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Thursday, 21 August, 2008 22322

Thursday, 21 August, 2008 22322



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

death: fucking unfair,

life: fucking temporary.

In the middle: cool!



What a day... I got some sleep... from 02:00 until 11:45, and it was good.



Lanas' mother is in the hospital... I am so helpless to help her, but I really want to.



She has a lot of family... and that is great.



And I am still here, wanting to help. not knowing any of them, but feeling for all of… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on August 21, 2008 at 10:47pm — No Comments

Christians want their Bibles Back from Chinese Govt

The Vision Beyond Borders is a group based in Sheridan, Wyoming that distributes bibles and Christian teaching materials around the world. The VBB web site states:

Many of the six billion people on the earth have never heard of the name of Jesus Christ. The disciples were sent out to preach the Good News of Jesus to the far reaches of the world. We believe that Vision Beyond Borders is helping to fulfill that commission with the same urgency found in first-century… Continue

Added by Terry Osburn-Sharff on August 21, 2008 at 9:48pm — No Comments

Warping their fragile, little minds

So, I just watched a couple of episodes of Happy Tree Friends on YouTube. I had seen an episode of that little show before, the one where the critters are swimming and dying bloodily in a pool, but that episode struck me as nothing but pointless gore, so I wrote the series off as nothing but an unimaginative excuse to show blood and guts.



Now, probably around six months to a year later, I watch it again and actually see some intelligence in this show. There's cleverness to the… Continue

Added by Steve on August 21, 2008 at 6:12pm — No Comments

"How was the earth created, Mommy?"

I got an interesting question from School Girl this morning. While we were in the middle of the “hurry-up-brush-your-teeth-and-get-dressed” tango, she asked, “Mommy, how was the earth created?”



Now, that rang a couple of alarm bells in my head. First, the Big Questions normally come at the end of the day, as we’re getting ready for bed. I’ll admit, in the past few months we’ve been talking about some Big Questions indeed. But nothing like this.



I do know that School Girl’s… Continue

Added by Karen Mohler on August 21, 2008 at 3:57pm — 6 Comments

Say godfree!

Not Godless.

I'm not less of anything, much like people who chose to not have children refer to themselves as child-free as opposed to childless.

Fuck Ann C@#$&*r and her ilk. Don't let "less"er people define who we are.

Added by Your girl Friday on August 21, 2008 at 2:32pm — No Comments

De-Christianizing

Today I blogged about de-christianizing actions and thinking. Full post here. I am curious as to how you feel about the need to remove religious expressions and actions from our lives as much as possible.

Do you think it's necessary? Do you have any suggestions for… Continue

Added by Neece on August 21, 2008 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

'Religulous' and Other Sundry Details

I'm going to preface this with an quick update/newsflash...whatever you want to call it. I'm preparing the head off to Cambridge for a week, starting this Saturday, and when I get back from there next Saturday, I start class two days later. So...I'm busy getting all my ducks in a row, and hence...less blogging. I might have one more post in me before I head out, but then it'll be dry here for a week. I would like to post the Rick Warren questions here so we can all answer them, and I realize… Continue

Added by IsThatLatin on August 21, 2008 at 8:57am — No Comments

Catholics don't have freedom of religion, freedom of conscience, say leading Catholics

[Cross-posted on Artificial Habitat]



The Vatican owes me another irony meter.



Here are a couple of occurances that will be familiar to those who have encountered Catholics in online discussions:



1) They often (always?) claim that any criticism of their superstitious crap by 'intolerant secular bigots' represents a concerted attempt to deny Catholics their freedom of religion.



2) Any comments to the… Continue

Added by Andrew on August 21, 2008 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

Wednesday, 20 August, 2008 22:29

Wednesday, 20 August, 2008 22:29



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

trust, often assumed,

for granted? No, better is....

doing it yourself.



Long night, short sleep.



Finally got to bed at 23:00 the first time, but I was up and down until 022:00.



And then up again until 04:00.



So, start the day, what the hell.



But about 08:30, I thought that maybe I could go to sleep... and I did, and slept until noon.



Lana had similar… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on August 20, 2008 at 11:43pm — No Comments

Amazing Tardigrades

The world in general is pretty amazing and I think as adults we sometimes loose sight of this. Life just kicks us in the ass at some point and, for some of us, that curiosity and amazement flickers out. In a past show I alluded to this in a rant about how people might be a little happier in day to day life if they would stop worrying about the sudden stop at the end and just appreciate how amazing our little blue/green ball is.



In the spirit of that rant I’ve decided to start a new… Continue

Added by Hessenroots on August 20, 2008 at 10:23pm — 1 Comment

To all former Christians - Bible study

First off, let me say that I've never been a church-goer. I'm not an ex-Christian at all. I was raised irreligious so the following only illustrates my ignorance on this matter.



Recently I had a client who was talking about having bible study tonight. I nod my head and go "Mmm...hmm" (I drive senior citizens around; doctors appointments, grocery shopping, etc). This post is not about my client. It's about bible study.



What popped into my head is the blatant contradictions… Continue

Added by Larro on August 20, 2008 at 7:09pm — 4 Comments

The Hoax isn't the Story

So now we know (and are shocked, I'm sure, to learn) that the "bigfoot" "carcass" was actually a monkey suit on ice.



It's not the hoax that's really the story here, though; it's that the hoaxters seemed to believe they'd be able to get away with it.



One of the two men in the fraud is a sheriff, and damned well should have known what kind of forensic analysis his "corpse" would be put to. But both of these backwoods yokels seemed to be caught unawares by how quickly their… Continue

Added by warreno on August 20, 2008 at 3:05pm — No Comments

So Annoying!

Honestly, I can't believe that being a credible Atheist means that I have to know more about religion than the entire damn congregations and clergies of the local Baptist, Lutheran, and Catholic churches combined. Not that this is a difficult challenge. Of course I'm grateful for the people who put up the Dark Bible, among many websites, to give me the down-and-dirty about the Scriptures, so that when I'm getting proselytized or just having a "rational" discussion about my beliefs, I can cut… Continue

Added by HotMess on August 20, 2008 at 1:06pm — 6 Comments

Where all roads lead (2)

by Dale McGowan, author/editor, Parenting Beyond Belief



[Back to Part 1]

laneybeach

We’d had the conversation before, but this time a new dawning crossed Laney’s face.



“Sweetie, what is it?” I asked.



She began the deep, aching cry that accompanies her saddest realizations, and… Continue

Added by Dale McGowan on August 20, 2008 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Find the best blogposts in the Nexus

I've added the Atheist Nexus full blog RSS to AideRSS. This will allow you to see the best posts that are blogged within the A|N blog system. You can also see at one go the most popular ones.





(Sorry, the blog eats the script so I can't put them here. Visit the link above)





I've already done this a few weeks ago but didn't mention it because the system was failing. It has since been solved (… Continue

Added by Db0 on August 20, 2008 at 5:30am — No Comments

Golly! Why is Obama's Lead so Slim?

Isn't it obvious?

It's because no one in white America wants to vote for a nigger.

Added by warreno on August 20, 2008 at 2:49am — 8 Comments

Bicycle camping

Well, this is the third day of my bicycle-camping trip. I'm using a F5 Enduro Hi-Racer recumbent with Jandd Mountaineering panniers. The bike is performing really well. I don't have the speedometer on the bike, but a speedtrap I passed by had me clocked at 22mph.



I've been using my old Thermarest camping mattress, but I'm also using a LuxuryLite Backpacker Cot. Wow. The cot is uber-comfy. Combined with the Thermarest, It is actually more comfortable than a lot of beds I have slept… Continue

Added by Brian on August 19, 2008 at 7:53pm — No Comments

God Thinks - Voltaire


God Thinks - Voltaire

Added by Larro on August 19, 2008 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Tuesday, 19 August, 2008 18:26

Tuesday, 19 August, 2008 18:26



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

Yes, the sleep will come;

but not when you expect it...

not when you need it.



Dammit, Denver doug has died.



There are many tributes to him online today, and I'll send you to Michael at Bunt Sign, which is the last one that I read.



I don't think that I'll read any more... I don't handle grief that well lately.



Hardly any sleep last night, so this will be short, because I want… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on August 19, 2008 at 6:29pm — No Comments

Honour Killing: Child Killed after Converting to Christianity

Honour Killing is generally defined as the murder of a female member of a family by the family, when they (and maybe the wider community) believe her to have brought dishonor upon them. A woman can be targeted commonly for: refusing an arranged marriage, being the victim of a sexual assault, seeking a divorce—even from an abusive husband—or committing adultery. Basically, these killings result from the perception that defense of the "family honor" justifies killing a woman whose behavior… Continue

Added by Terry Osburn-Sharff on August 19, 2008 at 4:53pm — No Comments

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