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…Continue
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…
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…Continue
Added by Thomas True on September 10, 2011 at 9:46pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…
Added by Darrel Ray on September 10, 2011 at 11:29am — No Comments
Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on September 10, 2011 at 7:34am — No Comments
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…Continue
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.
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...
oh man. some folks just wont rest until they have atheist slaves or some crap
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…Continue
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…Continue
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"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."
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…
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
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?
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