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A women from the mid east whose had enough.....



You mostly likely have seen this on the web. It was sent to me by a friend of the family. She really gives them hell. A much deserved hell to in my view.



I have to agree with her on those in the Middle East using the west's science and technology. If you look at that part of the world, they've not had a major scientific or technological break though in over 1,400 years. Prior to Islam they did. Afterwards, little if… Continue

Added by Rick on January 25, 2009 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Societies worse off 'when they have God on their side' - Times Online

8 Indigenist News Items for: 8

22.11.08

Societies worse off 'when they have God on their side' - Times Online




Societies worse off 'when they have God on their side' - Times Online: "RELIGIOUS belief can cause damage to a society, contributing towards high murder rates, abortion, sexual promiscuity and suicide, according to research published today.



According to the study, belief in and worship of God are not only unnecessary for a healthy society… Continue

Added by Rick on January 24, 2009 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Something you might find interesting. We're not alone ya know...

http://www.alternet.org/rights/121833/?page=entire



An Atheist's Perspective on the Inauguration: Enough With all the God Stuff


By Greta Christina, Greta Christina's Blog. Posted January 23, 2009.



Why do the prayers of a church belong in the single most important ceremony of our state? Obama is not God's servant, he's ours







Yes. Okay. Pride; hope;… Continue

Added by Rick on January 24, 2009 at 2:00am — 5 Comments

British watchdog rejects complaints about 'no God' ads

British watchdog rejects complaints about 'no God' ads



LONDON (AFP) – A poster campaign proclaiming "There's probably no God" does not breach advertising rules, a British watchdog ruled Wednesday after more than 300 people complained.

The atheist campaign, organized in response to Christian adverts, has seen some 800 buses plastered with the slogan across the country. It was paid for by more than 140,000 pounds (200,000… Continue

Added by Rick on January 22, 2009 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

It's over....

After 8 years, Bush is gone. Boy what has the Republican Party turned into? I remember a time a guy like him would have just been laughed at. And Palin too. Where did they get her? I guess they couldn't get anyone else to run with McCain. The next few years will be interesting.

One of the things Bush and Company really did was DIVIDE THIS COUNTRY. And boy did they do a great job doing it.

Our country is attacked. Did we unify? No. We just kept being pulled apart. I guess it was the… Continue

Added by Rick on January 20, 2009 at 10:00pm — 9 Comments

Religion in Sports

If only one side can win, and God is the one who chooses the winner, why play at all?



Sports. A big part of our society. Especially in school. Weather it is Grade School, or Junior High , High School, College or Professional Sports.

Now, before the sporting event, a lot of the teams or individual players pray or have a group prayer. There have been some court cases on this matter dealing with schools. Well that’s not what… Continue

Added by Rick on January 12, 2009 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

A wise wise man.....

"Everyone should believe in something. I believe I'll have another drink."
Groucho Marx

Added by Rick on January 9, 2009 at 3:30am — 10 Comments

Hummm

Added by Rick on January 1, 2009 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

I could have told them this 20 years ago, but they wouldn't have listened.....

This was taken from a news article on President Bush and where he "lost" the American people. You can read the whole article here:



Back when I was a Republican, I watched the so called "Religious Right" come into the party. They came in like a virus. They did and still do the same approach. "We'll stick a toe in and… Continue

Added by Rick on December 30, 2008 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

THIS JUST IN AND IT IS A START IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION!

No Evangelizing At Recruiting Sites



December 28, 2008McClatchy-Tribune Information Services

The Pentagon is cracking down on evangelizing at its national network of recruit processing centers, telling religious groups that it won't permit proselytizing at the sites.

A new regulation quietly distributed last month to commanders of the 65 centers says that religious literature and publications produced by other "non-federal entities" may be made available to… Continue

Added by Rick on December 29, 2008 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

If you are a vet, this is something you should be aware of....

This was brought to my attention by my former business partner. Now some of us were in uniform prior to the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Well, starting back in the early 90's the military started to take DNA samples of all it's service members. The reason for this was simple. If you got killed in combat, and had lost your dog tags or had decomposed, they could use your DNA to identify your body and bring you home. No more Unknown Soldiers. That meant… Continue

Added by Rick on December 28, 2008 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

What is happening to our country?

Yesterday my girlfriend needed some gas for her car. Right now financially it is tight for both of us and I help her out whenever I can. So getting her some gas to go back and forth to work is a no brainer. Well its morning and we're both peckish so I send her into the store to give the clerk there my gas card and tell him we're going to buy some other things. Well she comes out and says I have to show the guy my ID. That struck me as odd because if I… Continue

Added by Rick on December 28, 2008 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Sigh....

Okay so I'm at my girlfriends mother's home. We have Xmas early because she has to work on Xmas day. So we go to her mother's to celebrate earlly. Family comes over and so on.

So later that night I turn on the History Channel. I'm a guy, right? It's all we ever watch unless there is a game on. Ask any women, they'll tell you this is true. Must be written in stone somewhere.

So I'm watching this show about the Garden of Eden. Guy says it was located once where the Persian Gulf is. Ok.… Continue

Added by Rick on December 24, 2008 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

An Oppertunity exists.....

Been chatting with an old friend of mine. He's a wiccian. Now, I divide wiccians into three groups. The first group actually believes in the ideas of wicca. The second group uses it as an excuse to party, and as one rocket scientiest said, "I might see my ol'lady get it on with another women..." Third, they use it to explain their not fitting in with the main stream. And I mean "ANY" main stream.

He's still in the Reserves. He found out that the Army is looking for a Wiccian "priest" or… Continue

Added by Rick on December 18, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Xmas time again....

I'm off this coming weekend to go with my girlfriend and visit her family in LA (the state, not the city). Fortunately there isn't going to be anything "Religious" in the visit. Now, her family is Catholic but they seem to be rather open minded. Like the Les cousin and her significant other, a few children born out of wedlock. But she has a tendency when telling her family about me that I'm an atheist.

I'm not going to deny it. No one has ever gotten nasty or ugly with me. I've never known… Continue

Added by Rick on December 17, 2008 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

Bible pounder attempting to be funny...or cute...

Joined Face Book. Joined an atheist group. Got this posting from this guy about how April 1st, okay, April Fools day is the only day that atheist have that equates to say, Xmas. Well, I read it and thought about responding to the clown. Then I read that he'll then have access to others on my "Friends" list.

I thought about it, and decided not to respond to the clown. I figured, "why should this twit bother others like me?" So I didn't respond. Wanted too, but didn't.

Now I could have,… Continue

Added by Rick on December 13, 2008 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

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