Today I did something that I only do for weddings and funerals: I went to a church.
A “relation” was celebrating their birthday and chose to do so at the church they attend. That’s fine. The gathering wasn’t religious in nature. No praying, or speaking in “tongues” nor was there any snake handling.
Having to answer “natures call” I headed off to the restroom.
Just before getting there I saw a flyer for the church’s summer camp for kids. Of course it was religious. But what… Continue
Added by Rick on July 4, 2010 at 5:17am —
Fortney Hillman "Pete" Stark, Jr
. (born November 11, 1931) is an American politician from the state of
California. A Democrat, he has been a member of the U.S. House of
Representatives since 1973 (37 years), currently representing
California's 13th congressional district in southwestern Alameda
County. Currently he is the sixth most senior Representative as well… Continue
Added by Rick on June 20, 2010 at 4:39am —
Do religious people scare you?
Do their actions or their mannerisms raise the hair on the back of your neck?
A few years ago I saw a well known TV Preacher at a national political convention.
He had his "entourage" with him. I guess that’s the nice way of saying, “pack” like a pack of wolves.
The "vibrations" they gave off were the kind that made a person become very "vigilant." I’m saying that because these are the feelings I was… Continue
Added by Rick on June 18, 2010 at 12:55am —
Seems that the bible pounders just want to control every aspect of your life.
They even want to know what you’re doing in your bedroom.
Funny thing is, they don’t want the government to pry into their business.
But because “God” is on their “side” they assume they have the right to stick their noses into everyone personal and private business.
It’s the same with the abortion issue.
They honestly believe it’s their duty to… Continue
Added by Rick on June 15, 2010 at 1:21am —
I am an American.
On top of that I am also a Texan.
I was born in Texas and can trace my family coming to Texas in the 1850’s.
Most of my family came from the United Kingdom. The rest came from Europe.
Some have been in the United States since the early 1700’s. Some fought in the American Revolution against England.
For what I can tell, they all were “Christians” of some sort or another.
I am an Atheist.
I’ve been an Atheist since the age of six.… Continue
Added by Rick on June 9, 2010 at 7:14am —
Something was brought to my attention a bit ago. Some Republican politician is trying to get a "Christian" prayer thing passed that says anything with a payer in the military has to be "Christian" or something along those lines...
Yet again another Goodie Two Shoes is trying to jack with the military because they think they can.
So, I have offered up my own prayer.....
I call it:The Military Secular Atheist… Continue
Added by Rick on May 27, 2010 at 10:13pm —
I live in Texas.
I’ve always been an atheist.
All my life I’ve had to put up with these bible pounding clowns who think their “Manure” does not stink.
Well it does.
I’ve seen these clown just ruin a college.
At first there were no preachers on the Board of Regents.
Then one day there was one.
The next thing you knew all the Regents were preachers.
That lead to the demise of the college.
It lost it’s… Continue
Added by Rick on May 25, 2010 at 12:00am —
I’ve been told that Saudi Arabia is the most sexually repressed countries in the world. I believe it.
A friend of mine who is a women set up a page on one of the social networking sites. The company has sites around the world. She did it as a lark. A joke. On languages she spoke she checked almost every box listed. She was a little creative with her profile and picture.
She toyed with it for a few days and went off to do something else. Well she came back to check it after about a… Continue
Added by Rick on May 23, 2010 at 3:35am —
Pole-Dancing Miss USA a Conundrum for Muslims
Why?This is America
Pictures of her competing in a Detroit radio’s station’s “Stripper 101” pole dancing contest held in 2007 have hit the net.
Okay so she won the thing. She got her own stripper pole and adult toys.
Honestly, she sounds like my kinda girl…
So she came here as a baby. She attended a “Christian” school but celebrates both… Continue
Added by Rick on May 18, 2010 at 2:49am —
In response to the National Day of Prayer, or rather, the National Day of “Trying to do something without actually doing anything” I offer up a,
“National Atheist and Freethinkers Day of SLEEPING IN!”
Instead of people ruining their knees by kneeling on them all day long….
Instead of people prostrating themselves on the floor and getting dirty…
Instead of people… Continue
Added by Rick on May 14, 2010 at 5:18am —
Sarah Falin...er…Palin was being interviewed and said something to the effect that the United States laws were based on the Ten Commandments.
This only proves that the quality of the American Education system is in very bad need of repair.
And to think that this individual could have been a heart beat away from the Presidency.
Now, mind you I know this women is out to make a buck.
She does not care what she says.
She does not… Continue
Added by Rick on May 13, 2010 at 4:27am —
It seems that my face book account has been closed. They won’t tell me why. However, on their “Ask” page it does list some things. But nothing to indicate as to why my account was closed.
Now, I’ve not stalked anyone.
I’ve not threatened anyone.
I have however, been threatened for my lack of religious “beliefs.”
I just wonder if those individuals had their accounts closed as well?
Now did I post thing like I post on here?
I had one picture that was… Continue
Added by Rick on April 1, 2010 at 2:34am —
Well now it looks like the Gun Toating Bible Pounders got busted by the FBI because they were planning a “revolt” to “save” America.
But fortunately, we were saved from them. For the time being that is.
Might I go out on a limb here and wonder if Sarah Palin is their poster girl?
And just why do they think (I’m using that term loosely) they have the right to “save” us?
I sure didn’t.
And I’m a vet.… Continue
Added by Rick on March 30, 2010 at 4:44am —
Ok so there are those against having health care for everyone in the United States.
They have it in England, Germany, France, Canada, and a whole list of others.
Of course, there are those who in those countries who do not like it. Then they just need to pay for their own coverage.
Funny thing is, having been in the insurance game the first thing you learn is that there will be someone who’ll call up and tell you they are tired of their employer’s health care plan. They… Continue
Added by Rick on March 20, 2010 at 1:30am —
My former business partner died about 4 weeks ago. She had been fighting cancer for over 15 years.
Due to a third rate doctor and an HMO, she was misdiagnosed and nickel and dimed to death for years by them.
But HMO’s are very proven experts in the “Nickel and Dime” game.
I use to be in the insurance business back in the mid 1990’s.
It was the “Seniors” market. Medicare and Long Term Care.
Many people switch to the HMO’s for the “free” insurance.
Most of them had… Continue
Added by Rick on March 15, 2010 at 2:04pm —
A couple of centuries ago, a group of people had enough of their government’s official religion so they packed up and moved. They tried one or two different places. They were ok but they just didn’t seem to fit the bill.
So they decided to move further away. In fact, they decided to put a whole ocean between them and the rest of the world. Or the world as they knew it. Well they didn’t load up the “truck and move to Beverly….” like the… Continue
Added by Rick on February 4, 2010 at 12:30am —
I’m amazed how religions offer help but use it to “convey” their message. The “Evangelicals” are off to Haiti to bring help and so on. Personally, I think that’s great. In fact, I want them to stay there and don’t come back.
Now most of the people of Haiti are Catholic. I know that just upsets the likes of Pat Robertson. Why? I would think that they don’t get his show there. And since they might not get his show he can’t tap them for some… Continue
Added by Rick on February 1, 2010 at 4:24am —
A few years ago a friend and I were driving out in the country and found a nice little town to check out. We were just killing some time, checking out the towns history, some of the shops and it’s history. It was settled back in the 1800’s by mostly German immigrants.
Of course there were the ever present churches. This is the Bible Belt. My friend is ¾ American Indian and while raised a Catholic follows her American Indian ancestors… Continue
Added by Rick on January 12, 2010 at 6:41pm —
I’ve had a couple of friend who worked as prison guards.
Mostly they work at the “State” level but also one who works on the Federal level. Reading this news article just made me laugh.
A convicted rapist is an atheist. He's also open about it. At least the guy is straight forward about being an atheist.
You get a lot of prisoners who “find God” as a way to buy favor and make themselves look good to various groups and the parole boards.
If only my… Continue
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