Stumbling around the web, I came across a page at lukeprog.com titled The Arrogance of Atheism
. I almost moved on, but then I saw the subtitle: Why I’m an atheist, not an agnostic. Luke writes a page that is simple and concise, yet totally makes sense. I contacted him and asked him if I could share it with you. He said sure, so here it is in its entirety:
The Arrogance… Continue
Added by Neece on August 19, 2008 at 1:09pm —
I have a lot of problems with China. Their pollution, they're human rights violations, the fact that they hold our purse strings. Overall, China hasn't been doing a whole lot lately to thrill me, and no amount of Olympic Games is going to change that. I can't suddenly respect the host when I come over for dinner and I can clearly see the pancake make-up his wife is wearing to cover up the abuse.
I am also not thrilled with their censorship. It's bad. It's bad in any decent,… Continue
Added by IsThatLatin on August 19, 2008 at 9:39am —
Reading this right-wing article I was struck with the notion that it only seems that public officials seem to be the only target for this Canon 915.
Link to article: Will Denver Catholic Archbishop finally enforce Canon 915?
So I was wandering, why not the flock. If it were the case to hold back Communion because of somebodies involvement with abortion then why not all the women, and those who supported… Continue
Added by Larro on August 19, 2008 at 6:01am —
Well, I'm back at school.
I finally got all moved in, and am still unpacking. I've got a lot of little things to buy, sadly, so my work never seems to be done. My three roomies and I are getting a lot of things covered and fixed and adjusted, so this should be one hell of a final year.
So, here's to a successful final go.
Added by Sage Hitek on August 19, 2008 at 1:11am —
God's Intervention (article)
Riaz Ahmed Shah: i would like to see god grow an amputated limb back!
We'll yeah, that is the standard response to the god-freaks that should shut them up. But...
I've known this guy for years at my local. We've never discussed either religion or politics. Just talk pub crap, like sport.
One day, the discussion strayed into… Continue
Added by Фелч Гроган on August 19, 2008 at 1:00am —
Monday, 18 August, 2008 23:29
Nilknarf Daily Haiku
Yes, the sleep will come;
but not when you expect it...
not when you need it.
Another day... in which I didn't make anything interesting happen.
The evening was different though... I got to spend it with Lana.
Yeah, I'm pretty much smitten.
Callie has been acting strangely lately... won't jump on my lap for petting, but she still sleeps with me, and wants her scritches. She… Continue
Added by Douglas Franklin on August 19, 2008 at 12:11am —
i've got two jobs- one that i've had forever and hate, and one that i've had for several months and love. every now and then i get on this crazy mission to find a newer, better job since the first one (office assistant at a grocery store) can really, really get to me. the one i love- i'm a tech for a vet clinic- pays poorly with poor hours, but i LOVE the job, so i've compromised by keeping my shitty one until i get a raise at the clinic.
anyway, i'll sporadically apply for jobs if i… Continue
Added by Cati on August 19, 2008 at 12:07am —
I must plug The Feeble Lance again. You should know that episode three of his podcast is up and available. If you haven't listened to episodes one and two, you may do so here and here. As much as its happy host would like me to, I can't plug The Feeble Lance every week (we're still in negotiations regarding logo tattoos of the other's site on the necks of our mothers). I am doing so this week because A) I do like his show, and B) I wanted an excuse to also plug his Cafe Press store… Continue
Added by IsThatLatin on August 18, 2008 at 9:56pm —
It's Monday evening and I've just finished watching Yul Brynner in Invitation to a Gunfighter (I'm on a Yul western kick as of late)--I'm sort of bored, although I have tons to do, I just don't feel like doing any of it at this time of evening. So, I'm clicking random atheist-type links and I wind up on a Modesto Bee headline: Modesto-area Atheists Speak Up, Seek Tolerance.
Nothing particularly mind-blowing about the article--atheists want to be treated with respect...we know that.… Continue
Added by IsThatLatin on August 18, 2008 at 9:54pm —
Tim Rambo passed away Saturday, August 16, 2008. I know that most of you didn't get to know him, but he was really excited about this new network of Atheists. I hope that you will stop by his page and pay your respects for a man whom consistently fought against the irrationality of religious beliefs.
Strength, Intelligence, Love, Honor, and Anger
Happiness, Tears, Sorrow, Shame
Hope, Reason, Reasonableness....and screw the politically correct.
Added by Barbara on August 18, 2008 at 8:30pm —
Recently I've had a conversation with a friend of mine and admitted that I am an agnostic.
Really!?! You Ask.
Yes, but only in the singular and truest sense. Meaning this: I CAN NOT
know what happens after I die and whether there is a god awaiting or if
there is an afterlife at all. This does not define my outlook on
religion exclusively though. After all we are all agnostics whether we
like it or not. There's always that "question" though: What… Continue
Added by Larro on August 18, 2008 at 8:00pm —
...and the believing Democrat is subjected to the Rovian lions.
The New Evangelicals: Like The Right, Only Broader
Heading into Continue
lift the gates of the lion's pens event, Warren was declaring that, since it is his job as a pastor to shepherd “Democrats and Republicans and liberals and conservatives and moderates” he wasn’t going to ask “gotcha questions” but…
Added by AtheistJoy on August 18, 2008 at 5:00pm —
Ok.. I decided. I need to be myself. I wrote about it here
. I want to change my name on here to my real name. I just wanted to let you know... Fruitloop is a nice nickname, but I'm Neece and I'm an Atheist. christians can just deal with it.
Added by Neece on August 18, 2008 at 3:20pm —
I have 22 posts jostling for attention at the moment, but a Saturday night conversation with my girls has sent all other topics back to the green room
for a smoke.
The three of us were laying on my bed, looking at the ceiling and talking about the day. "Dad, I have to tell you a thing. Promise you won’t get mad," said Delaney (6), giving me the blinky doe eyes. "Promise?"
"Oh jeez, Laney, so dramatic," said… Continue
Added by Dale McGowan on August 18, 2008 at 2:00pm —
I just joined Atheist Nexus today. I likely won't be blogging here too much, if ever, as I maintain my own blog and will be contributing to another.
So check out my other blogs:
My personal blogi
Added by Ian Bushfield on August 18, 2008 at 11:00am —
Sunday, 17 August, 2008 22:08
Nilknarf Daily Haiku
Strangeness will prevail;
dogma, superstition dies...
And yet another beautiful day here in Kansas!
I did not get to sleep until about 05:00 this morning... and I slept hard until noon.
Lana called about 10:00 to let me know that she was going to KC with friends, and I only heard about the last two rings and then went right back to sleep.
It was another day of… Continue
Added by Douglas Franklin on August 17, 2008 at 10:39pm —
This is a photo of me taken in 2002:
This is a photo of me taken earlier this year:
One of these depicts me being militant. The other does not. It's fairly obvious yet there are those who… Continue
Added by Hessenroots on August 17, 2008 at 10:30pm —
Sometimes getting called out is the best thing that can happen to you. I wrote about being skeptical the other day and got some good comments that basically told me I did it wrong and wasn't nearly skeptical enough in my examples. So after mulling it all over carefully, and taking a nap, I finally figured out what I was trying to say in the first place. Be skeptical! But this time, I think I made my point more clearly...… Continue
Added by Neece on August 17, 2008 at 10:28pm —
There is an interesting article in the Star-Telegram
today about the fragmentation of Evangelicals:Religion: American evangelicals are fragmenting
Evangelicals need to do something fast. One response says the movement must tighten up. Evangelicals need to hew even more closely to the most conservative and literalist standards of the Bible. They need to stop making… Continue
Added by AtheistJoy on August 17, 2008 at 9:31pm —
Added by Larro on August 17, 2008 at 8:40pm —