As I was minding my own business this Friday afternoon on campus (U. Mississippi) waiting for calculus class, I was accosted by a street preacher. Before talking to me, I overheard the man talking with another student a few metres away. It seemed that he had the poor chap convinced. Anyway, when he was done with that student, he began talking with my friend I was waiting with, a Christian, about "salvation" and such. After being reassured that my friend would certainly go to Heaven upon death,… Continue
Added by ThorsDecree on August 28, 2009 at 1:17pm —
I wrote an article
against Kissimmee Florida’s City Council’s attempt to put “In God We Trust” on their city seal. The day after the article was written the Kissimmee City Council decided to quash the motion and their attempt to make their town a mini theocracy ended. A few days later, a man from Georgetown, Texas named Dave Atkinson wrote me a series of emails on the… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on August 24, 2009 at 1:30am —
Over at Angie the Anti-Theist I've got a lot uncommented posts. Those make me sad :( So I've done a few things to make it easier for non-Blogger members to join in the conversation. I'm using the Intense Debate comment system, allowing anonymous posters, and I've switched my blog to accept GRAvitars.
Posts that need your love (to feed my ego):
An Update on 100 Questions… Continue
Added by Angie Jackson on August 14, 2009 at 3:46pm —
Today, via AIM, I had a conversation with a very strong minded Christian. I was curious as to what exactly she believed so we had a discussion about evolution, natural selection, Horus and the like. I feel the need to post some of the more memorable responses. The best one:
corim1234: Okay. It just seems like anything I asked you, you just said you don’t believe in it. What kind of proof has God given you to believe in Him? Surely physical evidence like the hieroglyphs or fossils are… Continue
Added by Jake Collyer on August 4, 2009 at 11:55am —
This excerpt begins with me watching 30 children for 3 days while their parents attend my grandmother's faith healing lecture, held in the clubhouse of a south Florida trailer park. This all happened in the fall of my Freshman year of high school.
Alexander was two years old, blond, quiet and sweet. He was one of the kids still in diapers, but he was the only one in cloth ones. I thought they were gross, messy, and more work; I was worried about sticking him with one of the… Continue
Added by Angie Jackson on July 31, 2009 at 12:01am —
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 —
OK, this is my first post, but it's 1am and I'm a little tired. Need to be quick, as I'm not supposed to have PC access right now....
My family currently requires me to go to church with them twice a week: once on Sunday morning, and once on either Sunday or Wednesday night. That often interferes with my work schedule, but they don't care. They'll just kick me out of the house if I refuse (not joking, sadly).
Tonight I sat through an hour of the youth pastor explaining the… Continue
Added by ThorsDecree on July 9, 2009 at 1:10am —
Based on the true story of a notorious depression-era bank robber, Public Enemies brings the crime spree and police hunt of John Dillinger to the silver screen. In a film that desperately attempts to provoke any emotion, Public Enemies fails to capture the imagination, create emotional dimension or shock the senses.
In 1933, during the height of the Great Depression, John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) and his crew crisscrossed the country, robbing banks and became folk heroes. During an… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on June 30, 2009 at 8:59pm —
Ahhh i can't stand church... Yes, my parents still make me go. *sigh*. First I have to go to youth group. And what a bunch of hypocritical so-called christians! For the first 15 minutes or so, they talk about what they did over the weekend or whatever, (I sit through the whole thing silent) and they're complaining about this and that and I'm like hello? Your supposed to be christians or whatever and praying for the lord and not complaining or something? Idon't know..so anyways, then they'll… Continue
Added by Katie the Ninja on June 27, 2009 at 1:01pm —
My blog Angie the Anti-Theist
now has the FIRST shiny new comment from a Christian. It's glorious - he acts snooty, tells me I'm arrogant, that I was a bad Christian, and that gawd hasn't given up on me yet.
Oh happy happy blog world!
Added by Angie Jackson on June 2, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Terminator Salvation is a pre-sequel (or is it a se-prequel) to the previous three movies in the Terminator series. Atrocious writing, shoddy effects and lackluster acting made me wonder why they bothered to make Terminator Salvation at all.
Marcus Wright (Sam Worthington) is recruited by Dr. Serena Kogan (Helena Bonham Carter) while on death row to be part of a mysterious experiment. Years later, Kyle Reese (Anton Yelchin) and Star… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on May 22, 2009 at 11:48pm —
"You are speaking live with Tyson, who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Information provided in this session is to provide assistance only and is not an official statement of the Church."
Tyson: hello Angie how are you today?
Me: I'm doing well Tyson. How are you?
Tyson: Oh im doin just fine. Do you have any questions for me?
Me: Yes. I want to know how you know that Mormons are right and Muslims are… Continue
Added by Angie Jackson on May 22, 2009 at 10:42am —
My mom knows I'm an atheist and that I'm writing a book about her scandalous cult-leading mother. She's bothered by the first and okay with the second. We ended up in a really constructive conversation last night about religious extremism. I told her that I'm planning on marketing my upcoming book to "moderate christians" because I think they need to wake up and take responsibility for the crazies in their flock. Oddly enough, she agrees. She's on the "leadership council" and "planning… Continue
Added by Angie Jackson on May 22, 2009 at 8:32am —
MRFF Responds to Military's Denial that U.S. Troops are Proselytizing Muslims
By Chris Rodda
This is taken from Talk 2 Action and here is their web site.
As expected, the U.S. military quickly denied that the video released on Sunday by Al Jazeera is evidence that our troops proselytizing Muslims in Afghanistan, claiming that what was shown in the video was an isolated incident, and that the… Continue
Added by Rick on May 6, 2009 at 10:30pm —
The following conversation is real. It was held with an acquaintance of mine via Facebook. I'm Jared. I decided to leave her spelling errors for effect.
are you religous?
have you always been?
have you always been christian?
i was a baptist
so what made you… Continue
Added by fluocantus on April 27, 2009 at 12:27am —
When a Christian decided to go soul fishing on the Unreasonable Faith site recently, his ignorance of the reality of non-belief and non-believers tripped him up.
Most Religionists are incredibly ignorant of what it means to be a non-believer. Fundamentalists of any brand are among the most naive in this respect. The gross inadequacy of their primary assumptions about the causes and characteristics of atheism is one of the reasons why attempts to reconvert the disillusioned faithful… Continue
Added by Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM on March 21, 2009 at 9:00pm —
This was a question that I was asked by another recovering Ex Jehovah's Witness:
you've briefly touched on your past a couple of times, but kinda glanced over exactly what it was that you were into after you left the JW world...
mysticism or something?
like Wicca type stuff?
can you tell me a lil about that...
what drew you to it?
and most importantly, what turned you off of it??
but seriously, i'd like to know what your… Continue
Added by Ravenone on March 16, 2009 at 10:02pm —
Added by Фелч Гроган on March 9, 2009 at 7:23am —
Friendships with Fundies can be very taxing.
When I began my friendship with “Frieda” we were both members of an Australian Methodist church. I began studying for the Methodist ministry but the intensive academic study of the Bible led to me losing my religious beliefs. Shortly after that Frieda moved to a country town. The ensuing 20 year relationship has been continued, for the most part, by email.
When the Methodist Church joined to become part of the Uniting Church,… Continue
Added by Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM on February 16, 2009 at 3:00pm —
You've probably heard that the southern OZ firestorm was caused, obviously
, by our liberalisation of abortion laws. I'm trying a different tack with these maggots. I think this is a good approach for any nutjob that chooses to associate tragic disasters with godlessness -
I would like to personally thank you for the following article -
"Media Release - Abortion Laws To Blame For Bush… Continue
Added by Фелч Гроган on February 15, 2009 at 7:56pm —