July 2009 Blog Posts (205)

Evangelist Alamo Guilty of Sex Crimes

Evangelist Alamo Guilty of Sex Crimes By JON GAMBRELL, AP

TEXARKANA, Ark. (July 24) - Tony Alamo, a one-time street preacher who built a multimillion-dollar ministry and became an outfitter of the stars, was convicted Friday of taking girls as young as 9 across state lines for sex.

Alamo stood silently as the verdict was read, a contrast to his occasional mutterings during testimony. His five victims sat looking forward in… Continue

Added by Rick on July 24, 2009 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments


Suffering the loss of a pregnancy, the Coleman family decides to adopt an older child, an orphan from Russia. Orphan strains to make benign scenes frightening, consequently asphyxiating the truly scary moments.

Kate (Vera Farmiga) and John (Peter Sarsgaard) want to add another child to their family, but after the still-birth of their child and family tragedy, pregnancy wasn’t an option anymore. They decided to adopt a child from a Catholic orphanage. There, they meet Ester, a young girl… Continue

Added by LaRae Meadows on July 24, 2009 at 7:01pm — No Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 206: Shep's Bulldada

"Shep" refers to the great Jean Shepherd of "A Christmas Story" fame. "Bulldada" is unintentional hilarity, and, in this case, unintentional hilarity of the type that finds its way to you in the mail, slipped into a library book, hiding on a thrift-store shelf, or pinned to a public kiosk. Information… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on July 24, 2009 at 6:01pm — No Comments

Craig's List Ranting

Sometimes I like to visit CL - parts of it are like a Springer episode in words. And sometimes I like to post something to get people all riled up - and to make myself feel better. It's very cathartic! Lately, with the 40th anniversary of the walk on the moon, there have been quite a few posts about it being a hoax. So in response to those posts, I posted this:

I'm just curious as to how many of you, hoax supporters and non-hoax supporters alike, buy into religion? Because THAT is… Continue

Added by Celtix1234 on July 24, 2009 at 3:02pm — 6 Comments

Mu: Scarier Than Hell!

For those of you who don't know what Mu means it is japanese for "nothingness" or "no meaning". I was reading an interview with Tsugumi Ohba (creator of the manga "Death Note") and he believed that when you die you go to Mu, in which it makes sense in an Atheistic point of view:everyone dies the same way, no right or wrong, you are like before you were born.

He had an interesting concept that actually disappearing to Mu is scarier than going to heaven or hell, because the result is… Continue

Added by Jennifer W on July 24, 2009 at 10:17am — 8 Comments

Team FSM on kiva

Here's some irony, and a chance to do some good in the world. The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is the largest religious congregation on charity website Kiva.org.

They are trying to raise $100,000 by the end of the summer and if you want to help, you can click here to join their team.

Kiva is a non-profit micro-lending institution primarily for the… Continue

Added by Paul on July 24, 2009 at 4:40am — No Comments

It's Foolproof!

Can't say I saw this when I was in India, but I don't think it would have surprised me. I saw stranger things...

From Yahoo! News

PATNA, India (Reuters) – Farmers in an eastern Indian state have asked their unmarried daughters to plow parched fields naked in a bid to embarrass the weather gods to bring some badly needed monsoon rain, officials said on Thursday.

Witnesses said… Continue

Added by Kristi Leitholt on July 24, 2009 at 2:17am — 1 Comment


Wow... talk about a sweet deal! The rents in D.C. are huge!

Talk about a sweet deal.

And all you gotta do is pound a… Continue

Added by Rick on July 23, 2009 at 11:37pm — No Comments

Talk about another "Religious Nutter" in the GOP

is it just me or do these people need professional… Continue

Added by Rick on July 23, 2009 at 11:30pm — 6 Comments

Would John Oxendine represent all Georgians?

John Oxendine is a Republican candidate for the Governor of Georgia. In this blog post, I raise serious questions about just who the Ox would represent were he elected.

@ WoodyBass.com

Added by Woody Bass on July 23, 2009 at 8:45pm — 2 Comments

Just wondering if anyone else saw this...

I saw this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQp_Ekr0oGA on tv today, and wondered if someone else caught the random atheist bashing (around 6:07). I'm not entirely sure how to link it, sorry.

Just so you don't have to watch it all, and because I know what watching a video on a dial-up connection is like, here's an overview: Steve Harvey was on the Tyra Banks Show [Yes, I watch Tyra, don't judge me. hahaha :P] talking about his new book, 'Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man'. When he got… Continue

Added by pirategirl17 on July 23, 2009 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

Honor attack in UK: acid poured down lover's throat

Muslim woman fears death in an honor killing after her lover was attacked with sulphuric acid. These killings, as we have documented here, happen again and again in an Islamic context -- yet the Daily Mail here attempts to give the impression that they happen all over the place.

Yet if they do happen in Hindu and Sikh communities, and among Christians (a more fanciful claim), the frequency is much greater among Muslims -- not least because there is Islamic legal sanction…

Added by Rooker on July 23, 2009 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Oh noes! Hairless Cats and heathen blog posts!

My new and improved blog. http://hellochaos74.wordpress.com/

Added by Agent Chaos on July 23, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

The Real Reasons People Believe in God

The Real Reasons People Believe in God

Some religious theists think it is appropriate to presume to inform atheists about why they really don't believe in any gods rather than simply listen to atheists in order to learn something. Perhaps atheists should instruct theists why they actually believe in gods. Theists offer all sorts of reasons for why they believe in a god but the only respectable reason is one which, if proven false, would at the very least cause them to seriously… Continue

Added by animus on July 23, 2009 at 6:24pm — 8 Comments

Chatting with a Mormon Missionary: Take 7

In this week's installment, I'll be posing as Andrew, a married man whose wife doesn't want him to convert to LDS.

You are speaking live with Jule', who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Information provided in this session is to provide assistance only and is not an official statement of the Church.

Jule': His this is Jule' and Kenzi, how can we help you?

Me: Hi I'm really interested in the Church of LDS, but my wife has a… Continue

Added by Angie Jackson on July 23, 2009 at 5:01pm — 1 Comment

Long Silence - Updates

I really haven't had much to say here. Sometimes it seems like there's so many social networking sites it's almost impossible to keep all the passwords straight and breaking into a new one seems like a lot of work. Today however I have things to talk about that are most appropriate in a theist-free zone.

Last night I had a dream that some of my best atheist friends changed their minds and started believing in g0d. It was extremely uncomfortable. I think it all ties in with some… Continue

Added by Tak G. on July 23, 2009 at 3:20pm — No Comments

The Creation Museum - My Summer Vacation Part 2

Ok, I am finally getting around to the best part of my trip. As I mentioned in my last blog on the trip, I got caught behind a major wreck outside of Columbus, Ohio. I didn't end up in Cincinnati until 5am, and I was going to be at the museum when they opened the doors. I slept a few hours and pulled into the museum at 10am. I hope they were prepared for a grumpy atheist because that is exactly what they got.

At 10am, I entered the gates behind… Continue

Added by John Q. Antichrist or Rosco on July 23, 2009 at 1:02pm — 5 Comments

Freethinking for kids

In their latest issue, New Humanist magazine has an article by Danny Postel in which he discusses his attempts to provide his children with some humaist reading material, partly as a counterbalance to the Christian texts (and religious services) their mother, a Catholic, has introduced them to.

His attempts raised some interesting questions and the article is well worth a read.

Added by Paul on July 23, 2009 at 11:35am — 1 Comment

What happens when your kid’s an atheist and you send them to Sunday school…

Mom thought she’d jerk a not in her young atheist son’s tail so she sent him with the neighbors kids to Sunday school. The subject was going to be Moses and his taking his people to safety.

The kid comes home and mom asks, “Well, what did you learn today?”

“Well mom”, the boys starts,

“There was this heavy hitter ‘made” man named Rambo Moses who went off to Egypt to free some people.

He humped a 100 pound rucksack across the burning desert sands and went behind… Continue

Added by Rick on July 23, 2009 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

The mind plays weird games with us

Ok so this is my first blog post and I would very much appreciate any feedback on my writing you may have.

Since I acknowledged that I was an atheist, at least to myself, the mental filters that blocked out most religious remarks from family have been utterly demolished. What I mean is that before admitting my atheism I didn't notice very many remarks mentioning god, but now I notice at least one every day. For instance this morning my parents were watching TV and my mom sang the… Continue

Added by David Lee Halle II on July 23, 2009 at 12:44am — 1 Comment

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