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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

One is the Loneliest Number

I am what you would call an atheist. I have no belief in any "god" and I am perfectly happy with that. My children are freethinkers, but they are discovering how hard that concept is for others to accept. Can you imagine what it must feel like to have another child tell you emphatically that you are going to burn in hell if you don't "accept Jesus"? Both of my kids have found out exactly that. I bought a couple of books for them to read from Amazon a little while ago, so they could get an idea… Continue

Added by Natalie on August 19, 2008 at 4:20pm — 4 Comments

All Hail His Noodly Goodness...with extra cheese

The other day we went to the theatre and saw two people with the Flying Spaghetti Monster on their shirts...funny thing was they weren't even together. I asked them if they could show my son their shirts and they were thrilled. He was hailed as a "fellow Pastafarian", much to his delight. My kids understand the ridiculousness in believing in any gods. Children have not a clue as to the true meanings behind the passages in the bible, no matter how much you drill it into their heads. Children are… Continue

Added by Natalie on August 19, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Bill Donohue Hates America

Catholic league president Bill Donohue probably hates you. Unless, of course, you are Bill Donohue.

The Catholic League, despite the name, doesn’t particularly reflect the views of the catholic church in general due to the barking lunacy of this Donohue character. He’s vicious, angry and more or less anti-everything, aside from his own dogma, which makes him a turd in a lot of peoples laundry.

I first became aware of this vacuous chode a while back when he called for the… Continue

Added by Hessenroots on August 19, 2008 at 3:41pm — 3 Comments

Why I'm An Atheist, Not An Agnostic

Stumbling around the web, I came across a page at 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 — 4 Comments

Commies vs Christians

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 — 1 Comment

Communion, denied

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 — No Comments

Back in the Forest

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 — No Comments

Monday, 18 August, 2008 23:29

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 — 2 Comments

how to bomb a job interview

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 — 2 Comments

Feeble Plug

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 — No Comments

Sheep vs Wolves

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 — No Comments

A Tribute To A Dear Friend Tim Rambo

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 — No Comments

The Problem With Atheism

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 — No Comments

And thus, the secular Republican turns water into wine

...and the believing Democrat is subjected to the Rovian lions.

The New Evangelicals: Like The Right, Only Broader

Heading into 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 — 3 Comments

I'm Neece and I'm an Atheist

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 — 2 Comments

Where all roads lead (1)

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 — 21 Comments

Looking for my Blog(s)?

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 — No Comments

Sunday, 17 August, 2008 22:08

Sunday, 17 August, 2008 22:08

Nilknarf Daily Haiku

Strangeness will prevail;

dogma, superstition dies...

reality borne.

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 — No Comments

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