Not half an hour ago, I called 911 for only the second time in my life. Was there a car accident nearby? Someone staggering around clutching their chest? Screams in the night? Blood?
Nope. It was just my neighbors,exercising their Second Amendment rights as they do nearly every nice day or weekend, and, as irritating as listening to a couple of hours of target practice may be, it's nothing compared to the alarm of hearing assault weapons fire at night.
One day I realized just why religious people, or that fraction of “Believers” hate atheists, is that they are literally scared of us.
They are simply afraid that their beliefs will be shown to be false.
And with that, the made up afterlife will not be there for them.
There is no great beyond.
There isn’t a “higher order” or that they are the “Chosen” of the all mighty.
Their lives are, at least in their eyes, limited, or…Continue
This faux outrage over #VA is infuriating since it is now established that it is systemic and been reported for over 10 yrs. That is how long I have been reporting the same issues to my own Senator Claire McCaskill-D and Representatives JoAnn Emerson-R and Jason Smith-R. So, it is a bipartisan, systemic, bureaucratic failure…Continue
It is difficult to believe that Iraq was once a garden of Eden that supported large populations and had lush fields of crop and a thriving culture. Climate change ended that era. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey: The Immortals: Contemplate the future with a hopeful vision explains the history of that ancient part of the world from 5,000 years ago, the city of …Continue
Added by Joan Denoo on May 29, 2014 at 12:29am — No Comments
I joined to a place that people thinking, I don't feel to keep my tongue to don't hurt idiot people out any more :)
I've not been on Facebook for some time as an atheist. I've used several user names and at a certain point I get kicked off.
Now originally I was kicked off because of complaints field against me by "religious" nut jobs.
Now these nut jobs seem to have nothing else better to do then hunt down people who declare themselves as non-believers in some invisible guy in the sky.
I went on as an atheist, but was not looking for trouble just trying to hook up with others like…Continue
"if UCSB students, alumni, faculty and staff want to channel their feelings into constructive action, here’s a suggestion: ask the University of California Regents if its $88 billion endowment is contributing to gun violence by being invested in gun companies that fund the National Rifle Association (NRA) and obstruct common-sense gun policies. If it is, they should demand that the UC system divest itself from these merchants of death."…Continue
“The earliest known author of written literature was a woman named Enheduanna, who lived in ancient…Continue
Added by Joan Denoo on May 26, 2014 at 10:11pm — No Comments
As an atheist I spent some years reading philosophy to gain an understanding of the secular foundations of ethics, and reached an understanding that satisfied me. (for those interested, see http://www.atheistnexus.org/pr... ). Then I heard a Christian declare that the Absolute Truth about ethics was the teachings of Jesus. So I asked "What DOES Jesus teach about ethics?" I went through the…Continue
Added by Aleister Gates on May 24, 2014 at 4:42pm — No Comments
Please...visit..comment...subscribe ...help a 'brutha' out http://askaleister.blogspot.com/2014/05/with-permission-of-jordan-zevon-from.html
Please if you will..comment on the blog..or subscribe... :-)
Added by Aleister Gates on May 22, 2014 at 6:54pm — No Comments
From my blog 'Ask Aleister'.. for your consideration...not an atheist post...but all the same ... http://askaleister.blogspot.com/2014/05/dems-are-in-office.html
Added by Aleister Gates on May 21, 2014 at 11:07pm — No Comments
I was just a kid when I first saw limbo dancers bend back a scoot themselves under a thin pole nearly walking on their ankles. When I started Catholic school, I learned…Continue
This blog is on my Blogger page...no sense in copying
Rather than just rewrite the whole blog here..Im just going to link to my blog: http://askaleister.blogspot.com/2014/05/god-didnt-do-it-give-yourself-some.html
Added by Aleister Gates on May 20, 2014 at 4:58pm — No Comments
I'm sitting here wondering if anyone here has ever considered what the repercussions would be from atheists on the internet all going to safe zones where religious people are not allowed...I mean...should not the objective be...to have the material we create out there for all of those that are on the wire and undecided? Safe is certainly not courageous. And in the age of information...where bad information is shuffled around more than accurate information..at the speed of light..should…Continue
The Quran contains upwards of 109 verses that command muslims to wage war(jihad) with non-believers (or...as they are fond of calling them...infidels) for the sake of islamic rule... some are explicit and violent ...demanding the lopping off of heads and other body parts and the killing of infidels wherever possible... muzzies that do not join this fight are subjected to severe societal pressure and threats of hell if they do not pick up their blades and get to hacking...how is that for…Continue
This question is of no importance to readers in this community, but for Christians it should be an interrogative of great concern.
While it seems a straightforward query it seems that Christian scholars cannot provide a "yes" or "no" answer. Instead, they usually start with multiple quotes from the Bible and with…Continue