January 2012 Blog Posts (97)

Sex and God is released

ANNOUNCING: Sex and God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality has been released and will be available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other distributors around Jan. 25. Preorder now and you will avoid the inevitable "back order problem" that Amazon always has with a new book release. If you would like a signed copy, order directly from IPCPress.com. I sign all copies ordered from that website.…


Added by Darrel Ray on January 18, 2012 at 10:07am — No Comments

A Playboy Memory

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…


Added by Loren Miller on January 18, 2012 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

Why The Word Atheism Should Not Be Taken Too Literally

Why The Word Atheism Should Not Be Taken Too Literally

Atheism literally means without a god.    Superficially it serves well as a label for the easy distinction from people with any religious belief.   Apistia as the absence of all irrational beliefs would be more precise and more exact, but many people have never heard this word, while most people have at least a fuzzy understanding of the word atheism.

Some people take the definition…

Added by Maruli Marulaki on January 18, 2012 at 4:25am — 2 Comments

Exasperated With Defense of Atheism.

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…


Added by Dee Neely on January 17, 2012 at 7:08pm — 7 Comments

Video of Jessica

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.

Jessica Ahlquist Video

Added by Darrel Ray on January 17, 2012 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Skeptic Wire Podcast

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

Emergent Properties of the Human Brain (continued)

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

looking for some freinds!

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

So-called Miracles

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…


Added by Garaidh Mac an tSaoir on January 15, 2012 at 6:29pm — 3 Comments

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…

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…


Added by Garaidh Mac an tSaoir on January 15, 2012 at 6:08pm — No Comments

Invention of Jesus

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…


Added by Paul Gabel on January 15, 2012 at 4:13pm — 2 Comments

Drug resistant TB

"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. …


Added by Daniel young on January 15, 2012 at 2:41am — No Comments

Point of Information to the Theist Community

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…


Added by Loren Miller on January 14, 2012 at 10:51pm — 15 Comments

Religious Indoctrination as Child Abuse - Exhibit A: One Very Frightened Teen

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. …


Added by Loren Miller on January 14, 2012 at 1:20pm — 3 Comments

A Compilation of Biblical Nonsense by Barbara G. Walker


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…


Added by Rich Goss on January 13, 2012 at 7:41pm — 16 Comments



Added by EUGIN DAMIAN RAJA on January 13, 2012 at 4:02am — No Comments

Dissolve (poem)


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

Seek with…


Added by Rational-Thinker on January 11, 2012 at 7:25pm — No Comments

To those that poo poo the notion of secular and scientific minded generations to come...

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

Historical Myths and Atheism

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…


Added by Matt VDB on January 11, 2012 at 5:30am — 36 Comments

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