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The Biggest Part of Me

I'm a joker

I'm a smoker

I'm a midnight toker . . .

Some people call me the space cowboy; some call me the gangster of love . . .

I'm none of those, although I might just be a bit of a joker. If you must choose how to label me, I made a short list. I am a published author, a million dollar sales manager, a musician capable of playing woodwinds, brass and keyboards, a marksman, a journalist, a teacher, a…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on March 11, 2015 at 11:42pm — 1 Comment

God is not a Good Theory (Sean Carroll)

Virtually nothing of quantum physics makes sense to me and it seems I am not alone. The laws do not follow Newton at all. Newton discovered the laws of the very big. Quantum physics involves laws of the very small; it "explains the nature and behavior of matter and energy on the atomic and subatomic level."

Reading has become very difficult for me as I age.…

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Added by Joan Denoo on March 10, 2015 at 8:27pm — 9 Comments

Another Idiotic Pastor (Charles Lawson) Using Pop Stars and Association Fallacies To Gain Popularity

Here is that idiot attacking some female pop artists in his sermon to attempt to gain an extra following.

I've sat through a couple of his other sermons and they are all essentially as boring as watching paint dry.

No wonder his following doesn't warrant having a church, he could fit them all into somebody's lounge…

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Added by Dyslexic's DOG on March 10, 2015 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

The Epiphany - Trapped in the Church

I was born into an Adventist family and was so convinced of it as a child because my parents taught it to me (seriously, that was my lack of logic) and was a pianist in the church. My father was First Elder and my mother is one of the three-person Music Department. However, as of 2010, I had my sincere doubts about the faith, and began seriously questioning. After reading Acharaya S's treatise The Christ Conspiracy, I was dealt a terrible blow, and then, to reconfirm my own beliefs,…

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Added by Rob U on March 9, 2015 at 8:21pm — 2 Comments

How Bad can one set of verses be?

As I still study the Bible to be always ready to give the reason for the lack of faith I have, I came across the following passage. This is some really weird crap.

Exodus 4:18-26

So Moses went back home to Jethro, his father-in-law. “Please let me return to my relatives in Egypt,” Moses said. “I don’t even know if they are still alive.”

“Go in peace,” Jethro replied.



Before Moses left Midian, the Lord said to him, “Return to Egypt,…

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Added by Gregory Phillip Dearth on March 9, 2015 at 3:30am — 5 Comments

Red Light District

Okay. I tried to sucker you thinking this was going to be about prostitutes or at least the ones familiar to all of us. However, this about the so-called red-light traffic management systems used around the country and how they are full of whole for legal challenges, but to challenge the accuracy and effectiveness of…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on March 8, 2015 at 5:23pm — 4 Comments

Still trying to honor the parasites that caused the problem in the first place

Keen, Steve - Credit Money: How it works and why it fails

I started reading Steve Keen's work several years ago. It was before he developed this mathematical model of money flow. Each step along the way was painful for him as an economist and for me as an observer. Trials and errors occurred as in anything that is new. He successfully earned a grant from INET, …

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Added by Joan Denoo on March 8, 2015 at 1:50pm — 2 Comments

I Have a Right To Not Serve Atheists and Gay People

It is an abomitation…

…sayeth the Lord (Leviticus 18:22)

Under the category of religious freedom, many states are considering various pieces of legislation that would make it easier for businesses and individuals to opt out of serving gay couples on religious grounds.…

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Added by Mike Mitchell on March 7, 2015 at 9:20am — 12 Comments

A better word than "creature"?

From: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=creature



"creature (n.) Look up creature at Dictionary.com

late 13c., "anything created," also "living being," from Old French creature (Modern French créature), from Late Latin creatura "thing created," from creatus, past participle of Latin creare "create" (see create). Meaning "anything that ministers to man's comforts" (1610s), after I Tim. iv:4, led to jocular use… Continue

Added by Ryan Shields on March 5, 2015 at 11:59pm — 7 Comments

I am Ham

Hi. My name’s Ken Ham and I run a Christian apologetics ministry called Answers in Genesis. I believe that the Bible is the infallible word of an infallible God who fathered a son called Jesus. As well as being God’s son, Jesus was also God himself as well as being a holy ghost (in collaboration with God).

Because the Bible is the infallible word of God, the Bible is infallible. So when the Bible suggests that the world is flat (which it does on several occasions), and the secularists…

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Added by Dave Godfrey on March 5, 2015 at 9:09am — 23 Comments

Why Does The U.S. Have So Many Irrational, Bigots Like Alex Jones On Their Television Networks?

I've been watching television networks in Australia for decades now and it keeps on amazing me that the United States has a massive number of characters on their airwaves that essentially, wouldn't get employment in Australian television or if they did, they would get ignored.

Maybe U.S. television is driven by controversy, so the more controversial their presenters are, they more funding they manage to acquire.

Which seems counter-productive for a nation that appears to be…

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Added by Dyslexic's DOG on March 5, 2015 at 6:47am — 9 Comments

These factors I want in a POTUS candidate

These factors reveal what I want in a presidential candidate: 

1)   easing the burdens on working parents, with sick leave, paid family and medical leave, childcare, eldercare, a higher minimum wages, tax incentives for companies that share profits with their employees;

2)   taking on the moneyed interests, large Wall Street banks, big corporations, and richest…

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Added by Joan Denoo on March 4, 2015 at 8:52pm — 5 Comments

Celebrating Is Better Than Defending

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I hate to admit this, but I have a trophy folder on my laptop. Not game trophy images. Not racks of deer I've hunted. Not the typical photos of my children standing all posed with academic or sport awards. No, it's a folder full of screenshots. Frozen images in time, with winning moments in…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on March 4, 2015 at 4:30pm — 7 Comments

A Few Words on Faith and the Scientific Method to a Friend

A few days ago, I had a discussion with a friend who enjoys having informal debates with theists. This is not usually my thing. I find the discussions to be pedestrian on account of theists typically not understanding basic concepts of logic. Their arguments tend to get get muddled and if I can get them to understand that much, it might well be deemed a miracle by the Catholic Church and I could finally become Saint Patrick #2.

I find that inevitably the theist will fall back…

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Added by Patrick Brown on March 4, 2015 at 6:30am — 8 Comments

Future Work Skills 2020

Future Work Skills 2020

People with skills on the computer have a future, as far as employment goes. Individuals with talents such as those used here on Atheist Nexus will have the jobs of the future. Production of goods will continue to flow offshore, leaving the construction trades and service jobs for domestic employment. More people need training for international…

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Added by Joan Denoo on March 3, 2015 at 8:46pm — 2 Comments

Book Review Curiosity: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It

Not very often does a book come along that I feel is about me until I read Ian Leslie’s book “Curiosity: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It.” I shouldn’t be writing this review because I am biased, which a reporter should never be. However, within six-pages, “Curiosity,” it made me feel as if I had…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on March 3, 2015 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Americans Turning Away From Organized Religion in Record Numbers

A bit of good news, for a change, 

Americans Turning Away From Organized Religion in Record Numbers  

Why would anyone turn away from centuries old traditions and beliefs?

1)  Do religious beliefs held by an individual create opportunities for questioning, doubting, exploring, experimenting, inventing or do they offer feelings of discouragement, helplessness, depression,…

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Added by Joan Denoo on March 3, 2015 at 1:17pm — 5 Comments

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Added by jessica lynn on March 2, 2015 at 7:28pm — 3 Comments

To church she went

To church she went,

To church she went,

What is love? The little girl asked.

Well, God is love they said.

To church she went,

To church she went,

The elderly spoke the word of God.

God hates sin and he is watching you.

To church she went,

To church she went,

There is a heaven and a hell,

Do you know where God will make you end?

To church she went,

To church she…

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Added by Rosita on March 2, 2015 at 11:38am — 6 Comments

A More Friendly Atheist

So as most people know the comments section of You Tube is mostly filled with hate and very seldom filled with people actually talking to one another.

Well, I don't know what pulled me in.  Whether is was someone saying the earth is 6000 years old or someone saying that there is no evidence for evolution I was soon responding with responses and links.  What started as trying to teach and argue turned into me becoming a jerk to theists.  It became entertaining to always be getting some…

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Added by Daniel Kroeger on March 1, 2015 at 9:06pm — 4 Comments

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