Lars Vilks finished his lecture in Uppsala this week.
We all remember what happened…
Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on October 21, 2010 at 5:40am —
In celebration of Freedom of Speech Week (observed October 18-24), I would like to illuminate the life of one of America's first prominent, outspoken atheists, Charles Chilton Moore, a man who was jailed for blasphemy because the sensitive Bible Belt dwellers of his time just couldn't stomach a little competition.
When one considers prominent United States atheists, depending on the social circles with which one regularly associates, the list is likely to be… Continue
Added by God is Pretend on October 16, 2010 at 1:35am —
The creator of the Draw Mohammed Day, Molly Norris, has been driven into hiding after the FBI accessed the death threats against her by Mulsims, and recommended she go into hiding.
Norris has taken the FBIs adivce and has gone ghost on her own dime - the government didn't even offer witness protection.
So what does this mean? It means the Islamic concept of the Dhimmi has been accepted by the American government. People like Norris are second… Continue
Added by goodthink on October 5, 2010 at 11:28pm —
When two adolescent owls are relocated, they are faced with a choice: go along with it, or do the right thing. Drawing from the great stories of yore, the animated Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole is an aesthetic wonderment that captured my attention and used the occasional depth of plot to hold me tight.
The cynical Kludd (Ryan Kwanten), his cheerful brother Soren (Jim Sturgess), and their freakishly adorable little sister Egaltine (Adreinne DeFaria) live nestled safely… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on September 25, 2010 at 12:07pm —
I don't know the ngenral opinion on the ground zero "mosque" here because I haven't been as active as I should be but I know at least 1 (thunderfoo at youtube) atheist has used the argument.
This is not
Saudi Arabia this is America! The A in USA doesn't mean Arabia, it means America!
What am I talking about? Among the pathetic arguments against the "mosque" (its a cultural center you ignoramuses) the bigoted idiots spout out is "they don't allow churches in… Continue
Added by Lone Wolf on August 30, 2010 at 4:46pm —
Many theists say that with out god life has no meaning and purpose, we atheists say that with out an afterlife life has more meaning and we make out own purpose, they reply with "but its not objective", we point out that objective meaning and purpose are impossible
. Well here is a new question: Whats the meaning and purpose of meaning and purpose? Do happy people give a shit… Continue
Added by Lone Wolf on August 28, 2010 at 5:00am —
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 —
it's called "shady church history" and i base it on my background in classics and early medieval history.
i haven't used my youtube channel in this way before, so i'm not sure how it's gonna be received. (probably just ignored, as there are a lot of good videos made from atheist angles out there, lol.)
anyways, i have 2 episodes finished so far. the first is an introduction to the series, the second deals with lies propagated by the church and how one in particular led to… Continue
Added by markystar on August 16, 2010 at 8:00am —
Its a question that people have grappled with for millennia: Where did the universe come from? People came up with creation myths to answer it but didn’t have any concrete answers and its still the same today. While we have strong and well supported theories to explain things all the way back to 10-34 seconds after the big bang but from before moment zero to then is still a mystery.
So the question still remains but that doesn’t mean there are not possible answers.
But wait,… Continue
Added by Lone Wolf on August 16, 2010 at 1:06am —
Cross-posted from my blog
My grandmother is a huge fan of the 'Left Behind
books. I find them to be generally distasteful, but interesting in concept. The question of what the rest of us would do if some significant portion of the population was 'gone' (abducted by aliens, turned into zombies, killed by a plague, wiped out in a war,… Continue
Added by BacteriaWrangler on August 2, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Dottore Legume Ranted/Preached this screed many years ago, and it's just as relevant today, if not more so, than it was oh, so many years ago.
Hal Blaine * Freaky
Os Mutantes * Baby
Brazilian Octopus * Pavane
Ingo and His Continentals featuring Manny the Singing Chef * Liechtensteiner Polka
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on July 30, 2010 at 6:40am —
Cross-posted from my blog
When I first read about this
a few weeks ago it made me chuckle. Agape Ministries
an Old Testament cult in Indiana, convinced several of their followers to donate large sums of money to the church based on the idea… Continue
Added by BacteriaWrangler on July 28, 2010 at 10:30am —
Bhutan’s proposed anti-conversion law makes me feel fortunate to live…
Added by T Andrew Klatt on July 22, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Contrary to popular opinion I don’t hate Christians. That I am an atheist is true enough. But, just because I choose to live a life without gods does not mean that I hate those who choose to live according to the will of their imaginary friend. It’s not the Christians that I hate, but rather a large portion of their agendas that cause me to take umbrage. Think of my attitude as an atheist… Continue
Added by T Andrew Klatt on July 21, 2010 at 4:00pm —
If you haven't listened to my interview on Chariots of Iron podcast, here is the link:http://www.chariotsofiron.com/2010/06/548
I was able to talk a good deal about Recovering from Religion. The result has been several new inquiries to start groups.
Added by Darrel Ray on July 11, 2010 at 2:53pm —
(Originally posted in Su Nombre en Vano
Don't you love it when you get to see mainstream Christian's true colors? Don't you feel good to see that those who brag about loving the neighbor are just as, or even more bigoted than the average person? Isn't it reassuring that we are in the right path?
So, some days ago, this billboard was put up:…
Added by Diego on July 9, 2010 at 2:53pm —
I've always said that there is reality, and perception. Reality is. Perception is just our animal brains working to understand reality as we can conceive of it. Now the great mistake that many people make is thinking that their perception of reality is what reality is. But perception can be wrong, reality can't be.
So here is my perception of the world... We are a spinning rock with a staggering combination of factors that has led to life's easy flourishing.… Continue
Added by R. Ryan Nelson on July 7, 2010 at 3:00am —
An interesting post
on the music sharity blog Knife Fighting Jesus
led to this Francis E Dec-style rant. If you want to believe it, who am I to stop you?
Baum Conspiracy 1
Insane Ian * Asteroids
Alessandro Alessandroni * Spiagge Azzure
Baum Con… Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on June 24, 2010 at 10:01am —
My father is dying. He is dying but he is happy. He will be 80 in October and he may make it that far, though we are not sure. He is in pain and he has been struggling for many years with breathing and chest pain as well as pain in his legs.
But I do not want to dwell on the pain. I think there are many women who think of their fathers as heroes. I know this is true for me. When I was little I wanted to be just like him and one would often… Continue
Added by LeeLah on June 17, 2010 at 11:06pm —
I am an American.
On top of that I am also a Texan.
I was born in Texas and can trace my family coming to Texas in the 1850’s.
Most of my family came from the United Kingdom. The rest came from Europe.
Some have been in the United States since the early 1700’s. Some fought in the American Revolution against England.
For what I can tell, they all were “Christians” of some sort or another.
I am an Atheist.
I’ve been an Atheist since the age of six.… Continue
Added by Rick on June 9, 2010 at 7:14am —