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, "published by The Institute on Religion and Public Life, an interreligious, nonpartisan research and education institute whose purpose is to advance a religiously informed public philosophy for the ordering of society," has come out squarely against bestiality and science fiction books that deal with such issues. Given that…
Added by Steve Ahlquist on February 11, 2011 at 1:50pm —
Observation and thoughts derived from the book The God Delusion: Chapter 10, Dawkins wrote the statement that 96 percent of the population of the United States thinks that they will survive their own death. If one was to say that should I jump off this 12 story building unaided, after I hit the bottom of the pavement, I will survive that fall. Any reasonable person would have no other recourse but to find the nearest phone and call 911 for emergency services. Because my statement would… Continue
Added by Thomas True on February 9, 2011 at 6:58pm —
Socialism, or collectivism, is a consequence of a more fundamental philosophical mistake. This mistake is the opinion that you do not have a moral right to your own life, that you owe part of your life to others. This idea is called altruism, which is mistakenly thought to be a moral position. Well, the principle of altruism, if you wish to actually think about it, is one of self-sacrifice, that it is moral to sacrifice your life to others. This should be clearly distinguished from benevolence,… Continue
Added by MCT on February 1, 2011 at 2:30am —
This afternoon I was contacted by Andrea from Lakewood Church. The Houston Megachurch that Olsteen leads. When I asked her about the cost of the ticket. She explained that it covered the cost of paying Continue
for the Scottrade Center employees and various things such as that. I tried to express my view that if this is a message that is good for everyone to hear that provision should be made for making the event
free. Andrea explained that they used to have free attendance at these events…
Added by Thomas True on January 4, 2011 at 6:00pm —
Looks like newly elected Oklahoma State Senator is getting a real education in foot in mouth disease. Since his editorial has been posted in The Durant Daily Democrat on December 22, 2010 there has been Continue
national reaction in the forums blogs and other places as well. Sadly it
looks like we [none creation people] are going to be the losers in this
battle. If you have been keeping up with my blogs you know that I have
mentioned the idea that those that are faced with facts…
Added by Thomas True on December 30, 2010 at 4:48pm —
As mentioned before, the level of my religious experiences could fill many pages. So, while there is much more to be said, most is going to be skipped for now. I am just going to touch on a five main areas of why Christianity lost its hold on me.
1.The age of rocks on the Earth and the amount of time it takes for light to travel through space couldn't be rectified with text in the Bible. The best answer I received was, “God put all the things there when he created The Universe.” This… Continue
Added by Thomas True on December 28, 2010 at 6:01pm —
Other adherents will offer this option to me, “If you only would trust your heart, then you would know that God is real.” To this I say, “I have followed what I felt was the Lord's leading in my life for many things as surely as you feel that you are now.” This also includes for family, friends, in jobs, relationships, where to go for trips and much more. There is not a single area that I didn't try to “bring under” the power of God. Even my marriage. But the facts of reality must be… Continue
Added by Thomas True on December 21, 2010 at 3:05pm —
To this statement, [Assurance of Salvation] I can already hear the devout and the faithful saying that I must not have been truly saved or filled with the spirit. First, one cannot say that according their own belief system. They cannot know my sincerity and willingness to know more of God. Also, I was one of the most devout and on fire believers that one would come across. But it will be said, never the less.
One of the main reasons that I went through the process of covering…
Added by Thomas True on December 18, 2010 at 1:27pm —
Over the past few months the History channel has totally gone ape-shit crazy. [To use the technical term.] I am not sure of the reason or the source of the change but in the past couple of years about the time the name changed from “The History Channel” to History. Shows such as MonsterQuest, MysteryQuest, Ancient Aliens, Decoded, Ice Road Trucker, IRT: Deadliest Roads, Swamp People and many more of the psychobabble of programming that they have on the channel now that have nothing to do… Continue
Added by Thomas True on December 16, 2010 at 4:14pm —
In both of science and religions areas of my life, I have many more experiences that added to both my understanding of the natural world and understanding about Christianity and religion. In high school, I was fortunate to take almost every science class that was offered. I even became a science proctor, [that is a teacher's aide or assistant]. The classes I took included: General Science, Biology,(two years) Chemistry, Astronomy, Physics, and Zoology. The only two classes I didn't take that… Continue
Added by Thomas True on December 14, 2010 at 9:13am —
I heard about this place being planned when I was coming back home from Skepticon III In Springfield, MO a few weeks ago and just got around to finding the link. I am not sure what stages they are at but it is clear on the radio that they are moving ahead with this perversion of science.
So here is the link for The Creation Museum of The Ozarks: http://www.creationmuseumoto.org/
Share and enjoy!
Added by Thomas True on December 3, 2010 at 5:06pm —
I must add here the crimes of Muslim men that are being committed against innocent women just because the men think everyone should think the way they do. Though Muslim men make up a small part of most communities in Europe they make up a large part of the men convicted of rape and sexual assault. The men do not feel guilt since they blame the non-Muslim for not…
Added by Thomas True on October 30, 2010 at 1:30pm —
When two adolescent owls are relocated, they are faced with a choice: go along with it, or do the right thing. Drawing from the great stories of yore, the animated Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole is an aesthetic wonderment that captured my attention and used the occasional depth of plot to hold me tight.
The cynical Kludd (Ryan Kwanten), his cheerful brother Soren (Jim Sturgess), and their freakishly adorable little sister Egaltine (Adreinne DeFaria) live nestled safely… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on September 25, 2010 at 12:07pm —
Added by Andrew Lafont on August 19, 2010 at 3:12pm —
Cross-posted from my blog
My grandmother is a huge fan of the 'Left Behind
books. I find them to be generally distasteful, but interesting in concept. The question of what the rest of us would do if some significant portion of the population was 'gone' (abducted by aliens, turned into zombies, killed by a plague, wiped out in a war,… Continue
Added by BacteriaWrangler on August 2, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Cross-posted from my blog
Oh, the things people will do to help their fellow man See the Light
! That's right, it's International Burn a Koran Day! It even has a Facebook
page, so… Continue
Added by BacteriaWrangler on July 27, 2010 at 10:30am —
Well, I do always like it when I get paid to work on my hobbies, which is kind of the biggest benefit of my job. I do enjoy time to relax and read and play on the internet. So, I don't really have a plan in writing this blog. I have been floating around Atheist Nexus for almost 2 weeks now. I have really enjoyed my time here and I can honestly say I haven't found a community online that has such a rich and interesting collection of discussions to participate in. Both in the forums and in the… Continue
Added by Dale on July 16, 2010 at 2:47am —
A bit of disturbing news on this side of the pond.
In the USA, Texas, has adopted a new social studies curriculum.
"AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas…
Added by Andrew Lafont on May 21, 2010 at 7:00pm —
No, this is not a reference to the TV show. Nor to people in tights with "special powers" and an obsession to do good.
Instead, I wondered about some personal heroes--aka role models, guides, inspirational exemplars, etc.--from history that some folks around here might have. Please feel free to share.
Here are my top 5:
1. Gandhi: committed to non-violence and justice without oppression; focused on personal experimentation with one's "truth" and approaching… Continue
Added by Justin Van Kleeck on April 30, 2010 at 12:32pm —
Thanks to Nexus members Karen and Luke for this great video on our local group's experience at the Global Atheist Convention.
Highlights - PZ Myers getting up close and personal with two of our gorgeous Sunshine Coast heathenettes, and Warren Bonett from Embiggen Books
getting something of a man-crush on AC Grayling (after Grayling offered to do a book signing at Warren's…
Added by Chrys Stevenson on March 25, 2010 at 2:30am —