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New Pew Poll Stinks of Religion

I don't think one's religious affiliation should have any affect on one's occupation--especially, say, in Congress. I don't think it's anything the public needs to know about, particularly because, I repeat, it just shouldn't have any impact on that person's ability to serve. Of course, we are a sad bunch, we American People. Despite hundreds of examples, big and small, of 'religious' folks doing terrible things, we still elect them. Why? Because we still believe that 'religious' equals… Continue

Added by IsThatLatin on January 7, 2009 at 9:08am — No Comments

Why the Christian God is Impossible - A close look at the logic and rationale

Introduction



Christians consider the existence of their God to be an obvious truth. This assumption is false, not only because evidence for the existence of this presumably ubiquitous yet invisible God is lacking, but because the very nature Christians attribute to this God is self-contradictory.



Proving a universal negative



Many Christians, as well as atheists, claim that it is impossible to prove a universal negative. For example, while we may… Continue

Added by John on January 7, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

No argument

I've lived the last year in San Francisco CA and am about to move back to SC. I encountered the same argument for the bible here that i have in every country I've been in. "Because the bible says so". That's not an argument considering the bible is NOT a historic record. For the majority the gospels written about Jesus were written 100-200 years after he died. That is not a historic record. It is as much of a record as Of Mice and Men. Studying actual historc documents there is no… Continue

Added by Adam Johnson on January 7, 2009 at 4:30am — No Comments

Lately

I've noticed that I've had a much more positive attitude lately. The last two months I've felt like everything in my life is coming together. It probably has everything to do with drinking less and exercising more. Regardless, I've managed to become much more productive.



I was originally very disappointed when I realized that I'd have to take this quarter off for financial reasons. The financial end of school this time around has been one huge headache, but that's okay it'll work out… Continue

Added by Creature on January 7, 2009 at 3:06am — 3 Comments

Creationists come out of the woodwork

Regular readers may remember the post Sean’s Christmas Message. I remarked in the comments that it had garnered no response. Well it appears they may have just been a little slow(in every sense of the word). Here is the first response:

It is interesting to note how the… Continue

Added by Sean the Blogonaut on January 6, 2009 at 8:45pm — 8 Comments

The truth about Christmas

When we seek the true story of Christmas, just in front of rituals and pagan gods. We know that Jesus Christ was at a party that had nothing do with Him The real hidden transcendent symbolism of Christmas mysteries. This festival has its origin fixed in paganism. A day devoted to the celebration of the "Sun Invicto." The sun has its representation in the Greco-Roman god Apollo, and their equivalents from other pagan peoples are diverse: Ra, the… Continue

Added by Mauro on January 6, 2009 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Moral, ethical and RELIGION

Text interesting about Morality and Religion, for sure will bring great clarity to many here in this community.



Moral, ethical and RELIGION

Professor: Dr. Marcos de Almeida

There may be a morality without religion? You must have a

god or gods, so that it becomes indispensable to morality? The fact

that some people are not religious, the ability to be, automatically, moral?

And if the answer to these questions require the belief in one god, what… Continue

Added by Mauro on January 6, 2009 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Ariane Sherine

She's hot, British, an atheist activist, she came up with a very cool idea, and she got to meet Richard Dawkins? When will she be on the Skepchick calendar?

Added by Planetologist on January 6, 2009 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Incredibly, Bush establishes Mariana Trench as a National Monument

Outgoing lunatic, ravager of civilization, source of all sorrows and US President George W. Bush announced today he is establishing by executive order the Mariana Trench, Pacific Remote Islands and Rose Atoll Marine National Monuments. Mysteriously, this action is within the law, completely constitutional, and does not appear to involve anyone being slain or horribly mutilated while Dick Cheney… Continue

Added by Planetologist on January 6, 2009 at 3:59pm — 5 Comments

The atheist bus journey

Ariane Sherine explains where the idea for the Atheist Bus Campaign came from and Polly Toynbee talks to Richard Dawkins about the word 'probably'

Link to this video:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/jan/06/religion-atheism



Today, thanks to many Cif readers, the overall total raised for the Atheist Bus Campaign stands at a truly overwhelming £135,000, breaking our original target… Continue

Added by stagendogs on January 6, 2009 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

My blog: Library Grape

I just joined after finding the Nexus on the Atheist Blogroll. If anyone is interested in some regularly updated commentary on atheism, secularism, politics and world events, I write a blog called LibraryGrape at http://www.LibraryGrape.com . I hope you'll consider checking it out.

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Added by Library Grape on January 6, 2009 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Sex, drugs and rock'n roll! Oh, and beer. But no stankin' gods!

I am finally getting around to telling of how my atheism came to be. I guess it really did begin as a child. I must admit though that I have grown up in church surroundings and have not been an atheist all my life (or maybe I subconciously have been). I was christened as an infant in to the Catholic church, attended pre-school at a church, and have attended many churches growing up. I think I was more in love with the buildings and the architecture than god, or the idea of god. I think I just… Continue

Added by Leslee Love on January 6, 2009 at 12:39pm — 8 Comments

Fraternizing with the Enemy

In the movie Serenity, the preacher Shepherd Book asks the doubter Captain Reynolds:



"Why when I talk about faith, do you always assume I'm talking about God? "



I met a pair of singers recently who pulled a bait-and-switch on me, with the result that for the first time in my life, I have some sense of the positive value of faith. They started their set with songs from their youth on the usual song topics, romance and heartbreak. By the end of the set, their songs were… Continue

Added by Shoe on January 6, 2009 at 12:11pm — 3 Comments

China - Rising by stamping skulls of our fellow countryman who were mercilessly slaughtered

The purpose of this email is to make certain accusations against the Chinese government and my cry for help. Thank you for your time and your help will be highly appreciated.

http://abn2739.blogspot.com

http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/shun-chuan



Are you aware that the news you are watching is interlaced with Communist China's propaganda,as Communist China maps a realm of news with innocent lives?

Communist China is scheming a millennial terrorist activity by manipulating… Continue

Added by Chen,Shun-Chuan on January 6, 2009 at 3:43am — 3 Comments

Aereogramme - The Running Man (Profile Song)

I lost my way in '87

And turned my heart and thoughts to heaven

A foolish boy

What could you do?

Aged eleven



I thought I was open but I was closed

I thought I had answers to show the world

I thought that the good light would guide me home



For thirteen years I hid away

And waited out the final days

But now there's time to live my life

As it decays

As it decays



I thought I was open but I was closed

I thought I… Continue

Added by George S. on January 6, 2009 at 12:02am — No Comments

Evo ex Machina

Props to the Bad Astronomer for posting this amazing YouTube video. The steampunk style animation is gorgeous, depicting machines that evolve over the ages from clanking fishbots to torrid cyberpunk perfection.



It’s doubtful such a blatant commercial as this German one could be aired in the US. Not blatant because of the sexy fembot… blatant in its… Continue

Added by Planetologist on January 5, 2009 at 4:55pm — 2 Comments

A comfortable fit

Compared to some of the blogs and comments on AN and in other places across the internet, I'm a relatively newbie of a free thinker. I'm 53 years old and have only been free of religion for almost 3 years. I won't go into detail of my journey here as it's nothing monumental or fantastic. Let's just say that my hubby got me to thinking along those lines (we're both atheists now) and George Bush sealed the deal. Huh. Never thought I'd thank Georgie for anything...



I tried going back to… Continue

Added by Whalehugger on January 5, 2009 at 2:47pm — 3 Comments

Hi-ho hi-ho, it's back to school I go.

The last day of freedom. Tomorrow I'll be back at health school, trying to get the bit of paper that says I'm qualified to do the job I've been doing for the past 12 years. Actually, it's long overdue but it was only in 2008 it became possible to get work experience credited and only take the theory part of the training. The other option has been to start again as a trainee on a trainee salary and spen 8 months in work experience as well as 6 months at school, so it's not so bad. I'll be… Continue

Added by Ian Mason on January 5, 2009 at 2:09pm — 4 Comments

islam: barbaric, misogynistic pedophiles

I found a video that put me over the edge last night. I tried to sleep on it, but it just made me so angry. islam is such a hypocritical lie. How dare they call themselves the religion of peace? See the picture of the little girl? She's 9. Does she look like she should be married? Does she look like she's ready for sex? NO. Freaking… Continue

Added by Neece on January 5, 2009 at 1:32pm — 14 Comments

Does atheism define you?

Does atheism define you?



Absolutely not. Atheism doesn't reflect something you are, it reflects something you are not. It is of no substance by itself. Not believing in something doesn't define who you are, just like not believing in fairies doesn't define who you are. Most people are "afairiest," in that they don't believe in fairies. Does your afairiesm define you? Of course not. Have you even heard of the term? Probably not, because it is as meaningless as the term atheism. We can… Continue

Added by TJMorgan on January 5, 2009 at 12:04pm — 1 Comment

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