By many accounts Rick Warren, bestselling author, Pastor of the Christian Saddleback Church and host to a recent Presidential debate, is a well meaning and sincere guy. Based on what he says though, I have to ask, “Is there any slam on non-believers that would be too ridiculous for him to make?”
Pastor Rick appears to pretty open to electing Presidential Candidates of differing religious perspectives. Taking him at his word, he could support candidates from faith traditions that vary… Continue
Added by Russ on September 7, 2008 at 11:30am —
So, I've decided to make the trip to Long Beach in September and attend the Atheist Alliance Convention. I'm hoping to meet some new people there. I already know Margaret Downey, who I used to work for when she was president of the Freethought Society of Greater Philadelphia
. I also know a few other people I know will be there.
I was at the convention last year outside of DC. Here's a picture with me (on the left) with some members and supporters of… Continue
Added by Shaun P. McGonigal on September 2, 2008 at 3:34pm —
This falls into the category of Why Didn't *I
* think of that!?
I wrote about this great business idea at Heaving Dead Cats
. Basically it is helping "good" christians with a very much needed service. It's brilliant!
Added by Neece on August 26, 2008 at 12:26am —
Fundamentalists news websites, how I love thee, especially WorldNutDaily. WND never ceases to provide amusement in the form of fundie logic and wacky advertisements. Claiming itself as a ‘news source’ this beyond right-wing rag makes Fox news look like the Disney Channel. I used to get pissed at the B.S. they sling but I’ve come to embrace it for what it really is; satirical humor. Some people can take this stuff with a grain of salt and some can’t, so steer clear if you’re easily aggravated by… Continue
Added by Hessenroots on August 22, 2008 at 1:00am —
Stumbling around the web, I came across a page at lukeprog.com 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 —
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 —
In these off-the-record interviews, neurologist turned playwright, filmmaker and self-described atheist Jonathan Miller filmed conversations with six of today’s leading men of letters and science: biologist and New York Times best-selling author Richard Dawkins
, philosophers Daniel Dennett
and Colin McGinn
, distinguished… Continue
Added by V1ktor on August 14, 2008 at 5:02pm —
I would come here more often, except there isn't really much to do. Sure, you can make blog and forum posts, as well as watch and add videos, but not much else and those things are relatively standard on sites, such as this. Maybe, in the future, more unique things will be added to give the user something a little different to pass the time with. For now, though, there's not much to make the Nexus stand out.
Also, it still has some quirks, such as not being able to delete videos,… Continue
Added by Steve on August 11, 2008 at 5:39pm —
Ray Comfort is a vacuous chode. This isn't exactly new but I had to say it. I don't hate the guy, I've never met him. I think his views are skewed and his polarizing opinions are nothing but damaging but I don't hate him. Heck, there's even a chance, albeit slim, that we might get along as long as things stayed completely neutral on religion. Anyway...
He's changed the name of his blog to "atheist central", which is probably true considering the number of links his site gets from… Continue
Added by Hessenroots on August 7, 2008 at 2:34pm —
So, I've been on Atheist Nexus for a little while now. So far I find the place to be fun, inspiring, and quite friendly. It's been a great experience. While I'd love to donate tons of mad cash, I don't have it. But I read my new friend Hessenroots
' most recent blog post about donating, and thought, hey, what a great idea!
Hess just started a CafePress shop
to sell all… Continue
Added by Neece on August 7, 2008 at 12:00am —
I've searched the internet but fankly the results for atheist merchandise aren't that great. I don't want anything with a fish and I don't want anything offensive. I would like something with an american atheist logo or something. Just something simple.
Added by TravCav on August 6, 2008 at 7:58am —
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 —
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 —
To Whom It May Concern:
Grant those who live in blind faith the ability to see the light of reason, that they may understand “faith” to be nothing more than a euphemism for self-imposed ignorance.
Let the self-righteous understand the damaging effects of their contemptuous dismissal of those who do not accept their dogma as truth.
Show those who use religion as an excuse to hate, murder, rape and torture the hypocrisy of their belief systems.
Added by Ruth Dickson on July 29, 2008 at 3:41pm —
Added by Enlightened Observer on July 28, 2008 at 5:37pm —
The following is a note I wrote on facebook for my friends there (posted yesterday, 7/27/08), but I thought I'd cross-post it here... Maybe you all have some good feedback.
Why is Robby an Atheist / Bright / Humanist? And what does it all mean?
I know many of my friends and acquaintances may have noticed my "religious views" here on facebook and may or may not be surprised/shocked/horrified. If you haven't yet noticed, let me put it all out there: I don't believe in any sort… Continue
Added by Robert Prather on July 28, 2008 at 1:25pm —
I thought you might find this useful.
12 Steps to Intellectual Enlightenment
Added by Neece on July 27, 2008 at 3:00pm —
Frankly I don't know much about Bad Religion, but I stumbled across some lyrics and was delighted to find that I agreed with the sentiments. I've heard before they are an atheist band, but you know how that goes.
NEW DARK AGES by Bad Religion
Yeah can you hear the call in our rambling land susurrations,
That can expand beyond all hope of light and plunge us into unrelenting night
A pall on truth and reason,
It feels like hunting season
So avoid… Continue
Added by Jessicah on July 26, 2008 at 8:46pm —
So far my experience with Atheist Nexus has been all positive. :)
I've met some cool people and learned a lot of stuff too, mostly depressing political stuff that I've had to then blog
You know, of course, atheists are more intelligent than bible thumpers
, right? According to Richard Lynn and 2 other smart guys, we are.… Continue
Added by Neece on July 26, 2008 at 12:41pm —
While stalking The Chive (on Gather.com) today, as is my wont, I came across a sickening diatribe against gay people that included the word "Bible". As I skimmed, I saw a shadowy little word appear under the B. word that said "block". As I pointed my cursor at it, it amplified into the message "click here to block this object".
Firefox is as atheist! They know an ad when they see one! They have for some time been protecting me from all the banner garbage that clutters this and other… Continue
Added by Ruth Dickson on July 22, 2008 at 4:17pm —