A little girl named Sandra Cantu disappeared about a week ago from her home, not 50 miles from where I live. Yesterday they found her body, stuffed in a suitcase and dumped in an irrigation pond.
I knew that if they hadn't found her within 48 hours, she would most likely not be found alive.
Every day the newscasts out here started out with clips of the people gathered around her home, praying for her safe return and begging the kidnapper to bring her home. Her fliers were… Continue
Added by HotMess on April 8, 2009 at 1:09am —
Last night I was surfing the TV. I came across Preacher Rick Warren talking about dealing with being unemployed. Yup, it was chock full of religion. Funny how he never ever mentioned that in this day and age it is a part of life. And since it is a part of today’s life, one must learn how to deal with it.
Praying after you've lost your job may make you feel better, but it won't help you find a job. Trust me on this, I've been there and known people who've been there.
A few years ago… Continue
Added by Rick on April 8, 2009 at 12:30am —
Don't mean to take attention away from NoGodTube, but "Simpsons did it!" (kinda)
Added by no0n3 on April 7, 2009 at 6:53pm —
Franck has been studying for the French equivalent of an MBA, so is sent to his home town for an internship in the assembly plant where his father has worked for 30 years.
We can see it coming: the dynamic between boss and worker.
But this gets much deeper. Here we might see our own lives, whether we work in retail, or management, or anything most… Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on April 7, 2009 at 5:00pm —
Vermont Legislature Makes Same-Sex Marriage Legal
MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Vermont Legislature on Tuesday overrode Gov. Jim Douglas’s veto of a bill allowing gay couples to marry, mustering one more vote than needed to preserve the measure.
The step makes Vermont the first state to allow same-sex marriage through legislative action instead of a court ruling. The law goes into effect… Continue
Added by cj the cynic on April 7, 2009 at 2:55pm —
I gave as good as I got. I don't think they were expecting someone who knows a little of the Bible and, more importantly, its cultural context (albeit very little. Not much more than I've learned reading Dawkins, Hitchens and watching various rants on the internet!)
I hadn't been god bothered for years and was getting itchy to try out my new found knowledge.
Off they went, twittering in to the mid day sun, Watchtowers flapping impotently in the breeze.
Added by Dave P on April 7, 2009 at 2:30pm —
On Apr 7, 2009 7:27am, helen/zhebee wrote:
> Hello again
> I hope for your sake that you are right about hell
> but what if you are not right ......then what?
If I am "not right" about hell?
Well, there are literally billions of possibilities that are very different or slightly different than my idea that there is no place where God designated for people who Don't Love Him to be… Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on April 7, 2009 at 10:40am —
I have two atheist friends who are annoyed at my anger and my need to keep up on things regarding religion and atheism. I orginally thought that it was because both of them are pretty much self-employed recluses, and thus they aren't subjected to a whole lot of Christianity. They don't have to watch co-workers say prayers before meetings. They can put Darwin fish on their cars without fear of reprisal. In fact, they have told me, barely hiding their irritation, that I really shouldn't be so… Continue
Added by Celtix1234 on April 7, 2009 at 9:25am —
So today my life took a very interesting turn.
I just graduated college in December and had a few months of misadventure in New York City.
I have been back in the Dallas area since the end of February. I made two career moves, I got a night job at 7-11 and applied for a teaching certification program.
The program I applied to accepted me.
If all goes according to plan I will be teaching this fall, after some harrowing unpaid training this… Continue
Added by Mindcore on April 7, 2009 at 8:11am —
GRRRR I hate it when people say, "I don't have enough faith to be an atheist". How many times do I have to explain that it's theism that requires faith. Atheist requires education, rationality, logic, reason, THINKING. Faith isn't your issue. You have too much faith to be an atheist. Simply put; you're not educated enough to be atheist. Made clear by your comment, "I don't have enough faith to be an atheist".
Added by TravCav on April 7, 2009 at 6:15am —
Added by mrmister on April 7, 2009 at 12:48am —
The Frisco Atheists will be sharing their meeting with a local pastor.
This post is actually for Frisco Atheists but I thought that other groups might enjoy trying the same thing.
A local pastor has tentatively agreed to meet with us on Thursday, April 16, 2009. All of the Frisco Atheists are urged to come out and:
1) have fun
2) be seen
3) do something constructive for atheists everywhere.
This is a great opportunity for us to influence the way that atheists… Continue
Added by Mark Johnston on April 6, 2009 at 6:27pm —
I'm taking a creative writing class this quarter. Our first assignment is to create a character adn a setting that we will use in the rest of our assignments. Both have to be contemporary, and we're forbidden from creating sci-fi/fantasy style characters/settings. :(
I'm less disappointed by this than I thought I would be, but I'm not quite sure what exactly I want to go with. I think I have it boiled down to a few different alternatives: a teen-aged non-believer living with… Continue
Added by Creature on April 6, 2009 at 6:27pm —
I finished stocking up and am waiting for sunrise tomorrow to take off. I took Dawkins for one last run on the beach and an hour of disc golf. I've updated my charts and am googling for places to visit on the way. I want to find a nudist beach or two and some places on the way to let Dawkins off to unwind.
I have a few close friends coming over for dinner and goodbyes. I have no desire to ever come back to the states nor a reason too. I am grateful that I could see all the wonderful… Continue
Added by James Cameron on April 6, 2009 at 5:00pm —
I've just read a story in a one of the most important newspapers here in Juárez, about how some kids, all under the age of 12, will be "reenacting" the stations of the cross
I think it is awful, stupid and cruel enough that adults represent this physically abusive story, but to have children doing it! that's brutal.
And then I found these videos on youtube… Continue
Added by Eduardo on April 6, 2009 at 1:14pm —
I received this email about an hour ago.
PLEASE, call the White House and President Obama and tell him that the Christian people want protection for the Freedom of Conscience Act. If this Act is rescinded no health care worker, hospital, doctors office, doctor, nurse, pharmacy, pharmacist, or health care facility will legally be able to deny access to abortion procedures or assistance, regardless of their belief, without suffering legal proceedings against them.
Added by Matt Petree on April 6, 2009 at 11:56am —
Stream of Consciousness
I have always juggled with the idea of writing about my personal life.
In general I am opposed on the grounds that I should reveal to much about my own personal drama and look weak.
Believe me, I have done it before.
But I also don't want to be impersonal.
I am a naturalist, I live my life, every moment observant of the collisions of causality that bind our existence.
I am hanging out with my… Continue
Added by Mindcore on April 6, 2009 at 11:46am —
Sam Harris is my favorite writer. Here he is making his main argument. I promote his ideas on my podcast.
Added by Mindcore on April 6, 2009 at 6:40am —
This is Richard Coughlan, how are you?
Myslef and my heterosexual life partner Jon Burgess have started up our very own YouTube channel;
This will feature comedy sketches, songs and any other videos made by myself and Jon.
Please check it out and feel free to subscribe. The channel currently has 3 videos on it which appear on my personal youtube channel.
All the best RC666
Added by coughlan666 on April 6, 2009 at 6:29am —
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on April 6, 2009 at 4:35am —