April 2009 Blog Posts (276)

What existential "Meaning and Purpose" do theists have which Atheists do not?

I often hear from theists that they could never become an atheist because they are afraid that they would have no purpose and meaning to their lives.

While I was a dedicated Christian I do not recall what was so meaningful and purposeful about my life during this stage. Nor do I recall why I feared that these feelings would dissipate if I ever lost my faith. The reality, if my memory is not too distorted, is that this part of my life was not particularly happy or especially… Continue

Added by Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM on April 20, 2009 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

The "Daily Devotional" combatant

A few weeks ago I came accross a woman who decided that she would post her daily devotionals in what was then an almost entirely secular group in the sense that no one else had ever thought to post religous topics, though I still have no idea how many believers vs non believers there are in the group. The theme of the online group was "a few good women" and I would imagine she felt that in order to be considered a good woman, she would show everyone how strong her faith in god and Christ is.… Continue

Added by Dionysus on April 20, 2009 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

We Shall Remain

Tonight the second installment in the five part series We Shall Remain airs on PBS. "We Shall Remain" is a "provocative multi-media project that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history".

"At the heart of the project is a five-part television series that shows how Native peoples valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture… Continue

Added by Little Name Atheist on April 20, 2009 at 1:10pm — 7 Comments

Thanks to many of the biogots in my community, I looked and found this wonderful site!

Last fall I found a forum called Tuscarawas County Online which is where I live, so I was pretty excited to talk to people from my own area. It was pretty cool, a mix of libs and cons that gave good agruments and tastfully agreed to disagree at the end of the day.

But then some new members joined and it became a right-wing nut job site for them to make fun of liberals. They bashed us and anyone who wasn't overly sarcastic and a conservative (which I am neither). They did alot of… Continue

Added by vivian on April 20, 2009 at 12:37pm — 2 Comments

Atheist Experience

I was on last night's episode - the second to last caller. Check it out!

Added by Angie Jackson on April 20, 2009 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

Disturbing video.

Add another one to the list as to why religion can be harmful for someone (literally)!

Five people suspected of witchcraft were brutally murdered — burned alive — in Nyamataro, a village in Kisii, Kenya.

The victims are the elderly (over 80) and four of the five are women.

You can see victims trying to get out of the ditch only to be pushed back in. Some victims are just kicked around. Others are beaten with a stick.

If… Continue

Added by vivian on April 20, 2009 at 12:30pm — 7 Comments

Is Atheism a Religion

"I get this question all the time from religionists. 'Isn't atheism a religion as well?' Aside from the cute responses like 'If atheism is a religion then bald is a hair color', it is really difficult for religionists to "imagine no religion". Its like they think humans cannot live without religion, so what ever they espouse, must be a religion. Here is the way I have taken to explaining it to them.

"Athiests have no imaginary friends, religionists do- its that simple. We live… Continue

Added by Darrel Ray on April 20, 2009 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Wow. A Good Email!

Hello I had an interesting discovery today when I found that a post you made in 2005 http://hellboundalleee.blogspot.com/2005/08/live-with-hellbound-alleee-and.html Referenced something I had written on my website.

I need Jesus because I cannot bear meaninglessness, my sinfulness, and my inability to better myself.--Josh McVey

How I laugh at myself ..... then a Christian Minister.....Now an atheist.

I cannot say I am a strong atheist. Years of…

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on April 20, 2009 at 2:55am — 6 Comments

My Favorite Curse

This morning I was watching Inside the Actors Studio. Dave Chappell was guest hosting interviewing ... James Lipton. I don't know why I don't watch ITAS more often - I really enjoy the show whenever I watch it. Interesting facts I learned include: Lipton was a 'manager' for a prostitute during his time in Paris as a youth; he was reading at age one and a half; his dad was a hippy; he wanted to be a lawyer and got into acting to pay the bills; he is an atheist.

Oh, and his favorite… Continue

Added by Tak G. on April 20, 2009 at 2:35am — 2 Comments

I think God...

...is stealing all the left socks out of my clothes dryer. And when I ask Him about it,he pretends He doesn't exist...well played,babydaddy of Jesus. I'll be watching you...

Added by Scorpion Moon on April 20, 2009 at 12:35am — 3 Comments

My Apperance On The Twitter Twooting Podcast

My interview for the Twooting Podcast has posted. I would like to thank Bo and Ryan for having me, and Pastor Anthony Coppedge for being co-interviewed with me.

Follow Us All On Twitter:

The Show: http://twitter.com/thepodcast

Anthony D. Coppedge:…

Added by Richard Haynes on April 19, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

"Discrimination? Naw, God is just punishing you!"

This is some seriously messed up nonsense.

I found this on Postsecret today. It reads:

"A while back my husband renounced his religion Then he lost his job Now we are about to lose our house

and possibly our marriage

I wonder when he will see the connection?"
I can think of at least two reasons why this is bullshit.

First off: He could very well have lost his job due to (non)religious persecution.… Continue

Added by Becky Garcia on April 19, 2009 at 9:42pm — 6 Comments

There is No War Against Christianity!

It’s both exciting and frustrating to be a non-believer in our society, especially in the Bible Belt. However, I feel strongly that it is important to strengthen the separation of church and state, and encourage our politicians to support policies that end religious discrimination toward non-believers.

In spite of the vehement cries of the religious, specifically Evangelical Christian community, I just cannot see how there is an “attack” on Christianity in this country. The majority… Continue

Added by deletedsoul on April 19, 2009 at 6:33pm — 2 Comments

2nd blog of my life

Isn't this fascinating?

Added by Wendy Hesse on April 19, 2009 at 6:25pm — 2 Comments

Test blog

Just a test. How do these work? Do I have time for this? Does anyone really care?

Added by Wendy Hesse on April 19, 2009 at 12:20pm — 1 Comment

A Friend's Story

My friend is in the military and on deployment. They had a mandatory potluck to attend (this is the army - you are not volunteered, you are "voluntold" to do things) and after arriving, she started eating because she was hungry. This encouraged the other hungry soldiers to begin. Someone of higher rank then asked her incredulously, why she was eating. She said, "I'm hungry." He then said that they hadn't said grace and asked HER to lead the prayer. She said, "No." Now if you know the military,… Continue

Added by Beth01 on April 19, 2009 at 10:35am — 9 Comments

not a blog but just some facts

"The government of the United States is in no sense founded on the Christian Religion." ~ George Washington /

"I do not find in Christianity one redeeming feature." ~ Thomas Jefferson /

"The Bible is not my book, nor Christianity my religion." ~ Abraham Lincoln

/ "A just government has no need for the clergy or the church." ~ James Madison

/ "I believe in an America where religious intolerance will someday end... where every man has the same right to… Continue

Added by michelliberty on April 19, 2009 at 7:48am — 3 Comments

Richard Dawkins Book Signing

Richard Dawkins is a well known atheist who has written many books, namely The God Delusion. So when he came to Atlanta this past Easter Sunday for a speech and book signing I knew I had to be there. It was the annual American Atheist National Convention that Richard Dawkins blessed us with his presence. His speech was exceptional.

Quote mining became a new topic of discussion this time around. A new term, the quote mining index, indicate how often a quote will be mined out of… Continue

Added by Frank Zappa on April 18, 2009 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment


We have two and maybe three groups forming for recovering from religion. We would like to spread the word and get at least a dozen groups going over the next month or so. If you are interested in facilitating a group in your area, take a look at the website, guidelines and other resources and let me know. I will help you get started. www.recoveringreligionists.com

Added by Darrel Ray on April 18, 2009 at 4:48pm — No Comments

10 Answers from an Atheist (Part 2/2) from Check Your Premises

Part 2

6. Meaning

In the atheist worldview we are products of time, chance, and blind forces - there is no objective meaning and value to our human existence. Yet our deepest longing is for our lives to count for something. We intuitively know that humans have rights and dignity.

Does life really have no point other than what you pretend for your…

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on April 18, 2009 at 10:10am — No Comments

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