if I could stop breathing
for just a minute
I might remember who I used to be
that vitriol that used to run through me as quickly as mercury
and if I close my eyes tight enough
and try to look backwards
I might start compensating for the nights it was too loud inside of my head to sleep
those nights I’d lie on my back
watching the ceiling start to buckle
breaking into tiny fractals of light too intricate to look… Continue
Added by Judas on April 8, 2009 at 8:45pm —
Why grasp at straws
or dream that thought is an option
and death is simply a return home?
Or ask for proof of absence
a division by zero
and cling to it like the sunrise to the horizon?
Why wear masks made of morphine and metaphor
-both false poison and its’ sugar pill cure?
If truth is, then it is this:
we were born to be a brief series of inhales and exhales
we should be taught to be transient, intrinsically
to outrun… Continue
Added by Judas on April 8, 2009 at 8:44pm —
I have listened to Rich Orman's Dogma Free America for a couple of years and love his international flavor to understanding the impact of religion on the world. This week he had me on his podcast to talk about The God Virus. You can listen to it on iTunes or download it from his website: http://dogmafreeamerica.com/index.php?post_id=452268
Rich has a great interview style and certainly did his homework before the podcast. Take a listen and let me know what you think.
Added by Darrel Ray on April 8, 2009 at 8:42pm —
Christopher Hitchens was on earlier, but the debate continues. Hardball will be on again at 11.
Added by Atheist Insurgency on April 8, 2009 at 6:53pm —
Me and my boyfriend have been dating a few years now, both atheists. Now all the sudden he thinks there is a god and he needs to go to church and read the bible. We fight about it alot and there is no happy medium right now... just fighting. He wants me to believe but i NEVER will. Just wondering people opinions on this and think if a atheist christian marriage could work. Like subject of children comes up? what to do on that...
Added by Allison Schreier on April 8, 2009 at 5:54pm —
This gave me a good thirty minute laugh
Conan O'Brien and Walker Texas… Continue
Added by Jennifer W on April 8, 2009 at 4:58pm —
Added by kimba on April 8, 2009 at 4:30pm —
What a bizarre question. I think we call 'em 'pubs' 'round these parts.
Added by Dave P on April 8, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Justice? Sounds like it to me. Taking even two seconds to pray before crashing is too long when trying to save peoples' lives. He may think his life was spared by his imaginary god, but what a cruel joke his god played on him by sending him to jail for 10 years.
PALERMO (Reuters) - A Tunisian pilot who paused to pray instead of taking emergency measures before crash-landing his plane, killing 16 people, has been sentenced to 10 years in jail by an Italian… Continue
Added by vivian on April 8, 2009 at 1:22pm —
I'm thinkin' bout changin' up my page. Suggestions?
Added by Parallax on April 8, 2009 at 6:01am —
From Overheard at the Beach
Enraptured girl, watching sunset with boyfriend: I just love it when the sun sinks into the sea like this! But I have a question...
Boy: Huh? What?
Girl, turning serious: Why doesn't the sea boil?
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on April 8, 2009 at 4:47am —
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 —