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Children in Nigeria Victims of Superstition

for my site thegoodatheist.net



In a small village in Nigeria, a little boy of 5 years of age is frightened and confused. His mother and father have abandoned him; their normally loving embrace will never be felt again. The other villagers are angry, and some of them throw stones at him. He does not cry. Part of him has accepted her fate, and the dejection of his loved ones is enough to make the boy numb. The only question in his mind is how… Continue

Added by The Good Atheist on November 14, 2008 at 10:01am — No Comments

1800 responses to the survey!

All,



I am excited to announce that we are hours away from hitting the 1800 mark for respondents to the survey.



I am thrilled that so many people all over the world have responded to our "Coming Out as an Atheist" survey, but I am even more excited to begin sharing some of the data:



The respondents are young (ish) and males are over represented:



How old are you?



> 18 1.0% 17

18-25 32.1% 573

26-35 30.3% 540

36-45 19.5%… Continue

Added by tom arcaro on November 14, 2008 at 8:17am — 1 Comment

Repitition and Futility.

My life has been so repetitive for as long as I can remember. I have changed but my a lot of thing have just be repeated. I have been struggling with money for a very long time. It is always the same in the past my dad would get a great job and things would be finally getting stable then my dad would get laid off or fired then we were back in the shitter again. Now its that but with me working at the same time.

My life has changed in some ways because of it but most of it has been… Continue

Added by TheFlyingWelshman on November 14, 2008 at 3:16am — 3 Comments

Obsessively Atheist

Atheism has been my constant obsession for some time now. I have become increasingly aware of how unhealthy my obsession with atheism and religion has become. I literally think about these subjects all day long every day of the week. In my car I stress myself out having arguments with non-existent Christians in my head. I do the same thing when I'm trying to sleep. I spend an embarrassing amount of time reading atheist blogs and watching atheist videos online. I don't think I can focus on any… Continue

Added by Krista on November 13, 2008 at 10:09pm — 4 Comments

Hello, I’m an Idiot…

from my website, thegoodatheist.net

Added by The Good Atheist on November 13, 2008 at 5:56pm — 3 Comments

Blog on, ye secular parentals!

parentscape-09 When first I turned the key on the Meming of Life, I poked around the Internets a bit to see who else might be blogging about secular parenting. I found four: Noell Hyman's Agnostic Mom, The Atheist Mama, Atheist in a Minivan, and Humanist… Continue

Added by Dale McGowan on November 13, 2008 at 2:02pm — 2 Comments

Christian Apologists make me sick

from thegoodatheist.net



Question: The Old Testament quite clearly states that the Israelites were ordered by God to kill the Canaanites. Ever man, woman and child was to be slaughtered. If this story is historical truth, and God really did issue this command, is he not then admonishing genocide?



This is the very same question asked of Dr. Willian Craig, a research professor of… Continue

Added by The Good Atheist on November 13, 2008 at 1:08pm — 2 Comments

Plan C: Destroy the Sun

LiveScience posted a short article the other day on potential schemes for dealing with extreme climate change, and the list of possibilities is a wonderful primer on how wild eyed people can be about this issue. The article reported on testimony from climatologist Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution in Washington, D.C., following a report Dr. Caldiera gave to the British Parliament.



Climate change is a… Continue

Added by Planetologist on November 13, 2008 at 11:24am — No Comments

A rant of my own...where would they stop? (abortion)

I keep hearing all these thumpers saying we should make abortion illegal. Their logic being, "It's taking a life, no different than a murdurer." My question is, how are they going to follow each person around and know if they terminated their pregnancies? Maybe they found a way to do it themselves. I never claimed to be the smartest person on earth, but I think making abortion illegal would be catastrophic. You would have young girls dying from back alley abortions. You would have all kinds of… Continue

Added by Jerbear1974 on November 13, 2008 at 8:50am — 1 Comment

Atheists in Fox Holes

Yes, there are atheists in fox holes. I served four years with Amphibious Squadron 6 out of Norfolk and Little Creek Virginia. I was forced when I joined to choose a religious denomination. I told them I didn't want one, but they told me I had better or else, so I chose Presbyterian, and now it's imprinted on my dog tags.



Here's a nice article from the Stars and Stripes titled "Military atheists want new rules on… Continue

Added by Atheist Insurgency on November 12, 2008 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Can Religion Be Child Abuse?

I've posted a disturbing video on my blog at www.createcognitivedissonance.wordpress.com and some good discussion has arisen from it. Check it out.

Ben Barnett

Added by Ben Barnett on November 12, 2008 at 5:35pm — 2 Comments

my atheist poem

You judge us and tell us



"You're going to hell"



It's fallen on deaf ears



can't you tell?







we don't want your god



so stop your trying



whatever you're selling



we ain't buying







oppression and lies



submission and fear



"You better pray,



the end is near"







bigotry and hatred



I want no part of



I mean… Continue

Added by Jerbear1974 on November 12, 2008 at 3:28pm — 3 Comments

Part 2: The Victory of the Church over Galileo

From A HISTORY OF THE WARFARE OF SCIENCE WITH THEOLOGY IN CHRISTENDOM by ANDREW DICKSON WHITE: This text is in the PUBLIC DOMAIN & the entire book is available on Internet Infidels.



While news of triumphant attacks upon him and upon the truth he had established were coming in from all parts of Europe, Galileo prepared a careful treatise in the form of a dialogue, exhibiting the arguments for… Continue

Added by Crystal Shard on November 12, 2008 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Part 1: The Church's War with Galileo

From A HISTORY OF THE WARFARE OF SCIENCE WITH THEOLOGY IN CHRISTENDOM: by ANDREW DICKSON WHITE. This text is in the PUBLIC DOMAIN & the entire book is available on Internet Infidels.



Galileo's discoveries clearly took the Copernican theory out of the list of hypotheses, and had placed it before the world as a truth. Against him, then, the war was long and bitter. The supporters of what was… Continue

Added by Crystal Shard on November 12, 2008 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Environmentalism is not a Religion

from my site thegoodatheist.net



Imagine every Nobel winning scientists went on record to say that a giant asteroid was headed for planet Earth, and that in 30 years, it would impact, killing all life on the planet. How many people would go on television and say that more data needed to be collected before we took action? How many would claim that asteroid impacts are a natural part of the… Continue

Added by The Good Atheist on November 12, 2008 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

the history of the cross and its use by the christian church

In 1896 a man by the name of John Denham Parsons wrote a book on the history of the cross. Since he had been a young man several questions regarding the cross had puzzled him and when he was older he determined to try and and answer them for himself.



The first of those questions was why John the Baptist, who was beheaded before Jesus was executed, and so far as we are told never had anything to do with a cross, is represented in religious pictures as holding a cross.



The… Continue

Added by Crystal Shard on November 12, 2008 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

The Great American God-Out Day!: 15th November 2008

This years Great American God-Out!–a newly established annual festivity will take place this year in San Francisco, CA on November 15, 2008. Mikey Weinstein, President and Founder of Military Religious Freedom Foundation, will be the guest speaker.



The purpose of the the Great American God-Out! (GAGO) is to encourage people to think about the possibility of morality existing independently of theology and abide by humanistic principles–live as if there is no god–even if only for one… Continue

Added by Crystal Shard on November 12, 2008 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

More family fun email

Got another crazy email. This time from my dad. It's a rant about "intellectuals", claiming that Obama isn't one, that those who are read the classics, and that intellectuals enabled Hitler. Why is it they always bring up Hitler? Why?



http://www.onenewsnow.com/Perspectives/Default.aspx?id=315310



My reply:

Intellectual is a pretty broad term. I would think a politician would need to be an "intellectual" in the area of history, government, economics, human nature,… Continue

Added by Krista on November 11, 2008 at 11:02pm — 3 Comments

"ALPHA, OMEGA" - New Novel Exposes Religion as Addiction

SEATTLE, Washington—Fresh from the keyboard of science-thriller writer Lori Stephens, Alpha, Omega is—like Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code—fiction with a forceful message. The story starts with a corpse. A defector from a cult called Omega has bled to death, and the only clue is the book he’s clutching: the Librah Vae-ta, the holy scripture that the Omega founders engineered over a century ago. Dr. Gatsby Donovan resolves to help solve the bizarre murder. As she spirals deeper into the danger… Continue

Added by Lori Stephens on November 11, 2008 at 10:22pm — 6 Comments

Victory in the War on Brains

And a war on brains the last eight sorry years have been. In his NYT column on Sunday, Nicholas Kristof coined that term, which I hope will go viral. It sums up our prior condition… sadly, or still current official condition until January 20, 2009… perfectly. W is even less curious about the complexities of the real world than Ronald Reagan was, if that’s possible. Palin - and Dan Quayle before her -… Continue

Added by Planetologist on November 11, 2008 at 4:40pm — 3 Comments

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