All Blog Posts Tagged 'religious' (64)

Challenge fundamentalist religious on public policies and practices

The challenge to fundamentalist religious must be thorough, in the present, and with teeth. The harm of those who use their beliefs based on superstitions injure people, flora and fauna, and the Earth. For individuals to put their confidence on legends of the ancients may bring them comfort and a purpose for being, however, we can not tolerate fundamentalists imposing their beliefs on others.   

It isn't enough to confront the public policies and practices of…

Continue

Added by Joan Denoo on January 26, 2015 at 2:40pm — 2 Comments

You Have To Be A Die Hard Cynic To Be Religious

You Have To Be A Die Hard Cynic To Be Religious

Most of my mornings are filled with top 40 hits of pop music as I commute to work, kids in tow. This radio station is a clear favorite for all of us with its variety, and usually I can ignore the music and let the kids enjoy a little be bopping before going to school. Recently though, we discovered that on Sunday mornings there is a half hour of…

Continue

Added by Amanda Ashcraft on January 21, 2015 at 8:36pm — 3 Comments

Damaged And Dating: A Situation I Never Thought Of Until Now

Damaged And Dating: Situations I Never Thought Of Until Now

I am a survivor of religious brainwashing and amplified abuse due to religious influences in my childhood household.



I was trained from an early age that life was a constant battle between the divine and my imperfect flesh. I was…

Continue

Added by Amanda Ashcraft on January 15, 2015 at 7:42pm — 3 Comments

The Best Larping Around: Religious Services

Let's talk about a past time I thoroughly enjoy now and then.



LARP.



For those unfamiliar, LARP is an acronym for Live Action Role Play. Essentially, a bunch of similarly minded folks get together and collaborate to have fun pretending scenes out of their favorite movies, books, comics, etc. This is strictly pretending, of course, but with rules involved. The basic goal of LARPing (yes, you can make the acronym a verb, how cool!) is to create a desired fantasy environment… Continue

Added by Amanda Ashcraft on January 11, 2015 at 5:00am — 5 Comments

Self Deprecation In Christianity: A Facetiously Emotional Sales Ploy

We have all been there and done it. Sitting on a couch, consoling a friend over a terrible mistake that has been made, and used our own personal flaws as a buffer before giving advice on what to do about the mess at hand. This is self deprecation, and while a very useful tool while navigating social situations, there is a fine line between using it as a tool, and using it as a facetious psychological mind fuck.



Usually, self deprecation is a general statement of flaws, like,"Well,…

Continue

Added by Amanda Ashcraft on November 5, 2014 at 3:30pm — 11 Comments

Preaching On Social Media - via rottingthoughts.wordpress.com

We’ve all been there at some point. You log onto your favorite social media website like Facebook, and as you scroll through the many status updates in your news feed with highlights about your Aunt Martha’s cat, or your friend’s son that lost a tooth, you see this:

Untitledy

If you are irreligious like myself, all you see is this:…

Continue

Added by Amanda Ashcraft on October 16, 2014 at 1:26pm — 1 Comment

Do Your Best And God Will Do The Rest

Quotation-Leo-Tolstoy-sacrifice-vanity-Meetville-Quotes-138006

For many, many years, I have always found an unending fount of devilish giggles whenever I read sappy church signs. You know, the ones that are thought up by the honorary witty member of the church congregation that plays on puns, abuses homophones, and loves to dabble in sappy poetry attempts. What better way to market a deity than…

Continue

Added by Amanda Ashcraft on September 15, 2014 at 11:04pm — 20 Comments

RR Excerpt #10: Gullibility of Followers of Religious Leaders

This is excerpt #10 from The Reason Revolution: Atheism, Secular Humanism, and the Collapse of Religion, a short, FREE e-book available at Smashwords, Goodreads, and Amazon

Readers are invited to post online reviews at the download site. …

Continue

Added by DAN DANA on August 29, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

A Few Thoughts On The Whole "What If You Go To Hell?" Scenario

We have all had that conversation with friends, family, and even in our own minds have pondered the validity of the "What if you go to Hell?" scenario.



Images of devils, demons, exposed human flesh to flame, faces twisted in torturous poses, evil looking imps in observant reveries of delight. The overall themes being rejection, exile, physically unbearable pain, retribution, and guilt. Through many belief systems, Hell is a common thread that most agree upon.…



Continue

Added by Amanda Ashcraft on August 19, 2014 at 1:47pm — 11 Comments

NWO, Illuminati, Blood Moons, And Hot Dogs: Practicing Political Atheism While Living In A Zealously Theistic Country

It seems over the last decade we have more things to be afraid of.

Between the advent of engineered disease, and surreptitious attacks of mind boggling computer viruses that could potentially bring down banking systems globally, it would seem we need to look at everything we…

Continue

Added by Amanda Ashcraft on August 17, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Intellectual Dishonesty And Being Certain Gods Do Not Exist

There is nothing more aggravating than being in the middle of a discussion about the parameters of what constitutes a God, and another atheist in the discussion says to you,”You are being intellectually dishonest by saying deities absolutely do not exist.…

Continue

Added by Amanda Ashcraft on August 1, 2014 at 6:11am — 14 Comments

Religion as 'emulation of the adult by the child'

I simply wish to promote some of what I consider the best quotes about religion by the sci-fi writer Frank Herbert. In my opinion he is an very insightful and serious critic of religion, having explored it himself very thoroughly

Religion is the emulation of the adult by the child. Religion is the encystment of past beliefs: mythology, which is guesswork, the assumptions of trust in the universe, those pronouncements which men…

Continue

Added by Robert Crichton Priddy on July 17, 2014 at 6:55am — No Comments

The Divine Emotional Guilt Trip Of Suffering

"Well aren't you just a big boy!"



I'd just rang the door bell of the rather palatial corner lot's brick coated home a few seconds previous when I heard an elderly voice sounding rather enigmatic and enthusiastic,…

Continue

Added by Amanda Ashcraft on June 27, 2014 at 3:42pm — 2 Comments

OH MY!!!!! And I mean.. OH MY!!

So my girlfriend is studying to become a lay minister within her Church. I even helped her pay for a class.  She knows I’m an atheist and is fine with that. And I’m fine with the fact she is a Christian.

Well, during the class someone mentioned, yes..you know how…ATHESISTS….

Ya know what the instructor told the class.

Atheists tend to have and behave more “Christian” then the Christians.

That took a lot of people aback.

Kinds throws a different like on…

Continue

Added by Rick on June 9, 2014 at 10:27pm — 6 Comments

Say NO to "Noah"

Back in the day, a trip to my grandparents' row home in South Philly, for Passover or the Jewish New Year, was preceded by a family movie in Center City.  The theaters were huge and ornate -- not at all like your bare-bones cineplex; the movies were usually Biblical and always accompanied by chocolate covered cherries.

Of course, we saw Charlton Heston as Moses.  I think Ben-Hur got sneaked in there, as well as Israeli-themed movies like the heart-rending Exodus,…

Continue

Added by Alan Perlman on March 22, 2014 at 2:23pm — 19 Comments

NASA and the End of Religious Fundamentalism

Back in the year 2000, I sent the following question to “Ask a NASA Scientist:”

Cosmologists seem to think of the big bang as a purely natural event. If that is indeed the assumption in cosmology, is it unreasonable to assume (from a purely scientific point of view) that the big…

Continue

Added by Joseph Hilton on March 21, 2014 at 10:36pm — No Comments

Why You Can Be Certain Deities Do Not Exist

Whether you used to believe in Jesus or Yahweh, Mohammed or Allah, Krishna or Zeus, I can assure you that none exist. I will even take you further than that and guarantee they do not exist. It is all about your perception of the concept that a god/goddess is. Not a…

Continue

Added by Amanda Ashcraft on February 22, 2014 at 6:23am — 3 Comments

A New Snippet From "Christ's Rebellion"

The trip to Capernum had become disastrous. Looking over his shoulder beyond the massive crowd of would be students and desperately ill citizens who had traveled many miles to just touch Jesus’ robes, Judas saw a small detachment of town guards waiting for them. These…

Continue

Added by Amanda Ashcraft on February 17, 2014 at 7:17am — No Comments

Refresher Course In Work Place Prosyletizing

Over the course of the past two weeks, I have undergone training courses at my new employer's office. Typically, you get to meet everyone you will be working with, and I had a couple days of shadow training. Essentially, I was riding along side my trainer, watching how she…

Continue

Added by Amanda Ashcraft on February 8, 2014 at 9:03pm — 9 Comments

We Are Just Animated Pieces Of Meat

If you haven’t read the recent Daily Mail piece by A.N. Wilson, I would recommend you do so to follow along with what I am about to go on about. Some of you might already be familiar with his emotional appeal drivel for Christ and might be able to save yourself the agony of reading more of his…

Continue

Added by Amanda Ashcraft on February 4, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Monthly Archives

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

1999

© 2015   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service