July 2009 Blog Posts (205)

Science And Religion : A Truce

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



It's beautiful.



http://debunkingchristianity.blogspot.com/2009/07/science-and-religion-truce.html



by Joe E. Holman



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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

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.


RH.

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

Pro-life or Pro-choice . . . how about Pro-decency?

The following is copied from the "Are there any pro-life athiests out there?" discussion. It's the first time I've staked out my position in writing and I'm pleased with it, so in the blog it goes!



I think we should recognize, from the get-go, that it's highly unlikely that anybody's stance on this controversial issue is going to change if they've already staked out a position… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on July 10, 2009 at 9:00am — 11 Comments

The Origin of Evil: God's Dirty Little Secret

Let us assume, for the sake of argument, that “God” actually exists.



Let us, then, go back in time; to the dawn of time; on a hypothetical journey to the time before time even began; to that time referred to in Scripture as “In the beginning”.



At a certain point during our imaginary journey into preexistence, we will come across God deep in thought mulling over the idea of creating the very universe in which we humans now reside.



A blink of an eye later and we… Continue

Added by Greywolf on July 10, 2009 at 8:50am — 3 Comments

Prohibition gets a little...male enhancement. (Now it can screw us harder.)

I didn't find this out until just now, but a couple of weeks ago, Congress passed a bill that outlaws clove cigarettes and all other flavored tobacco products. It goes into effect in less than three months.



Supposedly, this is to keep kids from smoking. I call BULLSHIT.



It would be an understatement to say I'm not exactly a fan of Big Tobacco, and I'm certainly not a habitual smoker. And I think most flavored smokes taste like shit. But why the fuck is the government… Continue

Added by Femina Irata on July 10, 2009 at 5:58am — No Comments

HONOUR-BASED VIOLENCE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

While looking up a story for a Friend on here, I found the originator for the story. It is a UK based group called, “The Institute for Study of Civil Society” or CIVITAS. Their web address is:

http://www.civitas.org.uk





They also have free e-books. One is titled:



Crimes of the Community:

Honour-based violence in the UK

by

James Brandon and Salam Hafez…



Continue

Added by Rick on July 10, 2009 at 2:30am — No Comments

Not Available in All States

Ban this Phrase: Not Available in All States



With apologies to Billy Mays, why do advertisers and marketers use the phrase “Not Available in All States”? This phrase, submitted by a reader, has the total opposite meaning than what it should have and has to be one of the stupidest phrases devised by marketers and businesses, and no doubt lawyers as well, since all the states became the United States.



Now wait! Before this article is over, YOU WILL WANT TO KNOW what to do… Continue

Added by Tom Melchiorre on July 9, 2009 at 5:59pm — No Comments

DIRECTV and Christian Media...

I am getting ready to move and I was looking for options beyond Comcast Cable for my Wife and I in our new place. We were recently on the coast with some friends and the house we rented for the weekend had DIRECTV. I made a note that compression artifacts were not as apparent compared to Digital Cable and that it changed channels much more smoothly than does Comcast's offering. (They only had 10 channels or so unlocked so I couldn't really look into content much and since our friends have a… Continue

Added by Joshua Dolan on July 9, 2009 at 4:06pm — 2 Comments

Here's My Story

Being new to this site, I feel I should write up my own "deconversion" story for any of you out there who want to get to know me better. I'm always looking for friends! It's hard to find like-minded people out there, which is why I'm so excited to have found Atheist Nexus. I'm definitely an internet geek, and I sometimes find it easier to connect with people online rather than in real life. If there are any of you in the Spokane area, let me know! I'd love to make some friends and meet up for… Continue

Added by Kristi Leitholt on July 9, 2009 at 3:03pm — 9 Comments

Staks

Oh no, first blog anxiety. It feels too much like dipping a toe in dark waters. Will it be cold, warm or will something bite me?



Well, I'm going to try for a nice short and mellow first blog.



There is wonderful website called Dangerous Talk, http://dangeroustalk.net

It's ran by a man names Staks. It is a pretty great place to go for some interesting conversations and to bust religions balls...fun, fun.…



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Added by Diana Graves on July 9, 2009 at 7:03am — 3 Comments

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