July 2009 Blog Posts (205)

Harry Potter and the Half Assed Film

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is the sixth movie in Harry Potter film series. Too dependent on previous films or expecting the audience to have read the books, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince fails to develop into a complete movie.

Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) is whisked away by his professor and fellow wizard Dumbledore (Michael Gambon )to meet with Horace Slughorn (Jim Broadbent) to encourage him to return to his professorship at Hogwarts School. Harry and… Continue

Added by LaRae Meadows on July 14, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

My approach to explaining atheism

My main approach to explaining atheism is not to deny God but, rather, to deny any knowledge about the supernatural: and I think we can all agree that God is as supernatural as it gets.

A common response to the above assertion goes something like, "What IS the supernatural, anyway?", or "That depends on what you mean by supernatural".

So let's clearly delineate the difference between the natural and supernatural realms.

The natural realm is the entire universe… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on July 14, 2009 at 8:40pm — No Comments

The Supernatural, Dogma and Fraud

At the micro level -- individuals and local churches -- religion often provides comfort and community. However, at the macro level of organized religion, the consequences of belief systems based on the supernatural become clear.

Because they all make exclusive claims to God, the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) have been THE most persistently divisive influence in all of human history. If you doubt that, just turn on the news or visit the library or Google it.… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on July 14, 2009 at 8:36pm — 5 Comments

My story

Here goes...48 years old (almost)...born into a Catholic family... did all the rituals (baptism, first communion, confirmation) at my family's request...basically floated along in the womb of the Catholic church, blissfully unaware of options...many of the rules of the church seemed hypocritical to what I was seeing, as well as contradictory...as I got older, I became indifferent to the hypocrisy I was seeing daily in school and church, and I started skipping mass weekly...went to the nearby… Continue

Added by David Young on July 14, 2009 at 8:01pm — No Comments

Just Ask deletedSoul

Back in 2006, when I was just coming to terms with my lack of belief in religion or a deity, one blogger in particular was a true inspiration and encouragement to me. gasmonso of ReligiousFreaks.com lent me his ear on more than one occasion when I was struggling with issues, and provided humorous and enlightening reading material to boot. In early 2007, after reading my post "Me at 17",… Continue

Added by deletedsoul on July 14, 2009 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Bad Driving - Nothing to do with Atheism

Goddamn! Jesus Christ! I've been having to yell these a lot lately. Granted, I have driven nearly 3,000 in the last 10 days. I had to deal with jackasses riding my bumper in rural Pennsylvania at 2am. I have also had to deal with Manhattan traffic at noon on a Tuesday. Neither of these situation were as bad as traveling the open roads of America.

1st off, driving tests should include some sort of test for a person's ability to multi-task. Multi-tasking is highly important while… Continue

Added by John Q. Antichrist or Rosco on July 14, 2009 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Typical Reaction To Atheism In America

"I just found out that a good friend of mine from high school is now an atheist.. sad day."


(h/t @LilHappyHeathen)

Added by Rooker on July 14, 2009 at 2:51am — 6 Comments


Every once In a while ya wonder if you’re the only one, but ya know your not. Well, here is a video, yes, I found on YouTube that list some well know people who, just happen to be ATHEISTS. WHOA…dude…there’s a bunch of us.

I know there’s one congressmen whose one or rather open about being an atheist.

I just think back about how many get or got so pissed off about me being an atheist. I mean they just sat there and stewed about it.

I wonder how many of these people’s employees… Continue

Added by Rick on July 14, 2009 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

The Holy Foreskin

This is a translation from an original post I made in Spanish. There's more talk about this issue in the hispanic blogs, perhaps due to the increased catholic presence. I guess some probably have not heard about this.

You won't believe this one.

There's many questions that go unanswered in the catholic catechism. How did all the animals fit in the ark? Did Adam have a bellybutton? Do you really expect us to believe this shit? There are other questions, however,… Continue

Added by vandrerol on July 14, 2009 at 12:00am — 4 Comments


I take no credit for this, so I'll just link it. This is one of the greatest things ever written.


Added by Tex on July 13, 2009 at 10:10pm — 1 Comment

Understanding Roe vs Wade

I've been defending a position on the "Are there any Pro-life atheists out there" discussion that turns out to be the same as the Supreme Court's position. LoL. Embarrassing! I thought Roe vs Wade gave women the right to abortion "at will". It does, but only until the fetus is viable outside the womb (currently between 20th and 24th weeks). This is… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on July 13, 2009 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments


Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) is an Atheist

Posted: 06 Jul 2009 04:05 AM PDT

Daniel Radcliffe as Harry PotterImage by longplay via Flickr

Daniel Radcliffe, the actor who has player Harry Potter in the films of that name, has confirmed in an Esquire interview that he is an atheist. As reported in The Telegraph, Radcliffe not only identified himself as an atheist in this interview but expressed his respect for Richard Dawkins. I suppose Christian… Continue

Added by Rick on July 13, 2009 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Vodou ritual may be behind death

AN: I'm posting this here, but I encourage you to visit the blog because the conversation in the comments was so interesting and emotional. One of the victim's friends found my blog and wanted to give some input. "It all seemed so harmless," she said.

Readers: It's been brought to my attention that some of the details… Continue

Added by Billy Deaton on July 13, 2009 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Karen Morin Is Not Fit To Be A Parent

Originally published by me on May 7th at my personal blog

The woman being written about is devoutly Catholic and chose to put her offended sense of morality ahead of her child's education. I was a little miffed when I wrote this.


I've just spotted… Continue

Added by Rooker on July 13, 2009 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

The Religion of Peace Strikes Again

A HIGH profile Sudanese woman journalist is facing 40 lashes after being accused of wearing "indecent" clothes, with 10 women already whipped for similar offences against Islamic law.


Added by Rooker on July 13, 2009 at 4:53am — 1 Comment

A little more Switzerland.

I added a few short videos I took on my explorations about town and in the mountains.

Nothing whatsoever to do with atheism but I figured since everyone was getting a lot of joy out of the photos they might get a kick out of these or if nothing else then my accent. ;-)

How English do I sound? (hides under desk)

Added by Richard Healy on July 13, 2009 at 4:30am — No Comments

Simon's Dream Is Over

In 1956, in Lord of the Flies, William Golding predicted that humanity is in the process of destroying the world. The choir boys were a composite of the human condition, and as a group they were fundamentally evil. They were tribal carnivores with short-term goals. They cared nothing about the health of the island itself. At the end of the book, the island was wasted and moribund, except for the intervention of a mysterious sea captain who arrives in the nick of time.

The… Continue

Added by Rich Goss on July 12, 2009 at 6:38pm — 11 Comments

Summer Vacation starring John Q. Antichrist - Part 1

It has been eventful summer for me with three vacations so far. I'm hoping my traveling is over now. I love to go on vacation, but I am the type of person that starts yearning for my bed after four days away.

I am only going to cover the most recent vacation in this blog because it is the vacation that will interest the fine folks here on the Nexus. It started Thursday July 1 when I departed Arkansas for a family reunion in the Pennsylvania Dutch country.…


Added by John Q. Antichrist or Rosco on July 12, 2009 at 6:03pm — 4 Comments

Shouting from the Rooftops

You know how when you fall in love, you just want to tell everyone? To shout it from the rooftops? It's so exciting and fresh, and you want everyone to know. That's some of what I'm feeling right now. I stated in my "about me" section that I am a new atheist. It feels a lot like falling in love. I want to tell everyone! I want everyone to know what I've discovered so they can discover it too! But, exclaiming my realization that religion is a bunch of baloney won't garner the same response as… Continue

Added by Jennifer E. on July 12, 2009 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

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