All Blog Posts Tagged 'and' (110)

Thoughts of an Aug. 9 birthday child

“Hell no, we won’t go!”

60s anti-war slogan



It’s nice to have a birthday in the summer – guaranteed good weather (almost).  My early parties were well attended (everybody home from vacation) and outdoors.  But I know why seniors tend to disregard birthdays: as the number of enjoyed August 9ths gets more numerous, so does the number of anticipated August 9ths shrink.

As a speechwriter, I learned such obscure facts as my shared birthdate with Francis Scott…

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Added by Alan Perlman on August 9, 2013 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

The Battle for Zachary’s Brain, VII: Desecration

There is nothing that is too obvious of an absurdity to be firmly planted in the human head as long as you begin to instill before the age of five by constantly repeating it with an air of great seriousness. 

– Arthur Schopenhauer

 

Followers of the riveting “Zachary’s Brain” series of posts will know that the narrative is not a gothic horror tale…but something that is just as disturbing: resisting the religious programming of a child.

 His…

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Added by Alan Perlman on July 2, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A: Jewish Atheist replies to Christian Atheist

In an email exchange, an old friend and fellow English-prof colleague wrote this:

"I know you're 'the Jewish atheist,' but don't you feel a strong sense of identification with the Jewish ethos, aside from religion? You've sought out Jewish wives, and friends to some degree could be, the way I might seek out writers as friends. I think of my former Catholicism not angrily but gratefully. When I grew up, I decided on my own that I didn't believe. But my Catholic education was excellent;…

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Added by Alan Perlman on May 2, 2013 at 12:23pm — 7 Comments

Wealth, treasure and thrift in the Bible

So, I listened to a little bit of Dave Ramsey today on talk radio because, well, conservative talk is about the only option in East Tennessee, and I usually prefer talk with which I disagree compared with bad pop and worse rock. If you don't know who Dave Ramsey is, he's…

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Added by Our Daily Train blog on March 23, 2013 at 3:17pm — No Comments

The Existential Meaning of "Groundhog Day"

“Now that I’ve shed my skin completely, One true reality alone exists.”

Zen saying

 

Zen monk: “How should I escape birth and death?” Zen Master Shih-kung: “What is the use of escaping it?”

 

“In this world, we eat, shit, sleep and wake up.  After that all we have to do is die.”

Inkyu

 

Once again it’s Groundhog Day, which was nothing more than a rather witless locally-oriented celebration (and an American…

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Added by Alan Perlman on February 2, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Yes It Is a Cheap Shot . . .

. . . b ut someone has to take it and it might as well be me. As a writer and sometimes humorist I could be banned for life from the Writer’s Guild for not picking the low fruit. I ran upon this large sign in Barnes & Noble while book shopping.

I stood there for a moment and thought,…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on January 7, 2013 at 9:04am — 9 Comments

Interesting Week

It's been a hectic week here in north central Indiana. Right now, we're preparing for our first winter storm. Lots of wind and rain with snow forecast for overnight. My plans for attending the annual middle school christmas breakfast tomorrow is on hold, depending on weather conditions. Retirees, like myself, are always invited. I like to see my old compadres. 

I have good news and bad, then good. First, I did purchase a new truck this week. I've always been partial to small trucks,…

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Added by Randall Smith on December 20, 2012 at 8:02am — No Comments

Bible Bills—Insult to Injury

In the past decade more than 100 million people have left the Christian Church, but that has not stopped conservative religionist from trying to force their point of view into public schools. Since Texas passed…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on April 5, 2012 at 11:18pm — 1 Comment

Please sign petition defending a free and Secular Middle East and North Africa

Defend a free and Secular Middle East and North Africa.
Manifesto for a Secular Middle East and North Africa.
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Added by Hope on November 20, 2011 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

Mondo Diablo Episode 323: The Nationwide Underground Cult of Mondo Diablo Part 2





We continue with this delightful story about the reasoned calm of the American populace, with part 2, from Godless Panther.



Satanic Panic 14

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Krzysztof Komeda * Moment Musical * Rosemary's Baby

Don Hinson And The Rigamorticians * Phantom of the Go-Go

Satanic Panic 15

Robert Cobert * The Secret Room * Dark… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on October 10, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Pat Robertson is Divorced From Reality

 



When you’re talking about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) a good defense is apparently a good offense – and no one is more offensive than…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on September 15, 2011 at 3:37pm — 2 Comments

Tax Exemptions: The Business of Religion

Disclaimer: The Omnipotent Poobah, aka Jack Koeneman, is a former Christian turned atheist. He has nothing against most theists and respects their beliefs – up to the point where they step on his.



I have dozens of theist friends. Our discussions are generally polite and lean toward the relative merits of atheist and theist beliefs, not mundane secular topics like religious tax breaks. But with the hew and cry over…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on September 10, 2011 at 3:37pm — 1 Comment

'till Death do us Part

Christianity has an awesome propaganda machine that regularly pumps out information, misinformation and down right lies, which the media regularly promotes as gospel rather than investing a little critical thought and just a smidgeon of skepticism (default mode for real journalists).



A good example of poor journalism, sloppy work and plain laziness comes in a story picked up by the national media from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. As a research organization, Pew's… Continue

Added by Donald R Barbera on September 2, 2011 at 10:43pm — 5 Comments

The c-word

I refuse to capitalize christian/christianity (unless it begins a sentence). It’s not that I don’t respect your right to believe as you please, in fact if you are truly a christian I respect your beliefs and would like the same in return. What I don’t respect, and in fact resent, is the level at which christianity is ever increasingly being shoved down the throats of those of us who don’t happen to subscribe.  Christianity is used as a vehicle to dictate cessation of behavior that you… Continue

Added by Honjii Li on August 15, 2011 at 5:27pm — 7 Comments

Flash Mob in the Work Place

I am sitting at an inservice at my job and breakfast was prepared for us.  As we were all about to get up to eat one of the employees stands up and asks if we could have Mr. ________ say a prayer before we eat.  She also "excused her feeling of necessaty for the prayer because some people don't like it but she just had to."  So, Mr. __________ asked everybody to bow there heads in prayer.  Everybody did that I could see except for me looking around the room at all the followers and thinking…

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Added by Earther on August 13, 2011 at 8:24pm — 9 Comments

My Atheism Doesn’t Need Evolution

Atheists are often portrayed as die hard believers in evolution, and atheism is quite often portrayed as being dependent upon believing in the validity of evolution. But you know what? Some people, such as myself, did not need to rely on Darwin to steer our courses off the path of religion and onto the path of reason.

 

Consider:

 

The bible was not created by a god nor inspired by the word of any god. It was written by a number of people who tried…

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Added by Brian Bridson on July 17, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Christian College Bans National Anthem

In a bit of a twist, a Christian school has banned the National Anthem. “As a result of a thoughtful, thorough, prayerful period of listening, learning and discerning,” the Goshen College Board of Directors said, “it…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on June 16, 2011 at 8:39pm — 3 Comments

PLEASE ANSWER THE BLIND FOLLOWERS OF INDIAN YOGA GURU RAMDEV

    

    

 

 

 

7TH JANUARY 2006 IN A NDTV INDIA TALK SHOW, ON THE QUESTION OF PRABIR GHOSH, RAMDEV SAID THAT HE KNOWS…

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Added by BIPLAB DAS on June 8, 2011 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Married Women Abort for Secret Desire to Make Lesbians Equal



As a former Virginian, I’m all too aware of the asshatery that is Pat Robertson. I once lived a short distance from his colonial palace cum religious law school and occasionally saw some of his on-air “journalists” at the local Farm Fresh. I…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on April 29, 2011 at 1:54pm — No Comments

MIARCLE DISCLOSED

 

This man is Atikur Rahman. We, the members of ‘Science and Rationalists association of India’ caught him red handed on 15th March when he was selling the kavacha named ‘METAL TABLET’ in Bankura town.He claims that this ‘metal tablet’ made of a mixture of eight different types of metal has…

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Added by BIPLAB DAS on April 2, 2011 at 2:16pm — No Comments

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