September 2009 Blog Posts (167)

Camp Quest Texas T-shirt Design Contest 2010

The Camp Quest Texas T-shirt Design Contest 2010 gives contestants the opportunity to express their creativity while helping to further free thought and promote Camp Quest Texas. For additional information and entry form, see the Official Rules


One (1) first place entry will receive recognition as the winning t-shirt designer as well as one free t-shirt imprinted with their design. All top five (5) entries will receive… Continue

Added by Whitney on September 30, 2009 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Ticket Sales Open for Global Atheist Convention, Melbourne Australia 2010

Tickets for the Rise of Atheism Global Atheist Convention are now available online at the Rise of Atheist Global Atheist Convention Website.

We need your help to send this message viral on the internet!

Register for the Atheist Convention Melbourne 12-14 March 2010

Interest has been incredible, so if you're interested, I suggest you book as soon as… Continue

Added by Chrys Stevenson on September 30, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

SERIOUS QUESTION: "Could Science Make Use Of Our Naturally Produced Chemicals To Better Our Planet?"

Well I'd like to state first off that I am NOT superman and am NOT trying to lie about any of this. What would I gain from any of it anyways? However, a recent Blog/Forum post got me thinking and I guess I should share this with you all *at least* because... well, I don't think anyone has seriously thought about this yet. I've kept this little talent of mine to myself ever since I learned I had it because I felt weird and personally thought it was stupid. However, after a… Continue

Added by Alex Tyler on September 30, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Vitamin G

I had a wonderful opportunity last night while watching Glenn Beck with my parents to speak out.

In Chicago an honor student was beaten to death with railroad ties by two fighting gangs. The whole thing was caught on video and you could see some of the kids barely even noticed what was going on or at least they didn't seem to care. Glenn showed the video and then got all serious on us, saying "What has happened to this country!?"

Guess what his answer was? You guessed it -… Continue

Added by Tak G. on September 30, 2009 at 2:31pm — 1 Comment

Happy Blasphemy Day

It's here! So Happy Blasphemy Day, one and all!

Added by Paul on September 30, 2009 at 11:03am — No Comments

Absolutely Classic Satirical Commentary on Christian Censorship

This week, the Australian Christian Lobby launched it's 'Tame the Tube' campaign, aimed at reducing sex and violence on Australian commercial television. Obviously these people live so far in the past they haven't discovered the remote control yet!

Comedian/singer, Paul McDermott, began his show this week with a commentary on Christians. Paul, an atheist, is always cutting, but I think he excelled himself with this. Remember, this is on prime-time Australian television - and note the… Continue

Added by Chrys Stevenson on September 30, 2009 at 3:34am — 1 Comment

Day 1 in my US History Class or More Crap we can thank the Christians for...

I started my U.S. History class today. I was a bit surprised to see that the first chapter has more of a focus on the Native American-African-European dynamic than I've come across before.

It also touches upon how religion was such a destructive force in Native-European relations. This quote particularly struck me "throughout Europe...freedom meant abandoning the life of sin to embrace the teachings of Christ. 'Where the Spirit of the Lord is,' declares the New Testament, 'there is… Continue

Added by Creature on September 29, 2009 at 6:30pm — 17 Comments

The Atheist's Guide To Christmas

This was originally posted over on my blog, Cubik's Rube.

If you want to know what I think of the Atheist's Guide to Christmas, a book that's just been released, which was put together by the lovely Ariane Sherine (organiser of the Atheist Bus Campaign) and which features essays from many of the grooviest godless guys and gals of our time,… Continue

Added by Cubik's Rube on September 29, 2009 at 6:13pm — 1 Comment

I started compiling the list over the summer, and now it is finished. I have a list of 100 NEW Questions for Christians. Okay, so maybe someone has used these before. But they are not the usual quest…

I started compiling the list over the summer, and now it is finished. I have a list of 100 NEW Questions for Christians. Okay, so maybe someone has used these before. But they are not the usual questions atheists approach theists with (or respond to theists with) like the Problem of Pain or the immorality of hell (or genocide or having rape victims marry their rapists, etc.) These are new questions like, what does God think of abortion? What would Jesus do? and Are gay dolphins sinning when… Continue

Added by Angie Jackson on September 29, 2009 at 2:45pm — 3 Comments

A position statement (updated from 25Sep09 to 29Sep09)

1) I am an agnostic atheist. Generally speaking, I find the definition of "god" to change depending on what theist I talk to, so I can therefore not say that all definitions of a god do not exist. I, however, know that Abrahamic religions are false, as they have a definable deity and belief structure which are shown to be false through history and science.

2) I prescribe to… Continue

Added by John Secular Smith on September 29, 2009 at 3:30am — 3 Comments

Atheist Spirituality

A few weeks ago, I gave a presentation at a Sunday morning service of the Unitarian Universalist Community of El Paso, TX, where I'm a member. The title was "Atheist Spirituality", and it was very well received. The following is an outline of the service, including the full text of my talk, approximately as-delivered. (I do have a tendency to ad-lib here and there.)

Atheist Spirituality
A talk given at the Unitarian Universalist Community of El Paso, TX by Joseph… Continue

Added by Joseph Andrew Knapka on September 29, 2009 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

Teaching Creation and Intelligent Design as Science

I am so tired of hearing people argue that creation and intelligent design should be taught in science classes alongside evolution. This would be a devastating move. First off, America is already fallen so far behind the rest of the world in terms of science education. Now that we are starting to make some improvements in this sector the religious idiots want to teach creation and intelligent design as science. There is no evidence for the existence of god or creation. The same must be applied… Continue

Added by atheistfightingback on September 28, 2009 at 6:48pm — 3 Comments

Where's the virtue?

Apparently Andrew Sullivan is leaning towards support of a (limited) public insurance option, and as Andrew goes, so goes the nation. Historically, anyway. He says:

...on the public option, I'm still behind. I don't want to see a stealth government take-over of private health insurance, but I can see the case for a limited public option. Clear restrictions…

Added by Joseph Andrew Knapka on September 28, 2009 at 6:29pm — 4 Comments

Crumb Does Genesis

This October an author, familiar to those who were “of age” during the drug haze called the 60’s, Robert Crumb, will have his new illustrated book, Robert Crumb's Book of Genesis, on the bookshelves. Those familiar with Crumb’s cartoon humor and sideways view of society’s icons and norms, can anticipate with glee how he will treat the Book of Genesis. Needless to say that Crumb is an Atheist.

Subversive US cartoonist Robert Crumb, whose take on the Bible is about to be released… Continue

Added by Jim DePaulo on September 28, 2009 at 5:55pm — 3 Comments

The Week In Review #1

Monday: I rolled a 5 so I stayed home and packed for the most part, worried most of the day when I learned that a man was supposed to be coming over to spray for bugs because I had to hide Mista Poot and hope management wouldnt be with the man and also he wanted me to empty all of my cupboards out and put the food and shit all on a table or the floor and cover it up with a sheet and I am not going to do that in the middle of what I am already doing, he came and went without a… Continue

Added by Ace on September 28, 2009 at 1:42pm — No Comments

I Found a Potential ATHEIST Friend!!!!

So the day after I wrote that blog about not havin' any atheist friends, a guy walks up to me and says he watches my vids on YouTube & that he's atheist too!! What a coincidence!!??? Maybe this is the friend I've been looking for =)

Added by Jean on September 28, 2009 at 11:45am — 9 Comments

Sociology of Atheism will be offered in summer of 2010 by (dr) tom arcaro


The fall is quickly upon us, and I have fallen behind on huge list of things I wanted to accomplish. But that is my MO, and I have learned to live with it. But I have made some progress on a couple items...

First, I am thrilled to begin work constructing a syllabus for a course that I will offer to Elon University students -online- this coming summer. I have been teaching an online course on the Global Impact of HIV/AIDS for the past half decade, and so I have good… Continue

Added by tom arcaro on September 28, 2009 at 8:33am — 2 Comments


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Added by Guy Alan on September 28, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

First Thanksgiving at my Mother In Law's place

By popular demand...

Thanksgiving is a holiday with many associations. People think of family and friends. Some people think of the gratitude they feel for all they have. But most people also think about food. Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie are all favorites I look forward to at Thanksgiving, and I am pretty sure I am not alone.

The first Thanksgiving at my mother in law’s house was memorable. My wife was only a girlfriend, back then, and Thanksgiving was a… Continue

Added by Nightfall on September 28, 2009 at 2:36am — 3 Comments

When Atheists Go Bad

We pride ourselves, here on Atheist Nexus (and in other atheist forums), on being intelligent, rational, educated human beings. We also, in the main, abhor those religious views which lead to racism, sexism, homophobia and other irrational prejudices.

But, as we move forward from being a 'philosophical stance' into a 'movement', should we, can we, and, if so, how can we, distinguish ourselves from atheists who have abandoned belief in God, but not irrationality and… Continue

Added by Chrys Stevenson on September 27, 2009 at 9:30pm — 10 Comments

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