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Atheist = Witch

Gentle reader,



I am nominally an atheist - a person who does not believe in God or Gods. It has been said many times before that defining oneself as an atheist is a strange thing to do. To do that is to name yourself for something that you are not. In the same way, I could call myself an "avegetarian" (since I do eat meat).



Beside the nonsense factor behind the word "Atheist", I think we have just about reached a point here in the United States where using the "A" word to… Continue

Added by Buford Twain on August 5, 2008 at 9:53pm — 2 Comments

Podcast is GO!!!11!

My first podcast is finally live!



~ Episode 1.01 ~



Teacher burns kid (and people still love him), what’s a human ?, little black masks and Toby Keith is as jackass



http://thefeeblelance.net



I'm really hoping to get feedback, comments, opinions and creative criticisim there on my blog or emailed at the link provided. I'm aware of a few techie issues (mic being sensitive, very slight volume fluxuation). I'll be… Continue

Added by Hessenroots on August 5, 2008 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

I guess I am officially a Humanist now. So what was I before -- an inhumanist?

Two very brief comments:



First, I'd like to announce that I just got a free 1-year membership with the American Humanist Association. The details are in this blog entry on the Friendly Atheist website, if you're interested in following up on this opportunity as I did. (A year's membership normally costs $35.)



Second, I applaud the Atheist Nexus webmaster(s)… Continue

Added by Wordplayer on August 5, 2008 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

World Youth Day roundup - a poke at the Pope

Re-post from Subjects Of Interest Blog



For those of you who live somewhere other than Australia you may not realise that Sydney recently become the epicentre of all things Catholic. World Youth Day, whatever it actually is, kicked off with a concert of truly biblical proportions. It featured the best Christian talent the Catholics could afford such as Guy Sebastian, Damien Leith (representing the Irish protestants) and Shannon Noll… Continue

Added by Subjects Of Interest on August 5, 2008 at 5:59pm — No Comments

I don't expect to post to this blog terribly regularly, but who knows. The next school semester is coming up, and goodness I am quite excited. It's going to be tough though, I lost my much needed sch…

I don't expect to post to this blog terribly regularly, but who knows.

The next school semester is coming up, and goodness I am quite excited. It's going to be tough though, I lost my much needed scholarship so I need to make the highest grades possible to get it back, and I need to get a job, and I'm hoping to do well in our school's forensics team, and I'm going to be trying to get in shape, and I'm going to be trying to keep learning on my own, and I'm gonna have to do all the stuff… Continue

Added by Melanie on August 5, 2008 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Someone Ought To Tell The Truth About The Bible

“Someone ought to tell the truth about the Bible.” This was written by a man back in 1894. His name was Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll and he was a Civil war veteran, an American political leader and an orator during the Golden Age of Freethought. Back in 1894 he wrote “About the Holy Bible” which is a must read… Continue

Added by Neece on August 5, 2008 at 1:38pm — 4 Comments

New gods! They're yummier then those old ones!

With the help of a good friend I've stumbled upon a simple (yet very effective) recipe for religion. You might question this but take a look at the foundation of mormonisim...



Hess and 'loops Religion



serves: humanity

2 - godless heathens

1 - internets (can substitute 1 intertoobs or 1 webbernets)

1 - news article detailing wacky fundie traning camp



Chat and let simmer for 3 - 4 hours (cooking times vary in high… Continue

Added by Hessenroots on August 4, 2008 at 10:39pm — 1 Comment

Birth of A Religion!

How does a religion come into being? Well, in this day and age, maybe by instant message between two friends, late at night, while surfing the internet for interesting stuff…



Here’s the recipe for Hess and Fruity’s Religion:



serves: Humanity



2: godless heathens



1: internets (can substitute 1 intertoobs, 1 webbernets or 1 ripe interwebs)



1: news article detailing wacky fundamentalist training camp



Chat and let simmer for 3-4 hours… Continue

Added by Neece on August 4, 2008 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

'food' for thought

Something to think about...



First, read this article:



A proposed state constitutional amendment defining a fertilized human egg as a person was certified Thursday for the November ballot, moving Colorado a step closer to an election battle over abortion rights.




Once you're done smacking your face into your desk, take a look at this and try to guess which one is a 'person' and which one would be delicious… Continue

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

Atheism Disrobed

Atheism is not an ideology, it is not a belief system, but is simply the disbelief in a supernatural God. While theists often portray atheists as an immoral or amoral pact of people bent on evil doing, or as having no reason or seeing no value in life, it has been my experience that nothing could be further from the truth. Many rational thinking reasonable minded atheists value human life, human potential and human intellect. I and other rational thinking atheists look for answers to life… Continue

Added by Terry Osburn-Sharff on August 4, 2008 at 7:30pm — 10 Comments

A Deified Word Square, of sorts.


There are more than a few things going on here...

(this is what I do when I'm bored... I also figured out a palindrome of sorts today... "pants old as a star- rats, a sad lost nap" ummmmm maybe I will use that someday in a much longer palindromic phrase... lol)

Added by Carmelita on August 4, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

God on twitter

http://twitter.com/almightygod

Added by Danny Ferguson on August 4, 2008 at 1:08pm — No Comments

In the Beginning

If we take a little imaginary trip back in time to the era when Homo sapiens first started to evolve into modern humans, we might see the beginnings of some concepts that are still in place today.

For instance, it is quite likely that humans invented god(s) as explanations for unexplained events in nature. Slowly as knowledge grew, those god(s) were replaced with knowledge, but not until they were firmly embedded as memes.

Most holy writ has some story about origins, and some of those… Continue

Added by DaVinci on August 4, 2008 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

The Evasive God

If extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, then how is it that a single word which represents such an extraordinary claim has the ability to survive for such a long time without extraordinary evidence to support it’s implications? Simple, never clearly define the word to begin with, and allow it’s hosts to adapt it’s definition to the environment. Allow it’s authors to change the definition and characteristics of the word at their will. Allow it to be redefined over and over again… Continue

Added by TJMorgan on August 4, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

My First Post

My first post

Added by ieee on August 4, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

A bit of poetry

Cycles



Quiet pool

Still and cool

bathed in the golden light of morning

and he rises from green meadows



Gentle breeze upon the grass

Silvery light too soft to last

caressing blue daffodils in violet haze

and he lays his head in shadow



Rueful daybreak in smokey gloom

Single minded destiny and another's doom

pestilent greed, the pool is black

and he fills the skies with thunder



A hot white flash… Continue

Added by Jerome on August 4, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

Is this unconstitutional?

I go to the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas. I spend at LEAST 3 hours a day doing extensive vocal training and preparing for major concerts. A good 60% of the music that we have no choice in singing for the concerts is gospel.



Is this unconstitutional?



If I'm being forced to sing about my "love of the Lord", aren't my atheist beliefs being cast aside and stomped on? I brought this up in History class, and my teacher was very interested in… Continue

Added by Samantha Duncan on August 4, 2008 at 7:36am — 3 Comments

Here am I

Living a great life in the Colorado Rockies.



Tourists tell me how lucky I am to live here, then I tell them that luck had nothing to do with it.

(Neither does Jesus!)



My daughter now, she's a different story.

Fortuitous joining of egg and sperm put her here. If that's not luck, what is?

It's so cool that my daughter appreciates her life here and takes advantage of the opportunities.

She's a competitive freestyle snowboarder!



I'm so lucky to… Continue

Added by Sherry on August 4, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

Welcome to Atheist Nexus!

It's so good to see this place gaining new interactive members daily. The folks I've found so far are extremely intelligent and fun. It's good to have a new blogging home, even though I have yet to do any serious blogging. We should all take the next few weeks to get to know some of the new members, and make this place what we have all been wanting ever sinse blogging first started.

Added by DaVinci on August 4, 2008 at 7:29am — No Comments

How do Atheists know "right" from "wrong"?

Here's a question that arose on Yahoo! Answers, and my response



Atheists-How do you know what is right and wrong?



You can't really say "my conscience" because that would suppose something bigger than ourselves telling us what to and not to do and that would reveal another chink in the armor for evolution. Also, since you don't realize that God exists, where do these morals come from?




And here is how I responded:



While…
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Added by NH Baritone on August 3, 2008 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

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