All Blog Posts Tagged 'prayer' (58)

Get God out of Government!

"Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear."

-- Thomas Jefferson

 

Jesus H. Christ!!  I cannot believe that the Supreme Court is AGAIN about to debate the legitimacy of the spouting…

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Added by Alan Perlman on November 4, 2013 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

You Must Watch This! Click the link at the bottom of the page!!!!!!

Science Finally Proves It:

Prayer Changes Your Brain

in 4 Astonishing Ways . . .

Millions of Americans believe prayer works. . . Yet the mainstream media tends to avoid the subject altogether.

But our Mind Health…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on October 27, 2013 at 7:36pm — 27 Comments

Caring Christians Offer Me Help - No, Really.

I am going to the Veterans Administration Wednesday for surgery on my right hand to relieve Dupuytren's Contractures, the second time in four years.

This time there is a difference. Four years ago I lived in Oklahoma, where as an atheist my Christian neighbours…

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Added by James Kz on April 29, 2013 at 9:42pm — 6 Comments

Prayer Warriors

A couple of prayer requests for the President came across my desk a few weeks ago. At first I just deleted them because they came from my religious friends and I didn’t want to offend them even though they probably never considered that the people on their mailing list may be of different religions or no religion at all.…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on December 19, 2012 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Are the corrupt as phobic as their sheep? Riddle me that...

All I read (actually in 'good news' newspaper funded by I imagine all that's Bush etc.. Koch) is anti gay
anti secular

anti tech; anti green (unless bought out by the koch bros)
anti environment (hey how about those tourist dollars? what happened?)
anti life (imagine that)

anti thought

no imagination hey that's religion dugh!

the most dividing fucking bs mind control crap with gold encrusted bs sadists at the helms...

lame!

Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on October 15, 2012 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Happy New Year!

[Note: The following was written when I was an adherent of Humanistic Judaism.  I have since left the movement and revised the post, but the basic ideas still apply.]

 

“Soon silence will have passed into legend.  Man has turned his back on silence.  Day after day he invents machines and devices that increased noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.  Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and…

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Added by Alan Perlman on September 19, 2012 at 10:37pm — No Comments

On Death and Christopher Hitchens

“If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attained the age of reason, we would be living in a quite different world.”

Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great

“There is nothing that is too obvious of an absurdity to be firmly planted in the human head as long as you begin to instill before the age of five by constantly repeating it with an air of great seriousness.”

Arthur Schopenhauer

“Hardest of deaths…

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Added by Alan Perlman on June 7, 2012 at 10:40am — 6 Comments

South Korean Enemy #1: Lady Gaga

Nevermind crazy pseudo-theocratic North Korean regimes that wish to invade them using incursion tunnels. Nevermind that this extremely isolationist rogue state has nukes and rocketry advanced enough to deliver certain nuclear incineration death anywhere in their country.

Some South Korean…

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Added by Godless Poutine on April 24, 2012 at 11:58am — 5 Comments

Suffering, Prayer, and God's Will - negating the excuses for god

 

The following is a summary of a discussion I had with a theist or two over at Rational Response Squad after I made by story known and opened a discussion on the subject.  I had been feeling that the load of crap served up to vulnerable people at their most painful moments was too crass to ignore as a subject. Deaths and funerals are used as a platform for evangelizing, using people's grief and fear to fill the pews on…

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Added by Lana on September 15, 2011 at 6:20pm — 2 Comments

Rick Perry, As We Say in KY: "Put Up or Shut Up!"

This may be less than timely, but whatever.

 

How many times does Texas Gov. Perry have to be snubbed by "the Lord" before he gets it?

 

April 2011, Texas is starting to suffer widespread drought for which there is no impending meteorological relief. Rick Perry organizes a "prayer" holiday for rain and the drought gets worse, continuing to this very day. Any good witch doctor knows you need to see the clouds building in the west before you schedule the rain dance.…

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Added by Jeremy Raines on August 19, 2011 at 12:36pm — 3 Comments

Dad is dying.

I've never been affected at all by people around me dying, but I've also never had anyone this close die. So now I'll learn how I deal with death.

 

All of the relatives are posting messages on Facebook saying "prayers coming in from here" and "more prayers coming from here." I know I shouldn't be insulted by this. He was a Christian and probably would be grateful for these (if he weren't unconscious and all), but it all just seems so silly, like they aren't taking it…

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Added by David Anam on July 31, 2011 at 9:32pm — 10 Comments

Born Christian?

I was indoctrinated into Protestant Christianity from birth and accepted Jesus as my Lord and savior at the ripe old age of four.  I don't remember much about my childhood but I still remember that evening and the place of worship in Panama we called "The Home."  It wasn't a formal church and I imagine it was more like what you would have seen in the Apostle Paul's day where believers gathered in homes to praise god together through song and prayer.

The Home was situated either…

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Added by Jon Willis on July 5, 2011 at 3:16pm — No Comments

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Added by Heather Henderson on June 22, 2011 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Atheist student has to flee hometown days before his graduation due to threats

Damon Fowler is from Bastrop, La. is an atheist and a graduating student. The small town school has always had a Christian prayer during the ceremony, a common practice that seems to be persistent. Damon, being a proud atheist, refused to bow his head in the prayer and threatened to contact the ACLU if the prayer wasn't stopped. The school board backed down, but the school itself certainly did not.



Damon wrote:

"My graduation from high school is this Friday. I live in the Bible… Continue

Added by Ashley H. on May 19, 2011 at 7:06pm — 7 Comments

From Use Of Which Of The Following Can You Obtain Knowledge? Feelings, Intuition, Prayer, Reason, Hope, Emotions Or Faith.

Intuition is not valid. Feelings, intuition, prayer, hope, faith and revelation are not valid sources of knowledge. There is only the noncontrictory integration of perceptual evidence, otherwise known as reason. To be valid, a concept must fit without contradiction into your knowledge base both:



HIERARCHICALLY-perceptions(colors/shapes) -->1st order concepts (chair)-->2nd order concepts (furniture)-->3rd order concepts (goods). Spirit is not valid because it is not made up… Continue

Added by MCT on January 26, 2011 at 1:24am — 49 Comments

Chapter Two; MAKING THE SPIRIT REAL part six

Other adherents will offer this option to me, “If you only would trust your heart, then you would know that God is real.” To this I say, “I have followed what I felt was the Lord's leading in my life for many things as surely as you feel that you are now.”   This also includes for family, friends, in jobs, relationships, where to go for trips and much more. There is not a single area that I didn't try to “bring under” the power of God.  Even my marriage.  But the facts of reality must be…

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Added by Thomas True on December 21, 2010 at 3:05pm — No Comments

And what if I prayed? This is what came out

(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN SU NOMBRE EN VANO)

As an atheist I don't pray. To me it's no different from talking to the air, or to the ceiling if I'm laying on my bed. Since I know it makes no difference in this world, I don't give up to such wishful thinking. However, I have friends who do pray. I think we all have. One of them is a pastor, a really nice guy who for me is kind of hard to see as the…

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Added by Diego on December 14, 2010 at 8:19pm — 2 Comments

National Day of Prayer spreading like a virus to other countries

Not sure how sharing a candy bar makes you want to have a Prayer Day, but now it's in place in the Federated States of Micronesia, who has had a close tie with the US since World War II, and is very religious, although not as diverse as the US (Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 47%, other 3%).

"[President] Mori explained he was inspired to create this day for FSM after attending the 2007 Annual National Prayer Breakfast at the White House in…

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Added by Brion Hurley on December 4, 2010 at 10:55pm — 1 Comment

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