This is my first post on this site and not wholly sure whether best to post a blog or forum post or start a group! Anyway, no doubt I'll find my way around.
I've written an article on Atheism and Europe have Christian Roots claims Vatican
on my own Asylum Joy blog. Would appreciate some comments on this, as well as possibly some votes on StumbleUpon. Actually, on this last point am slowly… Continue
Added by Richard Mankiewicz on January 17, 2009 at 5:00am —
PZ Myers has done it again. He has quite a habit of doing it.
A recent entry in his Blog is not only funny in its own right but has resulted in a lengthy and highly hilarious interchange among blog followers.
I would strongly recommend that you find an hour or so to devour it. I suggest that you refrain from drinking while doing so. It is dangerous to your health to drink and… Continue
Added by Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM on January 16, 2009 at 3:00pm —
The following has been a topic of conversation that has come up several times with me, and my fellow atheist friends recently. The capitalization of God/god. Being an atheist of the angry variety, who is disgusted by all that is holy, I struggle with this decision frequently. Of course, capitalizing God makes me feel as if too much importance is being placed on this nonexistent, society ruining entity. BUT God is a proper noun. Proper nouns call for capitalization. Not only am I passionate… Continue
Added by zeeman barzell on January 16, 2009 at 1:42pm —
Added by Timmeh! on January 16, 2009 at 11:30am —
This is something that has been weighing on my mind and recently when I had the pleasure of speaking to a rather well-articulated English-speaking illegal immigrant (which, forgive me for pulling out a rather judgmental little stereotype, seemed to be a rare occurrence) who brought up the concept of 'False American Freedom', did I realize I have a wide variety of opinions on this matter. Which I've reluctantly decided to discuss, despite the fact that there are more than likely a few 'blind… Continue
Added by bludecembers on January 16, 2009 at 3:00am —
As an Australian I have always been proud of the lack of religion in our land. In 1973 Gough Whitlam, the Prime Minister, declared a full seperation of church and state.
In 27 years of hairdressing with conversations all day I have rarely encountered anyone of "faith". I professed my Atheism at 18 to very little surprise from my family and with no repercussions, despite my Mother being a teacher in the Catholic Education system. She gave me The God Delusion for… Continue
Added by Mark Ellison on January 15, 2009 at 11:17pm —
A high school friend of mine on Face Book, who happens to be a conservative christian preacher with several followers/friends online, made this comment today: "...Praising God for rescue of passengers from crash in Hudson river.'Extraordinary' Aviation experts call it, I call it a miracle from GOD !!!"
Now, over the past few years, I have slowly "come out as an Atheist" by going from "I have my doubts about..." to "I don't believe in..." with mostly "safe" people whom I know won't… Continue
Added by Mike Haynes on January 15, 2009 at 9:56pm —
I decided to start selling shoes on ebid while I get things together to open my ecommerce website.It's mostly Pleaser/Demonia stuff. I have about half of it listed now, I plan on getting the rest up tomoorow night. So any of you out there that might prefer to buy from another non-believer and have a thing for funky shoes check it out.…
Added by Creature on January 15, 2009 at 8:46pm —
I often like to think that Australia is for the most part a secular country that is open, multicultural and accepting of different views, religions, lack of religion. Out of all the places on the face of the planet that I would expect us to be be able to display atheist ads it would be here.
For Christ's sake even the Italian's
have been able to put a slogan on the side of a…
Added by Sean the Blogonaut on January 15, 2009 at 5:20pm —
being a muso and not letting a day go by when i dont prance around in front of a mirror with a can of deodarant as a microphone (possibly too much information) i've thrown a few faves onto my page...
the "Smog" track is a song i play on a daily basis and always reminds me of who i am... its a stripped down sad song but always re-affirms my atheism for some reason... and fills me with hope.
the steve Earle is a strange one but somewhere within its words of faith there is an… Continue
Added by Matt Gent on January 15, 2009 at 2:04pm —
I'm sure most of you guys know these but they always raise a chuckle and make me nod with "holier than thou" approval...
1. The fact that a believer is happier than a sceptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality. - George Bernard Shaw
2. Faith means not wanting to know what is true. - Friedrich Nietzsche
3. I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. - Frank Lloyd… Continue
Added by Matt Gent on January 15, 2009 at 1:32pm —
I’m again asking for activist atheists and humanists to make either a quick note or a detailed critique to a letter to the editor of my local paper. Both the humanist starting point and the (off-topic) theist reply are included. I invite others to post similar letters so that others can help out. Even a short note is valuable if the editor receives several of them. Please post your letters here when you have done so. Thanks to BB for such a great letter last time.
Cowichan Vallley… Continue
Added by Drew on January 15, 2009 at 12:09pm —
Basic research into the origins of life continues to advance, despite the best efforts of creationists and IDiots to ignore it. Unlike the depictions presented by most evolution deniers, our understanding of prebiotic processes operating on the early Earth is actually quite advanced. Origins of life research is a vigorous field of study today and has progressed far beyond the early Miller-Urey experiments, though you wouldn't know that from most popular media coverage of the topic. Our picture… Continue
Added by Planetologist on January 15, 2009 at 10:56am —
no mater how many times i tell people in debates i still cant seem to convince them that Hitler was not a atheist , I've explained to so many people how and where he was raised and who he grew up with and still they say Hitler big atheist , so i did a search and found
the antique belt buckle Worn by a Nazi German soldier, the aluminum, World War II era buckle carried the imperial eagle of the Third Reich above the familiar Swastika. Surrounding the eagle and Swastika was the motto, "Gott… Continue
Added by michelliberty on January 15, 2009 at 10:24am —
Ugh. I went from being in a very good mood all of the time to an outright nasty one. I've been trying to shake it but it's reached the point where I'm having trouble going to sleep. I take sleeping pills and wind up laying around with the munchies being haunted by every idiotic thing I've done in the past 8 years or so.
I'm starting to suspect that diet and exercise really make a difference. I was drinking a lot of green tea, going to the gym regularly, and taking vitamins. I fell… Continue
Added by Creature on January 15, 2009 at 7:22am —
Was the title of this article on the front page of Yahoo news this morning.
Best of luck I say.
Added by Charles Hollingshead on January 15, 2009 at 7:00am —
I'm proud of my Atheist ambigram and considering getting it for a tattoo...
Added by Jude Johnson on January 14, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Been a while, since I've posted here. I was going through a period of depression and isolation. I feel a lot better now. I'm ready to be active on the internet again. Although, I do have to finished that damned C++ for Dummies 9booksin1 or I'll never finish it. I've been thinking about putting a price on finishing the book: a technique I read up on CNN Health
. I mostly post on xanga, so I wish I could… Continue
Added by Adrian on January 14, 2009 at 12:56pm —
As y'all know, on December 6, a number of nonreligious parents gathered at Harvard's Fong Auditorium to get some ideas about raising kids without religion. Greg Epstein also led a discussion about how best to form a more lasting community to serve the needs of nonreligious parents in the Boston/Cambridge area.
Washington Post reporter Robin Shulman spent the day with us and wrote… Continue
Added by Dale McGowan on January 14, 2009 at 8:01am —
Prepare thyself, he who reads this, to tremble and quake before the Incredible Word of God, as written by THE LORD HIMSELF!
Today I would like to talk about something that makes Me extremely furious – the fact that I am banned from public schools in the USA.
I take this as an insult. In fact, it is as if America has spit in My Holy Face and kicked Me in My Divine Balls. I punish America every day for this blasphemous… Continue
Added by God on January 13, 2009 at 11:30pm —