Billy Graham’s daughter, Anne Graham Lotz, took time out from her swim in the shallow end of the Graham family gene pool this weekend to assure everyone that she would NEVER vote for an Atheist.
This isn’t particularly unusual. The Graham family has a long-held antipathy toward Atheists and other minorities. Son Franklin Graham entertains rather birther-like suspicions that maybe Barack Obama isn’t a Christian.
No Wisdom for the Ages
NO WISDOM FOR THE AGES - And thus… Continue
Added by Omnipotent Poobah on April 9, 2012 at 5:16pm —
I consider the Cosmological Argument the best argument for a creator God. Given the theme of this blog, I don’t consider it a particularly good argument, but it is the best none the less. What follows is the most fair, if not conclusive, rebuttal I have to give. Continue
The argument from the origin of the universe, or the Cosmological Argument dates back to the beginning of apologetics. If you are interested in the history, Google it. I plan on…
Added by Steven Murphy on March 29, 2012 at 10:13am —
Theists, I appreciate your prayers for my heathen soul, but there’s no need. Really. I’m an atheist. I’m good. And Mormons, posthumous baptism is even more than one step over the line. That’s even more unneeded, creepy, and unwanted – unless you want to modify that whole…
Added by Omnipotent Poobah on February 15, 2012 at 7:08pm —
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…
Added by Omnipotent Poobah on September 15, 2011 at 3:37pm —
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…
Added by Omnipotent Poobah on September 10, 2011 at 3:37pm —
Holy cow — the atheists are proselytizing! I unveil Connecticut Valley Atheists' latest offering to the Vernon Green and demonstrate how the myths of religion and Santa Claus teach believers to behave in order to earn a reward, while atheism offers the only path to true, unrewarded morality in this week's CVA Vlog.…
Added by Dan Xenatro on December 7, 2010 at 4:49pm —
Caution: Really not as interesting as it sounds.
This is pretty messy, long and raw. But I know you were all dying to know every bit of this.
So, as everyone who has ever spent five minutes with me is aware, I was raised Mormon. Mormonism isn't the cult some make it out to be, aside from the fundamentalists, but it's still pretty damn crazy.
After my childhood friend told me my facebook photo was wrong and porn, I was trying to figure out how a person can live… Continue
Added by Jezzy on September 9, 2010 at 9:58pm —
HOW MANY RELIEF WORKERS CAN DANCE ON THE HEAD OF A PIN? - World Vision wins its employment discriminatiin case, but the Muslims are still trying to
get their community center built. As a society, we need to stop trying
to find zero sum answers to difficult decisions on how to…
Added by Omnipotent Poobah on August 25, 2010 at 7:42pm —
A concerned prospective father sent me a message asking,
"I'd like to learn something as a good father from you. Considering that you're an atheist, how can teach your children how to behave in good manner and ethic. Because when I was a kid, my parents used to tell me "Be good boy and tidy your room then God will bless you...etc." I don't want to say these words to my children as a prospective father. And i wonder what do you… Continue
Added by TJMorgan on March 26, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Every year since 1994 whenever I have taught Intro to Sociology I have administered a 15 item opinion survey. I have used this exercise primarily to talk about methodology, but also to explore trends in American popular opinion. In all years previous, three of the questions asked were "All factors being equal, I would feel comfortable voting for a [female, African-American, gay person] for President." This year I added "atheist" to this series of questions. The results of… Continue
Added by tom arcaro on February 11, 2010 at 10:14am —
Thank you to the fan in Germany - who has chosen to have their name withheld - for using my pictures and creating this wonderful masterpiece. BRILLIANT!!
By the way, that verse WAS done intentional; I did not mess up and there was no edting error. That verse goes: ...."wake up and enjoy my life each and every single day; said I'm gonna wake up and enjoy my life every and each single day...(that's my own Humanology...)". I "flipped" the words, just because it sounded… Continue
Added by FREETHOUGHT M.C. on January 24, 2010 at 1:54am —
Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 4:10, says:
"We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised." (KJV).
I wonder why it is that when we nonthesits call religious people fools, they get offended. Paul himself acknowledged that Christians are fools. By openly admitting it, does that negate the fact? I think not. Why is it when a crazy idea is labeled as religious it automatically deserves respect?… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on October 18, 2009 at 3:56pm —
Wow, Saturday night was a real trip. John Broughton, leader of the New York City Philosophy club and I debated the merits of the God Virus model of religion. It was a lively exchange and the audience was very involved, asking great questions and challenging John and I on a number of fronts. I would have to say it was one of the more fun things I have done lately. John was well prepared and had read The God Virus three times or more. I was impressed with his insights and challenges. The format… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on May 4, 2009 at 8:00pm —
Battle for Terra Review
A conflict between human nature and need pits all of humanity against the peaceful population on the planet Terra. http://www.associatedcontent.comarticle/1696304/battle_for_terra_review.html
Added by LaRae Meadows on May 2, 2009 at 12:00am —
Trina Hoaks, the National Atheism Examiner (and Atheist Nexus member), has made available her 5 part video interview with Herb Silverman, President of the Secular Coalition of America. Trina's article about the interview is… Continue
Added by Richard Haynes on April 30, 2009 at 8:30am —
Off to New York today to do some fun stuff and talk to a couple of groups about my book. See these links:
Next week we are making a big announcement about the new Recovering from Religion initiative. I think it is time we non-theists stepped out and helped those who are not totally infected with religion, find their way out. Help… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on April 29, 2009 at 7:22pm —
I often judge a book by how much it makes me think and reflect. Frank Schaeffer's, Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back - certainly passed that test. The outdoors, mountains, adventures with firecrackers, hunting, hiking and, of course religion, all were a big part of my childhood and relationship with my father as it was for Frank. Some other similarities struck me as well. As the oldest, my mother… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on April 2, 2009 at 10:20am —
I just learned that I will be speaking at the NY City Center for Inquiry on May 2. I will also be speaking on April 30 to the NY City Atheists. If you live in NY City, I hope to see some of you there. If you want details, let me know and I can send you the links. If you attend, please introduce yourself and let me know you are on Atheist Nexus. I am loving this site. There are so many great people with so much talent and insight.
Added by Darrel Ray on March 26, 2009 at 9:58pm —
Does atheism define you?
Absolutely not. Atheism doesn't reflect something you are, it reflects something you are not. It is of no substance by itself. Not believing in something doesn't define who you are, just like not believing in fairies doesn't define who you are. Most people are "afairiest," in that they don't believe in fairies. Does your afairiesm define you? Of course not. Have you even heard of the term? Probably not, because it is as meaningless as the term atheism. We can… Continue
Added by TJMorgan on January 5, 2009 at 12:04pm —
City group has cut half of its European leveraged finance team in London, reducing the group to 14 from 27. As many as seven of those cut will be reassigned to other areas in the investment bank, a source close to the situation said. The jobs that were cut were largely junior roles. Spokesman declined to comment on the job cuts. The cuts reflect the sluggishness of the leveraged finance markets, especially in Europe, and the fact that banks don't expect the primary markets to rebound anytime… Continue
Added by shane on November 9, 2008 at 12:14pm —