September 2011 Blog Posts (148)


just because someone is muslim dont mean they will bomb the place..just because someoen is an athiest doesnt make them a bad person..i am sick and tired of people being judged because of what they choose to believe in or choose not to believe in. every person deserves to believe what they choose and if that is the bible and god well good for them. i choose to be non-religious, some may call it an athiest whatever. i hate being bible bashed and having someones beliefs thrown at me, i dont…


Added by jackie browne on September 20, 2011 at 6:20pm — 2 Comments

The Positive Side of a Bad Economy

Not exactly atheistic, but I think you guys are intelligent to get it.

Added by Edwin Rivera on September 20, 2011 at 12:12pm — 1 Comment

New Christopher Hitchens Debate - Just posted on Youtube

I've been wondering how he was doing. It's so good to see he still has a voice in this world.

Added by Lana on September 20, 2011 at 10:34am — 4 Comments

“Commemorating” 9/11


I posted this on my Wordpress blog. You are welcome to comment here, but I would be much more appreciative if you commented on the blog itself at Wordpress.




Added by Nathan Hevenstone on September 20, 2011 at 10:11am — No Comments

The shell conception of the body politic

It is easy and therefore tempting to conceptualize things two-dimensionally, and this is no different when it comes to thinking about society. We use bell curves and bar graphs to analyze all the different segments of society, but things are different when we want to look at society as a whole. In this case, I find it is helpful to think about society as a spherical entity, with parts of this mega-organism closer to the core of the sphere and many other parts far closer to the surface area. One… Continue

Added by Jedi Wanderer on September 20, 2011 at 12:07am — 3 Comments

Another rant on motivation

While watching the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen, I was inspired to write about thumos. The prototypical thumotic character, in the long vein stretching from Achilles and Odysseus to Mel Gibson and William Shatner, has always been thought of as the hero, the powerful, swash-buckling, motorcycle-riding, black leather-wearing, straight-shooting, quick-witted, most-popular person. I call this the “rocket-man” persona. It is the expression of the thumotic, spirited, “eternal fire”… Continue

Added by Jedi Wanderer on September 19, 2011 at 11:47pm — 1 Comment

Dr. DeGrasse-Tyson, I presume.

If you read my blog, you know that I have been struggling with a label.  Am I Humanist?

I've been reading and watching and thinking and musing and whatnot and, sure, I agree with so much of the tenets of those who call themselves Humanist or Secular Humanist.  So what.  I realize it's not that big of a deal.

The other day I was listening to a podcast that had a wonderful interview with Neil DeGrasse-Tyson talking about this EXACT THING.

Like, isn't it amazing… Continue

Added by Karen Loethen on September 19, 2011 at 11:12pm — 1 Comment

What's it Like Being an Atheist?


It’s a lot like being the only sober person in a car full of drunk people,    

and they refuse to pull over and let you drive.

 full on STEAL from:…


Added by Karen Loethen on September 19, 2011 at 11:09pm — 2 Comments

Spirituality and being non-theist

Hi again, 

I do not want to debate, just get answers or opinions. But when I went to therapy group the other day, we talked about spirituality, and I did not raise my hand because ever since I was a kid I was told spirituality was for the religious. Well I am a non-theist, and do have…


Added by Katrina Kristiansen on September 19, 2011 at 10:41pm — 9 Comments

Good old Dr Mercola; shoveling the BS

Somehow this contaminated my usual daily delivery of health & science related news & updates:

After schlepping "supplements" to ward off influenza,… Continue

Added by Victor on September 19, 2011 at 3:52pm — No Comments

The Dutch perspective

As promised, regarding the comments on my previous blog entry.


First of all, an excerpt of the article regarding Dutch scientists and their believe systems.


Scientists godless 


Of all Dutch scientists, 44 percent consider themselves to be atheists. Scientists are irreligious much more often than the rest of our population, fourteen percent of which says they’re atheists. As far as their…


Added by Remko Wagemakers on September 19, 2011 at 2:52pm — 2 Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 320: Look Around You!

Enjoy this week's podcast for its informative, educational nature. Learn about the world from the perspective of REAL science, from REAL BBC actors portraying scientists. Look Around You!


Look 1


Jean-Jacques Perrey and Dana Countryman * Chicken on the Rocks

Wild Man Fischer and Smegma * Stigmatize Your Mind

Look 2

Don Harper… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on September 19, 2011 at 2:10pm — No Comments

God gives me a brain capable of reasoning, cloaks himself so well that I cannot detect him, and then punishes me for using my reasonable brain.  What a dick!

God gives me a brain capable of reasoning, cloaks himself so well that I cannot detect him, and then punishes me for using my reasonable brain.  What a dick! Continue

Added by Odin Zeus McGaffer on September 19, 2011 at 1:26pm — No Comments

My towering castle

Not very long ago I had a towering castle in a large open field. It was an amazing castle. Each brick seemed as though it was perfectly made, and it was shiny and magical. Its walls dwarfed all other structures. I swore it was so tall that the night moon had to jump over it. It had been there ever since I could remember. I used to gaze at its majesty and it gave me such a great feeling when I looked at it.

As the years progressed, however, I began noticing that my soaring castle, as… Continue

Added by Angela Olson on September 18, 2011 at 8:38pm — 4 Comments

what to do...

so..long story. my (13 yr old) daughter will be needing surgery at some point. its for scoliosis so it is not an emergency. we have Medicaid. at the moment looks like it will be Galveston. we're in Beaumont. transportation will be covered as part of the services she receives from Spindletop MHMR. she's a client there due to her diagnosis of PDD-NOS (its a kind of autism - very high functioning). anyway...the major stuff is dealt with...medical services, transportation. but... i have no idea…


Added by Cyn X on September 18, 2011 at 7:10pm — 2 Comments

Tossed out of church this morning

Thrown out of church again today. I was trying to impress this cute lawyer sitting next to me, so I stood up and shouted "OBJECTION!" during the middle of the sermon. Just as I was turning around to wink at her, I remembered that it was perfectly acceptable to lie on the stand in the house of God. I'm not sure if she was impressed or not, but she did give me her business card as I was being dragged out.…


Added by Odin Zeus McGaffer on September 18, 2011 at 2:29pm — 3 Comments

Examples of Modern Religious Discrimination

I was reviewing the stats for my website and saw that somebody had been referred to my site from Yahoo Answers. So I clicked the link and this is what I saw . . .


It turned out to be a question I answered 3 years ago and had forgotten…


Added by Atheist Exile on September 18, 2011 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Bad parenting

Ok, I am sorry if this is stupid blog post, but when I have been to parenting groups in the past, or gone on the taxi and asked if I baptised my children, I say no, then every single time they call me a bad parent.


I want to know what i so bad about being a parent that wants her children to grow up and then make their own choices. I do tell my kids that I do not believe in god, I hate the…


Added by Katrina Kristiansen on September 18, 2011 at 10:07am — 6 Comments

That Day in the Electronics Store: My "Road to Damascus"

I was on my to the check-out at Circuit City (now defunct) when I glanced at "Blackstone," a fellow attorney I knew only by reputation, and then only that he practiced in one of my own fields of concentration, consumer law.  It is not a particularly lucrative field but it's a satisfying one, striking back at people who violate our state's consumer protection and deceptive trade practices act.  Most clients come in with a lemon auto on their hands, often a used vehicle, or a fly-by-night…


Added by James M. Martin on September 18, 2011 at 8:57am — 1 Comment

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