Recovering from Religion Logo Contest (Deadline for submission May 31, 2001)
We think RR should have a snappy logo and we know there are people who can help us create one. If you or someone you know, would like to participate, send them this announcement. If you want to know more about Recovering from Religion go to this link and let others know about this exciting new group:
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Added by Darrel Ray on May 5, 2009 at 5:16pm —
There seem to be two kinds of non-theists. The first kind (type 1) are those who were raised that way. Their parents were not religious and didn’t teach or encourage religious participation. The second (type 2) are those who were infected early in life and had to endure religious indoctrination and intimidation through their most formative years.
These two groups often have difficulty understanding one another. Type 1 non-theists often think religion is just to obviously ridiculous… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on April 21, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Richard Dawkins is a well known atheist who has written many books, namely The God Delusion
. So when he came to Atlanta this past Easter Sunday for a speech and book signing I knew I had to be there. It was the annual American Atheist National Convention that Richard Dawkins blessed us with his presence. His speech was exceptional.
Quote mining became a new topic of discussion this time around. A new term, the quote mining index, indicate how often a quote will be mined out of… Continue
Added by Frank Zappa on April 18, 2009 at 6:00pm —
I just put up a video clip from my recent presentation at The University of Colorado. It outlines a little experiment you can do with your fundamentalist or evangelical friends. Here is the link:
It is a great way to observe the effects of religious infection first hand.
Added by Darrel Ray on March 19, 2009 at 2:10pm —
from a muslim internet forum. . .
an actual quote:
lisen to quran.. plenty of awesome recitors there with a range of styles. much better than music
you couldn't make this stuff up. . .
Added by jc morrison on March 17, 2009 at 8:30am —
Just a summary
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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.
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 —
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 —
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 —
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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:
It's been a long 10 years since we've heard Carl Sagan beckoning us to consider the…
Added by Jim Craft on February 20, 2007 at 2:00pm —
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 Continue
Added by Jim Craft on February 15, 2007 at 12:30pm —