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I have finally written my introduction!

Not terribly interesting as blogs go, but hopefully informative and in the tried and true hope of the male of every species ever: that my display will attract visitors my way.

Added by Richard Healy on January 11, 2009 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Delusional Girlfriend

I have been dating my girlfriend for almost two months now. I met her at the beginning of this school year (she's a sophomore and I'm a junior). Her family is devoutly baptist, as is she. However, she was fully aware that I was atheist before we began dating (as was her Mother who isn't very excited about the fact). Lately though, my atheism has been having a larger impact on her and she seems to be much more questioning about the world around her and her faith especially.



It is… Continue

Added by Thomas on January 11, 2009 at 4:30pm — 8 Comments

Politics and Religion

These are two of my favorite songs by two of my favorite artists. Very poignant.…



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Added by sunshinegirlie on January 11, 2009 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Survey; FAIL

I've just noticed the survey on the front page of the Nexus asking: "Do you celebrate Christmas?" There are four options - two yes and two no - but my own preference is sadly missing. So I'll post it here instead.



Yes, I do celebrate Christmas and I had a rather good time of it last year. Christmas, for me, is a time to go back home and catch up with friends and family. It's a time to eat, drink and exchange presents. And I can enjoy all of this… Continue

Added by Paul on January 11, 2009 at 3:26pm — 2 Comments

An interesting letter to an editor

Published - Monday, December 22, 2008



Respect the rights of atheists, too

By PHILLIP BERRY | La Crosse



This is a response to Sally Oswalt’s letter to the editor titled “They can’t prove there is no God.” I can agree we atheists may not be able to prove there is no god; however, we are not the ones making the claim.



If I started telling everyone that I believed that there is a one-ton diamond buried in my backyard, and that my family and I enjoy digging for… Continue

Added by MJ on January 11, 2009 at 2:17pm — 6 Comments

Rick Warren: Mass Murderer

I know, shocking title, eh? Shocking! What slander! This will make sense in just a moment.



Vjack at Atheist Revolution has an interesting post up today highlighting the work of your friend and mine, Rick Warren, in Africa. You know Africa. Lovely landscapes, nauseating HIV/AIDS rates. Apparently, the oh-so good work he's done there--the stuff he touts, the wonderful work battling HIV/AIDS--includes his man on the ground there, Martin Ssempa, doing great things. Things like burning… Continue

Added by IsThatLatin on January 11, 2009 at 9:35am — No Comments

People

Okay, have you ever had a person that was so arrogant and up his own ass that he can't even admit that he is the one at fault?

I've been friends with this guy for almost five years now and in the past year or so he has turned into the kind of guy to ditch me for other people, even when we have plans to do things, or I needed his help with something. I have caught him in his lies so many times It is ridiculous.

I recently got fed up with him and I started ignoring him. He…

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Added by Brandon on January 11, 2009 at 2:06am — 4 Comments

Some of my favorite quotes

"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.

Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.

Is he both able, and willing? Then whence cometh evil?

Is he neither willing, nor able? Then why call him God"



Epicurus (341-270BC)



Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.



Epicurus (341-270BC)



It is folly for a man to pray to the gods… Continue

Added by John on January 10, 2009 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

The wilderness and all its thorns, Tangled up around my horns...

Invasive persuasion. Or something similar.

Mindless ramblings of an unsafe mind. (Which is questionable.)



This coming from a vast mind left empty. I'm such a drone, trying to avoid some kind of mediocre disposer. Is anyone even in tune? Does it matter? This whole concept is getting old. Being out numbered by incompetent people. I am left again feeling as though the sole purpose of my mind is to confuse me on the difficulty of simple matters. This analytical thought process is… Continue

Added by bludecembers on January 10, 2009 at 11:05pm — 3 Comments

Physical Laws

Other than solipsists and those of us in a persistent vegetative state, most of us have noticed that there is a reality, called nature, independent of our human experiences. We've also noticed that there are certain regularities in nature, meaning that there are certain propositions about nature that are always true, in all times and places, regardless of our beliefs or knowledge.



For example, even if no one bothered to notice, the speed of light in a vacuum would still be… Continue

Added by Knowledge Is Power on January 10, 2009 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Obama So Helps Him God

So, Obama has responded to Newdow's lawsuit:



(CNN) — President-elect Barack Obama has requested that the words “so help me God” be added to the end of the oath of office to be administered by Chief Justice John Roberts on Inauguration Day.



That confirmation came in an affidavit filed today by Roberts' court counselor in a pending lawsuit by an atheist opposed to any mention of God in the inaugural ceremonies. Roberts said he would abide by Obama’s…
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Added by IsThatLatin on January 10, 2009 at 6:44pm — 1 Comment

Instruction Manual for Life

I really enjoyed this short animated movie and wanted to… Continue

Added by Douglas Christensen on January 10, 2009 at 6:33pm — 2 Comments

Intersting...

I live during the winters with a friend and his grandparents, the grandmother is as sweet as can be, but the grandfather is a full blown Christian. He completely blows my mind with the way he acts. Constantly I find myself getting into out of hand arguments with him defending the facts of evolution, geological evidence of the earths true age, the true origins of the bible and his faith. The worst part is that he can't even except that I am an atheist, he believes that I truly am forcing myself… Continue

Added by Brandon on January 10, 2009 at 4:04pm — 10 Comments

Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism - Pt14

The 14th foundational falsehood of creationism: “Creation is evident”

By:Aron Ra



In May of 2007, former child actor, Kirk Cameron and fellow advocate of idiocy, Ray Comfort, promised to scientifically prove the existence of God on national television,



“100% absolutely –without the use of faith”.



Of course that didn’t happen. Religious beliefs –as everyone knows- are assumed on faith in lieu of proof and regardless of evidence. Cameron and… Continue

Added by John on January 9, 2009 at 11:21pm — No Comments

EAST BAY ATHEISTS!!!

Here is te website for the meet on January 18th.

hey, come out to the atheist meet in berkeley on the 18th.

http://www.eastbayatheists.org/meetings.html

Show up!!

Added by Adam Johnson on January 9, 2009 at 11:19pm — No Comments

Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism - Pt13

The 13th foundational falsehood of creationism: “Evolution is a fraud!”

By: Aron Ra



Ernst Haeckel was a pioneer zoologist and taxonomist whose numerous contributions to biology go largely unnoticed compared to a couple rather odd errors. First, he proposed that “ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny", suggesting that embryonic development reflects the organism’s evolutionary ancestry. To illustrate this, he produced about a hundred drawings of embryos at various stages.… Continue

Added by John on January 9, 2009 at 11:19pm — No Comments

Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism - Pt12

The 12th falsehood of Creationism: “Creation science”

By: Aron Ra



Paleontology in its early days was a difficult discipline. We had to devise a way to test and confirm the claims that were made because 19th Century pioneers were often confused by their own preconceptions, and often made simple mistakes that went undiscovered for decades. Unwary professors were sometimes made the victims of pranks, and not every respected scientist was entirely… Continue

Added by John on January 9, 2009 at 11:16pm — No Comments

Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism - Pt11

The 11th foundational falsehood of creationism: “Macroevolution has never been observed.”

By: Aron Ra



You share more traits in common with your siblings than you do with your cousins due to the recent ancestors you share with them, your parents. Deeper down, you share more in common with those in your extended family than you do with neighbors and classmates, etc., people you don’t recognize as part of your biological family. But you must realize that on some level… Continue

Added by John on January 9, 2009 at 11:13pm — No Comments

Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism - Pt10

The 10th falsehood of creationism; “The evolutionary ‘tree of life’ is nowhere implied neither in the fossil record, nor in any aspect of biology.”

By: Aron Ra



Creationists often complain that science supposedly says there was only one universal ancestor of all livings and that along the way, we evolved both into, and then from, bacteria. But that doesn’t seem to be the case. 21st century revelations in genomic research now imply that the origins of evolution come… Continue

Added by John on January 9, 2009 at 11:08pm — No Comments

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