Living in Indiana, whenever I go to the grocery store on Sundays I am reminded of how my rights have been compromised by the religious. I am unable to buy liquor on Sundays. While it may seem a minor inconvenience, it is a concrete and glaring manifestation of a failure of separate of church and state. To quote the wikipedia article on blue laws
Many states still prohibit selling alcohol on Sunday, or at least before noon on… Continue
Added by Buford Twain on November 7, 2008 at 10:11pm —
LORD AND SAVIOR
so be polite
Added by Atheist Insurgency on November 7, 2008 at 3:24pm —
Please Digg this article by going here
Imagine you have an apple pie and that there are six people that want a piece. It seems obvious that if you’re a fair person, you would go ahead and divide the pie in six equal pieces. This is how small groups of individuals make compromises that allow each person to have an equal opportunity, in… Continue
Added by The Good Atheist on November 7, 2008 at 11:30am —
The first few decades in the history of the mormon church are truly remarkable. It is an example of religious bigotry at it's finest. The mormons were run from state to state, being driven out eventually by the other 'god fearing' people of those states. New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Missouri and Illinois...in each state, mobs of religious people gathered to drive the mormons out. The efforts became increasingly worse, until in Missouri the governor of the state issued the 'Extermination… Continue
Added by Larry Huffman on November 7, 2008 at 11:23am —
I don't know how many might know about the show Monster Quest
on the History Channel. Well my sister is the producer of the next season, which is really cool. I must admit that I have not seen the show, although I have looked over the website. From looking, the show is presented as being investigative, using technology to check the claims and such, but I don't know really if they have a bias towards or against the creatures they are… Continue
Added by John "Direwolf" Pollock on November 7, 2008 at 9:14am —
After my first posting the day I joined Nexus, someone asked, "What is a metaphysical naturalist?" He could as easily have asked, "What is a naturalist?"
There are many kinds of naturalists, which for almost 3000 years has meant that whether or not a god exists, everything in the world is natural and operates on natural laws.
But actual, true atheism was almost unheard of in ancient Greece. Atheism was the mere denial that the many thousands of gods that were believed to exist had… Continue
Added by Curtis Edward Clark on November 7, 2008 at 6:00am —
Labels to me are nothing but ways to make excuses for the things you choose to do. Thats it. Not only religiously, spirtually, mundane.. whatever..a label is a label and its nothing more than an excuse for me to do the things that I want to do.
Why is it that humans must confine themselves to one way of thinking? Why cant everything be limitless? Why must there be limits to our thinking..
Tell me: Why is what is wrong wrong and why is what is right right? Its philosophy… Continue
Added by Obsidian on November 7, 2008 at 1:52am —
Thanks to The Good Atheists for having a link to this website. I've blogged my random musings on religion and politics on my MySpace, but I always have the feeling I'm alienating myself from my friends who seem content with just cruising through life. And especially my friends who are Christians, but not the bible-thumping, proselytizing types.
I can't wait to find time to actually write out some of my thoughts here. Especially the question that's been plaguing me for the last week,… Continue
Added by Roxanne on November 6, 2008 at 8:57pm —
I've given myself such a massive overdose of the news in the past couple of months that I feel like my brain has a mind of its own, constantly debating this and that issue with nonexistent opponents. Up until I forced myself to start paying attention so that I would be an informed voter (and actually watched and paid attention to debates for the first time in my young life) I never, ever kept up with any sort of news and avoided tv mainstream media like the plague, forcing others to turn it off… Continue
Added by Krista on November 6, 2008 at 5:55pm —
California's bigots passed Proposition 8, a state constitutional amendment to strip the existing right to marry from same-sex couples. Californians must be so proud. On Tuesday, they demonstrated to the world that one can be mature enough to elect a black man as President, and still be diseased with bigotry. While no longer fashionable to spit on black people, apparently it is still popular in the US to spit on gay people. So popular, in fact, that we can still pass laws keeping them just shy… Continue
Added by Planetologist on November 6, 2008 at 10:11am —
Working at a car dealership lets me take the pulse of the surrounding community. Their strongest concerns are no longer confined to the buttons worn as a fashion accessory as they were in the eighties, but now they are slathered on the back of their vehicles in the form of a bumper sticker or five. Oboma, McCain, country first, change, marriage, abortion, peace, and drilling are dispersed liberally among the cheapest beaters and the priciest SUV's. As an employee who pulls peoples car around as… Continue
Added by Roger Rotge on November 6, 2008 at 8:52am —
A very awesome, new feature that the Atheist Experience has just added, is a live video stream so fans outside of Austin can tune in!
Here is a link to it
In case you don't know what the Atheist Experience is, it is a live call-in show about atheism and atheist topics. They provide listeners with a secular and atheistic veiwpoint on different subjects every week and also tend to get in… Continue
Added by James Y. on November 6, 2008 at 5:59am —
Added by Daley on November 6, 2008 at 1:26am —
I was doing brainstorming exercises today for a piece that I'm working on and I couldn't turn off my brain. Hehe.
I was writing a mail to a friend and I lapsed into free-hand while trying to describe Brent. I decided to let it all leak out and blog that portion of it. You can notice how it turned from email to free-hand.
I doubt that there is a kinder person on the planet. He gives and gives and gives and would never ask for anything.… Continue
Added by Daley on November 6, 2008 at 1:15am —
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Instead of reposting my daily journal entry, I'm just going to let you read it on the original site from now on, OK? And those who've subscribed, I do have my own notify list, let me know if you need help with that.
Thanx for being here!
The URL to the journal page:
Added by Douglas Franklin on November 5, 2008 at 11:51pm —
Good for you, America! I was so happy that americans (at least the majority of voters) voted in Obama as the newest president of the US. Way to go, congrats on making the right choice!
Added by Natalie on November 5, 2008 at 9:00pm —
Last night I was pretty excited and happy about Obama being elected ... this morning I realized gay marriage was being banned again. I can only imagine how the gay spouses in Cali feel right now because I'm single and I feel devastated. I don't even live in Cali. Maybe it's because I'm hormonal but I've been trying not to cry over it all day long. Fact is, it's personal. My feelings feel personally hurt. I'm tired of my deeply personal romantic life being speculated upon and denied validation… Continue
Added by Krista on November 5, 2008 at 6:14pm —
I've emerged from my secret hiding cave of secrecy to celebrate a new presidency and a new era of (hopefully) fantastic things.
I do not have that much to say, but I guess maybe something should fill in all this space.
I'm still in love with Kelly, and she with me, so I've always got that going for me, if nothing else.
LOVE YOU KELLY!
I also happen to have a screaming chicken staring at… Continue
Added by Sage Hitek on November 5, 2008 at 4:28pm —
I know, I know... i skipped the 'indivisible' bit, but I think it's pretty clear this country can be divided. Especially on grounds of race and religion here in good old Ala-damn-bama. Anyway, I sent out an e-mail to a few members of my family today I was so giddy about Obama's nomination. I guess you could say I am tickled pink! (<-- I can get away with this phrase, I'm from the South ;P )
Yes WE did! I am proud of my country for the first time in my adult life, and glad that… Continue
Added by Emily on November 5, 2008 at 3:44pm —
Wow. As an old Lefty who came of age supporting Eugene McCarthy and casting my first presidential vote for George McGovern, I am used to being disappointed by American elections. This time was different. I have never been as proud of my country as I was last night when Barack Obama was elected. When the result was finally announced, it brought tears to my eyes.
Look, I know we still face enormous problems and one election doesn't mean that greed, superstition, hatred, bigotry, and… Continue
Added by Father Nature on November 5, 2008 at 10:59am —