July 2009 Blog Posts (220)

Seeing things

The Freethinker tells us of “thousands of Irish Catholic eedjits [who] have flocked to a County Limerick church to pray at the stump of a recently cut willow tree”.

And why? Well, it “allegedly bears a resemblance to She Who Was Once Knocked Up by the Almighty”, that’s why.

So it’s a case of here we go again. Ever looked at a cloud and seen a shape you… Continue

Added by Andy Armitage on July 13, 2009 at 7:30am — 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

Science And Religion : A Truce

I took this from a posting on the Atheism vs Christianity Google Group.

It's beautiful.


by Joe E. Holman


I, Science, have heard your plea for a truce, oh religion, My nemesis

of ages past.

You are wounded, oh religion.

The still-warm blood runs down your side as you say it did your savior

on the cross.

My Soldiers in white… Continue

Added by Trance Gemini on July 12, 2009 at 10:43am — 3 Comments

Does it matter that Bible knowledge is on the decline in Britain?

Bible knowledge is on the decline in Britain. Fewer than one in twenty are able to name all of the Ten Commandments, and a number of youngsters thought the Bible “old-fashioned”.

Well, it is, I suppose. It’s been around for quite a while now.

A survey, according to the Reuters story linked to above, says that 40 per cent “did not know that the tradition of exchanging Christmas presents… Continue

Added by Andy Armitage on July 12, 2009 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

Irish government: Fascists or just cowards?

Hey all, I'm a day or two late on this and I'm guessing someone will have a bunch of information to add to this. Feel free to read it and respond either here or at Good Reason News

It's difficult to make heads or tales of this Irish Blasphemy Law. The law calls for a €25,000 fine for… Continue

Added by Billy Deaton on July 11, 2009 at 11:43pm — 4 Comments

Re-starting My Atheist "Education"

Unlike theology, atheism isn't really taught in institutions of higher learning except at religious universities for the purpose of apologetics. Since that is the case, I'm trying to get back into reading some of the more well-known books on the subject to educate myself. Last summer I read The God Delusion, God is Not Great, and about half of The End of Faith. This spring, I bought Letter to a Christian Nation and read it at least 3 times.

Today, after being… Continue

Added by Kristi Leitholt on July 11, 2009 at 8:46pm — 16 Comments

Holiday in Switzerland

To anyone who follows my activities on my page, this is just to announce that I've just now finished uploading the photos from my holiday last year to Zermatt, Switzerland.

You can see them all in a slideshow on my page.

If you like any of them double click the image to go to the photo in the album where I've penned a short comment about each one.


Added by Richard Healy on July 11, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

We ain't half got it easy in Britain.

While perusing this 'ere site I've seen many posts and blogs discussing 'coming out' as an atheist. Initially I was a tad miffed by this. I knew that the situation in other parts of the world was much worse than it is here but I don't think I realised quite how ghastly it actually is.

I saw references to coming out as atheist and thought, 'You what? Coming out as gay was a big step, and came after much stalling, self-doubt and soul searching. It was a very big, and hard, step to… Continue

Added by Dave P on July 11, 2009 at 3:22pm — 6 Comments

New Look for "A Cleverer Version Of Myself"

Hooray! I finally changed my blog!

I have been hoping to get some art and my new "logo" up on this blog for quite some time and last night, after some serious html wars with blogger, I managed to get things to look pretty much like I intended.

The new art at the top is mine, obviously, and I'm hoping to get it onto a T-shirt pretty soon... just have to get a day that I can pull out all of my screen printing supplies and get organized.

For your viewing pleasure,… Continue

Added by EnsignR on July 11, 2009 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Atheist Community Leaders

I want a community. I want to be a part of a physical place…almost like church minus the crazy…

I’m the only atheist I know save for one other person who refuses to let other’s know for fear of judgment…I get lonely sometimes. It’s not fair that there are so many monotheists out there. You can walk up to anybody on the street, any whore, any drug dealer, any mom, any student, and teacher, and police officer, and murderer and there is a good chance that person believes in some kind of… Continue

Added by Diana Graves on July 11, 2009 at 5:08am — 5 Comments

I should be working.

If my work was a stack of paper, it would most likely be toppling right now. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on perspective), technical errors are preventing actual productivity. Fortuitous, but shameful.

I’m settled with my bastardly, atheistic views. I’m part of a larger community than I ever realized. The internet is full of blogs, networking and info sites for the godless. I’m in a constant state of learning, seeing my knowledge and opinion morph within rationality.… Continue

Added by Sixfeetunderthegun on July 10, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

seeking help for 2010 Atheist Calendar

the Atheist Fun Club is seeking help making a 2010 Atheist Calendar. It will have all the important "atheist holidays" and none of the religious holidays. Also, the theme is "Atheists are your neighbors and we are seeking photographs of atheist models doing ordinary things, for example, we have "Marissa is an atheist who is a student" (she is reading Origin of Species) and "Jules and Valentine are atheists who like to play chess"
if you wish to help email Atheist.Fun.Club@gmail.com

Added by Hank Hyena on July 10, 2009 at 1:21pm — 7 Comments

God is NOT dead!

Would that he were.

Added by Howard S. Dunn on July 10, 2009 at 12:26pm — 4 Comments

A Mormon Encounter(AKA how I was not intellectually stimulated)

Are some people beyond reason and logic? In my most recent exploits, I would have to say yes. I would like to believe that there is a chance for the seriously deluded Jesus follower, but evidence to the contrary is consistently appearing before me.

For instance, these "believers" (my neighbors) spoke of how they do not believe in Jesus, they "know" Jesus.Then one of them proceeded to give examples, like miracles. Okay, I say, lets talk about "miracles". Why doesn’t God heal amputees?… Continue

Added by It's just Matt on July 10, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Why does someone have to be Pro-Life or Pro-Choice?

Just an open question. I am neither pro-life or pro-choice. I have an opinion, but I cannot label myself as either.

Added by Phillip Mixon on July 10, 2009 at 9:48am — 5 Comments

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