I will explain. I am almost 35years old and my mother is 54 today, unfortunately not only is it her birthday but is also but the one year anniversary of the day we buried my father. Since then me and my mother adebate/argue about religion specifically the fact that I do not believe in the Christian God (protestant). So today I bought her a bible ....on CD.
I have read the Bible several times, along with the countless lost books of the bible. I really think that after I was half way through… Continue
Added by SecularBob on July 27, 2010 at 6:30pm —
I now sympathize with all those people who venture to talk about atheism, and discover they have nothing to say. I have just become one of them.
I considered discussing atheism in http://zheshiwoying.blogspot.com/
. That's my parenting/adoption blog, and while I have tons to say about parenting and adoption, my audience there is varied and probably not interested in frank discussions about irreligion. (I need more atheist readers there. I… Continue
Added by G. Silva on July 27, 2010 at 6:00pm —
Cross-posted from my blog
Oh, the things people will do to help their fellow man See the Light
! That's right, it's International Burn a Koran Day! It even has a Facebook
page, so… Continue
Added by BacteriaWrangler on July 27, 2010 at 10:30am —
I wrote an article describing what I believe are what the majority of atheists think about death and what happens to both our conscience and our bodies after death and how this view of death affects the way we view life. Of course I can't speak for all atheists so I'm curious what you guys think. I especially welcome the spiritual atheists because you guys should have some interesting thoughts. This was my first post in my first blog so any constructive criticism is also welcome!
My blog -… Continue
Added by Cameron Treece on July 27, 2010 at 3:30am —
I know its probably been done before, but I'm reading the bible and chronicling my journey through its vast pages.
If anyone is interested, I would appreciate it if they took a look:http://briandthebible.livejournal.com
I'm trying to get as many people reading my journal, from both ends of the spectrum. Discussion and debate are encouraged!
So far I've read up to Genesis chapter 12. I hope to have chapter 15… Continue
Added by Brianna Starfish on July 27, 2010 at 1:10am —
Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on July 26, 2010 at 7:14pm —
A popular repost from the internet...but I have lived and learned all of these. Continue
It is in a way, my own Manifesto.
I believe --
.... that just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other.
And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.
I believe --
....that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
I believe --…
Added by Scott Popejoy on July 26, 2010 at 10:00am —
...drink a few beers and ponder the existence of Sun. Continue
"Show me the evidence!" I say, thumping the table with my fist for emphasis, "Show me the e-v-i-d-e-n-c-e!" I shared this sentiment with the men at work, and they all agreed. "Yeah, where the hell's it at?" "I haven't seen it in a while." "Does it even exist?"
The Sun came out yesterday.
I was standing atop a 30-foot pipe bridge when He burst upon us in all His Glory. "I believe!" I cried, throwing my hands…
Added by Scott Popejoy on July 26, 2010 at 9:19am —
Function: noun Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin paganus,
from Latin, civilian, country dweller, from pagus country district; akin
to Latin pangere
to fix — more at pactDate: 14th centur
1 : heathen 1; especially : a follower of a polytheistic religion (as in ancient Rome)
2 : one who has little or no religion and who delights in sensual pleasures and
material goods : an irreligious or hedonistic… Continue
Added by Rick on July 25, 2010 at 11:41pm —
Function: noun Etymology: Greek agnostos unknown, unknowable, from
a- + gnostos known, from gignoskein to know — more at know Date: 1869
1 : a person who holds the view that any ultimate reality (as God) is unknown
and probably unknowable; broadly : one who is not committed to believing in
either the existence or the nonexistence of God or a god
2 : a person unwilling to commit to an opinion about something… Continue
Added by Rick on July 25, 2010 at 11:38pm —
person who has no religion or whose religion is not that of the majority:
a crusade against infidels and heretics
to a religion other than that of the majority: the infidel foe
late 15th century: from French infidèle or Latin infidelis, from in- 'not' + fidelis
'faithful' (from fides 'faith', related to fidere 'to trust'). The word originally
denoted a person of a… Continue
Added by Rick on July 25, 2010 at 11:33pm —
So as to cut down on any confusion....
I've had the Bible Pounders before tell me that Atheism is a "religion."
And I keep telling them that if they are going to do drugs, spend a bit more and get the "GOOD DRUGS!"
Here is the definiation of atheism so when they come calling you can clear the air about it. Please feel free to cut and paste this. I've included the reference too. Just for more ammo....atheism
Added by Rick on July 25, 2010 at 11:30pm —
So when that bible pounder decides to "save" you, and tell you exactly what being an "atheist" is, you can shot back with both barrels. LOCK AND LOAD!
–noun a person who denies or disbelieves the existence of a supreme being
1565–75; < Gk áthe ( os ) godless + -ist
—Related forms an·ti·a·the·ist, noun, adjective pro·a·the·ist, noun, adjective
—Can be confused: agnostic,… Continue
Added by Rick on July 25, 2010 at 11:30pm —
1. Worldly rather than spiritual.
2. Not specifically relating to religion or to a religious body: secular music.
3. Relating to or advocating secularism. Not bound by monastic restrictions, especially
4. Not belonging to a religious order. Used of the clergy.
5. Occurring or observed once in an age or century.
6. Lasting from century to century.
1. A member of the secular… Continue
Added by Rick on July 25, 2010 at 11:29pm —
A new website sponsored by the Tennessee Newspaper Network makes easy work of comparing the current gubernatorial candidates' positions on various issues. Each candidate presents a different opinion on the subject which is a welcome departure from the typical party-lines talking points that tend to dominate discussion.
Sadly, the debate between evolution and intelligent design is… Continue
Added by God is Pretend on July 25, 2010 at 8:38pm —
-noun, plural -mies.
1. Impious utterance or action concerning god or sacred things.
A. an act of cursing or reviling God.
B. pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton in the original, now forbidden manner
instead of using a substitute pronunciation such as Adonai.
3. Theology. The crime of assuming to oneself the rights or qualities of God.
4. Irreverent… Continue
Added by Rick on July 25, 2010 at 3:59am —
more in my photo section, enjoy, pass around
Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on July 24, 2010 at 11:34pm —
Some reposts from my "attic":
(JBH) I'm bewildered by this argument. (That this argument happens at all.)… Continue
Added by John B Hodges on July 24, 2010 at 11:22am —
I received a revelation from God last Thursday.
God has decided that the system of Heaven and Hell was just not working. Torturing prisoners had grown boring, and hymns of praise even more boring. So he has abolished Heaven and Hell and set up a new system of sequential reincarnation. When you die, your soul will go to the back of a line. When you reach the front of the line, you go into the next available human body.
He has declared… Continue
Added by John B Hodges on July 24, 2010 at 10:30am —
I ran across this (rather long) public domain essay by Robert Ingersoll (a 19th century atheist) and found that it's still contemporaneous. I kept thinking of Islam as I read this, even though it's really directed at Christians. There are some really good points covered: particularly the secular nature of our constitution and the the break it represents from the divine authority previously assumed…
Added by Atheist Exile on July 23, 2010 at 10:30pm —