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Religious Homophobia is Gay

Like always, science advances whereas archaic beliefs about the world stay the same and sometimes leave little room for interpretation. If you take a naturalistic view of the world, then nature does not have a specific purpose in mind. it doesn't think things are good or evil, it just simply is...Humans have tried to understand these things for a long time. Homosexuality is one of those things that has been pondered by humans and at face value has been seen as something that was "unnatural."… Continue

Added by RogAgainst on October 30, 2008 at 1:43am — 4 Comments

Um... Don't you guys have a rule about not lying?

Today I saw some lawn signs down at the local megachurch that said "Proposition 8 = Free Speech". As you should know if you're a Californian, Prop 8 seeks to make same-sex marriage illegal in California.



I'm absolutely enraged. How the fuck do these people say that they follow a religion whose 9th commandment is to not lie (or bear false witness against one's neighbor) and get away with proudly posting such blatant lies in public? It's absurd. It's obscene. Proposition 8 has… Continue

Added by Becky Garcia on October 29, 2008 at 10:25pm — 4 Comments

Fear That Smile

For the first time that I can think of since realizing I was an atheist, I felt real fear from the normal Christians that surround me. After printing out and showing a few people the dialog from the wonderful “Kissing Hank's Ass” flyer, I got the bright idea to ask a select few of my co-workers a simple question. If they had the power to go back in time, and assuming He existed, would they save Jesus from execution? My answer is predictably a resounding, “hell ya!” Honestly, I expected a few… Continue

Added by Roger Rotge on October 29, 2008 at 9:10am — No Comments

My Atheist relevant posts on Associated Content!

I've written just a few editorials about subjects relevant to atheists for publication on Associated content but they seem to get a huge response. Some of the discussions in their comments are more entertaining than the articles themselves!



I was a little afraid to post anything that made it clear I'm an atheist for fear of getting bashed, possibly physically again but I went ahead and started doing so about a year ago on another site. I've gotten plenty of nasty pm's and emails but… Continue

Added by Kylyssa Shay on October 28, 2008 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Window Woes

On Saturday, a lady brought in a 2002 Ford Escape. Her issue was the driver window would not go up. She said it would go down, but not up. No crunching was heard when she tried. I was tasked to drive her down to the outlet mall a block away with our dealerships shuttle van. Along the way, she confided in me that she'd stopped going to a certain dealership because they had “screwed” her and she wanted to try us because we were close to where she worked. I told her it was my belief that our… Continue

Added by Roger Rotge on October 28, 2008 at 9:02am — No Comments

The results are beginning to take shape; we have nearly 1500 responses so far

I have started to take a closer look at the data....no big surprises, rather a conformation of what most of us sense in any case: there is a big stigma in the US and not so much in the rest of the world.

Added by tom arcaro on October 27, 2008 at 11:02am — No Comments

From Pharyngula - Sarah Palin: Ignorant and anti-science

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2008/10/sarah_palin_ignorant_and_antis.php



"Sarah Palin gave a policy speech today in which she claimed that she wanted more support for children with disabilities, more tools to test for disorders, and while also decrying the expense of scientific… Continue

Added by George on October 27, 2008 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

On the Evolutionary Origins of Religion

Is religion a parasitic meme or is it a cultural adaptation?



The divide on the question of the naturalistic origins of religion is between the adaptationists and the by-product theorists. The adaptationists are led by David Sloan Wilson and Jonathan Haidt, while Daniel Dennett is the major proponent of the religion-as-a-by-product hypothesis. In this post, I outline the issue briefly and mention some implications of these ideas.



The application of evolutionary theory to… Continue

Added by Ajita Kamal on October 26, 2008 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

God Needs Your Prayers And Fellowship For His Survival

Does God need your prayers? This is a question I placed recently to some Christian friends of mine. The answer I received was interesting, 'As Christians', they claimed 'we know that "God does not need our prayer but he needs us to pray to him"'. 'Why' I asked, '"Because it is one of his requirements"' they reply. So as God's creation you are required to pray to him according to Christianity.

Also, the Christian religion teach that the reason why God needs us to pray to him… Continue

Added by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on October 26, 2008 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

When semantics takes its toll.

I should be entertaining myself with homework and assignments, but I've realised there's something bugging me far too much for me to let it go unnoticed any longer. I've been out of the whole online debating scene for a few months. I'm not sure whether I've grown tired of always fighting the same people or if I've become physically unable to tolerate their use of the same, old, stretched arguments over and over again. Whatever the reason, the mere idea of logging in on a public forum and engage… Continue

Added by Fabio on October 26, 2008 at 11:18am — 3 Comments

The Enlightened Observer

I also post to a blog at The Enlightened Observer

http://enlightened-observer.blogspot.com/

Added by Dr. Terence Meaden on October 26, 2008 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Will the internet be the end of religion?

In the past, the only information people had access too was the story’s and ides of the people around them. Whit the advent of the printing press people now has access to information in the books they could get ahold of but there access to information was still limited and most would never leave there town or city. People had no information on where the world came from, where humanity came from why people got sick, what lightening was and why it strikes where it strikes. They had no… Continue

Added by Lone Wolf on October 25, 2008 at 11:05pm — 1 Comment

Abuse of language

Thread. Somewhat incoherent.



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This is my gripe with Islam #872737663



Islam is terrified of communication - all that needs to be known is known, all answers are already answered.



An Islamisist that learned the English language -



By his own admission, Muuhammed Jafar returned home a changed man. He had studied English while in the penal colony… Continue

Added by Фелч Гроган on October 25, 2008 at 10:45pm — 1 Comment

Marriage is religious and mysogynystic.

Religion is so influential that even atheists talk about marriage as though it was normal. I've added some more details to the main page of AtheistInsurgency.com and in the process began to think about why government has such a strong hand in marriage.



Marriage is a religious institution, is not congruent with nature, allows the government to apply privileges and penalties to married couples that unmarried individuals would not… Continue

Added by Atheist Insurgency on October 25, 2008 at 2:35pm — 3 Comments

Kenyan Pastor Who Protected Sarah Palin From Witches Lied About Banishing a Witch In The Kenyan Town Of Kiambu

More reason to get rid of religion:



Source - Telegraph.co.uk



This is not surprising to me. Lying and deceiving the public are religion's national past time. These are the tactics pastors and priests etc, relied upon for years and are still relining upon to pull millions of followers into their fold and, as a result, cashing on billions of dollars.



More… Continue

Added by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on October 25, 2008 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Cannibal cult mother who skinned son and made him eat his own flesh gets 9 years in jail

More reason to get rid religion:



Source - Mail Online



Klara Mauerova, 31 - a member of a sinister religious cult '....tortured her son in a locked cellar while relatives skinned him and forced him to eat his own flesh....'.

According to the news report 'The two boys had told judges how their mother and relatives had stubbed cigarettes out on their bare skin, whipped them with belts, and tried to drown them. They were also sexually abused and… Continue

Added by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on October 25, 2008 at 12:03pm — 2 Comments

In The UK; Many Young Muslims Support Suicide Bombing New Poll Reveals

More reasons to get rid of religion:



It is often argued by "moderate Muslims" that the Qur'aan and Islam do not teach nor promote hate and terrorism and those who do so are not real Muslim; They are just common criminalizes. However, that is not true. Allah and the Qur'aan promote killing other people whom they termed 'non-believers'. Allah himself gave these Muslims the license to kill dis-believers. According to the Qura'an translated by M.H.Shakir, in Sura 47:4, and I quote… Continue

Added by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on October 25, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Knowledge

Let us examine knowledge and its functions as well as its capacities and dimensions. Knowledge requires a platform to operate, which called language. As a beginning, will it not be easy to explore what we speak and write? How do we acquire linguistic skills? Is not the word an abstract entity all by itself? Finally, are we using the word or used by it?

To think of thinking is the need of the day, but do we know what thinking is or do away by the process itself? Word is a window to its… Continue

Added by sekhar on October 25, 2008 at 1:48am — 1 Comment

Help The Infidel Guy

The economy had hit every one and some it hit like a ton of bricks. For Infidel Guy it hit like ton of bricks. Cause of the economy and his atheism he is having very hard time finding a job and cause of a raw deal with his landlord he can't keep his apartment. The future of th Infidel Guy show is uncertain so if you have some extra money and you like the show please donate (go to Infidel Guy.com an look for the "donate" button), every little but will… Continue

Added by Lone Wolf on October 24, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Surgery

"You doing all right?"



"I guess," I said. "I'm a little nervous."



The nurse smiled. "You'll be fine. We're a well-funded institution, and we're doing OK for technology."



Somehow, for some reason, I was not reassured.



The mask was fixed on my face and I felt the cool injection of anesthetics into my IV line. "Breathe deeply," the nurse said. "And relax."



I nodded.



Someone else came in the room, a woman.



"Hey," she said.… Continue

Added by warreno on October 24, 2008 at 11:34am — No Comments

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