We've lived here 10 years without a visit, and 2 days ago, they finally came. Well, one of them visited, the other was visiting the Reformed LDS guys across the street. My clean-cut visitor sweetly enquired as to why I was an atheist: was I mad at God? Did something happen? One event? I told him that it was a process of educating myself and actually READING the Bible - it is so full of contradictions and downright lies. He agreed, "Yes, it IS full of contradictions, isn't it?" I thought to… Continue
Added by Celtix1234 on July 6, 2009 at 11:54pm —
Warning: This is wild speculation from someone who probably doesn't know what he's talking about. Please link me to any resources that would set me straight. :)
Cliffs Notes: Could the possibility of a fundamental resolution to the universe explain dark matter/energy?
Something about the search for the nature of dark matter/energy has always bugged me. Every time I've seen the topic explored (and I admit I haven't done any really advanced reading on it), they've taken for… Continue
Added by Matthew Orlando on July 6, 2009 at 10:47pm —
This is the film from The American Meat Concern
, or Institute or something.
Beau Hunks * Our Gang Music
This is Life 1
Billy May * Goin' Out of my Head
Shirley and Lee * Let the Good Times Roll
This is Life 2
Ennio Morricone * Giocoso, Gioioso
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on July 6, 2009 at 9:21pm —
Hahahaha! This is great. "You should have learned the truth, like everyone else, through one of the questionable edits of my best selling book, about… Continue
Added by Sara Ksenia on July 6, 2009 at 9:05pm —
Would you go on this kind of game show? I think I would!
"Turkish television Kanal T is launching a game show where a Muslim imam, a Christian Priest, a rabbi and a Buddhist monk try to convert 10 atheists, reports Reuters. Converts win the pilgrimage of their chosen faith: Mecca for Muslims, the Vatican for Christians, Jerusalem for Jews and Tibet for Buddhists."
They say the purpose of the show is to get people to believe in SOMETHING, though I know a few Atheistic… Continue
Added by Sara Ksenia on July 6, 2009 at 7:47pm —
I am very amused by this but also saddened by the thought of how theists would react to a gameshow aimed at persuading theists to renounce their theism.
Added by Mike Gonsalves on July 6, 2009 at 7:40pm —
Added by Sara Ksenia on July 6, 2009 at 1:28pm —
The UK’s Schools Secretary, Ed Balls, is to crack down
on homophobic bullying among pupils.
Perhaps he ought to begin with the General Teaching Council for England, which last week watered down
its code of conduct to appease “faith” groups.
A section of the code designed to tackle discrimination was changed… Continue
Added by Andy Armitage on July 6, 2009 at 11:30am —
The following is an excerpt from "Exodus from Zion".
It rained nearly every day that summer, one brief storm over lunch and then over within an hour. Rain would beat against the thin trailer windows of my grandmother's home as my sister and I picked a black-and-white movie to watch while we ate. Giggy would eat one giant bowl of Santa Fe rice and beans or else half a sleeve of saltine crackers dipped in the egg salad that was a staple of that refrigerator for the fourteen… Continue
Added by Angie Jackson on July 6, 2009 at 11:18am —
A new organisation of lunatic bigots gets under way today, after its leading light said gay people should “change and repent”
This is arch homophobe Michael Nazir-Ali, Bishop of Rochester, UK.
Change into what? A nice skimpy low-cut number with sequins? And repent for what? For not keeping you out of the country when you immigrated here from… Continue
Added by Andy Armitage on July 6, 2009 at 10:00am —
It is no secret that people have long protested not only the Harry Potter books but the movies as well. Many of those people who protest do so with their religious conviction in mind.
Added by Trina Hoaks on July 6, 2009 at 9:21am —
Atheist Alliance International (AAI) in conjunction with The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science (RDF) is hosting what is shaping up to be one of the best conventions this year.
Added by Trina Hoaks on July 6, 2009 at 8:59am —
I always thought I hated comic books. As a kid I avoided shows like X-men and Batman and TNMT, and I have no idea why. Point being, until my favorite kick ass Vampire slayer (Anita Blake) was turned into a comic book, I never read any comics at all. After Anita, I picked up X-Men: The End, and I was stricken with Emma Frost, after that I went on to explore more interesting characters, and actually bought comics for the first time in my life (as a 19 year old no less) I fell in love with… Continue
Added by Antonio Villalpando on July 5, 2009 at 7:22pm —
This is a repost from my regular blog here. It documents one particular difficulty I did not anticipate when looking for an apartment in New Jersey. I thought it would be a good introduction for this profile.
"Cody does not find a suitable apartment"
"I'm a very religious person. I probably should've told you that on the phone."
.: So began a three hour… Continue
Added by Caulimovirus on July 5, 2009 at 6:49pm —
I can't believe I just watched this movie! My brain is bleeding! It has had to be the corniest movie I ever seen in quite sometime. The only reason why I didn't leave the movie was because I was with friends. People were actually clapping at the end of the movie, I said "wow, really?" This movie was made for stupid people.
Added by Jennifer W on July 5, 2009 at 6:00pm —
But according to Yoda, I should do...there is no try. OK, so what's on my mind? Well, I stumbled across this site while looking for support groups for overcoming compulsive overeating. The problem with support groups for that kind of thing is that 12 step is huge. There's OA and FAA that my therapist pointed me toward. There's no way I can possibly join a support group where at least 4 of 12 steps involve surrendering to and putting faith in a higher power that I don't believe in. They say they… Continue
Added by Sakura Yoseido on July 5, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Is just too darned easy
Added by Jeff on July 5, 2009 at 11:33am —
The following, clipped from the DNAIndia.com news site, is a revealing glimpse of the abject incompatibility between Islamic and Western values.
Sarkozy's remarks on burqa only to provoke Muslims
New Delhi: Muslim leaders today slammed French president Nicolas Sarkozy for describing the burqa as a sign of "subservience", saying it was a "direct attack" on Islamic identity and meant to "provoke" the…
Added by Atheist Exile on July 5, 2009 at 7:00am —
It is a glaring “error” that should make even the most rabid religious right Christian fundamentalist wince with discomfort. Moreover, it illustrates yet another example of a New Testament writer failing to give full thought to what he is writing. In other words, failing to see things through to their logical conclusion. Due to the uncritical, unquestioning mind-set of Christian fundamentalists, however, this glaring incongruity continually fails to be held up to rigid scrutiny it so rightly… Continue
Added by Greywolf on July 5, 2009 at 6:35am —
Which is the worse: coming out as gay or coming out as an atheist?
There was an interesting piece
in the US paper the Examiner
a few days ago on this very subject – and the writer reckons it’s often harder to come out as atheist.
She relates an old joke:
If you’re afraid to tell your parents that you’re an… Continue
Added by Andy Armitage on July 5, 2009 at 3:40am —