All Blog Posts Tagged 'the' (112)

Deconversion Story

Just a summary

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Church to me, felt/feels like a chore. I know the people there will act so holy in church and when they are back home, they go back to their greedy lives. I've always noticed how women would wear their best clothes to church like it was a fashion show. I actually started questioning the bible when I was 12 or 13. I asked my sunday school teacher if the bible was completely valid or reliable after being translated so many times. His answer, I can't remember… Continue

Added by Ida on March 6, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Fuck church...

I was forced to go to church until I was 16. Every sunday I got dressed up in ridiculous, uncomfortable clothes and forced to waste a perfectly good sunday listening to a grueling marathon of religious rhetoric and human psycho babble.



The church of jesus christ of latter day saints was the bane of my young existence. In terms of churches it has to be the worst one. The Sabbath starts out with something called 'Sacrament' which is an hour meeting where members of the congregation… Continue

Added by Starless Amok on March 5, 2009 at 1:13am — 4 Comments

INEFFABLE!!!!!!

I have to tell the world about this: I just saw the weirdest thing ever!!!!



But first some critical analysis for what was a seeming culmination of supernatural phenomenon. The event:



at approximately 10:40 this evening, February 19 (pacific time) a white utility truck (?) drove up the street with it's lights blaring in the surrounding darkness and the diver unscrewed the cap to a yellow hydrant, releasing all the water gushing out in to the road. That is weird right? A… Continue

Added by Rickr0ll on February 19, 2009 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

The Guilt Cycle

As a psychologist who interacts with fellow atheists, I think one area we could all take a look at is how much our current beliefs and behavior continue to be affected by early religious and superstitious training. Assumptions about relationships, human connection, and especially sexuality are often areas that, as people floating in the sea of religious paradigms, we may simply follow along without questioning. Examples might include feelings of guilt that may come from early religious… Continue

Added by Darrel Ray on February 3, 2009 at 7:38am — 8 Comments

waiting for armageddon

Speaking of doomsday, did you know we’re living in the end times? Yeah, I know, we’ve been living in the end times during the fall of Rome, the Dark Ages, Black Death and an invasion into Spain by Muslims as well as both world wars and the Cold War. But all the disasters, wars and epidemics are nothing compared to now. The end is almost here as it’s written in the Book of Revelations. Unlike the Mayan prophecy of 2012, the belief that we are the last generation on Earth isn’t just embraced by… Continue

Added by Greg F. on January 23, 2009 at 6:09pm — 1 Comment

If You Can't Explain the Origin of Life Then Why Don't You Just Believe in God?

A question thrown out often in debate between Christians and atheists is “If you can’t explain the origin of the universe and the origin of life then why don’t you just believe in God?” It is often followed up with, “Doesn’t it make more sense to believe in God because all those questions are answered in the Bible. All science has is theories but the Bible has the Truth.” I have answered this question so frequently that I decided to write an… Continue

Added by Kylyssa Shay on January 12, 2009 at 6:50pm — 5 Comments

The Philosophy of Christ – “Vision of Life” project

Foreword.



Jesus Christ had seen many problems with Old religion Judaism as a young man of whom seemingly was a free thinker. Of who not only questioned his own religion but those of other surrounding cultures?



Israel was not cut off from the world traders from Asia and from the Roman empire would relate their own cultural beliefs when on their travels to and throw in the middle east. Greek philosophy and the philosophy’s of Asia would of course be a conversational norm in… Continue

Added by Robin Johnson-Perkins - Babel Fish on December 17, 2008 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Punk'd Again, By God!

The following was written last year, after a tornado ripped through a nearby area. I thought it would be enjoyed by my fellows in faithlessness.



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Once more, that loving Christian god has shown his capricious sense of irony by hurling killer tornadoes at still another Florida trailer park. (Oops.. make that “mobile home community”…wouldn’t want to be p.i. in a godicle). The sick humor here is that this most recent assault was on a retirement community,… Continue

Added by Ruth Dickson on September 28, 2008 at 1:55pm — 29 Comments

Astral

Between the great and sublime

We lie down to sleep

Near the calm of trees

We breathe heavily

Watching up at the starry sky

Seeing which cannot be seen

Feeling only what our bodies cannot feel

Is this the end of the world?

Between the earth and the skies

In the embracement of light

We are fulfilled

"There is so much more to be said

There is so much more to be done"

We hear they whisper

While we rest underneath the heavy… Continue

Added by LeaT on July 7, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Censorship at Its Finest

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."



That's… Continue

Added by Jim Craft on September 11, 2007 at 11:30am — No Comments

Carl Sagan

This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.17



This is a beautiful article from The New York Times. It nearly brought a tear to my eye.

A Familiar and Prescient Voice, Brought to Life

by Dennis Overbye

Reposted from NYTimes:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/13/science/13carl.html?em&ex=1171515600&en=32a4fdd6685de182&ei=5070



It's been a long 10 years since we've heard Carl Sagan beckoning us to consider the…
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Added by Jim Craft on February 20, 2007 at 2:00pm — No Comments

First Post Is a Happy One

This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.17



Oh, happy day. Kansas has officially stopped teaching superstition. I would be more excited except that this should never have been an issue in the FIRST place.



from The Guardian:

Kansas Rewriting Science Standards Tuesday February 13, 2007 10:46 PM By JOHN HANNA

Associated…
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Added by Jim Craft on February 15, 2007 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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