July 2009 Blog Posts (205)

The Bible Ladies

Back when I was still basically a Christian but starting to question things, we moved from AZ to AR. My daughter started kindergarten in a tiny school, and all was going well until she started having dreams about Satan. I had never told them about Satan, so to hear of her nightmares, in addition to her recent propensity for pointing out who was going to hell in certain TV shows, was alarming to me. Upon questioning her, I found out who was filling her head with such fears: The Bible Ladies.… Continue

Added by Celtix1234 on July 16, 2009 at 10:48pm — 4 Comments

First Blog Entry

Hey, sorry I haven't done much with this site yet. I am very glad to be a part of the Atheist Nexus community. It's so comforting, like coming home.

I have been working on YouTube videos detailing my experience with the Worldwide Church of God. If you're interested, I invite you to check them out. Here's a link to my latest video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InaPGWgAlEc

I hope to be posting more on this blog and creating more videos soon! Feel free to ask questions. I would love to… Continue

Added by Jeanine on July 16, 2009 at 10:42pm — No Comments

Evolution vs. Creation

Come check out my new post ripping on creationist literature from the Worldwide Church of God. I'll give you cookies if you leave a comment!

Added by Angie Jackson on July 16, 2009 at 10:05pm — 1 Comment

NO RUSH FOR PEWS

I found this in the June 20th issue of The Economist magazine. I get it time to time. I first came across it back in the late 1970’s to early 80’s. It’s one of those publications that has been around for decades. This article is about church attendance in recessions. It’s titled, “No Rush For Pews” and can be found on page 32. It doesn’t’ give credit to who the author is.

No Rush for pews

A counter-intuitive finding from the…
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Added by Rick on July 16, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

anniversary and vacation

I got married four years ago today. Of course, I'm just realizing that at 8:12 pm so I suppose that's a sign of how long four years really is, and how little this date matters to me anymore. We got separated a few months later, so it wasn't by any stretch a long-term marriage. But still, it's weird to think I haven't had a single vacation day since then. I'm leaving town (and my kid, with family) to go on a vacation the 20th through 27th. I hope I have a freaking blast. I'll be sure to update… Continue

Added by Angie Jackson on July 16, 2009 at 7:14pm — 2 Comments

Worthy cause: Reconstructing the clitoris.

I was just reading that there's a charity (http://Clitoraid.org) which is building a clinic in Burkina Faso expressly for the purpose of restoring clitoral pleasure to Muslim women who have been mutilated by clitoridectomies.



Clitoraid raised more than $50,000 (U.S.) to build the facility and construction began in late April. They are planning on building more clinics.



I Googled medical procedures to reconstruct the… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on July 16, 2009 at 5:30pm — 7 Comments

It's time to mess with Texas

I've also posted this at the ever-growing Good Reason News, please visit, if you feel like it.

Thanks.

-b.




A Wall Street Journal article says there's a big push to bring Christianity into the public classroom.



The Texas Board of Education, which recently approved new science standards that made room for…
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Added by Billy Deaton on July 16, 2009 at 5:23pm — 3 Comments

Losing my Confrontation Virginity

I posted this on the Forum, as well, under the "Coming Out" section. :)



So, I'm a pretty new atheist. I've been a doubter for a very, very long time, but, until recently, just didn't deal with that aspect of my life. I just pushed it aside and ignored it. It's just been in the past couple of months that I've confronted the question of what I believe and come to realize that I am, indeed, an atheist. I've come out to a few people - my husband, my sister, a friend from work. But no one… Continue

Added by Jennifer E. on July 16, 2009 at 3:16pm — 19 Comments

Primate archaeology sheds light on human origins





Source: EurekaAlert



A University of Calgary archaeologist who is one of the few researchers in the world studying the material culture of human beings' closest living relatives – the great apes – is joining his colleagues in creating a new discipline devoted to the history of tool use in all primate species in order to better understand human evolution.



Julio Mercader, holder of the Canada Research Chair in Tropical Archaeology in the U of C's… Continue

Added by Dawn Meggison on July 16, 2009 at 11:16am — 2 Comments

another great site

log onto jesusneverexisted.com for a great look at Humphrie's analysis of the greatest tragedy of mankind...religion, specifically the abrahamic ones. He also does radio interviews and is on youtube. It is good to have this information on hand to educate the religious people in your life..and if you don't educate them, you at least shut them up.

Added by Stephanie Norris on July 16, 2009 at 10:29am — 1 Comment

What the hell is an atheist church?

Is there something to worship? Will we have cake stalls and car boot sales? Raise money for charity? Congratulate ourselves on our faithlessness? Or just have regular piss-ups?



I know conventional churches do more than just worship invisible beings but that is meant to be their main purpose.



I definitely wouldn't want to call it a church ffs. This sounds like the sort of thing accomodationists would set up in order to try to camouflage their atheism. "Oh yes I go to church… Continue

Added by Janet Holmes on July 16, 2009 at 12:22am — 7 Comments

A REVIEW OF THE DEBATE “IS ABORTION MORALLY JUSTIFIABLE IN A FREE SOCIETY?”

Participants:

Peter Kreeft, Professor of Philosophy, Boston College

David Boonin, Associate Professor of Philosophy, UC-Boulder

Yale University



Download available at: http://www.isi.org/lectures/lectures.aspx?SBy=lecture&Sfor=28e773af-4bd2-44da-8b3e-be5570fad64d

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Professor David Boonin began this debate with an analogy which illustrated the difference between… Continue

Added by Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM on July 15, 2009 at 11:00pm — 60 Comments

Mondo DIablo Episode 205: Alcohol is Dynamite





The clips this week are from the film of the same name; the rant is from work.



You'll definitely want to check out a site belonging to the singer of "Rub-a-Dub:" Chris Wind. There's a lot of stuff on there that I'll be playing in the next several weeks, and even a great Christmas album!



Playlist



Alcohol is Dynamite 1

Alleee… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on July 15, 2009 at 10:07pm — No Comments

Toddler Starved Deliberately For Not Saying 'Amen'

Two women members of a fanatical religious cult are accused of starving a toddler to death after the boy refused to say "Amen" after meals.



Queen Antoinette and Trevia Williams are two of four members of the now-defunct religious group who are accused of denying food and water to 1-year-old Javon Thompson.



More...



It doesn't say from… Continue

Added by Rooker on July 15, 2009 at 10:04pm — 1 Comment

Let's Carpetbomb This Poll

"Put 'In God We Trust' on visitor's center, and be quiet already"



This poll is currently 3 : 1 in the wrong direction. Let's turn it around.



Also, somebody buy that guy a copy of a third-grader's social studies book and highlight the page on the First Amendment. He keeps saying that phrase, but I don't think it means what… Continue

Added by Rooker on July 15, 2009 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

...forgive me!!

...for not including the link to that awesome article 'Questions For God' (my previous post). Sorry guys : )

...here it is:



http://www.stumbleupon.com/s/#2q4vsg/www.ethicalatheist.com/docs/questions_for_god.html/



...thanks for being like me, and opening my eyes and mind to the real truth. I finally found home.

...rock on.



~*Laurie-Ann*~

Added by Laurie-Ann on July 15, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Not My God-- personal stories of atheists in America

Welcome to Gabbin’ About God, sponsored by Ace Religious Supplies, where they say, “If we don’t got it, it ain’t holy.”



Just kidding. This is Not My God, a site for the personal aspect of atheism. I’m putting together a book with that title, having already 20 interviews lined up, but I still want to hear from more of you. I couldn’t find many personal stories of atheists. Dan Barker talked about his in his book Losing Faith in Faith and Julia Sweeney described hers in the monologue… Continue

Added by Sarah Trachtenberg on July 15, 2009 at 12:44pm — 6 Comments

Lincoln Nebraska

Jason Frye is putting on a regional Freethinker conference in Lincoln, NE Aug. 14-15. I will be speaking on my book and some of our Recovering From Religion (RR) facilitators will be presenting on RR. This is an exciting opportunity to challenge folks in the Nebraska-Iowa area to come out and let the fundamentalists know that we are here to stay. I hope you will help us get the word out. I'll post more information as soon as I have it.

Added by Darrel Ray on July 15, 2009 at 11:19am — No Comments

...found this on Stumble Upon and couldn't wait to share it with you all!!

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Ethical Atheist

Questions for God

(Are you listening...?)





God, if you truly exist, we have a few (dozen) questions for you. Why don't you answer them for us? P.S. Any of your followers are welcome to answer these too. This is just the start of questions we have and there are obviously some we neglected in this version. So, all atheists, please submit your questions to be added to the list. And... "God", you're omniscient, so… Continue

Added by Laurie-Ann on July 15, 2009 at 8:13am — 3 Comments

Textbook Disclaimer Stickers

"This book was anonymously donated to your school library to discreetly promote magical, religious alternatives to the theory of evolution. Please reshelve it in the fiction section."

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Added by Rooker on July 15, 2009 at 3:40am — No Comments

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