July 2010 Blog Posts (167)

Photos of Lake Hypatia

Blair Scott has put up photos of all the fun we had at Lake Hypatia. See the link.http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-God-Virus-and-Darrel-Ray/226366458307?v=wall#!/photo.php?pid=1032711&id=1642105146&ref=mf

Added by Darrel Ray on July 5, 2010 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Atheist Jobs?

Ok, this is driving me crazy. So I've recently finished college with a BA and now I'm looking for work, but I don't want just any job, I want a job working to help improve the position of Atheists in the US. It's something I'm very passionate about and I would love to pour my energy into it. Naturally I ask myself "Ok, what groups are there that you might like to work for?" I do a little research and come up with a list. FFRF, CFI, AA, AHA, just to name a few. So I've been sending my resume to… Continue

Added by Dustin Sanders on July 5, 2010 at 10:30pm — 8 Comments

Goldman Sachs

I read an interesting article today which claims that Goldman Sachs was responsible for the famine in Ethiopia. I am flabbergasted that this bank would sink so low as this. These are the same people in charge of America, telling Obama what he can and cannot do. How sick do they have to be before people wake up to what is actually happening in their name . This is disaster capitalism at its worst. How they can sit round their dinner tables and eat sumptuous meals, wear golden trinkets, dress in… Continue

Added by Patricia Plunkett on July 5, 2010 at 11:52am — 13 Comments

Gender Judgement question

You might think this is a stupid question, and I would like answers for real so please leave comments:

If you knew that you would never be judged against your gender, never be criticized for not being "manly" or "womanly" what do you imagine your life might be like?

Added by Atheist Insurgency on July 5, 2010 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Religion in Canada

So, I can't sleep, I woke up after a couple of hours and haven't been able to get back to sleep. So, I have decided to make a post regarding something that I found interesting while I was at work today. I was curious about the statistics of non-religious in Canada as I have recently seen several statistics from the United States. As I am Canadian I was curious what my own were. As I have heard several Americans comment that they often feel alone being Atheists as they may be the only one in… Continue

Added by Dale on July 5, 2010 at 3:16am — 6 Comments

ignorance is not bliss

here is a link to a video I found. Involving how a religious school in Danton, Ohio teaches evelution

Added by SecularBob on July 4, 2010 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Amazing Lake Hypatia

Well, Lake Hypatia turned out to be as good or better than I ever expected. An amazingly beautiful setting with some of the most interesting people you will ever meet. Not sure how many people came, since many from Birmingham came and went throughout the weekend but it looked like 100 or more. The highlight Friday was the softball game where my team got the other team to surrender after 2 1/2 innings! Of course they were ahead 16-9, but we scared them and wore them down so much they cried… Continue

Added by Darrel Ray on July 4, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Trying to comment on religious posts on youtube.

I took up one of the links on A/N and wandered of into religious la la land. One uploader got my goat a little so i tried to reply in a reasoned way, like you do. He has uploaded a number of videos but the two I attempted to take him to task for were one about trying to make Noah's Ark explainable through science and reason (I know WTF straight away), and the other trying to assert Atheists have a dogma and are comparable to Nazis. So I brought up the matter of the Catholic church's…


Added by david hartley on July 4, 2010 at 11:07am — 3 Comments


Today I did something that I only do for weddings and funerals: I went to a church.

A “relation” was celebrating their birthday and chose to do so at the church they attend. That’s fine. The gathering wasn’t religious in nature. No praying, or speaking in “tongues” nor was there any snake handling.

Having to answer “natures call” I headed off to the restroom.

Just before getting there I saw a flyer for the church’s summer camp for kids. Of course it was religious. But what… Continue

Added by Rick on July 4, 2010 at 5:17am — 2 Comments

My ramblings

I wonder if there will ever be a time without any religion at all? My guess is that even if the human race solves the hunger and poverty issues, there will still be a few people who will evangelize religion. What a shame!!!!

Added by AtheistTech on July 3, 2010 at 5:55pm — 7 Comments

Has any Atheist asked to speak before a congreagation on Sunday?

I recently joined this discussion group and am thrilled to have found many like minded individuals. I was raised jehovahs witness southern baptist and pentecostal all in the same household so I do know something about the other side. As a small child I never "got it". I am a lucky man but I digress. To discuss Atheism amongst ourselves is affirming but I really want to go to a local church , any doesn't matter, lots here in conservative Florida and speak about being an atheist before the… Continue

Added by Dwayne P. Sharp on July 3, 2010 at 5:53pm — 5 Comments

Jesus 4 Less movie article

Here is the link to the article on City Arts Magazine about our film.


Added by Riggs on July 3, 2010 at 4:08pm — 3 Comments

Tim Minchin

Am off to go see him in December. Organisied tickets through a friend. Woo-hoo!

Can't wait!

Added by Richard Healy on July 3, 2010 at 3:47pm — 2 Comments

Christopher Hitchens et alia.

Yes, I do realise I'm slightly late but I've only now read the latest developments about Christopher Hitchens' health conditions and I wanted to publicly wish him all the best in his battle against cancer. Not that I believe in the power of wishes, of course. That would be an insult to everything Christopher stands for. It's funny though. It's funny - or maybe sad? - that my first thought was that quite a few people out there will probably be secretly cheering at the thought of supposed divine… Continue

Added by Fabio on July 3, 2010 at 1:21pm — 3 Comments

Dalai Lama

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own hearts is our temple, the philosophy is kindness.

Added by Susan Manor on July 3, 2010 at 9:00am — 7 Comments

My Initial Thoughts

I honestly don't know what to write, or possibly even why I am writing this. It doesn't help that my roommate has effectively been away for over a month now, with the exception of the one night I saw him before he turned around and left again. If it was to stay with a girlfriend I would be pleased. But, the first time was to attend classes, no problem, and the second was for an out of town meeting. This has left me far too much time to think. And since I have been out of school for the last… Continue

Added by Dale on July 3, 2010 at 3:29am — 1 Comment

For reason's sake

The voids of our knowledge have always been filed with religious and mystical explanations and although we have only began to understand our world, science has done a far greater service than shaman or clergymen in elevating our understanding of the planet and the universe we live in.

There is a view that is often advanced by mystics that the rigor of the sciences stifles imagination…


Added by Miguel on July 2, 2010 at 11:46pm — 1 Comment

Older but not necessarily wiser

Experience provides an opportunity to learn but it does not guarantee that anything is learned from it.

Much like a pupil that is merely present for class, being present during life’s events, does not by itself guarantee that one will have learned anything.

Few are the people that grow both older and wiser. Most people simply grow older and more irrational.

Added by Miguel on July 2, 2010 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

Being human

We all differ in our ability to participate in the lives of others but we all have the opportunity, the choice, to participate in the lives of others more fully than we do now.

And yet we don’t do it out of fear, out of ambivalence to the suffering of others and because we tell ourselves that we are too busy and our own lives too messed to help others. Yet, all that it takes is to reach out without fear and to care, a simple embrace, to share food, and to…


Added by Miguel on July 2, 2010 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

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