First, I'd like to give just a little detail about my background as a Christian. I was born and raised in the faith-cult of Jehovah's Witnesses. I really never took it all that seriously until I was about 17. Every JW is expected to evangelize from door to door. I started to take an interest in this and began doing this preaching work full-time. I believe that anyone who takes this preaching work seriously will inevitably come to a point where a conscious decision must be made. Either you… Continue
Added by Hurmmm... on September 11, 2008 at 2:43pm —
First in honor of this day I posted a rare recording of John F. Kennedy giving a speech to the press, in it he illuminates his all to revolutionary thoughts on Freedom and Democracy. It's sad that we lost such a great man, he certainly would have prevented many of the American atrocities that have happened since his assassination.
It has been my duty and privilege these last 8 years to engage in dialog with many people of various faiths and challenge their beliefs. As it's only… Continue
Added by Seth R. on September 11, 2008 at 9:30am —
Hey everyone! How are you!?
Well, I survived my company. Barely. It was a near thing. They are expecting to return for xmas and have xmas dinner at my house.
I'm more than willing to take ideas for how to tell them they can't use our house as a hotel whenever they like. They are catholics. They are the most wasteful, vain, shallow people. They are selfish and self centered. And if they come to visit for the holidays, I think I will go ballistic.
Over on the Wired.com blogs I saw an interesting article which relates precisely to the segment we did in season one, episode one.
This article does a much better job of pointing out some competing ideas, and gets into some information I did not have time to adequately cover in the segment, I strongly suggest clicking through the links in the article as well. I know that the LHC is dominating the minds of pop-science fans, but these are major breakthroughs going on which implications… Continue
Added by Eli on September 9, 2008 at 12:03pm —
A per usual, vjack over at Atheist Revolution has an excellent post on how you can be an Atheist Activist with minimal effort. While we can always strive to put more time in than 30 minutes a week, this post lays out a fantastic starting plan! This is the least we can do and very doable and effective. Cheers vjack!
Added by IsThatLatin on September 9, 2008 at 11:10am —
It's always interesting when someone unexpectedly breaks from the backfield and grabs a high-profile plum from more worthy contenders. Dan Quayle, Harriet Miers, and Clarence Thomas leap to mind. Shakespeare in Love beating Saving Private Ryan for Best Picture, or Art Carney (!) beating Dustin Hoffmann, Jack Nicholson, and Al Pacino for Best Actor.
Sarah Palin recently joined the ranks of those unexpectedly thrust to the front of the line,… Continue
How should a non-theist who values the separation of state vote in 2008? The quick answer, "against Sara Palin" may be too simple minded. Remember Penn Gillette's' warning that the lesser of two evils is still evil. Election 2008 presents a terrible dilemma. I don't have a clue as to what Atheists should do come Election Day 2008.
This is a year when no Atheist should feel entirely at ease in casting their vote. Any way I look at it, I will either feel guilty for what I "supported"… Continue
I just recently joined Atheist Nexus because I moved to a place to teach Spanish where most people are conservative and Christian. Before I lived somewhere where liberal atheists were relatively common, and at least no one would assume I was a Christian or Republican.
This is my first year teaching, and I had to move here to get started, or somewhere I would like even less. Not knowing anyone, and being afraid to say what I really think out here, I need somewhere I can go to be… Continue
When I was growing up, my father was extremely harsh and controlling. He was never physically abusive in any way, but he was an emotional nightmare, and that nightmare tended to spread to anyone who got close to him. I don't hold a grudge against him any more; we've spoken and made amends, so to speak. As a small child, however, many of the things about him were terrifying -he was tall, his voice was deep and loud, and every time he got mad, it was an explosion of rage that had built up because… Continue
Sarah Palin's churches are actively involved in a resurgent movement that was declared heretical by the Assemblies of God in 1949. This is the same 'Spiritual Warfare' movement that was featured in the award winning movie, "Jesus Camp," which showed young children being trained to do battle for the Lord. At least three of four of Palin's churches…Continue
Added by IsThatLatin on September 7, 2008 at 4:20pm —
Okay, so in my continuing struggles with theitards, I posted a message asking if Slavery was moral. Simple enough, right? Well, you'd be surprised at the depths these people will go to justify their delusions! Here…Continue