The physical encompasses all, it is existence itself.
It is the beginning and the end.
To speak of before, after or beyond the physical is nonsensical.
The physical has no opposites or complements, it is singular.
It is the source of all things, ever creating new forms.
The physical is ever-changing, ever in motion.
The physical is awe-inspiring and majestic.
It is compelling in its… Continue
Added by Will on September 8, 2008 at 6:28pm —
How should a non-theist who values the separation of state vote in 2008? The quick answer, "against Sara Palin" may be too simple minded. Remember Penn Gillette's' warning that the lesser of two evils is still evil. Election 2008 presents a terrible dilemma. I don't have a clue as to what Atheists should do come Election Day 2008.
This is a year when no Atheist should feel entirely at ease in casting their vote. Any way I look at it, I will either feel guilty for what I "supported"… Continue
Added by Russ on September 8, 2008 at 5:09pm —
Added by Tony "Hussein" Sidaway on September 8, 2008 at 12:44pm —
I just recently joined Atheist Nexus because I moved to a place to teach Spanish where most people are conservative and Christian. Before I lived somewhere where liberal atheists were relatively common, and at least no one would assume I was a Christian or Republican.
This is my first year teaching, and I had to move here to get started, or somewhere I would like even less. Not knowing anyone, and being afraid to say what I really think out here, I need somewhere I can go to be… Continue
Added by Rebecca on September 7, 2008 at 10:17pm —
Sunday, 07 September, 2008 16:50
Nilknarf Daily Haiku
Blow, winds of freedom!
blow as much as you want to...
leave my house alone....
Josephine has dissipated... KC lost. Ike looks like it is headed straight towards Houston.
This is not good.
Hitting anywhere in the gulf is going to be bad... hopefully circumstances will reduce it to being a one or two before it makes landfall.
Right now, Cuba is getting battered badly, with… Continue
Added by Douglas Franklin on September 7, 2008 at 8:54pm —
. Watch it right now.
Sarah Palin's churches are actively involved in a resurgent movement that was declared heretical by the Assemblies of God in 1949. This is the same 'Spiritual Warfare' movement that was featured in the award winning movie, "Jesus Camp," which showed young children being trained to do battle for the Lord. At least three of four of Palin's churches… Continue
Added by IsThatLatin on September 7, 2008 at 4:20pm —
Okay, so in my continuing struggles with theitards, I posted a message asking if Slavery was moral. Simple enough, right? Well, you'd be surprised at the depths these people will go to justify their delusions! Here… Continue
Added by Larian LeQuella on September 7, 2008 at 3:34pm —
Because I have SERIOUS doubts about Sarah Palin, here are some questions that I would like her to answer without first consulting Google or Wikipedia. (Not necessarily these exactly, but rather questions patterned after these):
- Who are the current President of Mexico and Prime Minister of Canada, and which political parties do they represent?
- Who are the…
Added by NH Baritone on September 7, 2008 at 1:37pm —
By many accounts Rick Warren, bestselling author, Pastor of the Christian Saddleback Church and host to a recent Presidential debate, is a well meaning and sincere guy. Based on what he says though, I have to ask, “Is there any slam on non-believers that would be too ridiculous for him to make?”
Pastor Rick appears to pretty open to electing Presidential Candidates of differing religious perspectives. Taking him at his word, he could support candidates from faith traditions that vary… Continue
Added by Russ on September 7, 2008 at 11:30am —
HELPING BELIEVERS TO KNOW THEIR BIBLE BETTER
Print this on gummed labels and stick into bibles everywhere because believers like to know their bible better.
Those who claim that the bible is the word of god and therefore the truth can hardly complain.
Megalomaniacal God and his Mass Killings
—Genocides Committed by or Authorised by God—
Everyone in the world apart from Noah and family (Genesis… Continue
Added by Dr. Terence Meaden on September 7, 2008 at 4:00am —
Saturday, 06 September, 2008 23:34
Nilknarf Daily Haiku
Love is but freedom
and freedom is what it is;
then there's liberty....
HAPPY BIRTHDAY J D!!!!
A pleasant day... didn't get to sleep until 02:00, but I got up at 09:00 and felt great.
Rainy and cold again today, so no walk.... there will be some good walking days soon... or maybe I could just put on a pair of jeans, heh.
I went to the grocery store and felt so cool -… Continue
Added by Douglas Franklin on September 6, 2008 at 11:52pm —
"I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy next to me."
"Hearing nuns' confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn."
"In the beginning there was nothing and God said 'Let there be light', and there was still nothing but everybody could see it."
"If absolute power corrupts… Continue
Added by Valles Marineris on September 6, 2008 at 11:04pm —
Added by IsThatLatin on September 6, 2008 at 6:27pm —
Added by Sherry on September 6, 2008 at 2:43pm —
Out of necessity, this blog must take on a decidedly political bent. I really wanted to keep it strictly about atheism and religion, but the current political climate forces me to do otherwise.
I missed the DNC convention last week as I was out of the country, and even missed the introduction of Sarah Palin as the GOP VP pick (imagine my surprise when I re-reentered the country and found it on the airport CNN broadcasts). At first, I thought, 'Really? Joke?' I thought McCain had… Continue
Added by IsThatLatin on September 6, 2008 at 9:11am —
Fear and Loathing 2008
"We provide an outlaw view of the underbelly of the beast during the 2008 National Conventions."
Added by IsThatLatin on September 6, 2008 at 7:51am —
That Bristol Palin, US Vice-Presidential Republican Candidate Sarah Palin's 17 year old daughter, is pregnant (and, golly gosh!, unwed) is no secret. It's been out there in medialand for all to read and hear about. The Republicans have been telling the media to keep out of this private family business, and that's a fair enough request. After all, Bristol's pregnancy really does have nothing to do with her mother's ability to fulfill the duties of the office of Vice-President of the United… Continue
Added by Stephen Moore on September 6, 2008 at 2:29am —
I've been following the liberal mainstream media's coverage of John McCain's RNC speech in front of the image of Walter Reed Middle School
. The thing is - it wasn't a mistake at all! This from the AP:
Washington D.C. (AP) - Early reports this morning are suggesting that the "green screen" backdrop used by Senator McCain during his speech last night were intended to depict the Walter Reed… Continue
Added by Jenny on September 5, 2008 at 11:00pm —
Though the present US Administration declares that the US does not engage in torture, it is pretty obvious that treatment of people imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere is torture.
I've been listening to some of the speeches at the Republican National Congress. One thing I have noticed in these speeches is reference to Senator McCain's experience as a POW in Viet Nam and the torture he endured. Speaking of this experience, Rudy Giuliani makes the following… Continue
Added by Stephen Moore on September 5, 2008 at 10:04pm —
Friday, 05 September, 2008 19:34
Nilknarf Daily Haiku
we use strength wisely;
and we can't afford not to....
else it turns on us.
Eh, a tolerable day, I guess.
I was up at 01:00... I had gone to bed at 22:00....
But I took a nap from 08:00 to 10:00... giving me a grand total of five hours of sleep.
I was going to go walking, but it was cool and misty and I'm not really for the shorts-to-jeans shift yet, I… Continue
Added by Douglas Franklin on September 5, 2008 at 7:51pm —