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A Wall Street Journal article says there's a big push to bring Christianity into the public classroom.
The Texas Board of Education, which recently approved new science standards that made room for… Continue
Added by Billy Deaton on July 16, 2009 at 5:23pm —
My interview on Chariots of Iron Podcast came out today. I talk about The God Virus and Recovering from Religion. Eli, Mark and Lamar really did their homework and had great questions. I think we explored the Civil Religion idea better in this forum than in any others I have done. Having three guys interview is a trip. It was more like we were all sitting around the table with a beer and having some good laughs. The interview portion is in the last half of the podcast.
Here is the… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on June 24, 2009 at 5:16pm —
When a subway car is taken hostage, it’s left to the dispatcher to save the passengers from the gunmen. Packed with action and sprinkled with emotion, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, based on a book of the same name by John Godey, is a satisfying action-packed escape.
Walter Garber (Denzel Washington) is directing motormen through the tunnels of the New York Subway when armed men take control of a train. Ryder (John Travolta), the leader of… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on June 11, 2009 at 11:20pm —
In part one
of these articles the Mayan calendar was explained and shown to be lacking knowledge in some areas. If you are the type of person who ignores practical common sense solutions to problems and answers that are right in front of your face (and I know that there are quite a few people like this) then please ask yourself why you should consider the Mayan prophecies to be true in the first place? Hindus believe in reincarnation, many gods, and… Continue
Added by Doug Anderson on June 11, 2009 at 11:40am —
My reply to The Cost of Religion
Because of God a people slept
For God they conquered
For king and country under God
Over they innocent they trod
Yea, there were those to question "why?"
In public did those people die
God gave the rulers holy right
Added by Kitty on June 10, 2009 at 8:15pm —
Dr. Rick Marshall, bent on proving his crack-pot theory, is literally dumped into a land with dinosaurs, distant primates and evil alien overlords. Land of the Lost suffers from a lack of comedic timing, outdated effects, pitiful editing, and painfully shallow writing, but offers plain silliness as a consolation prize.
Disgraced and outcast, Dr. Rick Marshall (Will Farrell) is inspired to finish his work by graduate student Holly Cantrell (Anna Friel). Using the newly finished… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on June 4, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Obama's declaring it LGBT month, Cheney's calling fo gay marriage, I'm blogging about it...:
Added by Billy Deaton on June 2, 2009 at 11:32pm —
Come on over to Angie the Anti-Theist
where I muse on the good old fruits, and how an atheist doesn't need any ghosts to be joyful, peaceful, loving, kind, good, patient, gentle, and self-controlled. Faithful is another story.
Added by Angie Jackson on May 31, 2009 at 7:02pm —
The Genius of Charles Darwin - The Fifth Ape [5 Parts]
Added by Subrata Banik on May 24, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Actually, no. Don't look. You don't know I'm an Atheist yet. . .
Now, since this is the beginning of my blog... I think... I should probably start at the beginning. And naturally, at the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth, riiiiight? :D
So I'll start at Genesis, and see how far I get before I get bored with myself.
First off: What up with Lilith?
It's impossible to get the full story unbiased or full, but I've known the basics for… Continue
Added by Jezzy on April 27, 2009 at 11:18pm —
There seem to be two kinds of non-theists. The first kind (type 1) are those who were raised that way. Their parents were not religious and didn’t teach or encourage religious participation. The second (type 2) are those who were infected early in life and had to endure religious indoctrination and intimidation through their most formative years.
These two groups often have difficulty understanding one another. Type 1 non-theists often think religion is just to obviously ridiculous… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on April 21, 2009 at 3:00pm —
A few weeks ago I came accross a woman who decided that she would post her daily devotionals in what was then an almost entirely secular group in the sense that no one else had ever thought to post religous topics, though I still have no idea how many believers vs non believers there are in the group. The theme of the online group was "a few good women" and I would imagine she felt that in order to be considered a good woman, she would show everyone how strong her faith in god and Christ is.… Continue
Added by Dionysus on April 20, 2009 at 3:00pm —
This is the sequel to “Why I Became a Militant Non-Believer” on this blog.
Humanity is in a race with itself and we're running out of time. The planet is in dire straights. Nature has given mankind the power of reason, and in return, like Frankenstein’s monster, humans destroy her with the power of science. The waste of billions of years of evolution is unbearable to contemplate.
It’s the arrogance and stupidity that’s so hard to take. Instead of blessing nature with joy… Continue
Added by Richard Goscicki on April 2, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Theists frequently make the statement that, without religion and God, there would be no purpose or meaning in life. It's somewhat offensive, but definitely misguided. I decided to philosophize about it a bit in my latest blog post at RationalityNow, if you're interested.
Added by Dan Gilbert on March 25, 2009 at 2:55pm —
from a muslim internet forum. . .
an actual quote:
lisen to quran.. plenty of awesome recitors there with a range of styles. much better than music
you couldn't make this stuff up. . .
Added by jc morrison on March 17, 2009 at 8:30am —
As most of you probably already know, the bible contains a lot
of contradictions and inconsistencies. A favorite of mine occurs right in Genesis in chapter 2 when God tells Adam and Eve not to eat from the Tree of Knowledge.
It's a great way to start of the bible... with a supposed omnipotent, omniscient, benevolent being either lying to Adam or making an error. Go figure.
For the details of my take on it, go to… Continue
Added by Dan Gilbert on March 15, 2009 at 8:29pm —
I will be talking about my book on kkfi radio tomorrow, see: http://www.kkfi.org/ then speaking to the Kansas City Community of Reason at 1-3:00 Sunday afternoon.
Added by Darrel Ray on March 7, 2009 at 4:50pm —
Just a summary
Church to me, felt/feels like a chore. I know the people there will act so holy in church and when they are back home, they go back to their greedy lives. I've always noticed how women would wear their best clothes to church like it was a fashion show. I actually started questioning the bible when I was 12 or 13. I asked my sunday school teacher if the bible was completely valid or reliable after being translated so many times. His answer, I can't remember… Continue
Added by Ida on March 6, 2009 at 9:00pm —
I have to tell the world about this: I just saw the weirdest thing ever!!!!
But first some critical analysis for what was a seeming culmination of supernatural phenomenon. The event:
at approximately 10:40 this evening, February 19 (pacific time) a white utility truck (?) drove up the street with it's lights blaring in the surrounding darkness and the diver unscrewed the cap to a yellow hydrant, releasing all the water gushing out in to the road. That is weird right? A… Continue
Added by Rickr0ll on February 19, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Speaking of doomsday, did you know we’re living in the end times? Yeah, I know, we’ve been living in the end times during the fall of Rome, the Dark Ages, Black Death and an invasion into Spain by Muslims as well as both world wars and the Cold War. But all the disasters, wars and epidemics are nothing compared to now. The end is almost here as it’s written in the Book of Revelations. Unlike the Mayan prophecy of 2012, the belief that we are the last generation on Earth isn’t just embraced by… Continue
Added by Greg F. on January 23, 2009 at 6:09pm —