I wish everyone a prosperous and healthy new year in 2009! I declare 2009 The Year of Enlightenment. It will be the year that humankind of all walks of life will embrace logical and rational thinking, and to final reject all war, in favor of diplomacy and dialogue. "War is not the answer, for only love can conquer hate." From the eternal Marvin Gaye.
Added by Khemisi on January 2, 2009 at 1:06pm —
Jesus Christ had seen many problems with Old religion Judaism as a young man of whom seemingly was a free thinker. Of who not only questioned his own religion but those of other surrounding cultures?
Israel was not cut off from the world traders from Asia and from the Roman empire would relate their own cultural beliefs when on their travels to and throw in the middle east. Greek philosophy and the philosophy’s of Asia would of course be a conversational norm in… Continue
Added by Robin Johnson-Perkins - Babel Fish on December 17, 2008 at 8:36pm —
As out spoken Atheist we are always bitching about the stupid things we see in the Christian Bible (well I do, lol).
A few weeks ago I was thinking well look this guy Christ I can believe he walked on earth 2000 years ago. But magic no, I have seen how such tricks are done it’s all slight of hand, lol But of course I throw coins sometimes in to a wishing well and have a vague idea that I have a 1000000 to 1 chance of my wish to come true. Other than being the King of England of… Continue
Added by Robin Johnson-Perkins - Babel Fish on December 16, 2008 at 8:30pm —
I think that many atheists, when deciding or coming to terms with their own moral precepts, eventually fall into one of several philosophies for guiding their decision-making.
Law and order
(this list is by no means comprehensive, but I think that it encompasses a lot of us)
A socialist atheist follows the precept that the good of the community promotes the ultimate good of… Continue
Added by Your girl Friday on December 14, 2008 at 12:00pm —
Wikipedias Entry for: List of "Fictional" Deities
As if there were any deities other than fictional.… Continue
Added by TJMorgan on November 18, 2008 at 10:30pm —
Living in Indiana, whenever I go to the grocery store on Sundays I am reminded of how my rights have been compromised by the religious. I am unable to buy liquor on Sundays. While it may seem a minor inconvenience, it is a concrete and glaring manifestation of a failure of separate of church and state. To quote the wikipedia article on blue laws
Many states still prohibit selling alcohol on Sunday, or at least before noon on… Continue
Added by Buford Twain on November 7, 2008 at 10:11pm —
I've emerged from my secret hiding cave of secrecy to celebrate a new presidency and a new era of (hopefully) fantastic things.
I do not have that much to say, but I guess maybe something should fill in all this space.
I'm still in love with Kelly, and she with me, so I've always got that going for me, if nothing else.
LOVE YOU KELLY!
I also happen to have a screaming chicken staring at… Continue
Added by Sage Hitek on November 5, 2008 at 4:28pm —
I've written just a few editorials about subjects relevant to atheists for publication on Associated content but they seem to get a huge response. Some of the discussions in their comments are more entertaining than the articles themselves!
I was a little afraid to post anything that made it clear I'm an atheist for fear of getting bashed, possibly physically again but I went ahead and started doing so about a year ago on another site. I've gotten plenty of nasty pm's and emails but… Continue
Added by Kylyssa Shay on October 28, 2008 at 2:30pm —
When I was a young student in school studying ancient mythology, I always loved the fanciful tales and colorful characters, but couldn’t help but wonder why we call ancient Roman and Greek religious practices mythology and ancient Christian practices religion. If Christianity had not had such a powerful or successful PR machine behind it, we might all still be praying to Athena and worshiping Zeus, and the world’s few remaining pagans might not… Continue
Added by Terry Osburn-Sharff on September 12, 2008 at 6:36pm —
We lost another. First the Texas Supreme Court rules that it's perfectly legal for believers to physically abuse and otherwise manhandle themselves and others as an expression of their religious beliefs. Now, a federal judge in La Jolla has ruled to keep a 43 foot tall concrete cross adorning a hilltop city park as a war memorial. Here's the reason he gives:
(Read on here...links on… Continue
Added by IsThatLatin on August 1, 2008 at 8:40am —
I read that Senator Obama wants to establish Faith Based funding initiatives. It makes me nervous when I start hearing elected officials in the government start talking about issues of faith for a number of reasons. As an atheist I feel uneasy contemplating the fact that a recent Pew poll (7/18/08) indicates 92% of my fellow Americans believe in an invisible being who watches over them, providing them with personal attention and guidance. If that isn’t enough to worry about now I have to worry… Continue
Added by Terry Osburn-Sharff on July 23, 2008 at 5:38pm —
Yeah, it's an hour and a half long lecture on the origins of the Bible, but it doesn't even seem to matter since it's so very interesting. I'm hoping to go down to my favorite (read that as 'only decent') book store in this podunk town and pick it up.
Hopefully because it has the word 'Jesus' in the title, the bookstore will carry it. This town is full of fundies. There are 4 or 5 churches within walking… Continue
Added by Parallax on July 22, 2008 at 11:55am —
Taken from my blog at http://beinghuman.blogs.fi
The freedom on thinking and the general development of societies have always been following a common path. The Greece of antiquity reached unprecedented achievement in science and arts when their religion did not really stall the development of the free thought in this society.
When thinking became freer, there was an explosion of ideas and also a new kind of economic vitality that made the material improvement of this… Continue
Added by Jaakko Wallenius on July 18, 2008 at 4:56pm —
Wow, this is the first blog I've ever done!
“And now.... for... The Invocation!”
Rats. And while the heads bow, mine remains tall, and while the eyes close, mine roam the room for another who may reject the nonsense as I do; some common soul. But as is often the case, either there are none or they aren’t brave enough to de-cloak. I’ve done this “look around” lots of times.
And then the Pledge of Allegiance. Usually, when… Continue
Added by Tracy on July 17, 2008 at 11:00pm —
Between the great and sublime
We lie down to sleep
Near the calm of trees
We breathe heavily
Watching up at the starry sky
Seeing which cannot be seen
Feeling only what our bodies cannot feel
Is this the end of the world?
Between the earth and the skies
In the embracement of light
We are fulfilled
"There is so much more to be said
There is so much more to be done"
We hear they whisper
While we rest underneath the heavy… Continue
Added by LeaT on July 7, 2008 at 5:30pm —
This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.18
This guy is hilarious. And awesome. Every now and then he strikes a chord with me. I completely relate to this idiocy.
If there's anything I think is nearly as asinine as religion, it's sports fanaticism...
You know, for a long time, I've wanted to write a satire piece on religion and football. I'm from… Continue
Added by Jim Craft on September 12, 2007 at 4:30pm —
This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.18
I don't think many people realize how amazingly important it was that Pete Stark admitted his godlessness
. It's a lot like the episode of Ellen when she "came out" on the show. It's completely unprecedented, and it opens the door for other politicians to do the same. There are atheist… Continue
Added by Jim Craft on March 23, 2007 at 1:00pm —
This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.17
Today my wife and I went down to the license department at Parkway Place to get new plates. We waited in line for an hour or so, and went to our respective clerks. My clerk asked me if I wanted "the new God Bless America tag" or "the old one?" I said I'd actually rather have the Saturn V tag, which costs $50, but my dad worked on the Saturn V, and the proceeds go to the Saturn V Restoration Project. So I got that one. We… Continue
Added by Jim Craft on March 21, 2007 at 2:30pm —