October 2011 Blog Posts (169)

A new face

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…

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Added by Carl Ellhar Holmberg on October 19, 2011 at 4:24pm — 1 Comment

Tonight on Ardent Atheist!

Hi Everybunny!



Tonight at 7pm PST, listen to Ardent Atheist!



(http://newdissidentradio.com/now_playing_.html)



Join me for a live chat thread during the show!



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Added by Heather Henderson on October 19, 2011 at 2:29pm — 1 Comment

The speech at school

 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…

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Added by KC Spatz on October 19, 2011 at 11:27am — 4 Comments

Susan Sarandon Calls Pope Benedict a Nazi

Finally, someone with some "worth" in this country is finally speaking up.... read this.

 

http://news.yahoo.com/susan-sarandon-calls-pope-benedict-nazi-report-222618865.html

Added by United Under One on October 19, 2011 at 10:46am — 3 Comments

KNOCK, KNOCK!

-Knock, knock.

• Who's there?

- Jesus

• Jesus who?

- LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE GOING TO HELL!

 

 

Added by Odin Zeus McGaffer on October 19, 2011 at 10:41am — 2 Comments

Epicureanism, Objectivism And The Predisposition Of The Brain

Epicureanism, Objectivism And The Predisposition Of The Brain



It is often assumed, that people either develop or adopt a philosophy and then consciously decide to live in accordance.   


I am convinced, that it is the other way around.   People first feel comfortable with a specific way of life, which is innate in their brain, and then they develop or adopt the philosophy most suitable as a…
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Added by Maruli Marulaki on October 19, 2011 at 3:33am — 10 Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 324: The Christian Response to Twilight: Abstinence-Only, or Wicked Sorcery?





Some You-Tubers, Christians, answer that pressing question: "What do Christians think about 'Twilight?'" The world needs an answer!





Playlist





Christian Twilight 1

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David Rose and his Orchestra * Satan and the Polar Bear

Bud Messner and His Sky Line Boys; Vocal: Bill Franklin * I died all over You

Christian Twilight 2

Robert Corbert *… Continue

Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on October 18, 2011 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Pentecostal infection techniques

This week's Living After Faith podcast (episode 37) Pentecostal Infection Techniques is an excellent and revealing interview with Rich Lyons about the techniques the Pentecostals use to infect people. I loved it. http://livingafterfaith.blogspot.com/

Added by Darrel Ray on October 18, 2011 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Atheists in Foxholes

Atheists in Foxholes



Atheists in foxholes, some say they are myths,

Creations of the mind who just don’t exist.



Yet, they answered the call to defend, with great pride.

With reason their watchword, they bled and they died.



They took Saratoga from the British crown,

Secured America’s freedom at the Battle of Yorktown.



From Sumter to Appomattox, fields flowed with their blood.

When the cannons grew silent, the flag…
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Added by Jonah Coronado on October 18, 2011 at 3:21pm — 6 Comments

What is the Difference Between a Religion and a Cult. Is it Just Tax Status?

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…

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Added by United Under One on October 18, 2011 at 8:27am — 9 Comments

Was Epicurus A Concealed Atheist?

Was Epicurus A Concealed Atheist?

 

This is a continuation of The Gods In Epicurus' World



According to this quote from Epicurus' letter to Menoeceus, Epicurus was not an atheist as we understand it today.
"First believe that God is a living being immortal and blessed, according…
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Added by Maruli Marulaki on October 18, 2011 at 6:12am — No Comments

With God, Anything is Possible!

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…

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Added by Teagraves on October 18, 2011 at 5:40am — 3 Comments

The Therapitst Project

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…

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Added by Darrel Ray on October 17, 2011 at 9:56pm — No Comments

Atheists Getting Bullied?

The latest Penn Point is really great and a little personal for me. I had shared on Google+ and Facebook a story about my son receiving threats from classmates for being an atheist. Penn had some kind words for me then, and he mentions it towards the end of this video. It's not easy for everyone to "come out" as an atheist. Penn talking about it does make it easier. His radio show did that for me. He sells himself a little short here. He is a hero.…



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Added by Joe Swam on October 17, 2011 at 8:24pm — 2 Comments

It's Monday

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…

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Added by Monica S. on October 17, 2011 at 7:32pm — 2 Comments

Beyond the Horizon

First "real" post to my blog. Nothing mind-blowing, but please do check out, and link away.

 

"Beyond the Horizon"

Added by Calliope22 on October 16, 2011 at 11:07pm — No Comments

Mr Mugabe...'you are a very naughty boy!'

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…

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Added by The Doubter on October 16, 2011 at 11:05pm — No Comments

Fall 2011 Series Impressions - UN-GO

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 -…

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Added by Kyu on October 16, 2011 at 2:39pm — 1 Comment

Gullibility And The Choice Of A Belief

A gullible person's belief is another person's claim taken as true without doubt.    In this context, it makes no difference, if the belief is in the existence of an entity or in a contingency.   It also makes not difference, if it contradicts science, has never been scientifically evaluated or just cannot be proven or disproved.  



Gullible people choose their preferred belief depending on the kind of trouble and their personality.   The following…
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Added by Maruli Marulaki on October 16, 2011 at 2:50am — No Comments

The Next Evil Promoted by Religion: Racism

Racism



A good example of how religion distorts and perverts the worldview is the treatment of racism.



The Bible doesn’t say much about racism but, just as with slavery, the belief or doctrine that certain races are inferior to others is rampant and pervasive throughout history. Just look at racism in America before MLK and the civil rights movement. As wrong, unfair, and illogical as it is, the Holy Scriptures have done little to encourage and exhort followers to… Continue

Added by Rich Goss on October 15, 2011 at 3:14pm — 4 Comments

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