Rev. Fred Phelps, hungry for any press vis-a-vis attention has yet again made another outlandish statement.
I guess they all want to be the next Falwell or Robertson or Olsteen.
I kind of equate them to famous rock stars.
It's just that Robertson, Olsteen and the late (not late enough) Falwell come across as wanna be rock stars in the religious entertainment industry.
They have their TV shows, they have their big audiences, they have… Continue
Added by Rick on December 24, 2009 at 4:32am —
I’ve been pondering this for a couple of hours and I thought I’d post it here. I’d like to see what your response to this subject is.
Here is the point I’m pondering:
Why does the Catholic Church condemn Homosexuality as going against nature? Or should I say considers it a “sin?” Now there are those who are not Catholic who say that Homosexuality is not “natural” as well. Okay fine I can deal with that.
The Catholic Church requires it’s Priests and Nuns to be… Continue
Added by Rick on December 18, 2009 at 5:55am —
I came across this article while surfing.
Here in the United States the Catholic Church used it’s followers to push a “No Abortion Funding” through the Congress. In most places, if a politician wants to be elected, they must, in most cases, become “Pro Life.”
I know of only one openly Atheist congressmen.
Back in the mid 1980’s the Christian… Continue
Added by Rick on December 14, 2009 at 2:53am —
This guy has been around for a while.
But he just came up on my “radar.” I guess because I’m not a sports fan that’s the reason I’ve never heard of the kid.
Okay so this kid plays football. He plays currently on the college level. Like I said, I’m not a sports fan.
So it came to my attention a few weeks ago that this kids, is well, a “bible thumper”
On his cheeks where you place the black paint to reduce glare (how much light is… Continue
Added by Rick on December 12, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Well they usually come on Saturday morning.
Usually before 10.
AND THEY ARE HERE TO SAVE YOU!!!!!
Unless they are Mormons and come during the week.
And I must say, they, at least in my case, come at REASONABLE HOURS.
But this one...started on Friday evening.....
So I've got a Facebook page. Yes I'm there as "Goddamnathiest."
If you want to check it out, go head. I don't get any points. I don't get any revenue from any… Continue
Added by Rick on December 12, 2009 at 7:00am —
I’m constantly amazed by the “flexibility
” of “religion.”
If you’re a homosexual then certain charity or faith based charity medical will deny you medical help.
I’m sure “Christ” asked before he laid his hands on people what their sexual persuasion was.
And that “Gays” and “Lesbians” can’t go to heaven. I was under the impression that there was some guy with a book at the front of heaven that directed you where to go.
Added by Rick on December 6, 2009 at 1:31am —
It seems that I have made a mistake about the Family Guy show. It seems that I'm months behind in my viewing. I watch it on Adult Swim.
Along with the Venture Brothers.....
The show as some have pointed out has already been broadcast. And yes Brian did come out as an atheist. Most of the "Family" on Family Guy were not happy with it. Seems that Meg also finds "God
Ya know....with the is "God" person being lost and… Continue
Added by Rick on November 25, 2009 at 6:07am —
I just finished reading an article about how one of the characters from the cartoon show, "Family Guy" is going to reveal himself as an atheist.
Added by Rick on November 24, 2009 at 3:46am —
Well it seems that some “religious” organizations still think that they can control people and rule the world.
I don’t hate to break this to them but it is the year 2009.
That poor Jewish guy that got nailed to a cross, or so we are told, died well over 2009 years ago.
Deal with it.
The Catholic Church has decided that they, not the American people are… Continue
Added by Rick on November 22, 2009 at 6:16am —
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation has added Frank Schaeffer as a board member.
I've read his book, "Crazy for God." For what it's worth I have mixed feelings about this appointment.
But, reading his book I have mixed feelings about him and his family. They run from pure sympathy to confusion to well, hate.
Now, that all said and done, Mr. Schaeffer left the so called "Christian Coalition" and is… Continue
Added by Rick on November 18, 2009 at 11:22pm —
At one time I was an active member of the Republican Party, when it was still the Republican Party.
Now it’s filled with crack pots, loons and religious crazies. But it wasn’t always that way. At one time the Republican Party wanted a balanced budget. As we saw under Georgie Bush #43, the United States National Debt more then doubled in under 6 years of his leadership. We also invaded a country that had nothing to do with the attacks on September 11,… Continue
Added by Rick on November 16, 2009 at 5:00am —
I came across this news item today and thought I'd share it with you. But first.......
Let me clear the air here for anyone who just does not get my stand on this issue.
I don’t need no god damn priest or bishop sticking their nose in my personal business.
I don’t need no god damn pope sitting on a throne in Rome Italy telling me what I can or cannot do.
If I do, then I’ll become a Catholic.
What happens between me and my doctor is… Continue
Added by Rick on November 11, 2009 at 6:59am —
Bus Driver Forces Passengers to Pray
WSBTV in Atlanta reported that MARTA bus driver, Leroy Matthews, was suspended for five days after forcing passengers to pray with him.
Passenger Christopher James was trying to exit the bus, but Matthews wouldn't let him. Instead the driver asked him to join hands with him and three other passengers to pray. James was so taken aback by the request that he agreed to the four minute… Continue
Added by Rick on November 9, 2009 at 10:48pm —
It was suggested to me to make this list into a blog, or a group. Well I've submitted for a group to be created and I'm blogging this.
Thanks to the "net" we're finding that as "atheists" we're not alone.
No long is it a chance meeting to find one like us.
So when those say that the number of atheists are growing, I tend to take a step and try to see the whole picture.
While the number may be growing I think that with such mediums as the internet that people are being more… Continue
Added by Rick on November 2, 2009 at 5:13am —
NOTE: I've also posted this on the military atheists section of this site.
For some time I've pondered this idea.
It's not a new idea by any means.
In fact, there have been two countries that I know of who have used this option.
One still uses it.
The other quite doing it back in the 1980's.
One was Spain and the other France.
They both had "Foreign Legions" as part of their military.
I know almost nothing… Continue
Added by Rick on October 29, 2009 at 4:21am —
In the last 20 plus years there has been a movement backed by several special interest groups that have focused on so called “tort reform” in our country. What the general population have heard the term “frivolous lawsuits.” In other words, lawsuits that have no foundation or basis.
You may have also heard such terms as, “Jack pot settlements.” Bush #43 used that while speaking to a medical group. He was met with cheers.
Well what has happened these special interest groups have… Continue
Added by Rick on October 23, 2009 at 12:02am —
Crazy for God: How I grew up as one of the elect, helped found the Religious Right, and lived to take all (or almost all) of it back
I first became aware of Frank Schaeffer a couple of months ago when Dr. Tiller was murdered. He appeared on MSNBC with Rachael Maddow.
When I first heard that he was one of the founders of the so called, "Christian Coalition" I immediately dismissed the man. Before he finished speaking I wanted to know more about the man and his… Continue
Added by Rick on October 19, 2009 at 2:32am —
This is about the Health Care issue.
There are a lot of loud voices out there screaming about it. The lies are flying. A lot of it is very emotional.
Personally I’m for it. Even for a Public Option.
But let me explain myself.
At one time in my life I was for getting rid of Social Security and Medicare. I thought it was leftist, un-American, and a nipple for those too lazy to work.
Over time, my attitude has changed.
Added by Rick on October 16, 2009 at 4:37am —
Yet again here in Texas it’s that time of the year.
The bible pounders come out in force. Who are these people?
whose family tree that didn’t branch; those who have to take their pants off to think straight (not in the sexual sense..); those who need to really get laid; and the religious right wing nut cases who are just waiting for the world to end, come out onto… Continue
Added by Rick on October 8, 2009 at 10:36pm —
I'm a little perplexed right now
. Ya see, I know a few vets who served in Vietnam. One was finally able to put it past him about 8 years ago when a former service buddy had him do a sweat lodge on Indian reservation.
I've known others who were affected by Agent Orange. One was finally given VA disability because as they told him..."you are still alive..."…
Added by Rick on October 7, 2009 at 3:30am —