March 2012 Blog Posts (151)

Whoops, apocalypse!

If I had to be honest I would say that I wasn’t the least bit disappointed when I woke up last Sunday morning to find that the rapture Harold Camping had promised, nay guaranteed, hadn’t actually materialised. It’s not because I felt a sense of relief that his prediction of impending armageddon turned out to be total bollocks, nor was it down to the failure of the world’s supply of gullible nitwits to mysteriously disappear while I slept (in much the same way their critical thinking skills…


Added by Kris King on March 26, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments

The Reason Rally - My experience

We're Here! We're Godless!…


Added by Richard ∑wald on March 25, 2012 at 10:00pm — 40 Comments

Shanghai Lady 上海女人





Added by Selen on March 24, 2012 at 7:21pm — 1 Comment

An Historic Event

I'm in awe. Great speakers.. looked to the right - looked to the left and saw like minded people. The Reason Rally was an historic event and I was there.

I'm not as inspired by this blackberry playbook.  I deleted my last blog on Thursday and had to repeat it. Then accidentally said I liked my own blog and sent out one or more requests.  Can't wait to use a real keyboard and mouse tomorrow.

Added by Russell Pangborn on March 24, 2012 at 4:59pm — 8 Comments

My Reason Rally Live Blog


I'm going to give this a shot. Service permitting, I'll try to post frequently through the day. Just arrived at the Metro. No sun but no rain yet as well.

I've got on a jacket, my "smile, there's no Hell" t-shirt, an umbrella, 2 packs of smokes, and an anxious smile. Was just yelled at for smoking in the Metro station - whoops. Can't wait to get down there. My first stop (after getting coffee) will be the AN booth. For now its just me, but I hope to make many new… Continue

Added by matthew greenberg on March 24, 2012 at 8:15am — 56 Comments


“Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone, when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one's soul; when birth places have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are…


Added by Godless Poutine on March 23, 2012 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Power to make the point

Just a short emotion hopefully not too trivial

Occasionally during his lectures on the existence of god, Ravi Zacharias stops and excuses himself for not bringing a power point along with him. He smiles and says that he is "technologically challenged". Then he goes like the following: "He gave me the power to make the point". I have some reasons to assume that whatever he is telling to be the prove of the existence of god, the people in the auditorium will most likely remember his…


Added by Alexey Kopchinskiy on March 23, 2012 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

It's For a Bunch of Atheists

This morning I noticed a stage being set up at the Mall in Washington and excitedly wondered - Is that for us? I asked one of the workers what was going on and he told me this was for a bunch of Atheists. Darn... My hope was to hear the classier name - The Reason Rally.  My daughter asked me about this trip to Washington and I told her about the assault on the scientific method and reason and the need to separate church and state - and she got it. 

Part of my family is…


Added by Russell Pangborn on March 22, 2012 at 7:59pm — 3 Comments

Two Arguments From The Debate

At Virginia Tech, on Wednesday evening March 21, there was a debate on the question "Does God Probably Exist?" I wanted to post comments on two of the arguments given.

One argument given was the "fine-tuning argument". One of the debaters was studying high-level academic philosophy, and they stated it thus:

Given the fine-tuning evidence, a life-permitting Universe (LPM) is very, very epistemically unlikely under the non-existence of a fine-tuner, and is not unlikely if a…


Added by John B Hodges on March 22, 2012 at 2:22pm — No Comments

The worst album covers ever created

I do not usually share dumb Facebook stuff, but this just killed me...Some of the worst music album covers that you will ever see and most of them are religious in nature. Try to brace yourself first...these are bad!


Added by Suzi Rhae on March 22, 2012 at 10:13am — 29 Comments

Ever wonder what Venus would look like terraformed?

Take a peek here

Added by AtheistTech on March 22, 2012 at 4:19am — 1 Comment

How to get nature as you named it is nature? 归真堂,如何归真?



Added by Selen on March 21, 2012 at 9:25pm — 6 Comments

Christianity and Gay Marriage: A tale of Power, Control, and Relevancy

Hi all new post up: Christianity and Gay Marriage: A tale of Power, Control, and Relevancy

I appreciate all of your support and comments.  Please leave your comments at the site though, I want to encourage discussion with non atheist nexus folks as well.



Added by Reason Being on March 21, 2012 at 10:53am — 3 Comments

Take Me to the River, or Possibly the Freezer

The Mormons have again gotten into trouble for baptizing people after they were dead. The Mormons defend the practice because they feel it solves the theological problem of people who died before the one true faith (theirs) was founded being ineligible to attain Mormon salvation.

One the face of it, this is a generous offer. The faith I was raised in,…


Added by Richard Cahill on March 21, 2012 at 12:45am — No Comments

Teaching Religious Mythology 2: Battle of Jericho

Back in February I made the first post (Teaching Religious Mythology 1: Noah's Ark) of what I intend to be series on introducing different religious stories to kids and what resources are out there to help accomplish…


Added by Godless Poutine on March 20, 2012 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

National Atheist Party Meet and Greet!

If your going to be at the Reason Rally, one of the most highly anticipated Secular event, be sure to sign up for the National Atheist Party Meet and Greet. The event will be on the Saturday evening after the REASON RALLY for all those who are interested in learning more about the party, meeting other members, leadership or just to meet other…


Added by Catey Condon on March 20, 2012 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

How is believing in a God that you hate better than not believing in God at all

I usually reserve posts on my personal blog for rants and ravings of mine, because I don't want to waste the times of all the social groups on here.  This is no exception, it's another of my own personal rants.

I recently saw an episode of "Becker" in which Becker insists that God is a man-made construct and says that he doesn't believe in him.  He is immediately chastised for his position by all of his peers and especially by Jake, the blind owner of a newstand at Becker's favorite…


Added by Chris Dodds on March 20, 2012 at 12:15pm — 5 Comments

The Christian Right: The Educated Need Not Apply

Hi all--I have been away for 10 days and have a lot reading to do to catch up on all your blogs.  Hope all is well.  My new blog is up here: The Christian Right: The Educated Need Not Apply

Added by Reason Being on March 20, 2012 at 10:23am — 3 Comments

Reason Rally

Really looking forward to the atheist rally
Sally forth out of the back alleys.
Fallacies be damned in a crowd of the reasonable
introducing natural social movements
for your amusement.

Added by World Walker on March 20, 2012 at 8:17am — 2 Comments

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