This morning I was watching Inside the Actors Studio. Dave Chappell was guest hosting interviewing ... James Lipton. I don't know why I don't watch ITAS more often - I really enjoy the show whenever I watch it. Interesting facts I learned include: Lipton was a 'manager' for a prostitute during his time in Paris as a youth; he was reading at age one and a half; his dad was a hippy; he wanted to be a lawyer and got into acting to pay the bills; he is an atheist.
Oh, and his favorite… Continue
Added by Tak G. on April 20, 2009 at 2:35am —
...is stealing all the left socks out of my clothes dryer. And when I ask Him about it,he pretends He doesn't exist...well played,babydaddy of Jesus. I'll be watching you...
Added by Scorpion Moon on April 20, 2009 at 12:35am —
My interview for the Twooting Podcast has posted
. I would like to thank Bo and Ryan for having me, and Pastor Anthony Coppedge for being co-interviewed with me. Follow Us All On Twitter:
The Show: http://twitter.com/thepodcast
Anthony D. Coppedge:…
Added by The Nexus Group on April 19, 2009 at 10:30pm —
This is some seriously messed up nonsense.
I found this on Postsecret today. It reads:
"A while back my husband renounced his religion Then he lost his job Now we are about to lose our house
and possibly our marriage
I wonder when he will see the connection?"
I can think of at least two reasons why this is bullshit.
First off: He could very well have lost his job due to (non)religious persecution.… Continue
Added by Becky Garcia on April 19, 2009 at 9:42pm —
It’s both exciting and frustrating to be a non-believer in our society, especially in the Bible Belt. However, I feel strongly that it is important to strengthen the separation of church and state, and encourage our politicians to support policies that end religious discrimination toward non-believers.
In spite of the vehement cries of the religious, specifically Evangelical Christian community, I just cannot see how there is an “attack” on Christianity in this country. The majority… Continue
Added by deletedsoul on April 19, 2009 at 6:33pm —
Isn't this fascinating?
Added by Wendy Hesse on April 19, 2009 at 6:25pm —
Just a test. How do these work? Do I have time for this? Does anyone really care?
Added by Wendy Hesse on April 19, 2009 at 12:20pm —
My friend is in the military and on deployment. They had a mandatory potluck to attend (this is the army - you are not volunteered, you are "voluntold" to do things) and after arriving, she started eating because she was hungry. This encouraged the other hungry soldiers to begin. Someone of higher rank then asked her incredulously, why she was eating. She said, "I'm hungry." He then said that they hadn't said grace and asked HER to lead the prayer. She said, "No." Now if you know the military,… Continue
Added by Beth01 on April 19, 2009 at 10:35am —
"The government of the United States is in no sense founded on the Christian Religion." ~ George Washington /
"I do not find in Christianity one redeeming feature." ~ Thomas Jefferson /
"The Bible is not my book, nor Christianity my religion." ~ Abraham Lincoln
/ "A just government has no need for the clergy or the church." ~ James Madison
/ "I believe in an America where religious intolerance will someday end... where every man has the same right to… Continue
Added by michelliberty on April 19, 2009 at 7:48am —
Richard Dawkins is a well known atheist who has written many books, namely The God Delusion
. So when he came to Atlanta this past Easter Sunday for a speech and book signing I knew I had to be there. It was the annual American Atheist National Convention that Richard Dawkins blessed us with his presence. His speech was exceptional.
Quote mining became a new topic of discussion this time around. A new term, the quote mining index, indicate how often a quote will be mined out of… Continue
Added by Frank Zappa on April 18, 2009 at 6:00pm —
We have two and maybe three groups forming for recovering from religion. We would like to spread the word and get at least a dozen groups going over the next month or so. If you are interested in facilitating a group in your area, take a look at the website, guidelines and other resources and let me know. I will help you get started. www.recoveringreligionists.com
Added by Darrel Ray on April 18, 2009 at 4:48pm —
In the atheist worldview we are products of time, chance, and blind forces - there is no objective meaning and value to our human existence. Yet our deepest longing is for our lives to count for something. We intuitively know that humans have rights and dignity.
Does life really have no point other than what you pretend for your…
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on April 18, 2009 at 10:10am —
Rationalism- the practice and promotion of reason above all else;
rejection of religion on the grounds that it is illogical.
All over the world, people are seen chanting prayers, whispering pleas, joining their hands and staring up at the sky. They are against the realization of the futility of this act, of the actual waste of time. In all, an average god-fearing man probably wastes half his life just murmuring prayers. To turn to an illusion and live your life deluded is no… Continue
Added by Ananya Ray on April 18, 2009 at 9:32am —
Those who know me are aware I'm the creative type. I am a musician and composer but more over, a skeptic! I am a skeptic on paranormal and/or supernatural claims
as I do not believe in psychics, ghosts, superstitions, medical quackery, the occult, witchcraft, voodoo, bigfoot, ufos'
or any other such fraudulent bullshit! I am not buying snake oil
from any snake oil salesman in the near or distant future.
I am also an atheist! I don't believe in gods of any kind… Continue
Added by Frank Stratton on April 18, 2009 at 7:48am —
It has been said that “clarity is the enemy of wonder.”I disagree. In fact, I think just the opposite. Looking through the view finder of a camera causes you to scrutinize
the world around you in very small pieces. Do that long
enough and you begin to get a sense of how these pieces
fit together. There is a profound elegance to the simple logic
behind it all when seen through eyes unclouded by superstition and irrational “faith”.
Elaborate religious dogma and deep… Continue
Added by Stephen Van Tuyl on April 18, 2009 at 12:28am —
If you think about it, you do know the people in your life who really like you. People who hate you will actually be nicer to you! For example, if you work with someone who really doesn't like you, and they don't want you to know it, they'll pour the bullshit on a little more. It's like "Hey! Did you get a hair cut? ... You look good! ... You look sharp!".
They will always over compensate!
If you think about the people you secretly hate, but they don't know you hate… Continue
Added by Frank Stratton on April 17, 2009 at 4:30pm —
One of the things that Dawkins spoke about at the convention (for those who weren't able to go) was the interview he had with Ben Stein and how he took what he said to falsely prove his point and hold it against him. A very small part of the interview appeared on Glenn Beck. Whether or not Glenn Beck knew about the true contents of the interview, Glenn Beck was still critical of atheists on his show and pretty much made fun of Dawkins.
My dad is a very avid listener of Glenn Beck and… Continue
Added by Gnome Magic on April 17, 2009 at 3:00pm —
As posted on the Richard Dawkins forums
When I joined this "clear-thinking oasis" late last year, I was shocked to see such strong negative reactions to those of us advocating a libertarian position. The first couple incarnations of "How Bad is Socialism Anyway?" are rife with personal attacks triggered by nothing more than a statement of a political belief.
The more I involved myself in the… Continue
Added by Matthew Orlando on April 17, 2009 at 11:49am —
If you attended 2009 American Atheist Convention, you were obviously moved by the incredible speech of Nate Phelps. If you are not familiar with Nate, he is the estranged son of the Pastor of Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps (Godhatesfags.com).
I am honored to annouce that Nate has chosen… Continue
Added by The Nexus Group on April 17, 2009 at 8:30am —
Is President Barack Obama America's first Jewish President?
Is President Barack Obama America's first Pharaoh?
Will Barack Obama become the second coming of Osiris, the Egyptian Sun-God?
Could Barack Obama, as President of the United States become the reincarnated Osiris?
Added by Carrol Ray Pugh on April 17, 2009 at 3:27am —