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A Private Little Rant

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 — 4 Comments

Pray in one hand......

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 — 1 Comment

Atheist Nation

Don't mean to take attention away from NoGodTube, but "Simpsons did it!" (kinda)

www.atheistnation.net

Added by no0n3 on April 7, 2009 at 6:53pm — 2 Comments

Movie Review: Ressources humaines (Human Resources)



Human Resources



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 — No Comments

Vermont legislature overrides veto to legalize gay marriage

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 — 1 Comment

I was god bothered on Sunday morning

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 — 3 Comments

Email: So, what if you're wrong about Hell, Alleee? (long response; get ready)

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?

>

> Helen





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 — 24 Comments

Apathetic Atheists

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 — 6 Comments

Teaching: The Trenches of the Culture War

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 — 2 Comments

I don't have enough faith to be an atheist

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 — 3 Comments

Meet the Pastor

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 — 4 Comments

Help!

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 — 2 Comments

I am all ready to go

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 — 1 Comment

This is just horrible

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…

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Added by Eduardo on April 6, 2009 at 1:14pm — 4 Comments

My family.

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.



As…
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Added by Matt Petree on April 6, 2009 at 11:56am — 3 Comments

Stream of Consciousness

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 — 1 Comment

Sam Harris Talk

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 — 1 Comment

For those who fancy a bit of a giggle...

Hi there,

This is Richard Coughlan, how are you?

Myslef and my heterosexual life partner Jon Burgess have started up our very own YouTube channel;

http://www.youtube.com/user/BigDickandLittleJon

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 — No Comments

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