Being a humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead. — Kurt Vonnegut
I don't give as much as I'd like to the causes I care about. I consider myself a pretty generous guy, and when I give, I give generously. But I get to the end of each year and realize that I just haven't given as much as I wish I had. Again.
When religious folks give through… Continue
Added by Dale McGowan on May 31, 2009 at 11:43pm —
The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book "Exodus from Zion".
Warning: This post contains graphic descriptions of abuse.
Outside our summer programs of VBS and choir, most of the time my siblings and I played with the other kids on our block. Ryan and Justin were my brother’s age. Unfortunately, Ryan was usually grounded due to his grades, and Justin was a bully. I remember once when Justin punched me in the side of my head and my brother beat him up… Continue
Added by Angie Jackson on May 31, 2009 at 8:00pm —
I just found this group after doing a google search for "feminist atheist." I frequent blogs on both topics individually, but often found that one completely ignored or went completely against my views on the other. It's refreshing to know there are more people out there like me and I'm so excited to become a part of the community!
Added by Libby on May 31, 2009 at 7:14pm —
Come on over to Angie the Anti-Theist
where I muse on the good old fruits, and how an atheist doesn't need any ghosts to be joyful, peaceful, loving, kind, good, patient, gentle, and self-controlled. Faithful is another story.
Added by Angie Jackson on May 31, 2009 at 7:02pm —
n the last week, California has seen two violations of human rights. The first being the California Supreme Court upholding Prop 8, and the other in San Diego County where a families right to assemble for a bible study has been violated. (I know Im shocked I am defending them too.. but they have that right)
So here is my question... Which Constitution has the last say? A States Constitution? or the US Constitution?
Naturally I make my argument in my blog:… Continue
Added by Woody Bass on May 31, 2009 at 6:46pm —
I have a lot of reading and blog posts to catch up on. My big project got bigger and bigger the last couple of weeks, but it will be done by sunset tonight. (My part is already finished.)
I actually felt a little depressed about it this morning. My phone has been ringing constantly and my emails have been busy. Now that the show is over everything will be quiet. That is good, but in a way it is bad. If you're lonely all the time you get used to that. If you're busy talking to people… Continue
Added by Kasey on May 31, 2009 at 1:33pm —
Clive Hamilton in CounterPunch
posted on May 25, “Bush’s Shocking Biblical Prophesy Emerges: God Wants To “Erase” Mid-East Enemies “Before a New Age Begins.”
In Mirror Reversal
, I conceptualized the neologism “endmeme” back in 2004, a year after President… Continue
Added by Rich Goss on May 31, 2009 at 10:30am —
Council of Europe attacks blasphemy laws
Blasphemy is part of a person's freedom of expression and should not be made illegal, a Council of Europe advisory body said in a report published Wednesday. The body’s constitutional law experts, the Venice Commission, argued that while inciting religious hatred should be a criminal offence, as is the case with almost all of the Council of Europe's 56… Continue
Added by Paul on May 31, 2009 at 2:50am —
The intimate and inescapable connection that contemporary liberal believers like to see between God and love, theism and compassion, is largely a modern invention. It's far from universal now and it was vanishingly rare in the past. St Francis was an eccentric, not an exemplar. The painful truth is that still, to this day, most people who believe in a god believe in a god who is often vindictive, punitive and sometimes just plain cruel.
- Ophelia Benson on why God hates… Continue
Added by Paul on May 31, 2009 at 1:51am —
I was driving to my in-laws tonight when I saw this billboard. The sign seems to change alot, and the message usually on this particular billboard is usually anti-abortion or a hotline # for unwed mothers. The topics may have something to do with the church/daycare across the street, but I'm only guessing. When I saw this sign I wanted to say WTF! but had my 4 and 3 year olds in the backseat. Apparently, the fact that the divorce rate for christians is higher than atheists means nothing to… Continue
Added by vivian on May 30, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Lately, there seem to be more and more blogs posting about how the author is leaving religion or how someone is embracing atheism and after reading one such post earlier today, I realized that I could never make an announcement like that. Why? Because I was born in a country where religion was just not very important and I never had a religion to renounce or have to come to terms with my lack of belief. I just never really believed and the society around me said it was perfectly logical for me… Continue
Added by Greg F. on May 30, 2009 at 7:23pm —
The NSS Newsline is usually a pretty good source of information which is why I'm not immediately dismissing this article
as being nothing more than a conspiracy theory.
What they are suggesting is that Blair's enthusiasm for the invasion of Iraq was inspired by a belief, shared with Bush, that the invasion was a “holy mission” and "a fulfilment of Biblical prophecy".
Personally, I don't think… Continue
Added by Paul on May 30, 2009 at 5:07pm —
Campaign For Liberty's
Our mission is to promote and defend the great American principles of individual liberty, constitutional government, sound money, free markets, and a noninterventionist foreign policy, by means of educational and political activity.
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Come join me on my blog Angie the Anti-Theist
to see Part 4 of my ongoing battles for the minds of young Mormons! Meet today's chatting missionary, Matthew: Master of the Shift Key, and learn what happens when I use the same email address to confront the religious on uncomfortable facts too many times.
And while I'm shamelessly pimping my site, would you follow, comment, rate,… Continue
Added by Angie Jackson on May 29, 2009 at 5:00pm —
Added by Jeremy on May 29, 2009 at 4:25pm —
I just got laid off form my regular day gig, which is a mixed bag, but has given me time to update www.deliveredfromdogma.com
, changing the look and feel, and streamlining things quite a bit. Plus, I can do as much comedy as physically possible now, which is good.
More content is coming as quickly as I can get some of my old blogs edited and online.
If anyone knows how to get comments working in… Continue
Added by Jeremy on May 29, 2009 at 1:26pm —
I've been on the mainland for the last few years but will be coming home in the next few months. It's sure good to know that I won't be the only atheist in Hawaii.
Added by Damien McLeod on May 29, 2009 at 10:30am —
I became an atheist one year ago. Wow, so much has happened in that time. I've reevaluated my stance on practically everything. I've re-mourned my lost ones who have died. I've purged my home of garbage. I've changed the language I use. I've begun to have pride in myself and in my brain. I've started to think critically and rationally. I've been exploring the world of science, without tons of "you're persecuting me" resentment getting in the way. I've laughed my head off at blasphemy. And I've… Continue
Added by Angie Jackson on May 29, 2009 at 9:57am —