“Stupid is as Stupid Does ” These words uttered by Forest Gump in the movie of the same name, pretty much describes Americans, at least in the eyes of Charles P. Pierce, in his book, “Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free.”
I would like to report that Pierce is off base in… Continue
Added by Donald R Barbera on October 8, 2013 at 4:46am —
As Usual—Americans Missed It!
There is much gnashing of teeth about the government accessing Internet files as… Continue
Added by Donald R Barbera on June 6, 2013 at 11:00pm —
Recently I spoke with a theologian who holds a young-earth creationist viewpoint, and I was struck by his illogical dedication to his beliefs. It was apparent that he was not unintelligent: our conversation touched on a great variety of topics, including quantum physics, the origin of the universe, and modern astrophysical theories. He was clearly knowledgeable and scientifically aware -- apparently he… Continue
Added by Matt Skaggs on May 1, 2013 at 1:30am —
It was just one more article from the Huffington Post about Stephen Hawking, the Big Bang, and the fact that no god was necessary to make the whole business happen. I’ve probably seen dozens of such articles over the past four or five years and watched him discuss the matter with people like Larry King. Same stuff, different day,… Continue
Added by Loren Miller on April 18, 2013 at 8:02am —
Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin; the victim can't help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.
― Robert A. Heinlein
When I started thinking about the piece I wanted to write, I noted that there were some marked similarities between stupidity as described by Mr.… Continue
Added by Loren Miller on June 21, 2012 at 7:46am —
(this blog is longer than usual and I apologize for taking advantage of your better nature, but I think the negative reaction of many in the black community to the President's announcement uninformed, superstitious and unChristian.)
I'd like to say I'm surprised by the negative reaction many in the black community had to the President's announcement that he favored gay marriage, but I'm not. A recent Pew study indicated that the Black Church community was more opposed to these… Continue
Added by Donald R Barbera on May 11, 2012 at 6:30pm —
I think it's amusing that Facebook and Family Bullshit can both use the initials "FB". That's all I seem to be getting lately. Here's the latest exchange I've had with my family.
My initial status read:
"The Bible sure is full of some crazy shit. Do believers really read this shit? If so, do they really understand this shit? Am I tripping? Am I feeling myself?"
It wasn't a very random thought. I was reading the Bible at the… Continue
Added by Martial Epicurus on November 27, 2011 at 12:55pm —
Despite being 11 years into the 21st century, in the United States the train of ignorance rolls on and shows no signs of slowing down. Before, I start in on this rant (yes, it is a rant) I must admit that I am highly disgusted by the colossal amount of misinformation the black church passes along. I am incensed by the ignorance it encourages and more importantly, I am frightened by the amount of, what else can I call it, bullshit the community actually… Continue
Added by Donald R Barbera on June 24, 2011 at 10:30pm —
Bypassing a bibliography containing numerous books, articles and journals regarding Intelligent Design and Creationism, which do not reach the level of junk science and would need numerous upgrades to reach that plateau, it is important to understand how such thing harms the country. A recent survey of the top developed countries in the world ranked the United States as number 34 out of 35 in the acceptance of evolution, an embarrassment as well as a finding with enormous economic… Continue
Added by Donald R Barbera on February 1, 2011 at 6:10am —
This is a past post from my blog which is inteded for atheist and theist alike, so don't take it personally if it doesn't apply to you, it's only meant to give an example of my writing and get some followers if possible. Other post are available and vary from informative to rants to arguments on facebook with my brother the preacher. So here is one I hope you like:
Religion is the process in which believing in something blindly is expected because someone said you should… Continue
Added by Luis Wilson on November 16, 2010 at 5:30pm —
My recent blog piece "At the edge of knowledge"
spawned an awesome amount… Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on May 16, 2010 at 11:30pm —
The Power of Belief:
"So long as a belief in propositions
is regarded as indispensable to salvation,
the pursuit of truth as such is not possible."
Mary Ann Evans, a/k/a George Eliot
A short exchange:
if I choose to believe in anything from a god to a stone, no words will…
Added by Ory Stewart on April 18, 2010 at 6:16pm —
Isn't it adorable when someone on the internet thinks they know you better than you know yourself? Mind readers are the best! Here's one I found on YouTube.
I was commenting on this George Carlin video. Someone had suggested that we not use the term atheist because of its negative connotation. I suggested that we not let ourselves and be bullied into watering down our lack of beliefs. beallendall08 kindly corrected… Continue
Added by Becky Garcia on March 18, 2010 at 11:57pm —
When you sell a used car that is a known piece of junk to someone that doesn't know anything about cars, should you feel guilty? This would be a crime of taking advantage of another person's ignorance. But, what if this car were the car that Dale Earnhardt owned when he was in High School and you didn't know this was the case. Collectors of this 1952 Studebaker that was owned by a celebrity would pay 10 times what you received for the car. Should you have been more honest in your portrayal of… Continue
Added by Ron Miller on March 13, 2010 at 11:08am —
I was originally going to publish this at Associated Content but they don't give up front payments for opinion articles so I published it there under a non-exclusive license and will publish it else where including my blog
Beliefs in gods is as old as civilization as is religion. But is the belief in god(s) and religion necessary? Does it benefit society or does it harm society? It is my belief that a belief in god(s)… Continue
Added by Lone Wolf on February 1, 2010 at 4:44pm —
This is my first blog post on Nexus and with a title such as I have titled this blog, possibly my last but I hope not. A little about myself before we get into the meat of this subject...
I was born and raised in a small town in southeastern Ohio. I was a failure in the public education system and dropped out in the eighth grade. I worked in a variety of jobs mostly in the corrugated box industry. I have lived in Columbus Oh, Jacksonville Fl, Greenbay Wi, Fargo ND and now I am back… Continue
Added by Ron Edwards on July 26, 2009 at 3:15pm —
Maybe it’s getting to me, but all the stories of cult leaders raping and swapping children and wives; Mormon fathers beating their daughters; Muslims stoning to death a 13 year old rape victim because she lost her virginity; Catholic bishops making a 9 year old rape victim carry to term: etc..., you start to wonder if the insanity will ever end (and how). Now I’m not naive that terrible things didn’t happen before I became more interested in all this, but just seeing the shear volume collected… Continue
Added by Dave Rogers on July 21, 2009 at 7:39pm —
I know I shouldn't even validate her attempt to act like she knows what she's talking about, but this is what we're up against. Don't watch if you're a god-hating liberal it may infuriate you. She's the future of FOX NEWS!! It's a good thing she hasn't learned about atheists yet.
Added by Christian (ohh the irony) on May 6, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Having been reading, watching, thinking, living evolution quite a bit over the last bit. I'm awestruck at how so many people who don't even understand the concept of evolution dismiss it as nonsense. To do so would hold a strong likeness to me claiming that some surgical procedures promise for success is utterly zero. While I may have some anatomical knowledge, it is… Continue
Added by AYFABTU on November 5, 2008 at 4:00am —
I was on my way back from Home Depot today, and I saw a guy holding a sign that said "Homeless." I'll freely admit that I hardly ever (if never) give money to these people. Sure, it's sad that some of them are very broken down in the realm of hope and motivation. But at the same time, I'm always skeptical over whether or not they are even homeless or just lazy fucks who make their living off a scam.
In any event, the thought of how giving them money is a form of "spreading the… Continue
Added by AYFABTU on November 3, 2008 at 1:53am —