I started reading Playboy, predictably, as a teen, not too long before I started college. Like any other guy my age, I was fascinated with the women who appeared within its pages, for their inviting curves and beautiful if unavailable breasts. Even with that powerful distraction, I learned very quickly that there were other items of value within the magazine known for its bunny crest.
I remember the first Playboy interview I ever read: Timothy Leary, he of the…
I am getting so tired of trying to counter the immense amount of anti-atheism where I live. No matter who well you explain and no matter how well your argument is reasoned the result is always the same.
There is an article in my local paper called - Community guest columnist Tim Lee: Imagining no God means playing God:
For example, I have had to…Continue
Video of Jessica answering 10 questions. She is awesome. Brings tears to my eyes to see her courage and poise. As more "Jessica's" stand up, the Christianists will not know what hit them. I hope she inspires law abiding behavior in every Principal in the nation. Wouldn't it be wonderful if school officials actually respected the law.
Added by Darrel Ray on January 17, 2012 at 12:22pm — No Comments
Just had fun talking on The Skeptic Wire podcast. It should be posted in the next week or so. Take a listen at http://www.facebook.com/SkepticWire
I am looking forward to hosting Jerry DeWitt and Sarah Morehead (Exec. Dir. of Recovering from Religion and Deputy Dir.) this weekend for his talk here in Kansas City.
Added by Darrel Ray on January 16, 2012 at 9:13pm — No Comments
In these discussions about self-determinism, some hard determinists dismissively parade opinion as fact. Their conviction trumps their rational integrity. We all need to be mindful that just about everything to do with free will and determinism is, thus far, a matter of opinion.
Almost 400 years ago, René Descartes claimed that, unlike the human body, the mind has no physical properties or spatial dimension: thus it can not be examined in the same way as the physical body. Today, we…
Added by Atheist Exile on January 16, 2012 at 8:06am — No Comments
im just looking for some friends. :P im a 13 year-old strong atheist, gun lover, and overall a good guy.
if you want to add me dont hesitate!
Added by Joshua M Falgout on January 15, 2012 at 9:58pm — No Comments
CNN – “The New England Patriots didn't give Tim Tebow the chance for a miracle in a 45-10 playoff rout of the Denver Broncos. Tebow is an outspoken evangelical Christian whose penchant for last-minute heroics this season gave him a reputation as a miracle worker.”
mir-a-cle: an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs
We don’t and cannot know…Continue
I learned today that a secular friend, Roberta Jean Galli, is terminally ill. Roberta has been a committed, outspoken, and fearless secular and liberal activist. In a note, she shared and leaves us with the following, outstanding quote:
"Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no…Continue
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This is from the back cover of my new book: Inventing Jesus: The New Testament Narrative as Fiction. It's available now at: http://inventingjesus.com/
There are over two billion people in the world who self-identify as Christians, but almost all of them know next to nothing about how their faith began. The most amazing thing they don't know is that Jesus was a fictional character created by…Continue
"We must wake up the politicians," says McNerney. "Do we wait until it starts to come to the UK and the US on airplanes, or do we act now?"
This is the last statement made in the article.
How hollow is McNerney's morality? It seems that his only concerns are if it reaches the more "richer" nations. A very confined circle of sympathy indeed. …Continue
Added by Daniel young on January 15, 2012 at 2:41am — No Comments
I have something to say … and it isn’t pretty and it isn’t nice and it isn’t remotely politically correct. I am sick unto death of religion, of the prating and the bullshit and the claims they can’t back up … all of it. I’ve tolerated both Jehovah’s Witlesses and Mor(m)ons at my door, neither of which were either invited or welcome, yet I talked to them and tolerated them, even smiled at them and wished them a good day, despite the fact that they have nothing believable or even remotely…Continue
While nosing about YouTube earlier today, I stumbled on a segment of The Atheist Experience, a public access show from Austin, Texas. This show frequently features Matt Dillahunty, a former divinity student turned atheist and activist who comments on atheist-related issues and answers telephone calls and emails on the show.
As a part of a discussion regarding the indoctrination of children in this particular segment, Matt cites an email he has received from a 15-year-old. …
BIBLE MORALITY (compiled by Barbara Walker, author of Man Made God.)
Barbara asked me to add that this is from the King James Bible, as modern-day evangelicals have expurgated much of the really stupid and hostile quotations.
This compilation is incontrovertible, conspicuous proof that the Bible is a book written by idiots for idiots.
Read on, I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried. As always, comments are encouraged and…Continue
Our light it dims under sacred rule
Our faith in Him will see us fall
Bitten lip to heinous deeds
Held too long and now it bleeds
Fair refrain has long since past
Suffered pain, it will outlast
Unless outrage is seen as true
And reason is no more subdued
Speak in time and while we’re young
Speak in wisdom, not in tongues
Added by Rational-Thinker on January 11, 2012 at 7:25pm — No Comments
This is what happens when you lower your standards; and go all creepy mythic old-school tradition ways..
figure. 1 yikes!
Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on January 11, 2012 at 10:36am — No Comments
As most of you who know me have found out, I spend a fair amount of time on this site not just making friends and having conversations, but also have debates which usually center around history. I am not a professional historian, but I am pretty well-read on the subject and consider it one of my hobbies, so I usually find myself debating with people not very familiar with the issues.
What I've noticed is that many atheists are not as historically literate as they think (I've…Continue