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My Christmas Wish For You All

Since it's one week until Christmas I thought I'd send out my season's greetings to you all:

Added by Kate Holden on December 18, 2008 at 12:37pm — 3 Comments

I'm back!

And cold, too. But there are only a few centimeters of snow here, so it's not all that shocking. Still, going from the sunny tropics to Pleistocene Michigan in a day is still a fairly dramatic transition. All my flights went off more or less on schedule, which by itself almost qualifies as evidence of supernatural powers at work.



My wife and I had a great time in the Caribbean. We visited the island of Saint Barthelemy (St. Barth), which despite its reputation is not only a haven for… Continue

Added by Planetologist on December 18, 2008 at 10:49am — No Comments

Newsletter update on survey coming soon

Yesterday I emailed to Brother Richard about 700 words concerning the results from the survey, so you all can expect that soon. On the 1st I'll harvest the final data and begin crunching numbers using SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences). I'll limit my analysis of the quantitative data to frequencies and some cross tabulations, with some more sophisticated manipulation is the data merits. The meatier part of the data is the qualitative bit where I asked people to describe a… Continue

Added by tom arcaro on December 18, 2008 at 8:32am — 2 Comments

The Philosophy of Christ – “Vision of Life” project

Foreword.



Jesus Christ had seen many problems with Old religion Judaism as a young man of whom seemingly was a free thinker. Of who not only questioned his own religion but those of other surrounding cultures?



Israel was not cut off from the world traders from Asia and from the Roman empire would relate their own cultural beliefs when on their travels to and throw in the middle east. Greek philosophy and the philosophy’s of Asia would of course be a conversational norm in… Continue

Added by Robin Johnson-Perkins - Babel Fish on December 17, 2008 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Pastafarianism Kicks Ass!

Hello! Though you may HEAR that I am atheist, it is not true. It is obvious that I DO have a religion! And that, my good friends(?) is pastafarianism! Yes. I am part of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti monster. And it is fun! you should join. All the cool kids do it. Are YOU one of he cool kids? Didn't think so! >:(

Added by Maia The Bee on December 17, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Damn I love science

Added by Krista on December 17, 2008 at 6:29pm — 3 Comments

Xmas time again....

I'm off this coming weekend to go with my girlfriend and visit her family in LA (the state, not the city). Fortunately there isn't going to be anything "Religious" in the visit. Now, her family is Catholic but they seem to be rather open minded. Like the Les cousin and her significant other, a few children born out of wedlock. But she has a tendency when telling her family about me that I'm an atheist.

I'm not going to deny it. No one has ever gotten nasty or ugly with me. I've never known… Continue

Added by Rick on December 17, 2008 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

Reverse Pascal's Wager

I was trying to parse out the saying of Jesus from the Bible. I came across this link.



A large part of the article is a comparison between Jefferson’s and Hamilton’s vision of a future USA. That is a conversation which is interesting in it,’s self. As an aside, I mostly side w/Hamilton



The last paragraph has an interesting suggestion. [sic] …it is time we inverted Pascal's famous wager to… Continue

Added by Fr33think3r on December 17, 2008 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Atheist Sign Stolen from Illinois State Capitol Rotunda

Here's a link to the original story:



http://www.sj-r.com/news/x1720697940/Atheist-sign-stolen-from-Capitol-rotunda





This kind of action brings other freethinkers and atheists out of the woodwork.



In the end I added a comment thanking the Freedom From Religion Foundation for their efforts at representing rational thinking people.



Springfield, Illinois may… Continue

Added by Atheist Insurgency on December 17, 2008 at 9:08am — 3 Comments

Hell House

I started out watching The Root of All Evil on youtube tonight. When I got to the part where Dawkins is witnessing a church's plans to put together a Hell House, I had to stop watching, to think. Things just hit too close to home for me. I found a documentary following the creation and execution of a hell house, and rented it to watch. It brought back some memories, things I had tried to forget. I found myself breathing with great difficulty throughout the film. (If you aren't sure what a hell… Continue

Added by Andrea on December 16, 2008 at 10:00pm — 24 Comments

Come all yea unfaithful - Co-author a new book to shock the world of theists (well at least put some on a more accepted track)

As out spoken Atheist we are always bitching about the stupid things we see in the Christian Bible (well I do, lol).



A few weeks ago I was thinking well look this guy Christ I can believe he walked on earth 2000 years ago. But magic no, I have seen how such tricks are done it’s all slight of hand, lol But of course I throw coins sometimes in to a wishing well and have a vague idea that I have a 1000000 to 1 chance of my wish to come true. Other than being the King of England of… Continue

Added by Robin Johnson-Perkins - Babel Fish on December 16, 2008 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Reposting a facebook note

This was a facebook note I published on November 12, 2008 under the title "The boy who saved my life", it's a more detailed story about how what kind of theist I used to be:









I'm sitting here in my room. It's 6:31 in the morning. I should be asleep. Instead I'm playing Samson on my guitar, arpeggiating every chord in a haphazard but emotional way. I'm not a very good player. I've only been playing for less than a year, but it's not the point. It's the most beautiful… Continue

Added by razzmatazz on December 16, 2008 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

First blog post

I signed up for this website after hearing about it on the non-prophets radio show, I mostly forgot about this website, but I keep getting friends requests in my e-mail... What troubles me is that all the friends requests have been from boys. I can think of two possibilities as to why this is so:

1) There are substantially more boys than girls on this website

or

2) My profile is slutty.



I suppose I'm not too worried. I think I'll whine about what's on my mind right now… Continue

Added by razzmatazz on December 16, 2008 at 6:58pm — 2 Comments

Chariots of Iron

Hey all, of course RL gets busy fast, so posts are slow. But on my page I just wanted to say that I have started some discussions on the group for a great podcast the Chariots of Iron about the creation of non-religious tracts, or "non-tracts." I really liked the idea because I have recieved little pamphlets from religious people and I have often wanted to have something to give in return. I am not interested in giving things out… Continue

Added by John "Direwolf" Pollock on December 16, 2008 at 2:13pm — 1 Comment

Darwin's Birthday: Your chance to vote 12th February as a new national holiday in Britain

This one is for the British.



You have the chance to add your name to a petition at the Prime Minister's web site of 10 Downing Street.



If you go to the web address



http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Darwins-day/



you can add your name to the petition requesting that 12th February, which is Charles Darwin's birthday, be made into a Bank Holiday.



For some time the government has been seeking an additional bank holiday to give to the… Continue

Added by Dr. Terence Meaden on December 16, 2008 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Pastor: Judge Could be Tortured by God.

More reason to eliminate religion.



A pastor jailed for paying people to vote in a Benton Harbor recall election, warned that a judge could be tortured by God.



According to msnbc on-line news "After being convicted and sentenced to probation in 2007 for paying people to vote in a Benton Harbor recall election, Edward Pinkney wrote an article in a small Chicago newspaper saying the judge who handled the case could be punished by God with curses, fever and "extreme… Continue

Added by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on December 16, 2008 at 11:14am — 2 Comments

Santa Claus -- The Ultimate Dry Run

By Dale McGowan

Excerpted from Parenting Beyond Belief



One of the questions that came up in the Austin Q&A was the Santa thing -- and it's so clearly in the air, from Friendly Atheist to Rational Moms, that I can't even wait 'til Wednesday… Continue

Added by Dale McGowan on December 16, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Virgin Mary shows up in a Fort Pierce woman's brain

I guess the "Virgin" Mary have nothing better to do so she shows up in a women's brain Scan. That says a lot about this "heaven."





"Pamela Latrimore has been sick for years with cancer, arthritis and a series of serious ailments she blames on a childhood in Jacksonville, Ark., a place that has been investigated by the U.S. government for possible dioxin exposure. Dioxin is a toxic chemical linked to a variety illnesses including… Continue

Added by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on December 16, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Teacher Banned for Speaking the Truth.

The "magic" for children at Christmas, is to lie to them.



"The female supply teacher told pupils at Blackshaw Lane Primary in Royton, Oldham, that it was parents, not Santa, who left their gifts on Christmas Day."

In fact the head teacher Angela McCormick "has since told the agency she does not want the teacher to work there again."




According to School governor, Councillor Steve Bashforth: "It would take more than one Grinch to spoil the magic of… Continue

Added by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on December 16, 2008 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Time to modernise the Bible? - Athiests would do it much better.

Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus born 27 February 272 was the undisputed Roman Emperor from 306 to 324 to his death. He was the first Christian Emperor and in fact had a great deal to do with how the Christian religion was organized and its initial ceremonies.



In the year 313, he declared the Edict of Milan which proclaimed religious toleration throughout the empire.



First Council of Nicaea



He had great influence over the First Council of Nicaea and wanted… Continue

Added by Robin Johnson-Perkins - Babel Fish on December 16, 2008 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

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