Wanna be cured of being a poofter? Easy-peasy. Just get into the lotus position, take some deep breaths, let them out slowly (remember to breathe in again after each exhalation, though, or you might go blue in the face).
Hey presto! Before you can say Bhagavad Gita, you’re straight.
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 —
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:
They also have free e-books. One is titled:
Crimes of the Community:
Honour-based violence in the UK
James Brandon and Salam Hafez…
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
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
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
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.…
Religious fanatics have been jailed for an attack on the UK home of a publisher. His “crime”? He dared to want to publish a novel about Aisha, the child bride of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad.
Now, according toThe Times, among others, three Islamic fundamentalists have been banged up “for an arson attack on a London publisher who planned to print an ‘offensive’ book about the Prophet… Continue
OK, this is my first post, but it's 1am and I'm a little tired. Need to be quick, as I'm not supposed to have PC access right now....
My family currently requires me to go to church with them twice a week: once on Sunday morning, and once on either Sunday or Wednesday night. That often interferes with my work schedule, but they don't care. They'll just kick me out of the house if I refuse (not joking, sadly).
Tonight I sat through an hour of the youth pastor explaining the… Continue
I've had this dream ever since I noticed a little subdevelopment go in south of our town. Within a short amount of time, it had a state sign announcing it as the town of "Saddlebrook". I was aghast that this tiny little spot could suddenly appear and call itself a town, with the state's blessings (!) in such a short amount of time! And you can't even see any houses! Just roads! (I'm sure there are houses somewhere....like over the hill or something...surely....).
You would think this sort of thing only happens in Africa or, at a stretch in some backwoods bible belt county in the United States. But no, it has happened in South Australia, in an area I might be moving to. According to the Sydney Morning Herald:… Continue
I used to think that faith in a Great Beyond - some other, bigger space - a space that transcended time and, well, space - was a comforting and desirable idea to hold on to. Somehow, I felt it in my bones. I had faith. Blessed was I who believed but did not see. I would live forever ... and ever ... and ever ...
Then, I realized that my faith was killing my wonder. I mean, against the backdrop of eternity - what was this existence worth? A square of toilet paper serves a greater… Continue
So, I really don't need another blog.
No, really. I have literally lost count of the number of blogs I have signed up for and discarded throughout he course of my life, and am currently doing the bare minimum to maintain blogs at LJ, FB, and dA.
Nonetheless, I figured--well, I don't know what I figured. But we'll see if this works out. Continue
Added by Amber Chan on July 8, 2009 at 7:00am —
I thought this was like an onion piece, until I found it on CBS's actual site. Now I need to ask myself, did a whole town get together and say 'fuck the news, we're gonna pull this prank while the iron is hot."
I mean, I think these people are laughing at the camera man. Honestly, though, this is… Continue
So I took my 7 y/o daughter fishing and camping last night. Out of nowhere she asked me how the world was made, I inturn asked her to explain to me how she thought the world was made. She proceeded to tell me that the earth was just a bunch of rocks and stuff, and she guessed it had alway been here like the moon and stuff. NO MENTION OF GOD!!! I then explained to her about space, gasses, the Big Bang, and so on. She thought that was cool. We kept talking about evolution and where animals came… Continue
I'm confused you see. I don't understand why the governor that should quit hasn't, and why the one that I would have expected to stay in didn't. Mark Sanford should quit, not because he had an affair, but because he himself said in the past that adulterous politicians (Bill Clinton notably) had lost the moral authority to govern. Now I disagree with his thesis, but it is his and if he really believed it he should step down. Of course, I'd accept him just admitting that personal behavior should… Continue