All Blog Posts Tagged 'the' (112)

When Secular Children Fly Solo At Church

This weekend was a personal test for my parenting. As an atheist parent, I am pretty adamant in presenting both sides of an argument and using context when discussing religious belief with my kids. The only confirmation of how fair of a job I am doing is when the kids end up in awkward…

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Added by Amanda Ashcraft on September 30, 2014 at 7:56pm — 5 Comments

Do Your Best And God Will Do The Rest

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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…

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

RR Excerpt #7: The Disappearing "God of the Gap"

This is excerpt #7 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. …

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Added by DAN DANA on August 22, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 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…

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

Realization

REALIZATION

 

One day I realized just why religious people, or that fraction of “Believers” hate atheists, is that they are literally scared of us.

They are simply afraid that their beliefs will be shown to be false.

And with that, the made up afterlife will not be there for them.

There is no great beyond.

There isn’t a “higher order” or that they are the “Chosen” of the all mighty.

Their lives are, at least in their eyes, limited, or…

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Added by Rick on May 30, 2014 at 2:07am — 4 Comments

Happy Easter, Bloody Easter

“In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it,

You’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade…

On the Avenue, Fifth Avenue, photographers will snap us

And you’ll find that you’re in the rotogravure…”

Irving Berlin

“They tried to nail him down, but he got away.”

Marquee outside church in Massachusetts

Well, it’s that day again, and our Greek Orthodox friends, as well as our Roman…

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Added by Alan Perlman on April 19, 2014 at 7:00pm — 9 Comments

Breaking Tradition Instead of Breaking Bones



Dallas--A Dallas woman who kicked and beat her 2-year-old daughter and superglued her hands to a wall of their apartment recently received a 99-year prison sentence. This one…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on April 11, 2014 at 1:30pm — 16 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…

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

Craig's List Killer

Pennsylvania 'Craigslist killer' says she slayed dozens more across U.S. as part of satanic cult: report

 

My point is the failure of the educational system is leading to horror and chaos. Miranda Barbour was 19 years old when she and she husband committed this horrific “thrill murder.” At 19, she should have been studying science, history, comparative religion and literature. An educated mind would dismiss “Satanic cult”…

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Added by Richard Goscicki on February 17, 2014 at 1:00pm — 15 Comments

The Book Of Life

I have been often troubled by the many mortal human attitudes and behaviors many different deities have taken on in various holy texts. Petty emotions like jealously, bigotry, hate, anger, and lust, to name a few. All of these…

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Added by Amanda Ashcraft on February 13, 2014 at 9:59pm — 5 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…

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

I Hate Mondays

But it's not the usual reasons.  Or maybe it is.  In reverse.  Or whatever.

Mondays are the worst because I'm alone again!  The family is home on weekends.  Usually we have good weekends.  But then comes Monday.

My day so far:

- woke up real early, around four.

- made coffee

- woke the kids up after six.

- went to tell my wife good morning around seven as she got ready for work.

- told the wife and kids goodbye and watched, once again, as they…

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Added by Ted Gresham on January 27, 2014 at 12:17pm — 7 Comments

Intestinal Fortitude

What the hell, I have nothing better to do today than speak my mind a bit.  I really haven't written anything at all anywhere in a very  long time.  So here goes...

The biggest problem with humans is that they're so godlessdamned chicken shit.  I mean really.  When human kind learned to think the first thing he did was recognize danger and he ran like hell.  And people are still running.  And hiding.  It drives me nuts.  This is the real reason I just quit and don't really give two…

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Added by Ted Gresham on January 24, 2014 at 12:03pm — 9 Comments

If you can't do your job, due to your religion, should you have the job???

I was standing in the check-out line at the local Walmart (in Central City,Ky) when the line was stopped.  The cashier refused to check the lady ahead of me because she was buying beer.   Me, being me, asked what the problem was? The clerk said she couldn't scan the beer because "It"s against my religious convictions".  So the lady with the beer, and I, had to wait until a manager was called up to scan the beer onto the ticket. 

I laughed about it.  It's so outlandish!  So, the…

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Added by k.h. ky on December 11, 2013 at 2:42pm — 10 Comments

Why Can't I Own A Canadian? (I finally got it on this page)

http:/http://www.humanistsofutah.org/2002/WhyCantIOwnACanadian_10-02.html/http://ww

Why Can't I Own a Canadian?

October 2002

Dr. Laura…

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Added by k.h. ky on November 23, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

el or elohim?

As a humanist, it is often difficult to remain mute when Christian religionists start quoting the Bible to support everything from bad weather to alien sightings. Since the Bible is its own proof source those ignorant of its roots have no idea to its authenticity or lack thereof. One need not go very deep into the…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on June 8, 2013 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

1984! (Accessing Internet Info not New)

As Usual—Americans Missed It!

There is much gnashing of teeth about the government accessing Internet files as…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on June 6, 2013 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

I make Christians look like 'Bad Persons'

At last, I have achieved my goal!

I recently had a comment exchange on Deviant Art:

http://pjarrett.deviantart.com/  (not a safe site, as my McAfee always reminds me...but they seem to have solved some of their problems...be careful, in spite of its name "Deviant Art" they allow underaged children to post right along with adults!  If you're leary of the site...which I can't say I blame you...try my other blog at …

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Added by Philip Jarrett on October 7, 2012 at 5:08pm — 1 Comment

The historicity of Islam and Muhammad.

Ibn warraq says that the historicity of Muhammad is doubtful :

  • Although the unreliability of the Arabic literary sources has been known for a century, only recently have scholars begun to explore its full implications, thanks largely to the ground-breaking work of the American scholar John Wansbrough.…
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Added by Irrelevant People on September 18, 2012 at 2:36pm — 5 Comments

MARS One! Is it wise to allow theists to be among the first people to populate Mars?

http://mars-one.com/en/



Is it really a good idea to allow theists to start a colony on Mars? I don't think it has come up yet at this early stage, but given the god delusions horrific past, can we risk starting a Mars cult or risk its destruction with mixed religions?



Check out the website if you don't know what I'm talking about, and there's a good FAQ page too.…



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Added by Stuart Jeremy Oxley on July 2, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

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