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 —
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 —
Added by Susan C on July 4, 2010 at 6:35pm —
here is a link to a video I found. Involving how a religious school in Danton, Ohio teaches evelutionhttp://pandasthumb.org/archives/2010/07/the-future-of-t.html
Added by SecularBob on July 4, 2010 at 6:30pm —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by david hartley on July 4, 2010 at 11:07am —
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 —
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 Cane Kostovski on July 3, 2010 at 5:55pm —
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 —
Added by Riggs on July 3, 2010 at 4:08pm —
Am off to go see him in December. Organisied tickets through a friend. Woo-hoo!
Added by Richard Healy on July 3, 2010 at 3:47pm —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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. Continue
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 —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Miguel on July 2, 2010 at 11:30pm —
Okay, so it's not teaching Science or History or anything where I can really counteract any of the bizarre brainwashing of society by religious institutions.
But this is now officially the blog of a bona-fide high school Theatre teacher!
Interviewed this morning. Got offered the job this afternoon. Fill out paperwork and get the keys to my theatre some time next week, and then the real work begins!
This is HUGE for me and my family both as my first "real" career-type… Continue
Added by Jas Brimstone on July 2, 2010 at 11:19pm —
Intellectual in Cuba? Nooo...http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jul/02/cuba-communist-corruption-censorship
Canadians Rally Against G20 Crackdown
Rallies were held across Canada on Thursday to show solidarity with the over 1,000 people arrested in the crackdown on G20 protests in Toronto last week. The arrests…
Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on July 2, 2010 at 10:12pm —
The Last Airbender does not just bend air to his will, he is in charge of keeping the world in balance – but he is not ready for the task. Atrocious writing is the pustule on a strikingly beautiful movie with decent acting and captivating action sequences.
While out hunting, Katara (Nicola Peltz) and her brother Sokka (Jackson Rathbone), of the water tribe, find a frozen sphere with a boy and his floating beast of burden inside. When he escapes the bubble, the brother and sister… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on July 2, 2010 at 5:14pm —