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 —
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
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
“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 —
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
- godless heathens
- internets (can substitute 1 intertoobs or 1 webbernets)
- 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 —
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:
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 —
Added by Hessenroots on August 4, 2008 at 9:00pm —
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 —
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 —
Added by Danny Ferguson on August 4, 2008 at 1:08pm —
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 —
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 —
My first post
Added by ieee on August 4, 2008 at 9:30am —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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:
Added by NH Baritone on August 3, 2008 at 5:30pm —