Markystar's Blog (22)

Religious Diversity and the Building Blocks of 'American Grace'

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/religion/july-dec10/americangrace_10-11.html

sounds like atheists get totally under-represented in this book too

Added by markystar on October 12, 2010 at 2:12am — No Comments

Simon Le Bon on losing his faith...

from a while back, but it's still a good story... especially if you love duran duran.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8zY2ESCvxk

Added by markystar on September 19, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

i want to eat a penguin...

ever since i saw that "march of the penguins" movie, i've wanted to try a penguin.

they looks so fatty and juicy...



i love fish that live in cold water. and i love chicken.

if you think about it, a penguin is like a cold water chicken.





most of my atheist friends say, that's disgusting! you shouldn't eat a penguin.

but my christian friends say that god gave humans dominion over all the plants and animals.





should i convert to… Continue

Added by markystar on September 1, 2010 at 1:55am — 17 Comments

i-dosing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwGK93-05Lw&feature=grec_index


i'm an audio engineer, so when i see people in small american towns freaking about about i-dosing, i half crack up in disbelief and half wanna kick the people saying this stuff...




YES.... music can take you places...
does it get you high?
that depends on your…
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Added by markystar on August 30, 2010 at 9:11am — No Comments

The Jews Killed Jesus - Christianity's Biggest Lie?

i was just watching this video on youtube, "the hidden jesus" where a christian theologian explores other religions with stories similar to the jesus story.


what got my attention was in part six where he makes the claim that "for the last 2000 years christianity and judaism have been at war over jesus. why? because of what some consider christianity's biggest lie."…


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Added by markystar on August 30, 2010 at 6:11am — 1 Comment

interesting documentary "the hidden jesus"

this british dude looks at other religions with similarities to christianity.

buddhism, hinduism and of course mithraism...



viewable via 11 parts on youtube...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhef6wa2Mpc





one heads up...

the host, a theologian named dr. robert beckford, is pretty liberal christian. so liberal, in fact, that he seems to think that all the religions he investigates in this show… Continue

Added by markystar on August 30, 2010 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

no one expects the spanish inquisition!!!

not sure anyone is interested in this or not, but i stumbled across a multi-episode documentary from canada on the inquisition. it's kinda low budget, but still interesting.



the first episode is a little slow, but episode 2 and 3 are good.



it really gets me pissed off at points... torturing and killing people for nothing.

and occasionally there is a catholic priest who makes some comment like "well, we have to take these things in context of the society at that… Continue

Added by markystar on August 17, 2010 at 7:05am — No Comments

i've started a series on early church history on youtube

it's called "shady church history" and i base it on my background in classics and early medieval history.



i haven't used my youtube channel in this way before, so i'm not sure how it's gonna be received. (probably just ignored, as there are a lot of good videos made from atheist angles out there, lol.)



anyways, i have 2 episodes finished so far. the first is an introduction to the series, the second deals with lies propagated by the church and how one in particular led to… Continue

Added by markystar on August 16, 2010 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

awesome christian rap!! "gimme that christian side hug!!!"

OMFG!!!
i just about spat my drink out onto my computer monitor when i saw this one...

apparently, good little christian boys and girls get soooo turned on by an innocent hug that in order to avoid temptation they invented....

THE CHRISTIAN SIDE-HUG!!!!!!!



this is fractally laughable on so many levels!!!

enjoy!!

Added by markystar on December 9, 2009 at 4:14am — 4 Comments

I'm gonna watch "Left Behind" LOL

out of sheer boredom and a perverse sense of curiosity i downloaded Left Behind 1-3.
i expect lots of laughs.

not sure if i'll be able to make it thru all 3, tho...

LOL

Added by markystar on June 9, 2009 at 12:34am — 2 Comments

Interview with Michio Kaku (theoretical physicist)

here is a 12 part interview with theoretical physicist Michio Kaku.

they are promoting his book and discuss a range of topics from galactic civilizations, teleportation, the big bang, string theory, the mind vs. computers, and tons of other fun, mind blowing stuff.



it's quite long, but really entertaining and well worth the listen.…



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Added by markystar on May 16, 2009 at 11:00pm — 6 Comments

jesus never existed

i found this site thru google reader's default "atheism" setting.

(which i highly recommend)



i've spent the last 3 days plundering the seemingly endless links in here.



there is a lot of........... no, make that, 90% of the site is dedicated to trudging thru the roots of early christianity and the establishment and fortification of the catholic and othodox churches and their "heretical" siblings. it touches on the roots of islam at points too.



as a classical… Continue

Added by markystar on May 1, 2009 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Deborah 13 - scariest documentary ever!!!

this went up on richarddawkins.net today.

it's divided into a six parts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XduMIK4u65s




what a freaky family.

100% pure child abuse!!
this girl's parents should be locked up forever....

Added by markystar on March 13, 2009 at 6:02am — No Comments

i searched for penis and jesus on youtube and..........

found this video... lololol


http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=wHjsaEK4vnw

Added by markystar on January 4, 2009 at 8:46pm — 3 Comments

Moderate Islamic Televangelists

i saw an interesting article in the times this morning. i guess there is a rise in "moderate islamic" televangelists and it has a "strong appeal for the youth”



http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/03/world/middleeast/03preacher.html?partner=rss&emc=rss







while the mainstream american media probably thinks this is a great alternative to the radical fundamentalist… Continue

Added by markystar on January 2, 2009 at 11:48pm — 3 Comments

Louis CK Learns the Truth About the Catholic Church

not the funniest thing he's ever done, but relevant to this community.

http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=VABSoHYQr6k&feature=related

Added by markystar on December 26, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Merry Clitoris!!!

well... i dunno about you, but i'd rather celebrate that then jesus' birfday. lol.

Added by markystar on December 25, 2008 at 3:50am — 2 Comments

10 minutes of my life that i'll never get back

this popped up as recommended viewing on youtube.



it's title was "if you want to stay an atheist, don't watch this."



oh. how provocative. christian propaganda for other christians.

some joke of a video on youtube will make me "see the light."



i guess i was bored, so i actually clicked the link. from the first 10 seconds i was already cringing. it's like a bad train wreck, you have to keep looking but you know you shouldn't.



it's so sad, not only… Continue

Added by markystar on December 19, 2008 at 11:16am — 4 Comments

God Delusion T-Shirts

I would totally buy one, but the design is wack.

http://richarddawkins.net/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=75

love the quote tho. it's all over youtube.

Added by markystar on December 6, 2008 at 12:14am — 2 Comments

kent hovind's young earth "theory"

a little background on me first.

i was raised in a liberal catholic family in the american midwest. about junior high i decided all that stuff was a crock of shit and my parents were kinda like, we believe but.... yeah, not literally. so they let me and my younger brother decide for ourselves. creationism was something that as a family was completely ridiculed.



so i had no interest in hearing anything about creationism or "intelligent design." until the other day when i was just… Continue

Added by markystar on December 2, 2008 at 1:00am — 4 Comments

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