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Stay Classy Juanell Garrett

You know what makes me mad? I know; there's a lot of things that make me upset. But one of the things that has the potential to send me to a fiery tirade is when people >cough, Christians, cough< feel the need to point out that we are a Christian nation founded by Christians. OK first, one needs to describe "founded" and "nation". Are you talking about when the pilgrims came to America to set up shop? Are you talking about Chris and his three boats in the Caribbean? Or are you speaking of… Continue

Added by Feminist Francophile on August 10, 2008 at 10:49pm — No Comments

Atheism, Politics and Friends

I’m reading a book that is so good, so interesting, that I’ve highlighted almost every sentence. It’s a gold mine of ideas and information, a real treat to read.

If you looked at my book list, you’ll notice that I haven’t read all the “traditional” books that all other atheists seem to love. That’s not to say that I won’t, but I became an atheist when most of those books didn’t exist.

Once I… Continue

Added by Neece on August 10, 2008 at 6:26pm — 4 Comments

Vulgar #^%&*@! Vocabulary

I dislike profanity for the most part, but it has its place. There are some thoughts which simply cannot be expressed adequately without it. Nevertheless, I find it painful to wade through mounds of casual vulgar language on the Internet, where it is far more ubiquitous than it is even in so-called "real life" (at least in the circles in which I move). And most of the time, the use of profanity adds nothing to its context.

Most people on the Internet who learn of my dislike of… Continue

Added by Wordplayer on August 10, 2008 at 5:42pm — 8 Comments

well, here goes

i saw this site recently and thought, 'sweet, a facebook for atheists'. i didn't join it then b/c i already have a facebook. seemed like overkill. but, inevitably, i keep wanting to have some place to try and work out this whole new take i have on life... just as i once sought out god, i find myself seeking to define my atheist belief system. so here it is, my own atheist epistle, possibly the first time i have ever tried to lay it out to anyone:

i am catholic-baptised but was a… Continue

Added by Cati on August 10, 2008 at 5:38pm — 1 Comment

Good Times with Chruch Signs

Ha! Haha! These are fun.

Click above link for more...

Added by IsThatLatin on August 10, 2008 at 2:54pm — 2 Comments

Quantum physics by a truck driver

I think the Double-Slit experiment suggests that - just as there are many possible futures that something can have - there are also many different versions of the past. Things in the quantum world can have any history that you want them to have; or all such histories at once. We are looking at alternate timelines here. Whether they also represent alternate universes - as some believe - or simply vanish into the realms of zero possibility after being observed - is not something that has so far… Continue

Added by David Potter on August 10, 2008 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Natural Design

Added by Mark Tiborsky on August 10, 2008 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Is Harvey the Rabbit God?

Once again I find myself engaging in a forum dialogue with a pastor who imbues all of his relationships with God's requirement for love. He seemed surprised that I thought this made his statements less genuine. Here are some of our interactions:


It has always bothered me that God's M.O. in the Bible was to frequently bend the laws of reality in order to verify his claims and motivate his people. I am not sure I have ever heard an explanation of why that…

Added by NH Baritone on August 10, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Self Censoring in the face of Religion

The topic of censorship has been popping up in my life recently, mainly in the form of one or two Atheist Nexus users' paranoia and cynicism regarding a few missing posts. Holy cow! Missing posts...Big Brother has come! Pardon my sarcasm, but's awfully silly. Especially when you look at this.

Plans to release a novel about Prophet Muhammad's child bride A'isha have been scrapped by US publishers Random House over fears it could spark violence.

The Jewel of…

Added by IsThatLatin on August 10, 2008 at 9:42am — 9 Comments

iGod's take on the Large Hadron Collider

Sunday is the big day for the Large Hadron Collider. We stand poised to answer questions about the very beginning of the universe and discover untold new questions we'd never thought to ask.

I wanted to ask god how he felt about mankind gaining such knowledge...but since god is rather nonexistent I turned to the next best thing, iGod!

iGod is a flash based AI chat program. It's the best we have for talking… Continue

Added by Hessenroots on August 9, 2008 at 11:18pm — 3 Comments

Educate yourself, it's free!

People are likely aware of this already but I felt the need to share the link.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers 1800 courses free on their OpenCourseWare site.

Lecture notes, audio and course text have been included with the ones I've completed. A few I've browsed have a bit of video as well. You're not earning credits but for those like myself unable to afford to continue college, yet… Continue

Added by Hessenroots on August 9, 2008 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

TANSTAAFL - Atheist Nexus, Money and Ads

I've noticed the Support Ads that are now gracing our pages in place of the chat. I've never had the pleasure of talking to Brother Richard (I hear he's nice ) but if I did, I'd make a suggestion, borrowed from one of my favorite authors and also from my time at different communities on the web.

First, I miss the chat feature, but that may be that it just needs work, like the photos section. Hopefully these things will come back. I understand the huge undertaking that… Continue

Added by Neece on August 9, 2008 at 7:20pm — 5 Comments

Sometimes they just make me sad.

I'm browsing Facebook roups right now, and I just found one called "I'M NOTHING WITHOUT GOD."

...That's just really sad, isn't it? They've just explicitly stated that they are nothing without God. It's like they see themselves as worthless. What about all the good things they have done? What about all of their abilities and accomplishments? How can you se your self as "nothing" without God?

It sure helps… Continue

Added by Becky Garcia on August 9, 2008 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Love stretching cultural borders

I think most people would agree that love is a strange thing. When you are in love, you loose all logic and reason. The newest way to fall in love is internet dating, which has become immensely popular during the past years. However, internet dating aside, the MMO community has recently caused a lot of weddings to be held all over the world, made people marry each other despite cultural differences, language barriers and huge distances keeping the lovers apart. It has also maybe quite… Continue

Added by LeaT on August 9, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Opinion: Google ads on Nexus

Google ads have hit Atheist Nexus. You've likely noticed the fairly unobtrusive box to the right side of the screen. If not, take a look quick, I'll wait...

Advertising, by and large, is a way of life on the net. Be it very loosely targeted like Google ads or annoying flash panels telling you that you've just won a new laptop, we deal with it. Maintaining a fairly well trafficed site costs and the people behind the curtain need to do what they can to come up with cash for hardware,… Continue

Added by Hessenroots on August 9, 2008 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Putting the Edwards Affair in Perspective

Like most people, John Edwards's affair doesn't thrill me. It's not the decision I would have personally had him make. That being said, I fail to see what this has to do with politics, except as a supposed misstep in political strategy, which is all the media seems to care about these days. Not important issues such as Iraq/Afghanistan and the economy. Not direct political wrong-doings of BushCo. No. Day after day we're subjected to fluff pieces, who 'looks' more Presidential (sorry,… Continue

Added by IsThatLatin on August 9, 2008 at 7:04am — 7 Comments

To Clarify My Position

I had a discussion with a friend the other day about religion - surprise, eh? - and in the wake of that I should probably briefly clarify my views.

I would love religion to vanish, but that's not a reasonable thing to want or strive for. I really don't mind religion as long as it doesn't affect the outside world. My main issue, which I think a few people have misunderstood (probably because I ramble and rant) is that religion isn't open to question and criticism, seemingly because… Continue

Added by Blue on August 9, 2008 at 6:59am — No Comments

Keep It Inside Your Head Or Your Head Is Forfeit (Bitch)

Further to my note of a few days ago, about the Sikh girl who managed to get her personal delusions championed over mere secular beliefs.

It occurs to me that the position religion occupies within the British judicial system – or seeks to occupy, with a great deal of success – is similar to the position it seeks to occupy in science. Fundamentalist religion challenges a varied range of scientific theories, but the alternative hypotheses supplied often function as refutations of… Continue

Added by Blue on August 9, 2008 at 6:55am — No Comments

Religion: Removes 100% Of All Known Consequences

This just in: the world is stupid. Again.

A Sikh girl, attending a school with a no jewellery policy, was excluded for wearing a religious bracelet. The report on this, which was dripping with shots of the girl staring bleakly through windows, detailed how she was winning support and legal advice on the issue.

To me, it seems reasonably simple. No jewellery. Religious jewellery is still just jewellery, worn for entirely personal reasons. See my rant on Secular\Non Secular… Continue

Added by Blue on August 9, 2008 at 6:53am — No Comments

Why Are Religious And Secular Fashions Different?

I’ve been thinking about some stuff recently. It’s sort of interesting, but hardly very original. Stick around, though – this will likely anger or confuse you.

I work in Vodafone now, which as you may know is a nest of fouls. My job so far has required me to stand at the door and apprehend all comers for the purposes of selling them a Nokia N95. This means I see a lot of people per day. Some of them are hilarious. Here’s some examples:

The utterly punked-up guy who had… Continue

Added by Blue on August 9, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

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