A deck of cards is an amazing teaching tool. With it, I’ve taught students elementary concepts such as addition and subtraction as well as advanced concepts in Algebra and Geometry. As a teacher trainer and lead teacher for my district, I have built up my reputation with eleven years of dedicated teaching, yet a few seconds could demolish my reputation and possibly cost me my job if word got out that I am an atheist.
Although I teach in a public school, the vast majority of the… Continue
Added by Jess Freeborn on August 24, 2008 at 11:50am —
Today I blogged about de-christianizing actions and thinking. Full post here
. I am curious as to how you feel about the need to remove religious expressions and actions from our lives as much as possible.
Do you think it's necessary? Do you have any suggestions for… Continue
Added by Neece on August 21, 2008 at 1:30pm —
[Cross-posted on Artificial Habitat
The Vatican owes me another irony meter.
Here are a couple of occurances that will be familiar to those who have encountered Catholics in online discussions:
1) They often (always?) claim that any criticism of their superstitious crap by 'intolerant secular bigots' represents a concerted attempt to deny Catholics their freedom of religion.
2) Any comments to the… Continue
Added by Andrew on August 21, 2008 at 6:00am —
There is an interesting article in the Star-Telegram
today about the fragmentation of Evangelicals:Religion: American evangelicals are fragmenting
Evangelicals need to do something fast. One response says the movement must tighten up. Evangelicals need to hew even more closely to the most conservative and literalist standards of the Bible. They need to stop making… Continue
Added by AtheistJoy on August 17, 2008 at 9:31pm —
In these off-the-record interviews, neurologist turned playwright, filmmaker and self-described atheist Jonathan Miller filmed conversations with six of today’s leading men of letters and science: biologist and New York Times best-selling author Richard Dawkins
, philosophers Daniel Dennett
and Colin McGinn
, distinguished… Continue
Added by V1ktor on August 14, 2008 at 5:02pm —
I'm browsing Facebook roups right now, and I just found one called "I'M NOTHING WITHOUT GOD
...That's just really sad
, isn't it? They've just explicitly stated that they are nothing without God. It's like they see themselves as worthless. What about all the good things they have done? What about all of their abilities and accomplishments? How can you se your self as "nothing" without God?
It sure helps… Continue
Added by Becky Garcia on August 9, 2008 at 3:30pm —
Top fundamentalist\creationist Christian responses to science, intellectualism, reason and empirical evidence. These are only common responses that have arisen within the short time I’ve really started using the internet to rape fundamentalists; there are, of course, countless other hilarious things that come up in conversation, and countless other hilarious proofs against God. This is a very small starting point, but it amused me.
1. “Biological life cannot come into existence from… Continue
Added by Blue on August 9, 2008 at 6:06am —
New post up on my blog
. One you're probably not going to like.
Here's a snippet:
"Many atheists fiercely argue against any suggestion that atheism is anything like religion. Not only that, many expressive posts have also been written about how atheism is most definitely not an ideology or a philosophy, only to then describe a common set of beliefs, similar… Continue
Added by Mark on August 6, 2008 at 8:30pm —
Re-post from Subjects Of Interest Blog
For those of you who live somewhere other than Australia you may not realise that Sydney recently become the epicentre of all things Catholic. World Youth Day, whatever it actually is, kicked off with a concert of truly biblical proportions. It featured the best Christian talent the Catholics could afford such as Guy Sebastian, Damien Leith (representing the Irish protestants) and Shannon Noll… Continue
Added by Subjects Of Interest on August 5, 2008 at 5:59pm —
With the help of a good friend I've stumbled upon a simple (yet very effective) recipe for religion. You might question this but take a look at the foundation of mormonisim...
Hess and 'loops Religion
- godless heathens
- internets (can substitute 1 intertoobs or 1 webbernets)
- news article detailing wacky fundie traning camp
Chat and let simmer for 3 - 4 hours (cooking times vary in high… Continue
Added by Hessenroots on August 4, 2008 at 10:39pm —
How does a religion come into being? Well, in this day and age, maybe by instant message between two friends, late at night, while surfing the internet for interesting stuff…
Here’s the recipe for Hess and Fruity’s Religion:
2: godless heathens
1: internets (can substitute 1 intertoobs, 1 webbernets or 1 ripe interwebs)
1: news article detailing wacky fundamentalist training camp
Chat and let simmer for 3-4 hours… Continue
Added by Neece on August 4, 2008 at 10:00pm —
It's a common meme: If you are an Atheist, and you support science, you are frequently accused of trying to replace religion with science. A recent example is here: What's wrong with science as religion?
The zen answer to that question, of course, is mu
. What exactly is wrong with the question? Few if any Atheists have actually advocated such a thing. What… Continue
Added by Feshy on July 31, 2008 at 11:39am —
I often hear from religionists in general and Christians in particular that we cannot fathom the way god works or that we must place faith in god's plan. And, most perplexingly of all, I have often heard that we cannot question the authenticity of the Bible. According to these people the Bible has been written by the creator of the universe and is perfectly constructed without error.
I know that most Christians in the United States probably do not believe that, but then again I'm not… Continue
Added by Josh Gough on July 28, 2008 at 11:30pm —
Frankly I don't know much about Bad Religion, but I stumbled across some lyrics and was delighted to find that I agreed with the sentiments. I've heard before they are an atheist band, but you know how that goes.
NEW DARK AGES by Bad Religion
Yeah can you hear the call in our rambling land susurrations,
That can expand beyond all hope of light and plunge us into unrelenting night
A pall on truth and reason,
It feels like hunting season
So avoid… Continue
Added by Jessicah on July 26, 2008 at 8:46pm —
[I first posted this lengthy review on my MySpace blog last year.]
I recently went to see an exhibition billed as "Ancient Treasures of the Holy Land" housed in the Embarcadero Building at Fair Park of Dallas. Fair Park has some fine museums, but the Embarcadero Building isn't one of them; it's just a general-purpose building with lots of space, usually given over to agricultural exhibits during the State Fair of Texas or various attractions during the North Texas IrishFest.… Continue
Added by Wordplayer on July 26, 2008 at 10:30am —
I attended a funeral recently for a relative of a friend, and I saw a familiar type of service.
The deceased had lived 84 years, and the only things the minister mentioned about him in this memorial (though they were mentioned repeatedly and with due emphasis on their considerable value) were the facts that he was a serviceman (U.S. Navy, in both WWII and Korea), husband, and father (and grandfather and great-grandfather). That's about it.
Wait, not quite: There was also a… Continue
Added by Wordplayer on July 25, 2008 at 4:58pm —
I have been following the comment thread over at http://de-conversion.com/2008/07/22/i-never-wanted-to-be-an-atheist/ - and ran across the following exchange (names have been deleted to protect the guilty):
commenter 1 (a Christian)
Wow, the tone here is so interesting. Such great anger and pompousness, against God himself, even. Hmmm. He is not going to accept any of your excuses on Judgment Day. He is going to show you all of the ways he revealed himself to you quite… Continue
Added by Brad Feaker on July 24, 2008 at 12:30pm —
Free will is completely necessary within religion, with the most heavy emphasis I've experienced being placed upon Christianity. The Christian god is said to have created Adam and Eve, and given them free will. Were they perfect creations of God? No, apparently not. Their intelligence was incredibly limited and God knew that this free will would bring them into pain and sin, yet he gave it to them anyway. He knew what path every single person on earth would take because of his choice. The… Continue
Added by Saint on July 7, 2008 at 3:29pm —
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
Kathy Griffin's Acceptance Speech to Be Cut from Emmy's Broadcast
"[A] lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus."
Catholic Bill Donahue complained that her remarks were a "vulgar, in-your-face brand of hate speech."
Added by Jim Craft on September 11, 2007 at 11:30am —