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"Faith Healing," a Suicidal Path:

Think about it, Christians or most Christians I should say, staunchly support the protection of a fetus, arguing that it is a child just not yet born. Like wise, their stands against arbitration are planted firmly in the individual right to life. On the other hand, their protection of children after birth seems to disappear. For example, the case of innocent 11-year-old Kara Neumann of Weston, who after the parents, both followers of the Unleavened Bread Ministries, refuse to give their… Continue

Added by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on February 11, 2009 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

How To Start Your Own Religion (Satirical piece I wrote years ago.)

How to Start Your Own Religion



For entertainment purposes only!

Professional Driver on a Closed Course!

Do Not Attempt!





Want to?



* Get rich quick

* Organize and participate in orgies

* Never pay taxes

* Reach a level of popularity akin to the Beatles, Elvis, or Jesus?

* Wield incredible amounts of unearned power?

* Control people

* Influence politics





If the answer to any of these questions is yes,… Continue

Added by Jeremy on February 10, 2009 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Our Father, Who art in Valinor...

As an atheist I've long attempted to put myself in the mindset of a true believer. I can't seem to do it. In my adult life I've never ascribed to a belief system that relied solely on self-justifying ideology, detached from rational proof, based entirely on the folktales of primitive peoples. I can understand academically that people can believe so strongly in invisible forces that they're willing to kill and die for them. The lesson of history is clear on this point. But it used to be couldn't… Continue

Added by Planetologist on February 10, 2009 at 7:05pm — 1 Comment

New Scientist resurrecting the God Gene?

According to a recent cover story of New Scientist, the way the human brain is wired makes us religious or very prone to imagine higher powers. And when we look at history, the birth of animistic faiths like Voodoo, Shinto and early European ancestor and spirit worship, there seems to be something to it. When we're trying to make sense of something we don't understand, we like to use magical explanations.



If the writer of the article tried to explore history and the evolution of… Continue

Added by Greg F. on February 10, 2009 at 7:01pm — No Comments

Ignorance annoys me.

Hello.



I'm new, just joined, and thought I'd break the ice with all of you by telling you about how ignorant most of my peers are. It was during the Chineese New Year, I decided to go to school wearing a shirt that had a bunch of the original Shwastikas*sp* on it. I knew that I'd probably get a few second glances, but guess what? I get sent to the office. Twice. The first time, the teacher gives me this smug look, asking me where I got this shirt and thinking that she had a… Continue

Added by Tyler Durden on February 10, 2009 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

"Liberty" "University" is neither...

Taken from my blog:



The other day my girlfriend and I were driving down to the mall, passing "liberty" "university" when at a stop light a group of liberty students started angrily honking at me. They saw my atheist bumper sticker and gave me the finger. How christian of them. Who would Jesus flick off? I gave them the finger back as a knee-jerk reaction but instantly wished I had been more witty and given them the peace sign… Continue

Added by Dustin Sanders on February 10, 2009 at 6:06pm — 1 Comment

30 Days- Atheist woman spends 30 days with fundamentalist christian family.

I wasn't sure where to post this but I wanted to share it. It is a very good episode about an atheist woman from Kansas who is immersed in a fundamentalist christian household in Texas complete with weekly bible studies. It's a 45 minute video on hulu so the commercial interruptions are short. I'd love to hear your post-viewing comments.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/56912/30-days-atheistchristian#s-p2-so-i0

Added by Sheryl on February 10, 2009 at 6:00pm — 8 Comments

Quit trying to make Jesus and religion cool.

I saw a window sticker today that read "Piercing saved my life". It showed a drawing of Jesus' hand getting nailed to the cross. At first I laughed. It was the kind of laugh you have when you see an elderly person fall, but then you soon realize that they broke his/ her hip and may die from their injuries. Then you feel bad for having pushed them because you didn't have a banana peel for them to slip on naturally. The way god intended for old people to slip, fall, fracture large bones and… Continue

Added by Riggs on February 10, 2009 at 4:50pm — 3 Comments

The Theory of Intelligent Design: A briefing packet for educators

The Theory of Intelligent Design: A briefing packet for educators

By: Staff

Discovery Institute

November 13, 2007





PBS Encouraging Teachers to Violate the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause

Discovery Institute issues "The Theory of Intelligent Design: A briefing packet for educators"



Seattle — A “Briefing Packet for Educators” just issued by PBS in conjunction with the NOVA program Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial inserts religion into… Continue

Added by Dawn Meggison on February 10, 2009 at 4:43pm — 3 Comments

Holy Crap!!

OK - so I stopped drinking a little over 7 months ago. {Works for me - don't judge :-) } Anyway - I occasionally go to AA meetings during lunch just to scare me into staying on the wagon. Today there was so much talk of God and how you have to come to believe in God - and the fact that it always ends in an Our Father - Ugghhh - but AA literature always says its not based on any particular belief system and that the "higher power" can be anything. Bullshit.



I am not trying to take the… Continue

Added by David S. on February 10, 2009 at 2:39pm — 7 Comments

Sexual Dichotomy

This blog is on sexuality in general, encompassing homosexuality and heterosexuality.



I went to college for psychology with a concentration in sexuality and human relationships. Through my exploits of sexuality and human interaction I have noticed a few things.



1: Everyone can distinguish between an attractive male AND female. For instance, I am straight but if I see an attractive guy I am comfortable enough to say so.



2: Everyone likes to feel good about… Continue

Added by Adam Johnson on February 10, 2009 at 1:00pm — 10 Comments

If you don’t know about this—

YOU SHOULD. Look into subscribing to “Stuff God Hates”, The current article dealing with Valentine‘s Day is hysterically funny. I’ve been an Atheist for 47 years; the day my Father died. Some well meaning person told me that it was god’s plan. There was no solice in that remark. It made me question why a god would take a father from a 18 year old boy. I went through al the stages of grieving but got stuck on angry; angry that this god had decided that my father was worth more to him, than to me… Continue

Added by Charles Cusumano on February 10, 2009 at 9:23am — 1 Comment

A little Background....

When I was about 12 years old I came to the realization that god was not real. As I stare into the picture of the virgin Mary it occurred to me, why do i have to do this(pray before her)? He might not even exist? When I came to this conclusion I felt it necessary to share it with my parents. There response was to send me to church more often...thinking that all I needed was "Jesus in my life", this, it turned out made me an atheist. When I was about 16 however I could contain it no longer, I… Continue

Added by John Camp on February 10, 2009 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Protest Faith-based Offices!

I've been anticipating this for awhile now. It seems that the Pesident plans to keep his promises, but this is one promise we can't afford to let him keep, not without a fight. We need compassion not religion to help the needy. We recieved the following email from the FFRF earlier today. :



FFRF ACTION ALERT! URGENT!

We Need Your Help! Protest Faith-based Offices!



Dear FFRF Member:

The White House needs to hears an immediate outcry over last week's announcement… Continue

Added by Creature on February 10, 2009 at 1:37am — 2 Comments

The news

So I stayed up for the news. (I'm not usually up this late) I watched my community react to the Freedom From Religion Foundation's billboard which stated: "Imagine no Religion". What caught my eye was the outrage of the local doctor. His attitude was that atheists had the gall to express such an opinion. Apparently he was going to show the Freedom From Religion Foundation by getting people together and saving up enough money to put Jesus on a billboard nearby. Which upon closing of the news… Continue

Added by Elizabeth on February 10, 2009 at 12:52am — 3 Comments

My anthem

I have been a fan of X.T.C. for a long time. They are a great band with smart songs. When I was younger and a believer I felt this song was a about a person angry with God and but that they ultimately believed in him since they were addressing him directly. Clearly, I was misguided and hearing what I wanted. Now that I am an athiest I feel like it is an anthem and I love it even more now than I did then. Here are the lyrics. If you haven't heard it search it out and then check out more… Continue

Added by SulkyGirl on February 9, 2009 at 8:23pm — No Comments

Why I am a atheist!

This is like my very first blog so sorry if its not very good!



Ok, well ever since i was a little girl my parents took me to church and i would end up sleeping or playing my game boy. My mom would take me to bible class and the kids would make fun of me because i didnt know how to read the bible already. That was the beginning of me not liking church. I tried really hard to fit in with the other kids and always they left me out. The whole church thing wasn't really the problem, it… Continue

Added by Bailey Laird on February 9, 2009 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

Rapture Letters: Insane?

So I discovered this gem of a site, http://www.raptureletters.com/. Basically if you have loved ones who are not christian and you cannot covert then just go to this site and put their name and email address in and once all the christians are raptured away you will receive an email letting your loved one know you were raptured and are ok.



My very basic, 2nd grade question is who sends these emails if all the christians are raptured. Do they have one moderator on the site that is… Continue

Added by Adam Johnson on February 9, 2009 at 1:37pm — 6 Comments

a little rant about something on my mind

I was helping my friend with a video art project this last weekend. She had been tediously planning this for weeks and had spent much time, money and effort preparing. For this shoot, we rented some gear from a local production house here in LA- a camera, monitor, lights and the various cords that connect everything- the works. During set up of all this gear, my friend could not seem to find an essential cord. She started panicking and appeared to be approaching tears while looking for the… Continue

Added by zeeman barzell on February 9, 2009 at 1:19pm — 7 Comments

"save me"

theres probably plenty of copywrite infringments in this... but it was this crazy swarm in my head that i had to release unto you:)







Save me Pearl Jam & Radiohead for I have lost my way.



I cannot escape this coin operated siamese dream while riding this runnaway train.



I dream to dance dance the night away but the robots won't let us.



The OK computer runs the masses of money & greed.





I close my eyes to taste the… Continue

Added by Shiny Rage on February 9, 2009 at 1:16pm — No Comments

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