Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle Daniel L. Everett Pantheon
The Pirahã are the "Show me!" tribe of the Brazilian Amazon. They don't bother with fiction or tall tales or even oral history. They have little art. They don't have a creation myth and don't want one. If they can't see it, hear it,…
I just had an experience that I have a strong need to share with whomever feels like reading it. I manage a small business in a very small town. During the average day I deal with all sorts of people. Just a while ago, an older gentleman came in and obviously needed someone to talk to. He stood in my store and had a very normal conversation about his time in the Marine Corp and how different things are with the military today.
The conversation was going on just as any average… Continue
[The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book Exodus from Zion. Once the manuscript is completed, I'll be making an announcement if anyone would like to purchase a copy of the published book.]
Each birth was different, but births were always the same. A phone call. A scramble to pack up Bible, oils, and grandkids. My older brother and sister were attending public school the year the baby ministry was at its zenith. So I would go with Giggy, with my coloring book… Continue
I think its good they did that there should be a separation of church and state and Obama clearly represents State and if there is a symbol there it will appear that he represents that and as a country where we can worship whomever throwing Jesus in everyones face is offensive
Ralph Dumain has concluded that Sam Harris is an ignoramus. Be this a conclusion based on his own personal judgment, more power to him. But one wonders.
All of the "Four Horsemen" are steadily establishing themselves as independent thinkers, i.e., their ties to any ideology are tenuous at best. This is especially evident in Harris's lambasting of the left-wing ideology for its venomous lynching of anyone (in this case, Dutch politician Geert Wilders) who criticizes… Continue
I commented on another blog about this "Children Hysteria" that is effecting society today. One thing that kills me is the lesson we are teaching is that one child spoils for all! We don't need to make another school rule or law every time an unfortunate thing happens. I even heard they banned SuperSoakers in NY because a child got shot by a man because he was on his property playing with a SuperSoaker.
My Logic Points
1. Most children aren't stupid. Yeah, we get the child… Continue
So I've been browsing a lot of secular sites and reading people's comments and thoughts and have come to the conclusion that atheism is building a religion. Dogma, predispositions, and close-mindedness have crept in and sullied the name.
I'm reading now that if you don't believe this or that then you're not an atheist. ATHEISM ISN'T A TITLE, ITS A DESCRIPTION. It describes one who does NOT believe in a god or higher power... That's it.
"There are would-be murderers, all around the world who want to kill you and me, and themselves, because they are motivated by what they think is the highest ideal..." - Richard Dawkins..
Oxford Professor Richard Dawkins examines how religious faith is gaining ground in the face of rational, scientific truth. The program takes you to some of the world's religious hot-spots, both in America and the Middle East. Dawkins meets with religious leaders and their followers, as well… Continue
So I was quite thrilled to hear about this place on Twitter. I am excited to read and hear other people's thoughts and opinions. I have already been enjoying the videos I have been watching on nogodtube.com.
Carl Sagan's book, "The Demon Haunted World," is as close to an "atheist bible" as you can get. Well, it is to me, anyway. Here I include the chapter called "On the Distinction Between True and False Visions," which deals with Marian apparitions.
Carl Sagan * True and False Visions 1
Enoch Light * Don't Sleep in the Subway
Inger Nilsson * Keep On… Continue
I started writing a lens on Squidoo to promote some of my atheist relevant web content but then I branched out from there to other topics.
If you want to help a starving atheist afford her meds next month, visit some of my Squidoo lenses. My rankings increase according to the number of views I get combined with the star ratings others give my pages. All of this adds up to about $12 per month for lenses that stay in the top two thousand on Squidoo.
The last story on the show was called "Hands Off". Here is the Summary:
"In 2002, REAL SPORTS took an in-depth look at the fevered debate over the nationwide movement to ban dodge ball in schools. Critics of the game argued that it teaches an excessively violent message to kids, while opponents of the movement feared that banning dodge ball is the first step down a slippery slope to an over-sensitized world where kids aren't allowed to be kids. Now, seven… Continue
In the next few days I will be sending out a press release for a new group I wish to develop. It has occurred to me that there are many people out there who would not call themselves Atheists or even Agnostics, yet they have a real sense of how religion has infected them and hurt them in many ways. The name of the group will be Recovering Religionists, and will have principles similar to the old AA twelve steps without any god references. My vision is to create meetups that will be directed by… Continue
There are plenty of people in the world, whether they be Christian or not, who, while describing the various attributes of their god, describe their god as being "perfect". They say things such as this, from Omegafaith:
God is perfect in grace, in wisdom, in knowledge, in beauty, in holiness, in love, in power, in righteousness, in justice, in all that He is and all that He does. There is no thought or word or deed of God that is less than the ultimate it could be.
It is not… Continue
I don't know whether I should be proud or ashamed. Isabel, my 3 year old, is learning the names of her fingers and is displaying them proudly here for daddy. She calls her index finger her 'windex' finger.LOL At least she's not in public showing us the different fingers and their names like my 4 year old did!…