September 2015 Blog Posts (28)

Freeedom from Vs. Freedom to

Sreeni: Prof. Kumar, one of my religious friends asked me about the real benefit of an Atheistic & Secular outlook. All I could think of and say was this: “The journey toward Atheism is a quest for the truth, truth which can be empirically tested and for which you can gather evidence, however distressing & frightening the truth might be. It could be the discovery that we humans are all alone, there are no souls, no afterlife & no god(s) to help…

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Added by V.N.K.Kumar on September 30, 2015 at 10:47pm — 3 Comments

A Typical Pot Head Rant

I just caught this comment over my Pot Stories and Humanist Essays. 

"Typical pot head ranting as the druggies do."

AKK

There's no way this guy could have possibly read the book. It's more about Shakespeare and opera than about any sordid drug deals or squalid crack houses. I find it a tragedy that Americans are divorced from the arts and culturally deprived. The legacy of past generations is so wonderful. The latter stage of my life is devoted to the humanities.…

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Added by Rich Goss on September 29, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Why would you want to be an atheist?

My mom is genuinely bewildered that I would "choose" to be atheist. I remember when I was a believer just pitying atheists, because they didn't "know the lord" as I did. It was an egocentric thinking error to assume that the atheist hadn't experienced what I had. In truth, I had never experienced the myriad joys of being a free thinker. Here's my article:…

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Added by Edward Teach on September 28, 2015 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

Blood Moon Stupidity: It only proves Earth has a shadow!

Keep getting Christian NONGS, highlighting a 'Blood Moon' as having End Of Times significance.

When all a 'Blood Moon' means that light is refracted through the Earth's atmosphere producing reds and purples on the surface of the moon as the moon sits in the middle of the Earth's shadow, and as it moves out of the middle, it varies to more purplish and finally as it exits the shadow, it returns to it's silvery former glow.

When are such idiotic End Of Times fundamentalists going…

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Added by Dyslexic's DOG on September 28, 2015 at 3:50am — 3 Comments

Those Family Loving, God Fearing Republicans and Preachers?

Why do I pick on Republicans and Religionists? Simple, they are ridiculously easy to shoot down when they tout family values and religious dogma. I am completely aware that Democrats are probably just as bad, but family values, God and, well, racism, has not been big-ticket items for them. In fact, Dems make for very dull reading, but Republicans and preachers? My tongue drools at the mere thought of it. When the emperor has no clothes, I'm just as qualified as anyone else…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on September 27, 2015 at 5:30pm — 7 Comments

ISIS May Be Bad, But Vaccinations Are Worse

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 At the risk of being labelled a person who only relies on anecdotal evidence to bolster the truth of their claim, I am now going to do exactly that, so bear with me a moment;

 In November of 1994 my two year old nephew, Forrest Gump (his parents were big fans of the movie) received an Influenza shot from the same hospital he was born in. Today, Forrest Gump is in jail for…
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Added by JustinTetro on September 27, 2015 at 3:17pm — No Comments

A Doodle for Epicurus

Society of Epicurus invites everyone who loves Epicurean philosophy to send an email to proposals@google.com asking Google to create a doodle in celebration of EPICURUS' birthday for February 20 of 2016. The hope is that this will coincide with next year's Epicurean symposium in Athens, Greece, and will generate greater visibility for the event.

Doodles are basically depictions of the Google logo that celebrate aspects of human achievement or of popular culture, or certain holidays.…

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Added by Hiram on September 26, 2015 at 10:18am — 1 Comment

Christians, Muslems, and mayhem.

Religious belief, piety, etc., has traditionally been regarded in society as commendable virtues and worthy of admiration. Governments have given privileged treatment to any religious organisation for no more justifiable reason than the organisation is faith based and therefore worthy of preferential treatment. They forget, to their chagrin, the dogmatic bigotry and ideological intransigence inherent in this piety they so esteem. This naiveté regarding the dangers of organised god belief has…

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Added by Gerald Payne on September 24, 2015 at 8:24am — 8 Comments

Man has never been to the moon, deal with it.

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 I am a lover of all thing Star Wars and deep into astrology, which I believe, gives me a more advanced opinion then most in regards to the credibility of the Apollo moon landings. I have perused the videos, read the books, and spoken with several people who claim to have been living on the moon at the time. My conclusion is that not only did the Apollo astronauts not land on…

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Added by JustinTetro on September 23, 2015 at 2:57pm — 8 Comments

Testing to See if Anyone Can Read This!

Added by Donald R Barbera on September 22, 2015 at 8:08pm — 2 Comments

No Freedom From Religion for this Atheist

To expose yourself to any news medium today is to encounter a veritable tsunami of religious bullshit, enough to confirm my worst visions of humanity and make it all the more difficult to hope for a secular future, free of religion’s enslavement.

The Pope comes to America.  At incalculable cost, we learn, unprecedented security measures are being employed to protect his holy self.  Why not trust God to do it? 

A potpourri of Popery

A guy from Argentina…

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Added by Alan Perlman on September 22, 2015 at 3:30pm — 13 Comments

Friendly Neighborhood Atheist Steam non-theist gaming group

Would you like to have the company of fellow non-theists on Steam?

My Steam group is growing with new members joining daily.

Now we are over 2,200+ members and…

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Added by Steph S. on September 22, 2015 at 11:04am — 1 Comment

Captain Spaulding, Chakras, and Ghost Hunts: A Skeptic's Weekend At A Horror Convention

If you can’t tell by my attached photo gallery, I absolutely love the horror and supernatural genres of entertainment. Alfred Hitchcock, Vincent Price, George Romero, Quentin Tarantino, Boris Karloff, and Peter Cushing? Cannot get enough. I love the macabre art inspired by all things dark and taboo. Little coffins decorated with favorite…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on September 20, 2015 at 7:13am — 7 Comments

The Bible Is Always Right, Even When It's Wrong

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 Over the years I've had many disagreements with non-believers over the credibility of the bible in regards to everything from the reality of Genesis, to weather or not Jesus wore closed or open toed sandals. I am proud to say I have never been wrong in this area, except the one time I thought Jesus mentioned something about not toilet papering your neighbours house, during the sermon…

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Added by JustinTetro on September 19, 2015 at 1:25pm — 5 Comments

Why I'd Go Gay For Jesus

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 First off let me say that I'm not gay, although I did see Magic Mike in the theater four times, but I don't think that makes me gay, just stupid. I don't even find the male figure particular appealing, there's too much hair and not enough boobie for my liking, besides, gay people aren't to keen on me either. I have plenty of gay friends, none of whom find me remotely appealing,…

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Added by JustinTetro on September 17, 2015 at 3:50am — 6 Comments

Neil deGrasse Tyson Doesn't Exist

http://www.thespiritualbeacon.net/ 

 In November of 2012 I attended the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to see Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg perform and was amazed to see a long deceased Tupac Shakur appear on stage along with them. Tupac of course, was not actually present, but a holographic depiction of him was, which was so convincing several drunken woman tried to take it home and several drunker men tried to kick…

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Added by JustinTetro on September 16, 2015 at 2:19pm — 5 Comments

Living with religion all around me

I accept that religion is all around me.  Although I hope that will eventually change I doubt it will be in my life time.  Most of my friends and relatives are to some extent religious people. (My dear liberal (but religious) sister prays for me.)  



I know very few people who are vocally anti-theist.   

I don't need to be an evangelical atheist either.  My wife is a believer - she goes to church - we each accept - or maybe tolerate - the views of the other - mostly by…

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Added by Paul Howard on September 14, 2015 at 7:25am — 14 Comments

Tribute to Dr. Avijit Roy on his birthday

Dr. Avijit Roy is one of the prolific secular and science writer of Bangladesh. He was a US based scientist who went back in Bangladesh for celebrating book fair. Formerly he was a teacher at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. His two new books were published in February 2015 in Bengali language.  Dr. Avijit Roy is the founder of freethinker's blog called "Mukto-Mona" (Free mind). Islamic terrorists were threatening him for long time. On 26th February when he was going back…

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Added by Ronald Murphey on September 12, 2015 at 5:30pm — 14 Comments

Pope Francis and Environmentalism

Later this fall Pope Francis is scheduled to address the U.S. Congress, most likely on the subject of the environmental conservation. That's fine. Not much anybody can say against the idea. As California burns and many islands feel the slow encroachment of the sea along their beaches, and species go extinct every day, unless there's a drastic change in consciousness a global catastrophe is imminent.…

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Added by Rich Goss on September 12, 2015 at 9:46am — 14 Comments

Christ's Rebellion - Book 1: The Wayfaring Son

The Christ’s Rebellion series is here! Book One: The Wayfaring Son hits the Amazon bookstore on 9/14/15, and is available for pre-order by 9/9/15. Only 99¢ if you…

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Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on September 9, 2015 at 5:42am — No Comments

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