All Blog Posts Tagged 'The' (68)

"Religion is a sexually-transmitted disease" says Dr. Ray



My wife and I went to go see Dr. Darrel Ray, psychologist and author of the best-selling book The God Virus, speak yesterday in Memphis. His talk was a very thought-provoking and provocative look at how religion continues to spread despite the fact that logically, most religious belief makes very little logical sense. Ray… Continue

Added by IAmTheBlog on March 8, 2010 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

State-Church Separation (parody of The Who's "My Generation")



Here's my latest project, which I've just posted on YouTube. It's called "State-Church Separation", and is a political parody of The Who's song "My Generation." I wrote the song last month and just finally was able to finish recording and make a quick YouTube video. It's a very nice coincidence that The Who will be doing the halftime show at the Super Bowl! When I found this out, it gave me even more…
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Added by IAmTheBlog on February 7, 2010 at 10:07am — 2 Comments

Why Religion and God are Unnecessary in the Modern World

I was originally going to publish this at Associated Content but they don't give up front payments for opinion articles so I published it there under a non-exclusive license and will publish it else where including my blog.



Introduction

Beliefs in gods is as old as civilization as is religion. But is the belief in god(s) and religion necessary? Does it benefit society or does it harm society? It is my belief that a belief in god(s)… Continue

Added by Lone Wolf on February 1, 2010 at 4:44pm — 3 Comments

Thought: The Virus – An interpretation of the “The God Virus” by Darrel W. Ray

My interpretation of the lecture by Darrel Ray at the Atlanta Freethought Society meeting on his argument he provides in his book - "The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture"

Added by Woody Bass on January 11, 2010 at 4:52pm — No Comments

What makes humans different from other animals? "The Human Spark" explores this question

Actor Alan Alda (image source: Wikipedia) hosts a new series about human origins



Last night, I was looking at the TV listings and saw that there was a show called "The Human Spark" on. It turns out it's a three-part series about human origins and why modern humans have the special,… Continue

Added by IAmTheBlog on January 7, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Onion admits Christian bias

Here is the cover of the most recent print edition of The Onion. I scanned and uploaded it to my blog since it doesn't appear to be in the online version. I think it pretty much sums up the situation for all major media outlets in the US (but ironically enough, not The Onion itself since they often publish irreligious… Continue

Added by IAmTheBlog on December 29, 2009 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

"The God Complex" the movie

I just bought and viewed the movie "The God Complex" and it was hilarious! The parody is excellent and there are some great tunes in there. I recommend it to see. Unfortunately, it can not be seen in a theatre, you have to buy it.



I would say it was better than Religulous!



This movie comes from the same people who brought us "The Submissive Jesus". Have you got yours yet? I got mine a month ago!…



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Added by Lorien on December 5, 2009 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

The Pope, the Church, the Inquistion and a Cup

http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/history/world/wh0029.html



Issue: What role did the inquisition play in the Catholic Church?

Response: According to Pope John Paul II, “The Inquisition belongs to a tormented phase in the history of the Church, which . . . Christians [should] examine in a spirit of sincerity and open-mindedness.”




Christians [should] examine in a… Continue

Added by Andrew Lafont on December 3, 2009 at 9:56pm — No Comments

Have A Great All Hallows Eve

Just felt like wishing all my fellow A|N Members a joyous Samhain and one "hell" of a night tonight. Even though my city/street is rather "dead" on this holiday, I still enjoy the good memories I have of years past where I'd either go Trick Or Treating or scare the living piss outta other people who dare tred upon my doorstep. First they get Tricked into think I'm a lifeless decoration then after I do a low growling Metal voice shout, they get a Treat for not running away.… Continue

Added by Alex Tyler on October 31, 2009 at 7:51am — No Comments

The Never Ending Story!

It the Never ending stooooooooorrryyyyyyyy!!!! (And for those of you who have not seen the movie, Don't Watch It!)



Atheism Vs Theism is an old debate, a long and old debate.



I am a dedicated Atheist, I will fight with Theism on every front, but this old tired process of Atheism being the minority is getting on my Nerves!



Why must Atheism continue to be the minority?



The Debate reminds me of an analogy: Two kids are sitting in a sandbox, pulling… Continue

Added by Andrew Lafont on October 28, 2009 at 9:02pm — No Comments

The Invention of Lying

I saw The Invention of Lying this weekend and strongly encourage all non-believers to go see it. Ricky Gervais has done a great job of framing some key questions. A friend recommended it and it was halfway though before I understood why she thought I should see it.



Off to speak at UC Berkeley, San Francisco Atheists and UC Davis this next weekend through Tuesday. If you know of anyone in those areas, tell them to come see my presentation. Here a link to my calendar:…



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Added by Darrel Ray on October 28, 2009 at 10:06am — 5 Comments

Robert Ingersoll describes my joy of freedom in much better prose

I copied this from Victor J. Stenger's new book, The New Atheist, Taking a Stand for Science and Reason.. The book is terrific. I am giving credit for everything but I also found the apparent entire works of Robert Ingersoll, on line, in toto. If anything ever described how I felt when I gave up magic, except for Buddha the Magician, of course, this is it. I love this quotation. Read the whole thing if you start.



When I became convinced that the Universe is natural-that… Continue

Added by Peter Cordel on October 28, 2009 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Cirque du Freak – The Vampire’s Assistant

Marvelous reckless abandon in Cirque du Freak – The Vampire’s Assistant, falls prey to an invisible, ill timed hand of meaningless restraint. The restraint is not only unnecessary, it puts a lampshade over the brilliance in this movie.



Goodie-two-shoes Darren Shan (Chris Massoglia) and his bad influence friend Steve (Josh Hutcherson), sneak off to attend Cirque du Freak, a traveling freak show. Amongst the standard freak show staples is a beautiful dancing spider, Octa owned by… Continue

Added by LaRae Meadows on October 23, 2009 at 12:13pm — 2 Comments

One down, one to go!

Now all that is left is that pesky Pledge of Allegiance. The original version was published on October 11, 1892 and the current version was published on June 14, 1954.



The words to the current Pledge of Allegiance are:

I pledge allegiance to the Flag

of the United States of America,

and to the Republic for which it stands:

one Nation under God, indivisible,

With Liberty and Justice for all.



Now, I will not say that the entire Pledge is wrong. Just… Continue

Added by Andrew Lafont on October 16, 2009 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

September

September will be a very busy month for me and for Recovering from Religion. It looks like we will add another two groups in the next couple of weeks. I am speaking five times in the LA San Diego area Sept. 17-20, and several times in Oct. in San Francisco, Portand. and maybe Seattle.

Added by Darrel Ray on September 6, 2009 at 11:45pm — No Comments

The AIM's First YouTube Blog

Hey folks. We are going to be doing many of our updates via YouTube so here's my beautiful partner, AIM Vice President Santa Maria, doing our first ever AIM video blog. Woo-hoo.



~AK47~

President of The AIM.



"Take AIM against global injustice."

(The… Continue

Added by AK47 on August 17, 2009 at 8:07pm — No Comments

Las Vegas

I'll be speaking to the Las Vegas Atheists next Sunday, August 2. If you know anyone in Vegas, let them know. Here it the link to the meetup announcement: http://atheists.meetup.com/30/calendar/10539156/

Added by Darrel Ray on July 25, 2009 at 12:08am — No Comments

The Prejudice of Christians

AN: Am I asking for it? Read this here or at Good Reason News





This is a little out of character for this blog, but this guy from the New American, whatever that is, really needed a logical spanking. You can see several of my posts in the comments there, but I warn you, someone on there… Continue

Added by Billy Deaton on July 18, 2009 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

San Diego

I am working on book tour events for Sept. 17-20. I am doing two presentation for the Los Angeles CFI on Sept. 20. If you know of a group or people in the San Diego, Riverside, or other cities close to Los Angeles who would like a presentation on The God Virus on Sept. 17, 18 or 19, let me know or have them contact me.

Added by Darrel Ray on June 12, 2009 at 3:22pm — 2 Comments

The Genius of Charles Darwin - The Fifth Ape [5 part video]

The Genius of Charles Darwin - The Fifth Ape [5 Parts]



1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8kTMxfpLng&feature=PlayList&p=6B7A6E7A5C8F0870&index=0&playnext=1&fmt=18



2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6acAKaUkPU&feature=PlayList&p=6B7A6E7A5C8F0870&index=1&fmt=18



3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ofy6gNxeLk&feature=PlayList&p=6B7A6E7A5C8F0870&index=2&fmt=18



4.… Continue

Added by Subrata Banik on May 24, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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