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Is God Pro Life?

Added by Mike Grattan on September 22, 2008 at 12:11am — No Comments

Sunday, 21 September, 2008 21:51

Sunday, 21 September, 2008 21:51



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

autumnal mem'ries....

burning leaves, pumpkins and all...

and those hay-rack-rides.



First day of fall... and I've spent it inside, mostly.



And it was yet again a beautiful day.



I didn't get to sleep until 05:00 or so this morning, and I got up at 12:30 or maybe it was 13:30....



Still feel crappy, still got a fever and a fucking cough.



Tomorrow I'll get an… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on September 21, 2008 at 10:10pm — No Comments

Think about it: the story of Noah and the flood.

Why do atheists have a problem accepting the bible as the word of God? I think one example is the story of Noah and the flood. Now I am not a big reader of the bible. I know for some atheists reading the bible was the catalyst that drove them to nonbelief. I am not as familiar with the bible as most so if I misunderstand the story of Noah feel free to correct me.



To summarize, for those even less familiar then me, God looks upon the… Continue

Added by Dennis on September 21, 2008 at 6:56pm — 3 Comments

First, and perhaps only, blog post

It would appear that the world of blogging has added yet another newbie to its ranks - yours truly.



I've never written a single blog post in my life, and, as I'm writing this, I'm not altogether certain there will ever be a second. Quite frankly, I doubt I am up to the task, but there is not much harm in trying, so here goes.



I grew up in a rather religious part of an otherwise secular country. Still, I didn't realise that other people actually believed in a deity before I… Continue

Added by Mari on September 21, 2008 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Pompeii

One member of our family has had a life long dream; to re-visit the ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii in Italy.

This is one of two towns covered by volcanic ash and molten lava which was produced from the 79AD eruption of the Volcanic Mt. Vesuvius.



Having visited the Ruins of Pompeii in its early stages of Archological digs during his Navy Days of the early "60's" he has always had a burning desire to return.



Finances however do not permit him to make the… Continue

Added by Doug Harrington on September 21, 2008 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Saturday, 20 September, 2008 19:53

Saturday, 20 September, 2008 19:53



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

fuck mortality

and fuck time too, its' best friend...

always killing folks.



I spent a lot of time in bed, but none it was good sleep... feverish nightmares in the early part, then off/on dazing.



I went to bed at 18:30 or so, and I got up at 12:30 this afternoon... if that would have all been sleep I would be feeling great right now, I'm sure.



Running a temp of 100.4 right now,… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on September 20, 2008 at 8:22pm — 1 Comment

the blog

I probably won't post anything here... ever.... and if I did it would suck so don't bother coming back here ever again...

Added by The Flying Spaghetti Monster on September 20, 2008 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Almost Religous









We host Friday evening outdoor volleball games throughout the summer. Last night was our last evening for the year as the daylight wains earlier and earlier.





It was a great season, and last night was as good play as ever.



At one point I had a perfect set and spiked the ball so hard and solidly I could feel it oblique and knew that as it rocketed away from… Continue

Added by MIDVALCRE on September 20, 2008 at 10:27am — No Comments

Friday, 19 September, 2008 18:30

Friday, 19 September, 2008 18:30



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

the shortening days...

energize my faint very soul

cool crisp autumn days.....



Arrrrrrrr!



Short entry... not enough sleep, feel like shit in general.



More specific today, though.



Face hurts. Bones hurt.



Diaphragm hurts from coughing.



Chest hurts from coughing.



And I can sleep when I take cough medicine... which jacks my BP up, but I'm gonna… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on September 19, 2008 at 6:55pm — No Comments

A bit more poetry

My last one was a little sappy, so i thought I'd go with something different. Written in 2004 after reading about one reporter's horrible experience when he got rounded up with a group of peaceful protesters. You can read the article here: http://www.2600.com/rnc2004/



RNC



Morning



the dust of yesterday

still fills my nostrils



I'll never wake up in a good mood again

never eyes closed in the afternoon sun

but blanched white and… Continue

Added by Jerome on September 19, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

They're not even wrong.

CNN's story led with a provocative and possibly-alarming header: "Cell phones can affect sperm quality, researcher says". That's distressing by virtually any rational standard, no?



Cellular phones have a long history of being feared and mistrusted. There is an abundance of people who believe they cause brain cancer, despite… Continue

Added by warreno on September 19, 2008 at 10:59am — No Comments

Hi

Not sure I will be posting here. I already have a blog and even at times post about theology (or lack thereof) sometimes to the aggreement of others, sometimes not. But I kinda like not preaching to the choir either. But we sall see.

Peace

Added by MIDVALCRE on September 19, 2008 at 10:09am — No Comments

Atheism is not the opposite of Christianity

though you could be forgiven for thinking so.

No the opposite of Atheism is Theism. Two different answers to the question - Do you believe in god (assuming of course their can be agreement on exactly what god is, but I digress)?

Now belief or disbelief in a god does not cause one to go out and commit acts of atrocity, or of loving kindness for that matter. No for that something extra has to be added.

Steven Weinberg, Nobel Laureate and Physicist is quoted as…

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Added by Sean the Blogonaut on September 19, 2008 at 12:31am — 2 Comments

Christian Schools ABC's Compass

For international readers Compass is a program that examines religion, mostly in Australian society.



This weeks program focused on Christian Schooling, last weeks was on Muslim schooling in Australia.





For more information, the program website is here. You may also be able to watch the program for free over the ABC's iview…

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Added by Sean the Blogonaut on September 19, 2008 at 12:26am — No Comments

Thursday, 18 September, 2008 21:56

Thursday, 18 September, 2008 21:56



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

the shortening days...

energize my faint very soul

cool crisp autumn days.....



Yet another crappy night, and no walking for me today... in spite of the cheerful haiku, I'm feeling crappy.



Nothing specific, just the cough, and the sniffling, and a strong generalized malaise.



Poor Lana is feeling even worse... she called in sick today, something that she does about every six years or… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on September 18, 2008 at 10:38pm — No Comments

Why I think this community is so great

I've been an atheist pretty much since about age 12, maybe sooner. I am now 22. In all those years, through middle school, high school, and college, I have never met anyone who I know is a real atheist. Back in high school there were some wannabe rebel "fuck god" kinda people but that's about it. I have no atheist friends. Thankfully my parents and friends aren't all that religious. The extent of their religiousness is the occassional "things happen for a reason", "they'll get what they… Continue

Added by SkeptiKat on September 18, 2008 at 12:55am — 2 Comments

How I Became an Atheist

Well my family was never very religious. We went to church when me and my brother were little but stopped. No crosses, bibles, no talk of God, nada. I had to ask my mom at about age 7 what religion I was and she thought for a moment and I was baptized Catholic. Then I asked what she was and wasn't too specific, muttered something about protestant or something, I don't even know now.

Well when I was in middle school I was already putting the pieces together. I saw how religion just seemed… Continue

Added by SkeptiKat on September 18, 2008 at 12:04am — 1 Comment

First post here

Just thought I'd say "hey" to the atheist community. I haven't hung out here much, but it looks like the community is getting interesting.

Added by Matt on September 17, 2008 at 11:27pm — 2 Comments

Wednesday, 17 September, 2008 19:18:30

Wednesday, 17 September, 2008 19:18:30



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

doubts assail humans

as they slowly understand

the lies of their priests..



Kinda of a bad day... shitty sleep, coughing a lot (I've been doing that since a week after I stopped smoking...) and then I got up at 07:00 and went for a short walk.



And it was short not because of my legs, but because of my head, I guess. My head was telling me that I was tired.



I try to not listen to… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on September 17, 2008 at 8:17pm — 3 Comments

Welcome To The PalinDrome

I don't know if anyone else has been following this parody blog, but if not you really should. I've been following it from Day 1 and it's kept me laughing. It's always right on top of the latest media idiocy. Today's entry is fantastic.



Denali & Driller!:
Denali & Driller! So, as it turns out, the "Secret" service is actually a bunch of blabber mouths. What good is a code name if…
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Added by AtheistJoy on September 17, 2008 at 1:54pm — No Comments

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