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 —
Sixth grader Greg Heffley learns important lessons about friendship, being a good friend and identity in Diary of a Wimpy Kid. A light-hearted, middle-school buddy movie, Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a perfect dump and run movie.
Entering middle school wasn’t as easy as Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon) anticipated. Some of the kids are way bigger than him. The same things that are cool in elementary school become a badge of shame in middle school. Greg does everything he can to fit in and be… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on March 18, 2010 at 10:00pm —
Right after the Annual Conference held at Kolkata, our Bankura branch has jumped into action. A tribal girl, Putul Tudu aged 12 years was being given in marriage against her will. It is not only illegal in India, but unethical and inhuman. Our secretary Biplab Das from Bankura visited the remote village Housibad amidst the jungles of Taldangra with another member Tarun Rakshit on 9th March and stopped the wedding. He informed the police and got the attention of the administration and saved… Continue
Added by BIPLAB DAS on March 16, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Added by Jake Andrews on March 16, 2010 at 12:30am —
To further debate, I'll repost the following "revelation", received as a young man by a (now-retired) prof. of philosophy at Virginia Tech, Harlan Miller.
Harlan says that he is an atheist on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and a Gesargenplotzian on other days. IMHO he's using it… Continue
Added by John B Hodges on March 9, 2010 at 12:22pm —
October 12, 1997. Attitudes of atheists toward religion.
Nonbelievers call themselves by a variety of names, and have
formed a plentitude of organizations (despite their small numbers). I
think this is due to the range of attitudes they have on crucial
issues, foremost among them religion.
Recently, on an email discussion list, I read one man's comment
that he preferred the… Continue
Added by John B Hodges on March 7, 2010 at 3:06pm —
The ‘Science and Rationalists Association of India’ popularly known as ‘Juktibadi Samiti’ is working for eradication of superstition and racism for past many years. They have quite a few publications- books, magazines those are in high demand.
Since a few month Bankura… Continue
Added by BIPLAB DAS on February 20, 2010 at 8:51am —
Announcing a new Meetup for AMERICANS UNITED for the Separation of Church and State - GA Chapter!
What: Americans United for Separation of Church and State
When: Saturday, March 13, 2010 6:00 PM
AU-Ga MeetUp Page
602 N. Highland Ave
Atlanta, GA… Continue
Added by Woody Bass on February 16, 2010 at 6:21pm —
Added by Woody Bass on February 15, 2010 at 7:13pm —
Praise "Bob!" Here I have for you a wonderful old sermon (the oldies are the best, aren't they?) from Reverend Ivan Stang of the Church of the SubGenius, given around the time the Ice-T hit "Cop Killer" was in the news for being somehow a NEW theme in rock 'n' roll. A "new" theme that proves that what adults have been saying for (literally) millenia is right: Kids These Days are Out of Control and it's… Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on January 31, 2010 at 6:28pm —
If I lived in Ireland right now, I couldn't legally say St. Patrick was responsible for a horrible crime: inflicting Christianity on the Emerald Isle. Image from Wikipedia.
Below is a… Continue
Added by IAmTheBlog on January 5, 2010 at 12:30pm —
Another look at recent history around the world where religion and politics collided is proof the US should do more to promote the Separation of Church and State. This time I examine the Irish-English conflict.
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Added by Woody Bass on January 1, 2010 at 7:00pm —
I have namely recently started a brand new blog, called The Little Book of Humanity and it is at http://thelittlebook.blogs.fi/
The very modest intention of The Little Book of Humanity is to gather into one blog the very best ideas of secular, humanist and atheist thinkers, writers, poets, philosophers and scientists of the past. The goal is to form a little guidebook on how to… Continue
Added by Jaakko Wallenius on December 25, 2009 at 3:37pm —
Today I heard about a single mother who got so fed up with her son playing video games all night that she called the cops on him!! She actually dialed an emergency number and had the police come to parent her son!
WHAT THE HELL!
I have heard so many STUPID, RECKLESS misuses of 911, from a wrong fast food order to videos games apparently, it's just unbelievable. Do people really think that we have unlimited emergency resources? Do people really believe they can call 911… Continue
Added by Sarah Elle on December 22, 2009 at 5:30pm —