much "distracting wordplay". I'm about a third of the way through. So far I have read an argument for why everyone should keep up… Continue

Added by Jonathan Kraus on February 21, 2009 at 3:04am — 1 Comment

Atheist scholars believe in a historical Jesus???

I've been debating on and off with Christians in the blog of Rev. Brian Zahnd. Most recently I've been arguing with the Reverend himself in his post titled Knowing and Believing. In the comments following his post I mentioned that I didn't believe that a historical Jesus ever existed. Rev. Zahnd was shocked by my statement and claimed that he had never heard a single scholar make that… Continue

Added by DeafAtheist on February 21, 2009 at 12:00am — 13 Comments

The Truth About Atheism

Been a couple of posts (again) yesterday about the vile propaganda and raw hatred that gets directed our way from theists that are immune to any kind of basic logic or argument a 5-year old can understand. It does nothing other than encourage renewed, freshly envigorated assaults. I summised the mentality as follows here -



"Smear, ridicule, noise, distraction, slander and outright falsehoods.… Continue

Added by Фелч Гроган on February 21, 2009 at 12:00am — 4 Comments

Atheists can lead good lives too you know.....

Taken from my blog:





So today I had a short confrontation with my religions professor. After class she made a comment about how not believing in god gives you license to do whatever you want. I pointed out that this was not true, and wrote her the following letter, pointing out statistics of Atheists in prison, and divorce rates, along with religiosity’s correlation to the Human Development Index. The only license not believing… Continue

Added by Dustin Sanders on February 20, 2009 at 8:38pm — 7 Comments

Atheists banned from public service in 5 states - WTF!

This is ludicrous! The comments on the website were apt.: What if an atheist witnesses a murder? Oh, gee, sorry, can't testify!





Arkansas, 5 Other States, Ban Atheists from Public Service. Seriously

February 17, 2009 05:00 PM ET | Bonnie Erbe | Permanent Link | Print



By Bonnie Erbe, Thomas Jefferson Street blog.



Can it be constitutional to exclude from public service or service as a witness in a state court any and all atheists? Such a practice is so… Continue

Added by MJ on February 20, 2009 at 1:02pm — 7 Comments

ME BIRFFF DAY....

Okay so last Friday was my birthday. And yes, I was born on Friday the 13th. NO, I am not what the movies are based on....wish they were but they aren't...

Anyway went off to Austin with girlfriend to have a good time. A good time was had by all. Yup, if I was a car I'd be considered a classic..or collectible. Maybe both.

Anyway, we're walking back to the car and a couple of homeless guys ask for some money to food. We tell them we're tapped out. One pipes up..."That 'Christian' of… Continue

Added by Rick on February 20, 2009 at 3:00am — 3 Comments

INEFFABLE!!!!!!

I have to tell the world about this: I just saw the weirdest thing ever!!!!



But first some critical analysis for what was a seeming culmination of supernatural phenomenon. The event:



at approximately 10:40 this evening, February 19 (pacific time) a white utility truck (?) drove up the street with it's lights blaring in the surrounding darkness and the diver unscrewed the cap to a yellow hydrant, releasing all the water gushing out in to the road. That is weird right? A… Continue

Added by Rickr0ll on February 19, 2009 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

A Parable of 3 men

A man was playing soccer. He tripped and hit his head. When he got up he knew only his language. He saw two men arguing.

"What do you mean, heirs of ANY caliph can be a successor of Muhammad?"

"They were trained the same, were they not? Does it matter if they share blood?"

The man thought for a second.

"Muhammad wouldn't care whether they shared blood, he trained them the same!"

The first arguer frustrated, left.

The second arguer and the man talked for the rest of… Continue

Added by zack on February 19, 2009 at 7:33pm — No Comments

Clarence Darrow impersonator

http://clarencedarrowgaryanderson.com/Darrow_search_for_justice.html

Added by Lori Gilliland on February 19, 2009 at 3:27pm — No Comments

How to respond to requests to debate creationists

Linked from Pharyngula



This is such a great response to a request from the Discovery Institute to debate a creationist that I had to post it here:



A professor at the University of Vermont, Nicholas Gotelli, got an invitation to debate one of the clowns at the Discovery Institute. Here's what they wrote.



Dear…
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Added by Mike Grattan on February 19, 2009 at 3:27pm — 4 Comments

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