I'll be attending the NDOR events in Raleigh, NC with some of my friends from our local Coalition of Reason group in the Piedmont Triad, NC. Greta Christina, Dan Barker, Todd Stiefel and more will be there.
For any reading this who feel that they are the "only non-believer I know", they should check to see what events will be taking place in their home towns, or…
Are you tired of all the tax dollars being spent on "faith initiatives", "Christian propaganda" and things like The Boy Scouts of America, …who don't allow kids from atheist or GLBT families to join?
Are you sick of the so-called "Prosperity Ministries" able to operate tax-free, while their owners build bigger and more luxurious tax-free mansions?
Are you tired of religious organizations getting to operate…Continue
Last night (Friday, 20th of April) PBS broadcast a segment, "Godless Chaplains" with some great…Continue
Added by Richard ∑wald on April 21, 2012 at 2:00am — No Comments
Okay, here's a chance to do some good. P.Z. Myers (and, J.T. Eberhard) have links up for this, let's give what little extra push we can from here. Put a link to this on Facebook, Tweet it, tell your friends, call the neighbors, wake the kids...
The White House is …Continue
Yesterday would have been my father's 88th birthday, tomorrow will be my 50th. My father was probably a theist, …but it wasn't who he was, nor did he or my mother ever impress their beliefs on us. My father did stress reason, critical thinking and logic; as far back as memory serves me. I was never condescended to, nor did I ever once seem him condescending towards a single person in my life, same with my mother. Whatever their beliefs were they would have told me if I asked, but I never…Continue
Add Justin Griffith to my list of Real American Heros, his efforts to overcome obstacles I can't even imagine cannot be described without using the term "heroic". I am utterly exhausted, even after more than 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. What an event! While not of the scale of the…Continue
By now all should be familiar with Jessica Ahlquist, the 16 y/o student in R.I. who took her school to court to defend the U.S. Constitution. She received (and deservedly…Continue
We're Here! We're Godless!…Continue
"Paper beats rock"
...reminds me of theism.
It doesn't make any sense, but we're all just supposed to let that…Continue
Added by Richard ∑wald on March 17, 2012 at 10:54pm — No Comments
Camera view changes from night to day (about 45 minutes each for ISS), it's slow to change but this is indeed a live feed. Some cool stuff, even when it's dark (insert evil laugh, cue ominous music).
Link is here.
You can track where the ISS is, and so figure out what you're looking at,…Continue
The Republican "War on Women" has yet another proponent. No joke, the WTF?'s from the GOP have been coming fast and furious of late, but this one takes the cake!
“Life gives us many experiences…I’ve had the experience of delivering calves, dead and alive. Delivering pigs, dead or alive."
I just got back from running an errand, I was picking up a few things at the local convenience store. When I got to the counter to pay for my purchases, I greeted the manager of the store (a woman, and an acquaintance) with; "Happy International Women's Day". She responded, "Is that what it is?"
2012 International Women’s Day
Human Rights cannot be addressed without the inclusion of all humans, irrespective of gender.
There is no way to…Continue
Autocratic authoritarianism; knows no right-wing or left-wing, it's corruption dressed up as populist democracy...
According to Russia's Central Election Commission "Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin received 63.64 percent of the vote with almost 100% of the votes counted." According to independent observers, that number is actually as low as 29%...
"Come let's mix where Rockefellers walk with sticks
Or umbrellas in their…
“As far as I’m concerned, the Holocaust is nothing more than an international extortion racket by the Jews,” Jones said. “It’s the blackest…Continue
In the US, when people mention the word Libertarian, I think of Ayn Rand, …and have to fight a gag response. This to me is usually a neo-liberal/right wing/anarcho-capitalist simplification.
But, this is all relative, the word libertarian (small "L") meant an entirely different thing to my father, who also equated it with a strong sense of socially responsible governance as a means to achieve a greater good. Conservatives like to tout their "fiscally conservative" positions,…Continue
From memory, I can't remember where I first read it, but it was pre-internet. All I can remember was the premise and punchline, the original author (whomever they are) should not be held responsible for anything, other than the original idea -> if it is badly told, the fault is entirely mine.
In the far future, man discovers not just a convenient means of inter-stellar space travel, but the first alien race as…Continue