October 2010 Blog Posts (119)

El ritual del bautismo en las aguas no es original del cristianismo

Es increíble la cantidad de personas que siguen alguna religión y nunca se han preguntado el origen de sus creencias o prácticas religiosas. Cuando estaba en el cristianismo, era muy rara la vez que cuestionara las creencias, costumbres o rituales que la iglesia enseñaba como mandato de su dios a los feligreses. Si en alguna clase bíblica alguien preguntaba por qué se creía en ciertos dogmas, la respuesta siempre era la misma, “porque así lo dice la biblia”.



En una ocasión, una amiga… Continue

Added by Maria Rodriguez on October 17, 2010 at 7:36am — No Comments

They grow up so fast.

Well my eldest daughter is at the homecoming dance tonight. She looks so beautiful in her formal gown. It's amazing how fast they grow up. It seems like just yesterday that she was a little girl curled up on the sofa watching cartoons and now she's a young lady in a formal gown at her high school's homecoming dance. She's growing up so fast and I can't stop time. But her mother and I reassure her daily that we love her unconditionally and we are always here for her. We are not wealthy, and we… Continue

Added by Just Human on October 16, 2010 at 11:16pm — No Comments

Religion and Sex

Podcast just came out on InnerSide Radio out of Houston with Scooter. Talking about sexual control in religion and the purpose it serves. I'll be
talking about the same thing this evening.

http://acksisofevil.org/audio/inner288.mp3

Added by Darrel Ray on October 16, 2010 at 4:09pm — No Comments

She Made Me Do It!

She Made Me Do It:

Stories of Dominant Women and Their Playthings…

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Added by Everett Marx on October 16, 2010 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Charles Chilton Moore: The father of American atheism

In celebration of Freedom of Speech Week (observed October 18-24), I would like to illuminate the life of one of America's first prominent, outspoken atheists, Charles Chilton Moore, a man who was jailed for blasphemy because the sensitive Bible Belt dwellers of his time just couldn't stomach a little competition.



When one considers prominent United States atheists, depending on the social circles with which one regularly associates, the list is likely to be…

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Added by God is Pretend on October 16, 2010 at 1:35am — No Comments

Origen del ritual de la santa cena/comunión

Cuando era católica e iba a misa participaba de la santa comunión (eucaristía), sacramento que mediante la "transustanciación" la hostia y el vino se convierten en el cuerpo y la sangre de Jesús. Cuando me convertí a la religión…

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Added by Maria Rodriguez on October 15, 2010 at 5:22pm — 5 Comments

T-Shirt Designs at Cafe Press!

I have some atheist-leaning designs at Cafe Press.

Added by The Big Blue Frog on October 15, 2010 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Obscene Billboards: Think About The Children!

I subscribe to the American Family Association’s “Action Alerts.” Why? I ask myself that question every time I one hits my email inbox stinking of fallacious arguments and oozing with Fundamentalist idiocy.

In the spirit of “know thine enemy” I open these epistles of evangelicalism and bask in their unapologetic polemics.

I got this one today, and I have to make this disclaimer before I go any farther. I work in advertising. I do lots of freelance design for a local adult…

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Added by The Big Blue Frog on October 15, 2010 at 1:12pm — 2 Comments

Just A Few Questions...

I’m not sure that the bible, or any religious book for that matter, should be rewritten; however, I do have some questions for those who interpret it to be “THE WORD.” You can’t rewrite Huck Finn because of the…

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Added by Brian J Geisler on October 15, 2010 at 12:17pm — 8 Comments

I say this to you IN LOVE!! :)



Just some background information: while I was not in the bible belt technically, I might as well have been, given the details of my home life. Outside influences didn't matter anyway since I was only really allowed to associate with people from my church. Time spent with kids of the neighborhood or from school was strictly controlled (and…

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Added by Sarah Bova on October 15, 2010 at 11:14am — 7 Comments

IDK.

Yes that's right IDK. I don't know. It seems like every time I sit down to write a blog post my mind goes blank. I can think of hundreds of worthy things to write about during the day, but at night when I sit down at the computer I draw a blank. I wonder.........does this happen to anyone else? Usually I just give up without posting anything, but tonight I decided to bitch about having no idea what to bitch about. As usual I asked myself "what should I blog about?". And the answer is...........… Continue

Added by Just Human on October 14, 2010 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

On the recent rash of publicized suicieds of gay teens

This has been going the rounds of the atheist blogs lately:





Wow. some powerful and raw stuff. I teared up too, because Councilman Joel Burns was speaking so authentically and so obviously from the heart. I had heard of a couple of cases, but he shined the light on some I did not recall reading about, a couple of the younger kids, and hey were just as tragic as well. I have to wonder how often this happens and doesn't get any media attention - you know we're… Continue

Added by Bronwyn Caveney on October 14, 2010 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Atheist Fathers in Religious World

I would like to know if you feel a greater sense urgency having children in an environment of those who don't except atheism? Did you decide after having children or before having children to live in a place like a city that may prove less provocation from the religious speakers? Maybe you decided to move to a more open minded state. What is your hopes, fears and challenges?

Added by Earther on October 14, 2010 at 7:46pm — 2 Comments

Prejudice Atheist

The word prejudice keeps popping up in my mind. At first the word itself has very negative connotation associated with treating people unfairly. How does it apply to atheist being prejudice to its nonbelief over believers? Is it appropriate to call ourselves prejudice in our views? Here is a definition for prejudice :

any…
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Added by Earther on October 14, 2010 at 4:47pm — 1 Comment

Coming out to my dad ...

My only communication with him is by e-mail now, and ever since leaving home on bad terms at 18. It should be noted that my dad, unlike my mom, has been loving in spite of everything, so we have managed to keep our relationship mostly in tact. (any names mentioned have been changed in this account.)…



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Added by Sarah Bova on October 14, 2010 at 2:30pm — 21 Comments

Mike Huckabee - Mythos vs. Logos

During the 2008 presidential campaign it became quite evident that Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was more of a Christian Nationalist than a critically thinking politician. His claim that Christians must win America for Christ was obviously…

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Added by Brian J Geisler on October 14, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Dublin, Ireland

Skeprechauns just put up my Dublin talk on The God Virus. Kind of interesting to listen to with the Kansas connection. I was there to talk at Science City at the invitation of the Skeptics in the Pub. http://skepticireland.com/skeprechauns-special-dr-darrel-ray-talks-to-irish-skeptics

Added by Darrel Ray on October 14, 2010 at 1:54pm — No Comments

John Birch Society

Am I imagining things or does the Tea Party look a hell of a lot like
the John Birch Society of the 1960's? I listen to their conspiracy and
anti government lines and wonder if they read an old John Birch pamphlet
for their platform? They even site some of the same false history that
has been debunked for decades? Do these folks even read history? If
they did, they would see how much they are repeating it.

Added by Darrel Ray on October 14, 2010 at 12:50pm — No Comments

MP3 Interview with author and activist? jeffsharlet.com

http://www.americanfreethought.com/wordpress/podpress_trac/web/2376/0/afpodcast105.mp3



We interview Jeff Sharlet, author of C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy, a follow-up to The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power. The Family, you may recall, is a secretive and radical Christian group that counts Senators and Congressmen among its… Continue

Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on October 14, 2010 at 11:17am — No Comments

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