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 —
Last night I wrote a satirical blog entry that got a couple comments on it... seemingly positive, but then one commenter asked me if my post was supposed to be funny. I wrote that no one is supposed to take the post seriously. But now, it seems that my blog entry has been deleted for me. And I haven't been notified about it or warned. If I wrote something inappropriate, I'd really like to know. Has anyone been experiencing deleted blog entries? If this has been done on purpose, then I will be… Continue
Added by bbk on July 17, 2008 at 11:32am —
One of the advantages church-going theists have over non-believers is community. They know that in their church they are accepted, supported and cared about. Non-believers have no such support system. We make our own friends, perhaps relying on our other interests (i.e. hobbies) to provide us with a sense of community.
Perhaps that's why I'm such an advocate of forums and atheist websites. I joined my first forum (Lockergnome) in 2001, and since that moment have tried to establish a… Continue
Added by Jack Carlson on July 13, 2008 at 10:31pm —
out. A very interesting article on people who have lost their faith.
Added by Sidhant on July 12, 2008 at 8:13pm —
I had to...Goodnight All.
Added by Darla on July 12, 2008 at 1:46am —
What a roller coaster of a ride it's been!
When I first heard about the Atheist Nexus a few days ago, I thought it a brilliant idea. The fact that over 1,000 people signed up in just a few days points out that this was something needed.
Then, this morning, a revelation is posted in the forum that there is a christian site sharing fax and telephone numbers... then the finding of a prayer being submitted by the administrator just a few months ago... shortly… Continue
Added by Brian on July 10, 2008 at 4:07pm —
Well, this is my first blog post to this particular site.
I have a somewhat minor journal thingy at LiveJournal, but a more official blog on blogger. Might as well add this one to the list.
I don't know what else to say in this that you can't already read in my "About Me" thing on my homepage here.
I'm a 21-year old college student who is just now entering his "rebellious teen" stage, but my atheism is separate from that. The whole godlessness thing was a… Continue
Added by Sage Hitek on July 9, 2008 at 7:44pm —
My blog, Atheist Revolution
, focuses on breaking free from irrational belief and opposing Christian extremism in America. Content emphasizes promoting the atheist movement (i.e., atheism, reason, science, critical thinking, etc.) and exposing the realities of Christian extremism in the United States. In addition, I regularly address progressive politics and offer tips to atheist bloggers for increasing traffic to their blogs.
Added by vjack on July 8, 2008 at 6:19am —
Please visit my blog here
Added by STA on July 7, 2008 at 6:00pm —
Okay, maybe not a showdown, persay, but still awesome...
I went to Taco Bell today because I was hungry and wanted to try the new XXL Chalupa (for the record, it is fucking awesome).
Anyways, it was pretty busy. The store itself was pretty full (I was getting my food to go, though, so I wasn't looking for a seat). Luckily, there was only one guy in front of me. There was a 6-person family in front of him, but they had already started ordering when I got in line. 4 other… Continue
Added by Nathan Hevenstone on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm —