Recently I've had a conversation with a friend of mine and admitted that I am an agnostic.
Really!?! You Ask.
Yes, but only in the singular and truest sense. Meaning this: I CAN NOT
know what happens after I die and whether there is a god awaiting or if
there is an afterlife at all. This does not define my outlook on
religion exclusively though. After all we are all agnostics whether we
like it or not. There's always that "question" though: What… Continue
Added by Larro on August 18, 2008 at 8:00pm —
...and the believing Democrat is subjected to the Rovian lions.
The New Evangelicals: Like The Right, Only Broader
Heading into Continue
lift the gates of the lion's pens event, Warren was declaring that, since it is his job as a pastor to shepherd “Democrats and Republicans and liberals and conservatives and moderates” he wasn’t going to ask “gotcha questions” but…
Added by AtheistJoy on August 18, 2008 at 5:00pm —
Ok.. I decided. I need to be myself. I wrote about it here
. I want to change my name on here to my real name. I just wanted to let you know... Fruitloop is a nice nickname, but I'm Neece and I'm an Atheist. christians can just deal with it.
Added by Neece on August 18, 2008 at 3:20pm —
I have 22 posts jostling for attention at the moment, but a Saturday night conversation with my girls has sent all other topics back to the green room
for a smoke.
The three of us were laying on my bed, looking at the ceiling and talking about the day. "Dad, I have to tell you a thing. Promise you won’t get mad," said Delaney (6), giving me the blinky doe eyes. "Promise?"
"Oh jeez, Laney, so dramatic," said… Continue
Added by Dale McGowan on August 18, 2008 at 2:00pm —
I just joined Atheist Nexus today. I likely won't be blogging here too much, if ever, as I maintain my own blog and will be contributing to another.
So check out my other blogs:
My personal blogi
Added by Ian Bushfield on August 18, 2008 at 11:00am —
Sunday, 17 August, 2008 22:08
Nilknarf Daily Haiku
Strangeness will prevail;
dogma, superstition dies...
And yet another beautiful day here in Kansas!
I did not get to sleep until about 05:00 this morning... and I slept hard until noon.
Lana called about 10:00 to let me know that she was going to KC with friends, and I only heard about the last two rings and then went right back to sleep.
It was another day of… Continue
Added by Douglas Franklin on August 17, 2008 at 10:39pm —
This is a photo of me taken in 2002:
This is a photo of me taken earlier this year:
One of these depicts me being militant. The other does not. It's fairly obvious yet there are those who… Continue
Added by Hessenroots on August 17, 2008 at 10:30pm —
Sometimes getting called out is the best thing that can happen to you. I wrote about being skeptical the other day and got some good comments that basically told me I did it wrong and wasn't nearly skeptical enough in my examples. So after mulling it all over carefully, and taking a nap, I finally figured out what I was trying to say in the first place. Be skeptical! But this time, I think I made my point more clearly...… Continue
Added by Neece on August 17, 2008 at 10:28pm —
There is an interesting article in the Star-Telegram
today about the fragmentation of Evangelicals:Religion: American evangelicals are fragmenting
Evangelicals need to do something fast. One response says the movement must tighten up. Evangelicals need to hew even more closely to the most conservative and literalist standards of the Bible. They need to stop making… Continue
Added by AtheistJoy on August 17, 2008 at 9:31pm —
Added by Larro on August 17, 2008 at 8:40pm —
So, I'm a-Googlin' and a-searchin' for a complete list of the questions Rick Warren asked the candidates last night, as I'd like to answer them myself, and I came across this little nugget of information that stopped me. And I couldn't get around it to move on, so I have to blog about it. This is the Wikipedia entry for the 'debate:'
On August 16, 2008, Rick Warren arranged a meeting between Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama at Saddleback called the Civil Forum on The… Continue
Added by IsThatLatin on August 17, 2008 at 10:56am —
From: Proposition 8 and Religion in California - ToTheCenter
Currently, in California, Propositon 8 is on the ballot to define marriage as being solely between a man and woman. While I am not surprised at this movement, what does sound alarm bells for me has to do with churches. Today, my mother went to a meeting held on church grounds, but not inside the building structure itself, where they discussed… Continue
Added by AtheistJoy on August 17, 2008 at 10:02am —
Saturday, 16 August, 2008 23:57
Nilknarf Daily Haiku
Jazz... the music that
gods would make, if there were gods...
and if they could play.
Another beautiful day here in Kansas... that's three or four in a row!
Did the usual thing with the sleep last night.
Didn't get anything done today but household chores... I didn't even watch any football.
Lana was off on an adventure today, and she called about 20:00 and I talked her… Continue
Added by Douglas Franklin on August 17, 2008 at 12:48am —
Neither political party represents me.
Neither candidate is interested in my vote.
I wish I could talk to Thomas Jefferson about this whole mess.
Added by Sherry on August 16, 2008 at 9:00pm —
I just finished reading Austin Dacey's The Secular Conscience. I have to say that I think the last couple of chapters are worth the price of the book. Dacey communicates so clearly on a very complex topic and he does a great job, I think, of establishing a case for ethics without god based on reason. I highly recommend it! If you have read it, what did you think?
Added by Daniel on August 16, 2008 at 7:17pm —
Loving the Infidel Guy podcast. I heard Kristy on there just recently...very cool!
Today I heard the one with the christian that called in for a very lengthy discussion with the Infidel Guy...every time they tried to pin him down, he'd come up with the same ole christian dodges.
Very helpful in my own life!
Added by Parallax on August 16, 2008 at 6:36pm —
Anyone remember this?
A Who's Who of America's top scientists are launching a quixotic last-minute effort this week to force presidential candidates to detail the role science would play in their administrations -- a question they say is key to the future of the country, if not the world.
What? Presidential candidates debating and discussing science? The very science(s) that affect our daily lives in vital ways--medically, environmentally, technologically? That's… Continue
Added by IsThatLatin on August 16, 2008 at 6:21pm —
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Added by V1ktor on August 16, 2008 at 4:03pm —
ANDALUSIA AL (2008-08-15) An Alabama judge who once wore the Ten Commandments embroidered on his robe has been accused of violating judicial ethics for ordering a group in his courtroom to hold hands and pray.
More from source: Judge Orders Prayer in Court
Added by Larro on August 16, 2008 at 10:30am —
This was one of my earliest posts on myspace. It seemed to strike a chord there, so I'm posting it here as well.
"When I think of the concept of doing good in order to be rewarded...
When I think of vilifying people based on their sexuality ...
When I think of teaching small children to live in fear of Satan, demons, the fires of Hell, and even God himself ....
When I think of people piously observing the Ten Commandments while supporting the death… Continue
Added by Chrys Stevenson on August 16, 2008 at 5:46am —