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 —
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 —
In a story released today by Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, Oasis Church, a huge mega-church in Los Angeles, posted a statement on their website noting that a church official was seeking re-election. Alex Jones-Moreno, already on the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood City Council was… Continue
Added by Carol Everhart Roper on May 19, 2010 at 5:20pm —
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-44168-Philadelphia-Freethought-Examiner~y2010m5d4-Times-square-bomber-arrested-in-dramatic-plane-recall In an arrest which was a pure movie-script high-tension last-second
drama, the Department of Homeland Security had airport officials call Emirates flight 202, headed for… Continue
Added by Carol Everhart Roper on May 4, 2010 at 12:03pm —
Added by Carol Everhart Roper on May 3, 2010 at 10:39am —
Fire and Ice
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.…
Added by Secular Sue on April 18, 2010 at 11:56pm —
I may be misinformed here but my take on Islam is that it is the 'One true religion' and its followers have a duty to convert kaffirs or declare jihad on them (whatever the interpretation of that is). It is that black and white. As for apostates, I know of no other religion where some factions advocate death.
Faith schools and religious segregation are allowed and encouraged by this government and Madrasses are being set up all over the place. I have learned about fundie christian… Continue
Added by Yiggoto on April 16, 2010 at 3:10pm —
Does atheism require faith of any sort? It's a question I've been thinking about.…
Added by Manning Bartlett on April 2, 2010 at 9:00pm —
Up front, please understand that I'm not trying to take away anyone's happiness in their Easter holiday, whatever that means for you. I'm not saying you're a terrible person if you like Easter or if you have a Christian easter celebration, or you find bunnies soft and… Continue
Added by Shell on April 2, 2010 at 6:13pm —
A reading of Creation Scripture by Ivan Stang.
Tex Williams * Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette
The Early Music Consort of London * The Bergundian Court of Philip
Cherry 2000 * Don't Impose Your Values On Me
Valérie se rebelle
Dieter Reith * Transmitter
LeMur * PR Gnus 1
Rinky Dink and the… Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on April 1, 2010 at 11:39am —
As I'm sure was the case with many of you, I was up in arms when I found out about this:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/12/texas-education-board-app_n_497440.html
Seriously? How do you remove Thomas Jefferson from history? How can anyone justify misrepresenting history in order to push their own agenda?
Thankfully, a friend sent me this NPR interview which helped put… Continue
Added by BacteriaWrangler on March 26, 2010 at 2:27pm —
Thanks to Nexus members Karen and Luke for this great video on our local group's experience at the Global Atheist Convention.
Highlights - PZ Myers getting up close and personal with two of our gorgeous Sunshine Coast heathenettes, and Warren Bonett from Embiggen Books
getting something of a man-crush on AC Grayling (after Grayling offered to do a book signing at Warren's…
Added by Chrys Stevenson on March 25, 2010 at 2:30am —