on may 15th, 2000; gwyneth paltrow created me. from me, the universe
My name is ellenjanuary. In terms of being an artist: fifteen minutes, ballpoint, napkin = ellenjanuary only exists if an act of creation was witnessed - presupposing, of course, you were originally interested. That's a name. Other things operating under false pretenses are entitlements. The piece of plastic in my wallet is a licensing of legal entitlement - not entirely constitutional in its legality - just so much…Continue
Added by John Cantor on October 20, 2011 at 2:05am — No Comments
Dichotomous thinking is categorizing observations in one of two diametrically opposed groups. Everything is white or black, good or evil, virtue or sin, heaven or hell, spirit or body, day or night, liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican, in light or darkness. G.B. Shaw said there are two kinds of people in the world, those who lend money and those who borrow money. This kind of reasoning is intrinsic to an authoritarian personality (not that Shaw was) and makes thinking easy,…Continue
I'm a new member of this site, in fact I joined today. However I have been an atheist for as long as I have known what the word meant, and I have been engaged in discussions both on and off the internet concerning the role of religion in society since around age 13, although both skills in both science and debate have matured significantly since then. This blog can be seen as a kind of introduction for my part.
At the time of writing, I live in Sweden where I have been born…Continue
I gave a concept speech at school a couple of weeks ago. In my speech I stated a few of the fallacies and hypocracies in the KJ bible; furthermore, I showed the all verses to my classmates straight out of the book. My teacher loved the speech and so did a few students, except for the "rebirthed ones" they openly stated to me and the class how offensive my speech was. After class one of the born agains said to me "I hope you don't get into a car accident."It's funny how quickly christians…Continue
Finally, someone with some "worth" in this country is finally speaking up.... read this.
• Who's there?
• Jesus who?
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on October 18, 2011 at 9:26pm — No Comments
Added by Darrel Ray on October 18, 2011 at 7:07pm — No Comments
The republican debate has now entered its truly American state of name calling and labeling. Perry’s supporters are calling Romney’s faith a cult. It’s difficult to know Perry’s faith, as it may be a cult with a tax ID number. All in all, we see the labels and names that we all hate being associated with this Republican primary; another vicious form of labeling and hate marketing. It was shocking to find out that at least 2 states in this country of registered voters are in the 60…Continue
Was Epicurus A Concealed Atheist?
This is a continuation of The Gods In Epicurus' World
"First believe that God is a living being immortal and blessed, according…
Added by Maruli Marulaki on October 18, 2011 at 6:12am — No Comments
I just remembered a funny little story from when I was in fourth grade. I sat across from a boy named Trent. I don't remember exactly what we were talking about, but at some point, Trent said, "With God, you can do anything!"
I asked, "Anything?"
"Anything!" he replied.
I thought for a moment...then asked, "Even swallow a horse whole?!"
And Trent said, "Yup, you CAN swallow a horse whole, as long as God helps…Continue
Friends of RR:
Since starting RR, I have seen a huge need for people to get psychological and emotional help recovering from their religious trauma. I frequently get requests from people for a secular therapist in their area. Unfortunately, such a listing does not exist and I have no way of finding a truely secular therapist in a given location. Many people complain that the psychologist the went to was Christian or into Woo Woo New Age stuff and gave them spiritual advice. It is…Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on October 17, 2011 at 9:56pm — No Comments
So, it has been four months(?) since I've last had to accompany my mother to church. I have responded to my new freedom my sleeping in, writing, or jewelry making. Let's see what is going on with me:
-I'm finally learning how to drive. Maybe my mom would put herself in the car with me THIS TIME.
-I'm moving out of the house next year! YES!
-I'm Graduating!(yes!) Next Year!(boo!)
-I'm starting up my blogs again(oh…Continue
First "real" post to my blog. Nothing mind-blowing, but please do check out, and link away.
Added by Calliope22 on October 16, 2011 at 11:07pm — No Comments
Well now……The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr.Rowan WIlliams has met President Mugabe of Zimbabwe recently, just writing this I cannot stop laughing at the obvious contradictions of these two having a convivial meeting…………sorry, I know I shouldn’t, the people of Zimbabwe are the real losers in that country. However I cannot get the following vision out of my head, Mr. Williams clad in all his fine priestly wears towering over Mr. Mugabe, wagging…
Added by The Doubter on October 16, 2011 at 11:05pm — No Comments
Un-Go is one of the series I've picked up for Fall 2011. The first episode is out and it's time for a little feedback.
Un-Go is in the detective anime classification right now (see: Dantalian no Shoka, Gosick, etc.) and in the first episode we find ourselves in a murder mystery at an elaborate period ball. Rumors abound that the victim, Kaoru Kanou, was about to be arrested. Who wanted him silenced?
The challenge to solve the mystery falls to two competing parties -…