September 2011 Blog Posts (148)

Atheist Does Not Mean Skeptic/Freethinker

Besides my joys of being skeptical of religion, I get much pleasure in applying the same skepticism to politics. Both are fundamental sets of beliefs with herds trying to justify their side and win people over by using those beliefs. They both use fear of "the others" and try to make themselves superior in all ways. So, why would an atheist leave one set of beliefs and pick up another set from a political party? (One that promotes a sense of superiority of all other parties and can save the…

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Added by Brady on September 11, 2011 at 10:56am — 4 Comments

This is just incredible.

http://www.linktv.org/programs/the-war-you-dont-see



Imagine.. well don't! if mccain palin got in and mccain died?

the US would be so far gone and at civil war w/itself we'd all be taking up arms.. it's that simple.

this whole blog is like one big arm.. the site. the ning... etc..

enemy of the palin types.. the whatever types that have religion/hate/bigotry and lame ass corporate greed shit on their…

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Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on September 10, 2011 at 11:36pm — 1 Comment

A few thoughts about the delusion of Adherents.

It is hard to explain the process that one takes to reject the facts of the world in favor for approval of the people that surround you. It is easy to accept approval when you can simply state facts from a story that you and another person feels is the “greatest story every told,” Which undoubtedly it isn't. I find the comparison to myself and my fellow “fans” at the time as being little different than going to a comic book convention to discuss which of the…

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Added by Thomas True on September 10, 2011 at 9:46pm — No Comments

Opening Rant

First, a rave:  I am most grateful for Atheist Nexus.  Since effectively rebirthing myself as an atheist (decades ago, I was an agnostic), I've had no place to voice opinions, reactions or thoughts, where others might share them and perhaps further stretch my brain with their reflections.  Thank you, A/N.

Now, a rant:  There is little if anything more sacred to me, in all the history and legacy of the United States of America, than the Constitution and its Bill of Rights.  The most…

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Added by Doc on September 10, 2011 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

Tax Exemptions: The Business of Religion

Disclaimer: The Omnipotent Poobah, aka Jack Koeneman, is a former Christian turned atheist. He has nothing against most theists and respects their beliefs – up to the point where they step on his.



I have dozens of theist friends. Our discussions are generally polite and lean toward the relative merits of atheist and theist beliefs, not mundane secular topics like religious tax breaks. But with the hew and cry over…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on September 10, 2011 at 3:37pm — 1 Comment

Laci Green

I have loved Laci Green's Bblog for a couple of years now. She is an amazing voice for sex and reason. Today she put up an accurate and insightful review of our sex research.

Added by Darrel Ray on September 10, 2011 at 11:29am — No Comments

The world according to...

Monsanto. Just noticed on LinkTV. Freeekn' mindblowing... more powerful than any weapon to control the populations...

Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on September 10, 2011 at 7:34am — No Comments

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says "Islamicism biggest threat to Canada" & Tony Blair says "Iran is our Real Enemy"

It is refreshing to see that our northern border ally has too come to see the true threat facing humanity in the 21st century. It is also refreshing to see the visionary and bold former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom taking a clear stance against the illegal regime of the Islamic Republic - especially since he has strong influence with the Quartet - I am feeling more and more confident that the international community will soon stand more firmly with the Syrian people…

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Added by Sassan K. on September 10, 2011 at 12:48am — 2 Comments

Shitty Miracles (the second): Jesus gets angry at a fig tree



What is this miraculous evidence of Jesus' love?

Jesus and his disciples were out walking around and became hungry, as you do. Jesus spied a fig tree and went up to it excited. But, when he found there was no fruit on the fig tree, Jesus got angry at it and put a curse on the fig tree causing it to wither away and then lectured to his disciples about the need for faith.

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Added by mistercliff on September 9, 2011 at 9:38pm — 5 Comments

Bad attempt at a joke...

Saw this post from a friend (who I'd guess doesn't seriously believe in god anyway).  I'm guessing the moral is that there shouldn't be freedom of speech.  It's hard to reply to something so stupid, but I'm interested in hearing your ideas...

A College Professor stood on his chair and said, "If GOD really exists, knock me off my chair." Nothing happened. The class was quiet. He said "See? I'll give it a couple more minutes". A Marine…
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Added by Daniel B on September 9, 2011 at 6:47pm — 8 Comments

Atheist registry on behalf of some xtian online church? ? in Miramar FL>? is that frontline ?

oh man. some folks just wont rest until they have atheist slaves or some crap

f minus
athist%20vspast.pdf

Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on September 9, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Iran was better before the Revolution of 1979. Islam is the reason.

http://coffeelovingskeptic.com/?p=826

 

update:

Since posting today's blog (about an hour ago) I've already had some feedback, that I'm "looking at it with Western values" or "America is bad too, it's responsible for a lot of world suffering" and so on... Firstly, looking at things with Western values is not my perspective. I'm critical of anyone who deserves it, whether it's Rick Perry in America and what affect that…

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Added by Tony Ryan on September 9, 2011 at 12:53pm — 1 Comment

How Do You Choose a Godparent?

Is it for their contacts and status, their talents or personality, or their friendship?  Some people would say its for their 'faith' -but what should a godparent be based on to you?  I personally had a wonderful godparent experience because, unlike some people, he was fully involved in my life.  He passed away now, but he was involved in every aspect of my life.  He made sure that for every event, I knew he was watching, for every birthday he wasn't just an 'uncle' - he went that extra mile…

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Added by United Under One on September 9, 2011 at 12:52pm — 2 Comments

wow the fundies even wanna hijack the sport of skateboarding...

no pun but jeeeeez... creepy imho. strange considering it's roots.jesussports-1.pdf

Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on September 9, 2011 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Venting on Prayer for Rain

"Dear god, I am asking that you alter the natural state of global weather patterns and focus precipitation in my local area. I am praying to you, oh lord, for rain. I ask this in your name, Jesus Christ, Amen."



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First of all, if there was a god in charge of making things meteorologically happen, to produce weather at will, then it would be justifiable to blame the sky daddy solely for tornadoes, hurricanes and floods. In fact, it would be within our rights to be…

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Added by ungodlynews on September 8, 2011 at 10:14pm — 5 Comments

Autobiography: Selections from Letters Received

From the "Department of Things You Find When You Clean the Basement"--not atheism-related, but part of my history: http://www.alanmichaelwilt.com/?p=90

Added by Alan Michael Wilt on September 8, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

AtheistNexus with tons of theist ads

So, I just recently joined this community but shockingly, more than ever do I suddenly find myself showered with theist ads on atheistnexus.org So far I've seen an ad to find a muslim partner, an ad for a Christian women's magazine, a youtube link to scientology, etc. Who's in charge of selling ad space on the site? 

 

Pretty weird!

Added by George on September 8, 2011 at 10:51am — 4 Comments

America's Places of Worship Contribute to Higher Suicide Rates

Did you know?

More than six-in-ten Americans, including majorities of all major religious groups, believe that negative messages from America's places of worship contribute either a lot (23 percent) or a little (40 percent) to higher rates of suicide among gay and lesbian youth.

- Public Religion Research Institute

 


Added by United Under One on September 8, 2011 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

The apple

Here's an apple you can eat.
Don't eat it.
Wait, WHAT THE FUCK HAVE YOU DONE?!
ARGHH, I KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN!!!

Added by Odin Zeus McGaffer on September 8, 2011 at 8:29am — 1 Comment

MORE OF THE SAME WILL NOT PRODUCE A DIFFERENT RESULT

The U.S. jobs numbers came out on September 2nd, and no new jobs were created last month – none. At a time when the economy desperately needs fairly paid workers, with disposable income, over 14 million Americans cannot find work. This is as sad and tragic for the individuals and families affected as it is disturbing to economists and the global economy. We, Americans should be ashamed for allowing this to happen - and Americans voting against their own best interests did allow this to… Continue

Added by Garaidh Mac an tSaoir on September 7, 2011 at 9:32pm — 2 Comments

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