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The 2008 Election

Neither political party represents me.
Neither candidate is interested in my vote.

I wish I could talk to Thomas Jefferson about this whole mess.

Added by Sherry on August 16, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Just finished "The Secular Conscience" by Austin Dacey

I just finished reading Austin Dacey's The Secular Conscience. I have to say that I think the last couple of chapters are worth the price of the book. Dacey communicates so clearly on a very complex topic and he does a great job, I think, of establishing a case for ethics without god based on reason. I highly recommend it! If you have read it, what did you think?

Added by Daniel on August 16, 2008 at 7:17pm — No Comments

Infidel Guy

Loving the Infidel Guy podcast. I heard Kristy on there just recently...very cool!

Today I heard the one with the christian that called in for a very lengthy discussion with the Infidel Guy...every time they tried to pin him down, he'd come up with the same ole christian dodges.

Very helpful in my own life!

Added by Parallax on August 16, 2008 at 6:36pm — No Comments

The Not-So-Great Debate

Anyone remember this?



A Who's Who of America's top scientists are launching a quixotic last-minute effort this week to force presidential candidates to detail the role science would play in their administrations -- a question they say is key to the future of the country, if not the world.



What? Presidential candidates debating and discussing science? The very science(s) that affect our daily lives in vital ways--medically, environmentally, technologically? That's… Continue

Added by IsThatLatin on August 16, 2008 at 6:21pm — No Comments

2[Y] | Success Lies Within Us All

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Added by V1ktor on August 16, 2008 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Judge Orders Prayer in Court - Associated Press

ANDALUSIA AL (2008-08-15) An Alabama judge who once wore the Ten Commandments embroidered on his robe has been accused of violating judicial ethics for ordering a group in his courtroom to hold hands and pray.

More from source: Judge Orders Prayer in Court

Added by Larro on August 16, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Atheist Morality

This was one of my earliest posts on myspace. It seemed to strike a chord there, so I'm posting it here as well.



"When I think of the concept of doing good in order to be rewarded...



When I think of vilifying people based on their sexuality ...



When I think of teaching small children to live in fear of Satan, demons, the fires of Hell, and even God himself ....



When I think of people piously observing the Ten Commandments while supporting the death… Continue

Added by Chrys Stevenson on August 16, 2008 at 5:46am — 10 Comments

Friday, 15 August, 2008 22:09

Friday, 15 August, 2008 22:09



Nilknarf Daily Haiku

imagination...

is wonderful; it allows

us to be happy.



Another beautiful day here in Kansas... it was supposed to rain all day, but there was nary a drop.



I awoke at 04:00, as usual, but today I stayed in bed and dozed off and on for almost four hours... that was kinda nice. Didn't need to worry about getting up... I love that!



Got some little stuff done around the house, and missed an… Continue

Added by Douglas Franklin on August 15, 2008 at 10:37pm — No Comments

Call to Action: Them This Guy What You Think.

We, as atheists, are opinionated, if nothing else. Here's a guy who thinks we should just sit down and shut up when it comes to the DNC's decision to hold an interfaith service for the upcoming convention. If we don't hold our tongues and sit on our hands, we are 'militant.'



What do you have to do? Just swing on by… Continue

Added by IsThatLatin on August 15, 2008 at 7:18pm — 2 Comments

Be Skeptical

A friend of mine sent me a link to a news story this morning about Red Bull Energy Drink. For him, reading that article was enough to keep him from ever drinking Red Bull again. However, I was skeptical and did some research. I feel that being skeptical and checking information before simply believing it is important.

For the full story with links and good stuff, click… Continue

Added by Neece on August 15, 2008 at 6:57pm — No Comments

The Empirical and the Paranormal(for lack of a better title)

I live in a house that was built in the 19th century. There are stories about this place. I have seen things move by themselves. I have heard noises and voices. And I'm not crazy either. That's the important point. I'm very rational, have an empirically measurable perspective of life. If you can't touch it it's not real.

I don't use drugs. I rarely drink, and then not to excess. I have never had a hallucination or any type of mental illness. I've never had a paranormal encounter until I… Continue

Added by Frisky Freddie on August 15, 2008 at 5:27pm — 2 Comments

A Guns-in-School Twofer

Harrold Independent School District in (of course) Texas has OKed teachers and staff bringing firearms to school.



This festering stupidity begins and ends with David Thweatt (the district's superintendent), it seems, who offers up these statements as evidence of his own severe retardation:



He said the district's lone campus…
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Added by warreno on August 15, 2008 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Whose Fault?

Larry King, fifteen, was shot quite dead at school last year by a classmate who didn't like to face the reality that King was gay.



Rather than put the blame where it belongs — on his murderer — King's parents are suing his school because administrators "permitted" him to show up in drag.



Of course, if the administrators had not done so, they'd've been sued by the ACLU.



The fault for… Continue

Added by warreno on August 15, 2008 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Altar Boyz

The following appeared in Redwood City Daily News



..."Altar Boyz" feels like a marketing idea that was thrown together quickly and carelessly to try and make a buck. As a result, it has the vibe of a dishonest piece of commercial collaboration, like a con man turned preacher.



A marketing idea? Sounds like religion in general. A con man turned preacher? Isn't that redundant?



I… Continue

Added by AtheistJoy on August 15, 2008 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

so obviously fake...

Bigfoot. I know, it's hard to believe that people are still inventing Bigfoot hoaxes of all things! However, I guess when you run a business that does Bigfoot tours, it could be a smart financial decision. This hardly needs any debunking, but this story is being covered by actual news sources.



CNN…



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Added by MP Lockwood on August 15, 2008 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

No Room in the Big Tent for Us

Ronald Aronson has a good piece up over at Huffington in which he talks about all the secularists of the Democratic party are being ignored at this year's DNC convention.



When first avowing his religious credentials for president, Barack Obama said -- and then repeated many times since -- that "secularists are wrong when they ask believers to leave their religion at the door before entering the public square." The party that will soon nominate Obama is to be praised for its… Continue

Added by IsThatLatin on August 15, 2008 at 10:12am — No Comments

Vjack of Atheist Revolution Interviewed!

Hey! Our very own ('our,' as in the atheist community...I like the sound of that: atheist community...nice), vjack at Atheist Revolution has been interviewed by The Atheist Spot.

A kind of 'Get To Know Your Atheist Blogger.' The Fightin' Atheists! vjack is one of my very favorite fightin' atheists...go have a read and enjoy.

(Links on Blog!)

Added by IsThatLatin on August 15, 2008 at 10:10am — No Comments

And so it goes....

It seems Jackson Browne is a liberal and is taking this very seriously. He is suing McCain and the RNC for it's use of his song, Running on Empty, without permission in a campaign ad.

The lawsuit claims the song's use was an infringement of his copyright and will lead people to conclude he endorses McCain. The suit says Browne is a lifelong liberal who is as well-known for his music as for being "an advocate for social and environmental justice."

Seems they have used other songs… Continue

Added by TinaFCD on August 15, 2008 at 8:21am — No Comments

Evil Genius Plan for the Promotion of Science and Reason

Okay, this is subtle, genius, detailed, thorough, and therefore long.



I take college classes at Community College of Denver which shares the campus with University of Colorado Denver and Metropolitan State College of Denver. MSCD has an Atheist group which I help out a lot.



I'm a non-officer member with a title of something like "Honourary High School Genius".



Anyway, there's also a "Crypto-'Science' Society" which does things with Bigfoot and shit. They also… Continue

Added by Elles on August 15, 2008 at 1:53am — No Comments

Bigfoot costume found in foam beer cooler

BIGFOOT BODY FOUND!



I was shocked! It's bigfoot! Look! See it!? No?...



me either but this sort of thing is one of my favorite flavors of bullshit. That entire writeup oozes hoax. It's funny but it's still BS.



Why am I being so judgmental?



"The creature was found ... in the woods in northern Georgia. (The exact location is being kept secret to protect the creatures.)"



That… Continue

Added by Hessenroots on August 15, 2008 at 12:30am — 5 Comments

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