June 2014 Blog Posts (51)

The Problem With "The Leftovers"

When we think of irrational behavior, we naturally think of human beings first, of their ability to act based on belief rather than fact, to operate without regard to their own wellbeing or that of others they are charged with caring for or some other related behavioral anomaly.  However, what if there were an irrationality in the laws of physics and of nature, which allowed two percent of the world’s population to suddenly vanish, with the speed of throwing a light switch?  Babies from…


Added by Loren Miller on June 30, 2014 at 9:14am — 14 Comments

Jonathon Miller's Rough HIstory of Disbelief

I just watched all three hours of this on YouTube:



Anyone else ever watch this??




Added by Andrew Bradford Hoke on June 29, 2014 at 9:02pm — 8 Comments

Article - The Good Works of the Church?

On the “Good Works” of the Church

Andy Hoke

Religious discussions and debates seem to rage as much in 2014 as in any other time. Those arguing against religion are regularly stalled when asked to respond to…


Added by Andrew Bradford Hoke on June 29, 2014 at 12:59am — 4 Comments

To Weave or Not to Weave? That is the question.

Controversial topics never made me hide my pen or computer. In fact, the more contentious the subject, the more I am inclined to include it my repertoire of taboo themes. However, there are some areas I only touch only with thick kid gloves. In the black community, any discussion of skin and hair can be a highly inflammatory and emotional conversation. Therefore, this…


Added by Donald R Barbera on June 28, 2014 at 5:00pm — 35 Comments

Who Are We To Thank If We Believe The Bible

Job 2:9-10. "Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity ? Curse God, and die. But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What ? Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil ? In all this did not Job sin with his lips".

Proverbs 16:4. "The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil".

Isaiah 45:7. "I form the light, and create darkness: I make…


Added by Anthony Jordan on June 28, 2014 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

The Divine Emotional Guilt Trip Of Suffering

"Well aren't you just a big boy!"

I'd just rang the door bell of the rather palatial corner lot's brick coated home a few seconds previous when I heard an elderly voice sounding rather enigmatic and enthusiastic, about what I had no idea, from the other side of the large front door…


Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on June 27, 2014 at 3:42pm — 2 Comments

Perennial Philosophy

Before I get started, I'd like to say that this post actually got me banned from the ThinkAtheist forum because it gave some people the impression that I was proselytizing an "LSD God." That is entirely a misinterpretation of what I'm attempting to convey here. So, I must make it clear right from the get go that I'm not trying to sell anyone any specific concept or ideology. These are simply my opinions, and so you're welcome to think…

Added by Matt--Lukin on June 25, 2014 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

June One

I'm on my way to my parents house. I haven't seen my brother in two years and he just arrived at their house with his family. No one told me they were coming to Colorado. Maybe its best, had I known I would have taken time off work to spend with them, but I'm not sure that is what they would have wanted.

My family holds me at arms length, the crazy uncle that they think is trying to "spread" atheism. The funny thing is my brother is a rather intelligent man and not as prone to…


Added by Jason Andrews on June 25, 2014 at 10:00am — 12 Comments


I'm seldom here anymore, checking funny or interesting articles. I'm seldom here anymore in my life, so absent from the day to day affairs. I wax exuberant and full of life to withdrawn into my own little world. Perhaps I am one of those lonely internet narcissists who feels no one has or ever really understand who they are. That is offset by my doubt that I am not of the caliber of anyone who is capable of a single original thought. I am not Milton, Shakespeare, Kant. I am the parrot of…


Added by Jason Andrews on June 25, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

Mondo Diablo 381: Hack or Genius? Why Can't it be Both?

This is a show about Harry Stephen Keeler. A Wonder of the 20th Century. Pay heed, my friends.



Men have tried to destroy Mondo Diablo

Alleee 1

Einstein's Secret Orchestra * Is This The Little Connie I Carry

George Carter * Ghost Woman Blues


Le Mur * 9090 Ministries

The Larry Shipley Singers * God Is

Little Marcy * When Mister…


Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on June 22, 2014 at 10:56pm — No Comments

Desperately Yours, Lucifer

Today's little blog entry is a deep one. It speaks to the effects of a religious upbringing on children's sexuality, focusing in particular on the children who don't receive the necessary confirmation within their flock and start looking for it anywhere they can.

Specifically, I wanted to share a story I'd heard from a close friend who suffered a…


Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on June 22, 2014 at 1:45pm — 2 Comments

Is this a step toward reason?

I read this article in today's news and couldn't help but feel positive. Surely it isn't just another way of putting out the "Christian Message", at least I hope it isn't.

Local News Ohio physicist, minister debate existence of God

June 21, 2014 09:19 EDT CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- A northeast Ohio church is grappling head-on with a fundamental question: Does God exist? The Northwest Church of Christ in Canton is hosting a debate on the topic Saturday night that is…


Added by Barbara Livingston on June 22, 2014 at 9:49am — 5 Comments

When a snail sheds its shell, it still remains a snail

When a snail sheds its shell, it still remains a snail -- Albert Einstein

Sreekanta Swamy (SS): Prof.Kumar, you call yourself a Hindu Brahmin but you seldom visit our Ganapathi temple and pray. I know you call yourself a Secular Humanist. But does this mean you are no longer a Hindu?

Me: My dear friend, the short answer is “No”. The long answer is: I was born a Hindu Brahmin. I still am one. What is …


Added by V.N.K.Kumar on June 21, 2014 at 8:26am — 1 Comment

Jesus Christ is King by Joshua Feuerstein

Direct quotes from Joshua Feuerstein:

I watched a video Jesus Christ is King. Here are some direct quotes: 

“Evolution is not a science and never will be because it was never observed.”

“Evolution is just a theory.”

“Chaos can never produce order.”

“Everything works like a clock; it has order.”

The universe “had to be through Intelligent Design.”

“I can’t look at all that creation and say that it was an accident.” 

“Creation has…


Added by Joan Denoo on June 21, 2014 at 12:22am — 5 Comments


I know the impact of criticism, I've known it all my life. It begins with my family who expects me to fit in, to think as they do, to do the things that they do, to remain silent because I say things they don't want to hear or read. 

Sometimes the criticism is constructive, offering me a new frame of reference, pointing out a contradiction, exposing my biases and these are all valuable and important in my creative processes. 

There is another kind of criticism that is less…


Added by Joan Denoo on June 19, 2014 at 11:30am — 3 Comments



Added by Aleister Gates on June 18, 2014 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Keeping religious exemptions out of the executive order

Greetings from South Africa.


Dear Christopher --

For the past two years, GetEQUAL and our community of organizers have worked…


Added by Christopher Cosgrove on June 17, 2014 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Whiny Petty People Holding Hands

Whiny Petty People Holding Hands

Added by Aleister Gates on June 17, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

Human Humans and Human Animals

Human Humans and Human Animals

In no case is an animal activity to be interpreted in terms of higher psychological processes if it can be fairly interpreted in terms of processes which stand lower in the scale of psychological evolution and development.” Morgan’s Canon…


Added by Edward Teach on June 16, 2014 at 1:24pm — 2 Comments

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