I just got out of watching Bill Maher's new movie, Religulous at it's world premiere at the Traverse City Film Festival. It was one of the first films to sell out at the festival, selling out in just the first couple days of sales.
Security was very tight. Cellphones had to be turned completely off. It was repeatedly announced that anyone with an active cellphone would have it confiscated. If any images were found from the movie on the phone, then charges would be leveled against… Continue
Added by Brian on August 2, 2008 at 5:53pm —
I recently posted in the lost & found forum at dallas.craigslist.org. Someone stole my husband's backpack while he was there and I was hoping someone may find it discarded somewhere. ANYWAY, I noticed an excessive number of "stolen dog" posts. This troubled me enough to begin looking through news sites for evidence that increased dog-napping is occurring. I found this article
I am already a helicopter "parent" to my little dog,… Continue
Added by Dana on August 2, 2008 at 5:00pm —
America was not founded as a christian nation. I've gathered some quotes on my regular blog
from several of the Founding Fathers to help fellow Americans refute that false argument.
Selected quotes are from:
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) played a major role in the American Revolution. Atheist.
John Adams (1735-1826) The second President of the United States.
Thomas Jefferson… Continue
Added by Neece on August 2, 2008 at 10:55am —
The media keeps going on that Flew is supposed to be this well known atheist but I never heard from him before he decided to not be an atheist anymore and write a book about it.
I'm adding it here and on my own blog to reach as many people as possible.
So here's a poll about it:…
Added by Hugo on August 2, 2008 at 10:30am —
I often hear people speaking of how they want to be able to reach their “full” potential, as if they were currently operating at some lesser capacity. How I see it is, we are always operating at our full capacity because we only have one potential. Given the nature of causality, the engine of our deterministic environment, ones actions are determined by the conditions of the environment. There are no choices or options, only illusions of choices. There is only one path, one potential. Out of… Continue
Added by TJMorgan on August 2, 2008 at 10:30am —
I'm new here, and I am drawn to this site in a big way.
It was an idea I had long ago, but never got around to doing.
So glad someone was able to follow through on their plan, because it is a great idea.
Anywho, I'm Scott, I've been an Atheist for a few years now, was Agnostic a few months before, and a Christian the other part of my life.
I'm 16, which is a big excuse people make for my Atheism, claiming that I'm just rebeling.
That and that I "don't want to live by… Continue
Added by Scott on August 2, 2008 at 5:04am —
Maybe I'm doing this just to see how I like it? Maybe because I've fallen madly in love with writing and wish to waltz with it to the ends of this spheroid object we call Earth? But why here? If I want to express myself, well, that's what one of the two blogs I write for is for...
I think the main reason though is because I'm bored and I don't… Continue
Added by Elles on August 2, 2008 at 3:27am —
Like most decent and reasonable people, I’m repulsed and frightened by what are known as “fundies”. That is, religious fundamentalists of any sort, usually hardcore Christians. They frequently spew hatred toward women and homosexuals, call for making the United States a theocracy, go on long religious and conspiracy-theory rants, deny evolution despite all the overwhelming evidence, and show a general disdain for reality. But the thing I hate most about them is their complete and utter lack of… Continue
Added by Becky Garcia on August 2, 2008 at 1:22am —
Well, I do! How original! ;)
Ya know, if you're interested.
Added by Chris Morse on August 1, 2008 at 9:52pm —
I am a fairly active blogger, but I already host my blog in two different places.
I suppose I will use the space here to announce new posts and provide links.
My website url is www.fundamentallyflawed.com
I also post the blogs on my Myspace page, which can be found at www.myspace.com/labanzab
Please feel free to read and comment, but be… Continue
Added by Brian Barrish on August 1, 2008 at 9:13pm —
People believe in too many things. They can't answer their open questions, their doubts, and the easiest path is to believe.
There is no reason to believe a certain past or history. You were not there.
There is no reason to believe a teachings of a certain person. One can't be always right or good.
There is no reason to believe a cause for an event. They are just words, mere mathematics.
There is no reason to believe money. It is just a piece of paper.
There is no… Continue
Added by DieHappy on August 1, 2008 at 8:00pm —
I'm in the process of moving into my new apartment. I won't have internet until August 6th. Moving blows ass. Talk to everyone soon!!
Added by Jennie on August 1, 2008 at 3:31pm —
Since joining this site I've been wondering what to make my first blog post about. Then just before lunch today the Jeebus Jumpers I work with sent me this little gift:
Sent: Friday, August 01, 2008 10:10 AM
To: Me & and a bunch of other folks
Subject: FW: untimely death
Subject: untimely death
THIS ONE IS… Continue
Added by Jerome on August 1, 2008 at 2:20pm —
I've been living in the Hampton Roads Area for a while, but it has been a bit of a disappointment that some of the other atheists I meet only want to talk about religion. I had hoped to meed people with broad interests who could get to know each other without the question of "where's your church home?" coming up. I have a vast range of interests, including sailing, foreign language (French, Spanish, German, some Arabic and Portuguese), history, music of all types, and on and on. I DON'T want to… Continue
Added by George Evans on August 1, 2008 at 2:05pm —
A conversation between my aunt and my grandmother went like this last Sunday morning upon the appearance of an article in the paper about non-religious summer camps;
G-ma (with shock); "Non-religious summer camps?!"
Aunt (derisively); "I bet they're teaching them that new-age crap"
It's so hard not to speak up in situations like this where people are blatantly and unapologetically bigoted. And that really is the problem. Many people in my… Continue
Added by Sondra on August 1, 2008 at 1:56pm —
The philosophical zombie argument for dualism has a few variations that I found, and, in essence, argues that a human, that is materially or behaviorally indistinguishable from normal, but has no subjective experience, is conceivable and metaphysically possible: continue...
Added by Maria on August 1, 2008 at 11:30am —
I was thinking about something that happened in my AP US History class, a little more than a year ago. We had been talking about the Scopes trial, and the student teacher took an informal poll of the class, on whether creationism, evolution, or both should be taught in high school biology classes...continue
Added by Maria on August 1, 2008 at 11:30am —
Try to ignore the mocking, snide tone of the following:
A month-long project to raise funds for an atheist advert to go on the side of a London bus has been derailed: not by an act of God but through a lack of pledges.
The gambit began in June when Ariane Sherine, writing for the Guardian's Comment is Free website, expressed her consternation at the prevalence of God-bothering ads for JesusSaid.org splurged across double deckers. Inspired by this, blogger Jon Worth set… Continue
Added by IsThatLatin on August 1, 2008 at 9:08am —
We lost another. First the Texas Supreme Court rules that it's perfectly legal for believers to physically abuse and otherwise manhandle themselves and others as an expression of their religious beliefs. Now, a federal judge in La Jolla has ruled to keep a 43 foot tall concrete cross adorning a hilltop city park as a war memorial. Here's the reason he gives:
(Read on here...links on… Continue
Added by IsThatLatin on August 1, 2008 at 8:40am —
The relentless wrath of revenge revolves a rage remarkably reasonless.
Each side tied to stride inside an eye for an eye however unjustified.
Lies disguise this senseless mess, an infinite regress, obsessed to penalize.
Victims vandalize and violate virtues guide when they too, victimize.
The prize? Everyone dies.
Added by TJMorgan on August 1, 2008 at 8:00am —