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What Does Atheism Symbolize To You?

Please add your two cents. I'd rather do a poll but this will have to do.
What does Atheism mean to you?
How would you symbolize it? How does being an atheist affect you and your life?
If you could pick on thing to represent atheism, what would it be and why?

Looking forward to LOTS of answers! Please comment!

Added by Neece on August 11, 2008 at 11:10pm — 10 Comments

RIP: Isaac Hayes

Getting away from the general atheistic ranting that characterizes this blog, I feel the need to post a small memorial. Despite his Scientology background and the stupidity of leaving South Park for its satirizing of religious beliefs, I am quite sad at the passing of Isaac Hayes. If you can't get past his Scientology, then nothing can make you happy. If you can, though, I invite you to forget about Chef, forget about Shaft, and forget about this outfit right here:…

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Added by IsThatLatin on August 11, 2008 at 10:42pm — No Comments

You're just an atheist because mommy and daddy never hugged you!!!

Of all the insults, of all the absurdities and smug assertions of superiority, this one will always have a special place in my memories. This post, my friends, takes the cake.



I was arguing with somebody on Facebook, and she got so fed up she left in a huff. As is sometimes the case with online debaters who get really worked up about a debate they're in, she set her husband on me.… Continue

Added by Becky Garcia on August 11, 2008 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Nexus perplexus

I would come here more often, except there isn't really much to do. Sure, you can make blog and forum posts, as well as watch and add videos, but not much else and those things are relatively standard on sites, such as this. Maybe, in the future, more unique things will be added to give the user something a little different to pass the time with. For now, though, there's not much to make the Nexus stand out.



Also, it still has some quirks, such as not being able to delete videos,… Continue

Added by Steve on August 11, 2008 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Random House publishers become Jihadi lap-dogs.

All right.



Another company has decided to join the ranks of the jihadis.



Random House publishers have cancelled publication of Sherry Jones' novel "The Jewel of Medina", because the efforts of Muslim terrorists to force their censorship upon companies in "free" societies is succeeding.



The bottom line is that this novel is being cancelled, despite being scheduled for release, out of fear that "Muslims will be offended." "Being offended" is something that happens… Continue

Added by Drew on August 11, 2008 at 3:20pm — 4 Comments

Need another blog

Like a hole in the head. But, maybe I can use it for my more anti-theistic rants. It's just not cool to do it anywhere else.

How much does Ning link networks that you are in?

Added by AtheistJoy on August 11, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Evolution of Red Hair and Possibility of 'extinction'?

REDHEADS are becoming rarer and could be extinct in 100 years, according to genetic scientists.



The current National Geographic magazine reports that less than two per cent of the world's population has natural red hair, created by a mutation in northern Europe thousands of years ago.



Global intermingling, which broadens the availability of possible partners, has reduced the chances of redheads meeting and producing little redheads of their own.



It takes only… Continue

Added by Lucy on August 11, 2008 at 1:49pm — 3 Comments

Chapter 1: A New Beginning

Hey atheosphere (werd), I usually chronical my blogs with chapters (I'm on chapter 25 or so on my facebook page, but no one really reads that either), because I don't expect anyone to really pay attention to my lower level ramblings. I sub to many other atheistic blogs, and all I've got to say is they put me to shame. Quality. I especially enjoy this blog that talks about all the political philosophies. Refreshing.



Anyways, I was compelled to write this post because I saw the support… Continue

Added by Hann Chiu on August 11, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Hey. How's it going?

After being on here for a week or two (or so), I thought I'd post and say hello.



My name's Karen, or Spidey, or Mommy; Mommy's winning out at the moment, or maybe I'm being conditioned to answer to just about anything. I'm an agnostic, married to an agnostic with a 6-year-old currently being raised without religion in a...very religious area.



I'm interested in archaeology, cemeteries (my goal is to visit and photograph every cemetery in our area in the next few years), and… Continue

Added by Karen Mohler on August 11, 2008 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Plug: The Feeble Lance

I'm not huge on podcasts, mainly because I don't have a lot of time to listen to them. I get in an hour at the gym five days a week and another hour power-walking the battlefield on Sundays...that is the extent of my headphone time and I usually prefer to just listen to the music I also don't have time to listen to (typing that has made me painfully aware of something lacking in my life that needs a-fixin'). That being said, I downloaded The Feeble Lance's first podcast the other day and was… Continue

Added by IsThatLatin on August 11, 2008 at 8:16am — No Comments

feces creeps towards proverbial fan

Georgia invades South Ossetia, having lost control of the region in 1992. They want it back.



Russia, having granted the citizens of the region Russian citizenship is none to happy about this at all.



Russia bombs the living daylights out of Georgia, rapidly halts Georgia's actions in S. Ossetia.



The UN meets, bickers amongst themselves and comes up with nothing.



Bush says "hey, stop it!" and threatens to not be friends with Putin anymore. Bush, sending… Continue

Added by Hessenroots on August 10, 2008 at 11:36pm — 6 Comments

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:



PASTOR:


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…
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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 really...it'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…
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Added by IsThatLatin on August 10, 2008 at 9:42am — 9 Comments

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